Bowers & Wilkins has announced a new partnership with the Chinese, cinema-pro quality, laser projection brand Formovie. The partnership will see the companies combine to launch a new, ultra-short throw, consumer laser projector with an integrated Bowers & Wilkins sound system.
Launched in December — and initially only in mainland China — the partnership believes that the new TriColor laser projector Formovie T1 will transform the projector market by offering the sound quality normally reserved for an external system or soundbar, but integrated into the compact enclosure of a cinema-pro quality, ultra-short throw laser projector.
The new Formovie laser projector T1 is the latest product to benefit from Bowers & Wilkins audio expertise.
The projector features 4K UHD PQ performance thanks to the inclusion of the latest ALPD RGB+ laser display technology and TI DLP image technology, offering a combination of a high light output of 2800 ANSI, a wide color gamut, a native contrast ratio of 3000:1, and smooth motion.
The Formovie laser projector T1 also offers HDR10, HDR10+ compatibility plus Dolby Atmos and DTS HD decoding in a compact body measuring just 540 x 330 x 107mm (w x d x h) and with an ultra-short throw ratio of 0.23:1 — allowing a 100-inch image to be displayed when the projector is just 20cm from the wall.
The Bowers & Wilkins stereo sound system features two forward firing 70mm glass-fiber LF/MF drivers and two 20mm titanium tweeters, all mounted in their own, rigid ABS+GF enclosures, located at the outer edges of the front baffle to ensure good dispersion.
The two bass/mid drivers are ported to each side of the projector and feature Bowers & Wilkins Flowport technology while the tweeters are protected by the proprietary, high transparency speaker mesh. Bowers & Wilkins has specified a high-quality, 2 x 15-watt, TI amplifier and Dolby MS12 decoder while also including discrete sound modes specially tuned by their engineering team.
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