The Hifiman Goldenwave SERENADE is the pinnacle of desktop DAC/headphone amplifiers, embodying both flexibility and performance. Contained within its small form factor of 300mm x 255mm x 50mm/12” x 10” x 2” rests a powerful Class A amplifier and the company's proprietary Hymalaya Pro Ladder DAC—a 2020 update of their revolutionary Hymalaya DAC. SERENADE is the perfect choice for audiophiles and music fans who want to make the most of their listening experience.
SERENADE supports a wide variety of inputs, including PCM 32bit/384K, DSD64-DSD256 (USB); DSD DoP64 (coaxial and optical); Bluetooth 5.0, LDAC, aptX-HD, aptX (Bluetooth); and PCM44.1- PCM768, DSD64-DSD512 (LAN wired network). Outputs on the front panel include 4-pin XLR, 6.35mm, and 4.4mm, with XLR balanced and RCA single-ended outputs on the rear panel.
HIFIMAN’S Hymalaya Pro R2R DAC, with the added support of a new FPGA algorithm and 0.01% precision resistors, provides performance that surpasses the PCM1704 in every way, reaching a THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) rate of 0.0012% at -6 dB. HIFIMAN’s Hymalaya architecture removes the switches while maintaining a similar or improved level of Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) as the PCM1704K DAC chip, with greater power handling and overall efficiency and improved sonic performance.