“Widescreen for your ears” is certainly an evocative concept, though a difficult one to picture. Bowers & Wilkins announced its new Panorama 2 recently, and are billing the product with a bevy of breadth related adjectives.
A product of the Bowers & Wilkins’ UK division, the Panorama 2 features newly designed low-frequency drive units which the company believes will “deliver improved acoustics on a product that already set the standard.” The Panorama’s casework houses nine such spiffed up drivers and includes two bass woofers, two mid-range drivers and an aluminum dome tweeter featuring Bowers & Wilkins Nautilus tube-loaded technology.
The svelte sound bar promises an immersive sound experience from just one cabinet and a wide-ranging “sweet-spot” that will allow listeners in most any part of the room to feel its full effect.
Three HDMI inputs, one HDMI output and a proximity-sensing display highlight the Panorama 2’s feature set. Expect the Panorama 2 to retail for $2200 in late October 2012.
We’ve yet to get our mitts on one, so the jury’s out on whether or not the product is worthy of its skyscraping price tag; though, admittedly, Bowers & Wilkins rarely disappoints.