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Panasonic Compact Sound System - SC-HC55

Abt Model: SCHC55 | UPC Code: 885170039315
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Slim, Flat Design/ AM/FM Tuner/ Wall Mountable/ Wireless Music Streaming Via Bluetooth/ Touch-Free Sensor Door/ Internet Radio Control/ iPod not included/ Black Finish
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Panasonic Compact Sound System - SCHC05BK

Key Features:

  • Slim, Flat Design
    Sleek, modern design that complements any décor.
  • Bluetooth Streaming
    Wirelessly stream music with or without docking.
  • Touch-Free Sensor Door
    Simply slide your hand over the door sensor to open the iPod® or CD door.
  • Internet Radio Function
    Seamlessly streams internet radio to enjoy your favorite music.

Features:

  • iPod®/iPhone®,* CD
  • Wall Mountable (Bracket Supplied)
  • Dual Passive Radiator Speaker
  • Advanced Bamboo Cone Speaker
  • 2-way Speaker
  • 40 Watts
  • Low Power Consumption
  • FM/AM
  • Remote Included

Specifications:

Playable Discs

  • CD-DA: Yes
  • MP3: Yes

Audio System

  • Output Channel: 2ch
  • Total Power Output (RMS): 40W (1kHz, 6ohms, 10% THD)

High Quality Sound

  • Bluetooth Re-Master: Yes
  • Pure Direct Sound System: Yes
  • Digital Music Connection for iPod®/iPhone®: Yes
  • D.Bass: Yes
  • Preset EQ: 4 (Heavy, Clear, Soft, Vocal) + Flat
  • Bass & Treble Control: Yes
  • Surround: Yes

Easy To Use

  • Motorized Power Sliding Door: Touch-Free (for iPod®/ iPhone® and CD)
  • Wall Mounting: Yes
  • Display: Fluorescent

Networking

  • Universal Dock for iPod®/iPhone®: Integrated
  • Bluetooth Wireless Link Function: Yes
  • Internet Radio Control: Yes

Speaker System

  • Configuration: 2-way 2-speaker, Dual Passive Radiator x2
  • Speaker Unit (Approx.):
    • Woofer: 2-1/2" Cone Type (Advanced Bamboo Cone),
    • Tweeter: 5/8" Piezo Type

Terminals

  • Music Port (AUX): Yes
  • Headphone Out: Yes

Tuner

  • Digital Synthesizer Tuner: Yes
  • Station Presets: 30-FM/ 15-AM
  • Auto Tuning: Yes

Others

  • Power Supply: AC 120V, 60Hz
  • Normal Use: 25W
  • Standby: 0.1W
  • Auto Power Off/Dimmer: Yes/Yes
  • Programmable Timer: PLAY/ SLEEP

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 5.3 lbs

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 19"
  • Height: 7.75"
  • Depth: 3.5
More reasons to buy the Panasonic SC-HC55 from Abt Electronics
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  • The Panasonic SC-HC55 is Brand New.
  • The Panasonic SC-HC55 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
 
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Panasonic Compact Sound System
 
4.4

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (6)
  • Attractive (5)
  • Easy to set up (4)
  • Simple controls (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Basic use (5)
  • Smaller rooms / apartments (4)
  • Office (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (3), Technically challenged (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great except for one problem...

I purchased this, and I think it's a great system. Great sound, and the ability to open the iPod and CD sections with a hand wave is a cool feature. The design is...Read complete review

I purchased this, and I think it's a great system. Great sound, and the ability to open the iPod and CD sections with a hand wave is a cool feature. The design is slick, and I like the thin size of it. I've played around with the Internet radio too. Some people will balk at having to buy the vTuner app, but if you're not going to use Internet radio, skip buying it. Of course, if you're not using Internet radio, you may want to look into the SC-HC35, which costs less, and has the same basic function as this unit. 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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Looks nice...Saves space

I should have read the reviews before I purchased the HC55. Now I find out I have to pay for an app for the internet radio, but the main problem is this is for...Read complete review

I should have read the reviews before I purchased the HC55. Now I find out I have to pay for an app for the internet radio, but the main problem is this is for my ipod and I can't use it without finding and purchasing a "dock adaptor". Another purchase??? Why wasn't this mentioned at least on the box cover. Is this something everyone should already know? I guess this dock adaptor is an ipod accessory for my Panasonic product, so I can listen to my ipod? I might recommend when I purchase the adaptor.

