Bowers & Wilkins Formation - high-end multi-room wireless system

B&W has launched its long awaited wireless music system – and it’s clear the company means business. B&W Formation is a fully formed multi-room wireless system that aims to appeal to those who want the convenience of streaming audio without losing any of the quality. And we mean any.

B&W’s Formation is a five model lineup made up of the Formation Duo active speaker system, Wedge wireless speaker, Audio system, Bar and Sub.

Available in Black or White all feature Formation Wireless technology, Streams 96kHz/ 24 bit, Wi-Fi, Apple Airplay 2, Spotify connect, Roon ready, Bluetooth v4.1

The single box Formation Wedge provides room filling sound – not surprising as there are two double dome tweeter units, two mid range FST drivers which are fully decoupled to isolate them from the bass driver and like the other units in the Formation range the Wedge can be operated using the straight from the Formation app which includes Dynamic EQ should you want to tweak the audio settings.

In addition to the Wedge there’s also the Duo - a high quality pair of wireless speakers featuring the same 6.5in Continuum driver found in the flagship 800 series and a decoupled 1in Carbon – domed tweeter, driven by two 125 watt digital amplifiers. The Duo is at least the equal of a well specified hi-fi separates system – without the clutter and cables!

Mark Reid