Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air Speakers with 30-Pin Connector

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air Speakers with 30-Pin Connector

Product Information

  • Overview

    The Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air is the ultimate AirPlay wireless audio system. It uses drive unit technologies and design principles refined and perfected for Bowers & Wilkins' most advanced reference-standard speakers.

    AirPlay

    Apple AirPlay technology allows music to be streamed wirelessly from your Mac to Zeppelin Air. You can even stream high-quality audio directly from your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch - without docking. If you have more than one Zeppelin Air, you can use them as an elegant multi-room system.

    AirPlay is compatible with iOS 4.2 or later on iPad, iPod touch (2nd generation or later) and iPhone (3GS or later). Mac and PC connectivity requires iTunes 10.1 or later.

    Sounds as good as it looks

    Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin re-wrote the rules for speaker docks. Zeppelin Air provides a seismic shift in audio performance. It retains the original Zeppelin's classic shape, but internally it's been completely redesigned. Compared to the original multi-award winning Zeppelin it has improved dynamics, punchier bass and a more open, lifelike presentation with highly detailed, room-filling sound.

    Just tap, swipe and play.

    Use the Remote app for iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to take charge of your tunes - remotely. Plus, the 30-pin docking port cleverly accommodates a variety iPhone and iPod models with a spring-loaded docking arm that flexes to secure them and charge them without adapters or adjustment.

    Download the Remote app free from the App Store.

  • Highlights

    • Superb, room-filling sound
    • AirPlay for high-resolution wireless audio streaming
    • Advanced Digital Signal Processing for high-quality sound
    • Five high-quality amplifiers
    • Tweeters derived from award-winning MM-1 computer speakers
    • Internal subwoofer centrally located for bass with power and authority
    • Quick and easy to set up
    • Add more units for elegant multi-room system
    • Docking arm that lets you grasp your iPod or iPhone
    • Spring-loaded 30-pin docking connector flexes to accommodate various iPod or iPhone models
  • Did you notice?

    If you have more than one Zeppelin Air, you can use them in an elegant multi-room system.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Top-of-the-range audio performance, classical style and the most advanced audio streaming technologies for Mac, iPad, IPhone and iPod touch.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air Wireless Speakers with 30-pin connector
    • Remote
    • Power Cord
  • Tech Specs

    • Input Type: 3.5mm Stereo Jack, 30 Pin Dock, USB
    • Other Features: AirPlay
    • Connections: AirPlay, Headphone port
    • Speaker Configurations: 2.1
    • Power Source: AC
    • Height: 265mm
    • Width: 685mm
    • Weight: 6.12kg
    • Length: 275mm
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: FP30570
    • UPC or EAN No.: 714346312009

    Warranty

    • Note: Apple's One-Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple-branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer — please see your product box and literature for details. Benefits under the manufacturer's warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law. For details, click here.
    • Warranty: Two-year limited (For details, please visit: www.bowers-wilkins.com)

Compatibility

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iPhone models

iPad models

  • iPad (1st generation)

  • iPad 2 (2nd generation)

iPod models

  • iPod classic 80GB/160GB (2007)

  • iPod classic 120GB (2008)

  • iPod classic 160GB (2009)

  • iPod nano 2nd Generation

  • iPod nano 3rd Generation (video)

  • iPod nano 4th Generation (video)

  • iPod nano 5th Generation (video camera)

  • iPod nano 6th Generation

  • iPod touch 1st Generation

  • iPod touch 2nd Generation

  • iPod touch 3rd Generation

  • iPod touch 4th Generation

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (4.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Speakers stop working after a while. NOT a speaker problem !

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Hi,

    I bought my wife 3 zepplin air speakers and a MacBook Air for her 40th birthday.
    We placed the speakers around the house a Hi,

    I bought my wife 3 zepplin air speakers and a MacBook Air for her 40th birthday.
    We placed the speakers around the house and had everything setup in no time, it was very simple and everything worked brilliantly.

    That was until we changed internet service providers and had BT Infinity installed along with a new BT router.

    After setting the speakers up to connect to the new BT router, we discovered that the speakers would stop working after 24 hours. You could no longer see the speaker on the mac or iphone until you turn them off and on again at the mains.
    I discovered it was because of a setting on the BT Router that meant that the connection the router had given to speaker ( The IP Address ) would expire after 24 hours.

