Bowers & Wilkins Announces Zeppelin Mini iPod Speakers - Small Sounds Beautiful

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Compact iPod speaker from the same acoustic engineering team as Zeppelin. USB iPod® connectivity via docking arm. Ninety degree rotation for Cover Flow and video playback. USB connectivity for streaming music. Synchronise with PC/Mac.

Bowers & Wilkins' iconic Zeppelin redefined what could be expected from an iPod speaker system. Digital music needn't be harsh, brash, or unpalatable - it could be delivered in glorious high-fidelity. Plus, the device that provided this amazing sound could be a thing of beauty. Two years and an unprecedented collection of glowing reviews and prestigious awards later, Zeppelin iPod docking station is joined by the new Zeppelin Mini.

Zeppelin Mini attains the same high standards in sound quality and design, but in a more compact form. It is reduced in size, not in sound, and has amazing volume levels for such a diminutive package. Like its larger sibling it's ideal for lounges, but it can be easily slotted into a bedroom, kitchen, or student digs.

Key new features include an updated docking arm, where the addition of USB connectivity allows Zeppelin Mini to bypass the analogue output stage of any iPod, providing access to the very best digital sound the player offers.

Decades of experience producing the very best speakers for demanding customers such as Abbey Road Studios, and advanced Digital Signal Processing (DSP) combine to create a sonic experience that belies the compact stature of Zeppelin Mini.

The recent work Bowers & Wilkins has undertaken in the area of DSP-intensive projects, such as the in-car speaker system for the new Jaguar XJ, have provided knowledge and advances found in Zeppelin Mini.

But Zeppelin is about more than amazing sound, and the iconic design of the original is reflected in the Zeppelin Mini's subtle curves. There are major design advances, too, and the docking arm rotates through 90 degrees allowing access to music through the Cover Flow menu system. Add to this Bowers & Wilkins' famous attention to detail in terms of materials and construction and it's a worthy addition to the Zeppelin family.

The Zeppelin Mini also adds the ability to stream music direct from your PC or Mac via USB. Any computer will benefit from the improved sound quality and digital processing that Zeppelin Mini's advanced DSP and drive unit technology offer. This USB connection also has the advantage of letting you synchronize your iPod or iPhone with your computer.

As Bowers & Wilkins has proved with Zeppelin, constant attention to iPod developments and customer demands through the medium of freely available firmware upgrades allows Zeppelin users to keep pace with new technology. This level of support will again be key to the continued success of Zeppelin Mini.

Notes to Editors:

Bowers & Wilkins was established in Sussex in the 1960s and has grown to be a hugely respected brand in the world of sound reproduction. As well as its popular ranges of hi-fi and home theater loudspeakers, the company is also responsible for providing the 'audio standard' speaker systems in many professional recording studios worldwide, including London's Abbey Road, and has also entered into partnership with Jaguar to provide in-car entertainment systems.

The Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Mini is available in the USA from October 2009, RRP $399

For more information please visit http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/zeppelinmini

Bowers & Wilkins stockists:
01903 221 500 / http://www.bowers-wilkins.com

Trademark acknowledgements:
iPod and iPhone are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States and other countries

Media enquiries:
All media enquiries, including Zeppelin Mini loans and photography requests to:

Paul McEntee
020 3047 4078
Seema Parmar
020 3047 4001    
Nik Thakkar
020 3047 4087

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