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Panasonic SC-HC57 Compact Stereo System

B&H # PASCHC57 Mfr # SC-HC57
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Product Highlights
  • Wireless Audio With AirPlay
  • Auto Sliding Dock for iPod/iPhone
  • CD Player & FM Radio
  • Pure Direct Sound System
  • Direct-Vocal Surround
  • Nano-Sized Bamboo Cone Speakers
  • Dual Passive Radiators
  • Remote Control App for iPhone/iPod touch
  • Internet Radio Control (vTuner)
  • Wall-Mountable

The SC-HC57 Compact Stereo System from Panasonic offers a great way to enjoy your music wirelessly, from anywhere in the house. With AirPlay, you can stream music cable-free from the iTunes library on your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, PC or Mac straight to the SC-HC57. The music is streamed as lossless data, so there's no loss of sound quality from compression. Onboard is also a CD player and FM radio, to give you even more options.

If you choose not to go the wireless route, you can dock your iPod or iPhone into the auto sliding dock, and listen to your music through nano-sized bamboo cone speakers that can pump out an impressive 40 watts of power. The bamboo cone speakers make the sound more responsive; vocals are pure and clear, and dialogue is crisp and easy to understand. Thin, passive radiators at the front and back of the speaker suppress unwanted vibrations and afford robust bass.

Two more technologies are working to ensure the best sound possible for all your selections. With Pure Direct Sound System, distortion is dramatically reduced by digital signal processing (DSP) to reproduce highly pure sounds. Direct-Vocal Surround expands sound throughout a listening environment to mimic a concert hall.

Chances are, you may have an iPhone or iPod touch; and if you do, there are two apps that you can download to enhance the functions of your new SC-HC57. The first is vTuner, which lets you listen to thousands of Internet Radio stations from around the world. By downloading the Remote Control App, you can -- you guessed it -- control the SC-HC57 right from your iPhone or iPod touch. You'll be able to use screen operations to open the main unit's door, and to adjust the equalizer and other settings.

Aside from its bevy of features and functions, the SC-HC57 has a modern design that will blend with any decor. The gradation-finished door, crystal edge and stainless mesh combine to offer sophistication. The slim, flat form factor takes up minimal space. In addition to a tabletop setting, you can mount the system on the wall for a low-profile look. It's also Energy Star qualified for low power consumption -- which is good for your wallet, and good for the environment!

High-Quality Sound
  • Digital music connection for iPod/iPhone
  • Pure Direct Sound System
  • Direct-Vocal Surround
  • Nano-sized bamboo cone speakers
  • Dual passive radiators
  • 40W output power
Smart Networking
  • Wireless audio with AirPlay
  • Remote Control App for iPhone and iPod touch
  • Internet Radio Control (vTuner)
  • Auto sliding universal dock for iPod/iPhone
Design
  • Gradation-finished door
  • Crystal edge
  • Stainless mesh
  • Slim, flat design
  • Wall-mountable
Environmentally-Friendly
  • Low power consumption
  • Energy Star qualified

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Dock Compatibility iPod/iPhone
Configuration Stereo
Speaker Type 2 x nano-sized bamboo cone speakers
2 x passive radiators
Output Power 40W
General
Power Requirements AC 120V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption 25W
Standby: 0.1W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 19 x 7-3/4 x 3-1/2" (48 x 20 x 9 cm)
Weight 5.7 lb (2.6 kg)
Panasonic SC-HC57 Compact Stereo System
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    PanasonicSC-HC57 Compact Stereo System
     
    4.5

    (based on 2 reviews)

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    5.0

    Great wireless home audio

    By JG

    from Salem, VA

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems

      Comments about Panasonic SC-HC57 Compact Stereo System:

      Bought this for my son and it fits his stereo needs very well. He manages his music with iTunes and plays his music by docking his ipod in a small player. He needed something with a bigger sound and the flexibility to control the music selection remotely.

      The SC-HC57 offers exacty what he needed. He can play music right from his Mac/iTunes wirelessly to the SC-HC57. He can even control the iTunes (select playlist/song/artist,etc.)remotely with his iPhone by using the "Remote" app on the iPhone. All wirelessly using Airplay on iTunes.

      He can also dock his ipod into the SC-HC57 and control the ipod menu (what is playing) from the iphone without any extra app on the iphone. Wirelessly.

      Very nice. Like it a lot.

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      4.0

      Very good but missed two things

      By Hany

      from Egypt

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about Panasonic SC-HC57 Compact Stereo System:

        Wifi is great function on the set.
        Wall mount also very good

        But
        Has no USB input is bad
        Volt is 110 and not 220 is bad too

        Thanks

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