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5.0

Exceptional Compact System

By 

from Atlanta, GA

About Me Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Good Remote
  • Intuitive Controls
  • IPhoneiPad compatible
  • Sleek Design
  • Thundering Bass

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Living Room
    • Smaller Rooms

    Comments about Panasonic Compact Sound System:

    I used this product in my formal dining room. The sound is great. Music plays with great clarity. I listen to CDs and music from my iPhone. The remote has so many controls, even to manage your iPhone selections. It's a great addition to the space.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    3.0

    Looks nice...Saves space

    By 

    from Dover, DE

    Pros

    • cd's play well
    • Looks Nice

    Cons

    • Did not meet expectations
    • Expensive
    • Poor Documentation

    Best Uses

      Comments about Panasonic Compact Sound System:

      I should have read the reviews before I purchased the HC55. Now I find out I have to pay for an app for the internet radio, but the main problem is this is for my ipod and I can't use it without finding and purchasing a "dock adaptor". Another purchase??? Why wasn't this mentioned at least on the box cover. Is this something everyone should already know? I guess this dock adaptor is an ipod accessory for my Panasonic product, so I can listen to my ipod? I might recommend when I purchase the adaptor.

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      I can't wait for what come next

      By 

      from Newton, Texas

      About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy Controls
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Great Sound
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basic Use
        • Larger Rooms
        • Offices
        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about Panasonic Compact Sound System:

        I gave the Panasonic Compact Sound System to my wife for Christmas. It is mounted in our kitchen and we use it for playing CDs and connecting to her PC for online radio. We do not get radio signals in our home based on our homes construction and that we are so far the country; so being able to connect to the PC is a must. We plugged in a friend's Iphone and the sound was superb.
        The quality is excellent. Connecting via Bluetooth is simple. It is hard to distinguish the sound from the Bose system we have. Wall mounting is also very simple.
        I was a little hesitant to purchase based on the online reviews, but when I saw a TV review, I decided to try the system. I am glad I did.
        I gave it a 4 rating only because all it needs is to upgrade to bluray technology and additional input/outputs and I will have one in every room.
        As designed it is a 5+.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Out system arrive very fast and in good contidion. We had not need to talk to customer service since set up was to easy.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Thin and Perfect - Daughter Loves It

        By 

        from Long Island, NY

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy Controls
        • Great Sound

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

        • Basic Use

        Comments about Panasonic Compact Sound System:

        This was a gift for my 13 year old daughter. The system was setup before I got home and working great. She loves it!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        HC-55

        By 

        from Hallandale, Florida

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to use
        • Inexpensive

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Panasonic Compact Sound System:

            I just bought this unit and am very happy. The bluetooth function works very well and I am able to listen to pandora radio without buying the Internet radio app. So far I have absolutely NO negative thoughts about this product. It does what I expected

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Little Device

            By 

            from Fairfield, CA

            About Me Technically Challenged

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy Controls
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Great Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Basic Use

              Comments about Panasonic Compact Sound System:

              I really love this little device. The CD and ipod sections work flawlessly and have a great sound. The only draw back is the am/fm radio reception. I have a hard time locating stations with the antennea provided. I will probably buy a better one and try that.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Very good product for the price

              By 

              from New Jersey

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy Controls
              • Easy To Set Up

              Cons

              • Sounds Okay

              Best Uses

              • Basic Use
              • Offices
              • Smaller Rooms

              Comments about Panasonic Compact Sound System:

              It's a great product for basic use.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              fits perfectly in our bedroom.

              By 

              from madison, wisconsin

              About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Pro Audio / DJ

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Great Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Basic Use
                • Offices
                • Smaller Rooms

                Comments about Panasonic Compact Sound System:

                use it in our bedroom. even at low volume sound is terrific

                Service and delivery comments:

                prompt delivery. arrived in good condition.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Great Product for the money

                By 

                from Minnesota

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Audiophiles

                    Comments about Panasonic Compact Sound System:

                    I play some music CDs on it as well as music from my MP3 player, but I mainly bought it for CDs with speaking and I find it perfect for that. The bass is great but I find it a bit weak in some cases, but it more than makes up for it in great clarity. For the price on the dollar I highly recommend it.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                    (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great except for one problem...

                    By 

                    from Jacksonville, FL

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to use
                    • internet radio

                    Cons

                    • designed more for the ipod touch / iphone
                    • doesn't advance to the next track at times.

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Panasonic Compact Sound System:

                      I purchased this, and I think it's a great system. Great sound, and the ability to open the iPod and CD sections with a hand wave is a cool feature. The design is slick, and I like the thin size of it. I've played around with the Internet radio too. Some people will balk at having to buy the vTuner app, but if you're not going to use Internet radio, skip buying it. Of course, if you're not using Internet radio, you may want to look into the SC-HC35, which costs less, and has the same basic function as this unit. 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.

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