Bowers & Wilkins Formation Duo Active Speakers
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FORMATION SERIES - DUO
Introducing Wired Fidelity, Wirelessly
Introducing Bowers & Wilkins Formation Duo – the first wireless speakers that live up to the exacting audiophile standards of Bowers & Wilkins. Each one features our patented, Carbon Dome, tweeter-on-top technology for crystal clear highs, and the same innovative Continuum cone driver found on our industry-defining 800 Series Diamond speakers. When coupled with our exclusive Formation® Wireless Technology that produces an immersive, seamless, high-fidelity soundstage, we are redefining “wireless audio” – true to our groundbreaking heritage. Formation Duo is wired fidelity, wirelessly* – and why we like to think that they are the Highest Form of Sound™.
*Fidelity refers to Superlative Bowers & Wilkins Sound.
Formation Duo is unmistakably a Bowers & Wilkins speaker design, combining the company’s Carbon Dome tweeter, housed in a tweeter-on-top enclosure for the purest high frequencies, with the fast, accurate Continuum Cone mid/bass driver originally developed for the 800 Series Diamond range. Add powerful built-in amplification and Formation Wireless mesh technology and you have a distinctive stereo speaker system that brings you as close as possible to the music.
Speakers designed and built to the exacting standards of Bowers & Wilkins – but wireless. Featuring their patented Carbon Dome tweeter-on-top technology for crystal-clear high frequencies and the same innovative Continuum Cone mid/bass driver found in our industry-defining 800 Series Diamond speakers. Duo is available in black or white, and with optional floor stands. The highest form of sound is now available wirelessly.
• The ultimate 96/24 bit high-resolution streaming audio system
• Carbon domed tweeter-on-top design from our 700 Series
• Designed with the legendary Continuum™ Cone from our 800 Series
• Features Formation® Wireless Technology
• WiFi, Apple® AirPlay 2®, Spotify® Connect, Roon and Bluetooth compatible
• Sets up in moments
• Synchronises in perfected harmony with other Formation product
The Bowers & Wilkins Home app is required to connect your Formation Duo 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 Duo 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.
WHAT SETS FORMATION APART?
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 - Duo
Apple® AirPlay 2® technology
Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
1x Ø25mm (1 in) Carbon dome high-frequency
1x Ø165mm (6.5 in) Continuum™ cone bass midrange
|Frequency response||25Hz to 33kHz|
|Amplifier power output||2 x 125W|
|Input voltage||100V – 240V – 50/60Hz|
|Power consumption||Below 6 Watts (Sleep)*|
Network (RJ45 Ethernet or WiFi)
USB – service only
Bluetooth® v4.1, Class 2
Height: 395mm (15.5 in)
Width: 197 (7.8 in)
Depth: 305mm (12 in)
|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