Bowers and Wilkins' new Zeppelin speaker nixes the dock to go wi-fi

Bowers and Wilkins' new Zeppelin speaker nixes the dock to go wireless

Eight years in the past, Bowers & Wilkins launched its first Zeppelin speaker dock. After a number of updates alongside the best way, the corporate nixed the dock and went wi-fi for the brand new mannequin. The appropriately named Zeppelin Wi-fi retains the airship-esque design whereas including help for AirPlay, Spotify Join and Bluetooth aptX connections. Whereas the look is perhaps acquainted, the corporate says it redesigned “each aspect” to re-think about “what is feasible from a single speaker system.” To do exactly that, Bowers & Wilkins used a gaggle of 5 audio system: two Double Dome tweeters from its excessive-fi CM Collection audio system, two mid-vary drivers and a 6.5-inch subwoofer to handle the low finish. The cupboard itself was additionally retooled for added power and to scale back vibrations for improved general sound high quality.

Along with the connectivity that we have already talked about, Bower’s & Wilkins has a Management app for iOS, Android, Mac and PC to help with playback features and quantity changes. And sure, there are on-board controls for play/pause and quantity, too. The speaker additionally carries Digital Sign Processing (DSP) that is stated to be twice as highly effective as that of the earlier Zeppelin speaker, which, in concept, will result in enhanced readability and depth of sound. If all of that sounds too good to move up, the Zeppelin Wi-fi goes on sale immediately for £499 (round $765). Excessive-finish audio is definitely not low cost.

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