Panasonic ALL1 Network Audio Connector – Not for those without a sound system, and rather complicated to set up!

The panasonic all1 is a very small unit that streams content from your home network, tablet or phone, into your existing speakers or hifi system. -it uses wifi or a lan connection to access the internet and connect to your mobile device or computer, and simply connects to your music system with the audio cables. Its connectivity is also good, so no problems there. It connects to many types of speakers, with aux or optical connection. To operate the device, you need to plug the its power cable, turn it on and wait for the lights to become steady. Then follow the installation steps on your mobile device. If the panasonic webpage does not appear, you can carry on with the installation manually, and it is very straightforward. Afterwards all you need to do is to download the most useful applications panasonic music stream, all play radio and all play jukebox. The last app allows you to stream music your phone, tablet, and home network.

Disappointing – can only use spotify if on premium. A panasonic product for me should always be a safe bet in terms of value and also premium quality. The concept of this had so much promise but i was left disappointed for a few reasons. It took me 3 attempts to get connected to the wireless router. Instructions were pretty bland and certainly not the easiest. The real spoiler is that in order to listen to spotify on this, you have to have the premium version of spotify. . So disappointingalso if you’re listening to tracks, if someone else wants to add a track, it takes over your tracks and puts theirs in front. Pointlessthe pricetag on this is outrageous, i’d struggle to justify £99 let alone £199. It is a small piece of kit and sadly that’s one of the only real positives.

At first the panasonic all1 worked fine for me and i thought i’d avoided all of the connection problems other reviewers had – then after a firmware update (the second in a month) and the unit being disconnected and moved to another room it threw a tantrum and refused to reconnect, at least for a while. Setting up the all1 up on your home network should be simple enough: you simply connect it to your hi-fi amp with the supplied (but quite short) phono cable and then turn it on. At first the unit creates its own (unprotected) wi-fi hotspot and you temporarily connect your smartphone (or other device) to that which allows you to log into the all1 and set the username and password for your existing home network. The all1 then shuts down its hotspot and reconnects to your home wi-fi network and from now on you can use the panasonic music streaming app on your ios or android device to play individual songs or create playlists. The all1 lets you play songs direct from your smartphone or tablet, from a nas server you might have setup (for example using plex or a dlna app), from internet radio app’s or from streaming services like spotify, though you’ll need a premium spotify account for this to work. In theory, because it uses wi-fi, the all1’s got several advantages over similar devices that use bluetooth – the range is much greater, so you can control the device from anywhere in your home you have a wi-fi connection whereas bluetooth has a more limited range, usually only in the same room. Bluetooth usually uses its own codecs to recompress music before sending it over the bluetooth connection, this reduces the sound quality quite audibly (although the aptx codec is pretty good) whereas the all1 can send the original files over your home network with no additional compression necessary – if you store your music in a lossless format this will mean a significant difference in audio quality. Finally, the all1 must have some onboard storage of its own (although panasonic aren’t admitting how much) because it doesn’t continually stream the music from your smartphone or tablet, it simply uses the app as a kind of match-making service. You pick the songs you’d like to spend some time with and the app makes the introductions between the music source and the all1 and then steps away leaving them to get along with each other – so once you’ve setup your chosen playlist you can switch off your phone and the music still plays. Here are the specifications for the Panasonic ALL1 Network Audio Connector:

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  • 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.
  • With WiFi built in, connect the All 1C to your existing hi fi equipment to make it part of a multi room system.
  • Gold coated terminals are used to ensure that that a high quality connection is established, meaning that audio signal quality is maintained.
  • The design of the All 1C allows for easy siting in either horizontal or vertical manner, to fit conveniently next to your existing hi fi system.

