Bowers & Wilkins

Formation Audio Wireless Hub

Transform your passive, wired system into a multi-room, high fidelity wireless system. Allows existing system components, including, tuners, CD players, turntables and other equipment, to be used by any Formation speaker in your home, wirelessly.

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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 analog-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.

  • 96/24-bit streaming brings passive Bowers & Wilkins sound resolution to anywhere in the home, wirelessly.
  • No lags or breaks in sound, even in between rooms.
  • Analog-to-digital conversion enables high-quality, wireless streaming from legacy equipment to wireless Formation speakers.
  • AirPlay 2 compatibility with 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.

Formation Audio

Wireless Audio Hub

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

Input voltage
100V – 240V – 50/60Hz

Power consumption
Below 6 Watts  (Sleep)*

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 v4.1, Class 2
AptX HD 

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.

*Formation devices have multiple radios and therefore are compliant for the ERP requirements for a HiNA device

More Information
MPN FP39705
UPC 714346330058
Weight 2.20 lbs
Condition New
Features Apple Airplay 2 Technology, Bluetooth Audio Streaming, Spotify Connect
Roon Status Roon Ready
Product Manual Download
Spec Sheet Download
Color Options Black
Finish Wood
Shipping Dimensions 15 x 12 x 5"
DAC High performance digital-to-analogue converter (DAC)
Dimensions 10.4 x 8.5 x 1.7"
Inputs Digital audio in (Toslink), Analog audio in (2 x RCA)
Output Digital audio out (1 x RCA), Analog audio out (2 x RCA)
Series Formation
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