Z2 delivers high-quality sound performance, from a single, compact loudspeaker. view larger Whether you choose to dock your iPhone 5 or use AirPlay, Z2 offers natural, room-filling audio. view larger Z2 — The Best of All Worlds
With Z2, you get the best of all worlds: Amazing sound, the effortless convenience of wireless streaming, the ability to digitally dock the latest generation of iPhone, iPod touch, and iPod nano with the new Lightning connector, and a versatile design that fits anywhere.
Dock or Not
Whether you chose to dock your iPhone 5 or use AirPlay with an iPad, iPhone or computer, Z2 delivers fantastic, room-filling sound that has to be heard to be believed.
bowers & wilkins Control app allows you to set up and manage your Z2 quickly and easily. Plus, because it uses Apple's AirPlay technology, you probably already own almost everything you need to get started: a Wi-Fi network and an iOS device full of your favorite music.
Z2's advanced acoustic technology means it sounds fantastic, even up against walls or in confined spaces. view larger The latest class D amplifiers provide pristine sound across the whole audible bandwidth. view larger Advanced Technology
Z2 is packed full of some of the most advanced acoustic technology around. Digital Signal Processing keeps music sounding amazingly rich, controlled and fully formed. Z2 performs like a much larger speaker system, no matter how loud you play it.
Class D Amplifiers
Z2's versatile size is disproportional to performance; critical to this are the carefully selected amplifiers. The latest class D amplifiers provide pristine sound across the whole audible bandwidth. To the listener the result is smooth and clean high frequencies, and a surprisingly deep, full bass output.
Digital Signal Processing
For many docking speakers, when played at high volume levels, the sound become unlistenable and incoherent. Z2 takes a clever approach by applying propriety Digital Signal Processing. Z2 monitors and analyses the audio signal at every sample and intelligently optimises the system to ensure controlled bass output and room filling sound at all listening levels.
AirPlay allows you to add more Z2s, Zeppelin Airs, or A7s or A5s, to create an intuitive, simple to use multi-room system. view larger AirPlay lets you stream music directly from your iPhone or iPad, or access your entire music collection stored on your computer's iTunes library. view larger AirPlay
Think of a tune. With Z2, you can play it — instantly. Z2 comes with Apple's AirPlay technology, letting you stream music wirelessly from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC. And all in blistering high-quality lossless audio. It's time to set your music free.
All your Music
Z2 lets you play your entire music collection wirelessly. From your Mac or PC, or streamed directly from your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. It works seamlessly with all your favorite music apps, like Spotify and Last.fm. Music is everywhere: how you play it is up to you.
All your Apps
AirPlay on Z2 works seamlessly with your favorite music apps, like Last.fm and Mixcloud. However you like to get music, via lossless audio, MP3 or a cloud service, you can tune in on Z2.
The free Bowers & Wilkins AirPlay Setup App makes setting up Z2 quick and easy. Allowing you more time to enjoy your music. view larger Easy Set-up
Wireless streaming with AirPlay is incredibly simple and intuitive. Plus, with the free Bowers & Wilkins AirPlay setup app, it's a breeze to set up and manage your Z2. The app will take you through the simple process of connecting to your Wi-Fi network, and manage your settings, all wirelessly.
Setting up a Wireless Music System and AirPlay is simple with the Bowers & Wilkins Setup app. But if you do encounter any problems, the comprehensive step-by-step help system will iron out any difficulties. All in simple language, that is easy to understand and follow.
Choice of Seven Languages
The Bowers & Wilkins AirPlay Setup App is available in seven languages. You can choose between: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Japanese.
Which Wireless Music System is Right for You?
| || || || || |
| ||Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air ||Bowers & Wilkins A7 Wireless Music System ||Bowers & Wilkins A5 Wireless Music System ||Bowers & Wilkins Z2 Wireless Music System |
|AirPlay ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes |
|24/96 DAC ||Yes ||Yes || || |
|iPhone Dock ||Yes || || ||Yes |
|Dimensions (H x L x D) ||173 x 640 x 208 mm |
6.8 x 25.2 x 8.2 inches
|220 x 360 x 160 mm |
8.5 x 14 x 6.5 inches
|180 x 300 x 120 mm |
7.4 x 12 x 4.75 inches
|180 x 320 x 100 mm |
7.4 x 12.6 x 4 inches
|Weight (Kg) ||6 ||5.7 ||3.6 ||2.6 |
|Remote control ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes |
|Compatible with iPhone 5 ||Yes (AirPlay) ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes |
|Setup App ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes |
The control room of Studio 1 at London's Abbey Road Studios, which uses Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series loudspeakers. view larger Nautilus was the result of a five-year research program to create the perfect loudspeaker. Many technologies developed in this project are now found in all Bowers & Wilkins products. view larger Bowers & Wilkins History
In leading recording studios around the world, music that will soon be heard everywhere is first heard through Bowers & Wilkins loudspeakers. In London's world-famous Abbey Road Studios, all three main studios use Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series speakers to capture the output of the world's biggest selling artists.
Every discovery Bowers & Wilkins' scientists make in their dedicated Research and Development facility influences how speakers all over the world are designed and built. Technologies such as Nautilus Tapering Tubes and Flowport start life in their high-end loudspeakers, but are also important factors in the likes of Zeppelin Air and A7.
Doing It from Day One
When John Bowers set up Bowers & Wilkins in 1966, experimentation in sound and recording was escalating rapidly. It was the time of Sergeant Pepper and Pet Sounds, and Bowers had a pioneering spirit to match. His ambition was revolutionary for the day, and remains so: to create a loudspeaker that neither adds nor takes away from the music. Bowers & Wilkins has been exploring the world of sound ever since. And they'll never settle for less than perfection.