As early as 2007, the British manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins launched the Zeppelin, a lifestyle product with audiophile requirements – at the time, the Zeppelin served as a high-quality docking solution for the iPod from Apple. The latest generation of Zeppelins from southern England is now taking off:
B&W Zeppelin 2021 – the innovations
The new wireless speaker B&W Zeppelin adapts to the zeitgeist and is now also capable of streaming. This can optionally be done via Bluetooth (aptX adaptive) or Apple AirPlay 2 happened – so it is equally suitable for Apple and Android users. But that’s not all: The Bowers & Wilkins Music app also gives you access to all important Streaming services such as Spotify Connect, Deezer, Qobuz or Tidal – to name just a few – possible. The Alexa assistance system is also integrated.
The integrated technology is also ambitious for a device in this category. The new Zeppelin is equipped with a 150 mm subwoofer, two 90 mm mid-range speakers and two decoupled double dome tweeters borrowed from the 600 Series Anniversary Edition. These are fired a total of five drivers through an amplifier system with an overall performance of respectable 240 watts. And so B&W promises room-filling stereo sound of the highest quality.
The software of the Zeppelin is future-proof, according to the press release from B&W – because it can be equipped with new functions via firmware updates. Among other things, there will be an upgrade in spring 2022 that Multiroom capabilities brings with it and enables more zeppelins as well as the wireless speakers to come out B&Ws Formation Series can play together as a group.
The Zeppelin wireless loudspeaker is available in Pearl Gray and Midnight Gray – switchable lighting should also enable beautiful lighting effects.
Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin price: 799 euros