Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air now available with a choice of Lightning connector (iPhone 5) or legacy 30 pin connector - see options.
Retaining the iconic styling of its predecessor, the B&W Zeppelin Air incorporates a number of subtle styling improvements over the original Zeppelin, but the biggest differences are internal circuitry upgrades, improved drive units and Apple Airplay wireless technology.
Now featuring a digital iPod compatible docking arm,it takes the digital data stream from the iPod when docked and uses new, high quality Analog devices 24 bit 96kHz audiophile quality DACs to decode the music signal into the analogue domain, resulting in a much improved sound quality. This new dock is now capable of streaming music from either a wired or wireless internet connection, so that music stored on your home network on Mac, PC, iTunes, iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch can all wirelessly connect the dock and pass their digital music streams wirelessly.
The drive units of the Zeppelin have now been further improved to give improved bass extension, more midrange clarity and a more spacious and airy high register. Each of the five drive units is now powered from its own high efficiency class D power amplifier, the two tweeters and midrange units are driven from four 25W amplifiers, the bass subwoofer is driven from a 50W amplifier with improved rear firing flow port bass reflex loading. An easy multi-room music solution is presented - simply place as many Air's around your home as your wish, and they can either play different music in each room when paired with the appropriate dongle, or put them into party mode and they are all synchronised together, playing the same music in each area. The product is a supremely stylish, high performance and flexible music system with superb sound quality and extensive features which both improve connection flexibility and sound quality - the legendry Zeppelin story continues.
Description Speaker system for iPod® / iPhone®
Technical features Apple® AirPlay® technology
Universal docking port
Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
Switch mode power supply
USB streaming from PC / Mac®
iPod® / iTunes® sync
Drive units 2x 25mm (1.0 in) Nautilus™ tube aluminium tweeter
2x 75mm (3.0 in) Midrange
1x 125mm (5.0 in) Subwoofer
Frequency response 51Hz – 36kHz ±3dB on reference axis
Frequency range -6dB at 36Hz and 42kHz
Amplifier power output 2x 25W (tweeter)
2x 25W (midrange)
1x 50W (subwoofer)
Input voltage 100V - 240V ~ 50/60Hz
Rated power consumption 100W
Standby power consumption 0.8W
Inputs iPod® / iPhone® (30-pin connector)
Network (RJ45 Ethernet or Wi-Fi)
Auxiliary - analogue / optical digital (3.5mm mini jack)
Streaming, synchronization & firmware upgrades (USB 2.0)
Outputs Composite Video (RCA Phono)
Height 173mm (6.8 in)
Width 640mm (25.2 in)
Depth 208mm (8.2 in)
Net weight 6.2kg (13.5 lb)
Enclosure Gloss black with stainless steel trim
Grilles Black cloth