Compact Stereo System


Compact Stereo System

  • 40W Ultra Slim Wall Mountable Design w/ Power Sliding Door
  • iPod® Speaker Docking System
  • Bamboo Speaker


Enjoy your favorite music from your iPod®, iPhone®, or CD with the SC-HC30 compact stereo system.
*iPod®/iPhone® not included. Must be purchased separately.

Compact and Stylish Design
Easy Installation for Various Locations

The slim and compact design of the SC-HC30 is best matching for your room. It can easily be installed in limited places, like a small bedside shelf or your desk in your home office. Also with a wall-mountable design, the SC-HC30 lets you choose to place your audio system the way you want, to stylishly match with your interior.

Advanced Bamboo Cone Speaker & Dual Passive Radiator
Dynamic and Clear Sound

More rigid and lighter evolved bamboo cone material has been adopted for speakers. With the new bamboo cone speakers the sound becomes much more responsive. Vocals are more pure and clearer, and the dialog being crisper and easier to understand than ever before.

Compatible with iPod® and iPhone®
Enjoy Your Favorite Music

Simply dock your iPod® or iPhone®, or insert the CD and enjoy your favorite music with high quality sound.

SpecificationsExpand All

    • Total Output Power
    • Preset EQ
    • Digital Synthesizer Tuner
    • Station Presets
    • Auto Tuning
    • Frequency Range
    • Playable Type
    • MASH 1-bit D/A Conversion System
    • iPod Playback and Recharge (Universal Dock for iPod)
    • USB
    • AUX
    • Extra D. Bass Circuit
    • Bass & Treble Control
    • Re-Master
    • Display
    • Programmable Timer
    • Surround Circuit
    • Motorized Power Sliding Door
    • Wall Mounting
    • Bluetooth Wireless Link Function
    • Auto Power Off / Dimmer
    • Wireless Remote Control
    • Type
    • Full Range
    • Passive Radiator
    • Dimensions (H x W x D) (inch)(Approx.)
    • Weight (lbs.) (Approx.)
    • UPC


Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by More than expected After looking at a whole bunch of iPod/iPhone players, I stumbled on this small unit. It provides many more functions and much better sound than any of the portable or plug players which I tried. February 28, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice Plays I pod, CD, MP3, FM. Has Equalizer, Treble and bass control, and deep bass button. Excellent sound for the price. Sits in our sunroom and fills it with very nice sound. Nice modern design. August 17, 2010
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Owner's Manuals
  • What support content is available for my product?

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    • Service Request - If you need a product repaired and is NOT a TV, Microwave, Vacuum, or Massage Chair, you can use our Online Repair Request. There, you will be able to get a repair estimate, pay online, and track the repair status.
  • How do I change the radio stations directly on the main unit of the audio system if I have lost the remote control?
    To tune the unit you will need to use the [|<<] or [>>|] double arrow buttons on either side of the stop button. Using these will allow you to select the channels for the unit. If you would like to order a new remote, please click here to access the parts department.
  • How do I reset the audio system?
    When the following situations occur, reset the memory:

    There is no response when buttons are pressed.

    You want to clear and reset the memory contents.

    To reset memory:

    1. Disconnect the AC power supply cord. (Wait for at least 3 minutes before proceeding to step 2.)

    2. While pressing and holding down [POWER] on the main unit, reconnect the AC power supply cord.“--------” appears on the display.

    3. Release [POWER].

    All the settings are returned to the factory preset. You will need to reset the memory items.

    SC-HC05 SC-HC05 SC-HC20 SC-HC25 SC-HC27 SC-HC271 SC-HC28 SC-HC281 SC-HC30 SC-HC35 SC-HC37 SC-HC38 SC-HC40 SC-HC55 SC-HC57 SC-HC58


    1. Press the [POWER] on the unit to switch the unit to standby.

    If the unit does not switch to standby, press [POWER] on the unit for approximately 10 Seconds. The unit is forcibly switched to standby. Alternatively, disconnnect the AC power supply cord, wait at least 3 minutes, then resonnect it.

    2. Press [POWER] on the unit to switch it on.



    1.Press [TOP MENU].

