Bowers & Wilkins has made a sound system for a laser projector

Formovie T1
(Image credit: Formovie)

Bowers & Wilkins has partnered with Formovie to develop an ultra-short-throw laser projector with an integrated sound system.

The Foremovie T1 TriColor projector is the first collaboration between the British audio brand and Chinese laser projection specialist. This is Bowers' latest partnership and product integration, following its successful development of speaker systems for Philips's flagship TVs.

The T1 projector is a well-spec'd all-in-one unit that supports 4K, Dolby Vision HDR and HDR10+ and boasts a 2800 ANSI light output, a native contrast ratio of 3000:1 and audio decoding for Dolby Atmos and DTS HD. 

The ultra-short-throw projector market is picking up steam of late, to conveniently offer consumers big screens in small spaces. And the T1's ratio of 0.23:1 means it can beam an image up to 100 inches from just 20cm from a wall.

Inside its compact chassis (540 x 330 x 107mm) is also Bowers' stereo sound system, which features twin forward-firing 7cm low- and mid-frequency drivers and a pair of 2cm titanium tweeters, all mounted in an enclosure located at the outer edges of the front baffle for wide dispersion. The two mid/bass drivers are ported to each side of the projector for bringing some brunt to the audio presentation, too.

The Formovie T1 is initially only available in mainland China, so we can only hope it appears in other parts of the world in the future.


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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10 years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.

  • bristollinnet
    If B&W want to remain thought of as being at the pinnacle of speaker design and manufacture, then should stop farting around with headphones, wireless AV speakers, car speakers and this latest embarrassing effort. Just single-mindedly focus on the 600, 700 and 800 series. If you want to play around and push boundaries, then do something new and creative with Nautilus or really upset the market with a 500 series.

    Don't you just love it when great British 'brands' sell their soul to the devil?