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Panasonic SC-HC57 Compact Stereo System

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Panasonic SC-HC57 Compact Stereo System

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Panasonic SC-HC57 Compact Stereo System

The slim, stylish Panasonic SC-HC57 Compact Stereo System is compatible with iPod® and iPhone® devices. Designed to produce superior, high-quality sound, the SC-HC57 combines state-of-the-art sound technology, smart networking capabilities and sleek, modern design to produce a sophisticated compact stereo system for the home environment. Featuring outstanding sound quality, the SC-HC57 offers a pure, direct sound system with noise reduction capabilities allowing users to enjoy a crystal clear listening experience without the interference of reflected sound. The SC-HC57 allows users to play music from a variety of sources including iPod / iPhone, CD-R/RW and FM Radio. With its sleek, ultra slim design, this compact stereo can be set up in places where conventional stereo systems would not fit, and can also be placed on a wall with the included wall mount bracket. The SC-HC57 features low power consumption and is Energy Star Qualified.

The SC-HC57 features Direct-Vocal Surround which enables sound to expand so a user can enjoy a listening experience similar to a concert hall environment. Lightweight, nano-sized bamboo cone speakers create a more responsive sound, providing clearer vocals and crisper dialog. When the front sliding door is opened the iPod/iPhone dock slides out automatically, making docking and removing a device simple. AirPlay allows users to wirelessly stream music from an iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or MAC/PC directly into the device through a home's wireless LAN network.

Panasonic SC-HC57 Key Features

Wireless Streaming Audio with AirPlay®*
AirPlay allows users to wirelessly stream music from an iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or MAC/PC directly into the device through a home's wireless LAN network. AirPlay allows lossless transmission for the finest sound quality playback of a personal music library and provides a multi-room listening function, allowing for AirPlay compatible units to receive music from an iTunes library on a MAC or PC at once. And since there is no disc drive nearby, mechanical operating noise won't interfere with your enjoyment. Users can choose to stream one song to one or more rooms using a MAC / PC or stream different songs to various rooms, using a second MAC / PC with a separate iTunes Library. To create a wireless AirPlay connection from an iPhone, iPod or iPad device, a user simply the presses Connect button on the SC-HC57 device*.

* One button connect can only be used with WPS compatible devices. Manual Connect is necessary if the Wi-Fi router requires an ID and password.
Remote Control App for iPhone*
By installing a Remote Control App onto your iPhone or iPod touch, you can easily operate your audio system by simply tapping and flicking on your iPhone or iPod touch. In addition to the remote control functions, you can also use screen operations to open the main unit's door, or to adjust the equalizer and other settings.

Remote Control App must be downloaded from the App Store (iTunes Store). For this function, a wirel ess LAN environment is required. System Requirements: iPod touch 3rd generation or later, iPhone 3GS or later, iOS version 4.2 or later.

Features marked with an asterisk above indicate key step-up features from the Panasonic SC-HC37 Compact Stereo System. Panasonic SC-HC57 Compact Stereo System

