The Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin — has now been rebuilt with streaming in mind.is upon us, and one of the most iconic iPod speakers — the
The biggest change over the most recent Zeppelin is that the speaker now has Amazon’s on board, meaning it can act as part of a smart home. The new wireless Zeppelin is still a stereo speaker, though, and includes two Decoupled Double-Dome tweeters from the 600 Anniversary Series, two midrange drivers and a central 150mm bass driver.
The Zeppelin offers a number of connection options, including Wi-Fi (Roon Ready, but the B&W can still connect via AirPlay., and coming in 2022) and aptX Bluetooth. It’s compatible with the existing series and uses the Bowers & Wilkins Music App for such as Qobuz, SoundCloud, Tidal and TuneIn. If you’re a user, sadly, the company says the speaker will not be made
The Zeppelin is available in two finishes, midnight gray and pearl gray, and it includes a switchable lighting effect on its metal pedestal stand. The speaker is also wall-mountable.
At $799 the Zeppelin is more expensive than most Bluetooth speakers, but as a fan of previous versions I expect it will likely sound very good for the money. It’s just a shame there’s no analog input for connecting a turntable or other device.