An exceptional home theater system for an exceptional price! Sony's DAV-FC7 Dream system boasts a sleek, low-profile combination receiver/5-disc DVD changer that provides 600 watts total system power, SACD playback, and progressive-scan video. Hook this system up and enjoy awesome multichannel sound for all your music and movies!

If you've got an HD-capable TV, you'll love the lifelike video you get from the progressive-scan DVD changer. (Of course, the picture also looks great when this player's hooked up to a regular TV.) The 6-channel digital amplifier sends 100 watts of power to each of the five satellite speakers and the voice-matched subwoofer. Dolby Digital®, DTS®, and Pro Logic® II decoding allow this system to immerse you in intense surround sound no matter what the source — from DVDs, to VHS tapes, to TV broadcasts. And the DVD changer is compatible with high-resolution SACDs, as well as regular audio CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, and MP3 files on recordable CD.

The satellite speakers are sleek enough for placement just about anywhere, and stylish enough to blend with your decor (especially if it includes a Sony Wega TV). The speaker connectors are color-coded for easy setup, and speaker and A/V cables are included. If you have an HD-capable TV, just add a component video cable to view a progressive-scan picture!

    DVD/CD changer/receiver:
  • slot-loading 5-disc changer
  • plays DVD-Video discs, DVD-Rs & DVD-RWs, and DVD+Rs & DVD+RWs
  • plays audio CDs, SACDs, CD-Rs & CD-RWs, and MP3 CDs
  • plays CDs encoded with JPEG digital photos
  • selectable progressive-scan video
  • built-in Dolby Digital/DTS/Pro Logic II decoding
  • 6-channel amplifier (100 watts x 5, plus 100 watts for the subwoofer)
  • Digital Cinema Sound®
  • 20 FM/10 AM tuner presets
  • multibrand-for-video remote with glow-in-the-dark buttons
  • optical digital input
  • 2 A/V inputs
  • video output for TV (composite, S-video, component)
  • headphone minijack
  • color-coded speaker connectors
  • 15"W x 2-13/16"H x 14-1/2"D

  • Subwoofer:
  • video-shielded
  • 6-3/8" driver
  • bass-reflex
  • 7-7/16"W x 15-1/8"H x 14"D

  • Speakers:
  • video-shielded
  • 2-7/8" driver
  • 5-1/8"W x 8-5/16"H x 4-1/2"D (center channel: 7-7/16"W x 4-13/16"H x 3-5/8"D)

  • System specs:
  • cables included for 5 speakers and subwoofer
  • warranty: 1 year
  • designed for use with "Region 1" coded DVDs
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  • 5-Disc DVD/CD changer/receiver
  • 1 SS-WS5 passive subwoofer
  • 1 SS-CT5 center channel speaker
  • 4 SS-TS5 satellite speakers
  • 1 Center channel speaker stand
  • 4 Satellite speaker stands
  • RM-SP900 Wireless remote control
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • AM loop antenna
  • FM wire antenna
  • 58" Video cord (has an RCA composite video connector on each end)
  • Three 12' lengths of speaker wire for the front channels (each has tinned wire on one end and a color-coded proprietary speaker connector on the other end)
  • Two 33' lengths of speaker wire for the surround channels (each has tinned wire on one end and a color-coded proprietary speaker connector on the other end)
  • One 16.5' length of speaker wire for the subwoofer (has tinned wire on one end and a color-coded proprietary speaker connector on the other end)
  • Six 5/8" machine screws
  • Two 3/4" machine screws
  • 2 Flat washers
  • Operating Instructions
  • "Speakers-Connection and Installation" sheet
  • Important Safeguards
  • Warranty sheet
  • Note on removing a disc from the changer/receiver
  • Note on handling the subwoofer
  • "Attaching the center speaker to the TV stand" sheet

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Inputs and Outputs Note

System Overview: This integrated system includes a slot-loaded, 5-disc DVD/SACD/Video CD/Audio CD changer/receiver, 4 identical satellites, a matching center channel, and a separate subwoofer. A multibrand remote is included for system control.


Disc Changer System: The DVD changer section of the integrated receiver/DVD changer consists of a playing unit and a "stocker", which transports the discs to the disc slot and playing unit. When discs are not being played, they are stored in the "stocker".

Direct Stream Digital (DSD) Decoding: This unit is equipped with a DSD decoder to enable SACD playback. Unlike PCM based technology (CD/MiniDisc/DVD/Audio DVD, etc.), Super Audio CD is based on DSD encoding which does not require decimation and interpolation filters. DSD is much simpler and enables a 1-bit signal to be recorded directly.  DSD encodes music at 2,822,400 samples per second allowing you to hear sound with incredible ease and clarity. DSD combines the advantages of digital recording with the best characteristics of analog sound.

Progressive Scan Output: This unit may be set to output a progressive scan or interlaced video signal from the component video output. Instead of splitting each video frame into two sequential fields like interlaced scanning, progressive scanning displays the entire frame in a single sweep. Where a standard DVD player's 480i output displays 30 frames (60 fields) per second, a progressive-scan player's 480p output displays 60 full frames per second. Progressive-scan picture quality is more film-like, with more fine detail and less flicker. Progressive-scan viewing requires a TV with a progressive scan compatible component video input.

