B&W Announces Zeppelin Mini iPod Speaker System 
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Written by AVRev.com   
Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Intended to build upon the success of the Zeppelin, Bowers and Wilkins has announced the pending release of the Zeppelin Mini.  More akin to the aesthetics of a standard iPod docking station, the Mini abandons the Zeppelin look and goes for something a bit more practical. 

While speaker size and the amount of drivers has lowered from the single bass and twin mid and tweeter drive units of the Zeppelin to a single 75mm pair of full range drivers, B&W says that there are a significant amount of upgrades as well. One of the key differences, according to B&W is an updated docking arm.  Not only is the newer arm able to rotate a full ninety degrees to allow users easy access to their libraries, but allows the Zeppelin Mini to completely bypass the iPod’s analog output stage.

The Zeppelin Mini also has added functionality thanks to an included USB socket.  Hooking the station up to a home computer allows not only music streaming, but synchronization of the attached iPhone or iPod. When the Zeppelin Mini launches it will sell at $200 less than the Zeppelin, at $399.

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