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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Panasonic SC-HC55 Compact Stereo System.iPod / iPhone Compatibility: iPhone, iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, iPod touch 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th generations, iPod nano 1st, 2nd (aluminum), 3rd (video), 4th (video), 5th (video camera), 6th generations, iPod classic 80/160GB (2007), iPod classic 120/160GB (2009), iPod 20/40GB 4th generation, iPod 20/30/40/60GB (color display) 4th generation, iPod 30/60/80GB (video) 5th generation and iPod mini.
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 manualSee all Product description
Top customer reviews
The only issue came with the way it was shipped.
The speakers were shipped in their product box, not a shipping box. This resulted in a bandged up and dented box... thankfully the speakers were not harmed.
However, this was ordered before christmas, and to have this sitting on the doorstep while I was at work and have everyone be able to know what it was amazed me. I get its an odd shaped box...but with it being christmas and all the package thefts happening...I would think a product like this would be shipped inside something else.
- Fair sound quality.
- No external AV out.
- Did everything I expected it to.
- Bluetooth worked well.
- Great sound quality for this slim sized device
- Lots of nice extras and features
- Nice design and easy operation
- Supports many audio sources
- Excellent Bluetooth features and quality
- Snazzy CD player,aux audio, clock, timers, etc.
- Nice standby features (Bluetooth devices can "wake up" the unit for playback)
- Good remote that is fully functional
This is a nice unit with many features. It has an attractive, slim design, all plastic, but with a nice finish. It's a bit retro "old school" maybe (Panasonic has been making units like this for many years), e.g. includes a CD player, but, for me, and maybe you, that's a plus (I have a huge CD collection). There is a decent printed manual included, a remote, battery, A/C cord, and an FM antenna wire. Put the battery in the remote, plug in the A/C cable and FM antenna and you're ready to go.
There is a USB charging port (5v, 1.5 amps), a welcome feature, and a handy aux audio input (3.5mm) on the back under a flap. Also on the back is the FM antenna jack, and the power cord receptacle. On the front you have the speaker "wings," the display and the CD player with the snazzy sliding door. The siding door for CD's works well and inserting a CD is easier than I expected. It goes into place quite easily.
You can plug in any audio device with a headphone jack or audio out (via the 3.5mm audio input), play a CD, listen to the radio, charge your phone or tablet, all the bases are covered. And then there is the Bluetooth capability complete with a setting for higher audio quality or connection priority. It also includes a nice Bluetooth "Standby" feature that will let your Tablet, Phone or other device "wake" this unit up for playback. I tested this and it worked very well. (You need to enable this feature, instructions are in the excellent printed manual, very easy.) So you can play just about anything through this unit. It comes with small, nice remote control, in addition to the controls on the top of the unit itself. It also come with brackets for mounting on a wall (it's a very slim design, so this would be quite feasible).
The overall sound quality is quite good (no thunderous bass in this style cabinet, but the sound is very good and quite satisfactory), clear and crisp where it counts. There are controls for Dynamic Bass (On/Off), Bass(+/-4), Treble(+/-4), and Surround as well as simple equalizer presets ("Heavy," "Soft," "Clear," "Vocal," and "Flat"). The controls are not as good as those on more expensive sound systems, but seem fine to me, since the sound is basically very good to start with. With good source material, I was very happy with the sound quality. I tested CD's, radio, bluetooth (tablet/phone), and aux in and all sources sounded very good. I used the default "high audio quality" mode for Bluetooth.
This device is plenty loud and will fill a large room with music easily. I usually have it at about half volume or below for personal listening. It has a nice, clean sound, so no fatigue after listening for long periods of time. I've listened to mostly CD's so far and they sound great. The FM radio portion also sounded very good. The audio drivers and two resonators combine to put out a decent level of sound pressure with good presence. A relief after some of the smaller bluetooth speaker systems I've been listening to lately. Very good for such a slim cabinet.
There are many nice extras like being able to adjust input levels for the aux audio and Bluetooth feeds, a sleep mode, a timed start mode (there is a simple clock), NFC pairing, an auto off(standby), the Bluetooth standby mentioned above, and more. In my use so far, everything has worked great and I have found the unit easy to use. As mentioned, the sound is great, it supports nearly every source you could want, it looks nice, and the remote is fully functional and of good quality. At 15 watts per channel at 1% THD = 30w total (20w at 10% THDor 40w total), it has plenty of power for personal and group listening in any reasonable size room. So far, I have found absolutely no flaws in performance. I am very happy with the overall functionality and sound quality for the price (prices fluctuate, so shop carefully). It would make a superb system for an office, study, or kitchen, I think. I am giving it five stars for the excellent sound quality and robust feature set.