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Panasonic SC-HTB690

Panasonic SC-HTB690
alaScore 89

90 reviews

Feb, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 reviews of Panasonic SC-HTB690. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. People really like the usability.


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Panasonic SC-HTB690 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SC-HTB690EBK 350 W Soundbar with Wireless Down Firing SubwooferPanasonic SC-HTB690EBK 350 W Soundbar with Wireless Down Firing Subwoofer

Feb, 2018

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If you're looking for more features and a better sound than you might get from entry-level sound bars, then the Panasonic SC-HTB690 could be the one for you. It's a mid-range sound bar with dedicated left, right and centre speakers plus a wireless...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Bluemoo (

Worked straight out of the box!


This sound bar with wireless sub woofer worked well straight out of the box No trouble setting it up, the 3D speech facility helps my Wife who has mild hearing difficulties hear speach over music which our earlier more basic sound bar didn't. The usual...

Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: Berri (

Good Addition to TV


Enhances TV sound well. Remote control small and may not be easy for everyone to use. If not wall mounted it is not easy to see the display on sound bar when sitting and using remote control. Need to stand over the sound bar for a good view.

Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: 1amSuesy (



We bought this to enhance the sound quality on our new Panasonic TV. It really is plug in and play and makes a huge difference to the sound. Not being very technical I was a bit worried about the set up but it was very straightforward... Great!

Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: Goolie (



I have been looking for a wireless sound system for my Panasonic TV after using a wired system for many years. The Panasonic SC-HTB690EBK has fulfilled this requirement, the sound quality is excellent and I would recommend this product.

Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: swba99 (

Soundbar with some niggles


The sound bar is very good sound wise, but if you are not a friend of deafening random base sounds, i.e. cinema rumble you have to browse through the settings until you are satisfied. It took me a while to do this, but now I am very satisfied with the...

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: San10 (

A great upgrade


A great upgrade on the standard TV sound, the bass is full but not overpowering and with the ability to adjust the settings to match the type of program being watched this is a good all round performer.

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: Elboy (

Great soundbar with crisp clear sound.


Very pleased with this soundbar. Sound modes are good and sub woofer as the depth I enjoy.

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: Matt (

Just superb


Purchased with Panasonic TV and cannot be faulted sounds great looks great and so easy to set up. Seamlessly streams my music from my phone to. Excellent.

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: DBurns (

Heavy piece of kit


Haven't opened yet as I'm moving but feel like quality

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,Dolby Pro Logic II,DTS Digital Surround
Audio output channels:3.1
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS Digital Surround
RMS rated power:350

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220-240
Power consumption (standby):0.48
Power consumption (typical):42


Bluetooth: Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Digital audio optical in:1
HDMI in:1
HDMI out:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
Number of HDMI outputs:1


AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220-240
Power consumption (standby):0.48
Power consumption (typical):42

Soundbar speaker

Full-range driver diameter:2.56
Woofer diameter:6.3
Woofer Size:6.3


Bass reflex: Yes
Subwoofer included: Yes
Wireless subwoofer: Yes

Technical Details

3D compatibility: Yes
Color: Yes
Color of product:Black
Deep color support:Y
Deep colour support: Yes
Recommended usage:TV
x.v.Color support: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Soundbar weight:5.73
Subwoofer depth:11.9
Subwoofer height:14.9
Subwoofer weight:11
Subwoofer width:7.09