Bowers & Wilkins Formation Duo

£3,499.99 inc.VAT

Introducing Bowers & Wilkins Formation Duo – the first wireless speakers that live up to the exacting audiophile standards of Bowers & Wilkins.

Each one features our patented, Carbon Dome, tweeter-on-top technology for crystal clear highs, and the same innovative Continuum cone driver found on our industry-defining 800 Series Diamond speakers.

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Bowers & Wilkins Formation Duo

When the Bowers & Wilkins Formation Duo are coupled with the exclusive Formation® Wireless Technology that produces an immersive, seamless, high-fidelity soundstage, we are redefining “wireless audio” – true to our groundbreaking heritage. Bowers & Wilkins Formation Duo is wired fidelity, wirelessly* – and why we like to think that they are the Highest Form of SoundTM.

Bowers & Wilkins Formation Duo Features

– The ultimate 96/24 bit high-resolution streaming audio system
– Carbon domed tweeter-on-top design from our 700 Series
– Designed with the legendary Continuum™ Cone from our 800 Series
– Features Formation® Wireless Technology
– WiFi, Apple® AirPlay 2®, Spotify® Connect, Roon and Bluetooth compatible
– Sets up in moments
– Synchronises in perfected harmony with other Formation product

Exclusive Formation® Wireless Technology

Creates perfected in-room speaker synchronisation, providing the ultimate listening experience.

Hear every detail in perfect harmony.

Perfected Speaker Synchronisation

An industry-defining, completely immersive soundstage experience, due to an imperceptible in-room 1 microsecond sync between speakers.

Patented Robust Mesh Network

Developed to run independently from your home WiFi network to ensure high-resolution audio performance throughout your home.

High Fidelity Streaming

96/24 Bit Audio Resolution streaming with twice the fidelity than the leading wireless speaker brand for the purest and clearest audio experience.

Quick & Easy Set Up

Streamlined user interface takes just moments to set up and start playing.

Carbon Dome Tweeter

Our patented Carbon Dome tweeter design, derived from our 700 series, delivers a precise soundscape unlike any other wireless speaker.

Continuum Cone Technology

Features on our legendary 800 Series, the Continuum cone delivery expressive and accurate mid-range tones that make music come alive.

About Bowers & Wilkins

1960s: Humble beginnings

The sleepy coastal town of Worthing in South England might not look like a hotbed of 1960s freewheeling experimentation, but for audio fans it’s a place that’s synonymous with innovation. Thanks to the first Bowers & Wilkins speakers built here in the early years of the company, music lovers could experience albums such as Sgt. Pepper and Pet Sounds in new, mind-expanding depth and clarity.

1970s: A decade of milestones

The decade that saw a series of musical upheavals from disco to punk rock also brought several major milestones for Bowers & Wilkins. The company introduced curved cabinet forms and new cone materials such as Aramid fibre. And it all culminated in the launch of the 801, soon to become the reference speaker of choice for many of the world’s leading recording studios.

1980s: The application of science

Extensive investment in research led to the establishment of the company’s dedicated R&D facility in Steyning. The era of MTV pop superstardom and bombastic stadium rock also saw Bowers & Wilkins buck the trend and introduce something small and unobtrusive: the “compact monitor”, or CM1.

1990s: Rewriting the rulebook

The 1990s saw the pioneering work of the Steyning research team realised in spectacular fashion with the launch of Nautilus™, a speaker that upended preconceived notions of speaker design. It also saw major product launches at both ends of the spectrum, with the unveiling of the highly regarded entry-level 600 Series and the flagship Nautilus 800 Series.

2000s: Hi-fi goes digital

The decade that brought us iPods and smartphones saw us embrace the new world of digital with the launch of the Zeppelin. We also expanded into the car audio market with our partnership with Jaguar, and launched a revolutionary new speaker technology in the form of diamond tweeter domes.

The 2010s: Innovation overdrive

Monumental technological change seemed to be everywhere in the 2010s, and Bowers & Wilkins was no exception.

Colour

Black, White

Specifications

Model
Formation Duo

Description
Wireless High Performance Speaker System 

Technical features
Apple® AirPlay 2® technology
Spotify® Connect
Roon Ready
Bluetooth In
Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
Digital amplifier 
Dynamic EQ

Drive units
1x ø25mm (1 in) Carbon dome high-frequency
1x ø165mm (6.5 in) Continuum™ cone bass midrange

Frequency response
25Hz to 33kHz 

Amplifier power output
2 x 125W 

Input voltage
100V – 240V – 50/60Hz 

Power consumption
Below 6 Watts (Sleep)* 

Connections
Network (RJ45 Ethernet or WiFi)
USB – service only 
Bluetooth 
Bluetooth® v4.1, Class 2
AptX HD
AAC 
SBC 

Dimensions
Height: 395mm (15.5 in)
Width: 197 (7.8 in)
Depth: 305mm (12 in)
Weight: 10.6kg (23.4lb)

AirPlay 2 compatibility
iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 11.4 or later, Apple TV 4K or Apple TV (4th Generation) with tv OS 11.4 or later, Mac or PC with iTunes 12.8 or later. 

*Formation devices have multiple radios and therefore are compliant for the ERP requirements for a HiNA device 

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