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Panasonic SC-HTB520

Panasonic SC-HTB520
alaScore 89

188 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 188 reviews of Panasonic SC-HTB520. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Panasonic SC-HTB520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic SC-HTB520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 user reviews of Panasonic SC-HTB520 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk.

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SC-HTB520EB-K 240W Sound Bar with Wireless Downfiring Subwoofer (2 Piece Set) (Old model)Panasonic SC-HTB520EB-K 240W Sound Bar with Wireless Downfiring Subwoofer (2 Piece Set) (Old model)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic SC-HTB520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 user reviews of Panasonic SC-HTB520 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com.

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SC-HTB520 2.1-Channel SoundBar Speaker System with Wireless Kelton Subwoofer (2011 Model)Panasonic SC-HTB520 2.1-Channel SoundBar Speaker System with Wireless Kelton Subwoofer (2011 Model)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Adrian Justins (homecinemachoice.com)

Panasonic SC-HTB520 review

 

The majority of TV screens are sold on the basis of their picture quality and how thin they are, so until somebody manages to make slim speakers with as much sonic clout as the traditionally lumpy woofers and tweeters, there's a need for devices such...

Designed to complement most screens; easy to use

Lack of visual info; bass heavy main unit; autoselects TV input

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Aaron Almeida (tech.firstpost.com)

Panasonic SC-HTB520 Review

 

There are many high-end LED televisions being launched in the market, which boast of some pretty impressive specifications. These range from Smart TV capabilities to 3D playback options. However, in an attempt to pack these HDTVs with features, sound...

The Panasonic SC-HTB520 is available in India for a street price of Rs. 26,900. This is an ideal solution for those who do not have very large houses and who do not want a 5.1channel speaker set. It is a very stylish looking speaker and does quite well...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Aaron Almeida (tech.firstpost.com)

Panasonic SC-HTB520 Review - Tech2

 

There are many high-end LED televisions being launched in the market, which boast of some pretty impressive specifications.

Publish date: January 17, 2012 4:25 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 9:23 pm

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Adrian Justins (techradar.com)

Panasonic SC-HTB520 review

 

We audition a low-rise soundbar system with a rich output that makes any flat TV sound better

Designed to complement most screens ; Easy to use

Lack of visual info ; Bass heavy main unit ; Auto-selects TV input

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic SC-HTB520

 

If you're fed up with weedy audio from your flatscreen TV you might want to give the Panasonic SC-HTB520 soundbar a whirl.

Good audio quality for movies and music, Sub blends well with the soundbar, Easy to set-up.

Small, fiddly remote, Limited connection options

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Panasonic SC-HTB520 review

 

Produces a big, wide soundstage but lacks the features and sound quality of its peers

3D and ARC compatibility ; wireless sub ; sounds better than a flatscreen

No display ; few inputs ; sounds hard at the top and woolly in the bass

The HTB520 sadly lacks the features and sound quality of its peers

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: mark (rakuten.com)

Solid Sound, make sure if fits the room size

 

1. In hindsight, Soundbar was probably too small for the room I tried to use it in.2. Soundbar mounted very easily3. Wireless speaker works fine if you follow the directions4. IMHO - best with Panasonic TV

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Kelly from Palm Coast, (abt.com)

Sounds like a movie theater!

 

I called customer support and was helped by Dave. He talked me through intallation step by step. Dave was very professional in product knowledge and manner. I will buy fom ABT again.

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: the old guy from Vermillion (abt.com)

A very fair price.

 

I received the items I ordered on the day promised. The sound bar works great and i am looking forward to ordering from you again.

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: RCH from Frankfort, (abt.com)

Soundbar Is A Good Addition

 

We opted for the Panasonic soundbar w/wireless subwoofer to enhance/improve the sound on a new Panasonic plasma TV. The sound quality for the money is great. It was easy to set up and operate and offers great bang for the buck.

Wireless SubWoofer, Great sound improvement, Easy to setup and operate, reasonable price

Dec, 2011

Product Specifications

Amplifier

Amplification device included: No

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,DTS
Audio output channels:2.1
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, DTS
Recommended usage:Home theatre
RMS rated power:240

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50 / 50/60
AC input voltage:220-240
Power consumption (standby):0.6
Power consumption (typical):30 / 53
Power Source:AC

Front speakers

Front speaker impedance:4
Front speaker tweeter size:0.98
Front speaker type:2-Way
Front speaker woofer size:2.56
Front speakers RMS power:120
Front speakers wall mountable: Yes

Other Features

Soundbar dimensions (WxDxH):40.1 x 1.73 x 2.95
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):7.09 x 12 x 16.1

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Digital audio optical in:1
HDMI in:1
HDMI out:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
Number of HDMI outputs:1
Wireless technologies:Wired

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220-240
Power consumption (standby):0.6
Power consumption (typical):30
Power Source:AC

Radio

FM radio: No

Receiver

Receiver included:No / Yes

Soundbar speaker

Impedance:4
Soundbar speaker RMS power:120
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):10
Tweeter diameter:0.984 / 1
Tweeter Size:0.984 / 1
Woofer diameter:2.56
Woofer diameter (imperial):2.5
Woofer Size:2.5 / 2.56

Subwoofer

Bass reflex: Yes
Subwoofer driver size:6.3
Subwoofer impedance:8
Subwoofer included: Yes
Subwoofer location:Separate
Subwoofer RMS power:120
Wireless subwoofer: Yes

Technical Details

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Apple docking compatibility: No
Color of product:Black
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):VIERA Link
Docking connector type:Not supported
Recommended usage:Home theatre
Remote controlled: Yes
Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):6.3 / 6.5
Subwoofer driver size:6.5
Wall mountable: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Front speaker dimensions (WxDxH):40.1 x 1.73 x 2.95
Front speaker weight:5.51
Soundbar weight:5.51
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):7.09 x 12 x 16.1
Subwoofer weight:11.5