Give your hi-fi a whole new dimension.
Bring your existing system right up to date with Formation Audio. Stream 24-bit/96kHz hi-res audio to your hi-fi, include it in a multi-room set-up, even stream analog sources like turntables to Formation wireless speakers.
Renew your system without changing it
Formation Audio flawlessly converts analog to digital, and digital to analog – so your music always sounds its best.
New wireless options
Love your system? Bring it up to date. Formation Audio allows you to stream 24-bit/96kHz hi-res audio to it, easily.
Multi-room with ease
Formation Audio lets your existing hi-fi form part of your multi-room music experience – low-hassle set-up, hi-res sound.
Let analog sources join in your wireless experience. Audio can stream any format you like to Formation speakers.
Control your entire Bowers & Wilkins wireless audio system using our Music app for iOS and Android. Organize your speakers into groups, integrate your favorite streaming services, and enjoy an unrivaled combination of high-resolution audio performance and absolute convenience.
Formation is our exclusive wireless technology – it guarantees a flawless listening experience, no matter how extensive your system. Using a robust, independent network, our wireless speakers deliver perfect room-to-room synchronization and outstanding sound.
- Model Formation Audio
- Description Wireless Audio Hub
- Technical features
- Apple® AirPlay 2® technology
- Spotify® Connect
- Roon Ready
- Bluetooth In
- High performance analogue-to-digital converter (ADC)
- High performance digital-to-analogue converter (DAC)
- Input voltage 100V – 240V – 50/60Hz
- Power consumption Below 6 Watts (Sleep)*
- Digital audio in (Toslink)
- Analogue audio in (2 x RCA)
- Digital audio out (1 x RCA)
- Analogue audio out (2 x RCA)
- Network (RJ45 Ethernet or WiFi)
- USB – service only
- Bluetooth® v4.1, Class 2
- aptX HD
- Dimensions Height: 44mm (1.7 in), Width: 215mm (8.5 in), Depth: 263mm (10.4 in)
- Weight 1.0kg (2.2 lb)
- 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 products create a mesh network. Each product in this network dynamically chooses the optimal path to route audio-data between products, in order to ensure a robust streaming experience. We have therefore certified Formation products for High Network Availability (HiNA) and conform to the appropriate power requirements set out in the ERP directive.