Thanks to high definition and other advances in flat-screen technology, we’re used to seeing images on our TVs that are sharper and more lifelike than ever. What’s missing is sound. The built-in speakers in LCD and plasma TVs don’t get close to conveying the richness of movie sound in the way we’re meant to hear it. So even with the best image quality in the world, we’re only getting half the picture. The Panorama sound bar fills in the gap, bringing true home theatre, multi-channel surround sound to your TV. With Panorama, you’ll be experiencing all the power and complexity of movie sound in glorious, lifelike detail. In other words, your TV will sound as good as it looks.
How can one speaker possibly replicate the thrillingly three-dimensional effect of being in a cinema, with lifelike sound coming from every angle? In fact, the answer’s all around you. Panorama’s concealed drive units use the walls of your room to guide sound around your viewing area. A combination of complex DSP technology and carefully selected and positioned drive units allows us to create a sound field in the listening room that mimics the effect of a multi-speaker surround sound system. The sound bar’s ingenious design even incorporates its own built-in powerful subwoofers and amplifier, so there’s more than enough bass to handle the biggest TV movie effects without the need for a separate subwoofer. You’ll be surrounded by sound – not speakers.
Movies are made to be enjoyed with others, so it’s good to know that Panorama’s amazing sound can be experienced by as many people as possible at the same time. The sound bar has a wider ‘sweet spot’ than conventional surround systems, which means you’re free to place the speaker in a range of different positions to suit your listening environment, without compromising on sound quality. With Panorama, no-one needs to miss out on the full surround sound home cinema experience - no matter the shape of the room, the size of your audience, or where they’re sitting.
If you need any proof that Bowers & Wilkins understand movie sound, just ask the sound engineers at Skywalker Sound in Marin County, California. The control room at Skywalker Sound is the place where Hollywood puts music and sound to blockbuster movies. It’s probably the most advanced multi-channel listening environment in the world. Naturally it uses the world’s most advanced reference speakers - the 800 Series, designed by Bowers & Wilkins. Many of the technologies and design principles behind Panorama were derived directly from this very same speaker. So for a sound bar capable of revealing cinema sound as it was meant to be heard, you can trust Bowers & Wilkins. The people who make movies already do.
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