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Panasonic SC-HC30DBEBS DAB Micro System with iPod Dock

by Panasonic
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

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  • Panasonic Hi Fi Micro System with DAB radio and dynamic and clear Sound
  • Advanced bamboo cone speaker with improved speaker rubber edge and dual passive radiator
  • Stylish layout with possible wall-mount: 69mm slim at thinnest point
  • Enjoy Your Favourite Music: Compatible with iPod/iPhone
  • Environmentally Friendly: Low Power Consumption 0.09W (Standby Power Consumption/ 240V Area)
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Important Information

On-mode power consumption
28 Watts

Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 4.1 Kg
  • Item model number: SC-HC30DBEBS
  • ASIN: B003BT4MKQ
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Mar 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

The seriously stylish Panasonic SC-HC30DBEB-S all-in-one micro system features a unique motorised panel that slides open for easy access to CDs and the integral iPod/iPhone dock.

It is compatible with CD-R/RW as well as MP3 CDs, and can perform multiple CD functions such as random, programme and repeat.

Thanks to two 6.5cm advanced bamboo cone speakers your favourite tracks will always sound their best. There’s even a 4-preset equaliser which lets you personalise the sound to your taste. You'll also be able to listen to DAB, FM and MW broadcasts with up to 30 presets for instant access to your favourite stations.

Product Description

Panasonic SC-HC30DBEBS DAB Micro System with iPod Dock


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Customer Reviews

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59 of 59 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars don't buy if you have a weak radio signal 26 Aug 2010
I had the previous model to this, the SC-HC3DB, which went wrong after six months and I was given my money back. I replaced it with the latest model, the SC-HC30DB.

Although the units look almost identical the new model's radio is apalling. On both FM and DAB I could not get decent reception.

Initially I thought it was a fault as the old model was fine in exactly the same location with the same aerial so sent it back to Amazon for a replacement. Unfortunately the replacement was exactly the same, so it too has gone back.

So, in conclusion if you have a strong radio signal then you'll probably love this unit. Otherwise leave well alone.

Assuming you have a good signal or don't care about the radio then I don't reckon you will find (IMO) a more aesthetically pleasing, good sounding iPOD dock which will sit neatly on a window cill or shelf.
Even the remote is really well laid out and very intuitive. I personally think it sounds as good as the Bose units at well over twice the price, and they don't look as nice or have a radio/CD.

I have now bought the old model second hand on Ebay and am glad to say it works fine.

Panasonic, I hope you are reading this; I'm not the only person who thinks the radio on this unit is poor.

Oh and finally, Amazon's customer service deserves a mention they are just brilliant.
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71 of 74 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely piece of equipment 24 Aug 2010
By Frank TOP 1000 REVIEWER
I've had this for about 4 days now and am very pleased with it. It's stylish, functional and produces very good quality sound. OK, spend another 100 and you'll get even better sound but it's not worth doing in my opinion. The DAB radio works a treat with just the aerial wire dangling at the back.
Good things: Quality; Sound reproduction; Ease of use; Good looks; Lovely door slider that keeps iPod and CDs out of sight; Remote control operates all the functions.

A couple of very small grumbles: Don't install it too high, as the controls are on the top (having said that, the remote control will operate it anyway); The stored radio stations are in alphabetical order so if you want, for instance, Kiss FM. you have to scroll through the As, Bs, Cs etc to get there. There are 5 pre set Equalisers which might be limiting for some people, I would have preferred perhaps 8 pre sets.
These are minor niggles so please don't be put off....it's a good system.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BLACK MAGIC! 5 Aug 2011
By pfvll
I was put off for a long while by the negative reviews here, mainly about the radio. However, I have had Panasonic products in the past and all have been outstanding, so when I saw a special offer on this micro system I risked it and took the plunge - knowing, again from past experience, that Amazon would put things right if I finished up with a dud.

I'm so glad I did! I can't understand why so many people have had trouble with the DAB radio, not only on this model but on others in the same range. Maybe they have trouble with the tuning set-up, which is not the simplest, nor are the instructions as clear as they might be. But if you are half-way technically competent, you should not have a problem. My unit was working perfectly within ten minutes of getting it out of the box, using only the split-flexible-wire-dipole aerial supplied, pinned under the nearest inside windowsill edge to hide it (NOT pinned through the wire - just trapping the wire under the heads of drawing pins!). The aerial metal coupling to the radio does have to be screwed in VERY firmly - it's a bit stiff the last few turns - to ensure good contact. The DAB radio immediately pulled in more stations than I could count in a half hour and FM pulled in all BBC, local and Classic FM stations loud and clear, all with no interference or 'gobbling'. This in South Yorkshire, where hills complicate reception.