Component Video Output: In addition to the composite and S-video outputs, this unit is equipped with a set of component video outputs. When connected to a television with a component video input, the component video output of this unit will provide picture color and detail that is superior to video from composite and S-video outputs. The component video output may be set for interlaced or progressive scan operation.

Surround Modes: This receiver incorporates a wide variety of surround modes to bring you maximum enjoyment from your audio and video software. The surround modes include:

  • Dolby Digital
  • Dolby Pro Logic II (Movie and Music)
  • Dolby Pro Logic
  • DTS
  • Cinema Studio Ex. A
  • Cinema Studio Ex. B
  • Cinema Studio Ex. C
  • Hall
  • Jazz Club
  • Live Concert
  • Game
  • Headphone Theater

2-Channel Stereo: In addition to the surround modes, you can select the 2-Channel Stereo mode. This mode outputs the sound from the front left and right speakers and subwoofer only. Standard stereo sources completely bypass the sound field processing. Multi-channel surround formats are downmixed to two channels. 

MP3 Playback: This unit will play MP3 files recorded onto CD-ROM, CD-R and CD-RW discs using the ISO 9660 level 1/level 2 and Joliet formats. Each disc can have a maximum of 99 albums and each album can have a maximum of 250 tracks.

JPEG Playback: This unit will play JPEG files recorded onto CD-ROM, CD-R and CD-RW discs using the ISO 9660 level 1/level 2 and Joliet formats. All JPEG files on a disc can be played back in a slide show. Additionally, you can rotate any selected image 90 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise. Each disc can have a maximum of 99 albums and each album can have a maximum of 250 images.

Resume Play: This feature allows you to resume playback of a disc from the point where you last stopped. The stopping point is cleared from memory if you remove the disc, change the play mode, change the setting on the Setup Menu, or press the Stop button a second time.

PBC (Playback Control) Playback: PBC playback allows you to play Video CDs interactively by following the menu on the TV screen.

Parental Control: This unit allows you to set two kinds of playback restrictions for discs using Parental Control and Custom Parental Control. Parental Control allows you to restrict playback according to a predetermined level. You can select a parental control rating from 0-8, which is protected by a 4-digit password. Using the same registered password, Custom Parental Control allows you to set playback restrictions for a specific disc. You can set the same Custom Parental Control password for up to 25 discs.

Sleep Timer: The sleep timer switches the unit off after a specified amount of time. The sleep timer can be set to 10, 20, 30, 60, 90, 120, 150, or 180 minutes.

Display Dimmer: You can set the display to one of two brightness levels.

Tuner: This system has a digital AM/FM Tuner. You can store up to 20 FM and 10 AM station presets so that you always have easy access to your favorite stations without having to tune them in manually each time. FM tuning is done in 0.1MHz steps and AM tuning is done in 9kHz or 10kHz steps.


Passive Subwoofer: The subwoofer features an upward-firing 6-3/8" cone woofer in a bass-reflex enclosure. The subwoofer is powered by 100 watts from the changer/receiver.

Satellites: The front and rear satellites each use a 2-7/8" full-range driver in a bass-reflex enclosure. Each satellite has a set of spring clip terminals for use with the supplied speaker wire. Each enclosure is covered by a non-removable, light gray cloth grille.

Center Channel Speaker: The matching center channel speaker uses a 2-7/8" full-range driver in a bass-reflex enclosure. The center speaker has a set of spring clip terminals for use with the supplied speaker wire. The enclosure is covered by a non-removable, light gray cloth grille.

Satellite and Center Channel Speaker Mounting: You must use the supplied stands if you want to place the center channel speaker and satellite speakers on a flat surface. The speakers can also be mounted on the wall using an optional bracket or an M5 (5mm) screw (not included). Each satellite speaker has an M5 threaded insert on the back and the center channel speaker has two M5 threaded inserts. Without the stands, the speakers have the following dimensions:

  • Front and Rear Satellites: W=4.376", H=7.397", D=3.189"
  • Center Channel Speaker: W=7.397", H=4.376", D=3.189"

Video-shielding: The satellites, center channel and subwoofer are video-shielded, allowing them to be placed near your television without causing picture distortion.

Speaker Wiring: Each length of supplied speaker wire has tinned wire on one end, and a color-coded proprietary plug on the other for easy hookup. The color-coded plugs are white (Front Left), red (Front Right), blue (Surround Left), gray (Surround Right), green (Center), and purple (Subwoofer).

Remote Control

Multibrand Remote: The DAV-FC7 comes with a remote that is pre-programmed to operate this system and a number of functions on different brands of TVs and cable boxes. The buttons glow in the dark, allowing you to easily control the system when the lights are off.

Inputs and Outputs Note

Speaker Outputs: The changer/receiver uses color-coded 2-pin proprietary jacks for all channels.

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