Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin speaker provides Amazon Alexa for $799

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin speaker adds Amazon Alexa for $799


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The twentieth anniversary of the iPod is upon us, and probably the most iconic iPod audio system — the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin — has now been rebuilt with streaming in thoughts.

The most important change over the most up-to-date Zeppelin is that the speaker now has Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant on board, which means it could actually act as a part of a sensible house. The brand new wi-fi Zeppelin remains to be a stereo speaker, although, and consists of two Decoupled Double-Dome tweeters from the 600 Anniversary Collection, two midrange drivers and a central 150mm bass driver.

The Zeppelin affords quite a few connection choices, together with Wi-Fi (AirPlay 2, Spotify Join and Amazon Multi-Room Music coming in 2022) and aptX Bluetooth. It is appropriate with the present Formation collection and makes use of the Bowers & Wilkins Music App for streaming companies corresponding to Qobuz, SoundCloud, Tidal and TuneIn. Should you’re a Roon consumer, sadly, the corporate says the speaker is not going to be made Roon Prepared, however the B&W can nonetheless join through AirPlay.

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The Zeppelin is obtainable in two finishes, midnight grey and pearl grey, and it features a switchable lighting impact on its metallic pedestal stand. The speaker can also be wall-mountable.

At $799 the Zeppelin is costlier than most Bluetooth audio system, however as a fan of earlier variations I count on it’s going to possible sound superb for the cash. It is only a disgrace there is not any analog enter for connecting a turntable or different gadget.

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