The panasonic all1 does a pretty good job as an audio streamer. The panasonic sh all1c is a networked audio streamer which has its own dac (digital analogue converter) so that you can connect wirelessly to your existing (compatible speakers) and make them part of a multi room system. The panasonic sh all1c looks very sleek and stylish, black with rounded corners and covered with a leather look finish. Along the front of the unit in silvery grey are the panasonic brand name and you will also see the following: on/off, wps and mode indicator lights. Around the back is the power socket, left & right rca, ethernet port and digital output. The unit can be used standing vertically or horizontally next to your hi fi system. The size of the panasonic sh all1c is 13. Please note: this is not a speaker, it is an audio network interface which allows you to play your music all over your house as long as you have speakers that are compatible in the rooms that you wish to play music in. With gold plated terminals ensuring a high quality connection together with its inbuilt audiophile grade 192 khz/24bit dac you should have the highest quality signal conversion to your hi-fi. This means that when you are streaming high quality music you should still be getting first class audio through the device and in to your hi-fi. I did not find it too difficult to set the panasonic all1c up with my system. The all1c connects to your hi fi via the rca phone sockets.

The panasonic all1 is a very small unit that streams content from your home network, tablet or phone, into your existing speakers or hifi system. -it uses wifi or a lan connection to access the internet and connect to your mobile device or computer, and simply connects to your music system with the audio cables. Its connectivity is also good, so no problems there. It connects to many types of speakers, with aux or optical connection. To operate the device, you need to plug the its power cable, turn it on and wait for the lights to become steady. Then follow the installation steps on your mobile device. If the panasonic webpage does not appear, you can carry on with the installation manually, and it is very straightforward. Afterwards all you need to do is to download the most useful applications panasonic music stream, all play radio and all play jukebox. The last app allows you to stream music your phone, tablet, and home network.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • The Panasonic ALL1 does a pretty good job as an audio streamer
  • Fantastic Streaming Device
  • OK for the price

Would recommend for spotify users. The panasonic sh-all1c offers you the chance to play music on your phone/tablet and stream the output over wifi to your hifi equipment. It will of course work with the panasonic all system of wireless speakers but also works just fine with any normal hifi equipment. On the plus side the streaming is very reliable with no drop-outs to report (unlike apple’s airplay which on my home set-up has a few drops and pauses) the downside is the app that comes with it. You must play music through the panasonic app rather than the normal music section of your phone/tablet. The app lacks the search functions of the music player on my iphone and is a bit ugly although it does link well into spotify meaning anything you listen to on the spotify app can be heard over your decent speakers.

The sc-all1c is a device that receives streamed audio over a wireless network and delivers it (via phono or optical digital outputs) to an amplifier. It is controlled over the wireless network using a dlna/upnp controller app running on a smartphone or table, which selects the audio source such as an internet radio station or a local dlna server, and constructs a playlist. Panasonic provide their own (free) controller app; this has an advantage over other dlna controllers in that it allows multiple panasonic devices to be grouped to play in sync (but there are also disadvantages, see below). I’ve been using logitech (originally slimdevices) squeezeboxes for about ten years to stream audio around our house, including to an audiophile transporter attached to our hifi. I’m very happy with this setup, but all too aware that logitech have discontinued the range, and when these devices start to fail, i’ll have to find an alternative. Could panasonic devices such as the sh-all1c (and sc-all8 speaker, reviewed separately) fill the gap?. Sadly, i have to conclude that they can’t. I connected the sc-all1c to my hifi system (a cygnus 8xpd qx amplifier and d2a converter, and mission 751 speakers). I tried both phono and optical outputs (the latter feeding to the amp’s own qx d2a converter).

