I would have expected a item made by Panasonic to be good, this Dock was not at all
Alan Revell, Amazon
4 September 2014
Summary: I purchased this unit because it had everything included in it which I wanted, and also because of the Panasonic brand. The CD and iPod Dock were ok, but the DAB radio and even the FM radio were rubbish. I have since read other reviews on this product, all saying the same thing. I would have expected a item made by Panasonic to be good, this Dock was not at all, so was very disapointed. I think this dock should be withdrawn from sale.
Summary: I bought one of these from John Lewis on Saturday, but when I tried it at home it struggled to pick up the DAB radio signal. The reception quality on the stations it did find was extremely poor. I took it back on Sunday and was given another one. I noticed when I started to open this box that it had been opened before and had been resealed with clear tape.
Summary: The DAB stopped working soon after purchase. Had to take it for repair TWICE which didn't solve the problem. As a last resort they sent an alternative aerial. Panasonic said if the aerial didn't fix the problem we would get a replacement. The aerial didn't fix the DAB problem but Panasonic refused to replace the item, as by now (with all the toing and froing to the repair shop!) it was just outside of the year's warranty period. They told me to go back to Amazon.
Summary: I bought this item to replace my Sony system in my kitchen. My old system was bulkier so I was happy with the way this product looked when placed in the kitchen. However, whereas I had never had any problems getting DAB stations, I cannot get any at all now, nor any radio station. I paid for a stronger aerial and that did not work. I have had 4 systems previously with no problems in getting a dab signal.
Summary: Same poor experience as many other reviewers unfortunately. The CD/iPod are ok but the radio simply doesn't work. Unacceptable from a good brand especially as I know DAB radio works great in my house so it's not reception that's at fault. Very disapponted in Panasonic and this micro-system.
Summary: Bought this as a birthday present for my wife but wish I had read ALL the reviews before doing so. All the comments about rubbish radio reception appear to be correct. Those that did get something seem to have been lucky and this does not look to be the norm. I tried all sorts to get a DAB and FM reception but at best this was very intermittent. The arial is a bit of wire and any movement or vibration loses what little reception there was.
Summary: I bought this Micro system to replace a small kitchen radio. I had read the other reviews stating that the radio wasn't great, but I said I would take a chance as some of the reviews said that the FM radio reception was Ok. We don't have DAB in our area yet so I didn't mind about that. Unfortunately, I got this system and while the radio picked up most of the FM stations, they had a constant hiss in the background, which was most annoying.
Summary: A lovely looking piece of equipment. The radio, however, pretty much doesn't work. I sent it back for repair assuming it was a fault with this particular item but it came back no better than when it went in although the supplier told me it had been 'repaired'. The a radio gives a VERY FM reception to the point of being useless and can only pick up a couple of stations. Similarly DAB can only pick up a few obsecure stations and the reception on these is also VERY poor.