It can either be operated as a single speaker or grouped into a stereo pair with a second Flex. It can also be used in a 5.1 system. It is equipped with a 25 mm dome tweeter with double-layer aluminum cone and a 10 cm woofer/midrange driver with fabric cone. The power of the built-in amplifiers is indicated by B&W as 2x 50 Watt. Like all components of the formation system, the Flex supports AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect and Roon as well as Bluetooth with aptX HD. It can be integrated into the home network via LAN or WLAN. It is barely 22 cm high and covered with black fabric.
Bowers & Wilkins expands multiroom system
Until now, B&W's "Formation" system has consisted of the "Duo" loudspeaker pair, the "Wedge" dual-channel loudspeaker, a subwoofer, a sound bar and the "Hub" for integrating traditional hi-fi systems. With the "Flex" for 450 Euro now a compact mono loudspeaker has been added.