Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 2 specs

By Danny Phillips


Key Features

  • Nine speaker drivers – 5 centre, 4 surround
  • 175W output from 6 class D amps
  • Nautilus tube-loaded aluminium dome tweeter
  • Dolby Digital and DTS decoding
  • Three HDMI inputs, one output
  • Manufacturer: Bowers & Wilkins
  • Review Price: £1,650.00
Quick Glance
3D Ready Yes
HDMI Input 3
HDMI Output 1
S/PDIF Coax In 1
Subwoofer Out 1
Stereo Line In 1
iPod Dock Yes
Power 175
Physical Specifications
Height 125
Width 1100
Depth 181
Weight 14100
3D Ready Yes
Number of Speakers 9
DVD Player No
Blu-ray player No
Audio Processing Digital Signal Processing
Dolby Digital Yes
Dolby Pro Logic II Yes
Dolby TrueHD No
DTS Master Audio HD No


February 28, 2013, 4:23 pm

I think I would pick the new Yahama YSP-line (3300, 4300) before this one. Much more bang for your buck.


July 19, 2013, 4:15 pm

You said, "The unit decodes Dolby Digital and DTS but not Dolby True HD or DTS HD Master Audio, which is surprising for the money but not a major problem given that it accepts PCM from Blu-ray players via HDMI. Dolby Pro Logic II processing is on board to expand stereo content."
So does that mean that if the source is in Dolby True HD, you lose the 5.1 encoding and the Panorama then tries to synthesise it from stereo using Prologic II? If true, how could that be acceptable?

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