Our take on the Bowers & Wilkins Z2
Own an iPhone 5? Good news — the Bowers and Wilkins Z2 high-performance audio system has a built-in Lightning connector, so you can dock that new iPhone for easy charging and music playback. Own an Apple device with an older 30-pin connector? More good news — the Z2 is compatible with Apple AirPlay, which means it can wirelessly stream music from from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch — even your computer.
Advanced audio design
The Z2 features high-quality electronics and drivers to deliver spacious, detailed sound. Its two full-range drivers are framed by baskets designed to minimize rear sound reflection and coloration. Each driver has its own individual amplifier to ensure greater accuracy and reduce cross-interference.
The system's rear-firing Flowport™ passively reinforces low frequencies. The dimpled surface of its opening reduces air turbulence for tight, accurate bass. (It's the same effect that helps golf balls fly farther.)
Bowers & Wilkins' proprietary Digital Signal Processing circuitry continually analyzes and adjusts the audio signal. Even at maximum volume, your music sounds balanced and clear. The AC adapter has been designed specifically for low noise levels, letting the Z2's electronics operate more efficiently and produce cleaner sound.
The AirPlay advantage
AirPlay uses your Wi-Fi® network to connect the Z2 speaker system wirelessly to your iTunes® library on your computer.You can send music to multiple Z2s (or other AirPlay-compatible systems like the Zeppelin Air) to simultaneously play your music in different locations throughout your home. And you can control the volume levels of each connected player individually or jointly through your computer's iTunes program.
With your Apple portable — iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch — you have even more options. Stream music wirelessly directly from your device to the Z2. Or use your portable as a remote to control your computer's iTunes library.— download Apple's Remote app, and then you can select songs and playlists or adjust the volume level of the system on the fly.
- Lightning connector dock works with iPhone 5, 5th generation iPod touch, 7th generation iPod nano and later
- AirPlay lets you stream music via Wi-Fi® from your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, or computer
- automatically charges player while docked
- two full-range drivers
- Flowport bass port reinforces low frequencies
- stereo minijack input for portable devices
- Ethernet port for a wired connection to a home network
- AC power adapter
- remote control
- 12-1/2"W x 7"H x 4"D
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee