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The WiiM Pro Receives Roon Ready Certification

The $149 WiiM Pro is now a Roon-Ready network streamer. Does this make it the most cost-effective way to add Roon to your system. Our review in July will answer that question.

WiiM Pro Network Music Streamer in now Roon Ready Certified

Linkplay Technology Inc. has announced that its WiiM Pro has received Roon Ready Certification. The WiiM Pro is a versatile, audiophile-grade Hi-Res network music streamer that is also very affordable at only $149 USD. EIC Ian White’s review of the WiiM Pro will appear in July and include his assessment of how the streamer works within the Roon ecosystem.

WiiM Pro Wireless Streaming

From Lifeng Zhao, CEO of Linkplay Technology: “We are thrilled to achieve the Roon Ready certification for the WiiM Pro,…This certification reinforces our commitment to enriching the audio experience for our valued customers. The seamless integration with Roon takes the WiiM Pro to new heights, allowing users to explore and savor their favorite music with unparalleled sound quality.

Roon is a great way to browse, organize and listen to music. Artist photos, credits, bios, reviews, lyrics, tour dates, and composers are located automatically, then interconnected by links to build a surfable digital magazine. Through Roon Ready, the WiiM Pro offers a multi-room, multi-user networked audio platform featuring bit-perfect playback, DSD and PCM upsampling, multichannel support, and a signal path display.  

What Is Roon Ready?

With regards to the WiiM Pro, being certified as “Roon Ready” means that when in operation, it is discoverable with the Roon app and platform.

Roon My Albums
Roon My Albums

The WiiM Pro connects to Roon without any configuration and bit-perfect audio is delivered from Roon to the streamer. Together, Roon and WiiM deliver the flexibility and performance of networked audio with easy setup and reliability. 

Tip: To dig deeper into Roon, check out our previous report: Roon Me For Life: Transforming Your Digital Music Listening Experience

What Else the WiiM Pro Offers 

In addition to Room, the WiiM Pro incorporates the following Key Features:

High-Res Audio: The WiiM Pro can play Hi-Res lossless audio content from TIDAL, Spotify, Amazon Music, Deezer, Qobuz, and more. It supports up to 192kHz, 24-bit audio output. Supported Audio Codecs include: MP3, AAC, ALAC, APE, FLAC, WAV, WMA, OGG

Bluetooth: The WiiM Pro incorporates Bluetooth version 5.0 with SBC and AAC codec support. Wiim Pro and both receive and transmit Bluetooth audio.

Multi-room Audio

Multi-room and Stereo Pairing: The WiiM can play music throughout your house with audio synchronization and seamless device control via the companion App. The WiiM Pro’s algorithm and software optimization support less than 150 microseconds of synchronization accuracy among speakers within the same wireless network. 

WiiM Pro App

Gapless Playback: With precise gapless playback, timing is guaranteed to be identical to the source. Gaps or overlaps (crossfading) between successive tracks are minimized. The WiiM prod provides two decoders to remove the extra samples at the beginning and end of each file and combine them. The works for supported music services and music in your phone or local network.

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Adaptive EQ: This feature detects the music genre information and other tags included in the audio content and adjusts the frequency profile in real time. The provides a no-fuss way of capturing music detail or making human voices clearer in podcasts without the user having to fiddle with settings manually – although that is an option.

Adaptive EQ

Auto Audio Delay Calibration: When connecting the WiiM Pro to a receiver or powered speaker those components may have different audio path latency due to hardware, software, and DSP processing. To maintain synchronization with those components, the WiiM Pro’s on-device microphone and proprietary algorithm measure audio path latency. The latency value isused to maintain audio synchronization. This is especially practical a in wireless multi-room setup with HomePod, Echo, Google Home, or other WiiM devices.

Voice Control: The WiiM Pro works with Alexa, Google, and Siri via smartphones. 

WiiM works with Alexa

Tip: For more details on WiiM Pro’s features and specifications, check out our previous report: WiiM Pro Network Player Supports TIDAL, Spotify Connect, and More…

Pricing and Availability

The WiiM Pro is available now with its Roon Ready features for $149 at Amazon

Tip: Existing WiiM Pro users will receive an update notification to enable Roon Ready on their devices.

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  1. ORT

    July 1, 2023 at 12:09 am

    The WiiM? Maybe.

    ROON. No intercoursing way. I do not need assistance selecting a music source. No one does this to me is nothing but bees to diet-honey (good people) or flies to crap (frAudiophiles).

    ORT

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