Bel Canto Announces the e1X Line

April 12th, 2019

Today at the AXPONA conference Bel Canto announced the e1X line of components.  Sitting between the companies e.One line and the Black Ex line there are three components - DAC, Stereo Amplifier, and an Integrated unit.

The new e1X line incorporates many ground-breaking designs from the Black series. Each e1X component is designed with great attention to detail, focusing on our unique input approach, DAC core performance and power amplifier technologies that optimize and maintain the purest signal quality. Built in a constrained layer damped chassis with high-grade aluminum defines the simple and elegant look.

Bel Canto e1X DAC/Control Preamp ($6,500)

The new e1X DAC/Control Preamp, based around our High Dynamic Resolution HDR-II core and high-speed Asynchronous Multi-Input Processor (AMiP) platform is our most versatile DAC preamplifier. Stream music through Ethernet or USB, a full suite of digital inputs, line level inputs, sub output and MM/MC software controlled analog phono stage.

Features include software controlled Trim, Bass EQ, and subwoofer filter management. Roon Ready or DLNA control with Bel Canto SEEK iOS APP to stream Tidal/MQA, Qobuz or your personal library.

  • Maximum Data Input Rates : 24bit Data to 192ks/s:
  • AES, SPDIF, TOSLINK 24bit Data to 192ks/s, MQA, and DSD64:
  • 10/100 Ethernet 24bits to 384ks/s, MQA, and DSD64/128 (DoP): USB2 Audio
  • Headphone: 4.5Vrms maximum, 32ohm minimum load
  • MM/MC Input Sensitivity: MM: 2.5mV to 5mV; MC:
  • 0.25mV to 0.5mVInput Load : MM: 47K ohms; MC: 50, 100, 500, 1000
  • RIAA Accuracy : +/- 0.25dB, 50Hz-15kHz
  • SNR : >70dB A-Weighted
  • Dynamic Range : 126dB A-weighted
  • THD+N : <0.001% 1kHz
  • IMD (CCIF) : <0.001%,18.5:19.5kHz 1:1
     

 

Bel Canto e1X Stereo Amplifier ($6,000)

High performance Stereo Amplifier rated conservatively at 200/400 Watts. Our custom, discrete Single Stage High-current Amplifier input and gain stages bring the magic to this amplifier.

Features include gain control switch to match system gain to your speakers. Advanced power filtration enables over 1200 watts of clean power delivery to the amplifiers. Standby control from front panel or 5/12V trigger for complete system

  • Power Output 1% THD per Channel : 400W 4 ohms, 200W 8 ohms
  • Minimum Load : 2 ohms
  • Peak Output Current : 27 amperes
  • Frequency Response : +/-3 dB 0Hz-50KHz, all loads
  • THD+N : 0.002% 1W, 1KHz, 4 ohms
  • Output noise : 35uVRMS A-weighted 10Hz-20KHz
  • Voltage gain : 27dB (internal switches select for 33dB
  • Damping factor : >500
  • Output Impedance at 100Hz : <16 milliohms
  • Dynamic Range : 126dB
  • Input Voltage for Max Output : 2.3Vrms at 27dB gain
  • Input connections : Single-ended RCA or balanced XLR
  • RCA input impedance : 10Kohms
  • Balanced input impedance : 20Kohms
  • Output connections : 2 sets WBT Nextgen 5-way binding posts
     

 

Bel Canto e1X Integrated

The new e1X Integrated, Shares the DAC Control preamplifier core and functions with a custom power amplifier rated at 180/250 watts. Stream music through Ethernet or USB, or the full suite of digital inputs, line level inputs, sub output and MM/MC software controlled analog phono stage.

Features include software controlled Trim, Bass EQ and subwoofer filter management. Roon Ready or DLNA control with Bel Canto SEEK iOS APP to stream Tidal/MQA, Qobuz or your personal library.

  • 24bit Data to 192ks/s : AES, SPDIF, TOSLINK
  • 24bit Data to 192ks/s, MQA, and DSD64: 10/100
  • Ethernet
  • 24bits to 384ks/s, MQA, and DSD64/128 (DoP): USB2 Audio
  • Headphone : 4.5Vrms maximum, 32ohm minimum load
  • Input Sensitivity : MM: 2.5mV to 5mV; MC: 0.25mV to 0.5mV
  • Input Load : MM: 47K ohms; MC: 50, 100, 500, 1000
  • RIAA Accuracy : +/- 0.25dB, 50Hz-15kHz
  • THD+N : <0.01% 1kHz A-Weighted
  • SNR : >70dB A-Weighted
  • Damping factor : >500
  • Maximum Power Output : 250W-4ohm, 180W-8ohm
  • Peak Output Current : 18 amperes
  • Frequency Response : -3 dB 0.5Hz-50kHz, all loads
  • Output connections : 2-pair WBT Nextgen binding posts
  • Dynamic Range : 125dB A-weighted
  • THD+N : <0.001% 1W, 1kHz, 4 ohms
     

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