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Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air Wireless AirPlay Speaker Dock

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30-Pin Connector
  • Zeppelin Air is the complete speaker dock, making your music sound richer and more lifelike than you've ever heard it before.
  • Apple's AirPlay technology lets you stream music wirelessly from your iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch ®, Mac or PC.
  • Zeppelin Air with 30pin connector's dock is compatible with iPhone 4S, 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone, iPod touch, (4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st generations) iPod classic and iPod nano (6th,5th, 4th, 3rd and 2nd generations).
  • Supported by Bowers & Wilkins' free Control app for easy setup.
  • Bowers & Wilkins' Zeppelin Air comes with a 2-year limited warranty only when purchased from an authorized dealer including Amazon.com (indicated by ships from and sold by Amazon.com).
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Product Specifications

Style: 30-Pin Connector
Brand NameB&W
Color NameBlack

Technical Details

Style: 30-Pin Connector
  • Brand Name: B&W
  • Model: ZEPAIR
  • Color Name: Black

Product Details

Style: 30-Pin Connector
  • Product Dimensions: 25.2 x 8.2 x 6.8 inches ; 20 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 18 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B004PJC9QU
  • Item model number: ZEPAIR
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 25, 2011

Product Description

Style: 30-Pin Connector


B&W Zeppelin with AirPlay
Zeppelin Air delivers audiophile quality sound performance, from a single loudspeaker.
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B&W Zeppelin with AirPlay
Whether you choose to dock your iPhone or use AirPlay, Zeppelin Air offers natural, room-filling audio.
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Zeppelin Air

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 choose 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.



B&W Zeppelin with AirPlay
The remarkable Zeppelin Air's distinctive design is the result of sound acoustic principles – freeing the tweeters and aiding sound dispersion.
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B&W Zeppelin with AirPlay
Bowers & Wilkins Flowport technology originates from Bowers & Wilkins' high-end 800 Series loudspeakers, and helps provide smoother bass on Zeppelin Air.
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Advanced Technology

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.

Better Bass

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.

Audiophile DACs

Digital tracks are simple sequences of code. To turn this code into a signal that speakers can recognize, 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.



B&W Zeppelin with AirPlay
AirPlay allows you to add more Zeppelin Airs, or A7s or A5s, to create an intuitive, simple-to-use
multiroom system.
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B&W Zeppelin with AirPlay
AirPlay lets you stream music directly from your iPhone or iPad, or access your entire music collection stored on your computer's iTunes library.
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AirPlay

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 favorite 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 favorite 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.



B&W Zeppelin with AirPlay
The free Bowers & Wilkins AirPlay Setup App makes setting up Zeppelin Air quick and easy. Allowing you more time to enjoy your music.
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Easy Set-up

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.

Step-by-step

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: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese.


Which Wireless Music System is Right for You?


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AirPlay
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
24/96 DAC
Yes
Yes
iPhone Dock
Yes
Yes
Dimensions (H x L x D)
173 x 640 x 208 mm
6.8 x 25.2 x 8.2 inches
220 x 360 x 160 mm
8.5 x 14 x 6.5 inches
180 x 300 x 120 mm
7.4 x 12 x 4.75 inches
180 x 320 x 100 mm
7.4 x 12.6 x 4 inches
Weight (Kg)
6
5.7
3.6
2.6
Remote control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Compatible with iPhone 5
Yes (AirPlay)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Setup App
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes


Bowers and Wilkins history
The control room of Studio 1 at London's Abbey Road Studios, which uses Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series loudspeakers.
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Bowers and Wilkins history
Nautilus was the result of a five-year research program to create the perfect loudspeaker. Many technologies developed in this project are now found in all Bowers & Wilkins products.
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Bowers & Wilkins history

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.

Engineering Innovation

Every discovery Bowers & Wilkins' scientists make in their dedicated Research and Development facility 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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70 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Sam on June 4, 2011
Style Name: 30-Pin Connector
I've had the Zeppelin Air for a little over a week now and, like any speaker, is now starting to open up. Setup was not as difficult as other reviews have described. As long as you follow the included instructions it will only take 10 minutes at the most, and given its price I'm sure most are willing to kill 10 minutes setting it up.

