One of many extra attention-grabbing merchandise from Bowers & Wilkins is the Zeppelin. Launched first in 2007 as an iPod dock/speaker with a singular “zeppelin” formed design, the loudspeaker was one of many first of its variety within the premium tabletop audio area and has remained within the lineup for 16 years.
Enhancements have been made all through the years, and in 2015, the Zeppelin dropped its iPod dock options and have become a full-fledged wi-fi streaming speaker.
Core options of the present iteration of the Zeppelin embody:
- AirPlay 2 Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, and iPod contact with iOS 11.4 or later, Apple TV 4K or Apple TV (4th Technology) with television OS 11.4 or later, Mac or PC with iTunes 12.8 or later
- Speaker Complement:
- 2 x 25mm (1”) Double dome tweeters
- 2 x 90mm (3 1⁄2”) FST midrange
- 1x 150mm (6”) Subwoofer
- Amplifier Energy Output: 240W
- Further Audio Help: Digital Sign Processing, Dynamic EQ
Bowers & Wilkins has added multi-room functionality and new streaming providers together with Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD and Pandora (accessible in North America solely). The brand new model, together with all suitable Zeppelins, will now profit from prolonged multi-room compatibility with each the Panorama 3 and the Formation wi-fi audio system.
This enables Bowers & Wilkins customers to seamlessly join and configure their in-home wi-fi speaker system, all simply arrange and managed through the Bowers & Wilkins Music app for final comfort.
The McLaren Connection
Bowers & Wilkins has introduced each a McLaren Version and a Sixtieth-anniversary limited-production model of the Zeppelin to rejoice McLaren and Bruce McLaren’s legacy with a Galvanic Gray and Papaya Orange end.
Tip: Bowers & Wilkins has beforehand partnered with McLaren on a particular version of the Px8 Headphones and the sound system for the McLaren 750S Supercar.
The limited-edition Zeppelin options racing livery-inspired colours, together with a vibrant orange end, giving the Zeppelin’s silhouette an much more distinctive aesthetic, whereas a Speedy Kiwi on the rear of the product pays homage to Bruce McLaren’s pioneering imaginative and prescient.
Since 2015, Bowers & Wilkins has been accountable for the event of the high-performance audio programs present in McLaren Automotive’s supercars and hypercars. The partnership is constructed on agency technical foundations whereas being rooted in each manufacturers’ shared values of delivering the very best ranges of efficiency potential.
Most just lately, Bowers & Wilkins has labored with McLaren’s design and engineering groups to create and optimize the audio system discovered on the corporate’s newest supercar – the McLaren 750S. Like its predecessors, the 750S options the most recent speaker applied sciences, developed in Southwater, house to the Bowers & Wilkins analysis and improvement staff since 2019, and solely 30 miles from the McLaren Expertise Centre in Woking.
From Dan Shepherd, VP of Licensing & Partnerships for Bowers & Wilkins: “I’m thrilled to introduce the most recent addition to our increasing product portfolio developed in collaboration with our companions at McLaren Automotive. The Zeppelin McLaren Version joins the extremely profitable Px8 McLaren Version, making a uniquely interesting and modern wi-fi product vary that I’m positive will discover keen patrons amongst each followers of McLaren and followers of Bowers & Wilkins alike.”
Value & Availability
The Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin McLaren Version is accessible in the present day (October 11, 2023) for $899 at bowerswilkins.com, whereas the limited-edition Sixtieth Anniversary mannequin is accessible solely from choose McLaren dealerships.
The common Zeppelin is accessible in Midnight Grey or Pearl Grey for $742.14 at Amazon
Zeppelin By way of the Years
2021: Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Will get The Led Out For The Streaming Age
2015: Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wi-fi Speaker
2011: Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air iPod Speaker Dock
2008: Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Is Named Greatest Of Improvements 2008 Design And Engineering Award Winner
2007: Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin iPod Music System Launched