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WiiM’s Ultra Delivers Hi-Res Streaming and More For Under $330: HIGH END Munich 2024

At $329, WiiM Ultra is the company’s top-of-the-line digital music streamer which adds a touchscreen, HDMI ARC and a subwoofer out.

WiiM Ultra Network Streamer Front

Is WiiM becoming the next Schiit Audio or FiiO? We think that would be a fantastic development for the high-end audio world at a time when manufacturers seem overly focused on ultra high-end products with zero appeal to the vast majority of music listeners under the age of forty. Reality is products like the new WiiM Ultra Streamer that will retail for only $329 USD.

We have already posted a preview of the Ultra, but more details have been revealed at High-End Munich 2024.

The WiiM Ultra is the successor to the popular and very capable WiiM Pro Plus introduced in August 2023.

As we mentioned in our previous preview article, the WiiM Ultra is designed to function as a central hub for your audio system with components normally found in more expensive units, along with solid build quality, flexible connectivity, and a front panel 3.5” full-color touchscreen. 

Hi-Res streaming capability, advanced room correction, and smart home integration is provided. 

Also, just as with the previous WiiM Streamers, the Ultra works with the WiiM Home App.

WiiM Home App

Upgrades in WiiM Ultra

Wireless Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 with two antennas offering rock-solid Bluetooth or Wi-Fi audio streaming

Wired Connectivity: The Ultra includes a comprehensive selection of physical audio inputs and outputs, including HDMI ARC, Line-In, Phono-in (MM), and Optical Inputs, along with Line-Out, Optical, Coaxial, USB, Subwoofer, and dedicated Headphone output port (3.5mm)

DAC: A Premium 32-bit/384kHz ES9038 Q2M SABRE DAC provides the best possible reproduction of digital audio sources for headphone listening, powered speakers, and external audio systems. 

Case: Compact, well-built, aluminum case.

WiiM Ultra Digital Music Streamer Angle

Front Panel Display: 3.5-inch touchscreen display covered with glass that can show:

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  •  App widgets, large album pictures, playback control, playing queue, presets, EQ, audio input and output, and device settings.
  • Provide feedback when there’s a change in the play mode.
  • Allow users to customize the wallpaper and display the time and date during standby mode.

Room Correction: Built-in room correction technology actively takes precise acoustic measurements of your room, crafting customized corrections for your speaker and subwoofer.

Hi-Res Audio Streaming: Stream Hi-Res music with the bit-perfect digital output or high-fidelity analog audio (SNR>120dB, THD+N<0.0002%)

WiiM Ultra Digital Music Streamer Rear Inputs
WiiM Ultra (rear)

WiiM Streamer Comparison Chart

Note: This Chart does not include a WiiM Amp/WiiM Amp Pro comparison as they are included in our companion article on the WiiM Amp Pro.

WiiM MiniWiiM ProWiiM Pro PlusWiiM Ultra
Ethernet YesYesYes
Chromecast AudioYesYesYes
Group with Nest Speakers and DisplayNoYesYesYes
Group with Echo Speakers and DisplayYesYesYesYes
Alexa Multiroom with UHDYesYesYes
Group with HomepodsYesYesYesYes
Works with AlexaYesYesYesYes
Works with GoogleYesYesYes
Works with SiriYesYesYesYes
Group with WiiM or Linkplay DevicesYesYesYesYes
Airplay 2YesYesYesYes
Spotify ConnectYesYesYesYes
TIDAL ConnectYesYesYesYes
Gapless PlaybackYesYesYesYes
PEQ (Parametric EQ)YesYesYes (after firmware update)Yes
10 Band Graphic EQYesYesYesYes
Linkplay Music Streaming PlatformYesYesYesYes
Roon ReadyYesYes (after firmware update)Yes
CPUDual Core A7Dual Core A53Quad Core Amlogic A113XQuadcore A53
DRAM128 MB512 MB512 MB512 MB
Flash128 MB512 MB512 MB512 MB
Audio Input (wired)AuxLine-in, OpticalLine-in, OpticalLine-in, Optical, HDMI-ARC, Phono (MM), USB 
Audio Output (wired)Aux, OpticalLine-out, Optical, CoaxLine-out, Optical, CoaxLine-out, Optical, Coax, Subwoofer, Headphone
Built-in Amplifier
Subwoofer OutputYes
Front Panel Display Yes – Full Color/Touchscreen

Price & Availability

The WiiM Ultra will be available for $329 on Amazon in Q3.

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