Bowers & Wilkins at Sound & Vision 2011

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air

Bowers & Wilkins is very excited that Sound & Vision The Bristol Show 2011 will be the first UK showing of Zeppelin Air

Zeppelin Air is the first premium iPod dock to feature Apple’s AirPlay technology, and sets new standards in iPod speaker sound. Demonstrations of Zeppelin Air will be available throughout the show allowing attendees to experience the benefits of AirPlay, but more importantly to hear the dramatic breakthroughs in audio performance Zeppelin Air brings to the iPod speaker arena.

All you need to do to book your place for the Bristol demo is follow this link and select the day and time slot of your choosing from those available. This free ticket is for the demonstration only, and you will also need to have paid entrance to the Bristol Sound & Vision Show to access the Bowers & Wilkins rooms.

Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 computer speakers

The rest of Bowers & Wilkins New Media portfolio will also be demonstrated, including the What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision Award winning Zeppelin Mini and MM-1 computer speakers

Also on demonstration will be the new Bowers & Wilkins CM8 – an incredibly compact floorstanding speaker that offers much of the acoustic benefit of the award-winning CM9, in a much smaller cabinet.

Bowers & Wilkins CM8

Rotel will also be present, and visitors will be able to hear the RCX-1500 in action, partnering the CM8s in a very elegant two-channel hi-fi system. A high-quality one-box audio solution that adds the benefits of streaming and internet radio to audiophile-quality amplifier and CD elements.

Sound & Vision The Bristol Show 2011 takes place at the Marriott Hotel, Bristol, UK during the weekend of February 25-27th. Zeppelin Air demonstrations will take place in room 326.


  • Pat Fennell says:

    Re the Zeppelin Air, I have a Zep Mk1,(very pleased with it by the way) and use Airfoil to stream internet music services such as Last FM via an Airport Express, connected by mini optical lead to the Zep to as well as Airtunes for Itunes The quality is very good especially Apple lossless files streamed from Itunes but it is just not as rich a sound as a directly docked Ipod which i suppose is due to the DAC on the AE, i don’t know. Anyway two questions re the new ZEP Air.

    1. Can it stream Internet music services direct without an Airport Express.?
    2. Is the sound as good as a directly docked IPOD?

  • New media support says:

    Hi Pat

    To answer your questions:

    1. The B&W Zeppelin Air will stream wirelessly via Apple’s Airplay technology, so any software or device that does not utilise Airplay will not be compatible wirelessly. Currently on a Mac or PC, iTunes is the only software that is compatible with Airplay so if streaming from a Mac or PC, it will not be possible to stream Internet music services without an Airport Express and Airfoil.

    2. It has been observed that docking an iPod device results in a marginal sonic improvement of performance, however please note that the difference is subtle rather than obvious.

    Kind regards
    Bowers & Wilkins

  • James Smith says:

    Will I be able to stream Internet radio via iTunes on my Zeppelin Mk2 ?

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