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Panasonic SC-HC3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 668 reviews of Panasonic SC-HC3. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and price are on the whole positive. The size and design are also mentioned favorably.

usability, design, size, price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Panasonic SC-HC3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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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 Opinions about the size and price are overall positive. The design and usability also get good opinions, but there are some mixed views 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

Oct, 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 Reviewers really like the size and price. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability.

design, usability, price, size


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

Oct, 2018

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

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Panasonic SC-HC3 Micro Hi-Fi System overview


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

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

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

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Panasonic-Stereo Audio System w/ipod Dock is a must have.


Panasonic did it again.  This stereo system with Ipod dock is a must have for people with ipods who want to play their music from their ipods, but are lookin for stereo quality playback at a low price.

Jun, 2010

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Absolutely worth its value


The Panasonic SC-HC30P is a fantastic purchase for the price. All other stores priced it at 179.99 plus and sears had it for 149.99. The sound is incredible for such a small stero system. The bamboo speakers really make a difference in the sound. I...

Jun, 2010

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Excellent quality product - enjoying it everyday!


Really enjoying this new ipod player.  Previously had an antec lansing im600 which we bought because it had a radio and ipod dock, however it had a really cheap feel and the radio broke within a few months.  Without buying a big professional...

Jan, 2010

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I purchased this off of for Christmas for my girlfriend. I thought it would be perfect for her salon. Honestly if the system was brand new I'd bet that I would be much more satisfied with the product but this thing looks like its been shipped...

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I love this unit but my only complaint is loading/unloading the CD's since I have rheumatoid arthritis - esp. in my hands. Anyone who has trouble w/their hands will find it awkward to insert/remove the CD's. I also have the Sony HiFfi shelf system...

Sound is extraordinary for such a small unit


Jun, 2011

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Panasonic SC-HC3 Compact Stereo System


Impressive sound in such a small volume, nice looking and can fulfill most of the requirement in a small room such as study room and bedroom.

Sound Quality, CD Door

I Pod Docking way

Oct, 2009

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:2.56
Driver size:2.56
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: Yes


Cassette deck: No
Color of product:Black / Pink
Optical disc player:Y
Type:Micro set

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

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


Equalizer: Yes


Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:4


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic SC


Karaoke: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20 / 40
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):10


Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

CD player: Yes
CD-R playback: Yes
CD-RW playback:No / Yes
Dimensions (WxDxH):19.7 x 4.02 x 7.91 / 19.7 x 4.04 x 7.68
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
Bluetooth: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB port:Y


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


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

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:5.51 / 6.17 / 6.61