RMS Total Output Power of 40W
20W x 2 (1kHz, 6ohms, 10% THD)
FTC Total Output Power of 30W
15W x 2 (20-20kHz, 6ohms, 1% THD)
Pure Direct Sound System
The distortion that is commonly generated by the scattered reflection of sounds from the body surface is dramatically reduced by noise canceling with digital signal processing (DSP) to reproduce highly pure sound.
Panasonic Nano-Sized Bamboo Cone Speakers
The SC-HC57 features Panasonic's proprietary, full-range Bamboo Cone Speakers. A rigid, low density bamboo material used in the speaker helps achieve a clean responsive sound. Vocals are pure and clear, and dialog is crisp and easy to understand. Finer bamboo fibers than were used in the 2011 models enable the new cone speaker to reproduce clear, fresh natural tones with minimal distortion.
2.5-inch Cone Type Full-Range Speakers With Dual Passive Radiator Design
A Dual Passive Radiator design cancels unwanted vibration, helping deliver a pure bass sound with minimal noise. The diaphragm of the passive radiator is weighted to achieve linear vibration, making it possible for these slim, thin speaker units to produce a robust, full-bodied bass. Across the entire sonic range from pure, clear trebles to rich, dynamic bass, the SC-HC57 delivers an audio performance that is almost unimaginable from a system of its size.
Auto-sliding Universal iPod® / iPhone® Dock
This systems come withs Panasonic's convenient Universal Dock for iPod, for easy playback and recharge. Digital music connection of an iPod or iPhone also allows the compact stereo system to process music signals in their original digital form. This eliminates sound degradation caused by digital/analogue conversion and during transmission, allowing the users to enjoy their favourite iPod tunes with pure sound that is highly faithful to the original. When the front sliding door is opened the iPod/iPhone dock slides out automatically, making docking and removing a device simple.
Front Loading Single-CD Player With CD-R/CD-RW Playback
The built-in CD player features a number of functions so you can play music the way you want. You can listen to songs on a CD at random or program the SC-HC57 to play tracks in a specific order. Panasonic Compact Stereo Systems enable playback of CD-R and CD-RW discs, so you can enjoy listening to CDs that you make*.

* Plays CD-DA format audio on CD-R and CD-RW. May not be able to play some CD-R or CD-RW due to the condition of the recording.

Panasonic SC-HC57 Compact Stereo System
Direct-Vocal Surround
This feature positions the musical instruments in a surround configuration and accentuates the vocals in the center so you feel enveloped by the vocals. Enjoy the same great ambience as if you were listening to a live performance in an actual concert hall.
FM Digital Synthesizer Tuner With Auto Tuning And 30 Station Preset Memory
A digital radio tuner makes it simple to pinpoint radio stations to get the most accurate reception. You also get 30-station preset memory, for instant access to your favorite stations at the push of a button.
Internet Radio Control (vTuner)
Music lovers and talk radio enthusiasts can enjoy the hundreds of stations offered by Internet Radio and use the system's convenient features to search for stations and program their favorites by simply installing the vTuner* application onto an iPhone or iPod touch.

* vTuner for Panasonic app must be purchased from iTunes.
Motorized Power Two-Way Sliding Door for iPod / iPhone and CD
Stylish and Space-Saving Design With Stainless-Steel Mesh Finish, Crystal Edge
The SC-HC57 is attractive in appearance and easy to use. The motorized door slides opens, allowing the user to insert a music CD or an iPod. Thanks to its sleek, slim design, the SC-HC57 can be set up in places where conventional stereo systems simply won't fit. Users enjoy a full-scale audio performance in a minimum of space. High-quality metal net is coupled with a solid sliding door with a crystal edge on the SC-HC57 to enhance the luxurious look and feel of the product.
Preset EQ
Choose from EQ presets to suit the type of music and your preference.
  • HEAVY - Adds punch to rock
  • SOFT - For background music
  • CLEAR - Clarifies higher frequencies
  • VOCAL - Adds gloss to vocal
  • FLAT - No effect
D.Bass
Bass and Treble Control
Fluorescent Display
Programmable Play/Sleep Timer
Take a midday snooze without oversleeping using the programmable timer. Or listen to music as you fall asleep and let the timer shut off your system. It works with both the FM/AM tuner and CD player.
Auto Power off and Dimmer
Wall Mountable
With sleek, ultra slim designs, the compact stereos can be set up in places where conventional stereo systems would not fit. The SC-HC57 and SC-HC37 models can also be placed on a wall with the included wall mount bracket.
Energy Star Qualified
Energy Star qualified with power consumption of 25W in normal mode and 0.1W in standby mode.
Dimensions (W x H x D)
19 x 7-3/4 x 3-1/2 inches
Weight
Approximately 5.7 pounds

Panasonic SC-HC57 Compact Stereo System

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