Bowers & Wilkins has launched the latest version of its popular Zeppelin wireless speaker, which it describes as being “smarter and more flexible,” with high resolution sound that is “more detailed and dynamic” than its predecessor.
The Zeppelin was first introduced way back in 2007, and the newest iteration is a complete stereo system in a single component that comes equipped with reference quality drive unit technologies arranged in dedicated left and right speaker assemblies around a central, large subwoofer, all powered by 240W of amplification.
Available in both a dark midnight grey and light pearl grey finish, the redesigned Zeppelin includes switchable, dimmable ambient lighting to create a ‘halo’ effect on to its metal pedestal stand.
The new Zeppelin also includes both AirPlay 2 and aptX Adaptive Bluetooth for streaming high-quality tunes from both iOS and Android devices, as well as other Bluetooth-enabled gear. There’s alos Spotify Connect for subscribers of that popular music streaming service. Control playback from the Bowers & Wilkins Music app, which affords access to other popular streaming services like Deezer, Last.fm, Qobuz, Soundcloud, Tidal, and TuneIn.
The smart hifi Bluetooth speaker also has built-in Alexa for voice control, without the need to connect an external component, like another Alexa speaker. Alternatively, there are also physical buttons on the top, rear for manual control.
With multiroom capability planned for introduction in early 2022, the new Zeppelin will be compatible with both other new Zeppelins in a multiroom environment or, if you prefer, a multiroom system based on Bowers & Wilkins own Formation range of high-resolution wireless speakers.
The new Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin is available in Canada for $999 and you can also get an optional wall bracket for $130.