What did you have for lunch?, I had a SCDV290. Pretty tasty performance & a pretty cute store girl too, though I’d prefer the latter, I guess I am permitted to write only on the Machine. I was passing by the bus depot on my way to college when I spotted a new gal in the Electronics store on the way & a new machine too. The Panasonic SCDV290 looks gorgeous, but remember, every rose has its thorns. Well! What kind of thorns can a Music System have????, I advice you to better read on if you don’t want to get pricked by some. If you don’t read then I’ll haunt your computer forever ( just kidding guys ).
♫♫♫SOUND QUALITY. [4/5]♫♫♫
How many of you like good quality sound?, I suppose all of us do, as long as we are paying for it. And that’s exactly what the Panasonic SCDV290 delivers with all the aplomb of a Master at Work. Starting with the lower end frequencies, the bass was really well soaked in moisture & the bass density was quite thick too, like you could feel the bass in your teeth & in your bones, sometimes blocking your eardrums, it was really a Gut Wrenching, Bone Cracking experience for me & the best part is that even if you set the bass level at the lowest still the machine delivers formidable amount of bass, though this doesn't mean that the controls do not work its just that the Panasonic SCDV290 has ample amount of bass. The kind of default bass the Panasonic SCDV290 has is best suited for Movies though it can adapt well to other sound modes & backup as a hifi but still I’d prefer the Panasonic SCDV290 for movies rather than for a rock party with my chums. The mids were absolutely perfect hitting right on dot and evolving into a wide soundstage with lots of depth & height, again as I have told you earlier, this kind of an effect is essential for optimum movie entertainment. The imaging was mathematically perfect although you got to disable Surround for the imaging to be perfect. If you’d close your eyes then you’d know who is talking & where with respect to the movie & maybe you can even make a fair idea of the distance between the characters too, this signifies the level of technical accuracy engineers at Panasonic corp. have achieved. The highs were very sincere in complementing the Mids & the Bass by not overtaking them and also by not disappearing out of the scenario, they were very prominent but not troublesome at all. Being very Crisp & Ice Cold & as sharp as the edge of a laser cut
scalpel blade, the Panasonic SCDV290 delivers a high quality piercing Chills which contribute their part to the soundstage at extreme efficiency. The Dolby Pro-Logic
Decoder filters out all the unwanted audio interferences from the media & does provide a solid ground for a highly entertaining movie experience, but I found that it is better to disable the Dolby decoder while playing normal music
( This is just a question of individual taste ), the manual equalizers are the best as far as I am concerned as you can customize your sound according to your taste but if you don’t know how to use it
then you better stick on to the manufacturer supplied audio presets.