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I bought this product to have music when my expensive hifi system has issues and leaves me without music in my house. Wanted a radio, cassette & CD player with possibility of plugging my iphone as the unit does not have bluetooth. The unit came from the US to Australia and played without faults from set up. For the money ( it cost me one tenth of my speaker cables), I was not disappointed. Loved to hear my old cassettes that were recorded on a Nakamichi tape deck 20 years ago....they sounded very good. Cd and radio also sound good; heaps of features on the handset. Only thing to be careful of is that you must ensure the power selector on the bottom of the unit is on the correct voltage for your country e.g. 240V as it is in Australia. User guide can be read on the web before purchasing. Well recommended.
This product turned out to be very disappointing. I bought it because it was the only one I could find that had all the features I needed: AM/FM radio, cassette recorder, CD player, and remote. I had had a Sony for around 25 years that had the same features but finally broke down. Unfortunately, Sony no longer makes that product.
So I ordered this Panasonic unit. It seemed fine until I tried the CD player, which had several problems. Sometimes it would work and sometimes not. It also produced a chattering sound intermittently while playing. The radio and cassette recorder were fine as far as I could tell.
So I returned it and ordered a second unit. The cassette recorder was defective on this one. It did not run at a constant speed, slowing down and speeding up while recording, which made voices sound like either Mickey Mouse or King Kong. The radio and CD player were fine as far as I could tell.
I returned it and ordered a third one. Everything seemed fine until a few weeks after I received it. Suddenly one day the display panel (little LED window that displays the station and other functions) went blank. I'm beyond the one-month return period allowed by Amazon, so I guess I'll need to contact Panasonic directly to see if there's some kind of warranty. I did not find any mention of a warranty in the user manual.
I got spoiled by the great Sony unit I had for so long. What a disappointment. I had hoped Panasonic would be able to step into Sony's big shoes, but I guess not. Three strikes and they're out!
This unit has excellent sound and a host of great features. It may cost slightly more than many others. but the quality of the unit and the great sound make it well worth a little bit extra. The AM and the FM radio works great without extending the antenna or using an external antenna. We love the thumb drive option as well as being able to use a CD with MP3 audio files. The remote works great. It has been well worth the cost.
I have bought 2 of these to use in different areas of the house, and have been very pleased. The sound is very clear. . . nice bass. . plays my many old cassette tapes perfectly, but I use the CD and radio functions also. The remote is wonderful to have and easy to use.
This radio is so easy to use. Has a great sound and balance. Have not used the remote control yet but light weight and very mobile. Wish I had gotten it sooner as it makes my days happier. I love music and have it in my kitchen. Great way to start the day.