British Bowers & Wilkins is now launching its Zeppelin wireless speaker. The speaker is a reinterpretation of the company’s classic Zeppelin speaker from 2007 which was an Ipod doll.
The new Zeppelin is a complete stereo system with “reference quality” drive steps in the speaker cabinet to the left and right of a subwoofer. Bowers & Wilkins promises a rich stereo sound that fills the room and is said to be unparalleled in the market. This is regardless of whether the source is a wirelessly connected device or a streaming service.
The wireless speaker also has built-in ambient lighting with dimmer and support for Airplay 2, aptx Adaptive Bluetooth and Spotify Connect. It can also be controlled through the Bowers & Wilkins Music app which provides direct access to a range of streaming services such as Deezer, Last.fm, Qobuz, Soundcloud, Tidal and Tunein. There is also support for the voice assistant Alexa.
In early 2022, the plan is also to release a software update that gives the speaker multiroom capacity, so it will be compatible with both other new Zeppelins and wireless speakers from the Bowers & Wilkins Formation series.
Zeppelin is available now in two variants, a dark (midnight gray) and a light (pearl gray), via Bowers & Wilkins web page and selected retailers. Price is SEK 7,998.