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.
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.
Wireless Audio Hub
Apple AirPlay 2 technology
High performance analog-to-digital converter (ADC)
High performance digital-to-analogue converter (DAC)
100V – 240V – 50/60Hz
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
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
|Features||Apple Airplay 2 Technology, Bluetooth Audio Streaming, Spotify Connect|
|Roon Status||Roon Ready|
|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)|