Hooked up with the minimum of faff. After the carry on i had while trying to hook up my panasonic all3 speaker previously, i was fully anticipating a similar battle with setting this up but it came as a pleasant surprise when it all went to plan and i was hooked up with the minimum of faff. It’s quite a compact and lightweight unit and is inconspicuous when set up next to our other audio equipment. It hooked up easily to the hi-fi via the aux socket and once the app is downloaded (if you don’t already use one) it’s a minute or three to patch it into your wifi network and you’re ready to stream music. This was the part i was least looking forward to as it caused a major headache with the panasonic speaker from the same range but everything just clicked into place this timeyou do need an android/ios smartphone/tablet etc though as you’ll be controlling everything via that device. Pretty simple to setup, as long as you take a bit of time reading over the setup guidelines (basic as they are) and if you don’t encounter any problems it’s a 10 minute job. If you search the app store you’ll find several allplay apps to control it if you don’t like the panasonic one (it’s a bit pants). I like listening to country music (don’t judge me) and the allplay radio app puts countless stations from around the world within my reach. If you have a spotify premium subscription you can stream that too. Or just use it for your playlist on your device.

Not for those without a sound system, and rather complicated to set up. This is not a speaker within itself, but it can be used to connect your music device to a speaker, over wifi. There is also the possibility to connect via wires, and there is an audio in and out cable provided. This is however, quite short, at around 25 inches, so you may wish to purchase a longer one. The problem we have had is that this does not really make it compatible to attach to the computer, at it does not come with a headphone style jack attached or provided, which is what our particular computer tower would need. Obviously this would be available to buy, but again is an extra expense. Our main systems are hdmi based, wheras this device is much more compatible with analogue. There is a port on the back for optical digital audio out provided, which may be useful for some people’s sound systems. Unfortunately we have just not been able to set this up in the way we hoped to, which may be because we did not read the details fully before ordering it. If you have your own sound system and speakers, then this would be a useful device, although it can be a hassle to set up and get connected to the network, requiring you to type in the ip addresses and manually select settings.

Works pretty well except for pause between tracks. For many years for my home music i have been using slim devices music players using a netgear readynas 104 nas as my music server. So now came the chance to own one of these gadgets as an alternate solution. I went for the hard wired rather than wireless option for maximum performance and used an optical cable (not provided) to hook it up to my sony amp. I also named the device ‘sony amp’ for identification (should you have more than one). Setup was pretty easy and the unit also updated its firmware and now says firmware version: 1. 0a5-p13now unlike my slim devices set-up to play music you need a smart phone or tablet with music on it or a pc (or i guess a mac) to play music on it.

This nice device could have bridged that gap. As an allplay device i think it works well but it dlna credentials are slightly iffy which is a pity because i thought it would be the ideal solution to dlna’s lack of support for synchronised playback. I thought i’d be able to send music to one of these from elsewhere as a dlna device and then use allplay to synch them all up. But there are two major limitations of its dlna renderer:1. Seek/ffwd/rewind) any music that has been sent via dlna to it. The manual even tells you that it doesn’t allow you to do this. Bsically, dlna cannot do synched playback, allplay lacks interoperability with all existing hardware and software. This nice device could have bridged that gap. But never the twain shall meet apparently. I have suggested improvements to panasonic about it but as usual you just get a stock reply back that they will send the suggestion to the relevant team for consideration, but no indication if, if ever, these issues will be fixed or whether there are going to be any software updates at all provided or whether this unit is now obsolete.

Gave a new lease of life to my old sound system. About 10 years ago i invested a whole pile of money into a sound system for my lounge. The speaker system still sounds fabulous, and whilst i was attracted to streaming devices such as the sonos, there is no way the sales people can convince me that their speakers systems are as good as the one i have already. I also previously had a ‘bluetooth’ speaker set-up which disappointed in the end because it wasn’t as good as my lounge speakers, and either the wireless or the bluetooth would drop periodically meaning the songs dropped too. This device has solved all my problems. I keep my expensive and brilliant old set-up, but add the ability to reliably and easily stream from spotify (or other sources). I managed to make set-up harder for myself than it need have been. I plugged in the box to my sound system, the power source, and stuck in an ethernet cable (i have a powerline ethernet from my wall socket). I then really struggled to follow the instructions and couldn’t get the configuration box to appear on any of my devices. It was only after some head-scratching that i realised the instructions assume you are trying to setup wirelessly.