    2.Press [<, >] to select “SETUP”. -> [ENTER]

    3.Press [<, >] to select “RESET”. -> [ENTER]

    4.Press [<, >] to select “YES”. -> [ENTER]


    1.Press [MENU] to select “RESET”.

    2.Press [TUNE v or ^] to select “YES”.To cancel, select “NO”.

    3.Press [MENU].



    1. Press and hold [―SETUP] to enter the setup menu.

    2. Press [TUNE - or +] to select """"RESET"""" -> [ENTER].

    3. Press [TUNE +] to select """"RESET YES""""->[ENTER].

    To cancel, select """"RESET NO"""".



    1. Press [POWER] to switch the unit to standby mode and then back ON.

    2. Alternatively, press [POWER] to switch the unit to standby mode, disconnect the AC power supply cord, and then reconnect it.



    1. While stopped and “DVD/CD” is the source, press and hold [<< <] (PLAY) (DVD) and [^OPEN/CLOSE] on the main unit until “Initialized” disappears from the television. Turn the unit off and on again. All settings will return to the default values.



    1. While the main unit is on, press [POWER] on the main unit for more than 4 sec.

    (All the indicators will blink twice when this system is reset.)



    1. While the main unit is on, press and hold [POWER] on the main unit for more than 4 sec. (“RESET” is indicated on the display when this system is reset.)



    1. While the system is turned on, press and hold [Power] on the main unit for a minimum of 4 Seconds.

    (“RESET” is indicated on the display when this system is reset.)

    2. Release [Power].

    3. Turn off the system and then turn it on again.(All settings are reset to factory defaults)



    1. Press and hold [-SETUP] for about 2 seconds.

    2. Press [<, >] to select “RESET”.

    3. Press [^, v] to select """"YES"""" and Press [OK] to confirm.


  • What should I do if my player will not turn on?
    Press and hold the power button on the unit for a few seconds. Ensure that the power cord is inserted properly into the back of the unit. If the unit power cord is plugged into a power strip, unplug it and then plug the power cord into a wall outlet and see what happens. Try a different wall outlet.
  • How do I change the radio stations directly on the main unit of the SC-HC25, as I lost the remote control.
    Programming the unit can only be done by using the remote for the unit.
  • Can an AM antenna be added to my audio system?
    No, this system does not allow for the addition of an AM antenna.
  • What do I do in the unit has no power?
    If the unit is not powering on, remove the power cord plug from any power strip it may be connected to and plug directly into the wall outlet.
  • What should I do if my Panasonic product will not turn on?
    Try the following: 1. Press and hold the power button on the unit for a few seconds. 2. Ensure that the power cord is inserted properly into the back of the unit. 3. To verify that power is available, connect another device, such as a lamp, to the power source that the unit is connected. 4. If operation is not restored, please contact Panasonic for service assistance. If you find the above steps do not resolve your issue, you may want to consider having your device serviced. You can have your product serviced by shipping it to: Panasonic Factory Service Center 4900 George McVay Drive Suite B; Door-12 McAllen, TX 78503 Please include your name, address, telephone number, email address, copy of your purchase receipt (for warranty service), and a description of what is wrong with the unit. Freight collect shipments will not be accepted. Panasonic is not responsible for damage that occurs in transit. All contents should be packaged for safe travel to the service center. Customer should use a reputable small package shipping company that is able to provide a package tracking number and insurance (if customer should so desire to insure their package). Units that are abused, damaged, infested with insects, have corrosion, etc. will be placed out-of-warranty. Once your unit arrives at the facility, you may contact us for status at: Email: Please reference your Service Job number when making contact. You will be contacted if there is any cost you might be for.
  • Is there a remote control code available that will enable me to use another manufacturer's remote to operate this device?
    You will have to contact the remote's manufacturer for the codes needed.
  • How do I set up the sound effects on the audio system?
    On the remote for the unit there are [SOUND], [SURROUND], and  [PRESET EQ] buttons. Once pressed, you will be able to select the different sound effect options for the unit. Use the [UP/DOWN] arrow buttons to select the desired sound. If you do not have the options listed above please refer to your owner's manual for further guidance.
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