Design by Stark
“What we designed is not a loudspeaker. What we designed was vibrating air”
AV Installs ltd is proud to announce a new arrival to our wireless speaker product range. The Parrot ZIKMU indoor wireless Hi-Fi speaker. Designed by Phillipe Starck offers a contemporary design packed with all the performance and features you would expect from a high end Audio Visual Product………………………………………………………………………………….
Inventive and surprising, Philippe Starck has created speakers reflecting his genius and personality exclusively for Parrot. Their stunning, ultra-modern sculpted shape incorporates advanced technology that delivers an intense and powerful sound with spectacular clarity.
From Tokyo to Mexico and from Paris to New York, Philippe Starck turns everyday life upside-down, from urban and prestigious architecture to our very own bathrooms. Find all the amazement of a Starck invention in your living room.
Incredible immersive sound, transmitted at 360 degrees
Instant streaming of tracks via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi from smartphones, tablets, Mac and PC
Docking station rechrges iPod / iPod Touch / iPone while playing
Turn ZIKMU into a home theatre system using RCA line-in
Graphic Equaliser for personilised sound output
5 stylish product colours
Remote control included
Dragon Red, Sorbet Lime, Artice White, Pearl Grey and Classic Black
The Magic of Wireless Speakers
From Bluetooth to Wi-Fi, the Parrot speakers by Starck stand on the cutting edge of the new wireless technology. At last, relive the music stored on your PC by transferring it to the speakers by Wi-Fi. Stream your music in style from your cell phone via Bluetooth.
Zikmu enables you to listen to the music you love using all the modern digital devices. The iPod® / iPhone™ dock uses Apple®’s digital encryption chipset. Transfer is entirely digital and supports all digital formats, including Apple Lossless.
Wi-Fi enables you to listen to any piece of music from a PC. The Parrot virtual sound card provides the interface with all your PC’s audio players: Windows Media Player, iTunes…
The Bluetooth Stereo wireless technology (A2DP) is available on Mac laptops and desktops as well as A2DP mobile phones and future 3.0 iPhone™ release. Finally, an analogue Hi-fi input enables you to connect your CD players or TV set.
Immersive Sound Transmitted at 360 degrees
Zikmu is a daring blend of design and acoustics. We wanted to create an elegant high performance object that would integrate harmoniously into any interior. After nearly three years of research, and with the help of leading audio specialists, these loudspeakers of a different kind are now available. The concept is based on a unique combination of various acoustic technologies, made possible by means of sophisticated signal processing (DSP). The result is an impressive sound image emanating from an unobtrusive beautifully-designed object.
NXT technology uses a quite different principle from a conventional loudspeaker. A honey comb membrane structure is vibrated by a set of exciters located in carefully defined positions. In addition, the panel’s characteristic radiation diagram shows that radiationfrom the edges is low, making it possible to minimise reflections on the sides of the panel and prevent interference with furniture in the room
Compact Bass Casing
The bottom part of the loudspeaker contains a powerful woofer placed in the downfire position, and a bass-reflex system. Bass reproduction is amplified by placing the housing as close as possible to the floor, although size remains at a an unobtrusive level (fig.3). The woofer is equipped with a neodymium magnet for maximum power in minimum space. The box interior is reinforced by a metal structure that eliminates distortion.
Flawless Stereo Image
Parrot draws on its wireless technology to deliver a perfect stereo image. Two real left and right speakers provide rich and deep sound. Thanks to the wireless link between the two speakers, you no longer have to settle for second best as with other iPod docking stations. With our PC software, you can easily assign the left or right stereo channel to either of the speakers.
The Power of DSP
The combination of panel and woofer was made possible by very specific control of all electrodynamic elements via a system of DSP processing and amplifiers. Unlike conventional loudspeakers designed to produce an ideal axial response, Parrot By Starck loudspeakers radiate energy homogeneously throughout the entire room (fig.4). The electronic architecture is ideally suited to this type of use. A powerful DSP synchronised at 200MHz carries out the digital filtering and feeds into a set of amplifiers dedicated to each driver. Therefore Class-D amplifiers were chosen so as to achieve maximum efficiency and minimum heat dispersion.
■Total power output: 100W RMS, 50W per channel
■3-channel (Class D) digital amplifier
■Frequency range: 50 Hz – 20 kHz
■Compatible audio formats: MP3, LPCM
■Settings: volume, R/L balance, equalizer with presets
■RF remote control
■RCA line-in input for all audio analog sources
■Cabinet custom molded design using ABS and PMMA resins with acoustically transparent cloth grilles over the membrane sections.
■Power supply: 70W (per speaker)
■Wi-Fi b/g with SES/WPS
■Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
■A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
■AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control profile)
■Maximum range: 50 feet, 15 metres
■Pairing: by PIN code (0000)
■Updates via Bluetooth
■Height: 29.2 in., 750 mm
■Dimensions- bottom: 12.5 x 11.3 in., 320 x 290 mm
■Dimensions – top: 5 x 1.4 in.,130 x 35 mm
■Weight: 17 lbs., 3.5 kg