B&W Panorama 2 Soundbar System HT Labs Measures
This graph shows the quasi-anechoic (employing close-miking of all woofers) frequency response of the B&W Panorama 2 soundbar (purple trace) and PV1D subwoofer (blue trace). The left channel was measured with grille at a distance of 1 meter.
The B&W Panorama 2’s listening-window response in Music mode (a five-point average of axial and +/–15-degree horizontal and vertical responses) measures + 2.21/– 8.48 decibels from 200 hertz to 10 kilohertz. The –3-dB point is at 71 Hz, and the –6-dB point is at 48 Hz.
The PV1D’s close-miked response in Music mode, normalized to the level at 80 Hz, indicates that the lower –3-dB point is at 25 Hz and the –6-dB point is at 16 Hz. The upper –3-dB point is at 232 Hz with the Crossover setting at maximum.—MJP
Video Test Bench
The B&W Panorama 2 does not do any video scaling or upconversion, but its HDMI passthrough video performance is impeccable.—TJN