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Bowers & Wilkins lanciert Dolby-Atmos-Soundbar

Audio technology company Bowers & Wilkins has unveiled a new soundbar. As the company announces, the Panorama 3 is a Dolby Atmos soundbar. It is designed to get the most out of spatial audio effects, delivering room-filling sound for movies, TV shows, games and music.

The manufacturer explains that the Panorama 3 is based on the concept of the two predecessors. The case is 65 millimeters high, 140 millimeters deep and 1.21 meters wide. In addition, the soundbar is easy to install, set up and easy to use. The Panorama 3 contains a total of 13 individual drivers in a 3.1.2 configuration. The 50 millimeter drivers are said to be specially designed for spatial sound effects. According to the report, they can offer all-round sound thanks to their slanted positioning. With a total of 400 watts of power, the Panorama 3 is one of the most powerful soundbars in its class. Each tweeter, each pair of mid-range speakers, each subwoofer and each Dolby Atmos speaker chassis has an output of 40 watts.

Stephanie Willems, Brand President of Bowers & Wilkins, says: “We are very excited to launch our first Dolby Atmos soundbar, the Panorama 3. It combines the great sound quality and high standards of a Bowers & Wilkins product with outstanding usability and particularly elegant design. I am sure that this first-class combination of room-filling sound and comprehensive features will delight our fans.”

connection to the television

The Panorama 3 is connected with an HDMI-ARC/eARC connection. This makes it possible to connect the soundbar to the TV and play sound from set-top boxes and game consoles. An optical digital input is also available. According to the manufacturer, the HDMI connection can be used to control the soundbar using the TV remote control.

The Panorama 3 can be controlled via HDMI and optical digital input. (Source: zVg)

High-Res-Streaming

The Panorama 3 also supports Apple Airplay 2 and Aptx Adaptive Bluetooth. This allows both iOS and Android devices to control the soundbar. Spotify Connect is also available, with which the soundbar can be controlled via the smartphone app. The manufacturer also offers the Bowers & Wilkins app, with which other streaming services such as Deezer, Last.fm, Qobuz, Soundcloud, Tidal and Tunein can be used.

In addition to the options for remote control via app, the speaker also has a capacitive control panel that can be used to control the soundbar directly. According to the announcement, she also has Alexa functions with which she can be remotely controlled by voice command.

Despite numerous connection options, the Panorama 3 can also be controlled via the control panel. (Source: zVg)

Multiroom per Update

The manufacturer also states that the Panorama 3 will receive additional functions through future software updates. For example, a multi-room function is to be added to the device via an update shortly after the product launch.

The Panorama 3 soundbar will be available from mid-March for CHF 999 on the Bowers & Wilkins website and from selected retailers.

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