In Barn for Review: Bel Canto e.One Stream2 Network Bridge

The brand spankin’ new Bel Canto e.One Stream2 has arrived in Barn, fresh off the production line.

In a nutshell, the e.One Stream2 is a device that takes in a connection from your network via WiFi or Ethernet and sends out a digital audio signal or an analog signal (making it a DAC, too). A pair of ultra-low Phase noise master clocks are employed for ultra-low jitter and galvanic isolation protection from the network environment, combined with robust power supplies to create the best signal source to network music according to Bel Canto. The network input in the Stream2 now supports PCM resolutions up 24-bit/384hKz and DSD64 and DSD128 and there’s a faster processor at work as compared to the one found in the original e.One Stream.

the review unit is so fresh it does not wear the “Stream2” name

The digital outputs support PCM resolutions up to 24-bit/192kHz and include AES, Toslink, and Coax S/PDIF. Higher PCM resolutions and DSD are converted to 24-bit/192kHz and 24-bit/176.4kHz PCM respectively for the digital outputs. The USB Type-A input is for attaching FAT32 formatted USB storage. The e.One Stream2 is also an MQA Renderer, sending out a fully decoded MQA file through the analog outputs.

The e.One Stream2 is Roon Ready and you can also control it using Bel Canto’s free SEEK app for iOS which supports Tidal, Qobuz, VTuner, playback from network attached storage (NAS), and more including volume control.

For a such a small box, the Stream2 has a lot more to explore which will happen in the review. Stay tuned!


Bel Canto e.One Stream2 Network Bridge
Price: TBD
Company Website: Bel Canto Design

Specifications

Maximum Digital output to 24/192 AES, SPDIF, TOSLINK
General
Power Usage On: 15W Max
Power Usage Off: 0W
Internally Set Operating Voltages: 120VAC/60Hz or 240VAC/50Hz
Dimensions: 8.5” W x 12.5” D x 3.5” H (216mm x 318mm x 88mm)
Weight: 15lbs (7kg)