Bowers and Wilkins Formation Bar - Wireless Soundbar

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Bowers and Wilkins Formation Bar - Wireless Soundbar

A fully immersive, centre-stage home theatre experience in a compact design.

Formation Bar

Manufacturers Details:

Wireless. Immersive. Breath-taking. 

However you choose to watch, the B&W Formation Bar will take your display's sound to places it's never been. Powered by six amplifiers and featuring a nine-driver design with two mid-woofers and one tweeter per channel - the Formation Bar has incredible dynamics and a powerful sound with a seriously expansive soundstage.

Connecting the Bar to the internet is achieved easily over Wi-Fi or through the Ethernet jack, with optical connectivity also available. Once connected, you can easily enjoy music from a wide range of services including Spotify Connect and Roon, or you can simply stream to it via Apple AirPlay 2 or Bluetooth.

Controlling the Formation Bar couldn't be easier with your compatible iOS or Android mobile device via the Bowers & Wilkins Home app.

The Full Formation Suite.

With perfect synchronisation, the Bowers & Wilkins formation speakers combine with other products in the B&W formation range to provide immersive multi-room audio.

Easily combine the Formation Bass, Bar, Duo, Wedge, Audio and/or Flex in your ideal setup to play and enjoy music throughout your whole house.

Exclusive Formation Wireless Technology

Creates perfected in-room speaker synchronization, providing the ultimate listening experience. Hear every detail in perfect harmony. 

Perfected Speaker Synchronisation

An industry-defining, completely immersive soundstage experience, due to an imperceptible in-room 1-microsecond sync between speakers.

B&W Soundbar 

Engineered With Care:

Patented Robust Mesh Network

Developed to run independently from your home WiFi network to ensure high-resolution audio performance throughout your home.

High Fidelity Streaming

96/24 Bit Audio Resolution streaming with twice the fidelity than the leading wireless speaker brand for the purest and clearest audio experience.

Quick and Easy Setup

Streamlined user interface takes just moments to set up and start playing.

Features of the Formation Bar:

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 combination makes an entire room “centre stage,” for a truly immersive audio experience that will make your home theatre experience a part of the Highest Form of Sound™.

Key Features:

  • 3 channel high-fidelity home theatre system
  • Streams music in 96/24 bit high-resolution stereo sound
  • 9 optimized performance drivers and a dedicated centre channel
  • Features Formation® Wireless Technology
  • WiFi, Apple® AirPlay 2®, Spotify® Connect, Roon and Bluetooth compatible
  • Sets up in moments
  • Synchronizes in perfected harmony with other Formation products
Bowers & Wilkins Formation Bar


Model Formation Bar
Description Wireless Soundbar
Technical features Apple® AirPlay 2® technology
Spotify® Connect
Roon Ready
Bluetooth In
Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
Digital amplifier
Dynamic EQ
Low Frequency Drive units 6 x 2.56" / 65 mm Cone
High Frequency Drive units 3 x 0.98" / 25 mm Dome
Frequency response 40 Hz to 28 kHz
Amplifier power output 240 W
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
Dimensions Height: 109mm
Width: 1240mm
Depth: 107mm
Weight 5.5 kg
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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