Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 Complete Review and Specifications

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Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 Overview

The Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 Soundbar is a premium soundbar that delivers immersive Dolby Atmos surround sound.

It features an accurate, room-filling home theater experience with one slim speaker system for TVs of all sizes and can be placed under most screens without blocking viewing angles or obstructing picture quality thanks to its low-profile design!

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3

I had the opportunity to test out this incredible piece of audio equipment, and I was blown away by its performance. The Panorama 3 created an incredibly immersive surround sound experience that put me right in the middle of the action. The bass was rich and deep, and the highs were crystal clear. Every detail of the sound was faithfully reproduced, and I was really able to appreciate the skill of the sound engineers who created it.

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 Wireless Dolby Atmos Soundbar
  • GREAT SOUND FROM A SINGLE COMPONENT - With (3) 0.75in decoupled titanium-dome tweeters, (6) 2in midrange drivers, (2) 2in up-firing Dolby elevation drivers and (2) 4in subwoofers the B&W Panorama 3 offers immersive sound with Dolby Atmos and Dolby TrueHD
  • EFFORTLESS CONNECTIVITY - Experience exceptional sound clarity by connecting your TV to the soundbar via the HDMI eARC input that supports a wide range of audio formats and delivers high-quality, room-filling audio for your movies, music, and TV shows
  • WIDE RANGE OF MUSIC UNDER ONE PLATFORM - Access your favorite music, podcasts and radio stations in 24-bit hi-res quality from popular streaming apps like Deezer, NTS Radio, Qobuz, SoundCloud, TIDAL and TuneIn with the iOS/Android compatible B&W Music App
  • LATEST VOICE CONTROL INTEGRATION - With built-in Amazon Alexa you can play your favorite song, radio channel, or playlist with just a voice command. Panorama 3 also features AirPlay 2, Bluetooth aptX Adaptive, and Spotify Connect for maximum flexibility
  • FIRST EVER MULTIROOM-FUNCTIONALITY - The Panorama 3 will extend the reach of your music to any room with its all-new multi-room technology. This feature will allow you to create one connected eco system with other B&W digitally enabled products

The Panorama 3’s rich soundstage and enveloping effects will transport you to your favorite movie or TV show with its wide speakers that are placed at the end of the bar. You can also enjoy the immersive ambiance from two dedicated up-firing channels that bounce sounds down onto the listening positions, giving height when watching movies in surround mode! The low-frequency channel produces powerful bass for added impact on onscreen action scenes just like what’s seen during gameplay videos.

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 Soundbar Review
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With 13 speakers and a 3.1.2 channel configuration, you’ll be able to experience true surround sound without running a wire across the room or placing speakers all around your house.

The soundbar gives you ultimate control over your music. You can stream it from any streaming service or play 24-bit HiFi audio sources on this amazing device! With the included app, you can now listen to high-quality audio streaming from your mobile device. This soundbar comes with built-in Spotify Connect and supports a ton of different services such as TIDAL, Qobuz, TuneIn, and Deezer.

The possibilities are endless with Airplay 2. With an iPhone or iPad, you can stream your favorite music using this new system- which also connects it to the Apple ecosystem!

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Connecting your Panorama 3 to a wireless multi-room audio ecosystem (with Formation and Zeppelin speakers) is an easy way for you, as a homeowner or tenant in shared housing situations! You can control music from anywhere with the Bowers & Wilkins app – play different songs throughout each room while playing only one song at once across all interconnected devices.

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 Connectivity
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The soundbar system is a great addition to your living room. You can control it with just your voice and get answers from Alexa about music, calls, or the weather without ever picking up a remote!

Features

  • Sleek, low-profile design
  • Rich, immersive surround sound delivered by 13 built-in speakers
  • Powerful bass from two built-in woofers in the subwoofer channel
  • Easy connectivity to your TV and mobile devices
  • Voice control with Amazon Alexa
  • Spotify Connect, support for a variety of streaming services
  • Airplay 2 support for streaming from your Apple devices
  • Formation and Zeppelin compatibility for wireless multi-room audio
  • Bowers & Wilkins app for easy control of your soundbar system
  • Optical, HDMI, and 3.5mm input options
  • Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Easy installation and setup

Specifications

BrandBowers & Wilkins
ModelPanorama 3
TypeSoundbar
ColorBlack
Features
Bowers & Wilkins Music App
Apple AirPlay 2
Spotify Connect
Bluetooth
Alexa enabled
Dolby TrueHD
Discrete Dolby Atmos 3.1.2
HDMI eARC
Audio Format Support
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital True HD
Dolby Digital Plus
LPCM
Bluetooth Version5.0, class 2
Bluetooth CodecsaptX™ Adaptive, AAC, SBC
Amplifier Power Output400 Watt
Standby Power ConsumptionBelow 2 watts
Frequency Response43Hz–48kHz
Input Voltage100V–240V, 50/60Hz
Dimensions (H x W x D)2.5 x 46.6 x 5.5 inch (6.5 x 121.0 x 14.0 cm)
Weight14.3 lbs (6.5 kg)
Connectivity
HDMI ARC/eARC1
Digital Audio In (Toslink)1
RJ45 Ethernet1
USB-C (service only)1
Drive Units
Titanium dome tweeter3x 19mm (0.75”)
Woven glass fibre cone bass/midrange6x 50mm (2”)
Woven glass fibre cone atmos drive unit2x 50mm (2”)
Low profile bass unit2x 100mm (4”)
What’s Included
Panorama 3
Power cable
HDMI cable
Wall bracket
Literature pack

Final Words

The Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 soundbar is a premium device that delivers an immersive surround-sound experience. Its rich bass and crystal-clear highs create an incredibly realistic audio environment, and its sleek design will complement any TV.

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The soundbar can be controlled with your voice and comes with a variety of input options for easy connectivity. It also supports wireless multi-room audio so you can enjoy your favorite music throughout your house. With the included app, you can control all aspects of the sound bar’s functionality, making it the perfect addition to any home entertainment system.

Frequently Asked Questions – Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 Soundbar

  1. What is the difference between the Panorama 2 and 3?

    The Panorama 3 is an upgraded version of the Panorama 2 with a few new features, including Airplay 2 support, Spotify Connect, and more powerful bass.

  2. Can I connect my Panorama 3 to wireless speakers?

    Yes, the Panorama 3 is compatible with Formation and Zeppelin speakers for wireless multi-room audio.

  3. How do I control the soundbar?

    The soundbar can be controlled with your voice, the Bowers & Wilkins app, or the included remote control.

  4. Can I use the soundbar with my TV?

    Yes, the soundbar can be connected to your TV for an immersive surround-sound experience.

  5. Where can I download the manual?

    You can download the manual here.

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Over the years, Richard has tried his hand at a variety of creative outlets. While he doesn't consider himself to have reached a level of expertise, Richard has mastered various instruments and most recently enjoys composing cinematic works that take listeners on an emotional journey. He takes great pride in remaining unbiased and dedicated to the audience, constantly striving for improvement and innovation. He is an audiophile and loves to test out new home theater receivers, music systems, hi-fi systems, soundbars, speakers, televisions, earphones... pretty much anything that can produce sound!