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Behold the bizarre and beautiful shapes of B&W's Formation speakers

High-end speaker makers Bowers & Wilkins went all-out designing its newest wireless creations.

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Bowers & Wilkins Formation series

With four all-new speakers, a proprietary wireless mesh network and designs straight from the future, B&W's new Formation speakers aim to set a new wireless audio quality standard. 

The flagship Formation Duo above ($3,999, £3,499) is the most traditional-looking and expensive of the set. Keep clicking for images, and check out all the details here.

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Bowers & Wilkins Formation Duo

The Duo is a pair of stereo speakers that incorporate technologies from the company's 700 series, including a Continuum cone driver and a top-mounted carbon-domed tweeter. The curvaceous cabinet is constructed from a wireless-radio-friendly material similar to that used in the PM1 monitor, the company said.

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Bowers & Wilkins Formation Wedge

The Wedge ($899, £899) looks like a multifaceted egg and features a "120-degree elliptical speaker shape" and a cabinet made in the UK. It includes two Continuum drivers borrowed from the new 600 series. Think a high-end Sonos Play:5.

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Bowers & Wilkins Formation Bar

This is a sound bar ($1,199, £999) with nine "optimized" drive units, including 2.5-inch drivers and a dedicated center channel. It offers a digital optical input, though no HDMI, and Dolby Digital decoding only. Despite its similarities to the Panorama, the company said the two designs are different.  

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Bowers & Wilkins Formation Bass

The Formation Bass ($999, £899) looks like a D-cell battery, but it's really a subwoofer with opposing 6-inch drivers. It's designed to pair with any of the other Formation products, but it would seemingly work best with the subwoofer-less Formation Bar.

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That's it for the slideshow. For more on these speakers check out all the details here.

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