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Panasonic SC-HTB690

Panasonic SC-HTB690
alaScore 89

98 reviews

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 reviews of Panasonic SC-HTB690. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and size are overall positive. The design and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Panasonic SC-HTB690 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Panasonic SC-HTB690 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

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This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SC-HTB690EBK 350 W Soundbar with Wireless Down Firing SubwooferPanasonic SC-HTB690EBK 350 W Soundbar with Wireless Down Firing Subwoofer

Mar, 2018

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If you're looking for more features and a better sound than you might get from entry-level sound bars, then the Panasonic SC-HTB690 could be the one for you. It's a mid-range sound bar with dedicated left, right and centre speakers plus a wireless...

Aug, 2015

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Good bit of kit


I like Panasonic equipment which is a good balance of quality and price. All my TV/HiFi is Panasonic. Sound bar follows the same pattern, looks good, easy to install and is compatible with other Panasonic kit. I would recommend it.

Mar, 2018

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Panasonic SC-HTB690EBK Soundbar


Excellent product and service. I would recommend both this product and the service from John Lewis

Mar, 2018

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Easy to setup, but ongoing problems.


Bought this to go with our new 50inch Panasonic TV, mainly as it has ARC capabilities which allows the sound bar to be controlled by the TV remote (1 remote = heaven!). The setup is easy and pairing to TV and to our tablet was a piece of cake. The...

Feb, 2018

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Worked straight out of the box!


This sound bar with wireless sub woofer worked well straight out of the box No trouble setting it up, the 3D speech facility helps my Wife who has mild hearing difficulties hear speach over music which our earlier more basic sound bar didn't. The usual...

Feb, 2018

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Good Addition to TV


Enhances TV sound well. Remote control small and may not be easy for everyone to use. If not wall mounted it is not easy to see the display on sound bar when sitting and using remote control. Need to stand over the sound bar for a good view.

Feb, 2018

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I have been looking for a wireless sound system for my Panasonic TV after using a wired system for many years. The Panasonic SC-HTB690EBK has fulfilled this requirement, the sound quality is excellent and I would recommend this product.

Feb, 2018

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We bought this to enhance the sound quality on our new Panasonic TV. It really is plug in and play and makes a huge difference to the sound. Not being very technical I was a bit worried about the set up but it was very straightforward... Great!

Feb, 2018

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Soundbar with some niggles


The sound bar is very good sound wise, but if you are not a friend of deafening random base sounds, i.e. cinema rumble you have to browse through the settings until you are satisfied. It took me a while to do this, but now I am very satisfied with the...

Jan, 2018

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A great upgrade


A great upgrade on the standard TV sound, the bass is full but not overpowering and with the ability to adjust the settings to match the type of program being watched this is a good all round performer.

Jan, 2018

Product Specifications


Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS Digital Surround
Audio output channels:3.1
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
RMS rated power:350


Bluetooth: Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Digital audio optical in:1
HDMI Out:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
Number of HDMI Outputs:1


AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220-240
Power Consumption (Standby):0.48
Power consumption (typical):42

Soundbar speaker

Full-range driver diameter:6.5
Full-range driver size:6.5
Woofer Diameter:16
Woofer size:16


Bass reflex: Yes
Subwoofer included: Yes
Wireless Subwoofer: Yes

Technical Details

3D: Yes
Colour : Yes
Colour of product:Black
Deep colour support: Yes
Recommended usage:TV
x.v.Color support: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height :5.5
Soundbar weight:2.6
Subwoofer depth:30.3
Subwoofer height:37.8
Subwoofer weight:5
Subwoofer width:18