Bowers & Wilkins has announced the Zeppelin, a new high performance speakers system for the iPod. The Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin is a one-piece speaker system that has a docking station for playback from your iPod. The Zeppelin is about 2 feet wide with a tapered shape and is finished in a polished stainless steel.
“Applying Bowers & Wilkins’ considerable expertise to the task of iPod playback has yielded impressive results,” says Bowers & Wilkins’ Executive V.P. Business Development, Evert Huizing. “Several Bowers & Wilkins core technologies enabled us to offer a quantum leap in performance and to do it from a tremendously cool-looking component. Consequently, Zeppelin will be positioned to introduce a truly high-end sonic experience to many listeners who might otherwise not encounter it, which is good for Bowers & Wilkins and good for audio and music in general.”
With a very cool overall design, the tapered unit also houses the midrange and tweeter drivers in the similar way as the Bowers & Wilkins 800 series loudspeakers. The midrange and tweeter speaker pairs are placed as far left and right to maximize stereo separation with a single five inch subwoofer in the center. The Zeppelin has three channels of amplification with 50 watts for the subwoofer and 25 watts for each of the midrange and tweeter speaker pairs.
The Zeppelin will work with any of the newer 30-pin docking iPods without the need for a dock adapter, there is a spring-loaded design with a floating arm to hold the iPod in place. Included with the Zeppelin is a remote control that will allow for full control of your iPod from across the room. The Zeppelin also has a mini-jack input for devices other than an iPod and both an S-video and composite-video outputs to allow you to transfer your video content to your television.
The Zeppelin will be available in September 2007 at select Apple Stores nationwide and online at www.apple.com and will retail for $599.00.