A few years ago, Bowers & Wilkins set the bar on speakers designed for the (then) new digital music age with their iconic Zeppelin speaker. Nothing looks like it—then or now. It’s a design standard in form and function. Time marches on and the new Zeppelin ditches the dock and goes totally wireless incorporating Apple’s AirPlay (as on previous models) while adding aptX Bluetooth and Spotify Connect for easy streaming from almost any source. A Control App has been updated for iOS, Android, Mac and PC, so now it’s easier to control volume and playback functions on all devices.
The Zeppelin Wireless features a larger and improved 6.5” sub woofer with extra long voice-coil which allows for deeper bass at higher volume, plus two FST midrange drivers and two double-domed tweeters—all driven by five Class D amps with a combined total of 150 watts. These are the same tweeters and drivers used in B&Ws more expensive home speakers. The front of the Zeppelin’s cabinet is now 50% thicker and uses glass fiber ribs for added strength and vibration-free listening.
With Digital Signal Processing (DSP) twice as powerful as its predecessor, the Zeppelin Wireless is capable of detailed sound at all volume levels. An incorporated digital analog converter (DAC) is much improved as well and can produce hi-res audiophile-quality sound right out of the box.
The Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless sells for $699.99 in the U.S. ($799.99 in Canada) and is now available. Visit www.bowers-wilkins.com for more info.