Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless - The Best Sounding Zeppelin Yet
Bowers & Wilkins, the British audio brand renowned for its uncompromising pursuit of acoustic excellence, redefined what could be expected from an integrated speaker dock with the original Zeppelin. Now, eight years on, it has done it again with Zeppelin Wireless. There’s the same instantly recognisable silhouette, but every element of the speaker has been redesigned to deliver superlative audio performance; once again redefining what is possible from a single speaker system.
Key among the changes are the five completely new drive units. Zeppelin Wireless features two Double Dome tweeters as found in Bowers & Wilkins award-winning CM Series of Hi-Fi speakers, while the two midrange drivers benefit from FST technology. This unique approach to drive unit design is also found in Bowers & Wilkins flagship 800 Series Diamond, and helps Zeppelin Wireless deliver pristine, lifelike vocals and instruments. A new, larger 6.5” subwoofer with ultra-long voice coil allows deep bass to be played at impressive volume.
The new, reinforced cabinet has also been redesigned to reduce vibrations in order to provide a solid platform from which the drive units can work Along with a front fascia 50% thicker than the previous version, specially designed glass fibre ribs strengthen the cabinet in all the right places. The result: pristine sound from high quality drive units.
Thanks to Digital Signal Processing (DSP) twice as powerful as its predecessor, Zeppelin Wireless creates a more detailed and refined sound, making it a truly enhanced listening experience, in a league of its own. The improvement in audio performance is complemented by a trio of connectivity options in the form of AirPlay, Bluetooth aptX and Spotify Connect - meaning flawless sound is only a few taps away. The Bowers & Wilkins Control App has also been updated and is available via iOS, Android, Mac and PC, so now it’s easier and more convenient for you to control volume and playback functions for the ultimate easy listening experience.
As capable as it is beautiful, Zeppelin Wireless’ sweeping contours command aesthetic appreciation, and are the ideal shape to produce the best-sounding and best-looking wireless speaker available today. Zeppelin Wireless is as comfortable creating a room-filling sound from the bookshelf as it is the centrepiece of a room, while the improved sound quality creates an acoustic atmosphere that belies its size. For a one-box solution that defies expectations on sound, the Zeppelin Wireless is as good seen as it is heard. Acoustics
Zeppelin Wireless is compatible with popular Bluetooth® devices, including mobile phones, tablets and computers. AirPlay works with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 4.3.3 or later, Mac with OS X Mountain Lion or later, and PC with iTunes 10.2.2 or later.
Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless
Model - Zeppelin Wireless
Description - Wireless Music System
Technical features - Apple® AirPlay® technology Bluetooth v4.1, Class 2, Spotify Connect, Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Digital amplifier
Drive units - 2 x 25mm (1.0 in) double dome tweeter, 2 x 90 mm (3.5 in) FST midrange, 1 x 150mm (6in) subwoofer
Frequency response - 44Hz to 28kHz
Amplifier power output - 2 x 25W (tweeter), 2 x 25W (midrange), 1 x 50W (subwoofer)
Input voltage - 100V – 240V – 50/60Hz
Power consumption - Below 1.50 Watts (Sleep), Below 0.30 Watts (Standby)
Inputs - Network (RJ45 Ethernet or Wi-Fi), Auxiliary – analogue (3.5mm min jack), USB – service only
Height - 188mm
Width - 660mm
Depth - 183mm
Weight - 6.5kg
AirPlay compatibility - AirPlay works with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 4.3.3 or later, Mac with OS X Mountain Lion or later, and PC with iTunes 10.2.2 or later.
Bluetooth Codecs - aptX Standard latency, AAC, SBC