Panasonic alls wireless speaker system. This speaker is amazing, i downloaded the free app and i now listen to the radio via my tablet. I even listen to my itunes via my mobile, the sound is very good with the combination of a upper and lower wide frequency range enabling you to hear great detail. I also found it easy to use, the white stylish modern speaker is the first wireless speaker i have had that can compare to a upper end stereo for sound quality. I also used the speaker with my lap top to watch netflix and wow what a difference crystal clear sound. From panasonic a name you can truly trust.
Great speakers, dreadful app. These panasonic speakers are top of the range in aesthetic qualities, features, and sound quality. Unfortunately the supporting app for the speakers is a horrendous polar opposite – ugly and badly designed. The problem here is that the speakers themselves have only limited buttons, and so you are rather reliant on the app for using features. The speakers are pretty big and heavy as they house 5 individual speakers, so if you plan on moving them around very often then a more compact model may be more practical. The wireless functionality is the big selling point here and thankfully this system is great and fits in with the modern ‘everything connected’ philosophy. If you have lots of music on a phone or tablet then you can bypass their tinny little speakers and connect wirelessly to the panasonic all 8, and it’s great not to have to mess around with wires, etc. Initial setup can be a bit of a head scratcher though, so bear that in mind if you aren’t too proficient with setting up gadgets generally. The other criticism (other than the software) is the price point. For me this seems a little steep, which also makes the app issue much more disappointing when you’re paying a premium.
The panasonic all8 is a big beast of a wireless speaker. It’s a heavy, sturdy thing and packs a real punch. You can get it up to a pretty decent volume without a hint of distortion. I used the thing for a birthday party disco in a village hall and it sounded great. There was a surprising amount of volume and in particular bass when it was turned up to its full volume setting. The wireless aspect works ok. There is a panasonic app which you can download to play your music from – but annoyingly (if you are a bit of a geek about these things) it works independently of itunes, so doesn’t record the number of plays for the tracks. I use an imac, and you can’t get the speaker to work wirelessly without buying an additional apple tv accessory (which is the fault of apple, not panasonic). This is frustrating, but working through an audio cable it works just fine.
Key specs for Panasonic ALL8 Wireless Speaker System (Black):
- The Panasonic Music Streaming App makes it easy to send music wirelessly from your portable device to your speakers. This free app for Android and IOS devices simply asks you to choose your music source, choose your speaker and away you go.
- The 5 speaker system within the ALL 8, uses a Subwoofer, 2 x bass drivers and 2 x tweeters. This means that the audio signal is divided into acoustic ranges extending from bass to treble so providing the richest, purest possible sound from a spaeker of its size.
- The ALL 8 allows you to access music subscription services( including Spotify), your iTunes library or Internet radio stations via the system App, when connected to a wifi router. This means the user has access to millions of muscic tracks 24 hours a day.
- The ALL 8 speaker systems lets listeners easily configure music play over multiple rooms from multiple digital music sources, all over an existing Wi-Fi network. This is controlled wirelessly via a smartphone or tablet so that different music can be enjoyed in any room of the houseor the same song can be simultaneously played over multiple speakers.
Comments from buyers
“Superb sound BUT tricky setup, annoying limitations (and only Spotify Premium works reliably), Superb – As Long as You Use a PC or Tablet., Amazing quality for the price, A decent speaker with completely pointless wireless technology, Sound quality equal to SONOS but a dodgy app, Tricky set up and not as compatible with other devices as we hoped”
Superb sound but tricky setup, annoying limitations (and only spotify premium works reliably). The setup process is tricky – i’ve made a video to walk you through the boring set up. [sorry – it’s like watching paint dry. But it’s there if you want a thorough walk through of what the setup entails. i’ve made a bunch of annotated photographs (please click each thumbnail). The most important thing is the quality of the music; it’s very pleasing. ]
Good bye to wires and rubbish (digital) sound. Listening to music on digital devices is too often an unsatisfying experience. If you’re like me you either stick some headphones into your laptop or plug in a series of wires to some weird looking and ultimately not very good speaker system (you know the type, with a strange bass speaker and two little tweeters). Worse still i often find myself listening to music just through a laptops built in speakers (just because i don’t want the hassle of all the leads etc). Well, that’s where this speaker system comes in handy. You can carry it around your home. It has a real punch to it, but also a great depth of sound.
The all8 system is panasonic’s answer to the omni-present and well-regarded sonos wireless speaker system, and i’m impressed by this powerful base unit. It was a bit fiddly to get set up, and didn’t immediately connect to my phone, though the undeniable benefit of a wi-fi-based system is that it’s able to stream larger files than existing bluetooth systems. As a result, the audio from the speaker is excellent, and it goes far louder than any self-respecting hearing-lover has any right to care for. The wi-fi connectivity means you can play high-resolution audio files, too, which i believe is the only system that, at the time of writing, supports this. If you were to pair this to another speaker – or three or four – you’d have a high quality stereo system that could play just about any track you care to throw at it. It’s awesome in this regard. The hardware feels solid and built to last, with a clean minimalist look and well-hidden touch-sensitive buttons on the top. It gives you the option to play music through the 3.