Budget Audiophile Nirvana: Linkplay Launches The WiiM Pro Music Streamer!

Unlock the full potential of your library with Linkplay’s WiiM Pro Music Streamer. Connect and enjoy your tunes with enhanced sound quality.

Linkplay Technology Inc., a major player in the smart home sector, has released the WiiM Pro. The $149 WiiM Pro Music Streamer is an adaptable, multi-room, hi-fi music streamer that permits users to enjoy their network music library and streaming services with top-notch audio quality, but at a much lower cost compared to buying a new network-connected audio system.

According to the company, with the aid of the WiiM Pro, even analog audio gadgets can be networked with Wi-Fi or Ethernet, enabling users to update their beloved devices easily and affordably. The WiiM Pro is the newest addition to the WiiM family of products, which also includes the popular WiiM Mini network streamer.

From the press release:

“The WiiM Pro was designed with one goal in mind: to provide users with the best possible sound experience for serious audiophiles and general music lovers alike,” said Lifeng Zhao, CEO of Linkplay Technology. “As audio equipment has modernized, it’s simultaneously cornered users into choosing one ecosystem – typically at a hefty price tag. The WiiM Pro gives the control back to the user. It’s an affordable solution that lets you bring together all of your favorite audio equipment into one place and control it right from your smartphone, not only letting you give your favorite equipment new life, but also making your everyday listening easier.”

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WiiM Pro Music Streamer: Versatile Connectivity

This streamer provides Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity, as well as RCA, Toslink, and Coax output, giving users the capability to listen to high-quality sound on a variety of new and legacy systems. The WiiM Pro also enables users to turn their non-networked powered speakers into smart speakers that can be operated with Alexa, Google Voice Assistant, or Siri. It offers gapless playback and bit-perfect sound, all in an attractive and affordable device.

Despite its affordability, WiiM Pro is designed not to skimp on quality for those who love the sound of high-res music. It offers up to 24-bit/192 kHz audio output, equivalent to what an artist would use in their recording studio. A TI stereo DAC is included to provide an exceptional analog audio output, boasting 106-dB SNR, dynamic range, and -92dB THD+N performance.

WiiM Pro Music Streamer
WiiM Pro Rear Panel

Supports Many Streaming Services

Furthermore, it supports a variety of streaming services, such as AirPlay 2, Alexa Casting, Spotify Connect, TIDAL Connect, Qobuz, Amazon Music, TIDAL, Deezer, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and more. Roon Ready compatibility should be coming soon as well. Additionally, it has Chromecast Audio, allowing you to cast content from YouTube Music, TV audio, radio stations, podcasts, and local material through compatible Apps.

Along with that, the WiiM Pro is designed for simple installation using a straightforward companion app (with an in-app guide) that lets you set it up in less than two minutes.

The WiiM Pro is available now for $149 on Amazon. Additionally, the company will soon be launching the WiiM Remote accessory which can easily pair with any WiiM device. For more information about the WiiM Pro or other WiiM products, please visit www.wiimhome.com.

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