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Cantar Mini

Aaton Cantar Mini Multitrack Digital Audio Recorder.

CANTAR MINI

estimated delivery 5 - 6 Weeks

Aaton Cantar Mini Standard Package

The all new Cantar Mini Has All The Quality Of The Cantar X3 In A Smaller Package.

 

 10 Analogue and Digital Inputs

  • 4 ultra low noise analogue mic pre-amps with very high quality Lundahl transformers and 48V phantom powering.
  • 2 analogue balanced line input
  • 2 AES42 mode 2 pairs
  • All analogue and digital inputs have limiters, high pass filters, parametric EQ variable gain and digital delay

 

12 Analogue and Digital Outputs

  • 8 analogue balanced line level outputs
  • 4 AES digital outputs
  • All line outputs have digital delay
  • 4 Recording Media
  • Record and playback to and from internal mSATA 256 GB SSD drive
  • Simultaneous recording to internal SSD, two SD cards and USB external drive

 

Metering and Controls

  • Large custom swiveling display panel under protective gorilla glass: ultra bright for working in bright sunlight, fully and automatically adjustable for other light conditions
  • The display shows all the information needed during recording with media, batteries, timecode and metadata to the left and ultra clear full scale metering to the right
  • The meters expand to the number to tracks selected. There is a choice of meter scaling and the mix can be displayed on the left of the right
  • Large rotary control selector for easy operations in any situation – with or without gloves
  • Ten channel on board linear mixer. Fully assignable à la Cantarem with ultra smooth 80mm magnetic linear faders
  • Direct access to monitoring presets with push button selectors with other set-up functions through the main selector and dedicated buttons

 

Power Options

  • Two identical on board quick release lithium smart batteries ensure seamless switchover during recording and when hot swapping.
  • More than 6 hours recording time from two internal batteries
  • Batteries are ‘intelligent’ with full monitoring of remaining capacity and run time on the display
  • XLR4 DC 13-17v input for external power when working on the cart or for an additional portable battery with selectable changeover voltage
  • DC output to power accessories

 

General Specifications

  • Ultra rigid housing machined from a solid billet of avionic aluminum – similar to the unibody MacBook Pro.
  • Water and dust resistant
  • Open mechanical structure with independent analogue, digital and display modules for easy maintenance and anti-obsolescence, making future upgrades possible.
  • Dimensions: 259 X 234 X 90 mm – (10.2 x 9.2 x 3.5”)
  • Weight: 2.3 Kg – (2.8 Kg with two internal batteries)

 

Connectivity

  • 6 Balanced Analogue TA3 for mic/line inputs
  • DB15 AES42 mode 2 inputs and AES3 outputs
  • DB25 for balanced analog line outs
  • 1 RJ45 for ethernet connection
  • 2 USB for keyboard and other external devices
  • 1 6mm headphone jack
  • 1 3.5mm headset / external slate mic input
  • 1 XLR4 DC Input
  • 1 Hirose 4 pin DC out for accessories
  • 1 Lemo 5 for timecode in/out
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity for app based communication

 

