Bowers & Wilkins Formation Flex Wireless Speaker
The first wireless audio system that lives up to the exacting standards of Bowers & Wilkins. Exclusive Formation® Wireless Technology combines perfected speaker synchronization using a proprietary mesh network and industry-leading 96kHz/24-bit high streaming capability.
FORMATION SERIES - FLEX
Sound, Size and Versatility. Perfected.
Bowers & Wilkins continues to extend its new wireless capabilities with the introduction of the Formation Flex – the highest quality of sound ever from a compact standalone wireless speaker. The Formation Flex features the same tweeter technology found in Bowers & Wilkins' award-winning 600 Series speakers, for an amazingly clear sound. The versatile Formation Flex can be used independently; paired with another Formation Flex for stereo sound or used with any other Formation speakers for a whole-home audio system – including the Formation Bar and Bass for an immersive 5.1 surround sound experience. Formation Flex lives up to the exacting high-fidelity standards of Bowers & Wilkins while continuing to redefine wireless audio sound quality. It’s true to their ground-breaking heritage and a key part of the Highest Form of Sound™.
Formation Flex is a network connected, wireless active speaker that provides extremely high-performance reproduction of Formation audio streams. Formation Flex is primarily intended to be configured and controlled using the Bowers & Wilkins Home app. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices. Some commonly used control functions are also available via touch buttons on the Formation Flex top panel. It is only possible to install and configure a Formation Flex using the Bowers & Wilkins Home app.
The ultimate in clear, big sound - now in a compact and versatile wireless speaker. Formation Flex packs their 600 Series tweeter and woven glass fibre cone woofer technology into a sleek and compact body. Powerful enough to be used independently or in a pair for stereo sound. Sync it with other Formation speakers to create your perfect home audio system or go all in with the Formation Bar and Formation Bass for a brilliant 5.1 surround sound experience. No matter the configuration, you’ll get legendary Bowers & Wilkins sound.
• Immersive whole home wireless sound system
• Streams 96/24 bit high-resolution stereo sound
• Performance tweeter and woven glass fibre cone woofer technology
• 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 products
The Bowers & Wilkins Home app is required to connect your Formation Flex 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 Flex 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 - Flex
Apple® AirPlay 2® technology
Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
1 x ø25mm (1 in) Decoupled double dome high-frequency
1x ø100mm (4 in) woven glass fibre cone bass/midrange
|Frequency response||50Hz to 28kHz|
|Amplifier power output||2 x 50W|
|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
|Dimensions||(H x W x D) 215mm x 130mm x 130mm|