British audio brand Bowers & Wilkins has updated its Zeppelin wireless speaker, that was first introduced in 2007 as the ultimate iPod dock, with smart features. This stereo system in one component features reference quality drive unit technologies arranged in dedicated left and right speaker assemblies around a central, large subwoofer, all powered by 240W of amplification. It provides an exceptional musical performance whether from a wirelessly connected source or via a streaming service.
The new Zeppelin includes both AirPlay 2 and aptX Adaptive Bluetooth, do that users could stream music from mobile device, tablet or computer. Spotify fans can also enjoy the convenience of Spotify Connect, ensuring both high-quality sound and convenient, easy operation. The new speaker can also be controlled via the Bowers & Wilkins Music App, which gives instant access to a host of streaming services including Deezer, Last.fm, Qobuz, Soundcloud, TIDAL and TuneIn. The new Zeppelin offers Alexa built-in. All the users need to do is to ask for the song they want to hear. The smart speaker can be operated by physical buttons on the top rear of its elegant enclosure.
Engineered to last, its powerful digital ‘brain’ can be upgraded over time, with multiroom capability planned for introduction in early 2022. That will make it compatible with both other new Zeppelins in a multiroom environment or, a multiroom system based on Bowers & Wilkins own Formation range of high-resolution wireless speakers.
The Zeppelin is available in two finishes, one dark (midnight grey) and one light (pearl grey). Priced at $799, the all-new and completely redesigned speaker also includes switchable, dimmable ambient lighting to create a ‘halo’ effect on to its metal pedestal stand.