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Transform Your Traditional Passive System into a High-Resolution, Multi-Room-Capable Wireless Streaming System: B&W Formation Audio Hub/Network Player Does 24-Bit/96kHz

Turn your traditional passive high-end stereo into a high-resolution, multi-room wireless streaming system in seconds by adding to the B&W Formation Audio hub/network player to your chain. Designed to work in concert with all B&W Formation wireless speakers anywhere in your home, the Roon-ready Formation Audio employs a cutting-edge ADC and complementary DAC to ensure no lags or breaks result, even in distant rooms. Equally important, the app-controllable Formation Audio delivers striking 24-bit/96kHz streaming quality – an achievement that permanently changes whole-house audio for good. Apple AirPlay 2, Spotify, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi compatibility – as well as aptX HD, AAC, and SBC connectivity – add to the flexibility. Two RCA inputs, a Toslink input, one RCA digital output, two RCA analog outputs, and a network input comes standard.

Whether you want to stream from your favorite services or send the content being played on a disc, LP, or other component to another room, the 2.2-pound Formation Audio makes it automatically happen. Courtesy of an imperceptible in-room one-microsecond sync between speakers, Formation Audio perfectly synchronizes with any other Formation Series device, making it not only a standalone component but a gateway to and piece of an uncompromising package that delivers engrossing fidelity – and the same uninterrupted, time-phase-true program throughout your house via a patented Robust Mesh Network developed to run independently from your Wi-Fi network.

With Formation Audio, the future of hassle-free, wire-free, high-end sound is here. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.

"While the Formation Audio may be little more than a hub or transmitter, there is no denying it's a stellar piece of product design, one that is easy to set up and live with day-to-day."
– Andrew Robinson, Home Theater Review

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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)
   Digital audio in (Toslink)
   Network (RJ45 Ethernet or WiFi)
   USB - service only
   Bluetooth v4.1, Class 2
   AptX HD
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
Dimensions (HWD): 1.7" x 8.5" x 10.4"
Weight: 2.2 lbs.

User Manual (PDF, 8.5 MB)

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