Product Type: Panasonic hifi systems
Newest Review: ... be plugged in to get a reasonable reception. It isn't neccessary to have it trailing all over the room. The AM standard is pretty much the... more
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Panasonic SC AK770EG-K
Member Name: Buttonz
Panasonic SC AK770EG-K
Advantages: Crisp, clear sound, easy to use controls.
Disadvantages: No phono port.
Lets start with the 5 disc CD player: Often with multi changers the discs are on a rotating tray, in this instance they are on indiviual shelves making it easy to remove discs and change them while music is still playing. As the trays are individually numbered, it is easy to see on the display which disc is playing. I haven't had any issue with skipping discs, even when the speakers have been at full tilt and close to the unit.
The Radio: FM and AM radio. The AM radio requires a thin loop arial (included) and I've found that it only needs to be plugged in to get a reasonable reception. It isn't neccessary to have it trailing all over the room. The AM standard is pretty much the same you'd expect from any AM radio. The FM arial is not a loop, but is just a wire, this I found did need to be elevated to get a good reception.
The Cassette: (For those of you that remember what a cassette or tape is) There isn't a great deal to say, the cassette allows to change direction without removing the tape and offers a pretty quick fast forward and rewind. The sound quality depends on your tape age. Downside is there's only one tape deck, but then I'm not sure anyone records from tape to tape anymore?
The USB Port: I've had a few issue with what devices I can and can't use on this, for example, I cannot connect an iPod via its USB cable, although I have had luck with some external hard drives, and other USB recording devices.
Music Port: This is probably the best way to listen to your digital music. It is basically a small jack input port that allows pretty much any device with an audio output, I've used my laptop, iPod and mobile phone all with excellent results.
Speakers: The speakers are where this unit comes in to its own. The left and right speakers boast 16cm woofers, and excellent quality mid-range and tweeters, housed in a stylish mix of moulded plastic, mesh and wood. There is also a seperate 25cm sub-woofer which has its own control settings as well as a bass on/off option. If, like me you like your music loud then these speakers do not lose any quality in sound when turned up loud and the numerous sound and level options available mean much less (in most cases none) distortion
Other: There is a headphone socket (small jack). I've used various headphones from in ear to studio quality and the sound isn't lost. Volume controls are nice rotary ones, so sound can be instantly changed without vigourously pushing buttons. Remote control is also included and can control almost all of the features of the stereo, bass control is the only major one it can't. On the reverse, as well as the speaker and radio inputs there is also an optional input for other digital music devices, I haven't found a use for this and personally think that phono ports would be more useful.
Overall Opinion: Well worth the money for its range.
Summary: A great unit to play your music, your way.
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