B&W Formation Audio Music Streamer

£599.00

The ultimate setup of a traditional Bowers & Wilkins sound system, for decades, has been the definition of high-fidelity sound. Now, the uncompromising Bowers & Wilkins audio heritage is married with 21st-century streaming convenience due to the new Formation Audio. It finally enables high-quality wireless streaming to your existing passive system or from existing passive components – CD player, turntable, or other pieces – to wireless Formation speakers, anywhere in the home. Our analogue-to-digital converter ensures there are no lag or breaks in sound, even between rooms, while 96/24-bit streaming maintains legendary Bowers & Wilkins sound resolution. Just think – existing passive sound system quality, now synced to stream anywhere, wirelessly.

Formation Audio

  • Transform your passive system into a multi-room system
  • Connect analogue devices and stream to Formation speakers
  • Stream in 96/24 bit high-resolution to your passive system
  • Features Formation® Wireless Technology
  • WiFi, Apple® AirPlay 2®, and Bluetooth compatible
  • Sets up in moments
  • Synchronisation in perfected harmony with other Formation products

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 

Model
Formation Audio

Description
Wireless Audio Hub

Technical features
Apple® AirPlay 2® technology
Spotify® Connect
Roon Ready
Bluetooth In
High performance ananlogue-to-digital converter (ADC)
High performance digital-to-analogue converter (DAC)

Input voltage
100V – 240V – 50/60Hz

Power consumption
Below 6 Watts  (Sleep)*

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 
Bluetooth® v4.1, Class 2
AptX HD 
AAC
SBC 

Dimensions
Height: 44mm (1.7 in)
Width: 215mm (8.5 in)
Depth: 263mm (10.4 in)
Weight: 1.0kg (2.2lb)

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.