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Widescreen for your ears – B&W Panorama 2
Panorama 2 offers a dramatically improved acoustic performance over the original Panorama. It’s simple to connect and operate with HDMI, a new proximity-sensing control panel and an enhanced user interface. Panorama 2 offers the same great design and premium build quality as the original, and is a true one-box, surround sound home cinema solution.
As televisions get thinner, so does the sound they produce. Great images have come at the cost of good sound. Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 2 redresses the balance in favour of sound. A discreet, high-performance soundbar that dramatically boosts the audio performance of your viewing, without the need to fill your living room with speakers, Panorama 2 significantly improves on the class-leading audio performance of the original Bowers & Wilkins Panorama, as well as adding new features and enhanced connectivity.
Panorama 2 is the result of intensive research by Bowers & Wilkins renowned engineering team at its UK Research and Development division in Steyning, West Sussex. It includes technologies originally developed for high-end speakers such as the 800 Series Diamond, and uses them to bring a new level of performance to soundbars.
Panorama 2 features completely new Bowers & Wilkins engineered drive units, which deliver a dramatically enhanced acoustic performance. The new low frequency drivers have improved linearity for greater dynamic performance and lower resonance for deeper extension. The midrange drive units have wider dispersion characteristics, which helps to improve the virtual surround performance. The tweeter has been improved, too, for smoother integration with the midrange. The overall result is significantly improved acoustics on a product that already set the standard for audio performance from a soundbar.
The vast majority of sound from even the most effect-heavy movie soundtrack is delivered through the centre speaker in a surround sound system, and Bowers & Wilkins has worked hard to get this aspect of the Panorama 2 right. Of the nine drive units housed within Panorama 2’s sleek and rigid casework, five are utilised in the active centre speaker: two bass woofers, two midrange drivers and an aluminium dome tweeter featuring Bowers & Wilkins Nautilus™ tube-loaded technology.
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