Serenade DSD is world first Hybrid DAC&Headphone Amp, it not only supports 32Bit/384KHz and DSD512 playback, but also embodied with cutting edge DSP technology which you can easy to control different effects and setting on a software control panel. So Serenade DSD becomes the first hybrid hardware and software solution for Audiophiles.
Reference Grade Digital to Analog Converter at an Affordable Price
Serenade DSD utilizes a Reference Grade Digital to Analog Converter which has a Dynamic Range of 123dB and THD+N of -105dB, which is rarely seen in this price range. In order to achieve this superb sound quality, Serenade DSD applies Minimum Path, 32Bit DAC Architecture and Jitter Elimination Circuit.
Our design philosophy with our entry level DAC/Headphone Amp is to focus on the most important feature: sound quality. With an open, warm and transparent sound with an amazing balance between bass, mid and high frequency, you can be sure your sound quality is good enough - detailed enough - to survive in today's demanding market. In order to achieve superb sound quality at an affordable price, we even have to cut the Analog to Digital function. Since a lot of musicians frequently use headphones, we have carefully designed a high quality headphone amplifier for Serenade. Developed based on our Serenade Workstation (Details page here), the portable DSD/DXD music production workstation, Serenade DSD provides the same sound quality as the recording and mixing engineer hear in the studio.
Higher Resolution, New domain of Sound
We commonly see some high-end DACs support a resolution and sample rate at 24 Bit/192KHz, which is the standard of digital audio these days. But Serenade DSD aims at the future and supports playback at 32 Bit/384KHz, which also covers the newest DXD (Digital Extreme Definition) format at 24 Bit/352.8KHz. Serenade DSD supports the DSD format inverted by Sony and Philips, which has been used on SACD for years. Serenade DSD fully supports 4 kinds of DSD with Native playback:
1. DSD64 (2.8MHz)
2. DSD128 (5.6MHz)
3. DSD256 (11.2MHz)
4. DSD512 (22.4MHz).
With this extended support of high resolution audio, Serenade DSD will greatly enhance your music listening experience.
Pocket Size, Huge Sound headphone amp
Serenade DSD has been from the ground up to be portable (with a small size of 12cm*12cm*3cm) - and it can be directly powered from a USB port. This makes Serenade DSD ideal for working with laptops. Despite its small footprint, we've made sure to include a high-performance headphone amp with a crosstalk of over 120dB and an output power of 300mV.
The Native Combination of Hardware and Software
Audio Demo 1, without Virtual Preamp, the sound is like this
Audio Demo 2, with Virtual Preamp, Style: None, the music sounds more dynamic, with a fuller and more detail sound.
Audio Demo 3, with Virtual Preamp, Style:Classical, sound warmer with dynamic
Serenade DSD is not only designed as a hardware, but also a software. We believe that a well-designed combination of hardware and software will not only extend the usage of the hardware, but also can maximum the power of the hardware. Under this design philosophy, we have carefully designed our software.
In order to let our users learn to use Serenade DSD quickly and efficiently we not only provide video instructions but also include a specially designed run-in DVD which contains both high resolution and DSD/DXD music. This will familiarize our users with the distinct, clear sound of music recorded with both 32Bit/384KHz and DSD resolution.
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Drivers & Downloads
Latest Drivers, please note Serenade DSD does not need drivers for OSX, Linux, Android and iOS
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