Bowers & Wilkins Redefines Wireless Sound Without Compromise with the Introduction of their New Formation ® Suite

New set of audio components equipped with exclusive technologies to offer   the Highest Expression of Sound ™, without cables

MENLO PARK, California, April 22, 2019 – Bowers & Wilkins , the global leader in high-performance sound, today launches the Formation Suite suite of wireless audio components to fill any residential space with uncompromising sound.

This family of products seamlessly integrates Hi-Fi performance and comfort, redefining class performances in the most genuine Bowers & Wilkins pioneering tradition .

 “ The Formation Suite is the newest and most technologically innovative line of wireless products ever created by our development team. We are setting a new bar for excellence in the world of wireless sound, demonstrating that the fidelity of traditional wired systems can be achieved wirelessly , ”said Greg Lee, CEO of Bowers & Wilkins. “ The completely new Wireless Formation Technology enables sound fidelity never before experienced. Consumers can now enjoy the high-performance sound they expect from Bowers & Wilkins with the convenience of wireless systems. With Formation, we are embracing the superior quality sound that Bowers & Wilkinsit is world-renowned and coupled with an unmatched and extremely easy-to-use wireless listening experience, to the point of making it the new standard of excellence in home audio . ”


With over 50 years at the forefront of acoustic engineering, Bowers & Wilkins is in a position to offer consumers an immersive, seamless, Hi-Fi sound system with no wires. Equipped with Bowers & Wilkins’ iconic technical solutions in the field of audio and the new and patented Wireless Formation Technology, the Formation Suite is the Highest Expression of Sound.

  • Patented High Robustness Network – Developed to cover the entire house without impacting the quality of your home network. Our proprietary network enables seamless sound and sets a new standard of excellence in streaming quality and speaker sync.
  • Perfect Loudspeaker Synchronization – An imperceptible synchronization between loudspeakers of just a microsecond duration within the same room allows them to work in perfect harmony to provide an unprecedented listening experience. The resulting sound is assimilable to listening to live music in a living room.
  • 24 Bit / 96 kHz Resolution Audio – High resolution streaming with twice the fidelity offered by the current leading brand of wireless speakers that creates denser, richer, and class leading sound without loss of data.


  • Formation Duo Wireless Speaker  – Thanks to the same carbon dome tweeter technology mounted on top of the enclosure and the same Continuum cone used by Bowers & Wilkins’ iconic wired speaker cabinets, experience a legendary sound now , without cables.


  • Formation Bass Wireless Active Subwoofer  – Opposite speakers, powerful amplifiers and Dynamic EQ provide extremely accurate depth and sound dimension without distortion. Combined with other Formation components, it allows to obtain the no more in sound immersion.


  • Wireless Formation Bar Sound Bar  – Nine optimized speakers – with dedicated center channel – provide an extensive sound scene that will allow the user to feel at all times as if they were in the center of the action.

Each of the Formation Suite products includes an optimized user interface that allows you to configure and commission it in a few moments, in addition to a cutting-edge design specifically conceived for superior acoustics.

“ Three years ago, I had the vision to embrace Bowers & Wilkins’ 50 years of acoustic engineering experience and success and combine them with Silicon Valley automation know-how, creating a simple, powerful, and incredibly sound user experience. Today, it is amazing to witness how this vision takes shape, opening the door to the next chapter of the sound experience. The Formation Suite introduces consumers to unparalleled wireless sound technology in the high-quality audio industry and shows the true innovation that this company is capable of. And this is just the beginning because there is so much more to come, “said Gideon Yu, Co-Chair of Bowers & Wilkins

Nothing looks, or sounds, quite like Nautilus™. A revolution when it launched and still an icon today. Its ethos informs everything we do. Nautilus comes in three standard colors: midnight blue, black, and silver. We also offer a special service that can match any color from a sample or color reference.


The ultimate loudspeaker

Where form truly follows function

Redefining sound

The long, tapered damping tubes were a revolution, allowing the drive units to work optimally by gently absorbing stray enegry.

Making magic

Constructing the complex shapes and precision drive units demands decades of experience and exacting attention to detail.

Infinite colors

Nautilus comes in three standard colors: silver, black and midnight blue. But, as befits such a unique speaker, we also offer a special service that can match any color you specify.

Crafting a classic

Nautilus is hand-built to order, alongside the 800 Series Diamond, by a dedicated specialist team in our Worthing factory.

Shaped by sound

At a glance, you can see Nautilus is no ordinary speaker, and after almost a quarter of century it still defines high-end audio.

The OMA Ironic speaker is a type of open baffle, cast from a special type of iron, with no housing. The hypoeutectic (high graphite content) gray iron used in this speaker is used in high-tech applications such as photolithography machines for the production of silicon chips, where resonance or vibration must be reduced to an absolute minimum. The complex shape of the speaker is derived from quadratic diffusers universally used in studio and broadcast applications.



Ironic’s unique shape is impossible to cast using traditional pattern-making methods. The molds are 3D printed in sand, and each mold is consumed / destroyed in the casting process.



Therefore, each Ironic requires a new 3D printed mold. This is an extremely expensive process.

The special combination of transducers used in the Ironic, a 15 “field coil or electrodynamic woofer used in the Juke boxes of the 1930s, of which we have 20 restored examples, and the cutting-edge custom ribbon tweeter, which It’s 110db to 10khz, 1m, combine to make an open baffle speaker of unprecedented efficiency, at least 104db in most of its passband.

The Ironic is presented as a limited edition of ten pairs only.

This is an unprecedented speaker.

Industrial design by David D’Imperio

Height 52 ”
Width 35″
Depth 12 “(max.)