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Bowers & Wilkins intros new soundbar PDF Print E-mail
Written by Nicholls (PR)   
NORTH READING, Massachusetts - The Bowers & Wilkins Panorama is the ideal way of upgrading flat panel television sound. Offering "amazing audio quality with surround sound and stereo," the new soundbar needs no subwoofer is simple to connect and install.

Bowers & Wilkins' says Panorama will do for flat panel TV what the Zeppelin did for the iPod. And like the Zeppelin, that amazing audio comes with intuitive control and stylish design.

Using a combination of multiple drive units and Digital Signal Processing (DSP) the Panorama provides users with an immersive surround performance from a single speaker. The wide ‘sweet spot' it is capable of creating allows more people to experience the effect together, making it the ideal family entertainment system.

The new Panorama soundbar from Bowers & Wilkens is designed for use with flat panel televisions.

The vast majority of sound from even the most effect-heavy movie soundtrack is delivered through the center speaker in a surround sound system. Of the nine drive units housed within the Panorama's aluminum casework, five are utilized in the active center speaker: two bass woofers, two midrange drivers and an aluminum dome tweeter featuring B&W's Nautilus tube loaded technology.

The other four drive units provide the rest of the sound, and each one is located within its own enclosure to maintain a purity of performance. All the drive units are powered by six class D amplifiers, providing a combined power output of 175Watts.

This combination means the Panorama is a true one-box solution. It provides more than enough bass output for the vast majority of living rooms, and only if the user has the system in a particularly large room would there be a need to add a subwoofer such as Bowers & Wilkins' award-winning PV1.

Adding a Panorama does more than simply enhance movie viewing. Computer games companies spend as much on surround sound tracks for the latest games as most Hollywood films and the Panorama will enhance the gaming experience.

Unlike other soundbars the Panorama is a highly impressive stereo speaker. Whether listening to music from television broadcasts, from an iPod or CD player, or even as part of a multi-room system, its active design makes it an ideal partner for these other systems.

The purist, simple approach to design continues with connection and set up. There's no messing around with video cables; simply take digital coaxial or optical or even analogue from the existing source component or television and let the Panorama work its magic.

Panorama is designed to partner a flat panel TV, and offers flexibility when it comes to positioning. It can be placed on its own feet or attached to the wall using the supplied bracket for wall-mounted screens.

Stylishly crafted in the same manner as its sibling the Zeppelin, the Panorama mixes sleek black with a shining aluminum panel to produce the best looking soundbar on the market, and one that it is designed to complement the looks of the latest flat panel televisions, not detract from them. It is designed to partner flat panel televisions, from 37inches upwards.

Panorama will ship in the spring of 2009 at a manufacturer's suggested price of U$2,200.

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