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Bowers & Wilkins Formation Audio
With streamers being hot on the market at this current time, this is the perfect time to show the industry what they are capable of. The Formation Duo has taken everything the 21st-century tech has to offer when it comes to streaming and now, finally, it enables high-quality wireless streaming to your already existing passive system or from existing passive components (CD player, turntable or other pieces) to wireless Formation speakers located anywhere in the household. The analogue to digital converter will ensure the listener no lag or no breaks in the sound, even when rotating between rooms, like all other Formation Products, the Audio will also have 96/24-bit streaming.
Please note that these are our own personal opinions so they may not be the same as your own personal standpoint about them. Here's what we think - We know this is new territory for Bowers & Wilkins, so with no doubt in the near future, we will see updates on the way.
What we like about the Audio at this current time:
- Sound Quality - The Audio is remarkable when it comes to sound recreation
- Looks - The Modern look and aesthetics carried on over from previous models really make this unique, enabling it to fit in any environment of your home
- Easy to set up - Nothing tedious about setting the Audio up
- App - The app for the Audio is very simple to follow when pairing them up to your Wifi
Who is Bowers & Wilkins and what is their Formation Range?
Bowers & Wilkins are a company who needs a very little introduction, having been constructing some of the world's most critically acclaimed loudspeaker and headphone models for half of a decade. Starting at the entry level 600 S2 series, through to the new 700 S2 series audiophile range, 800 Diamond series and flagship Nautilus model. These different series of loudspeaker have been praised as the superior listening experience in both two-channel hifi/music listening and in multi-channel home theatre applications, having claimed a vast multitude of awards in both categories. A Bowers speaker can be easily recognised by the signature yellow Aramid fibre. cone, which can be found with their 600 series with the latest 700 and 800 Series opting for a silver 'continuum' cone.
Bowers & Wilkins have made their "Wireless" product range Formation and yes, it definitely lives up to the high expectations. You can now stream music effortlessly in high-resolution from the comfort of your living room. Not only does the Formation Range sound impressive, but it also looks the part as well, taking a boldly modern approach to make any Formation product look truly stunning in any sort of home environment. We personally feel like B&W have really hit the nail on the head with this debut.
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Model Formation Audio Description Wireless Audio Hub Technical features
Apple® AirPlay 2®
High-performance analogue-to-digital converter (ADC) High-performance digital-to-analogue converter (DAC
Input voltage 100V – 240V – 50/60Hz Power consumption Below 6 Watts Connections
Digital audio in (Toslink)
Analogue audio in (2 x RCA)
Digital audio out (1 x RCA)
Analogue audio out (2 x RCA)
Network (RJ45 Ethernet or WiFi)
USB – service only
Bluetooth® v4.1, Class 2
Height: 44mm (1.7 in)
Width: 215mm (8.5 in)
Depth: 263mm (10.4 in)
Weight 1.0kg (2.2 lb) 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.
Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Postage and packing is completely free for orders over £100*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.
Orders are sent via our couriers' DPD on a next-day-delivery service and usually, take between 1 and 3 days.
*We ship free of charge to mainland UK addresses, excluding the Scottish Highlands or 'Out-Of-Reach' Scottish locations. Please consult the post-codes below to see if your location falls within this category. If you are still unsure, please contact us on 01432 354921. We also ship to Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Scilly Isles, Scottish Isles and Scottish Highlands, however, delivery to these locations will incur a charge and can only be sent via a 2-day service.
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