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Bowers & Wilkins Formation Bass Wireless Subwoofer

The wireless Formation Bass from Bowers & Wilkins, as part of the Formation Suite, puts even wired sub woofers to the test. Its unique patented cylindrical design enables the use of opposed dual driver technology to reduce distortion, while a powerful Class D amplifier with Dynamic EQ delivers crisp, clean sound.



Introducing a Wireless Depth of Bass that Rivals Wired

Formation Bass is an innovative wireless sub woofer for both home cinema and music use, using powerful digital power amplification with dual-opposed drive units for minimal distortion. It’s all under the control of DSP processing featuring Dynamic EQ, analysing its performance in real time for optimal sound quality. Couple this with its elegant cylindrical enclosure, designed for rigidity and reduced resonance, and you have a sub woofer able to play louder and harder without distortion, delivering clean bass you can really feel.

The wireless Formation Bass from Bowers & Wilkins, as part of the Formation Suite, puts even wired sub woofers to the test. Its unique patented cylindrical design enables the use of opposed dual driver technology to reduce distortion, while a powerful Class D amplifier with Dynamic EQ delivers crisp, clean sound. Formation Bass is more accurate, well-timed, and more expressive than ever creating a greater depth of sound you can not only hear, but also feel. It also pairs seamlessly with other speakers in the Formation Suite and together they create the Highest Form of Sound™.

Add rich, deep bass to music and movies with the wireless Formation Bass, combining powerful digital amplification and opposed Dual Driver technology for reduced distortion and accurate, articulate low frequency extension.


96/24 Bit Audio Resolution streaming with twice the fidelity
than the leading wireless speaker brand for the purest and clearest audio experience.


Creates perfected in-room speaker synchronisation, providing the ultimate listening experience. Hear every detail in perfect harmony.


An industry-defining, completely immersive sound stage experience, due to an imperceptible in-room 1 microsecond sync between speakers.


Developed to run independently from your home Wi-Fi network to ensure high-resolution audio performance throughout your home.


Provides less distortion than ever with two drivers working together.


Delivers exacting and efficient bass performance.


Optimising the system in real time allows higher level performance, without distortion.

Formation Bass

• Add a deeper depth of bass to your music and movies
• Opposed Dual Driver technology reduces distortion
• Powerful Class D amplifier delivers exacting performance
• Dynamic EQ optimises performance in real time
• Features Formation® Wireless Technology
• Sets up in moments
• Wirelessly connects with Formation speakers

The Bowers & Wilkins Home app is required to connect your Formation Bass to your home network and to establish connection with other Formation products in your home. The Bowers & Wilkins Home app also provides some control and configuration functions during use. Before you begin your Formation Bass installation please download and install the Bowers & Wilkins Home app on your iOS or Android device. The Bowers & Wilkins Home app requires iOS V11.4 or later, or Android V8.1 or later. Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi services must be enabled on your iOS or Android device. You will also need to know your Wi-Fi network password.

Note: Location Services must be enabled on Android devices during the Formation setup process. This is because Formation products use a low power form of Bluetooth (BT-LE) for service communication which on Android devices is only switched on when Location Services are enabled. Bowers & Wilkins do not use any location services data for marketing purposes.



Most multiroom audio systems start with one major disadvantage: the home Wi-Fi network. Convenient though it may seem, just consider all the devices fighting for a share of its bandwidth, from computer and tablets to TVs, lighting, security and heating systems and even smart voice control units. That’s why Formation is different: it sets up a dedicated Formation®Wireless Technology ‘mesh’ network, completely separate from existing Wi-Fi systems, and using intelligent channel-switching to maintain an ideal connection despite any outside interference. All of that just happens automatically when you start plugging in Formation products, allowing high-resolution sound, with speakers perfectly synchronised for a true whole-house hi-fi experience.


Having your music available to you in any room of your house shouldn’t mean trading sound quality for convenience. That’s why the ability to play 96kHz/24-bit high-resolution audio – way beyond CD quality – was a prime design requirement for Formation® Suite. Thanks to fast, high-capacity Formation® Wireless Technology and the use of optimised Bowers & Wilkins drive units with dedicated amplification, Formation is able to deliver audiophile sound quality without wires. This means you can enjoy every nuance of high-resolution sound and all the dynamics and excitement of your favourite music, without the need to settle for lower sound quality when you’re away from your main audio system. Formation delivers all of the music that matters to you, everywhere – wirelessly.

Formation Series - Bass

Technical features Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
Digital amplifier
Dynamic EQ
Drive units 2 x 165mm (6½ in) long throw bass unit
Frequency response 20Hz to 150Hz
Amplifier power output 250W
Input voltage 100V – 240V – 50/60Hz
Power consumption Below 6 Watts (Sleep)*
Connections Network (RJ45 Ethernet or WiFi)
USB – service only
Dimensions Height: 234mm (9.2 in)
Width: 440mm (17.3 in)
Depth: 240mm (9.4 in)
Weight 12.1kg (26.7lb)
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 devices have multiple radios and therefore are compliant for the ERP requirements for a HiNA device