This is a simple box to allow one to connect one’s old school hifi system to the modern cloud music. You take the thing and hook it up to the hifi system. You need to connect the unit to the home wifi network and follow immediately the update firmware advice on the leaflet. Those who fail to do this seem to have problems. Once that’s done, you can put the panasonic music app on your phone or tablet and begin to stream music to the hifi speakers. This is really a stopgap solution. Having perhaps spent a lot of money on a hifi only a few years ago, this dinky object allows you to connect the thing to the latest cloud and subscription music services. What i don’t like are the panasonic apps, which are not intuitively designed, or the fact that this is something else you have to plug in and take up room on your countertop. Other than that, it’s a good, temporary solution to the problem, but one that will resolve itself in future as later hifi models will undoubtedly have this facility built in.

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  1. This review is from : Panasonic ALL1 Network Audio Connector

    I was looking for a solution to play digital music files through our reasonably decent sounding stereo. This machine is about halfway there – set up was reasonably straightforward and it plays files from android and ios devices. What i’d also like to do is play straight from my itunes library on a mac laptop but as far as i can tell there is no straightforward means of achieving this. Playback is not without problems – not uncommonly files will skip halfway through to the next item in a playlist, although the file appears fine in every case that i have checked. When it’s working it’s great, if only it could work slightly more consistently this would be a great product.
  2. This review is from : Panasonic ALL1 Network Audio Connector

    I was looking for a solution to play digital music files through our reasonably decent sounding stereo. This machine is about halfway there – set up was reasonably straightforward and it plays files from android and ios devices. What i’d also like to do is play straight from my itunes library on a mac laptop but as far as i can tell there is no straightforward means of achieving this. Playback is not without problems – not uncommonly files will skip halfway through to the next item in a playlist, although the file appears fine in every case that i have checked. When it’s working it’s great, if only it could work slightly more consistently this would be a great product.
  3. This review is from : Panasonic ALL1 Network Audio Connector

    Given that this can be found for about 1/5th of the price of the equivalent product offered by the well-known multiroom competitor i think it’s an absolute steal. Seems a little unfair that most reviews are critical because the user didn’t understand what the product was for in the first place. Sound quality to my hifi via optical using spotify connect is superb. The panasonic app is now actually quite good (still needs an android homescreen widget though). The radio app from qualcomm now actually works but remains pretty naff. The overall lack of polish of these apps compared to the competitor is counteracted by the greatness of spotify connect; i don’t even need to enable wifi to start it playing from my phone, and moving from room to room is incredibly easy. Keeping within the spotify interface is greatly preferable to me. Output is synced nicely with the other all devices but as word of warning my hifi adds a fraction of a delay so i wouldn’t want another all speaker in the same room for this very reason. All the all-series devices i have seem to be rock-steady connection wise; using a good router on a split 5ghz ssid with each unit assigned a permanent ip address does the trick.
  4. This review is from : Panasonic ALL1 Network Audio Connector

    Given that this can be found for about 1/5th of the price of the equivalent product offered by the well-known multiroom competitor i think it’s an absolute steal. Seems a little unfair that most reviews are critical because the user didn’t understand what the product was for in the first place. Sound quality to my hifi via optical using spotify connect is superb. The panasonic app is now actually quite good (still needs an android homescreen widget though). The radio app from qualcomm now actually works but remains pretty naff. The overall lack of polish of these apps compared to the competitor is counteracted by the greatness of spotify connect; i don’t even need to enable wifi to start it playing from my phone, and moving from room to room is incredibly easy. Keeping within the spotify interface is greatly preferable to me. Output is synced nicely with the other all devices but as word of warning my hifi adds a fraction of a delay so i wouldn’t want another all speaker in the same room for this very reason. All the all-series devices i have seem to be rock-steady connection wise; using a good router on a split 5ghz ssid with each unit assigned a permanent ip address does the trick.
  5. This review is from : Panasonic ALL1 Network Audio Connector