As an old (very) hifi amplifier and speaker enclosure builder, I am picky about sound reproduction. The sound from these two little paperback-sized flat speakers would have only been understood as black magic in the days when I was designing amplifiers!
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Panasonic SC-HC30DBEBS; Sadly disappointed 14 Jun 2010
I have had two of these now.. TWO because neither of them have worked on the radio function and both have now been returned.

Neither would pick up either DAB, nor FM radio, and I live in a town centre with an excellent reception on my two other DAB radios. I even took the 2nd replacement to Maplins to see if I was missing something crucial, they tried it with various of their aerials and it didn't work for them either. What a shame as the other functions worked fine and it's a nice piece of kit.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great, stylish mini system 12 July 2010
By Brian
[a small caveat first: i haven't used the DAB radio on this product yet, so I can't comment on that - a few other reviews of this and similar products have been disappointed with DAB, but from reading those reviews it appears that a lot of the negative points come from poor DAB reception in their area.]

I bought this system a few weeks ago, after extensive searching on the web and in shops for suitable mini systems. I wanted a reasonably discrete system for my living room, one which I could plug my iPod into and play CDs from (radio wasn't a big deciding factor in my case). This Panasonic system (although admittedly not the cheapest) was by far the most appealing, especially with regard to hiding away the iPod dock - many of the other systems I looked at basically just had a iPod dock stuck on the top somewhere, which I didn't think looked very good.

The build quality is excellent - the sliding door which moves to reveal the iPod dock or CD tray is a great touch. Sound quality is very good, at least for a medium sized room like mine (to be honest, if you're looking for lots of power, you wouldn't go for a mini system in the first place!). You can navigate your iPod menus using the systems remote, and your iPod is charged when docked as well.

I've been very happy with this product so far. Amazon was about the cheapest place to get it, taking free delivery into account. It looks great, sounds great, and I'd highly recommend it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Not in great nick!
This was bought very cheaply compared to a new one, and when received it had a crack in the plastic housing near the base. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mr Richard D Baxter
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
I have owned a Panasonic Hi fi for 10 years and it is still great however I needed something smaller with an i pod dock. Read more
Published 13 months ago by miffy
3.0 out of 5 stars Panasonic SC-HC30DBEBS DAB micro system
The CD reproduction quality is good, but the speakers "rattle" on the high notes when the volume is only around half way. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Archie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great hifi system
Fantastic value for the money. Wary of buying a reconditioned unit , but no need, received one in imaculate condition. Ultra slim and very stylish. Read more
Published 14 months ago by pamela carroll
4.0 out of 5 stars DAB Reception Solution
This is a great "bit of kit" for a stylish addition to a living room. I do have to agree with other reviewers however about the DAB reception. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Cessna
1.0 out of 5 stars Dead after less than 18 months
Purchased this approx 18 mths ago (although not from amazon). Tried to use it recently and is dead as a dodo, no power reaching it at all, even after replacing lead and checking... Read more
Published on 11 Dec 2011 by A. Lenihan
5.0 out of 5 stars A great buy!!!
This is the second time I have purchased this particular Panasonic hi-fi, this time for my daughter. It is a great piece of kit that does the job splendidly. Read more
Published on 31 Oct 2011 by D. Stubbington
5.0 out of 5 stars Radio works fine!
Wanted an all-in-one DAB/Cd/iPod-dock, and this seemed to be the ideal product.The dab radio was the most important aspect, and so I was put off purchasing this for a while due to... Read more
Published on 18 Sep 2011 by Elwyn Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Panasonic C.D. player with IPod Dock
This item is very good and I was very pleased, when after ordering it, it was delivered with 3 days
Published on 27 Aug 2011 by Babs
4.0 out of 5 stars no power
Bought this Panasonic sc-hc30db in June 2010. Very pleased with it not used a lot. Put in a cd a few days ago went to play it again and I have no power . Read more
Published on 7 July 2011 by kath54
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