Panasonic SC-HC55 Compact Stereo System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Wireless Music Streaming via Bluetooth
- Internet Radio Application for iPhone/iPod
- Touchless Open/Close Sensor Door
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Enjoy your favorite music from your iPod, iPhone, or CD with the SC-HC55 compact stereo system.
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Slim, Flat Design
Sleek, modern design that complements any decor. It can easily be installed in limited places, like a small bedside shelf or your desk in your home office.
Wirelessly stream music with or without docking.
Internet Radio Function
Seamlessly streams internet radio to enjoy your favorite music.
Touch-free Sensor Door
Simply slide your hand over the door sensor to open the iPod/iPhone or CD door.
Conveniently mounts to the wall to complement any room.
|Speakers:||Woofer:2-1/2" Cone Type (Advanced Bamboo Cone) Tweeter:5/8" Piezo Type|
|Universal Dock for iPod/iPhone:||Yes|
|Bluetooth Wireless Link Function:||Yes|
|Internet Radio Control:||Yes|
|Analog Audio In:||Yes|
|Dimensions:||19" x 7-3/4" x 3-1/2"|
What's in the Box
Panasonic SC-HC55, remote control with battery, FM indoor antenna, AM loop antenna, AC power supply cord, 2 wall mount brackets and hardware, user's manual
Top Customer Reviews
The only real issue I have with this unit is that it seems to be designed for the iPod Touch or the iPhone, as opposed to the iPod Classic. When skipping to the next track, there are times when the system will fast forward about 5 seconds, instead of moving to the next track. This happens about every 5 or 6 tracks.
Aside from that small gripe, this really is a nice system.
Just received the stereo today and unwrapped it. It only took me a matter of minutes to pair my iPhone and my iPad to the device. I was previously using the Panasonic SC HC3 Micro system which is designed for iPods only and not iPhones. When I used my phone with that stereo I had a ton of distortion and interference with the speakers to the phone which made the sound unbearable and annoying. Not to discredit the product, it wasn't made for iPhones.
This stereo however far exceeds its predecessors by leaps and bounds. I love the motion sensor to open and close the iPod/CD sides. I feel like saying "Open Sesame!" I was worried at first that by simply walking by the stereo, it would activate the sensor, but that isn't true. Works seamlessly.
I have a 'speck' case for my iPhone 4 and I was concerned it wouldn't fit in the docking station. I was wrong. The phone fits in the docking station with room to spare WITH my case. However I was unable to connect directly to the stereo due to the limitations of my case. The port connector wasn't big/long enough in the stereo to make a flush connection to my iPhone. This is a fault of my case and not one of the stereo. When I took my case off, my phone played like a charm. No distortion or interference to be had.Read more ›
Now for the bad. For some reason I cannot get this unit to sync with my HTC EVO. Don't know if it's only geared for Apple products but I tried my phone and my wife's BB to no avail. Number 2 the sound quality, the high and mids are just outstanding and I would consider it on par with Bose and Soundfreaq units. The bass, well that's another issue. The bass is just OK but not earth shattering even on high settings and the "D bass" sound option seems to muddy everything up. With a unit this thin I knew there would be compromises, but if your a fan of hip hop and like earth shattering bass this in not the unit for you. I wish there was an option to connect a subwoofer but that does not seem to be the case. Maybe because it's wall mountable the unit needs something to reflect bass back?
I'm debating whether to send this back and get something else but I'm going to wait and see if it grows on me. It has a lot going for it but the lack of bass really hurts this unit.
Antenna positioning is a great feature, and allows you to tune in AM and FM.
The feature I really love is the bluetooth capability. I now stream Pandora radio to it from computer or from phone.
We weren't really interested in the ipod docking feature, but our daughter gave us her old ipod which had control problems, and we dock it and run it with the Panasonic remote. Works great
We replaced a clunky boom box that had control panel issues.
This unit is without a doubt the best stereo value I have ever had. I grew up through the reel to reel, 45-33.33 rpm records, eight tracks, surround sound speakers, etc. Nothing else comes close for the price.
Some friends were over the other night, I put on Loggins and Messina from Pandors. They were so impressed, they ordered one that night.
I have never been disapointed with a Panasonic product. Can't say the same for Sony, Aiwa, etc.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We're still using this sweet streamlined bookshelf sized stereo. We love the Bluetooth feature and the radio with attached antenna tunes in great. CD player still works reliably. Read morePublished 18 days ago by ms peacock
As others have said, sliding door fails right away. Very poor construction.Published 5 months ago by Mr
Great sounding little stereo. Sometimes the Bluetooth feature doesn't worksPublished 17 months ago by E. M.