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Sony DAV-IS10
4.9 out of 10

Sony DAV-IS10

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Overall 6
6.0

Sony DAV-IS10

sean m., Newegg
2 March 2009
  • Summary: My wife and I are not audiophiles, so this system was purchased with the minimalist decor of our living room in mind. It really looks nice, and does not command attention like the dated Kenwood home theater it replaced.
  • Pros: Attractive design, small footprint, quick and easy setup. Sound quality was better than expected given the size of the speakers.
  • Cons: Few input options, system is lacking in the mid and low range frequencies. System bricked after about 3-4 hours of use.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Brian W., Newegg
29 January 2009
  • Summary: Overall, for what I paid I am somewhat satisfied with this system. However if you want to appreciate your music at all, the lack of richness provided by this system will not satisfy your ears.
  • Pros: Aesthetics of the system is great, very sleek glossy service on receiver and top of subwoofer/mid-range unit. Can easily control ipod using remote control (though can't fast forward through song list, or at least I haven't figured it out yet). Speakers are quite inconspicuous. Set up is very very...
  • Cons: Sound quality is quite poor, though for the sales price I got mine for I couldn't complain too much. Main issue is the mid-range all come from the subwoofer/mid-range unit. The small speakers produce no appreciable resonance/depth. Because of this, placement of the subwoofer unit is crucial (must...
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Overall 6
6.0

Great Value But This Is A Dated System

Jonathan C., Newegg
1 December 2008
  • Summary: This is an excellent system but be aware that it upscales DVD's to 1080i NOT 1080p. If 1080p is important to you then you may want to consider Sony's DAV-IS50 system. If you want more inputs, wireless rear and/or remote speakers, and upgradability then you may want to consider Sony's HT-IS100...
  • Pros: Sound quality is excellent for both surround sound and music. The iPod interface is pretty straightforward and works well with the remote.
  • Cons: This is an older model that upscales to 1080i not 1080p. Also understand that the DVD player is a integral component and as such the system is useless without it. Also expandability is very limited there is no direct connection inputs other than from your TV. If you add a BD player to your system...
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice system, bad setup

T. DeWitt, Amazon
13 July 2008
  • Summary: First off, I'd like to say that the system is nice. Good sound, and especially compact. I have Polk bookshelf speakers but they won't fit in my small apartment. These speakers can go anywhere! On the downside, setup was rediculous. I have a Sony Bravia TV and a Sony Vaio Media Center PC.
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent system, great price

Jason Carlin, Amazon
13 July 2008
  • Summary: Mine arrived yesterday, so these are initial thoughts formed over the course of an afternoon. FIRST IMPRESSIONS: 1) Design The system is beautiful. The receiver / "control unit is a smooth, glossy black with only two tactile buttons.
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Overall 6
6.0

A little disappointed

Andrew R. Alleyne, Amazon
13 July 2008
  • Summary: I first saw this item in the Sony store and was really impressed with the performance of these little speakers. However after purchasing I was a little disappointed with it's sound output and the lack of ports to connect added accessories to expand it's use.
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Overall 6
6.0

Acceptable Sound, Beware of Sync with Sony Bravia, High Price.

The Gadget Freak "Jim", Amazon
21 September 2007
  • Summary: I'm a great fan of Sony when it comes to video not audio. I thought this unit will sync with my new Sony Bravia TV that I bought from Amazon, KDL-46V2500...Wrong! Be sure to check compatibility before you buy it. The theater set claimed to "sync"(volume control of TV) with Bravia TVs.
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Overall 6
6.0

Fair

Paul Miranda, Amazon
6 December 2006
  • Summary: Took a while to put it together, would overall consider this fair. Decent sound, very limited adjustability, the wireless function is not as useful as it sounds, overall a very big item, can not sit in a bookcase, has to sit on top....fair at best
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Overall 6
6.0

Not as good as it looks

James Clark, Amazon
13 July 2008
  • Summary: The sound might be quite loud, but I found a lot of detail to be lost. I could maybe live with this for films, but for music, it's pretty poor. I was disappointed as after reading HiFi magazines raving about this, I had high hopes. On the plus side, it looks fantastic, and the speakers are tiny.
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Overall 6
6.0

DAVIS10

Reviewer, CompareStorePrices
17 June 2008
  • Excerpt: The sound might be quite loud, but I found a lot of detail to be lost. I could maybe live with this for films, but for music, its pretty poor. I was disappointed as after reading HiFi magazines raving about this, I had high hopes. On the plus side, it looks fantastic, and the speakers are tiny.
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