Sonos?Glad to read a sensible post like above which we seldom see these days.
Companies like B&W, Sonos, Bose etc. Are still out of touch with current trends. It is going to bite them back on a long run.
I think longevity is a concern for anyone buying into a streaming/wireless system. I can understand traditional hifi manufactures wanting to diversify but it seems to be a lot harder than it looks. Even Sonos who one could say are the market leaders in some areas although not true hifi can’t make a profit.Having owned a pair few off their products overs the years I guess I am a fan of their design and sound.
In fact I have just pulled the trigger on a pair of formation Duo’s after having had a demo and really liked the sound and Roon/Tideal integration. However I did um and errr for a very long time as I do wonder how long their proprietary streaming audio will be around and supported and when I read this news I did have a moment of “oops”
Anyway I guess time will tell, I just hope it‘s not an expensive mistake on my part and they fully believe in a long term future of Formation.
Missing You Roy!Firstly, couldn't resist the name Apollo83
Wow, it is scary how accurate John Bowers is ... it is almost as if he works there too.
To calm some fears ... overall this is exactly what the company needed. It would have been destroyed by Greg Lee (with Gideon watching from the sidelines) if this hadn't have happened.
However, it has been injured a great deal and will take time to recover. Lucky the action by the board was taken just in time, and people that are needed to do this are still there. Rest assure, this is far from the end of B&W, there will be greater things to come.