Parrot wireless speaker and ipod docking system
Discover the perfect combination of your iPod/iPhone and these impressive speakers. The Zikmu Parrot speakers by Starck have been designed for compatibility with your iPhone and the latest generation of iPhone, iPod and iPod Touch.
Zikmu Parrot iPod dock
By placing your iPhone in the docking station built into one of the columns, you can listen to your favourite music while recharging it. Control your speakers and iPhone from the comfort of the sofa using the intelligent radio remote control. The iPod®/iPhone™ dock uses Apple®'s digital encryption chipset. Transfer is entirely digital and supports all digital formats, including Apple Lossless.
Play your music using Bluetooth or WiFi
If you have music on a non iPod device or an iPad, so long as it has Bluetooth, you can use the in-built Bluetooth capability of this system to stream directly to the Parrots. This will also work with a laptop that has Bluetooth. Likewise if your music is stored on a computer that has WiFi you can use the WiFi receiver in the Parrot to stream.
Finally on connectivity, if you want to enhance your TV sound, then simply plug the stereo output from the TV into the stereo RCA sockets on the base of one Parrot. No more wires needed.
Immersive sound transmitted over 360°
The Zikmu Parrot is a daring blend of design and acoustics. Starck wanted to create an elegant high performance object that would integrate harmoniously into any interior. After nearly three years of research, and with the help of leading audio specialists, these loudspeakers of a different kind are now available. The concept is based on a unique combination of various acoustic technologies, made possible by means of sophisticated signal processing (DSP). The result is an impressive sound image emanating from an unobtrusive beautifully-designed object.
Zikmu Parrot by Starck
The Zikmu Parrot speakers employ NXT technology which uses a quite different principle from a conventional loudspeaker. A honey comb membrane structure is vibrated by a set of exciters located in carefully defined positions.
In addition, radiation from the speaker edges is low, making it possible to minimise reflections on the sides of the panel and prevent interference with furniture in the room. Unlike a conventional loudspeaker acting as a point source, a panel's emitting surface is wider, resulting in uniform energy distribution. Reflections from the room's walls are more diffuse, thereby enriching the sound image rather than imparing it through interference.
Compact bass casing
The bottom part of the loudspeaker contains a powerful downward firing sub-woofer and a bass-reflex system. Bass reproduction is amplified by placing the housing as close as possible to the floor. The sub-woofer is equipped with a neodymium magnet for maximum power in minimum space. The box interior is reinforced by a metal structure that eliminates distortion.
Flawless stereo imaging
Parrot draws on its wireless technology to deliver a perfect stereo image. Two real left and right speakers provide rich and deep sound. Thanks to the wireless link between the two speakers, you no longer have to settle for second best as with other iPod docking stations. With the Zikmu PC software, you can easily assign the left or right stereo channel to either of the speakers.
Zikmu Parrot RF remote, click for larger image
Power output: 50W per channel
Amplifier:3-channel Class D digital amp
Frequency range: 50 Hz – 20 kHz
Compatible audio formats: MP3, LPCM, Apple formats
Settings: volume, R/L balance, equalizer with presets
RF remote control
RCA line-in input for all audio analogue sources
Cabinet custom molded design using ABS and PMMA resins with acoustically transparent cloth grilles over the membrane sections
Available in 5 colours
Wi-Fi b/g with SES/WPS
Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control profile)
Maximum range: 15 metres
Pairing: by PIN code (0000)
Updates via Bluetooth
Height 750 mm, base 320 x 290 mm, top 130 x 35 mm
Weight: each 3.5 kg
Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Please remember that postage and packing is completely free for orders over £50*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.
Deliveries usually take 1-3 working days. The majority of orders are sent via our couriers'; Interlink Express on a next-day-delivery service. Smaller, low value or light-weight items are normally posted using Royal Mail Recorded or Royal Mail Special Delivery.
Once your product has been dispatched, you will be notified via email and sent a unique consignment number, you can use this number at http://www.interlinkexpress.com to check the status of your delivery. If you have provided a mobile telephone number, Interlink's Predict service will notify you by text (and email) of a one-hour delivery window. If the window they suggest is inconvenient, you can change the date of delivery to a later one via text or email.
*We ship free of charge to mainland UK addresses, excluding the Scottish Highlands or 'Out-Of-Reach' Scottish locations. Please consult the post-codes below to see if your location falls within this category. If you are still unsure, please contact us on 01432 354921. We also ship to Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Scilly Isles, Scottish Isles and Scottish Highlands, however delivery to these locations will incur a charge and can only be sent via a 2-day service.
|Shipping Costs||Mainland UK (Next-Day)||Offshore/Out-of-reach (2-day)Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands, Scilly Islands||Republic of Ireland (2-day)|
|Under £50 Orders
|Over £50 Orders
|Saturday by 12 Delivery
Post codes exempt from the free delivery service include:
Scottish Highlands Post Codes: AB30-38, AB41-42, AB44-56, FK17-99, G83, IV1-28, IV30-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-33, PA34-40, PH15-26, PH31-41, PH49-50
Islands Post Codes: HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3
Northern Ireland: All BT postcodes
Channel Islands Post Codes: JE, GY
Scilly Isles Post Codes: TR21, TR22, TR23, TR24, TR25