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RX-D500 Powerful Portable FM Radio & CD Player

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Powerful Portable Radio with CD

With 20W of power, D500 delivers beyond its compact sleek design. Bass performance is enhanced with Sound Booster and bass reflex ports – making it equally suited indoors or in the garden. You can choose music from FM radio or play CDs. With 5 radio preset buttons, listening to your favourite tunes is a breeze.
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Powerful rich sound brings music to life

D500 has two 8cm full-range speaker units and boasts a total output power of 20W – remarkable from such a compact sleek unit. Flare-shaped bass reflex ports help ensure smoother airflow, reducing air turbulence, to provide full-bodied warm bass tones.
Powerful rich sound brings music to life

Choose to enhance rhythmic or vocal performance

Sound Booster Equaliser helps you 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.
Choose to enhance rhythmic or vocal performance

Music on the move

Thanks to an integrated carrying handle, a stylish compact form and the ability to take batteries – this unit is equally beneficial at home indoors or out. Its powerful rich sound makes it the perfect partner in the garden, kitchen or study.
Music on the move

Favourite radio stations with one touch

Simply tune-in your favourite radio stations and assign them to preset tuning buttons. So, next time you want to listen, you go straight to the chosen station with a press of a preset button on the radio’s sleek exterior.
Favourite radio stations with one touch

Start your day with the radio

D500 has a Play Timer that can automatically start the unit at a specific time every day. You can select the audio source (radio, CD etc.) and volume in advance. Wake up to a favourite tune, or catch the lunchtime news bulletin each day.
Start your day with the radio

Familiar benefits for young and old

For the generation who swears by CDs or for children who are eagerly learning a foreign language: this radio has something for everyone and can be enjoyed by people of all ages. That's why it makes it the ideal present for someone you care about.
Familiar benefits for young and old


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Size and Weight


Its weight is approximate number without battery. With battery, D500 weighs approx. 3.0 kg.

  • Total Output Power 20WTotal Output Power 20W
  • Sound BoosterSound Booster
  • 4 Preset EQ4 Preset EQ
  • FMFM
  • CDCD
  • 5 Preset Buttons5 Preset Buttons

20W output power and flare-shaped bass reflex ports provide full-bodied bass

Sound Booster equaliser to enhance either rhythmic or vocal tonality

Easily portable thanks to built-in handle and battery operation

5 direct preset buttons keep you tuned in to all your favourite stations

Play Timer to set a daily audio reminder


  • Amp Type

    • Stereo Amp
  • RMS Output Power (AC Power Supply)

    • 20W (1 kHz, THD 10%, 6Ω)
  • RMS Output Power (Battery Supply)

    • 12W (1 kHz, THD 10%, 6Ω)

Speaker System

  • Type

    • 1 way, 1 speaker system
  • Unit

    • 8cm Full Range x 2
  • Bass Expand

    • Bass Reflex Port


  • Playback Disc *¹

    • CD-R / RW
  • Format

    • CD-DA / MP3
  • Codec/Decorder

    • MP3
  • Mecha.Type

    • 1CD (Top-Open Type)


  • Version

    • -
  • Class

    • -
  • Codec

    • -
  • Wireless Audio Playback

    • -
  • Remote Control

    • -
  • Hands-Free Speakerphone

    • -
  • Connectivity

    • -
  • Bluetooth Standby

    • -


  • Play / Rec.*²

    • Play
      • -
    • Rec.
      • -
  • USB Standard

    • -
  • Support Format

    • -
  • Charging for Smartphone

    • -


  • Station Presets

    • FM
      • 30 stations
    • DAB Plus
      • -
  • Radio Data System

    • -
  • Auto Tuning

    • Yes
  • Antenna

    • Built-in (min. 180 - max. 823mm)

Sound Function

  • Super Sound EQ, Super Bass Sound

    • Sound Booster
  • Preset EQ

    • Heavy
      • Yes
    • Soft
      • Yes
    • Clear
      • Yes
    • Vocal
      • Yes
    • News
      • -
    • Cinema
      • -
  • Manual EQ

    • -


  • USB Port

    • Yes (For Service Use and Customer Software Update)
  • Audio IN

    • AUX
      • -
    • Opt-In
      • -
  • Audio OUT

    • -
  • Mic Jack

    • -


  • Display

    • Size (View area)
      • 45 x 15.9 mm
    • Type
      • LCD (Union Jack) without Backlight
  • Preset Keys

    • Yes (5 Direct Preset Keys on Main Set)
  • Handle

    • Built-in Handle


  • Power Supply

    • AC 220 - 240V, 50Hz
  • Power Consumption *³

    • Normal Use
      • 14 W
    • Normal Standby
      • 0.2 W
    • BT Standby
      • -
  • Dimmer

    • -
  • Auto OFF

    • Yes
  • Language Indication

    • Alphabet
  • Timer Function *⁴

    • Sleep
      • Yes
    • Clock
      • Yes
    • Play Timer
      • Yes
    • Rec Timer
      • -
  • Battery

    • Battery Operation *⁴
      • LR14/ R14(C) x 8pcs

Dimensions, Weight

  • Dimensions (W x H x D)

    • 346 x 130 x 239 mm
  • Weight

    • Without Battery
      • 2.5 Kg (approximate)
    • With Battery
      • 3.0 Kg (approximate)


  • Black


  • Remote *⁵

    • Remote Control
      • -
    • Dry Battery for Remote
      • -
  • AC Cord

    • Yes (1.5 m)
  • Operating Instruction

    • WEB OI
  • Quick Setting Guide

    • -


  • *1 Playability may vary depending on the contents, discs and quality of the recording.
    *2 Only a USB flash drive. Playback is not possible from a portable device (Apple, Android, etc.) using a USB extension cable.
    *3 Specifications are subject to change without notice. All numbers given here are approximate.
    *4 Timer functions reset when there is a power failure or when the AC mains lead is removed.
    *5 The unit cannot be turned on from the remote control when using batteries as the power source.


  • Recording and playback of content on this (or any other) device may require permission from the copyright owner. Panasonic has no authority to and does not grant you that permission and explicitly disclaims any right, ability or intention to obtain such permission on your behalf. It is your responsibility to ensure that your use of this or any other device complies with applicable copyright law in your country.


  • The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Panasonic Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

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