    I have not used this unit properly as i have a very good wireless speaker and use that with music from a. This is not a wireless speaker which is what i thought it was when i saw it originally. It will connect to traditional hifi systems and then act as a wireless network host to transmit your music to a wireless speaker. I have not used this unit properly as i have a very good wireless speaker and use that with music from a phone, and do not have a suitable non wifi music source to test this with. Rating given on basis that this has not been properly tested and i have marked down the way it is advertised as being confusing rather than the product itself, which seems to be very well constructed.
    1. I have not used this unit properly as i have a very good wireless speaker and use that with music from a. This is not a wireless speaker which is what i thought it was when i saw it originally. It will connect to traditional hifi systems and then act as a wireless network host to transmit your music to a wireless speaker. I have not used this unit properly as i have a very good wireless speaker and use that with music from a phone, and do not have a suitable non wifi music source to test this with. Rating given on basis that this has not been properly tested and i have marked down the way it is advertised as being confusing rather than the product itself, which seems to be very well constructed.
  6. This review is from : Panasonic ALL1 Network Audio Connector

    Be clear what you are using this for and why. I had initial problems setting this system up. It transpired that my existing set-up could already do much of what i was seeking, so this project just acted as a stimulus to get sorted. Do not let that put you off purchasing this piece of kit. The connector is run from a smartphone or tablet, so do not expect a remote control. Also, in keeping with other recent technology you will need to download the app. Fortunately this can be got from google play as well as iplayer. (my company requires us to avoid all apple products, which i do myself anyway, since i resent it’s intrusive software. )finally, i have 2 wireless broadband networks at home (due to it being an old building with very thick walls). I suppose that i could configure the connector to work with either, but that seemed a bit of a hassle.
    1. Be clear what you are using this for and why. I had initial problems setting this system up. It transpired that my existing set-up could already do much of what i was seeking, so this project just acted as a stimulus to get sorted. Do not let that put you off purchasing this piece of kit. The connector is run from a smartphone or tablet, so do not expect a remote control. Also, in keeping with other recent technology you will need to download the app. Fortunately this can be got from google play as well as iplayer. (my company requires us to avoid all apple products, which i do myself anyway, since i resent it’s intrusive software. )finally, i have 2 wireless broadband networks at home (due to it being an old building with very thick walls). I suppose that i could configure the connector to work with either, but that seemed a bit of a hassle.
  7. This review is from : Panasonic ALL1 Network Audio Connector

    I made the mistake of thinking that “made up of active speaker units and the all1c network connector, streaming music around your home couldn’t be easier” (which was the description i received when i ordered it) meant that speakers were included. I like the concept of this product but don’t feel i can review it fairly until i do purchase some speakers. I have judged it therefore on it’s appearance which is compact and would fit in with most music systems or equally would look fine as a stand alone piece of equipment.
    1. I made the mistake of thinking that “made up of active speaker units and the all1c network connector, streaming music around your home couldn’t be easier” (which was the description i received when i ordered it) meant that speakers were included. I like the concept of this product but don’t feel i can review it fairly until i do purchase some speakers. I have judged it therefore on it’s appearance which is compact and would fit in with most music systems or equally would look fine as a stand alone piece of equipment.
  8. This review is from : Panasonic ALL1 Network Audio Connector

    My mistake – wasn’t what i thought it would be. . Unfortunately i slipped up here. I didn’t read the description fully and thought it was a wireless speaker which obviously it isn’t. Therefore i am unable to review the product.
    1. My mistake – wasn’t what i thought it would be. . Unfortunately i slipped up here. I didn’t read the description fully and thought it was a wireless speaker which obviously it isn’t. Therefore i am unable to review the product.
  9. This review is from : Panasonic ALL1 Network Audio Connector

