It has been seven years since the original Zeppelin was introduced. Today, the British audio maker has announced the rejuvenated Zeppelin that, though aesthetically similar to original’s timeless blimp design, differs in every way – from the construction to the innards. To be honest, we didn’t think the form needs any tweak. It still look as good as it was seven years ago, which is quite a design feat, if you ask me. The new Zeppelin Wireless, as it is called, gets a larger 6-1/2” woofer and an ultra-long voice coil, along with a pair of decoupled double-dome 1” tweeters and two 3.5” FST midrange drivers that affords deep bass to be played at impressive volume, while delivering clean, dynamic audio across a broad range of music genres.
The construction also gets updated, now boasting a reinforced cabinet with 50 percent thicker front fascia and specially designed glass fiber ribs to curb vibration so that you can enjoy pure, unadulterated sound. Finally, there’s the new, more powerful Digital Signal Processing (DSP) that pulls in any input – be it Airplay, Bluetooth aptX, Spotify Connect, or 3.5mm aux jack – and spit them out in 24bit/192kHz resolution. All told, the Zeppelin Wireless’ 5-driver setup, which is bolstered by the built-in digital amplifier, pumps out 100 watts of audio.
The Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless is available as we speak via B&W online store, priced at $699. It will also hit the shelves of retailers come October 15.