AATON Cantar X3

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Aaton Cantar X3 24-track digital audio recorder with embedded 10 channel mixer, incl. 2 batteries, dual battery charger, power supply, PeliStorm case and tool kit
€ 16,201.90 € 13,390.00
AATON Cantar X3 is available to buy in increments of 1

The Cantar X3 is a 24-track portable digital audio recorder with embedded 10 channel mixer plate.

  • perfect ergonomics for cart or shoulder operation
  • swiveling front panel with ultra bright large color display
  • user friendly with intuitive menus and confortable mechanical controls
  • uncompromised audio quality with unique on-board mixer

The Cantar X3 delivery includes:

  • 1x Cantar X3
  • 2x batteries
  • 1x dual battery charger
  • 1x power supply with XLR4 connector and AC power cord
  • 1x PeliStorm IM2450 transport case
  • 1x tool kit


  • inputs 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 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 and mixdown can be assigned to any tracks
  • eight rotary potentiometers for direct control of balanced mic/line inputs
  • 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 24bit Broadcast Wave File recording at sample rates from 44.1 to 192kHz with support for pull-up/down recording rates
  • sample-rate converters on all digital inputs
  • variable delay on all analog inputs and outputs
  • 10 second pre-record buffer
  • generous 48V phantom supply guarantees 8mA to each of the 8 mic inputs
  • high pass filters before the preamp stage, LFA and EQ
  • native monophonic BWF recording with optional polyphonic real time mirroring to removable media
  • self generated PDF and CSV sound reports embedded with deliverable media
  • metadata entry of scene, take, notes, track names, roll and more with support for US and Euro-centric metadata templates
  • 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 connector
  • high precision 1ppm timecode generator supports all common frame rates
  • remote record and stop triggered by external timecode
  • enhanced playback monitoring with waveform display on front panel
  • MS recorded tracks automatically decoded to LR for mixdown and/or monitoring
  • USB keyboard input for easy metadata editing and routing control
  • reads and displays battery metadata


  • 8 low-noise mic preamps with very high quality transformer, P48V, limiters and filters
  • 4 analog line inputs
  • AES digital inputs include 2 AES42 pairs (mode 2), 8 AES/EBU
  • 24 Audinate Dante audio inputs (optional)


  • 8 analog line level outputs
  • 8 AES digital outputs
  • 32 Audinate Dante audio outputs (optional)


  • record and playback to and from internal 256GB SSD drive (can be expanded to larger SSD size)
  • simultaneous recording to internal SSD drive, two SD cards and USB external drive


  • ultra bright large swivelling display panel, visibility optimised for shoulder work or cart
  • 2 large rotary control selectors for easy record and operation in any situation
  • 8 rotary potentiometers positioned so the operator's hands rest on them in a perfectly natural position
  • on board 10 channel fader plate with magnetic linear assignable faders
  • direct access to monitoring and setup functions through dedicated buttons


  • 2 identical on board quick release smart batteries insure seamless switchover during recording
  • 1 external power input on XLR4 for when working on cart


  • open mechanical structure with independent analog, digital and display modules for easy maintenance and 'anti-obsolescence' upgrades
  • generates reports (PDF and database), patented auto slate detection
  • housing made of machined avionic aluminum, water and dust resistant
  • ultra-resistant coatings
  • waterproof and dustproof
  • dimensions: 240 x 320 x 90 mm
  • weight: 3.55 Kg (4.01 Kg with 2 batteries)


  • 4x balanced analog XLR3 mic/line
  • 2x balanced analog XLR5 mic/line
  • 2x balanced analog XLR5 (line only)
  • 2x d-sub25 (balanced analog out/AES I/O)
  • 2x TA3M (AES42 mode 2)
  • 2x RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet (1 Audinate Dante, 1 PC connect)
  • 3x USB2 (keyboard, external devices)
  • 1x 6.35mm TRS jack (headphones)
  • 1x 3.5mm TRRS jack (headphones + external slate mic input)
  • 1x XLR4 (external DC input)
  • 1 Hirose 4p (DC output)
  • WiFi and Bluetooth (app-based communication)
  • 1x DVI (external video monitor)
  • 1x 26 pin MDR (accessories, world clock I/O,...)
  • 1x BNC (future use)
  • 1x Lemo 5p (timecode I/O)

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