Last October, venerable British speaker maker, Bowers & Wilkins launched the distinctive Zeppelin Wireless to critical acclaim. A that time, you could have the Zeppelin in any color you wanted, as long as it was black.
Now, nearly a year B&W is getting their Ikea on and has introduced the Zeppelin Wireless in white. B&W says that the Zeppelin Wireless white has been created to appeal to palette purists and design enthusiasts who prefer a more neutral color tone. With this refreshed look, Bowers & Wilkins offers the same exceptional sound quality the brand is heralded for. The Zeppelin still boasts the same look of the original—either football shaped or echoing the album cover of the band that bears the speaker’s name.
There’s no change in the Zeppelin’s driver or electronics. Like its counterpart, the Zeppelin Wireless white is fitted with five completely new drive units and features two Double Dome tweeters as found in Bowers & Wilkins award-winning CM Series of Hi-Fi speakers, while the two-midrange drivers benefit from FST technology. B&W says that this unique approach to drive unit design is also found in the company’s flagship 800 Series Diamond, and helps Zeppelin Wireless white deliver pristine, lifelike vocals and instruments.
Compared to the original Zeppelin, the current model features a new, larger 6.5” subwoofer with ultra-long voice coil allows deep bass to be played at impressive volume. The reinforced cabinet has also been redesigned to reduce vibrations in order to provide a solid platform from which the drive units can work. Along with a front fascia 50% thicker than the previous version, specially designed glass fiber ribs strengthen the cabinet in all the right places. B&W says that the result is pristine sound from high-quality drive units.
Thanks to Digital Signal Processing (DSP) twice as powerful as its predecessor, Zeppelin Wireless white creates a more detailed and refined sound, making it a truly enhanced listening experience, in a league of its own. The improvement in audio performance is complemented by a trio of connectivity options in the form of AirPlay, Bluetooth aptX and Spotify Connect.
The Bowers & Wilkins Control App, which was updated last year with the launch of the Zeppelin Wireless in black, is available via iOS, Mac and PC.
The Zeppelin Wireless white is available now and priced at $699.99.