When it comes to design, Bowers & Wilkins does not conform to the norm. While everyone out there, from entry level to fellow high-end audio equipment makers, adhered to square or round form, Bowers & Wilkins somehow managed to throw in organic into the mix. This ‘organic’ styling is evident in the company’s latest wireless audio products called Formation.

Bowers & Wilkins Formation Bar
Bowers & Wilkins Formation Bar

One look, you will know it is out to appeal your visual sense before impressive you with the audio prowess the company has made a name for themselves since more than half a century ago. Formation is a range of HiRes Audio-ready wireless products that can be used as standalone systems or expanded into a multi-room music system.

Bowers & Wilkins Formation Duo
Bowers & Wilkins Formation Duo

However you use it, each of the Formation family member promised B&W’s iconic audio engineering and the all-new patented Formation Wireless Technology for wireless streaming to various living spaces without time delay.

Key highlights of Formation Suite of wireless audio products:

Patented Robust Mesh Network – developed to cover your whole home without impacting your home network quality. Our patented mesh network enables seamless sound and a new industry standard for streaming quality and speaker synchronization.
Perfected Speaker Synchronization – imperceptible in-room synchronization of one microsecond between speakers allows them to work in perfect harmony to provide an industry-defining listening experience. It sounds like you’re listening to a live music in your living room.
96/24 Bit Audio Resolution – high-resolution streaming with twice the fidelity than the leading wireless speaker brand that creates denser, richer, best-in-class sound without information loss.

All told, five products are introduced at launch and they include:

Formation Bar – Nine optimized drive units provide a wide soundstage including a dedicated center channel, so you always feel like you’re in the center of sound action.  
Formation Duo – With the same carbon-domed, tweeter-on-top technology and Continuum cone driver as Bowers & Wilkins’ industry-defining wired speakers, now experience legendary sound, wirelessly.  
Formation Wedge – Uniquely characterized by a 120-degree elliptical speaker shape, with dedicated full-range stereo sound components experience room filling high-resolution stereo sound. 
Formation Bass – Opposed drivers, powerful amplifiers and Dynamic EQ provide accurate audio depth and dimension without distortion. Pairs with other Formation components for the ultimate audio immersion. 
Formation Audio – Patented Formation Wireless Technology turns any traditional passive system into a high-fidelity streaming system for a best-of-all worlds sound experience. 

Bowers & Wilkins Formation Suite of wireless audio products are available now, priced as follows:

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Formation Bar – $1,199.99
Formation Duo$3,999.99 
Formation Wedge$899.99
Formation Bass$999.99
Formation Audio$699.99

My personal favorite, as far as design goes, has to be the Formation Bar (and it has 9 drivers!). Damn, that sound bar is unlike any we have seen here before. Granted, we can’t be a judge until we (if ever) audition it. But seriously, just look at the thing. It’s so… unique and truly conventional.

All images courtesy of Bowers & Wilkins.

Published by Mike

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