Panasonic SC-PM20 Mico Component System Mini Systems

4.8/5 (10 Reviews)


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris999 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2011

Bottom Line:   
I am glad to say SC-PM20 is one of the best microsystems ever made by audio industry world! To say frankly Panasonic/Technics brand was never too successful in HI-FI, but has made some famous microsystems. The system has very good desigh, the use of Bi-amping does its job perfectly! Even with conservative 20 Watts output power system gives detailed, even balanced, relaxing sound. The bass is not so deep (the size matters) but midbass has defined notes without distortion. High/midrange is normal for micro class, not irritating in any case . I never needed to use equalizer just because everything was right. It is not for total drive or disco party, instead it is amazing solution for places, where you need quiet, but detailed presentation (office, bedroom, kitchen, store, small cafe ...). By the way in its lineup it was the best unit, next models were somehow worse. So i am keeping this thing with pride thanks to Panasonic!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dragos Patilea a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 1, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I came back with a new review ("again?" you may say) on SC-PM15, 'cause I just get a full-sized system (amp, CD-payer, tuner, speakers). All I have to say is my micro CAN compete (even in bass area!) with my brand new system! I still enjoy music from it! So, for the money this is a great micro!
It's a shame that the series PM15/20/22 was discontinued... All Panasonic micros made today are FAR away from this baby performance!
Have a nice listening!

Dragos

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $270.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Like i said before, the sound quality from this is amazing. you really need to go back and forth between systems and see which system has the best sound quality.. mini and micro-systems included. The bigger ones are more feature rich but to make up for that, it seems that the sound quality suffers becuase the speakers were made more cheaply so the prices could compete with other systems. This system is all about Sound quality, design, and relative simplicity. It's made from mostly metal and wood, so i like its high quality construction which in my opinion, helps sound quality even more. All I can really tell you is that if you are thinking of buying a mini or micro-system, go to a few stores and just compare what the SC-PM22 sounds like compared to anything else. Now if you have $800+, then you can proabably get a big mini-ststem that can compete and probably outdo this one.. perhaps.. If you want sheer volume, a mini-system is just louder, but thats just noise, not music. This system is absolutely optimal for someone who: enjoys listening to excellent sounding music-the way it was supposed to sound, someone who wants to put it in a small-medium sized room(Its in my bedroom). Its not a home theater system, but i think if you turn it up almost to max, i guess you could do that.. i must admit i was supprised to hear that when its turned all the way up, there is hardly any audible distortion whatsoever, but turning all the way up is too loud for me.. shakes things up a little too much! anyway, its a great peice of hardware. U gotta hear it.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jim Bob a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Okay, so I live in a little studio apartment and I don't have enough room or money for a super audio system, so I decided to purchase this (the SC-PM22).
The sound is pretty awesome for this little stereo. It is well balanced, clear and straightforward. As noted in the reviews below, it just has a bass and treble control, which seems to do the trick in most cases, although some people that like a lot of sound control with equalization and Jazz, Rock, Pop effects may not like this unit. For me, this stereo has the perfect amount of bass, but if you're into super mega-maxi bass, this isn't what you're looking for. I will say, for it's size, this thing can pump out the volume. If I have to complain about anything, I would say they are minor complaints. First, some of the controls can be a little bit confusing and a few buttons can only be found on the remote (what happens if you lose it or run out of batteries?) Another thing I would change is to put a little tape deck window so you can see how much tape is left on the reel. I like to make CD to tape recordings and it is kind of annoying not to know how much tape you have left in order to prevent the tape from clicking off right in the middle of your favorite song.
Other than that, this thing is awesome, especially for the price (about $250) and size. If you have limited space, like great sound and don't have a ton of money to spend, this mini-stereo is for you.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2000



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Basically, this system is great. It's small, sounds excellent, and has everything you need. The only thing I don't like is that there is no balance control.
If there was a balance control, I would've given the unit a five instead of a four.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000




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