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Bowers & Wilkins Panorama Sound Bar

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama Sound Bar
alaScore 87

16 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews from magazines and websites.

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(Based on 16 reviews)

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B&W Panorama: A Beautiful Sight Producing Beautiful Sound

 

The Bowers & Wilkins wall-mounted Panorama Sound Bar is barely thicker than your HDTV but delivers theaterlike sound. The company even claims that in a perfectly shaped room you can hear some sound coming from behind you.

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Bowers & Wilkins Panorama sound-bar

 

The Bowers and Wilkins Panorama is a home theatre soundbar with great audio quality and an exceedingly stylish design. Getting the best sound out of t...

Show-stealing looks, great sound quality, great virtual surround

Complicated and unintuitive optimisation setup, short on connectors, expensive

Bowers & Wilkins' Panorama soundbar is one of the best single-speaker home theatre systems on the market. Apart from its unnecessarily complicated setup, it's a great all-rounder with unparalleled sound quality in both our movie and music tests.

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Bowers & Wilkins Panorama Soundbar

 

Can B&W bring its legendary audio quality to the soundbar world? Danny finds out.

Installation is easy. In the box is a bracket for those who want to wall-mount the soundbar below their TV (it's designed for sets 37in and up) but alternatively you can place it on a flat surface with or without the supplied feet screwed onto the...

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B&W Panorama

 

Bit of a let-down, really. For all its unlikely low-frequency ability, the Panorama doesn't add up

Purposeful looks, quality of construction ; startling low frequency presence - no need for a subwoofer ; loud, dynamic sound

Unexpected holes in spec, given the price ; bass can plod, midrange is coloured ; doesn't really surround

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B&W Panorama

 

The B&W Panorama is a true one box surround system, or sound bar. It bristles with speaker drivers, and projects 175W of surround sound, engulfing you in music, speech and sound effects. It also has three digital inputs - two optical and one coaxial.It...

To look at the B&W Panorama is to want a B&W Panorama. This is one of the most stylish sounbars we've ever seen (not something we ever thought we'd find ourselves saying) with a glossy aluminium top panel and seductively curvaceous rear end that would...

The real problem here is the "surround sound". No matter how hard soundbars try, they're never really a substitute for proper 5.1 offerings. Here the Panorama does provide some width to the sound, but you never truly feel engulfed by the sound...

For its faults, the B&W Panorama is still an excellent soundbar. If you want full-on surround sound, then a soundbar's probably not for you. But as soundbar's go, this is one of the best.

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B&W Panorama review

 

Fitting 5.1 speakers into a poky living room can be like squeezing toothpaste back into the tube. But the B&W Panorama soundbar crams all six into a single unit that you can plonk under your TV, giving you home cinema sound without bulky boxes at the...

Refined, powerful sound with beefy bass, faultless build quality

Rear channels don't envelop you, no HD audio decoding or HDMIs

Unbelievable sound quality from such a compact unit, but it's far too expensive

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