Features

  • Capable of recording 16 tracks at 24bit, 192kHz, with channel delays and eq
  • Any input can be routed to any of the tracks
  • All tracks and inputs can be routed to 8 analog auxiliary outputs and /or digital outputs
  • Linear faders are assignable to any input, track or output
  • The inputs are routed to iso tracks and to either 1 or 2 mix tracks.
  • Inputs can be routed directly to outputs without recording them for comms etc.
  • The mix can be assigned to any of the tracks
  • Simultaneous recording to multiple media, or backup copying of recorded tracks post-record
  • Interface menu accessible through buttons, jog wheel and external keyboard
  • High Quality headphone amp with access to headphone presets with pre and post fade monitoring of playback
  • All input, output, monitoring and routing setups are available through comprehensive and intuitive menus and can be saved to use at a later date or on another X3 Mini
  • 16 or 24-bit Broadcast Wave File recording at sample rates from 44.1kHz~192kHz with support for pullup/down recording rates
  • Sample rate converters on Digital Inputs
  • Variable Delay on all analogue and digital inputs and all analogue and digital outputs
  • 30 Second Pre-Record Buffer
  • Generous 48V Phantom supply guarantees 8mA to each of the 4 Mic inputs
  • High-Pass filters are applied before preamp and EQ stage
  • All inputs analogue and digital have parametric eq adjustment
  • Native Monophonic BWF recording with optional Polyphonic real-time mirroring to removable media
  • Self-Generated PDF and CSV Sound Reports, with ALE file embedded with deliverable media
  • Metadata entry of Scene, Take, Notes, Track Names, Roll and more with support for US and Euro-centric metadata templates, with extended track names and comments, enterable either in pre-record or during record
  • Scene/Take file naming structure
  • Aaton AutoSlate automatic slate clap detection and logging
  • Built-in slate mic with external slate mic input on 3.5mm jack with phantom power
  • High Precision 1ppm Timecode generator supports all commonly used frame rates
  • Remote Record and Stop triggered by external timecode
  • Enhanced playback monitoring with waveform display
  • M/S Recorded Tracks automatically decoded to L/R for mixdown and/or monitoring
  • USB keyboard input for easy metadata editing, recorder setup and routing control
  • X3 reads and displays battery metadata

 

 

What's Included

1 x CantarMini
1 x Universal power supply with XLR-4 connector & an AC power cord
1 x Protective pouch

 

Analog and digital Inputs 4 low noise mic preamp with very high quality transformer. 48V Phantom, limiters and filters
AES digital inputs include 2 AES42 (mode 2) pairs (4 mono channels). (AES42 can be used for AES3 inputs)
2 balanced line inputs
Built-In Slate Mic with External Slate Mic Input on 3.5mm connector
Outputs 8 Analog line level outputs
4 AES3 Digital outputs on SubD HD 15
Recording Media 1 x  256 SSD Drive
2 x  SD Cards
2 x  USB2 slots (Keyboard, external device...)
Connectivity - 4 Balanced Analog TA3M Mic/Line
- 1 SubDHD15 (2 pair AES42 inputs / AES3 input & output)
- 1 Gigabit Ethernet (1 PC Connect)
- 2 USB2 (Keyboard, external devices)
- 1 6.35mm (Headphone output)
- 1 3.5mm (Headphone output/ External slate mic input)
- 1 XLR4 (DC Input)
- 1 Hirose 4 pins (DC Output 500mA)
- 1 Lemo 5 (Timecode)
- 1 SubD25 (Balanced Analog Out )
- Wi-Fi (Web app based communication)
Routing - All inputs can be routed to any of the tracks
- Linear control faders addressable to any inputs and output
- Linear control faders assignable to Mixdown of 10 isolated tracks to either 1 or 2 mixdown tracks
- Mixdown can be assigned to any tracks
Features

- mixdown can be assigned to any tracks
- Simultaneous recording to multiple media, or backup copying of recorded tracks post-record
- New improved interface menu accessible through buttons and jog wheel.
- All inputs and outputs monitoring and routing accessible through comprehensive and intuitive menus
- 16 or 24-bit Broadcast Wave File recording at sample rates from 44.1kHz~192kHz with support for pull-up/down recording rates
- Sample Rate Converters on all Digital Inputs
- Variable Delays on all analog Inputs
- 30 Second Pre-Record Buffer
- Generous 48V Phantom supply guarantees 8mA to each of the 4 Mics inputs
- High-Pass filters before the preamp stage, LFA and EQ
- Metadata entry of Scene, Take, Notes, Track Names, Roll and more with support for US and Euro-centric metadata templates
- Aaton AutoSlate automatic slate clap detection and logging
- M/S Recorded Tracks automatically decoded to L/R for Mixdown and/or monitoring
- Cantar Mini reads and displays battery metadata

Power 2 smarts Lithium Ion battery 15V-3,2Ah
or  XLR4 12 - 17V DC
Communication

Wi-fi and Bluetooth (APP based communication)

Dimensions
(l x h x d)

259 x 234 x 90 mm
10.2 x 9.2 x 3.5 inches

Weight With batteries 7.2 lbs, 3.26 kg
Without batteries 6.2 lbs, 2.8 kg

 

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525.00 + vat

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