An apparatus generally having a first circuit and a second circuit is disclosed. The first circuit may be configured to generate a first sample by filtering an input vector based on (a) a filter vector and (b) a stochastic vector. Each of a plurality of components in the stochastic vector generally has a respective random value. The first circuit may also be configured to generate a second sample as a difference between a third sample and the first sample. The third sample may be received from a network as an echo. The second circuit may be configured to update a subset of a plurality of taps of the filtering where a corresponding one of the components of the stochastic vector has a first value of the random values.