Panasonic SC-PMX2 review

DAB radio, USB and 3.5mm line-in, and a Bluetooth option make this pretty attractive - allied to its big, bouncy sound, Panasonic has built a decent s Tested at £230.00

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Our Verdict

A competitively priced and attractive system


  • Reasonable sound and features


  • Others do this kind of thing slightly better

The two three-way speakers that come as part of this micro system are capable of making a very big noise indeed. And it's not a bad one, either. DAB broadcasts are fantastically clean and clear, and music is detailed and dynamic - if a little thin.

The Panasonic also plays MP3s via a USB input, and also has a 3.5mm input for portables. It's a shame you have to buy a separate wireless kit in order to use Bluetooth, but at least Panasonic gives you the option. All in all, this is pretty good value, though an extra £70 will buy the Award-winning Onkyo CS-515UK, which offers a much more polished and accomplished sound. So, no elusive fifth star for the SC-PMX2.


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General Information

Manufacturer Website Address
Brand NamePanasonic
Product TypeMini Hi-Fi System
Manufacturer Part NumberSC-PMX2E-S
Product NamePanasonic SC-PMX2
Product ModelSC-PMX2E-S


Package Contents
  • SC-PMX2E-S Mini Hi-Fi System
  • Remote Control


Remote ControlYes


Audio FormatsMP3, CD-DA, WMA
RMS Output Power160 W
Speaker Configuration2.1
Sound SystemDolby Digital, DTS

Technical Information

Player-Recorder TypeDVD Player
FeaturesRDS, Auto Power Off
Number of Channels35
Media FormatsCD-RW, DVD-R
Number of Discs1
Frequency BandAM, FM

Physical Characteristics

Weight Approximate4.60 kg
ColourSilver, Chrome, Titanium, Black

Display and Graphics



Video FormatsDVD Video