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Bowers & Wilkins Formation 3.1 Home Theater System

TV sound bar and subwoofer with Apple AirPlay® 2 and Bluetooth®

Item # 700FBARBAS

This system delivers rich, expansive sound with your movies and shows, plus high-performance music streaming.

This system delivers rich, expansive sound with your movies and shows, plus high-performance music streaming.

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About the Bowers & Wilkins Formation 3.1 Home Theater System

High-performance home theater sound with a wireless twist

Bowers & Wilkins have a long history of making high-performance speakers. Their expertise is on display with the Formation Bar and Bass wireless TV sound system.

High-performance home theater sound with a wireless twist

Bowers & Wilkins Formation Bar and Formation Bass

Bowers & Wilkins have a long history of making high-performance speakers. Their expertise is on display with the Formation Bar and Bass wireless TV sound system.

The slender, stylish Formation Bar delivers exceptionally clear and accurate sound. And it has state-of-the-art wireless music streaming built in, with support for high-res audio up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution. The wireless Formation Bass included in this package fills out the bottom end of the spectrum with deep, tight bass.

Built for high-performance sound

The Formation Bar has a total of nine speakers, configured in three channels. Each channel includes a 1" double dome tweeter and two 2-1/2" woven glass-fiber cone bass/midrange drivers. The dedicated center channel ensures crisp, clear dialogue.

The Formation Bass features dual side-firing 6-1/2" woven glass-fiber woofers with rubber surrounds, mounted horizontally and firing in opposite directions. This dual-woofer configuration provides deep, distortion-free bass. Built-in Dynamic EQ optimizes bass performance in real time.

Wireless music options

The Formation Bar features Bluetooth 4.1 for playing audio sources from a wide variety of apps on your mobile device. Built-in aptX HD and AAC decoding provides high-quality music streaming from compatible devices.

Spotify Connect is built-in, too, so you can easily stream from this popular service if you have a subscription.

Built-in Apple AirPlay 2 technology lets you play audio directly from your iPhone®, iPad®, or Mac® computer through the Formation Bar. That includes soundtracks from YouTube® videos and Netflix movies.

Roon-compatible for serious music lovers

The Formation system is also compatible with Roon, a subscription digital music player for your smartphone, tablet, or computer. It gives you multi-room audio playback for all your Formation devices and more.

Roon accesses your digital music collection from your iTunes library or NAS drive. It also works with your TIDAL subscription. Roon lets you do deep dives into your music, showing artist bios, photos, reviews, and lyrics. Roon can also suggest other artists and songs based on your selections, making it easy to discover new music you'll enjoy.

A rich history of audio excellence

Founded in England in the 1960s, Bowers & Wilkins is known worldwide for their innovative hi-fi speaker designs and their premium headphones. Crutchfield is proud to offer a diverse selection of products from this legendary audio brand.

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Product highlights:

    Formation Bar:
    • 3-channel sound bar
    • three 1" double dome tweeters and six 2-1/2" woven glass fiber cone bass/midrange drivers
    • total system power: 240 watts (6 x 40W)
    • frequency response: 40-28,000 Hz
    • Dolby Digital decoding
    • Dynamic EQ optimizes the sound in real time
    • optical digital audio input for connection to TV (cable included)
    • 48-15/16"W x 4-3/8"H x 4-5/16"D
    Formation Bass:
    • two opposed 6-1/2" long-throw bass drivers
    • 250-watt Class-D amplifier
    • Dynamic EQ optimizes bass performance in real time
    • frequency response: 20-150 Hz
    • 11-1/16"W x 10"-3/16"H x 10-3/16"D
    Streaming music features:
    • built-in Bluetooth 4.1
      • aptX HD and AAC decoding provides high-quality music streaming from compatible devices
    • Apple AirPlay 2 for streaming music from an iPhone, iPod, or computer's iTunes®
    • proprietary Formation mesh network for wireless multi-room audio
      • up to 24-bit/96kHz streaming audio resolution
      • 1 microsecond sync between in-room speakers to virtually eliminate latency
    • Roon-ready (subscription required)
    Bowers & Wilkins control app:
    • free download from Apple® App Store and Google Play
    • Spotify Connect built-in (subscription required)
    • control multiple compatible Formation speakers to play the same song simultaneously or different songs in different rooms
    • customizable speaker and group names
    • displays current song and artist information
    • control volume and EQ settings
    General info:
    • Roon-ready (subscription required)
    • connects to your home network via Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi
    • Formation Bar wall mount bracket and hardware included
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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