One of the most talked about network streamers of 2022 was the WiiM Pro. It’s not hard to see why. Despite a lacklustre-sounding internal DAC, the WiiM Pro married Spotify Connect, Tidal Connect, Google Chromecast and Apple AirPlay 2 support to TOSLINK and coaxial digital outputs. BYO external DAC.
The WiiM Pro also featured an Ethernet socket to elevate users above wi-fi’s sometimes unreliable connectivity. Best of all – and likely the primary source of its popularity – the WiiM Pro sold for US$149. We covered it here and here.
Today comes news of an over-the-air firmware update that adds Roon Ready to the Wiim Pro’s feature set.
From the press release: “What does it mean to be Roon Ready? WiiM Pro streamers transparently discover and connect to Roon without any configuration and bit-perfect audio is delivered from Roon to the streamer. Together, Roon and WiiM deliver the power, flexibility and performance of networked audio, with the easiest setup and highest reliability available. It runs on most Mac, Windows, and Linux PCs, or on other products which include Roon Core.”
That makes the WiiM Pro the most affordable Roon Ready endpoint on the planet.
Further information: WiiM Home