Summary: While being small enough to sit on a bookshelf, this sound system packs the punch of the bulky systems of the 80's. Having owned the system for several years now, I can confidently say it is reliable and flexible. The system has "aux" input availability which I've used to hook it up to my computer.
Summary: This unit is very compact but produces decent sound. However, the CD changer broke about 6 months after purchase, and now it is over 3 months in the repair shop and Panasonic still has not fixed it! The warranty station said not to buy Panasonic due to many failures.
Summary: 1. manual says not to play any cd's with paper labels or with writing on the cds. If you could see the trays you would no why. They are very shallow. If you create a cd on your computer, how are you suppose to label it? 2. AM radio is pathetic. Does not pick up any stations at all. Rate a 0.
Summary: I spent a lot of time looking for a system suitable for my eclectic tastes and found it in this one. This system provides the budget audiophile with 120 watts of rich sound as suitable for Sepultura as it is for Chopin.
Summary: I read the reviews on amazon before deciding to buy this stereo and I'm happy with my purchase. I moved into a tiny apt and tossed my old Philips component system. I wanted a hassle-free, handsome, good-sounding stereo that would fit on a shelf. That's what I got.
Summary: The Panasonic SC-PM18 is a marvel ... for its price. If you're looking for something more showy or with enough power to fill a ballroom, look elsewhere. This is a well-designed, well-priced mini system with a big sound. I already like the little fella.
Summary: I am listening to classical music on this awesome little stereo as I write this. This system plays as fantastic as it looks. I live in a studio and wanted a compact system that had great sound but that would not blast me out of my apartment or disturb my neighbors.
Summary: Like the other reviewer, I wanted to buy this unit for the looks, but after listening to it in the store, I couldn't do it. I took in my favorite CDs, but they sounded thin and flat, kind of "tinny.
Summary: I almost bought this system until I walked into a store and tried it out with my own tapes and CD. I'd strongly recommend you do the same. Problem: the speakers [are not good], and because they're bi-amped, you're stuck with them.