Bowers & Wilkins Formation Bar Wireless Soundbar

$1,999

Enhance your display’s audio with the Bowers & Wilkins Formation Bar 3-Channel Soundbar. It features a nine-driver design with two mid-woofers and one tweeter per channel powered by six amplifiers to help create an expansive soundstage. The Formation Bar connects to the internet over Wi-Fi or through the Ethernet jack; optical connectivity is also onboard.

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Overview

Be centre-stage, no matter where you sit

  • 3 channel high-fidelity home theatre system
  • Streams music in 96/24 bit high-resolution stereo sound
  • 9 optimised performance drivers and dedicated centre channel
  • Features Formation® Wireless TechnologyWiFi, Apple® AirPlay 2®, Spotify® Connect, Roon and Bluetooth compatible
  • Sets up in momentsSynchronises in perfected harmony with other Formation products

The soundbar’s internet connectivity enables you to enjoy music from a variety of built-in services, including Spotify Connect and Roon Ready, or you can stream to it via Apple AirPlay 2 or Bluetooth. You can control the Formation Bar with your compatible iOS or Android mobile device via the Bowers & Wilkins Home app. A wall mount and an optical cable are included.

Speaker Synchronisation
Formation speakers grouped together in the same room are have a virtually imperceptible 1 microsecond sync to help provide an immersive soundstage.

Mesh Network

The Formation series creates its own mesh Wi-Fi network to provide uninterrupted sound.

96 kHz / 24-Bit Audio Resolution Streaming

Enjoy high-fidelity streaming for a clear audio experience.

Designed for Quick & Easy Setup

The iOS and Android interfaces within the Bowers & Wilkins Home app are designed to take just moments to set up and start playing from services like Spotify and Roon, or via AirPlay 2 or Bluetooth.

Nine-Driver Design

Each channel has a tweeter and two mid-woofers to help create a wide, immersive soundstage for your movies and music.

Dedicated Center Channel
The dedicated centre channel is designed to provide crisp, clear dialogue for your movies and TV shows.

Specifications

Model Formation Bar
Description Wireless Soundbar
Technical features Apple® AirPlay 2® Technology Spotify® Connect
  Roon Ready
  Bluetooth In
  Dolby Digital
  Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Digital Amplifier
  Dynamic EQ
Drive units 3 x 25mm (1 in) double dome tweeter
  6 x 65 mm (2.6 in) woven glass fibre cone bass/midrange
Frequency response 40Hz to 28kHz
Amplifier power output 6x 40W
Input voltage 100V – 240V – 50/60Hz
Power consumption Below 6 Watts (Sleep)*
Connections Digital audio in (Toslink)
  Network (RJ45 Ethernet or WiFi)
  USB – service only
Bluetooth Bluetooth® v4.1, Class 2 aptX HD
  AAC
  SBC
Dimensions Height: 109mm (4.3 in)
  Width: 1240mm (48.8 in)
  Depth: 107mm (4.2 in)
Weight 5.5kg (12.1 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.