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.: 714346311996

    Warranty

    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
    • Warranty: Two-year limited (For details, please visit: www.bowers-wilkins.com)

Compatibility

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iPhone models

  • iPhone

  • iPhone 3G

  • iPhone 3Gs

  • iPhone 4

  • iPhone 4s

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 (3.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Best Speaker System Ever

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I have been using the Zeppelin for hours and hours, and I must say it is far superior to ANY competition. Originally, I was lookin I have been using the Zeppelin for hours and hours, and I must say it is far superior to ANY competition. Originally, I was looking at getting the Bose SoundDock 10. But when I listened to the Bose, I was not as pleased. I am very confident in saying that this is the best sound system that there is to offer. It is very balanced, and even shows up on the ipod with a speaker EQ for bass, and some ipod settings. It was great that you could turn up and down the bass. I am very pleased with Bowers and Wilkins, and will be getting a lot more products by this company. B&W by far is the leading speaker brand for anything you may need. I would recommend them to anyone.

    • Written by from Charlotte

    595 of 668 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Best Speaker System Ever
  • B&W Zeppelin air

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    The online reviews of this don't do it justice. The sound is truly amazing for an ipod/iphone dock and I could honestly give it a The online reviews of this don't do it justice. The sound is truly amazing for an ipod/iphone dock and I could honestly give it a nod over a decent home stereo as it's simply that good. The only reason I can't go 5 stars is the occasional drop out of the air play. It's possible it's my home network, but I was honestly hoping it would be a little stronger than what it is. Overall though, the occasional drop out was far outweighed by the sound.
    I didn't find airplay set up too hard, just connected it to my imac via the supplied ethernet cable and followed the diagrams that were provided. Pretty sure I was up and running in about 5 mins. B&W have done it again with this one and I'm very happy to have it!

    • Written by from Tulsa

    358 of 414 people found this useful

    Was this useful? B&W Zeppelin air
  • Great product, difficuly wireless setup

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Packaging is beautiful. And the hardware design is stunning. Very solid and it looks great in any room. Obviously, it is very easy Packaging is beautiful. And the hardware design is stunning. Very solid and it looks great in any room. Obviously, it is very easy to get going. Plug it in the wall, hook up an iPod, and you’re off.

    HOWEVER, getting it on the network was a problem. Followed the instructions to a T. I kept ending up with a red flashing light. I reset, reset, reset to no avail. I started getting quite frustrated. Finally, I just began turning it on and off and it eventually showed up in iTunes. No idea how or why and I can’t recall the steps so it can be reproduced. Just glad I got it going. Works fine now from my iPhone and MacBook Pro.

    Initial feeling is that the sound is great but needs some breaking in to get to max enjoyment.

    • Written by from Franklin

    316 of 399 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great product, difficuly wireless setup
  • Most ridiculous setup & Flashing Red Light

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I love Bowers & Wilkins. Their products are most certainly high-end, especially in design and quality. However, they lack greatly I love Bowers & Wilkins. Their products are most certainly high-end, especially in design and quality. However, they lack greatly in functionality and ease of use. The Zeppelin air are a pain to setup, and quite ridiculous.

    Worst of all is the flashing red light error, which essentially means your speakers are done for. I just recently got my speakers replaced because of this issue and attained a brand new model! After a 2 hour setup, the problem once again was apparent. It seems now that they need to just recall the speakers. I emailed the BW support team, they insisted I use the Zeppelin Air Recovery Utility. While that did fix the issue, it only lasted for 5 minutes before cutouts and the flashing red light reappeared.

    For a product of high price point, I would expect more in quality of functionality and also better customer support in using the manufacturer warranty. DO NOT BUY.

    • Written by from Canyon Country

    0 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Most ridiculous setup & Flashing Red Light
  • Zeppelin Air Review.

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Like many reviews before this, my Zeppelin was an expensive failure.
    Clearly, B&W have over extended its abilities in producing t Like many reviews before this, my Zeppelin was an expensive failure.
    Clearly, B&W have over extended its abilities in producing the 'Air'.
    Quite an appropriate name as Air is all you'll get.
    Terrible technology, Pathetic App and a very dodgy connection.
    Buy this rubbish at your peril....
    On the plus side, it looks good.

    • Written by from New Milton

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Zeppelin Air Review.
  • Good Product Poor Warranty

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I purchased the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin before they came out with air. It was great right in the beginning and then I was statio I purchased the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin before they came out with air. It was great right in the beginning and then I was stationed overseas. When I returned the warranty had expired and whenever I turn it on the red light simply flashes, I know have a 600$ paper weight and when I try and contact bower and wilkins to have it looked at everything needs to be shipped with a downpayment. Keep your money local, a good set of speakers should last longer than 2 years.

    • Written by from Glendale
    Was this useful? Good Product Poor Warranty

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