It’s not simply Sonos or Sennheiser with a giant Atmos soundbar, as Bowers & Wilkins provides to the sound area, too.
Certainly one of sound’s legendary names is making a stab on the world of Dolby Atmos’ fashion of encompass sound, as Bowers & Wilkins seems to be to provide Sonos a severe competitor, at the very least from what’s introduced this week.
Priced just like the Sonos Arc, although not fairly as hefty as Sennheiser’s $4K Ambeo Atmos soundbar, the $1499 Panorama 3 is B&W’s push into the rising spatial audio market with a soundbar for the TV, delivering encompass sound by means of an assortment of audio system however no subwoofer.
If that sounds acquainted, it’s harking back to what Sonos did with the Arc, even when that is the B&W flavour of that, with a speaker design that will make you consider that, as effectively.
Very similar to different single Atmos soundbars, B&W has managed to throw the tech wanted for spatial within the one field, bringing 400 watts of energy and 13 drivers within the one place, together with two subwoofers and two upward firing audio system. There’s help for each AirPlay 2 and aptX, clearly help for HDMI given it’s a soundbar, whereas the B&W app will embrace connections to different music companies, akin to Deezer, Tidal, and others.
And in case you occur to produce other B&W audio system just like the Zeppelin, multiform help is a factor, although solely with different Bowers & Wilkins merchandise.
“We’re thrilled to launch the brand new Panorama 3, our first Dolby Atmos sound bar,” stated Stephanie Willems, Model President for Bowers & Wilkins.
“It combines all of the efficiency and pedigree of a Bowers & Wilkins product with the most effective in elegant design and easy usability,” she stated. “I’m positive our followers will love its class-leading mixture of room-filling sound and complete options.”
The worth of B&W’s Panorama 3 is unquestionably attention-grabbing, with the native web site suggesting it’ll hit the identical Australian $1499 of the Sonos Arc when Bowers launches it in Australia later this yr. As to how good the Panorama 3 will probably be, we’ll let you understand once we acquired ears on in a while.