Panasonic SC-HC55DB reviews

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+ This hi fi scores very high on display. - It scores poorly on performance.

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8.3 out of 10 based on 20 reviews.
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Paul, Wallsend, Tyne & Wear Casual listener

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Stylish looking, reasonable sound
Bad points:
Digital signal is poor on the radio
The volume level isn't as good as I had anticipated
ipod isn't easy to connect in the holster
Overall rating 5.0
Sound quality 6.0
Design 9.0
Performance 3.0
Value for money 4.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Jun 2012

Michael, Plymouth Casual listener

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Good sound quality for size of unit.
Bad points:
DAB not very sensitive.
Overall rating 8.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 8.0
Performance 6.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Jan 2012

Imran, London Pop, rock or dance fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very good sound quality positive point is that it's wireles Bluetooth. So can connect your iPhone , iPad n other Bluetooth devices.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 09 Dec 2011

Gareth, Hertforshire

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Good sleek modern design
Bad points:
1) Utterly atrocious DAB tuner
I already have a DAB clock radio but wanted a hi fi with DAB so I bought this based on it's looks and it's features - big mistake!

It refused point blank to pick up any DAB stations despite trying using both antennas provided. As a test I put my clock radio next to this Panny in the same room and the Panny picked up zero DAB stations whilst the clock radio picked up over 15 DAB stations

2) Amazingly poor 'straight out of the box' sound
Regardless of the DAB issue I then went about using the iPod dock and the 'straight out of the box' sound ie it's standard settings the sound coming from the speakers sounded like it was playing under water it was so garbled and muffled.

This Panasonic was so poor I exchanged it for a Sony CMT-MX550i which happened to be cheaper and also has DAB & iPod dock & is infinitely better than this Panasonic.
Overall rating 1.0
Sound quality 1.0
Design 10.0
Performance 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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3 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 07 Dec 2011

Woolly, Devon Music fan

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
A very compact and attractive piece of equipment to play CD's Ipod ad Radio excellently.
Bad points:
None so far.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Design 10.0
Reception/Sound quality 9.0
Display 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 07 Aug 2011

Paul, Essex Casual listener

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Connection via bluetooth
Bad points:
Sound quality could be better
Overall rating 8.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 9.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Feb 2012

Product Features

Sound channels 2 stereo sound
Number of discs 1
Extra functions iPod dock
Extra functions Digital radio
Number of speakers 2
Built-in disc player CD Player
Playback formats MP3
Connections USB
Wireless or wired speakers Wired
Weight (kg) 2.4
Release date 2011-05-05

Also known as: PANASONIC SC-HC55DBEB, SC-HC55DB, Panasonic SC-HC55, Panasonic SCHC55DB

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Manufacturer's Description

Bluetooth wireless technology in the SC-HC55 makes it more convenient to enjoy a wireless connection with an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or compatible mobile phone. You can hold the player in your hand and play music files without docking. Audio signals that are lost during Bluetooth wireless transmission are compensated, so you get high quality music from your iPhone or iPod touch with fingertip operation.
You can enjoy Internet radio “vTuner for Panasonic” with HC series by simply installing the application onto your iPhone or iPod touch. The application is very easy to use and convenient, because you can set it to your favourite radio stations with the HC Series remote control. * vTuner for Panasonic must be purchased from the App Store (iTunes Store).
The distortion that is commonly generated by the scattered reflection of sounds from the body surface is dramatically reduced by digital signal processing (DSP) to reproduce highly pure sounds.
The slim body of the Compact Stereo System, which is only 69 mm* depth, makes it ideal for setting it onto a shallow shelf or mounting it to a wall. *Withouth Stand.
A motion sensor is provided on the top of the SC-HC55. The sliding door can be opened or closed by simply passing your hand over the sensor.

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