B&W Formation Audio Streaming Pre Amplifier

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  • Transform your passive system into a multi-room system
  • Connect analog devices and stream to Formation speakers

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Formation Audio

  • Transform your passive system into a multi-room system
  • Connect analog devices and stream to Formation speakers
  • Stream in 96/24 bit high-resolution to your passive system
  • Features Formation® Wireless Technology
  • WiFi, Apple® AirPlay 2®, and Bluetooth compatible
  • Sets up in moments
  • Synchronization in perfected harmony with other Formation products

Transform Your Passive System Into A High-resolution Multi-room Wireless System

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

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

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

Compatible with:
Spotify, Roon, Airplay, and Bluetooth

– Stream 96/24 high resolution audio to your passive system
– Transform your passive system into part of a Formation whole home wireless music system
– Stream content to any Formation speaker from an analog device

Specifications

Model
Formation Audio

Description
Wireless Audio Hub

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

Input voltage
100V – 240V – 50/60Hz

Power consumption
Below 6 Watts  (Sleep)*

Connections
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 
Bluetooth® v4.1, Class 2
AptX HD 
AAC
SBC 

Dimensions
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

Manual

New Zealand Bowers & Wilkins Official Product. Come with Bowers & Wilkins Manufactures Warranty.