Bel Canto e1X DAC / Control Preamp
Bel Canto e1X DAC / Control Preamp

Bel Canto e1X DAC / Control Preamp

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Part Number:EA-502
The e1X DAC Control Preamp marks entry into our Advanced Integrated Platform that combines our high-resolution DAC, streamer, and phono stage into a single chassis that is designed for music lovers who want an uncomplicated, uncompromised, and exhilarating home audio experience. The e1X sonic characteristic emphasizes realistic and compelling musical expression.

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.

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.

SEEK App (iOS) Note: Android information at the bottom

The Seek iOS App allows you to stream music to your networked Bel Canto Black system, playlist management over servers, create playlists, play MQA, DSD, PCM formats and gives you system volume control all from your iOS smart phone or tablet.

Bel Canto’s Asynchronous Multi input Platform (AMiP) in the Black Series connects (Ethernet and USB-A) to your home Network to stream music using the SEEK App to play from subscription accounts, TIDAL (MQA) Qobuz or becomes a server with a large drive attached to the USB-A eliminating the need for a computer in your system. Control your music with SEEK on your iOS device.

SEEK is about discovering and managing your music easily, something we see as the ultimate pleasure in musical playback. Making the connection to your home network is straight forward and requires only a connection to your router and downloading the APP to your iOS device. Currently SEEK only works with an iOS device.

After downloading, you can use the below guide to use the app:


  1. Network interface device setup and firmware update for renderer
  2. Device information
  3. Timeline and repeat, shuffle options
  4. Transport
  5. Mute
  6. Master volume
  7. Micro-volume toggle
  8. Main menu options
  9. Refresh network connection
  10. Available network devices
  11. Connected device
  12. Access and control files connected to USB-A
NOTE: If you’re an Android user, there are various UPnP/DLNA apps that you can use for controlling the renderer including TIDAL streaming. Mconnect control will give you the same user experience and features as Bel Canto’s SEEK. Mconnect control is needed if there are software-based renderer updates through the Device Setup menu of the app. For another app option, BubbleUPnP will also work as well.

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