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The Bowers & Wilkins Formation wireless speakers that redefine high-resolution wireless sound

The new Bowers & Wilkins Formation suite of multi-room audio products uses exclusive technology to deliver superb high-resolution audio throughout the home is now available for demonstration at Acoustica. With its trademark distinctive styling, B & W is delivering high resolution multi-room audio without compromise.

Formation Bar and Formation Bass Couple Landscape

The first five products in the Formation Suite are available now with more promised later this year. The first speakers include:

Formation Wedge – Uniquely characterized by its 120-degree elliptical speaker shape and dedicated full-range stereo sound components, to deliver room filling high-resolution sound.
Formation Wedge Black Gallery


Formation Bar – Designed to sit beneath a 55in TV screen, the soundbar features nine optimised drive units provide a wide soundstage including a dedicated centre channel.
Formation Bar Detail 1


Formation Bass – Opposed drivers, powerful amplifiers and Dynamic EQ provide outstanding bass response without distortion. Can be paired with other Formation components for extra, focused bass.
Formation Bass Lifestyle Detail


Formation Duo – A wireless stereo pair of speakers that take longer to get out of the box than to set up and start playing hi res music. Duo uses the same Carbon Dome tweeter-on-top technology and Continuum Cone mid/bass drive unit as Bowers & Wilkins’ industry-defining wired speakers. The Duo is designed for either using on stands or they can be placed on a bookshelf.
Formation Duo White Living Room Detail


Formation Audio – Patented Formation Wireless Technology turns any traditional analogue component into a high-fidelity streaming device for a best-of-all worlds sound experience.
Formation Audio Front Elevation


Dedicated wireless network
Bowers & Wilkins has drawn on its 50-year heritage of iconic audio engineering and acoustic expertise to develop Formation Wireless Technology, an all-new proprietary Mesh Network featuring a patented Perfect Speaker Synchronisation function that can transfer audio between speakers in under one microsecond and in true 24-bit/96kHz resolution. The Formation project has taken three years to come to fruition and combines the B&W speaker engineering expertise with automation technology developed in Silicon Valley.

Key technologies
Patented Robust Mesh Network – developed to cover your whole home without impacting on your home network quality. Patented mesh network enables seamless sound and a new industry standard for streaming quality and speaker synchronisation.
Perfected Speaker Synchronisation – imperceptible in-room synchronisation of one microsecond between speakers allows them to work in perfect harmony.
• 24-bit/96kHz Audio Resolution – high-resolution streaming to create a fuller, richer, best-in-class sound without information loss.

“The Formation Suite is the most technologically innovative line of wireless products our development team has ever created. Formation sets a new standard in the world of wireless sound, proving that full wired fidelity can be achieved wirelessly,” said Greg Lee, CEO of Bowers & Wilkins “Now consumers can get the high-performance audio quality they expect from Bowers & Wilkins coupled with an unmatched, easy-to-use, wireless listening experience, making Formation the new standard in whole home audio.”

Read all about the show in our latest newsletter

For 2019 our show has grown yet again, with more brands and more exhibitors than ever before.

You can read all the details in the latest newsletter, which can be downloaded from the link on the left.

Brands exhibiting this year on 6 & 7 April at the Doubletree by Hilton, Chester are:
Acoustic Energy
ATC Loudspeakers
Auralic
Bowers & Wilkins
Chord Company
Dynaudio
JBL/Mark Levinson
Hegel
Innuos
Kudos
Leema Acoustics
Naim Audio
Parasound
Revox
Roon
Russell K Loudspeakers
Spendor
Theme One Records

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