Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin’s comment feels time -consuming for a long time. In 2007, the latest version of Zeppelin, equipped with the iPod base, was red (also a giant iPod base). Followed by Zeppelin Air and Zeppelin Wireless, but since 2015 … Silence has been silent.
There is no doubt that Zeppelin used to be an industry vane. What is exciting is that its new version reproduces brilliant and brings together the many advanced technologies of Bowers & Wilkins in a speaker suitable for bookshelves; well, it is suitable for most bookshelves because it is not a small speaker.
However, considering that you have the eye -opening audio technology since then, the essence of the world’s well -known High -fidelity Equipment is drawn from the price of the world, but when the price is much higher than Zeppelin, the large size of this speaker should be natural. The most important thing is that its sound quality is wonderful. So, let’s study what are the advantages of Zeppelin first.
Price and release date
Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin is now on sale. For Zeppelin, which is considered to be high -end products, its price is indeed expensive and it is difficult to avoid positive competition with some successful and well -received similar products.
Features and innovation
As for “innovation”, well, it is completely brand new, although it looks very similar to the previous Zeppelin version. From the inside to the outside, it is not so much a replacement, it is better to say that this Zeppelin starts from scratch.
First of all, this is a high -fidelity audio device. The resolution of the built -in DAC is 24bit/192kHz, but the current restricted output is 24bit/96kHz -it is expected to be improved soon, thereby further increasing the resolution of Zeppelin. (The “plan” list also includes multi -room functions of other Zeppelins models and/or Formation series wireless speakers. At present, this product supports AirPlay 2 and Spotify Connect multi -room streaming media.)
Audio information can be provided in many ways. Bluetooth 5.0 connection includes compatible AptX Adaptive codecs, as well as Apple AirPlay 2 and Spotify Connect supporting functions mentioned above. In addition, Bowers & Wilkins MusicApp applications (see the “design and use” part for details) can help you integrate Amazon Music, Deezer, Qobuz, and TIDAL, as well as accounts such as Last.fm and SoundCloud. However, at present, only Qobuz’s high -resolution audio can be accessed through this application.
When the built -in DAC is started, the audio information will be passed through a 5 high -power driving array, which is supported by a total of 240 watts of D amplifiers. There is a 25mm double hemispherical treble unit at each spire at the shell. The design has first appeared in the 600 series speakers of Bowers & Wilkins.
In the middle is a 150 mm ultra -heavy subwoofer, with a 90 mm medium -sound drive between it and each treble unit. They use the “suspension fixed sensor” (FST) driver technology, and the company’s expensive high -end 800 series speakers also use the same technology. The innovative technology aims to ensure that the sounds of the “left” and “right” channels are real, just like the hearing experience brought by a stereo speaker.
Zeppelin supports various audio files -we refer to some high -resolution audio files with rich information. No matter which sound source they come from, ZEPPELIN can basically be played freely, and more importantly, it can also show its own style.
For example, its tone balance is particularly obvious. From the frequency range (bright and impact, but never harsh) to the bass (deep and restrained, focusing on the impact and attenuation of the notes), the whole process is smooth and coherent, without excessive exaggeration, and it will not avoid weight. Even the instant information will not be missed. For some speakers, this detail attention may make people feel “too restrained”, but Zeppelin can make all of this sound natural and not produced.
Mid -sounding is a link that Bowers & Wilkins really starts to drive away from competitive products. Its attention to details and amazing realistic sound gives personality to each singer’s voice. Therefore, the interpretation of the singer is full of affection and exciting. Zeppelin provides them with a relaxed small space and singing, incorporating the singing into the grand music picture.
Due to its high power driver, Zeppelin can handle obvious dynamic changes in the recording. When playing piano solo or guitar steel strings, it is also as skillful when it comes to a slightly different sound, which makes it one of the wireless speakers with expressiveness and insight, and consumers only need to spend less than four digits. (USD) price can be owned.
Design and use
The size is 650x210x194 mm, weighing 6.5 kg. Zeppelin is one of the largest wireless speakers in the world. And don’t forget, it looks like a Ziroblin airship. Therefore, although its small metal bracket does not occupy a large area, the speaker itself (indeed required) a considerable amount of breathing space.
Zeppelin is exquisitely made and impeccable. The two colors look like “black” or “gray”, but they are actually “dark gray” and “pearl gray”. No matter what kind of decoration you choose, this speaker is quite conspicuous.
The connection is completely wireless; there is a missing angle behind the box, which is only equipped with a USB input port and an 8 -shaped power socket. Zeppelin also looks very suitable for a temporary echo wall, but obviously Bowers & Wilkins is not here.
In terms of practicality, Zeppelin provides multiple options. First of all, the music application mentioned above is very operable for the entryrship. It can be used for some EQ micro -rectification to set up a multi -room system based on Zeppelin. The back of the speaker is also equipped with some physical control, or you can use Amazon Alexa voice to control. “Schipids” may be the most appropriate words to describe its voice control experience.
This is a sweet time, and the important thing is that Zeppelin finally returns … and the quality exceeds the past. As long as you can find enough space to place a heavyweight speaker, buy this Bowers & Wilkins device is really good.