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Panasonic SC-HC15EB-K 10W Micro System with USB Playback (discontinued by manufacturer)

by Panasonic
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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  • 69 mm* Slim & Stylish Design
  • Clear Sound
  • USB and CD Playback
There is a newer model of this item:
Panasonic SC-HC19EB-K 20W CD and FM Micro Hi-Fi System (New for 2014) Panasonic SC-HC19EB-K 20W CD and FM Micro Hi-Fi System (New for 2014) 5.0 out of 5 stars (10)
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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 3.2 Kg
  • Item model number: SC-HC15EB-K
  • ASIN: B004WKH67E
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 April 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,440 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

The slim body of the compact stereo system, which is only 69 mm depth at the thinnest point, makes it ideal for setting it onto a shallow shelf. The Aero Stream Port gives you rich, robust bass while controlling distortion. You can playback your favorite music (MP3 data) on any Digital Audio Player by simply connecting the main unit to the Digital Audio Player with a USB cable, or insert a CD.

Box Contains

  • Micro hi-fi
  • AC mains lead
  • Remote control
  • FM indoor antenna
  • AM loop antenna
  • Antenna plug adaptor


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    Customer Reviews

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    100 of 101 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Stylish, sexy, smooth, but... 25 July 2011
    Verified Purchase
    As usual with Amazon's excellent customer service, the unit arrived promptly. Once un-boxed it looked great. CDs and tracks from a USB (the main reason I bought this particular unit) play brilliantly, with the volume between 20 - 25 being my personal favourite. The unit is certainly eye-catching and by now you may be wondering Why only 3 stars?

    Well, the FM radio reception is appalling. This unit replaced a 20 year old Sony radio cassette CD unit which picked up all local and national FM stations with ease. However, despite several hours of twiddling with the awful FM wire aerial, and even moving the unit, the FM reception is still very poor, with most stations not recognised.

    I do not see this as a problem with Amazon, but if Panasonic cannot resolve it, then I shall sadly and reluctantly have to return the unit. Shame, as the CD and USB sound is excellent.
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    21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars RECEPTION PROBLEMS CANNOT BE SOLVED 13 Feb 2012
    Verified Purchase
    I bought this item despite the reviews that said its radio had very poor reception. Unfortunately I had the same problem. The aerial supplied plugs in easily enough but reception is pathetic. It sizzles and fries away.
    DESPITE setting up all kinds of extra aerials, including an enormous exterior aerial the reception is still poor UNLESS the atmospheric conditions are perfect. On some days nothing comes in clearly. I have to go back to my boom box from Tesco costing 10.99 to get good reception. THe one reviewer who reported good reception saying he only had to plug in his aeriel is lucky. I apologise for an earlier review I had written saying I had solved the reception problem by using a length of co-ax lead ... it helped a bit but the the atmosheric conditions were good on the day I wrote the review. The sound quality when playing CDs is only average ... little better than the cheap boom box. DO NOT BUY THIS SET.
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    20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Kitchen music 20 Sep 2011
    By Mybman
    Verified Purchase
    We bought this because we wanted to listen to CDs and Radio 5 Live in our kitchen. As such, we wanted a unit that is compact and easy to move around. It certainly meets these criteria perfectly. The quality of sound is OK, but it lacks depth. Even with the D.Bass feature, there is not much punch. I suppose you cannot really expect it in speakers of this size. Radio reception is fine where we are - albeit, we can see the transmitting mast from our kitchen window! There is a hum on Radio 5 unless you move the AM aerial well away from electrical cables. All in all, it is fine for what it is. But don't expect high fidelity.
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    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Quality sound!! 4 Jan 2012
    By hoppy
    We bought this unit for our 10 year olds bedroom and I must say it is a stylish CD player. We listened to this unit instore and compared the sound to a 'Pure' Chronos II, which was also on our shortlist. The Panasonic won hands down! The sound and volume obtainable was lightyears superior and made our minds up immediately the CD demo commenced. The remote is very handy and operates everything from anywhere in the room. Overall this unit comes very highly recommended.
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    10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Purchase 18 Nov 2011
    By DazzyG
    This is a fantastic USB/CD player, haven't really used the Radio so can't comment but I bought this for my 6 year old son & he absolutely loves it. The USB player really works well giving you song artist & title on the display and no problems as you just copy from any media player straight to a memory stick & off you go.

    Highly recommended product!
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars USB playback limited 1 Mar 2012
    By blair
    Verified Purchase
    Bought this to play mp3's from a USB stick. Works quite well as described in other reviews mp3 filename appears on the screen which is useful. A few issues if you are playing tracks from mp3. A lot of options don't seem to work with USB files, specifically:

    - You can't move forwards/backwards within a track on USB (you can of course skip tracks)
    - Pressing the skip track button only advances one track at a time, if you want to skip more than one track, you need to keep hitting the button... this is annoying if you have 70 or 80 tracks
    - Track ordering is a bit random, if you don't explicity have track numbers tagged in your mp3 files
    - No way to browse folder names, they show up as Album A001 etc
    - Tracks show up as A001T001, A001T002 which means you need to remember track numbers

    Audio quality is more than acceptable and it looks quite smart.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Micro Hi-Fi 20 Feb 2012
    Verified Purchase
    Although bottom of the range (because I did not require a unit with an i-pod dock), this unit provides very good radio and CD playback facilities at a reasonable price. I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone who needs an all-in-one unit that occupies very little space but has good sound quality and intuitive controls.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Looks great......... sounds bad! 30 Mar 2012
    By nord123
    Verified Purchase
    Looks great, but it can't be played very loud as it distorts.Sound quality is quite poor really.Great for a bedroom but would not suggest for a main stereo
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    Pretty good
    Published 7 days ago by Mr. O. J. Hill
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    very good
    Published 1 month ago by John Armstrong
    5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
    Was bought for my daughters room, no complaints yet. USB port, CD player and radio but if you've got a few more pounds then go for the XSMC3
    Published 9 months ago by Jonathan Anegbeh
    5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely as expected and more even
    i have ordered a refurbished system but found it as new as a brand new one only difference is the box was a brown one which dosen't matter. sound excellent.......... Read more
    Published 14 months ago by surya
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value
    Ordered this on the basis of the description and was delighted with the performance and price - we even got a free upgrade to a better model!!
    Published 16 months ago by J. M. Cooper
    5.0 out of 5 stars Panasonic
    Panasonic you cant go wrong with this make great for a bedroom it is small compact and a great price
    my girl friend has the 25w version which is fantastic if you got 160... Read more
    Published 19 months ago by Snowflakes
    1.0 out of 5 stars tat
    very disappointed with reception, not what i expected from panasonic.have been a fan for years but wont allow one blip to change that
    Published 22 months ago by andy
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great value for money
    This stereo is just what we wanted. We are able to play music in mp3 format from our USB drives and cd's and it's great value for money as well.
    Published on 24 July 2012 by Jean
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent bit of Kit...
    This looks good and works perfectly with all the up to date features you would expect from Panasonic, even plays your Mp3s from a USB Flashcard. Read more
    Published on 13 July 2012 by Baz on Solent
    4.0 out of 5 stars GREAT SOUND
    REALLY HAPPY WITH THIS MICRO SYSTEM, GREAT SOUND & DOESN'T TAKE UP TOO MUCH SPACE. LOVE THE USB CONNECTION SAVES ON CARRYING LOADS OF CD'S.
    Published on 4 May 2012 by TrueBlue
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