Panasonic SC-HTE80 Speakerboard Bluetooth Sound Base, Black

Product information

The Panasonic HTE80 is a fresh take on the sound bar. The compact form factor slips directly under the TV stand or into shelves yet is still powerful enough to pump out bass from dual subwoofers. Complete with Bluetooth streaming and NFC pairing, this unit makes seamless music sharing as simple as a touch.

Unique design, exceptional sound
The compact & slim design easily fits under the TV or inside a TV shelf - both layouts keep the area around the TV neat and clean. Dynamic bass sounds are achieved by mounting two subwoofers and two Aero Stream Ports in the main unit.

Sound modes
Adjusting an equalizer for each mode, this function enables to reproduce stable sound quality and true sound of specific scenes by emphasizing or reducing overtones, harmonics or noise. It has six modes such as Standard, Stadium, Music, Cinema, News and Stereo.

Dynamic bass
Unique sound processing technology is used to add harmonic bass to low-frequency audio signals. This reproduces deep, powerful bass sound that wasn’t previously possible with compact speakers.

Music archived on your smartphone or PC can be played back via Bluetooth® Wireless Technology. Enjoy clear sound with no worry about music signal interference from obstructions.

Bluetooth pairing is done by simply passing the smartphone over the HTE80. No more worries about troublesome settings.

HDMI cable not included, browse cables and connections for our full range.

3D Ready
Audio Quality Information Different manufacturers use different sound systems to improve your audio experience
Dolby Digital, PL II, Virtual Speaker, DTS
Bluetooth Enabled Information Wireless way of transferring data between electronic devices over short distances
Dimensions (System)
H6 x W46 x D28cm
DLNA Information Digital Living Network Alliance compatible - lets you build a digital network around the home with other DLNA devices
Eligible for International Delivery
Home Cinema Type
Sound Base
Internet Ready Information Internet enabled devices allow you access to a wealth of online content through Wi-Fi, dongle or Ethernet connection.
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Ports Information Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display.
HDMI, Optical, RCA
Radio tuner
Speaker output Information The total output measured in watts. The higher the number, the louder the sound!
Speaker system
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


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Q & As

Panasonic SC-HTE80 Speakerboard Bluetooth Sound Base 4.5 5 42 42
Good but Connection Problems I could not get this unit to connect to my new LG TV via HDMI even though the TV had the necessary HDMI(ARC) socket and buying a new John Lewis high speed HDMI cable. I tried various combinations of settings and power up order. I have had to resort to an optical connection to get any sound. That said, the Speakerboard improves the sound in general and importantly improves the clarity of speach. It required experimenting with the sound settings to achieve the best compromise for me. I have not tried all possible sound settings but so far, I would not say that it achieves hifi standards but the improvement is worthwhile. Importantly the unit fits neatly under my TV. 26 November 2014
Panasonic Soundbase Linked with my Panasonic TV this soundbase makes quite a difference - especially films, sport and music. As for Bluetooth, very easy to stream from either tablet or iPhone. No wires - great. Not that into the techy stuff but the various sound formats is good enough for me and doubt if my ear is good enough to differentiate between a higher priced product. Manual a little basic but trial and error gets one thro. Linked with ARC cable easy -optical cable not required. Very pleased. Click and collect so easy. 12 November 2014
Tidy's up the TV Table Replaced my DVD multi wired speaker's with this unit as I got fed up with having to move speakers and cable to clean TV table Although not quite the same noise tones it's still a good alternative, very neat on the table with good sound, would recommend it to anyone who like me prefers neat looks. 01 October 2014
STUNNING SOUND AND POWER My living room is approx. 5m x 6m and the sound is engrossing and precise with the different sound formats (standard, movie, music, etc.) noticeably distinctive. With a top volume of 100 I have so far never needed to go above 50, except for a trial at 63 which was as loud as I dared. The Bluetooth streaming is excellent. The box itself is elegant. I am utterly delighted especially as previously I bought a 5 starred alternative from a hifi specialist which I returned the following day. I connect with the suggested ARC HDMI cable although there is an optical cable option. I notice a slight gain with the ARC enabled cable. (You need to check your TV is ARC enabled but most recent models are: if you look behind your TV at the HDMI sockets one should be marked ARC/HDMI). So, if considering buying, make sure you have the right cable. 21 September 2014
Disappointing Lot's of features, well implemented, but not the sound for me. HMDI ARC is works well, powers up and down with TV. Bluetooth works great, decent music sound. Nice design. Movies are certainly better than the std speakers but for day to day TV viewing, this is no use for me. You can set the sub to one of four levels, you can set the dialogue to one of four levels, dynamic bass can be adjusted, there are a few processing modes and there are 3d clear dialogue options but no combination of these provides a pleasing audio experience for normal TV. Dialogue totally lacks any mid or treble, it can be like listening to dialogue under water. It's been a week and I've tried cable, iplayer, blurays, sitcoms, dramas, chat shows, even GBBO and all with very flat dialogue across all combos of settings. But if you like that kind of thing, go for it. Returned mine. 17 September 2014
Great product ! Bought this to go with our new TV . We cannot believe the difference it makes to the sound . Really pleased . 16 September 2014
Good, but not great. First, let me state that this unit was an improvement on my original Panasonic Plasma TV's sound. Connectivity was a breeze and so was setting up the unit. I had this working with my TV and Tivo remote in no time, which was a good thing really as the slim credit card style remote supplied felt cheap and nasty... The unit looked great and the dim mode was a nice little touch for viewing films etc… I also loved that the unit would switch on automatically when I turned the TV on. It's just a shame it didn't automatically turn itself off when I turned my TV off though. It does have a 2hr auto shout down though, but that's too long in my opinion. Moving onto the sound. Bass was surprisingly good for its size, but dialogue was too harsh for my ears. After tweaking various settings and comparing sounds over a few days I have realised that main flaw is a lack of mids… Bluetooth mode on the other hand was great. This unit had no problems linking up, but unless you were sat on the sofa right in front of the unit for optimal sound, it sounded a bit terrible... The harshness in sound is just too much for me and for this reason it's going back… 27 August 2014
Not for me I have some high-end hearing loss, and wanted something that could compensate for my problems in hearing TV dialogue clearly. The reviews were very good, so I got one. The sound is mellow and it has lots of configuration options. But....I could detect no improvement in dialogue clarity. So back it went. . Also, the soundbox seems to be have been designed without reference to the dimensions of stands of modern TVs including Panasonic ones. My problem is now much eased by a new Samsung 40 inch HD TV. The sound is far, far better than I expected form a flatscreen TV (my previous flatscreen is 6 years old). Frankly, with the new TV, there is no need for additional audio equipment (for me at least). 05 July 2014
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