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Panasonic SC-HC3

We have collected and analysed 5 expert reviews and 662 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 83/100 and users rate it 87/100. The average review date is 07-11-2011. We have compared these reviews to 168479 reviews from other Audio Systems. The alaScore™ for this product is 84/100 = Very good. Last update: 10-12-2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic SC-HC3


alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 user reviews of Panasonic SC-HC3 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Audio Systems on Reviewers really like the size and price. The design and usability also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

usability, design, price, size

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SC-HC30DBEBS DAB Micro System with iPod DockPanasonic SC-HC30DBEBS DAB Micro System with iPod Dock

Dec, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic SC-HC3


alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 user reviews of Panasonic SC-HC3 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems on Reviews about the size and price are overall positive. The usability and design also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the reliability.

design, usability, price, size


94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2018

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Panasonic SC-HC3 Micro Hi-Fi System overview


Panasonic (SC-HC3DBEB-S) Hi-Fi System

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (

European Micro System 2009-2010 -> Panasonic SC-HC3


Derived from the long audio tradition of Panasonic's one-time sister brand, Technics, this micro audio system enhances any table or bookshelf like a piece of audio jewellery. Its slim and compact vertical design features a sliding door which opens to...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (

Panasonic SC-HC3 micro hi-fi system


This slim hi-fi system from Panasonic packs a surprisingly powerful aural punch

Well-rounded sound, iPod dock, looks good

Uneven sound at maximum volume level, display is too small

Panasonic’s SC-HC3 micro hi-fi is a great product. It’s attractive and has an integrated iPod dock. It has especially good sound quality considering its slim design.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Alex Kidman (

Panasonic SC-HC3 Compact Stereo System


Panasonic's attractive SC-HC3 combines CD and iPod playback with excellent audio quality, although iPhone owners should shop elsewhere.

Includes iPod, CD, radio and auxiliary inputs ; Sliding case design

No DAB+ compatibility, just FM ; Not shielded for iPhones

There's no doubting that the SC-HC3 is a quality unit where it really counts — audio quality. It's not an inexpensive unit, however, and really only justifies itself if you do split your listening between iPod and CD a lot.

Oct, 2009

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Panasonic SC-HC37DBEBS


good sound and easy to install and looks good

Feb, 2013

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Panasonic SC-HC37DBEBS


Sleek good looking style with plenty of ooomph. Haven't even tried full volume yet.

Jan, 2013

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Panasonic SC-HC37DBEBS


easy to use. Slim, elegant design . Ours sits neatly on the wall. It has been necessary to fit a DAB aerial to our chimney because of poor reception in our area. With the aerial this model gives us a very good sound and picks up all radio channels

Jan, 2013

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Panasonic SC-HC37DBEBS


Slim, compact, pleased with doors.

Aerial for radio is like 2 strings you have to secure upwards from the machine, we have a high corner shelving unit that the machine sits on so I can hide them apart from the ends that poke out the top like 2 spiders legs. This is not shown on any pics...

Jan, 2013

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Panasonic SC-HC37DBEBS


Good looking unit, excellent sound quality.

I pod connectivity problems. I have an i pod 4 and the connections are not compatible. It does dock with an i phone 4 however.

Jan, 2013

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Panasonic SC-HC37DBEBS


Quick and easy to install. For a small, compact unit the sound quality is equal to that of a large, expensive, 'flashy-type' model.

I really can't think of any.

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications

The SC-HC3 achieves high quality sound from compact speakers. The bamboo cone speaker produces crisp, clear vocals. And the two passive radiators that are positioned at the front and back of the speaker unit cancel out vibrations inside the speaker to suppress unwanted vibrations and deliver robust bass sounds. The slide-type door allows easy insertion and removal of an iPod or CD, even in tight spaces. This special iPod dock lets you easily connect an iPod directly to the main unit without using any cables. You can then select songs from among your iPod favorites with remote operation. You can also set the wake-up timer to work with music from your iPod. With only about the same depth as a paperback book, the SC-HC3 can be placed on a desktop, bedside stand, or other small space.


Output Power / Total:40Watt


Audio output channels:2.0
Driver diameter:6.5
Driver Size:6.5
RMS rated power:40

Audio System

Built-in Cradle:iPod cradle
Functions (KA):CD / MP3 player / Radio
Sound Effects:D-Bass
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KA):Audio systems, radios, karaoke
Type:Micro system

CD System

Type:CD / MP3 player


Headphone Jack:Built-in / Yes


Cassette deck: No
Colour of product:Black / Pink / White
Number of Discs:1
Number of optical discs:1
Optical disc player: Yes
Type:Micro set

Dimensions & Weight



Equaliser:Built-in / Yes


Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:4 / 5
Equalizer Modes:Flat, Normal, Rock, Soft, Vocal


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic SC


Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Karaoke: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20 / 40
Speaker Type:1-way
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):10


Wi-Fi:No / Yes

Other features

CD Player: Yes
CD-R playback: Yes
CD-RW playback:No / Yes
Dimensions (WxDxH):500 x 102 x 201 / 500 x 102.5 x 195
I/O ports:iPod / iPhone Dock
Media types supported:CD, CD-R/RW, MP3
MP3 Playback: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: Yes


Alarm Clock: Yes
Apple docking compatibility:iPhone, iPod
Audio formats supported:MP3
Bass adjustment: Yes
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:4
MP3 Playback: Yes
Sleep timer: Yes
Treble adjustment: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Apple docking compatibility: No
AUX In: Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB port: Yes


AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220 - 240 / 220-240
Power Consumption (Standby):0.2
Power consumption (typical):25 / 26 / 28
Power Source:AC
Power source type:AC


AM band range:522 - 1629
FM band range:87.50 - 108.00
FM radio: Yes
Preset stations quantity:30
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Supported radio bands:AM, FM / FM
Tuner enhancements:Auto Scan
Tuner type:Digital

Radio System

Tuner Type:AM/FM / Digital radio tuner

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.4 / 9.2
Height :19.7 / 20.5
Weight:2.5 / 2.8 / 3
Width:48 / 50