Panasonic presents the a practically perfect party performer. The SC-AK750 comes with a 5 disc CD changer to play the full spectrum of CDs, so load it up with your best tunes, hit "random" and let the party roll. If that isn't enough, use the built-in Music Port to easily connect your iPod or other MP3 player for hours of music. Don't forget the AM/FM radio for more options, and it's even XM-ready for the ultimate in music choice.
All of this is driven by 660W of power through 2 three-way speakers plus a separate subwoofer. A piezo super tweeter and 2-3/8" cone tweeter make sure that the mids and highs come through sharp and clean above the rumbling bass. The separate subwoofer can be put it on the shelf with the rest of the system or hidden on the floor to let your guests feel the power. Watch out, though -- windows may be rattled!
There's no need to stay close to keep an eye on the music. A large fluorescent display makes it easy to see what's playing from a distance, and will display RDS data, too, based on signals from your radio station. If you need to change it, slip the remote out of your pocket and take complete control of your music. You like being in control, don't you?
Pros: This unit replaces a refurbished MX-GT90 from JVC that developed a fatal short. I was first drawn to this unit by its advertised wattage output. I have yet to turn this unit all the way up in fear of breaking either my windows or my eardrums, this thing definitely makes noise. It also looks pretty elegant (esp. compared to what it replaced) and is conservatively sized. Plenty of options for subwoofer amp, sound eq, and a "bass boost" type function called H.Bass It takes some reading in the manual, but indeed there is an alarm clock function, but the unit's face is blank when on standby. 5 CD changer (single tray per disc) allows you to change out CDs during playback.
Cons: Couple of things. One, the speaker wire provided is about 2-3ft long, so if you're thinking of putting the speakers anything but RIGHT NEXT to the "brain" think again (subwoofer excluded, thats about 6 feet.) Two, the thing sounds great, but switching from one album to the next I find myself changing the sub output level and "H.Bass" setting every time. Its too bad there is no "one fits all" setting. Minimum sleep timer is 30min, some CD's poor sound mixing shines through (but you cant kill the messenger and blame the stereo can you?)
Other Thoughts: I first saw this in a C.City, sadly someone either pushed a CD tray in or pulled it out manually, but it was broken. These multi-changers are NOT as sturdy as your computer's disc drive, so let the motors do their own thing. Not a super ghetto-blaster, but makes a great, well rounded sound that is as loud as you need (may exclude large parties/outdoor events, tests pending) This was a "hunnid and a half" when I bought it last week.
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