Bowers and Wilkins

B&W Formation Bar Wireless Soundbar

£999
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Wireless soundbars are supposed to help give a full, immersive home theatre sound experience in a compact design, but often they fall short, with too few speakers that aren’t placed at an optimum angle due to the limited shape and size. With Formation Bar, Bowers & Wilkins has created a powerful multiroom soundbar that delivers legendary sound quality with wireless streaming flexibility.

Bowers & Wilkins engineers designed nine optimised drive units born from their legendary loudspeakers and have them optimally positioned in a sleek design to create a wider, all-inclusive, soundstage, while a dedicated centre channel layers in crisp, clear dialogue.

The Formation Bar can also be wirelessly paired with the Formation Bass subwoofer which produces thunderous bass creating a 3.1 cinema sound.

For the full cinema experience the Formation Bar can also be paired with two Formation Flex Speakers. Creating a full 5.1 wireless surround sound experience.

Formation Bar

  • 3 channel high-fidelity home theatre system
  • Streams music in 96/24 bit high-resolution stereo sound
  • 9 optimised performance drivers and dedicated centre channel
  • 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

Formation Bass

  • Add a deeper depth of bass to your music and movies
  • Opposed Dual Driver technology reduces distortion
  • Powerful Class D amplifier delivers exacting performance
  • Dynamic EQ optimises performance in real time
  • Features Formation® Wireless Technology
  • Sets up in moments
  • Wirelessly connects with Formation speakers

Formation Flex

  • 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

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Model
Formation Bar

Description
Wireless Soundbar

Technical features
Apple® AirPlay 2® technology
Spotify® Connect
Roon Ready
Bluetooth
Dolby Digital
Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
Digital amplifier 
Dynamic EQ

Drive units 
3 x 25mm (1 in) double dome tweeter 
6 x 65 mm (2½ in) woven glass fiber cone bass/midrange 

Frequency response
40Hz to 28kHz 

Amplifier power output
6 x 40W

Input voltage
100V – 240V – 50/60Hz

Power consumption
Below 6 Watts  (Sleep)*

Connections
Digital audio in (Toslink)
Network (RJ45 Ethernet or WiFi)
USB – service only
Bluetooth
Bluetooth® v4.1, Class 2
AptX HD
AAC 
SBC  

Dimensions
Height: 109mm (4.3 in)
Width: 1240mm (48.8 in)
Depth: 107mm (4.2 in)
Weight: 5.5kg (12.1lb)

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. 

Model
Formation Bass

Description
Wireless Subwoofer

Technical features
Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
Digital amplifier 
Dynamic EQ

Drive units 
2 x 165mm (6½ in) long throw bass unit 

Frequency response
20Hz to 150Hz  

Amplifier power output
250W

Input voltage
100V – 240V – 50/60Hz 

Power consumption
Below 6 Watts  (Sleep)*

Connections
Network (RJ45 Ethernet or WiFi)
USB – service only 

Dimensions
Height: 234mm (9.2 in)
Width: 440mm (17.3 in)
Depth: 240mm (9.4 in)
Weight: 12.1kg (26.7lb)

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.  

Model
Formation Flex

Description
Compact Wireless Speaker System

Technical features
Apple® AirPlay 2® technology
Spotify® Connect 
Roon Ready
Bluetooth In
Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
Digital amplifier 
Dynamic EQ

Drive units 
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)*

Connections
Network (RJ45 Ethernet or WiFi)
USB – service only 
Bluetooth  
Bluetooth® v4.1, Class 2 
AptX HD 
AAC 
SBC 

Dimensions

Height: 215mm (8.5 in)
Width: 130mm (5.1 in)
Depth: 130mm (5.1 in)
Weight: 2.3kg (5lb)

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. 

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In Stock - 2-3 day Dispatch - Delivered to you FREE by  [delivery-date] 

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Stock being dispatched from our off site warehouse may take a day or two longer for you to receive. We may also dispatched directly from the manufacturer or distributor. This is often the case for particularly large or heavy items where specialized service is required. For anything which can take time to get to you, we'll contact you quickly.

 

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Availably to order. Occasionally, due to stock demand, we can sell out. We either have this on order with stock due in or we do not usually have back up stock of this item in store. When you make a purchase, we will inform you quickly when the item is due in from the manufacturer and deliver as soon as it arrives with us. Usually this is only a short wait of 3 - 5 days, we will contact you with a estimated delivery time.

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Available*

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In Stock - Free Next Day Delivery*

Free next working day delivery when you spend over £50. We will send you a tracking number where DPD will give a one hour delivery window. Services available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) to most mainland UK addresses for in stock items ordered before our cut-off time at 3pm. Terms apply.

Free Saturday delivery when you spend over £500. We will send you a tracking number where DPD will give a one hour delivery window. Services available to most mainland UK addresses for in stock items ordered before our cut-off time on Friday 3pm. Terms apply.

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Christmas and New Year Deliveries - (subject to stock availability)

Our last order cut-off time for delivery before Christmas is 3:30pm on Thursday 23rd December, which will be delivered on Friday 24th December.

Our last order cut-off time for delivery before New Year is 3:30pm on Thursday 30th December, which will be delivered on Friday 31st December.

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Order Date (before the 3:30pm cut-off time for same day dispatch) Expected Delivery Date
Monday 20th December (before the 3:30pm) Tuesday 22nd December
Tuesday 21st December (before the 3:30pm) Wednesday 23rd December
Wednesday 22nd December (before the 3:30pm) Thursday 24th December
Thursday 23rd December  (before the 3:30pm) Friday 30th December

Friday 24th December to

Wednesday 29th December (before the 3:30pm)

Thursday 30th December
Thursday 30th December  (before the 3:30pm) Friday 31st December

Friday 31st January to

Tuesday 4th January (before the 3:30pm)

Wednesday 5th January☨
Normal delivery service resumes from then on.

Delivery Costs

Standard next day delivery is free for all orders to most UK mainland addresses. All other delivery prices are determined by the destination, the service chosen and the value and weight of your order. Addresses in the Scottish Highlands, offshore, Northern Ireland & Ireland may incur additional delivery costs, depending on the items ordered. Prices are calculated at the checkout for all services and destinations.

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