Bowers & Wilkins launches the Panorama 3 Atmos soundbar with an integrated subwoofer

Bowers & Wilkins (B and W) has announced the third generation of the Panorama best Dolby Atmos soundbar. The new soundbar with subwoofer is called Panorama 3 and comes with a new design, characterized by a smaller footprint in height.

Panorama 3 best Dolby Atmos soundbar

The dimensions are 1,210 (W) x 65 (H) x 140 (D) millimeters. On the upper side, in the center, a plaque bearing the B&W logo and touch controls has been inserted.

The most interesting news is contained inside, where we find a total of 13 speakers divided as follows:

  • 3 x 19mm titanium dome tweeters
  • 6 mid-woofers in 50mm woven fiberglass
  • 2 x 50mm braided fiberglass transducers for Atmos channels, located on the top and facing upwards
  • 2 x 100mm subwoofers

The configuration thus created has 3.1.2 channels with an output of 400 W thanks to dedicated amplifiers for each speaker. As we have reported a few lines above, the combination of an external subwoofer is not provided: the low frequencies are entrusted to the double integrated subwoofer. The declared frequency response is between 43 Hz and 48 kHz. Supported audio formats are Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and LPCM.

Connectivity includes an HDMI port with eARC, Bluetooth 5.2 with aptX Adaptive, AAC, and SBC, an Ethernet port, Wi-Fi, optical digital input, and a USB-C port for service functions. Spotify Connect, AirPlay 2, and the Bowers & Wilkins Music App are supported. The latter opens up access to numerous music streaming services including Deezer, Last.FM, Qobuz, Soundcloud, TIDAL, and TuneIn. The multi-room will also be added via a firmware update to spread sound in various rooms of your home. The integration with the Alexa voice assistant completes the equipment.

Price and availability

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 sound bar speaker is available to pre-order by Amazon.com and Bhphotovideo.com at $999.

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 specifications

Panorama 3 best Dolby Atmos soundbar
  • Speakers: 13
  • Tweeter: 3 with Nautilus duct and 19mm titanium dome
  • Mid-Woofer: 6 x 50 mm
  • Subwoofer: 2 of 100 mm in bass-reflex
  • Atmos Speakers: 2 x 50mm
  • Total power: 400W rms with 13 separate amplifiers, one per speaker
  • Connections: HDMI, Optical, Ethernet, USB-C for service functions
  • Bluetooth: aptX Adaptive, AAC, SBC
  • Supported audio formats: Dolby Atmos, True HD, Digital +, LPCM
  • Frequency Response: 43Hz – 48kHz
  • Power supply voltage: 100/240 VAC
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 65 x 1,210 x 140 mm
  • Weight: 6.5 kg

Apart from this Panorama best Dolby Atmos soundbar, Denon recently introduced the DHT-S517 soundbar with subwoofer. It is the best sound bar for TV has a wireless subwoofer and, supports DTS-HD in addition to Dolby Atmos. Sound modes for music and movies are available, as is a dialogue enhancer, which can be used to emphasize voices that are otherwise too quiet. It costs $364.75.

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