Sounds good: Pana unleash a slew of Micro, Mini sound systems including boombastic SC-MAX700
The SC-HC58DB has Apple AirPlay inbuilt, which wirelessly stream music from iPad, iPhone iPod touch or MAC/PC through Wi-Fi.
AirPlay provides a multi-room listening function, allowing up to six
units to simultaneously receive music from an iTunes library stored on a
Pana’s music streaming app is available on HC58DB/ HC38DB and
high end SC-PMX9 (see below) which lets you control music streamed from
your phone or tablet, and can be synced through DLNA, AirPlay and
Bluetooth for Apple or Android.
A lightning pin connection is also included to work with the iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th gen).
The new HC Series also have technologies including Pure Direct Sound System, Direct-Vocal Surround and Nano-sized Bamboo Cone Speakers.
Prices for Pana Micro systems vary from $399 for SC-HC58 to $199 for SC-HC-28.
The SC-HC58DB and SC-HC38DB also come with an included wall mount bracket.
High end sound
Panasonic has also introduced SC-PMX9 high-end Wireless Hi-Fi System with full digital amplifier system for $699 in Australia.
The SC-PMX9 has audio CD player, USB Playback and RDS-enabled FM tuner in a 3-Way Bass Reflex Speaker System with removable speaker grill.
The Full Digital Amp processes music data directly in digital form, reducing audio noise and Lincs D-Amp minimises the jitter that can occur during digital signal processing for clearer sound.
Accompanying the HC Series are three new SC Mini Systems – the boombastic SC-MAX700, SC-AKX56 and SC-AK16, promising state-of-the-art technology and the new speaker systems.
The SC-MAX700 costing $1,299 features four way extra-large speakers in a funky Prism Colour Illumination design, which glows LED lights in sync with the music.
Driven by a Full Digital Amplifier and a massive 2300W output power, the SC-MAX700 promises top notch power and sound clarity.
The SC-MAX700 has nano-sized bamboo cone speakers for clearer vocals and Direct-Vocal Surround to expand sound throughout a listening environment to mimic a concert hall.
The SC-MAX700 and SC-AKX56 ($399) both have a large internal memory, storing 1000 and 510 songs respectively, double USB ports.