Bowers & Wilkins Formation Bar



The Bowers & Wilkins Formation Bar

Wireless soundbars are supposed to help give a full, immersive home cinema sound experience within a compact and complementary design. Often they fail to manage this with too few speakers, placed at the wrong angle, or the spec just won’t deliver the desired experience.

The Bowers & Wilkins Formation Bar has been created to be a powerful multiroom soundbar that delivers legendary sound quality with the added convenience of wireless streaming.

Bowers & Wilkins engineers designed nine optimised drive units, inspired and born from their legendary loudspeakers, positioned optimally within the sleek design, to create a wider all-inclusive soundstage. The dedicated center channel adds layers in a crisp, clear dialogue.

This combination makes the entire room “center stage” for a truly immersive audio experience that will make your home cinema experience a part of the Highest Form of Sound.

  • 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 Bar

Wireless Soundbar

Technical features
Apple® AirPlay 2® technology
Spotify® Connect
Roon Ready
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)*

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

Height: 109mm
Width: 1240mm
Depth: 107mm
Weight: 5.5kg

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.