    Like others here i have the logitech squeezebox – a pretty simple wireless audio streaming system. With logitech abandoning the platform, users like me have one eye on future solutions. This box, retailing for a couple of hundred quid, looked like it could be the solution. I found the set-up inordinately confusing – setting up a new local network along the way. When i’d read the two different – and in some cases plain wrong – instructions about 10 times, i finally got the thing up and running. And the net result is that i can stream music from the device that holds the (somewhat clunky) panasonic streaming app. It’s not very clear or loud, but it does work. What doesn’t seem to work – or what i finally gave up on – was trying to stream music from my pc. The drive allows sharing – that’s worked for years on squeezebox, but i just get the same error message (“the connection to the server has been changed. Please select the song again” – great eh?). So indistinct and quiet music from a phone or tablet – fine. Streaming your full collection?. And frankly, given that you have to power this thing up and connect it to your hi-fi, you might be better off with a simple £3 lead between your device and your hi-fi/speaker.
  10. This review is from : Panasonic ALL1 Network Audio Connector

    Like others here i have the logitech squeezebox – a pretty simple wireless audio streaming system. With logitech abandoning the platform, users like me have one eye on future solutions. This box, retailing for a couple of hundred quid, looked like it could be the solution. I found the set-up inordinately confusing – setting up a new local network along the way. When i’d read the two different – and in some cases plain wrong – instructions about 10 times, i finally got the thing up and running. And the net result is that i can stream music from the device that holds the (somewhat clunky) panasonic streaming app. It’s not very clear or loud, but it does work. What doesn’t seem to work – or what i finally gave up on – was trying to stream music from my pc. The drive allows sharing – that’s worked for years on squeezebox, but i just get the same error message (“the connection to the server has been changed. Please select the song again” – great eh?). So indistinct and quiet music from a phone or tablet – fine. Streaming your full collection?. And frankly, given that you have to power this thing up and connect it to your hi-fi, you might be better off with a simple £3 lead between your device and your hi-fi/speaker.
  11. This review is from : Panasonic ALL1 Network Audio Connector

