More than 3 years ago the Apple company presented technology of wireless potokovy data transmission under AirPlay title, and many producers of acoustics (that there, users too) ignore it till this moment. Naturally, the main reason for current situation — not the most applicable conditions of licensing of AirPlay which according to our colleagues from iLounge increase the price of one audiosystem for $100. But how to be that who wishes the greatest convenience from music listening on created for iPhone and iPad columns? The answer is simple — to get one of the best acoustic AirPlay-systems Bowers & Wilkins Z2 or to look at his massive "big brother" of Zeppelin Air.
Our video review of Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air
The minimum in 8-10 kgs is in a big box in weight acoustics, a control panel in the form of a sea stone, certain not the most modern power unit and unlimited quantity of manuals pieces of paper. After unpacking and column installation on a table I to a descent asked for myself a question. Who called this giant "air" not clearly, its weight makes more than 6 kgs. On the other hand it not the figurative audiosystem, is enough to find once to it a place in a room and truly to adjust.
To adjust, by the way, it not and it is simple. Naturally, I speak about AirPlay-synchronization with iPhone, the dokingovy support works directly from a box. There are two options of an option — by means of the free supplement from App Store [iTunes link] or through the Bowers & Wilkins appendices, a kotor it is possible to download on the official website of the producer. I advise to a descent to undertake the 2nd method, it more successful. In any case use the complete brochure, there everything is carefully written and drawn.
In 15-20 minutes and several restarts the system at last earned. All process of a conclusion of a sound through AirPlay was described earlier by Arthur Malosiyev, about it it is possible to esteem in Z2 review. If you have iOS 6, it will be necessary to press twice on the Home button, свайпнуть the bottom menu of a mnogozadachnost from left to right, and to be switched to Zeppelin Air c by the help of the AirPlay button. To behold this button on iOS 7, it is quite easy to open Control center.
External shape of Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air
After primary option at last it is possible to make out Zeppelin Air closer. All forward party of acoustics is covered with a fabric under which there are to a descent four loudspeakers (2×25мм and 2×75мм). The black fabric is cut exactly on the center by a narrow dural strip in which highest part there are only two buttons — the button of inclusion/shutdown and a volume control swing.
On the back panel of the device there is a port for power unit connection (that huge dark "brick" which povsevremenno hunting somewhere to hide), Ethernet if in the house there is no Wi-Fi, the USB-B socket, an AUX entrance, also a nest for kickback of all options Zeppelin Air to the industrial.
Two big "craters" — are fazoinvertor with special dimples along the edges for fall of turbulence of a stream of the air which is given out by acoustics. In the Bowers & Wilkins company say that they help to do a bass more exact and collected, but to a sound we will return a little later.
In a set there is only one, but very necessary device — a control panel on a battery by means of which it is possible to include/switch off Zeppelin Air, to operate playing, also to switch an audioentrance. By the way, to a descent after acoustics purchase by all means uncover batteries this plastic "stone" and take a film, on another the panel will not earn.
The most fascinating — leg fastening about Lightning dock-konnektorom for connection of all modern devices of Apple, not including iPad of all models. It adjoins to acoustics case in its most lower part and goes an arch by all face-to-face part of the case, the reminiscence why is created that it soars in air.
Dock support for iPhone 5
iPhone 5 is quite strong посиживает in this docking station, does not slide and is not going to fall down perfidiously a floor from big height. In common with Apple company phone on a docking station of Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air looks very adequately and, it seems to me, it is similar to a certain most powerful galactic ship with a chair for the pilot.
Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air sound
«Give already about a sound, Kostya!» — on feelings click you. I, however, itself wish to share with you impressions about Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air sounding, but, it seems, it is so more clear to be expressed, I am afraid and worry. At first I am afraid for the ears which remember till this moment this bass.
Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air sounds very massivno. Uboyno — that word which precisely depicts the 1st reminiscence from a sound of this acoustics is concrete. The column very much and very sonorous, it is capable to fill with a sound not only only huge room and a room in the size about a school gym. Perfectly that in Zeppelin Air ther
e is no alarm clock function, on another my habit to put loudness of its melody on a maximum good for me did not come to the end.
Quality of a sound of acoustics of Bowers & Wilkins usually at the top level, composition actually though what genre sounds clearly and vividly. Averages and the highest frequencies — are live, a sound spotless, to carp here to me there is nothing. With basses, however, business is is sensitive in a different way. Thanks to the massive built-in subwoofer of Zeppelin Air gives out very much the most powerful bass with a small roar, on the lifted-up loudness it voobshchy can reincarnate in porridge and disturb listening of the loved composition. Consider that such situation is caused by a subwoofer arrangement in not the most classical for it a place — on a case or on a regiment. Quality of a given-out bass changes in the best party if acoustics to test to rearrange in more suitable open place.
For small rooms Bowers&Wilkins Z2 seemed to me more suitable, than his big brother of Zeppelin Air. At the smallest cost it gives out a good sound with a quite good bass and is simply capable to shake the company from 7-10 people though too suffers superfluous loudness. Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air with its sound and unusual design is intended for those who wishes a maximum from docking stations of a known British brand. It is a full-complete set, it is iPhone 5 64 GB and Bentley Continental Speed c a 6-liter cursor and 575 horses. The most expensive and most powerful docking station of the Bowers & Wilkins company for iPhone 5.
To get Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air