Bowers & Wilkins has joined the wireless speaker business with the introduction of its Formation Suite for whole-home sound. The wireless audio product suite has been designed to blend high-fidelity performance with convenience, according to the company.
“The Formation Suite is the newest and most technologically innovative line of wireless products our development team has ever created. We are setting a new bar in the world of wireless sound, proving that wired fidelity can be achieved wirelessly,” said Greg Lee, CEO of Bowers & Wilkins. “The all new Formation Wireless Technology enables a fidelity never experienced on a wireless system before. Now consumers can get the high-performance audio quality that they expect from Bowers & Wilkins with the convenience wireless systems offer. With Formation, we’re taking the superior quality sound Bowers & Wilkins is known for and coupling it with an unmatched, easy-to-use, wireless listening experience, making it the new standard in whole home audio.”
Among notable features, the line features a patented mesh network design developed to cover a whole home without impacting home network quality.
Formation also features in-room synchronization of one microsecond between speakers and 96/24 bit audio resolution.
The Formation Suite includes five products at launch. Formation Bar features nine optimized drive units provide a wide soundstage, including a dedicated center channel.
Formation Duo includes the same carbon-domed, tweeter-on-top technology and Continuum cone driver as Bowers & Wilkins’ wired speakers.
Formation Wedge is characterized by a 120-degree elliptical speaker shape, with dedicated full-range stereo sound components.
Paired with other Formation components, Formation Bass features opposed drivers, powerful amplifiers, and Dynamic EQ to provide accurate audio depth and dimension without distortion.
Patented Formation Wireless Technology turns any traditional passive system into a high-fidelity streaming system for a best-of-all worlds sound experience.
Each of the products in the Formation Suite includes a streamlined user interface.
“Three years ago, we had the vision to take Bowers & Wilkins 50 years of acoustic history and success and combine it with Silicon Valley automation expertise, creating an amazing user experience that is simple, powerful and incredible to listen to,” said Gideon Yu, co-chairman of Bowers & Wilkins. “Today, it’s amazing to witness that vision come to life, ushering in the next chapter of sound experience. The Formation Suite introduces consumers to wireless sound technology that is unparalleled in the audio space and showcases the true innovation this company is capable of and this is just the beginning. There is so much more to come.”