    Very good high quality audio streamer. This is a streaming device to play high quality audio on a hi-fi via a lan or wi-fi connection. It has an advantage over bluetooth as it can play both flac and wav files owing to the bandwidth available over wi-fi. When connected to our yamaha amp via the optical digital output the difference between this device streaming wav files and a bluetooth receiver playing mp3 files was clearly audible. Set up was relatively straightforward but this is because we have already set up some all3 speakers and were familiar with the process involved. The instructions provided by panasonic with the device are somewhat vague but there is lot of information available on the internet should problems occur. The qualcomm allplay jukebox app is a better option than the panasonic app for control of the unit as it is more intuitive to use.
    1. Very good high quality audio streamer. This is a streaming device to play high quality audio on a hi-fi via a lan or wi-fi connection. It has an advantage over bluetooth as it can play both flac and wav files owing to the bandwidth available over wi-fi. When connected to our yamaha amp via the optical digital output the difference between this device streaming wav files and a bluetooth receiver playing mp3 files was clearly audible. Set up was relatively straightforward but this is because we have already set up some all3 speakers and were familiar with the process involved. The instructions provided by panasonic with the device are somewhat vague but there is lot of information available on the internet should problems occur. The qualcomm allplay jukebox app is a better option than the panasonic app for control of the unit as it is more intuitive to use.
      1. Good network audio connector. The panasonic all1 network audio connector links an existing speaker, hi-fi, or other music output device, to the allplay protocol system. Despite reviews to the contrary, it is a versatile piece of equipment that has two analogue outputs. This means that most stereo equipment should connect to the all1, as they would have analogue inputs. The all1 also has an optical output. It appears that there has been some confusion as to what the network audio connector actually does. To put it simply, there is no audio circuitry in this connector, making any sound quality issues irrelevant to this product. It merely allows an existing stereo to be used as an allplay device on your network. Having already set up an all3 speaker, i was pleasantly surprised to find that i did not have to reconfigure in order to setup the audio connector. This made setting up even swifter than i had anticipated.
  12. Good network audio connector. The panasonic all1 network audio connector links an existing speaker, hi-fi, or other music output device, to the allplay protocol system. Despite reviews to the contrary, it is a versatile piece of equipment that has two analogue outputs. This means that most stereo equipment should connect to the all1, as they would have analogue inputs. The all1 also has an optical output. It appears that there has been some confusion as to what the network audio connector actually does. To put it simply, there is no audio circuitry in this connector, making any sound quality issues irrelevant to this product. It merely allows an existing stereo to be used as an allplay device on your network. Having already set up an all3 speaker, i was pleasantly surprised to find that i did not have to reconfigure in order to setup the audio connector. This made setting up even swifter than i had anticipated.
    1. The all1 isn’t a speaker, it a small (quite small) box of tricks that allows you to stream content from spotify, your network, tablet/phone, etc through the box and through your existing wifi – as long as it has got an aux or input socket – most hifi’s have. I have connected my pioneer h-xm72 to the unit with a digital optical cable and it sounds fantastic. The unit itself is very light and very small, surprisingly so. It’s easy enough to connect to your network either via lan or wifi which i guess most people will do. Plug the unit in, turn it on and wait for the lights to stop blinking between blue and red. It broadcasts its own wifi signal connect to it using your phone/tablet and follow the easy steps with the panasonic setup page. I already have an all8 and all3 so knew how to do this part, but the panasonic landing page wouldn’t appear on my phone’s browser, so i typed it in myself manually, it was then pretty easy to name the unit, i changed it to all1. It will then do a firmware update and within five minutes you should be ready to stream. After you have downloaded the apps you need; panasonic music stream, all play jukebox and all play radio.
  13. This review is from : Panasonic ALL1 Network Audio Connector

    The all1 isn’t a speaker, it a small (quite small) box of tricks that allows you to stream content from spotify, your network, tablet/phone, etc through the box and through your existing wifi – as long as it has got an aux or input socket – most hifi’s have. I have connected my pioneer h-xm72 to the unit with a digital optical cable and it sounds fantastic. The unit itself is very light and very small, surprisingly so. It’s easy enough to connect to your network either via lan or wifi which i guess most people will do. Plug the unit in, turn it on and wait for the lights to stop blinking between blue and red. It broadcasts its own wifi signal connect to it using your phone/tablet and follow the easy steps with the panasonic setup page. I already have an all8 and all3 so knew how to do this part, but the panasonic landing page wouldn’t appear on my phone’s browser, so i typed it in myself manually, it was then pretty easy to name the unit, i changed it to all1. It will then do a firmware update and within five minutes you should be ready to stream. After you have downloaded the apps you need; panasonic music stream, all play jukebox and all play radio.
  14. This review is from : Panasonic ALL1 Network Audio Connector

