The B&W Zeppelin Air is the latest generation of the wonderfully styled and unique speaker system from highly regarded British manufacturer B&W. It retains the sleek and curvaceous looks of the previous model whilst adding exciting new features and hugely improved sound quality. Producing an ultra-wide sound with excellent clarity and depth, the Zeppelin will make your iPod sound better than ever before.
The biggest addition is Apple Airplay, which allows you to stream Apple Lossless tracks to the Zeppelin from Apple devices and computers running iTunes. You no longer need to dock your iPod, just sit back while the Zeppelin Air streams all your favourite tracks from the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch in your hand.
Building on the previous model Zeppelin, the Air features new drive units and electronics, plus improved signal processing and a new, audiophile digital to analogue converter (DAC). The amplifiers have also been improved and 2 more added, meaning that each of the 5 drive units (1 bass, 2 midrange and 2 tweeters) now have separate amplification. The drivers themselves have been specially designed for the Zeppelin and incorporate some of B&W's hugely successful speaker technologies. All this means improved dynamics, greater detail and a more room-filling bass, resulting in a more open, realistic soundstage.
The innovative 'floating' arm iPod dock with spring loaded adapter is retained, so the Zeppelin Air will work with most iPod and iPhone models (see the compatibility listing on the specifications tab for further information). The dock takes a direct digital output from the connected device, converting it to analogue using the high grade onboard 24bit/96khz DAC ensuring stunning sound reproduction (rather than using the inferior built-in DAC on the iPod). It will even stream uncompressed formats and Apple Lossless, for the best possible playback from your music files.
The Zeppelin Air also features a combined analogue stereo and optical digital input, so you can connect other devices such as CD players, tuners and non-iPod MP3 players. With your iPod, iPad or iPhone connected through Airplay you can use it as a touch screen controller.
It doesn't just work with music - you can connect it to your TV and listen to the soundtrack of films and games through the Zeppelin's great speakers as well. You can also output your Apple device's video content onto your TV screen or monitor. Add more Zeppelin Airs around your house and you can set up an easy to control networked multiroom system.
The B&W Zeppelin Air is a unique, sleek and flexible speaker solution for playing back from multiple devices. B&W have gone one step further again, taking iPod docks to a new level to create possibly the best iPod dock available with the ground-breaking, class-leading Zeppelin Air. Back to Top