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Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 2

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 2
alaScore 90

84 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews of Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 2. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The design also gets good reviews. There are some negative comments about the price.

design, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 2


alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 2 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

64% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 2 Integrated A/V Sound SystemBowers & Wilkins Panorama 2 Integrated A/V Sound System

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 2


The high-end Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 2 soundbar delivers powerful audio to space-challenged TV and movie enthusiasts, but it also has a few significant flaws.

Sleek, classy styling. Smooth sound quality. Plenty of robust bass output even without a separate subwoofer. Impressive imaging for a soundbar. Cool proximity sensor activates the display. Includes HDMI, optical, and analog inputs. Flexible HDMI...

Extremely expensive. Chesty midrange sound is a little unnatural. No wireless streaming. Poor remote. Uninformative display.

Performance and Conclusions The Panorama 2 supports Dolby Digital and DTS surround encoding, and also features an all-new array of tweeters, midrange, and low-frequency drivers. There are two 1-inch metal dome tweeters, two 3-inch midrange drivers, two...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Andrew Robinson (

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 2 Soundbar Reviewed


The soundbars is a product category that requires compromise by its very nature. Andrew Robinson tests out the Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 2 to see how much or how little has been compromised.

$2,200 is a lot of money in any capacity, especially in regard to soundbars, which routinely retail for $200 to $500 rather than two grand. That said, there are few that possess the refinement, grace and gravitas that the Panorama 2 brings to the...

May, 2013


Expert review by : Danny Phillips (

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 2


Bowers & Wilkins' high-end soundbar is a real stunner.

Sublime sound quality ; Huge bass output from built-in woofers ; Luxurious build quality and chic design ; Easy to setup and use

No USB music playback ; No HD audio decoding ; Expensive

There are six class D digital amplifiers on board – 5 x 25W for the centre and surrounds, and 50W for the subwoofer. The unit decodes Dolby Digital and DTS but not Dolby True HD or DTS HD Master Audio, which is surprising for the money but not a major...

Feb, 2013

hcc best buy

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 2 soundbar review


The LED-inspired move towards wafer-thin TV screens means there's no room inside their cabinets for powerful speakers. The result? Weedy, strained sound quality. Little wonder, then, that sales of soundbars have gone through the roof and audio brands...

Sophisticated, potent sound; jaw-dropping build quality and design; three HDMI inputs

No wireless music streaming or USB; expensive; HD audio decoding not built-in; no dedicated subwoofer

Jul, 2013

EISA AWARD - Best Product 2013-2014

Expert review by : EISA (



Bowers & Wilkins' Panorama 2 clearly carries the brand's audio heritage – this is a high-end soundbar with a remarkably smooth, detailed and nuanced performance that constantly impresses. Within its curved and well-built chassis are nine newly-designed...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Jonathan Margolis (

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 2


The British-made sound bar giving TV audio a gentlemanly boost

Jan, 2014

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This is the best system out there and we are happy we bought it!

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (

Perfect speaker for living room


I bought the Panorama 2 to be used only for music in my living room after my wife nixed the B&W CM6's I was going to get. The Panorama 2 fits nicely on the mantle and isn't ugly. I have this setup with an Airport Express and have the optical out...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (

Great choice


I was going to buy a different sound bar, but the sales rep suggested this one. The sound quality is sooooooo good! And it is very powerful. We have no problem filling our 500 sq ft room with sound. One thing - it is very big. Another thing - the...

Jan, 2016

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Awesome sound bar


Purchased as open box. Great sound bar! Top of the line for us!

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications


Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):36

Other Features

Soundbar dimensions (WxDxH):43.3 x 7.13 x 4.92

Ports & interfaces

HDMI in:3
HDMI out:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
RS-232 interface: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired


FM radio: No


Receiver included: No

Soundbar speaker

Full-range driver size:3
Mid-range driver size:3
Number of full-range drivers:4
Number of mid-range drivers:2
Number of tweeter drivers:1
Number of woofer drivers:2
Tweeter Size:1
Woofer Size:3.5


Subwoofer frequency range:12 - 150
Subwoofer included: Yes
Subwoofer RMS power:50

Technical Details

Apple docking compatibility: No
Color of product:Black
Frequency range:12 - 150
Subwoofer driver size:3.5

Weight & Dimensions

Soundbar weight:31.1