B&W Formation Duo Review Rundown
The £3,500 Duo stereo standmount is the most expensive product in the Formation range. It uses the same 25mm carbon dome tweeter that is used in the 700 Series partnered with a Continuum 165mm mid/bass driver, while design-wise it shares many design elements with the 800 Diamond series.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.
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Reviewers from Hifichoice have found the following[***]:
Bowers & Wilkins' Formation platform includes four speaker systems and an audio adapter. The three current speaker models include the £900 Wedge all-in-one, the £1,000 Bar soundbar and the £3,500 Duo stereo standmount. The Duo is the most technically interesting of all the range and echoes a familiar style that's found on some of the company's passive speaker designs.
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Formation Duo is B&W's flagship product in the Formation range. The Duo uses the firm's Formation Wireless technology, a mesh network similar to Sonos. It plays nice with Wi-Fi, Apple AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect and Bluetooth. It can be used with the FS Duo stand (£699), but this isn't compulsory.
Reviewers from Whathifi have found the following[***]:
B&W Duo speakers are part of the company's Formation family of multi-room products. They work on their own, exclusive wireless mesh network, which they create throughout your home, only using your home network as a last resort. Duo speakers synchronise with one another through a pair of dedicated internal receiver/transmitters.
- 1. ^ Bowers & Wilkins Formation Duo/Audio. Hifichoice. 2020-03-17. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
- 2. ^ Hands on: B&W Formation Duo Review. Trustedreviews. 2019-05-02. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
- 3. ^ Bowers & Wilkins Formation Duo review. Whathifi. 2019-07-12. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
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