R121 056.50
(R139 214.97 incl VAT)
List price: R141 554.11
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The all new Cantar Mini has all the quality of the Cantar X3 in a smaller package.


The all new Cantar Mini has all the quality of the Cantar X3 in a smaller package.


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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)


  • 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


  • 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
  • 1 x CantarMini, 16 Track Audio Recorder / Mixer
  • 1 x Universal power supply with XLR-4 connector & an AC power cord
  • 1 x CantarMini Pouch

Factory Lead time : 3 months due to backorders

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