Setup:
You start by connecting the Air to your computer via included ethernet cable. Then you access an offline website to name the Air and log it onto your router. After waiting about 2 minutes for the flashing purple LED to turn solid, you open iTunes and start streaming music.

Streaming:
The streaming process is very good. I've had the sound cut off twice, each time was for less than 1 second. Having connected other speakers through airplay, I can tell you this is normal and just a minor bug in Apple's software.

Build:
The build quality is quite good. B&W built a rubber base into the Air, which allows the system to grip most surfaces very well. There is no handle to hold the Air, which makes moving it from room to room kind of difficult. Overall the build quality seems very solid.

Sound:
Since B&W is known for their audiophile grade equipment, it should come as no surprise that these speakers sound very good. Any serious audiophile most likely would not buy the Air however, since at this price range a bookshelf system would sound better. However, I didn't buy this system only for sound quality but also convenience and portability. The treble is clean and detailed, I would say about equal to the B&W MM-1. Mids are warm and powerful. The Bass is surprisingly good for a speaker this size. While I wouldn't say it has strong punches, it does sound very natural and present.
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41 of 47 people found the following review helpful By James Copple on June 27, 2011
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Even the packaging is of high quality. The unit is heavy and you're not really sure how to pick it up, and mindful of the expense you carefully lift it to the table. There is a very well written step-by-step instruction guide and I didn't plug the Air in until I read this guide. I followed the directions carefully and in 5-10 mins I was streaming iTunes from my MacBook Pro.

At first there was some disappointment at the quality of the sound. The sound was rather cramped, at higher volume it seemed to struggle. There was a slightly tinny uncomfortable sound, we had to turn the volume down so it was not unpleasant. The wife and I had an argument, she was adamant that the thing was not as good as numerous other ones she had heard. I was in denial, unable to accept that it was as poor as it seemed. We left it on and carried on with household chores for a couple of hours, me feeling a heavy dose of buyer's remorse.

Then it happened. We came back into the room and somebody had stolen the first pretend one and replaced it with the real McCoy. The sound had opened up, filling the room with rich, creamy, glorious music. all the cramped tinniness had gone. At high volume there was pure clarity, no distortion, sheer pleasure to listen to. The spine started tingling. Goose bumps appeared on the skin.

The unit needs to run in for a few hours so give it a while. Once it has warmed up, you will find it compares favorably with all but the poshest HiFi systems. It is an iPod dock, and perhaps I should not compare it with HiFi. The limitation is the proximity of the speakers; there is little stereo separation unless you are close to the unit compared with having separate loud speakers set 10 feet apart.
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184 of 235 people found the following review helpful By Don on November 27, 2011
Style Name: 30-Pin Connector
Do you have what it takes to own a Zeppelin Air?

What a great idea! Wireless music with great speakers controlled by your iphone! A Super-dock! But for us (and a handful of fellow consumers), a terrible product, because operating a ZA requires that you pass a test, which we did not. Let me describe how we came to this conclusion. We bought the ZA at the local Apple store, and carefully followed the instructions in the box to connect to our wi-fi. It should be plug and play, right? The plug part required hooking up the ZA to a desktop computer with a (rather short) Ethernet cable, and connecting the ZA to local wi-fi. We went through the multi-step set-up sequence as carefully as we could, taking extra care to input the correct wi-fi password, as described. This was an ominous step in the instructions, warning of dire consequences if not done correctly. We were absolutely certain that this was typed in correctly (Network Don & Jess, all alphanumeric password). Once the ZA connects to your network, it will stop flashing purple and become solid purple. The instructions say, hey if this doesn't happen, don't worry, just hit the reset button and start over. Tried resetting many, many times; it didn't stop flashing purple for us - 2 hours, 3 hours of trying, searching the net for troubleshooting tips, still flashing purple. Now the Bowers & Wilkins site has a FAQ section that helpfully says that there is a firmware update, which I did, and a support section with a detailed pdf guide to download, which I did. Along the way I read that the password must be alphanumeric, that the security must be a certain type, but not another type, that the network has to support "g" protocol rather than "n". All OK, but still a flashing purple light, and the reset still did not work.
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