Sound bar

Category: Speakers

Let me first say that I do realize for true audiophiles, Soundbars can be a dirty word not worthy of a response. But please bare with me as I am limited on space and options. I am trying to decide between the Bowers and Wilkins Panorama 2 and Definitive Technology SoloCinema XTR. I prefer better quality sound over the "Surround" feeling. Any though from the community? Or, perhaps am I off the mark with either?
I have not had the opportunity to listen to either of these however if you don't have the space for a 5.1 system etc. almost any soundbar will out perform any flate screen speaker system.


What are you looking for? As 'Lak' said, a flat screen TV definitely needs a sound bar. I have a ZVOX 555 or 580, I can't remember. It's really not that important to me because I've done the home theater thing and ditched it. I don't have deep pockets and found that while I get a lot of enjoyment watching TV and DVDs, I'd rather devote my serious money to my stereo system which is in a separate room.

When I did have a home theater though, my first one consisted of Definitive Technology speakers that I think are very good. I also had B&W Silver Signature speakers for many years in my stereo system that I think are beyond very good.

I think both of the brands will do you well. But I haven't actually heard either of these specific sound bars. I'm sorry that I can't be of any help with your question of the characteristic sound of each.

You might get more responses if the question was asked in the right place. How did this thread get into "Product Reviews"?