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Panasonic SC-PM500EF-K

Panasonic SC-PM500EF-K
alaScore 82

34 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Panasonic SC-PM500EF-K. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews. Comments about the price and size are generally positive.

usability, size, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Panasonic SC-PM500EF-K is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Why not supply proper antennas and an ipod/phone Dock Adaptor with the PM 500 System


AM reception is very poor and the FM antenna being a short piece of wire without a proper plug is little better than useless. Bought the System 2 days ago now I have to hunt around for a proper AM and FM antenna also an ipod dock adaptor. These items...

Apr, 2016

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Don't Buy if You Want to Listen to FM Radio in outer areas!


This unit looks good and is a nice compact size. However, my unit scanned radio frequencies in 10KHz steps at the beginning. This means that 90% of AM & FM stations are so off frequency, that they are too painful to listen to. I called Panasonic, who...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (

A.M. Radio is very poor


It's difficult to find a system that has A.M. Radio. I bought this from Harvey Norman, but couldn't try the radio in store - big mistake. The F.M. Radio and CD sound is good, but A.M. Radio is ver disappointing. I expected much better from Panasonic....

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (

Docking station unable to be used


I am disappointed as I understood an adapter for iPhone 5 would enabler to use the docking station and now I have purchased the adapter it doesn't work

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (

Great value stereo


CD sound excellent, radio setup very good, remote control for all functions very good. Top value for budget system, recommended.

Jan, 2015

Consumer review (

Good value


, it just means that you cant sit the unit flush on the right side against anything. Good sound for a small unit. Ideal for everyday use. I purchased the unit for a great price @ $192

Usb connection, price

Positioning of usb connector

Feb, 2013

Consumer review (

Good value


I was wanting a small but decent unit for the kitchen that could play mp3's and fm radio. I dont use an i-phone or i-pod so the usb connection was a big factor. Some features such as skipping a folder are only accessible from the remote but otherwise...

Usb connection, price

Positioning of usb connector

Feb, 2013

Product Specifications


Cassette deck: No
Color of product:Black
Number of disks:1
Number of optical discs:1
Optical disc player:Y
Type:Micro set / Mini set


Display Type:LCD

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220-240 / 230-240
Power consumption (standby):0.2
Power consumption (typical):19
Power Source:AC


Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:4


Bass reflex: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:40
Speaker type:2-Way
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):10


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No


Audio formats supported: Yes
Card reader integrated: No
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW
Image formats supported:JPG
MP3 playback: Yes
Playback disc formats:CD audio
Video recording: No

Ports & interfaces

Apple docking compatibility:iPhone, iPod
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB port:Y


AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220-240 / 230-240
Power consumption (standby):0.2
Power consumption (typical):19
Power Source:AC


Preset stations quantity:30
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Supported bands:AM, FM
Supported radio bands:AM,FM


Built-in hard drive: No