WiiM Pro Plus, enhanced music streamer launched

WiiM Pro Plus, enhanced music streamer launched

News this week of the WiiM Pro Plus that has been announced by parent company Linkplay Technology. The WiiM Pro Plus builds on the popular WiiM Pro audio streamer that is frequently cited as the go-to entry to the streaming field.

WiiM Pro Plus

WiiM Pro Plus rear has a line in and out

The Plus bit of this WiiM Pro Plus is threefold;

  1. there is a new TI Burr-Brown Audio PCM1861 ADC (see below),
  2. an enhanced clock, power, and circuit design, offering less noise in the audio processing and,
  3. a new generation AKM 4493SEQ premium DAC, that supports up to 768 kHz PCM and DSD512.

The high-end Analogue to Digital (ADC) chip can take line-in signals, from say a turntable and make it available to your own network, either in WiFi, or Ethernet or you can send it to RCA, TOSLINK or Coax outputs.  This is therefore centralising your music around a single point without having to compromise your existing equipment. It is quite a simple idea.  Dr Lifeng Zhao, CEO of Linkplay Technology said:

My vision for the WiiM Pro Plus was clear: to create a product that reflects our users’ desires and elevates their music streaming experience. With their invaluable feedback, we’ve achieved just that, delivering superior audio quality, simplified set-up and an affordable solution that exceeds expectations. The WiiM Pro Plus stands as a statement of our dedication to providing music enthusiasts with a seamless and enriching audio experience.

WiiM Pro Plus supports… just about everything; AirPlay 2, Alexa Casting, Spotify Connect, TIDAL Connect, Qobuz, Amazon Music, TIDAL, Deezer, TuneIn, iHeartRadio and more. It also features Chromecast Audio, which lets you cast YouTube Music, TV audio, etc from your Chromecast-enabled App (like a smartphone). Roon Ready certification is apparently on the way. There is a WiiM Home App too.

The WiiM Pro Plus is sold as a bundle with a voice remote. It will go on sale in the UK, this month, August 2023, priced at £219.00.

Henley Audio exclusively distributes WiiM in the UK. For more information about the WiiM Pro Plus or other WiiM products, please visit www.wiimhome.com.

About Linkplay Technology

In 2014, Linkplay Technology was established by a core team of high-calibre technology entrepreneurs from Google, Broadcom, InterVideo & Harman. They developed cutting-edge wireless technology, software, hardware and more for a variety of voice and smart product brands around the globe in various markets, powering over 10M smart audio and smart home products.

WiiM Pro Plus

WiiM Pro Plus line output

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