Let’s be honest: Nothing can replace an eight-speaker 7.1 system blasting sound at you from all sides. But for a wall-mounted bar not much thicker than your HDTV, the B&W Panorama comes surprisingly close.Read the full review →
While most people might have a hard time justifying spending $2,000 on a soundbar, if you were planning to go big on a full surround system but want a simpler setup, the Bowers & Wilkins Panorama could be the answer. The Panorama manages to produce a nice balance of frequencies with room-filling sound that comes close to duplicating the effect of a full 5.1 surround system. It's also stylish, and as easy to set up as any other soundbar. If you're looking for a more affordable upgrade to your TV's built-in speakers, check out the Yamaha YSP-2200 or Vizio VHT510. You won't get the full 5.1 surround experience the Panorama delivers, but you'll save at least a few hundred dollars.
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Design and form factor
...while most soundbars can be best described as cheap and cheerful, it's clear that B&W has taken the challenge much more seriously, creating a single-box solution that delivers a truly dynamic and satisfying listening experience.Read the full review →
Let's face it, $2,200 is rich for most people's blood, especially when talking about soundbars, which can be had all day long for less than half that price. But you won't get the sort of detail, dynamic range and uncanny surround sound the Panorama provides.Read the full review →
It's good looking, great sounding and effortlessly cool. In all, it's a solid first-effort from this speaker manufacturer.Read the full review →
Of the soundbar speakers I’ve reviewed in the past year, the B&W Panorama is by far the handsomest and the most solidly built, and it has the most powerful built-in bass.Read the full review →
The Panorama isn't perfect, but remains an excellent demonstration of Bowers & Wilkins' audio know-how. All it needs now is a little multimedia tweaking.Read the full review →
We’ve never heard a soundbar that musters this much bass, which means you don’t need to add a sub, plus the rest of the sound is polished and engaging.Read the full review →
Despite the paucity of features (did I mention there's no radio tuner or iPod dock, or HD audio support?) Bowers & Wilkins' Panorama is a formidable soundbar debutante. I suspect it'll sell by the truckload.Read the full review →
It's more that B&W is charging a premium price for what appears to be a premium product, but is in fact no way to make the best of a Blu-ray player's audio abilities.Read the full review →
I had a couple of rooms with TV's that I wanted to fill with a decent sound, but I didn't want to go for complex >5.1 setups. So the integrators recommended the Panorama as the best solution. My honest opinion? Meh. I mean it is remarkable in terms of the sheer volume of sound it throws...Read the full review →