- Impressive 20W Sound Output
- Radio and CD Player
- Modern Design
Wiesbaden, Germany, 25th March 2021 – Panasonic announces the new RX-D500 Series – updating the concept for today’s listeners with its leader model RX-D552 covering
- Sound Booster EQ to enhance Music or Speech
- Convenient Radio Preset Buttons and dedicated Remote Control
- Bluetooth and USB compatibility
RX-D552: Powerful Portable DAB+ Radio & CD Player with Bluetooth®
With 20W of power, D552 delivers beyond its modern sleek design. Bass performance is enhanced with Sound Booster and flare-shaped Bass Reflex Ports - making it equally suited indoors or in the garden. Listeners can choose music from DAB+ radio, play CDs, stream from mobile using Bluetooth®, or pick tracks directly from USB. With a remote control, and 5 radio preset buttons, getting to favourite tunes is a breeze.
RX-D550: Powerful Portable FM Radio & CD Player with Bluetooth®
With 20W of power, D550 delivers beyond its modern sleek design. Bass performance is enhanced with Sound Booster and flare-shaped Bass Reflex Ports - making it equally suited indoors or in the garden. Consumers can choose music from FM radio, play CDs, stream from mobile using Bluetooth®, or pick tracks direct from USB. With a remote control, and 5 radio preset buttons, getting to favourite tunes is a breeze.
RX-D500: Powerful Portable FM Radio & CD Player
With 20W of power, D500 delivers beyond its modern sleek design. Bass performance is enhanced with Sound Booster and aerodynamic speaker ports – making it equally suited indoors or in the garden. Consumers can choose music from FM radio or play CDs. With 5 radio preset buttons, getting to favourite tunes is a breeze.
A Sound Performance
Powerful Sound supported with Rich Bass
Panasonic’s new RX-D500 Series has two 8cm full-range speaker units and boasts a total output power of 20W – remarkable in such a compact sleek unit. Flare-shaped Bass Reflex Ports help ensure smoother airflow, reducing air turbulence, to provide full-bodied warm bass tones.
“When the primary purpose is playing music, we always consider the power output. With 20W behind the music this new model will impress.” Masaaki Suna, General Manager Home AV Group, Panasonic Marketing Europe
Sound Booster EQ
Panasonic’s Sound Booster equaliser helps listeners get the best from music and spoken word. Press once for B-Boost to enhance the bass and rhythm – bringing music to life. Press twice for V-Boost to highlight vocals or assist spoken-word radio and podcasts.
“With Sound Booster EQ you can chose to enhance musical rhythm or vocal clarity – great for podcasts.” Masaaki Suna, General Manager Home AV Group, Panasonic Marketing Europe
Radio and CD – the Pick of Popular Listening
RX-D500 Series offers plenty of listening choice within its range. Choose radio, from high quality DAB+* or FM. Play CDs to hear the whole album or pick favourite tracks with the remote**. *Applicable for RX-D552/ **Applicable for RX-D552/550
“Sometimes we forget just how convenient the portable radio/CD player is. There’s no need for a home network or Wi-Fi. You just press a button and it works!” Masaaki Suna, General Manager Home AV Group, Panasonic Marketing Europe
“Radio remains the most popular way of listening to music – its appeal is truly multi-generational.”
Bluetooth® and USB
Panasonic’s new portable radio/CD players bring the concept up-to-date with enhanced connectivity. Stream music and podcasts from mobile devices with Bluetooth®* or play tracks directly via USB*. *Applicable for RX-D552/550
“The portable radio/CD player has long been a bedrock of Panasonic’s range. The addition of Bluetooth® and USB continues the appeal by embracing today’s listening trends.” Masaaki Suna, General Manager Home AV Group, Panasonic Marketing Europe
Radio Pre-set Buttons - Straight to your Favourites
Listeners only need tune-in once to favourite radio stations to assign them to a radio preset button. So, next time they want to listen they go straight to the chosen station at the touch of a button. They can use the radio’s sleek exterior buttons.
“At Panasonic it’s all about making life simpler for listeners. Easy-to-use features like radio pre-set buttons do just that.” Masaaki Suna, General Manager Home AV Group, Panasonic Marketing Europe
Remote Control* supplied for Armchair Convenience
Panasonic’s new RX-D552/550 comes with its own remote control, so anyone can pick input source, radio station, track, adjust volume or mute the sound from the comfort of their chair. *Applicable for D552/550
Play Timer to set a daily (audio) reminder
A Play Timer can be set to start the unit at a pre-set time. It’s ideal as a morning wake-up alarm, or perfect to ensure you don’t miss the lunchtime radio news. Listeners can pre-set the input source, power-on time and volume.
Designed for Life
Classic Product – with a Modern Twist
Panasonic’s RX-D552/550/500 is a stylish unit with a neatly designed fascia with a tidy bank of accessible control buttons. These include radio presets, volume level, CD control and input selectors. A clean modern approach to a perennial favourite product – the portable radio/CD player.
“At Panasonic, when we design a new product we look at what has always worked well – but strip away superfluous detail. This leaves clean, modern design – for the way we live today.” Masaaki Suna General Manager Home AV Group, Panasonic Marketing Europe
Music on the Move
Thanks to an integrated carrying handle, a stylish compact form and the ability to take batteries – this unit is equally suited at home indoors or out. Its powerful rich sound makes it the perfect partner in the garden, kitchen, kids’ playroom or study.
Panasonic Corporation is a global leader developing innovative technologies and solutions for wide-ranging applications in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, and B2B sectors. The company, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018, operates 528 subsidiaries and 72 associated companies worldwide and reported consolidated net sales of 61.9 billion Euro (7.49 trillion yen) for the year ended March 31, 2020. Committed to pursuing new value through collaborative innovation, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for customers. Learn more about Panasonic: https://www.panasonic.com/global