Nothing looks like it. Nothing sounds like it. Critics and listeners agree: Zeppelin Air is a truly remarkable speaker dock, making your music sound richer and more lifelike than you’ve ever heard it before. And with Apple's AirPlay wireless streaming technology built in, you can play it however and wherever you like.
Best dock sound
Zeppelin Air marks a seismic shift in audio quality for speaker docks. Forget tinny treble and feeble bass: play a track through Zeppelin Air, and you'll feel as though you're right at the heart of the performance. From the lightest brush of a cymbal to the mightiest bass line – it's all there, just as the artist and sound engineer intended you to hear it.
Dock or not
Whether you chose to dock your iPhone or iPod or use AirPlay with an iPad, iPhone 5 or computer, Zeppelin Air delivers fantastic, room-filling sound that has to be heard to be believed.
The remarkable Zeppelin Air's distinctive design is the result of sound acoustic principles – freeing the tweeters and aiding sound dispersion. Click here to view a larger image
Bowers & Wilkins Flowport technology originates from Bowers & Wilkins' high-end 800 Series loudspeakers, and helps provide smoother bass on Zeppelin Air. Click here to view a larger image
Zeppelin Air's elongated shape isn't just for show. Placing the drive units as far apart as possible aids sound dispersion, helping to create a more open, natural sound. Add in custom-designed mid-range drive units and high-quality tweeters, and the result is a remarkably spacious, room-filling performance.
On the back of every Zeppelin Air are two Flowports, a feature shared in common with Bowers & Wilkins' top-of-the-range hi-fi speakers. The dimples on a Flowport act like the surface of a golf ball, smoothing airflow and reducing turbulence. A steady, smooth flow of air cuts down unwanted noise, and helps make sure that bass is as tight and well-timed as possible.
Digital tracks are simple sequences of code. To turn this code into a signal that speakers can recognise, you need digital-to-analogue converters (DACs for short). Poor quality DACs can lose detail in the conversion process - so it's good to know that Zeppelin Air's audiophile-quality 24bit DACs are some of the best in the business. Meaning the sound you hear is that much closer to the sound of the original performance.
AirPlay lets you stream music directly from your iPhone or iPad, or access your entire music collection stored on your computer's iTunes library. Click here to see a larger image
Think of a tune. With Zeppelin Air, you can play it – instantly. Zeppelin Air comes with Apple's AirPlay technology, letting you stream music wirelessly from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC. And all in blistering high-quality lossless audio. It's time to set your music free.
All your music
Zeppelin Air lets you play your entire music collection wirelessly. From your Mac or PC, or streamed directly from your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. It works seamlessly with all your favourite music apps, like Spotify and Last.fm. Music is everywhere: how you play it is up to you.
All your apps
AirPlay on Zeppelin Air works seamlessly with your favourite music apps, like Last.fm and Mixcloud. However you like to get music, via lossless audio, MP3 or a cloud service, you can tune in on Zeppelin Air .
The free Bowers & Wilkins AirPlay Setup App makes setting up Zeppelin Air quick and easy. Allowing you more time to enjoy your music. Click here to see a larger image
Wireless streaming with AirPlay is incredibly simple and intuitive. Plus, with the free Bowers & Wilkins AirPlay setup app, it's a breeze to set up and manage your Zeppelin Air. The app will take you through the simple process of connecting to your Wi-Fi network, and manage your settings, all wirelessly.
Setting up a Wireless Music System and AirPlay is simple with the Bowers & Wilkins Setup app. But if you do encounter any problems, the comprehensive step-by-step help system will iron out any difficulties. All in simple language, that is easy to understand and follow.
Choice of seven languages
The Bowers & Wilkins AirPlay Setup App is available in seven languages. You can choose between: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Japanese.
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Bowers & Wilkins history
Nautilus was the result of a five-year research into creating the perfect loudspeaker. Many technologies developed in this project, are now found in Zeppelin Air. Click here to see a larger image
In leading recording studios around the world, music that will soon be heard everywhere is first heard through Bowers & Wilkins loudspeakers. In London's world-famous Abbey Road Studios, all three main studios use Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series speakers to capture the output of the world's biggest selling artists.
Every discovery Bowers & Wilkins' scientists make in their dedicated Research and Development facility make influences how speakers all over the world are designed and built. Technologies such as Nautilus Tapering Tubes and Flowport start life in their high-end loudspeakers, but are also important factors in the likes of Zeppelin Air and A7.
Doing it from day one
When John Bowers set up Bowers & Wilkins in 1966, experimentation in sound and recording was escalating rapidly. It was the time of Sergeant Pepper and Pet Sounds, and Bowers had a pioneering spirit to match. His ambition was revolutionary for the day, and remains so: to create a loudspeaker that neither adds nor takes away from the music. Bowers & Wilkins has been exploring the world of sound ever since. And they'll never settle for less than perfection.
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