Yesterday I saw pics of the soon to be released WiiM Mini Pro streamer in a popular music forums hardware section. It’s got ethernet in, RCA SPDIF out and more horsepower in a square box for about $150. Looks pretty good. I just might give one a go and see if it beats my AppleTV.
If it supported Roon this time I would get one
I don’t think it will support Roon.
It has a Quadcore CPU instead of dual core and 512MB DRAM/flash instead of 128MB DRAM/flash compared to the Mini. The application software will be same except for the support of Chromecast audio and additional interfaces. It’ll share the same code base and WiiM Home app as the Mini. And come with a remote that will work with the original Mini.
While it may not support Roon on release, it was included in a published list of features in parentheses, so it looks on the cards.