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Sony DAV-IS10

Sony DAV-IS10
alaScore 86

253 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 253 reviews of Sony DAV-IS10. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Sony DAV-IS10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony DAV-IS10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Sony DAV-IS10 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DAVIS10 - Ultra Compact 5.1 Channel DVD Home Cinema SystemSony DAVIS10 - Ultra Compact 5.1 Channel DVD Home Cinema System

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony DAV-IS10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 user reviews of Sony DAV-IS10 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DAV-IS10 5.1-Channel Micro Satellite Home Theater System with TDM-IP1 iPod CradleSony DAV-IS10 5.1-Channel Micro Satellite Home Theater System with TDM-IP1 iPod Cradle

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Good Gear (

Expert Review


If you live in a space constrained environment, Sony's DAV-IS10 may be a great home theatre solution for you. While the audio quality isn't incredible it is definitely above average, and the tiny speakers will fit in basically any location, bringing...

Good bass, tiny speakers, nice surround

Flat mid range and treble, not a 'big' sound, receiver lacks features

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: TechRadar (

Sony DAV-IS10 review


Tiny speakers and top performance make this system a winner

Pictures ; Sound ; Easy to use ; Small satellite speakers

Price ; No SACD playback ; Lacks upscaling to 1080p

A unique proposition with sound quality that beggars belief, but it’s a touch on the expensive side

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: (

Sony DAVIS10 review


Even after two weeks of testing we still find it hard to get over the size of the DAVIS10's speakers. These miniature marvels can be hidden around your living room easily, and guests will wonder where the sound is coming from.

Feb, 2008


Expert review by: Danny Phillips (

Sony DAV-IS10 DVD Home Cinema System


It's a lovely little system, so let's hope the other half agrees.

After first whipping it out of the box, we were sceptical about the DAV-IS10's ability to produce the sort of power needed for an awesome home cinema experience. But after hearing the loud and sophisticated sound bursting from these diminutive...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: (

Stuff magazine


The teeny tiny satellites from Sony's new home cinema system are barely bigger than golf balls, but pack a sound as punchy as a Tiger Woods drive

This home theatre system's satellites fill your room with incredible sound, without filling it with incredibly large speakers

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Sony DAV-IS10 review


You'll be astounded by the scale of sound the Sony's tiny speakers manage to produce – a superb solution for smaller rooms where space is tight

The most ridiculously small satellite speakers we’ve ever seen ; great usability ; very good performance

Some price rivals with bigger boxes can beat it for scale and detail

A blindingly innovative and effective solution to one of home cinema’s perennial problems

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (

Sony DAV-IS10


The Sony DAV-IS10 is a likeable system with incredibly tiny speakers but it stops quite short of a hearty recommendation.

Very cute ; Surround sound is impressive ; Small, easy to hide satellites

Large, impossible-to-hide sub ; DVD performance isn't up to par ; Silver wiring stands out in any living space ; No HDMI or video switching

Lastly, external sources were reasonably well served, on the other hand, and feeding a Monster optical cable to an external tuner demonstrated that dialogue from digital TV was intelligible, but perhaps a little thin.

Feb, 2008

Red dot design award!

Expert review by: reddot ( (UK))

DAV-IS10 DVD Home Theatre System


The DAV-IS10 is a home theatre system featuring compact satellite loudspeakers the size of golf balls. An innovative speaker technology provides for surround sound without the dominating presence of loudspeakers. The user can enjoy 5.1 channel surround...

Expert review by: (

Sony DAV-IS10


Sony DAV-IS10 is home cinema system made out of solid materials. The DVD unit of the system is finished and compact in glossy black, like all the rest of the system, with a row of touch-sensitive controls on the top portion with a disc loading slot up...

You’ll love the near-HD video quality and seismological bass, your other half will love the unobtrusive satellite speakers, and everyone will appreciate a classy disc unit that doesn’t look like it was designed by a ten-year old. Classy. Sony DAV-IS10...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Richard Arrowsmith (

Sony DAV IS-10


Even the stylish main unit, which carries a front-loading disc drawer and touch sensitive controls for an integrated DVD player, measures only 21cm wide. The diminutive dimensions of the surrounding system are granted by a larger powered system that...

Stylish and discreet design, ease of use, superb sound and picture performance

No 1080p upscaling

May, 2008

Product Specifications

Witness true theater-quality sound from the comfort of your home, without the need for obtrusive speakers. The DAV-IS10/W 5.1 micro satellite home theater system delivers big sound while complementing your d


Output Power / Total:450Watt

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS decoder
Components:AV receiver with DVD player / Speaker system
Functions (KA):AV receiver / DVD player / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Surround System Class:5.1 channel
Type:Home theater system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DLNA certified: No
Internet Radio: No
Number of Output Channels:5 + Subwoofer (5.1)
PC Streaming: No
Progressive Scan: Yes
USB Recording: No
Web Content Access: No
WiFi Connectivity: No


Bluetooth: No
Docking System: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
iPod Control: No
Number of Output Channels:5 + Subwoofer (5.1)
PMP Docking: No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No


Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes


CD Playback Modes:Program play / Random play / shuffle / Repeat all / Repeat shuffle
Type:DVD player

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
2D to 3D Conversion: No
3D: No
3D Ready: No
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: No
4K Upscaling: No
CD Player / Recorder:CD Player
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): Yes
Network Music System: No
Product Type:Home Theatre System
Sound Projector: No
Soundbar: No
Wireless Music System: No


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony DAV


Wireless Speakers: No

MD System

Type: None


Color:Black / White


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: Yes
DVD Audio Playback: No
HD-DVD Playback: No
High-Resolution Audio Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes


Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Dolby / DTS:Dolby Digital + DTS


Type: None