Linkplay Technology Inc. has launched the WiiM Pro Plus, an upgraded version of the WiiM Pro audio streamer. 

The WiiM Pro Plus offers a more powerful audiophile-grade music quality, now with a premium AKM DAC built-in. 

The WiiM Pro Plus is designed to significantly enhance audio quality, simplify the streaming system set-up and reduce the total system cost for music enthusiasts. Users can now enjoy their music collection with high-res audio and modernise their favourite equipment for a fraction of the cost of buying a new set-up, additional cables or an external DAC. 

“My vision for the WiiM Pro Plus was clear: to create a product that reflects our users’ desires and elevates their music streaming experience,” says Dr Lifeng Zhao, CEO of Linkplay Technology. 

“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.” 

The ‘Plus’ in WiiM Pro Plus stands for better audio quality, making it superior to the WiiM Pro when using Line Output or Line Input ports. 

Upgrades in the WiiM Pro Plus include a TI Burr-Brown Audio PCM1861 ADC, achieving up to 192kHz/32-bit digital output to convert analogue sounds from devices like record players, MP3 players or TVs into digital format. This results in clearer, more detailed sound with a signal-to-noise ratio of 110 dB.

It also uses an ultra-low noise clock, power supply, and careful PCB layout to achieve less than -110dB THD+N performance for analogue audio output, reducing any unwanted noise or distortion in the sound.

Also new is a new generation AKM 4493SEQ premium DAC that can achieve low distortion and wide dynamic range thanks to AKM’s Velvet Sound Technology. It supports up to 768 kHz PCM and DSD512, with PCM/DSD automatic switching ideal for the latest high-resolution audio source.  

It can also achieve 120 dB (A-wt) SNR, THD+N of -110dB from 44.1k to 192k.

The WiiM Pro Plus caters to those seeking to revive beloved, decades-old, high-quality audio systems or those looking to modernise and connect their current audio equipment. By seamlessly connecting audio gear to WiFi, Ethernet, RCA, TOSLINK or Coax output, the WiiM Pro Plus simplifies the process.

Its compatibility with voice assistants such as Siri, Alexa and Google grants users the freedom to choose a preferred voice control method, allowing for easy music selection, volume adjustments and playback management. The WiiM Pro Plus is sold in a bundle with the voice remote controller.

Rather than invest in an entirely new connected audio system, WiiM Pro Plus allows users to keep the high-quality speakers or turntables they have already invested in and connect them without the cost of extra cables, external DACs and with no compatibility issues. 

WiiM Pro Plus supports AirPlay 2, Alexa Casting, Spotify Connect, TIDAL Connect, Qobuz, Amazon Music, TIDAL, Deezer, TuneIn, iHeartRadio and more. It also features Chromecast Audio, which lets users cast YouTube Music, TV audio, radio stations, podcasts and local content directly from their favourite Chromecast-enabled App, while Roon Ready will also be supported soon.

WiiM Pro Plus will pop up automatically in the WiiM Home app. The device can be set up in less than two minutes with the simple in-app guide and compact size. 

The WiiM Pro Plus, sold as a bundle with the voice remote, will go on sale in the UK during August 2023, priced at £219.00. Henley Audio exclusively distributes WiiM in the UK.

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