    Interesting digital stream for hifi systems. This streaming device is a little bit odd. Firstly as most of the reviews point out it is not a speaker in its own right. Secondly the software provided by panasonic is absolutely rubbish. When you get the device you get a smallish, black box, a power cable and a lead to connect this to your stereo – its a straight phono red/white cable so if you want to connect to a 3. 5mm input you will need to buy a different cable. Once you have turned it on you must use a mobile device to connect to it and configure the wireless settings on the device itself – this was very simple, it has it’s own wifi ssid that you can connect to and then you simply configure it to point to your wifi router. The hardest bit was getting it to communicate with my windows based dnla server, i ended up simply having to allow all devices to communicate with it – it worked pretty much straight off with the linux based dlna server running on my router. The software that you can get from panasonic does allow you to play music, but it is a really poor piece of software – you can pretty much play individual tracks and add them to a play list. I am currently using both the qualcomm allplay jukebox and qualcomm allplay radio applications (both downloaded for free from google play store) which do a much better job of allowing me to choose my media and to play internet radio – i can finally listen to 5live sport extra on this systemthis device was ideal for me as i have a 20 year old kenwood hifi system that was pretty much redundant in my lounge, this has given it a new lease of life as i can now stream my music to it.
    1. Interesting digital stream for hifi systems. This streaming device is a little bit odd. Firstly as most of the reviews point out it is not a speaker in its own right. Secondly the software provided by panasonic is absolutely rubbish. When you get the device you get a smallish, black box, a power cable and a lead to connect this to your stereo – its a straight phono red/white cable so if you want to connect to a 3. 5mm input you will need to buy a different cable. Once you have turned it on you must use a mobile device to connect to it and configure the wireless settings on the device itself – this was very simple, it has it’s own wifi ssid that you can connect to and then you simply configure it to point to your wifi router. The hardest bit was getting it to communicate with my windows based dnla server, i ended up simply having to allow all devices to communicate with it – it worked pretty much straight off with the linux based dlna server running on my router. The software that you can get from panasonic does allow you to play music, but it is a really poor piece of software – you can pretty much play individual tracks and add them to a play list. I am currently using both the qualcomm allplay jukebox and qualcomm allplay radio applications (both downloaded for free from google play store) which do a much better job of allowing me to choose my media and to play internet radio – i can finally listen to 5live sport extra on this systemthis device was ideal for me as i have a 20 year old kenwood hifi system that was pretty much redundant in my lounge, this has given it a new lease of life as i can now stream my music to it.
      1. Not bad at what it does but a bit pricey. . This panasonic all1 is a very nice looking and well made piece of kit but i think it has a limited range of uses in an already crowded marketplace. I think it is great that it has the potential to spice up and upgrade an existing hi-fi system to make it wireless but any more than that and that’s where my interest in it falls away, there are plenty of other wireless speakers that seem to do a very decent job on their own. I managed to connect this to an aging mini hi-fi system in my conservatory and found the set up and app a little bit clunky to figure out and use but i got the hang of it eventually.
  15. Not bad at what it does but a bit pricey. . This panasonic all1 is a very nice looking and well made piece of kit but i think it has a limited range of uses in an already crowded marketplace. I think it is great that it has the potential to spice up and upgrade an existing hi-fi system to make it wireless but any more than that and that’s where my interest in it falls away, there are plenty of other wireless speakers that seem to do a very decent job on their own. I managed to connect this to an aging mini hi-fi system in my conservatory and found the set up and app a little bit clunky to figure out and use but i got the hang of it eventually.
    1. Works pretty well except for pause between tracks. For many years for my home music i have been using slim devices music players using a netgear readynas 104 nas as my music server. So now came the chance to own one of these gadgets as an alternate solution. I went for the hard wired rather than wireless option for maximum performance and used an optical cable (not provided) to hook it up to my sony amp. I also named the device “sony amp” for identification (should you have more than one). Setup was pretty easy and the unit also updated its firmware and now says firmware version: 1. 0a5-p13now unlike my slim devices set-up to play music you need a smart phone or tablet with music on it or a pc (or i guess a mac) to play music on it.
      1. Works pretty well except for pause between tracks. For many years for my home music i have been using slim devices music players using a netgear readynas 104 nas as my music server. So now came the chance to own one of these gadgets as an alternate solution. I went for the hard wired rather than wireless option for maximum performance and used an optical cable (not provided) to hook it up to my sony amp. I also named the device “sony amp” for identification (should you have more than one). Setup was pretty easy and the unit also updated its firmware and now says firmware version: 1. 0a5-p13now unlike my slim devices set-up to play music you need a smart phone or tablet with music on it or a pc (or i guess a mac) to play music on it.