Panasonic SC-HC30 Compact Stereo System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Compact, wall-mountable stereo system for the home or office; provides 40 watts of total power
- Integrated iPod dock for playback and recharging
- Advanced bamboo cone speakers with a dual passive radiator design that cancels unwanted vibration
- Plays CD, CD-R and CD-RW discs as well as MP3 files; AM/FM radio (with 15 AM presets and 30 FM presets)
- Measures 7-29/32 x 19-11/16 x 4-1/32 inches (HxWxD); 1-year warranty
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Designed for iPod and iPhone users who want to enjoy their favorite songs with high quality sound at home, the compact Panasonic SC-HC30 home stereo system features a dedicated iPod dock that allows quick, easy connection of an iPod without the need for a cable. The remote control can be used to select music stored in the iPod, and music on the iPod can also be used for the wake-up timer. It's designed with a center sliding door, in a sleek glossy finish, and the motorized door slides opens, allowing the user to insert a music CD or an iPod.
The wall-mountable SC-HC30 provides 40 watts of total audio output, and it combines Panasonics advanced bamboo cone speakers with a dual passive radiator design that cancels unwanted vibration--helping to deliver a pure bass sound with minimal noise.
This system includes a CD player as well as an AM/FM tuner. It also employs advanced proprietary audio technology to deliver an exceptionally pure, clear sound that rivals the quality of larger hi-fi systems and brings out the best in any musical genre.
Compact and Stylish Design: Easy Installation for Various Locations
The slim and compact design of the SC-HC30 is best matching for your room. It can easily be installed in limited places, like a small bedside shelf or your desk in your home office. Also with a wall-mountable design, the SC-HC30 lets you choose to place your audio system the way you want, to stylishly match with your interior.
Advanced Bamboo Cone Speaker & Dual Passive Radiator: Dynamic and Clear Sound
More rigid and lighter evolved bamboo cone material has been adopted for speakers. With the new bamboo cone speakers the sound becomes much more responsive. Vocals are more pure and clearer, and the dialog being crisper and easier to understand than ever before.
A Dual Passive Radiator design cancels unwanted vibration, helping deliver a pure bass sound with minimal noise. The diaphragm of the passive radiator is weighted to achieve linear vibration, making it possible for these slim speaker units to produce a robust, full-bodied bass. Across the entire sonic range from pure, clear trebles to rich, dynamic bass, the SC-HC30 delivers an audio performance that is almost unimaginable from systems of their size.
Compatible with iPod and iPhone: Enjoy Your Favorite Music
Simply dock your iPod or iPhone, or insert the CD and enjoy your favorite music with high quality sound.
- Total output power: 40 watts (1kHz, 6ohms, 10% THD)
- iPod dock: Yes, Universal Dock for iPod/iPhone; playback and recharge
- Radio: AM/FM (15 AM presets, 30 FM presets) with auto tuning
- Disc playback formats: CD audio, CD-R/RW, MP3
- Programmable time: Yes (sleep, play
- Surround sound: Yes
- Preset EQ: 4 (Heavy, Clear, Soft, Vocal) + Flat
- Bass and treble controls: Yes
- Bluetooth: No
- Remote control: Yes (IR wireless)
- Speakers: Full range, dual passive radiator; 2-1/2-inch (Advanced Bamboo Cone Speaker)
- Dimensions: 7-29/32 x 19-11/16 x 4-1/32 inches (HxWxD)
- Weight: 6.2 pounds
What's in the Box
Panasonic SC-HC30 stereo system, remote control (with batteries), operating instructions
Top Customer Reviews
After attaching the AM and FM antennas, the various stations were easy to preset and sounded good. I have yet to play the CD player, however with the IPOD, I don't really plan on using it much. The system can be mounted to the wall if you want to put holes in your walls and have the power chord hanging down from it, however it takes up so little space, I didn't really feel the need.
The system looks high-tech and it sounds great. The bass sounds much better than you would expect given the slimness of the speakers. It has an AUX-In port on the back of it if you have an MP3 player as well. The only minor negative is accessing the IPOD dock. The first thing you need to do is hit the IPOD button which slides the front panel to the right exposing the IPOD dock. Once open, it has a lever that needs to be pushed and then it tilts out toward you for easy removal. While not difficult, it all takes time which I'm a little concerned about when I get my IPhone and I hear it ring. If you leave the IPOD dock open the silver CD portion of the front panel covers more than half of the right speaker and there is a noticable difference in sound.Read more ›
BUT! I purchased this to replace a CD/clock radio alarm unit, and would have liked to have known that this unit DOES NOT display the time! You can use the remote to display the time, and it will momentarily display the time when you turn it on, but once you've stopped listening, i.e. turned the unit off, there is no time display, which means that you can't use it to see the time in the middle of the night/early morning. This seems like a huge design oversight on the part of Panasonic - most portable models even 20-30 years old routinely display the time.
Also, Panasonics customer service cannot tell me how to turn the alarm OFF if I want to sleep in! This seems like it should be very basic to figure out from the manual, or an easy question to answer for a tech rep, but no....30 minutes on the phone, and then disconnected with no answer. I am a university professor and am fairly adept at reading the english language, and the manual does not contain this basic information. Still deciding whether to return it or not (I purchased it elsewhere). Maybe someone out there has figured it out?
This unit replaces a sony in the kitchen, that did not require an antennae. Even the wire antennae supplied with this one, strung to the ceiling, will not get me stereo reception.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There's not much to say about this. When it outgrows your old iPhone, it's still a decently functioning stereo and CD player with good sound.Published 7 months ago by Liz S.
This stereo is great and works very well. Sound quality is great , I can move it from room to room, travel with it and all !!Published 8 months ago by AMAZONIAN
Bought this as a gift for my daughter. She absolutely loves it. Mostly she uses it for an IPOD dock. It has great sound, It is very portable. Read morePublished on January 17, 2014 by Dale Ridder
I bought these stereo 3 years ago and I really like it, great quality, great design and looks, it works perfectPublished on October 22, 2013 by CCA
This was perfect for my mother and daughter. I didnt realize that the iPod Nano could not fit in the iPod section.Published on February 19, 2013 by Charity Anselmo
this thing play great i can play my ipod i can listen to this thing all night and all dat let me turn this thing on while i write this reviewPublished on January 28, 2013 by george archer
Was looking for something to play the iPod on. I haven't hung it on the wall yet and I may not. Plays well and is easy to figure out! Read morePublished on January 15, 2013 by Lrosen