- Premium sound performance from Technics JENO Engine amplification and new 3-way speakers
- Premium materials – inside and out
- Hi-Res Audio Capability with CD High-Res Re-Master to enhance CD and Bluetooth playback
- Streams over Chromecast, AirPlay 2 or Bluteooth®
London, UK, 25.03.2021 – Panasonic is pleased to announce the new SC-PMX802 Premium Hi-Fi System and Network Player, incorporating technology from hi-fi specialist Technics to deliver outstanding sonic performance.
Inside the classically styled metal case are the traditional features that listeners expect, such as a CD player and DAB radio – but also the capability to play Hi-Res Audio from USB, or stream it using Chromecast* built-in, AirPlay 2** and Bluetooth®.
Technics JENO Engine Amplifier
Panasonic’s new SC-PMX802 features the acclaimed Technics JENO† Engine amplifier for pure hi-fi performance. It places the PMX802 system firmly at the top of Panasonic’s audio range, with outstanding sonic performance and Hi-Res Audio capability.
PMX802 has been built with high-performance parts and sophisticated materials inside and out, so that music sounds as it should, capturing all the nuance and emotion intended by the artists who recorded it.
“It’s an honour to have the Technics JENO Engine inside the Panasonic PMX802. It takes our acclaimed PMX Series hi-fi systems up a level,” says Masaaki Suna, General Manager Home AV Group, Panasonic Marketing Europe. “Sophisticated listeners demand that their music should sound as the musicians intended. By using premium materials and components we take every step to ensure this.”
New 3-Way Speakers for Hi-Res Audio
Panasonic PMX802’s expressive, dynamic sound performance is perfectly suited to Hi-Res Audio. The system’s 3-way speakers feature silk dome tweeters, capable of reaching frequencies as high as 50kHz. The speakers’ wooden cabinets are finished with a beautiful black finish on the front surface to ensure they look as good as they sound.
Hear CDs as Never Before
As a system capable of playing Hi-Res Audio, PMX802 naturally has some truly sophisticated audio circuitry. Taking advantage of this, CD High-Res Re-Master does exactly as it sounds – it helps CD tracks to sound even better. Similar processing is also used to re-master music streamed by Bluetooth®, and MP3 music files from a USB source.
“We recognise that many consumers have CD collections that they don’t want to replace. CD High-Res Re-Master lets them hear those songs with a fresh feel,” explains Masaaki Suna. “The changing ways listeners want to hear music are addressed by PMX802. They’ve the freedom to explore new music with Hi-Res streaming or to listen to favourite CDs.”
A Well Connected System
With Chromecast built-in, AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth®, the PMX802 has streaming covered – making it a versatile Network Player. It’s perfect for accessing Spotify playlists, podcasts and internet radio.
Chromecast built-in is compatible with many Hi-Res Audio services, including Tidal*, so listeners can access a world of music and hear it as never before.
The USB socket on PMX802’s front panel makes it easy to play music from a USB drive. The system is compatible with many Hi-Res Audio standards, including the popular FLAC format. Lower-res files such as MP3s are digitally re-mastered to take advantage of the system’s refined, sophisticated sound.
PMX802 has both optical and AUX inputs for TV connection. The AUX input’s auto-play function means the hi-fi system automatically starts when the TV is switched on. The TV’s remote control can be used to adjust the volume of the system’s sophisticated stereo sound.
Wi-Fi network connection, as well as DAB and FM radio tuners, keep the system in touch with the wider world.
Rounding off this premium hi-fi system are high-quality speaker connectors and a headphone socket, fulfilling every possible need.
Designed for Life
PMX802 follows the familiar classic design of Panasonic’s best-selling PMX Series systems. Its beautifully finished metal casing is trimmed with an aluminium front panel and volume control.
It’s perfectly proportioned to sit on a bookshelf or in a corner of a room – confidently in command of your music or connected to your TV as the hub of your entertainment system.
* Chromecast built-in is a trademark of Google LLC.
** AirPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries
† JENO stands for Jitter Elimination and Noise-shaping Optimisation