Audiophile-quality audio component maker
Bowers & Wilkins
has announced its Zeppelin speaker system for the iPod. No, it doesn’t have anything to do with the classic rock band Led Zeppelin — it’s an ovoid-shaped integrated speaker system for the iPod that looks like dirigible from which it gets its name. It costs $599.
The Zeppelin features an integrated iPod dock and holder. It’s two feet wide and sports a tapered shape and stainless steel construction. The design contains midrange drivers and tweeters, along with a five-inch subwoofer located in the center, enhanced by twin rear-firing ports.
The Zeppelin sports proprietary Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and 50 watts to its woofer, 25 watts to each of the two mid/high frequency drivers. It uses passive crossover circuits and glass-fiber construction; the tweeters feature aluminum domes.
The AC-powered Zeppelin has an auto-switching international power supply and the 30-pin dock doesn’t require an adapter for different iPod models; it sports a spring-loaded design. A mini-remote is also included that lets you play, pause, select tracks and adjust volume; it also lets you set a five-position bass equalizer.
The Zeppelin is coming to Apple retail stores this month.
Bowers & Wilkins’ Web site had not been updated with information about the Zeppelin as
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