First Soundbar From Panasonic

  • Panasonic’s first bar-type Home Cinema System
  • Also new Micro System featuring MP3 and USB playback
  • Both easy to install and set up

Panasonic has announced new additions to its home audio range including a Micro System and Panasonic’s first Soundbar Home Cinema System.

“We are very excited to bring these products to the Australian market and are confident that consumers will find the superior audio quality and contemporary styling a fantastic addition to their home entertainment set-up,” according to Anthony Smyth, product marketing manager.

Panasonic’s SC-HTB10 is an extension to the current home theatre line-up, which is said to deliver good sound quality and is designed to complement any modern Australian home. Its compact size also makes it suitable for smaller homes or apartment living, where a full home theatre system is not necessary.

This soundbar is said to have a rich sound experience despite its sleek and compact form. It also comes with an Advanced Bamboo Cone Speakers and new Clear-Mode dialogue feature. Panasonic claims dialogue form a DVD going through the system is crisp and clear that is much easier to understand, with more precise linking of the picture with the sound. By cancelling unwanted vibration with two speaker units reversely facing each other, the integrated subwoofer delivers rich bass sound with minimal distortion. It also features an integrated subwoofer for rich, clear bass.

Connection and installation of the home cinema system is not hard, thanks to its compatibility with ARC (Audio Return Channel) – place it in front of the TV and connect it to the TV with a single HDMI cable.

Panasonic’s latest Micro System offering is the entry-level SC-PM02, featuring a tray-loading CD mechanism, USB playback and music port for digital audio player connection, and housed in a compact and stylish design, says Panasonic. With AM/FM tuner and 10cm Full Range Bass-reflex speakers, the SC-PM02 is designed for everyday use.

Soundbar $399
Micro System $149