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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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Product Specifications

Brand NamePanasonic

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 19.6 x 7.9 inches ; 6.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B003964HXS
  • Item model number: SC-HC30
  • Batteries 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,403 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 14, 2004

Product Description

Amazon.com

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.

Panasonic SC-HC30
The compact Panasonic SC-HC30 stereo system with integrated iPod dock (shown with no iPod below).

 

Panasonic SC-HC30

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.

Specifications

  • 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

Product Description

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. 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. Simply dock your iPod or iPhone, or insert the CD and enjoy your favorite music with high quality sound.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

This is a great ipod dock.
Suren B
FM radio reception is adequate for local stations - but only if you use the included antenna wire.
TinkerMan
The sound quality is very good and the footprint is small.
Rosalie Ruegg

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

50 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Mike B on June 27, 2010
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I purchased this sleek Panasonic Stereo System primarily to use with my IPOD and the IPhone that I have pre-ordered. I am using it in the kitchen and it takes up very little space on the counter since it is only 3-4 inches deep. For it's size, it produces a rich sound and the clarity of the speakers is superb. It has a full-function remote with buttons for many features that I'm sure I'll never use that others might appreciate. In addition to the remote, there are buttons for the main functions on top of the system that can be easily memorized (by placement) and accessed.

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.
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50 of 58 people found the following review helpful By blissninny on June 19, 2010
It is a beautiful design, great sound for a little unit, convenient that it plays radio, CD, ipod, etc. and love that it can be wall hung - pretty and discreet for a bedroom.

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?
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Tzigane on July 6, 2010
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We were looking for a compact CD/Radio player for our bedroom that also had and Aux. channel for our XM radio unit. After looking all around our small town we came to the conclusion that what we wanted was either priced too high or was not in stock (which happens a lot here) we found this system on Amazon. The company offered a fair price and great shipping. The stereo was shipped right away and when it arrived, we found that the sound quality was excellent. It also comes with a remote and a "sleep" option of 30 minutes or 60 minutes or longer, which is great for the bedroom. It also comes with a wall mount if you want to use it, although it doesn't take up much room on top of a dresser. One other great feature is that the display lights can be dimmed down so if you are bothered by lights in the bedroom, you can turn them way down. (We have an alarm clock that has display lights so bright, even on the "low" setting, that I swear you can see them from outer space.)
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Al on August 30, 2010
Weak tuner. Radio reception is horrible. I live in a big city, and unable to get stereo, just static filled FM.
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.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Susan E. Kaylor on August 11, 2010
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I recently purchased this item and am disappointed. I do like the sleek appearance and ease of use, but the antenna system for AM radio leaves much to be desired. No matter the location or arrangement of the wire antennas, I cannot get any decent clarity or tone. There is much static in the background and the voices are garbled. I have resorted back to using my cheap-o portable system for AM reception. But, now for the good news: playing CD's are a delight. There are enough options to set the system to produce your desired sound and tone. Ditto for FM reception: the clarity and big sound are definite assets.
Take a chance - you might have better luck than I did.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Pro Consumer on July 17, 2010
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I bought this to replace a JBL OnStage iPod dock speaker that was malfunctioning. Today's bookshelf stereos like this one, that include iPod docks, make it totally unnecessary to buy a unit that can *only* function as a speaker for your iPod. This unit is quite thin--thin enough that it can be mounted on a wall and not look weird. It does include wall mounting hardware. In spite of this, it produces satisfactory sound; output is around 30w per channel. The sleek design is nice, and I especially like the motorized sliding front panel. It slides one way to allow you to insert a cd, and the other way to allow you to plug in your iPod. iPod controls from the remote are intuitive and straightforward. Minus one star for the quirks with the clock and alarm as another reviewer had mentioned. Don't buy this unit to replace your alarm clock.
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