Henley Audio to distribute Wiim connected music streamers

posted on Monday, 10th July 2023 by Steve May

Smart home  Music streaming 

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Henley Audio is to distribute audio and smart home product specialist WiiM in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. A new partnership arrangement will see the Oxfordshire-based company take over brand sales, marketing, service, and pre-/post-sales support.

Part of the Newark, CA-based Linkplay Technologies group, WiiM is committed to delivering premium smart home experiences with simple and affordable connected Al products.

WiiM currently offers two audio products: the WiiM Mini and WiiM Pro. The Mini is a hockey puck-sized 192 kHz/24-bit-capable streamer that instantly turns any audio gear smart, with features, including Amazon Music, Apple AirPlay 2, Bluetooth, Qobuz, TIDAL Connect, and Spotify Connect.

The Pro's additional features include Ethernet and Chromecast Audio, plus the ability to group with Nest speakers and work with Alexa Multiroom with UHD. WiiM has also just announced that the WiiM Pro has achieved Roon ready certification, further enhancing its appeal.

Both WiiM models can be used for multi-room audio. Integrators need only add and wirelessly connect WiiM Minis, WiiM Pros, or Linkplay-powered devices. It’s also possible to stream audio from a WiiM-connected turntable to a WiiM-linked sound system.

The WiiM Home app enables total control of any WiiM set-up, lallowing users to group music services, synchronize to multiple devices, set music alarms, and apply EQ using a menu of 26 presets and bass and treble adjustments.

Laurence Armstrong, managing director of Henley Audio, said: "This partnership is terrific news for all, including our dealers and their customers. Our in-house sales and tech teams have determinedly put the WiiM models through their paces, and the units continually deliver the goods. Indeed, WiiM gear transforms, bringing smart audio features to hi-fi gear, including turntables, which, of course, is a category we know inside out! File WiiM under 'system enhancing' and watch this space – this agreement is a smart move in more ways than one."

The WiiM Mini and WiiM Pro stock ships to Henley Audio’s broad network of UK dealers this month, selling for £89 and £149 respectively.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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