TempoTec Serenade X : Quick Start Instruction

TempoTec Audio


In order to make the Serenade X Series bring you a better experience, this quick user guide will introduce the functions and usage of the Serenade X to you, hoping to let you know more about the Serenade X Series and use it more smoothly.

Product Description

The TempoTec Serenade X-Series is a full-featured and all-in-one designed desktop audio device with high sound quality and high fidelity. The audio part adopts a full balanced decoding design to ensure high-quality audio output. Due to the integration of USB storage, wireless and wired digital technology, the sound source acquisition ability of Serenade X Series is more abundant.

Serenade X Series has multiple functions. 

1st. As desktop player,

2nd. USB DAC,

3rd. SPDIF input decoding, 

4th. Bluetooth input decoding, 

5th. Stream media input decoding,

6th. AirPlay&DLNA input decoding.


At the same time, Serenade X Series also has advanced functions such as digital filter selection and sound field adjustment.

Serenade X Series can support various advanced audio formats such as MQA, DSD and DXD! It also supports WAV, ALACFLACAPE and WMA. All music are decoded in native mode by serenade without any SRC(sampling rate conversion ).

Serenade X Series Parameters

Serenade X Series parameters-1



4.4 LO

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Serenade X Series parameters-2


(Serenade X)

(Serenade X-S)




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Output Power



Output impedance






Serenade X Series Control panel


 touch screen
 Previous track

 Next track

 Volume up

 Volume down

 Power on/off

Long Press"⑥" : power  on/ power off

Short press"⑥": screen on/ screen off

Serenade X Series Ports and interfaces

 12V DC power supply

 4.4LO&PO output



 Coaxial Input

 Optical Input

 USB Disk Input

 TYPEC USB Input For computer

 Bluetooth&WIFI antenna

 4.4mm high power output port for headphones(Serenade X-S)

Serenade X Series Functions quick overviews after booting

When screen is on, the previous filter you have set is displayed first.

Several seconds later, the working mode such as current volume level, Bluetooth state, WIFI state are showed up on the top-left corner.


Controls on the touch screen

Basic control of touch screen:

>Slider from Left to Right: Quit current function or return to the upper level menu.

>Slider from Right to Left: Secondary menu.


Menu instructions on screen:

  1. Scroll-down menu.

Four quick switch buttons: WIFI, Bluetooth, HibyLink, High/low gain switch. And a slider to control screen brightness.

Quit current menu by scrolling up.

  1. Scroll-up menu.

12 sub-menus are under this menu.



Basic instructions about 12 sub-menus:


1. Music

Click the Music icon to enter secondary menu of music.

Note: Please plug USB Disk which store songs into USB-A port.

The icons from left to right on the top are as following:

.APP icon: click it to return to the main menu.

.music icon : enter into or quite from song folders.     

.Heart-shaped icon :  categories including Favorites, Recents, Playlists and Recently added.

. Search icon :  search songs from USB disk plugged into USB-A port

.Waveform icon:  enter the current playing track, slide from left to right then return to the playlists.


2. USB DAC Input

Serenade X is on USB DAC mode, connect Serenade X with Computer by the Typec USB to USB-A cable in the kit.

NOTE: plug the Typec USB jack into port ”” on Serenade X.

Please download USB 2.0 Audio Driver for Windows7 &8 on TempoTec official website: www.tempotec.net

Windows10 &11 can detect Serenade X and install USB audio driver automatically.

Click “<” on the top left, then quite from USB DAC mode.


3. SPDIF Input

Click and choose “Coaxial input” or “Optical Input”.

<” on the top left is “return the previous menu”.


 4. Bluetooth Input

Please use Bluetooth transmitters such as mobile phone, HIFI music player to search a Bluetooth device named “serenade”,then control to pair and pad with it on the mobile phone or HIFI music player.

<” on the top left is “return to the previous menu”.



 Log in TIDAL account here. In order to use this function
properly, please make sure WIFI is turned on and
connected to internet .
“<” on the top left is “return to the previous menu”.

 6. Qobuz

Log in Qobuz account here. In order to use this function

properly, please make sure WIFI is turned on and

connected to internet .

“<” on the top left is “return to the previous menu”.


 7. AirPlay

When using AirPlay,please make sure your iPhone, iPad or MACBook is using the same WIFI account with serenade. Then choose serenade as output device. Warm tip: As Airplay needs high network bandwidth to keep playing music continuously and smoothly, please make sure the WIFI bandwidth is not occupied by other applications and devices too much.  

<” on the top left is “return to the previous menu”.


 8. MSEB

It contains 10 different advanced enhanced audio algorithms.  Get your favorite audio features by adjusting them. 

<” on the top left is “return to the previous menu”.


 9. Import music via WIFI

Turn “WIFI” on of serenade, enter into the page and get the IP address as “http://.......”. Please use this IP address on your computer, then follow the instructions on the page of your computer to “create folder” or “upload files” from your computer.

<” on the top left is “return to the previous menu”.


 10. Wireless settings

Set “WIFI” or “Bluetooth” functions.

<” on the top left is “return to the previous menu”.


 11. Playing settings

Set Items related to playback.

7 Digital filters of serenade are switched under this menu.

<” on the top left is “return to the previous menu”.


12. System settings

Some basic settings such as stream media, language, firmware update, Theme color, restore factory settings, etc.

<” on the top left is “return to the previous menu”.



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THD+N: -112dB


4.4mm balanced output interface

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TempoTec Corp. is established by a group of audiophiles. We've been pursuing the better sound quality, and the more convenient user experience.


Our multinational team is integrated the experts from China, Taiwan, Korea & Germany, such as "Music has no boundaries". All these best experts have more than 20 years of audio system development experience. From product plan, technical research, product application to user interface, we try hard to present the finest, the most friendly products, to share our fantastic experience with all audiophiles.


As new technology leads, we believe there will be more music played, transmitted, streamed from PC , mobile phones, and more portable devices. Accuracy is the uniqueness in the digital world, needs accumulating technologies.


However, the final format of music is always analog. So besides of the advanced digital audio processing technology, we also listen to the feedback of users and discover the potential needs, create new product with user-oriented, and share fine listening experience with music lovers. We expectation ourselves the reduction of true sound. Technology and humanity, is the soul and goal of TempoTec



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