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Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 launches with Apple AirPlay 2, Dolby Atmos, 13 drivers and 400 W of power

The Panorama 3 relies on touch-sensitive buttons to control volume and playback. (Image source: Bowers & Wilkins)
The Panorama 3 relies on touch-sensitive buttons to control volume and playback. (Image source: Bowers & Wilkins)
Bowers & Wilkins has introduced the Panorama 3, the third generation of its premium soundbar. Compared to the Panorama 2, the Panorama 3 offers Apple AirPlay 2, Bluetooth aptX and Dolby Atmos support, plus 13 drivers that output up to 400 W. The Panorama 3 is available in multiple markets and retails for US$999

Bowers & Wilkins has unveiled the Panorama 3, a soundbar that features a new design compared to its predecessor. While the Panorama 2 had a curved design and front-facing controls, the Panorama 3 has a more angular look with subtly-rounded corners. Additionally, Bowers & Wilkins has perforated the top panel for the soundbar's two upward-facing Dolby Atmos drivers, each with a 50 mm diameter.

Additionally, the Panorama 3 has six 50 mm woven glass fibre cone drivers, two 100 mm drivers for bass response and a further 3 titanium dome tweeters measuring 19 mm in diameter. Bowers & Wilkins combines these drivers with an integrated amplifier that can output at up to 400 W with a frequency range of 43 Hz to 48 kHz. Apparently, the soundbar consumes less than 2 W when on standby too.

(Image source: Bowers & Wilkins)

Moreover, the soundbar can connect to an existing set-up via HDMI eARC or Toslink or to another device using Bluetooth 5.2. Accordingly, the Panorama supports the Qualcomm aptX Adaptive codec, along with Apple AirPlay 2 or the Bowers & Wilkins Music App. Furthermore, the Panorama 3 is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Spotify Connect.

The Panorama 3 retails for US$999 in the US, where it is already orderable. In comparison, the soundbar costs £899 in the UK and €999 in the Eurozone. For context, the Panorama 3 is almost half the price of the Panorama 2 when it debuted in 2013 for £1,650.

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Alex Alderson, 2022-03- 4 (Update: 2022-03- 4)