Panasonic SC-HTB490:
Slim Soundbar with Full-Bodied Bass

  • Powerful 320W sound performance with wireless subwoofer
  • Slim, compact design to fit below most TVs
  • Easy streaming capabilities

London, UK, 25.03.2021 – Panasonic announces the new SC-HTB490 Slim Soundbar, designed for consumers who want to hear it all and feel it all, but not have their view interrupted.

The slim soundbar slots comfortably under the core 2021 Panasonic LED TV models, seamlessly blending in, and maximising the viewing experience.

Sharing the key features of Panasonic’s bigger soundbar models, HTB490 comes with a wireless subwoofer for deep and clear bass, Bluetooth® for easy streaming from smart devices, and HDMI (ARC) for quick connection to TVs. Volume can be adjusted with the TV’s remote control for added convenience.

Impressive 320W Home Cinema Experience

HTB490 produces a powerful sound that belies its compact form. With two full-range, forward-facing 4.5x12cm speaker units, the soundbar alone has an impressive 160W power output. The wireless subwoofer brings an extra 160W into play, for a total 320W of sonic performance that can be both heard and felt.

Two bass reflex ports, adjacent to the full-range speakers, fully enhance the bottom frequencies and help this svelte soundbar to achieve a rich, dynamic and involving sound.

Wireless sub: Incredible bass, to feel like you’re there

HTB490’s subwoofer connects wirelessly via Bluetooth® – so viewers can place it where it best enriches their movie experience. A new small circuit board means there’s more space inside the speaker’s compact body for sound to reverberate and add truly epic tones that transport viewers to the heart of the action.

“With HTB490 we’ve achieved the perfect mix of form and function. That is, an elegant slim soundbar with the power to help people feel more involved with films and TV,” explains Masaaki Suna, General Manager Home AV Group, Panasonic Marketing Europe. “Subwoofers don’t need to stand out to give an outstanding performance. HTB490’s can be tucked away, out of sight – coming into play when the movie soundtrack and effects demand. Adding an extra sensation to the experience.”

Smart Connections

The Panasonic HTB490 has Bluetooth® built-in, for listening to music from smart devices wirelessly. Track selection and volume control are controlled from the device itself – so it’s easy for anyone to share and hear their tunes in powerful 320W stereo sound.

In addition to wireless Bluetooth® connectivity, Panasonic’s new soundbar comes equipped with HMDI (ARC) for simple one-cable connection to TVs. An optical input provides another connection choice, while a USB socket means users can plug in USB sticks to play compatible music files.

Designed for life

The HTB490 soundbar has been designed with the latest TVs in mind. Its colour and form blends in – enhancing viewing pleasure through great audio, without interrupting the view. Its compact dimensions mean it can slot under most TVs, keeping rooms neat and tidy.

Panasonic’s new soundbar is designed to wall-mount directly under TVs, without leaving a large gap. Just fix the supplied screws to the wall, hook the HTB490 soundbar in place and connect with a single HDMI cable. Perfect for rooms where clear surfaces are important.