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Sony DAV-IS 10

Audio Home System - 50, 142 Watts - Channels: 5 + Subwoofer (5.1) - CD Player - DivX Player

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Review of "Sony DAV-IS 10"

published 10/09/2008 | bergkamp81
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Pro quality, crisp sound, great looks, can easily hide away
Cons power output is quite low, needs more mid range
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"Sony DAV-IS 10"

I bought the sony satelite system about 8 months ago. I did have a sony 5.1 system before but decided to change it as i had just bought a new plasma and wanted a surround system to compliment the looks of the plasma mainly (my tv's piano black as is the dav subwoofer).

I knew the quality of the dav-is 10 was there but when i tested it i thought the power output was quite low but at the price it was the best option for the subtle, cosmetically smart looking surround that i was after.

This system is not a powerful, in your face surround sound. It's a quality sounding, subtle looking crisp system - less powerful than my previous sony..

It looks brilliant with the tiny satelite speakers which really do hide in your room - especially with the skinny sony stands you can buy (70 pounds for the pair - well worth it).

The subwoofer is the main output here. The bass and mid all come from this and to be fair it gives out a lot if you take into account that the 5 satelites give pure treble and no bass at all.

To really here the system at full potential you need to put the volume on near enough full sound - but i feel that this doesn't balance out properly. Too much bass and mid but the satelites really push the quality through. But if you put the bass and mid down you don't get the sound of voices clear enough - you can mess with the settings and there are plenty of those but not so that you can hold one setting and keep it there.

The midrange is the main letdown here - you can't add anything to the system so you're stuck with it. Hence, the need to put the volume quite high to hear the voices and mid properly but then as i said it sounds unbalanced.

The HDMI playback is good - but don't expect anything near blu-ray quality. HDMI is just an upscale - a bit more red in the blood on screen is the best way to describe it.

I paid 379 and it's good value when you consider the overall sound quality but as is said before it doesn't pump out the power so if you're looking for an all rounder then look elsewhere.

I have seen this advertised for under 300 which is a bargain but anything under 370 is good

Good luck

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  • majeedkazi published 10/09/2008
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Product Information : Sony DAV-IS 10

Manufacturer's product description

Audio Home System - 50, 142 Watts - Channels: 5 + Subwoofer (5.1) - CD Player - DivX Player

Product Details

EAN: 4905524408508, 4905524408485

Manufacturer: Sony

Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): Home Theatre System, Yes

DVD Player / Recorder: with DVD Player

CD Player / Recorder: CD Player


Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): without Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB)

MP3 Playback: with MP3 Playback

DivX Playback: DivX Player

DVD Audio Playback: No

Super Audio CD Playback: without Super Audio CD Playback

Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes

Blu-ray Playback: No

PMP Docking: No

DVD-R Recording: No

DVD+R Recording: No

DVD-RW Recording: No

DVD+RW Recording: No

DVD-RAM Recording: No

USB Interface: No

1080p Upscaling: Yes

Number of Speakers: 6 Speakers

Ethernet: No

iPod Control: No

RMS Wattage: 50, 142

Dolby / DTS: with Dolby Digital + DTS

Number of Output Channels: 5 + Subwoofer (5.1)

Wireless Speakers: Wired Speakers

Width in mm: 215, 155

Sound Projector: No

Standby Power Consumption in Watts: 0.3

On-Mode Power Consumption in Watts: 130


Height in mm: 105

Depth in mm: 207

Weight in kg: 3

Width of Front Speaker in mm: 45

Height of Front Speaker in mm: 50

Depth of Front Speaker in mm: 40

DLNA certified: No

PC Streaming: No

3D: No

Web Content Access: No

Internet Radio: No

2D to 3D Conversion: No

WiFi Connectivity: No

AirPlay: No

USB Recording: No

HD-DVD Playback: No

MP3 Recording: No

W-LAN Connection: No

Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No

Progressive Scan: Yes

Blu-ray Recording: No

MP3 Docking: No

Number of Discs: 1

Wireless Music System: No

HD-DVD Recording: No

DVI Interface: No

HDMI Interface: Yes



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