    To get around this you have to manually setup the speaker by unticking the DHCP tick box and allocate it an IP Address that falls outside of the range of IP addresses that the BT Router would allocate to the speaker using DHCP.

    E.g. if the router is set to allocate IP addresses in the range of 192.168.1.70 to 192.168.1.250 then you could allocate an IP address to the speaker of 192.168.1.60.

    Now all is brilliant again !!

    • Written by from Harrogate

    274 of 302 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Speakers stop working after a while. NOT a speaker problem !
  • Airplay Feature Edges Out Original Zeppelin

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally managed to get my hands on the Zeppelin Air today, after almost 2 months of waiting and it does not disappoint!

    In term Finally managed to get my hands on the Zeppelin Air today, after almost 2 months of waiting and it does not disappoint!

    In terms of sound quality, the difference over the original is not huge in my opinion. The Zeppelin Air delivers subtly more clarity in the high and mid frequencies and packs a more refined bass. Although I would like to note that any equaliser setting that favours an increase in high frequencies can make the sound a little too 'bright', so a flat setting seems ideal.

    I am a huge fan of the original Zeppelin and consider it to be worth every penny of the asking price of £400. Used alongside an Airport Express with Airplay from iTunes, it was fantastic.

    More people will question whether the Air is a whole £100 more than the original and I would say that it's hard to justify on sound alone. However, considering the built in Airplay; anyone intending to use it primarily for streaming (like me) will find this neat and beautiful package just edges out the original. If you want it for docked or 'Aux In' audio only, I would recommend you save your £100 as the sound quality alone isn't worth it!

    • Written by from MANCHESTER

    125 of 150 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Airplay Feature Edges Out Original Zeppelin
  • Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin air

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    After a long wait finally out airplay works so well and the sound is excellent well worth the money

    • Written by from Cwmbran

    75 of 105 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin air
  • Zeppelin Air - Amazing Sound, Great Looks, Great Quality and Service.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I have now owned my Zeppelin for over 12 months and love it even more every time I use it.
    The important things are, like with a I have now owned my Zeppelin for over 12 months and love it even more every time I use it.
    The important things are, like with any audiophile products, to site it properly and make sure that you have a good wifi signal.
    Ignore the red flashing light reviews this was due to a bad batch from China and B&W have increased the warranty to 2 years in reply to this.
    A great piece of equipment if you have £500 to spend on transforming your mp3 files into real music then this is the one to buy.

    • Written by from Toton

    3 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Zeppelin Air - Amazing Sound, Great Looks, Great Quality and Service.
  • One of the best purchases I've ever made - Zeppelin Air Speakers

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The sound is just not comparable. Rich, round, smooth and velvety, with good base. Everyone comments on how good it sounds.

    We The sound is just not comparable. Rich, round, smooth and velvety, with good base. Everyone comments on how good it sounds.

    We had it in the garden (large garden) for a summer party and the volume was sufficient enough to not be lost at all and quite honestly we could even have made it louder if we wished.

    Yes, it could take a short while to set up if you have an old system (and if you're not a techie like me), but the results are just superb.

    Initially I didn't consider this item as I saw it on the Gadget Show and thought it to be just the newest in pretentious gadgets, especially the shape. How wrong was I! The chap, may have been Greg at the Covent Garden Store, insisted that I listen to my own music on the Zepplin (and then others) and not look at the shape. Done and dusted and haven't looked back. Guess what, the shape has even grown on me too.

    This is an excellent product and something has to be said for Apple Services too.

    • Written by from Bromley

    2 of 5 people found this useful

    Was this useful? One of the best purchases I've ever made - Zeppelin Air Speakers
  • Poor sound & poor functionality

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    This worked OK for about 6 months then after a software update it decided to lose connection (no change to my wifi setup), I ended This worked OK for about 6 months then after a software update it decided to lose connection (no change to my wifi setup), I ended up resetting the Zep Air a couple times a week, in the end I contacted B&W support and when they finally responded, they denied any issues and told me to get an apple airport base station, like a mug I did and guess what - no change! Overall I would say that it is somewhat outdated as the Airplay works better with a 3GS than a 4S and now with the 5 the dock is useless. Sound quality is below average, boxy and shut in compared with other Airplay systems. I would not touch this or any B&W product again.

    • Written by from BRISTOL

    10 of 15 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Poor sound & poor functionality

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