Skip Navigation

Sony DAV-FR10W

DVD Dream® system
with wireless transmission for rear speakers

3 Reviews

Item # 158DAVFR10

This item is no longer available.

Shop all DVD Home Theater Systems

Overview

Our take on the Sony DAV-FR10W

Sony's convenient and stylish DAV-FR10W system adds a new dimension to your favorite movies, TV shows, and music. The rear surround speakers feature wireless technology for easy setup — you can enjoy rich, enveloping surround sound without running speaker cable all the way to the back of your room from the DVD player/receiver. Using a small transmitter, Sony's DIAT™ technology sends uncompressed digital audio signals to your surround speakers through the air. And you won't experience interference from devices like cordless phones or baby monitors — just clean, high-impact, surround sound.

Sony's convenient and stylish DAV-FR10W system adds a new dimension to your favorite movies, TV shows, and music. The rear surround speakers feature wireless technology for easy setup — you can enjoy rich, enveloping surround sound without running speaker cable all the way to the back of your room from the DVD player/receiver. Using a small transmitter, Sony's DIAT™ technology sends uncompressed digital audio signals to your surround speakers through the air. And you won't experience interference from devices like cordless phones or baby monitors — just clean, high-impact, surround sound.

This versatile system packs a whopping 800 watts total power, including 115 watts for each of the subwoofers dual drivers. That's plenty of power to put you right in the middle of the action, whether you're watching a movie or listening to one of your favorite music CDs! The slender front and surround speakers make an elegant addition to any room, and the built-in stands elevate the tweeters to ear level, so you'll hear the most high-frequency detail possible.

The slot-loading 5-disc DVD changer can handle DVDs and regular CDs, along with high-resolution Super Audio CD (SACD) discs, audio CD-Rs and CD-RWs, and MP3 & JPEG files saved to recordable CD.

This Surround sound is awesome!!!The Wireless Rear Speakers Sound More Louder Than The Wired Speakers!
The Subwoofer (230 watt) Rattled My Apartment And Broke The Glasses Too!

Kevin, Bronx,NY

What's in the Box:

  • HCD-FR10W 5-Disc DVD/SACD/CD changer/receiver
  • SS-WS12 Subwoofer with attached 16' speaker wire (terminated with 2 proprietary dual-pin connectors)
  • One SA-TS22W floor-standing speaker (surround left speaker that has an attached 5.5' AC power cord and integrated IR receiver)
  • Three SS-TS21 floor-standing speakers (Front Left/Front Right and Surround Right)
  • One SS-CT33 center channel speaker
  • DIR-T1 IR transmitter with attached 9.75' cable (has a single pink RCA connector)
  • DIR-R2 IR receiver with attached 16' cable (has a single blue RCA connector)
  • RM-SP350 wireless remote control
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • 1 AM loop antenna
  • 1 FM wire antenna (with slip-on "F" connector on one end)
  • 4.75' Video cord (has an RCA composite video connector on each end)
  • Three 11.5' lengths of 22-gauge speaker wire (each length of wire has a proprietary 2-pin connector on one end and tinned wire on the other end)
  • One 32.5' length of 22-gauge speaker wire with a proprietary 2-pin connector on one end and tinned wire on the other end (for connecting the Surround Right speaker to the Surround Left speaker)
  • Operating Instructions (English/French)
  • Warranty sheet
  • Important Safeguards
  • "Speakers--Connection and Installation" sheet
  • "Installing the Wireless System" sheet
  • "Using Sony TV Direct" sheet
  • Disc handling sheet
  • Online registration sheet
  • "Does your TV accept progressive signals?" sheet

Product Highlights:

    DVD/CD changer/receiver:
    • slot-loading 5-disc changer
    • plays DVD-Video discs, DVD-Rs & DVD-RWs, DVD+Rs & DVD+RWs
    • plays audio CDs, SACDs, CD-Rs & CD-RWs, and MP3 CDs
    • plays CDs encoded with JPEG digital photos
    • built-in Dolby® Digital EX/DTS-ES®/Pro Logic® II decoding, for surround sound from DVD, VHS, and stereo sources
    • DTS Neo:6 modes
    • selectable progressive-scan mode for smoother video with HD-compatible TVs (via the component video output)
    • 5-channel amplifier (114 watts x 3 for front and center speakers, plus 115 watts x 2 for subwoofer)
    • Digital Cinema Sound®
    • 20 FM/10 AM tuner presets
    • outboard IR transmitter (for sending audio signals to the wireless rear speakers)
    • remote control with glow-in-the-dark buttons (multibrand for TVs & cable boxes)
    • optical digital input
    • 2 stereo analog audio inputs
    • video output for TV (composite, S-video, component)
    • preamp output for optional powered back surround speaker
    • headphone minijack
    • 17"W x 2-7/8"H x 16-7/8"D
    Subwoofer:
    • dual 6-3/8" drivers
    • 7-7/8"W x 14-1/2"H x 17-1/2"D
    Front/center speakers:
    • 1" tweeter and 2-7/8" midrange driver
    • 10"W x 43-3/4"H x 10"D (atop included stands) for front speakers; 14"W x 3-5/8"H x 3"D for center
    Rear speakers:
    • infrared wireless system receives audio signals from receiver
    • 2-channel amplifier (114 watts x 2) built into left surround speaker
    • amplifier requires AC power
    • speaker cable connects amplifier to right surround speaker
    • 1" tweeter and 2-7/8" midrange driver
    • 10"W x 43-3/4"H x 10"D (atop included stands)
    System specs:
    Reviews

    Sony DAV-FR10W Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (3 Reviews)

    An Easy Home Theater solution

    anhill1981 from Orlando, FL on 6/19/2005

    While some people believe that this product isn't for a true home theater lover, NO "out of the box" system really is. The DVD disc switching time is not that long, considering its a five disc carousel operating out of a single input slot, so your load time is going to be longer. The sound quality is not superb, but there's not a ton of power in this system either. However, the wireless rear speakers feature is perfect for those who want to add surround sound to a space they didn't initially intend to. The sound quality will be fine for most people's needs. There are only two component inputs, but this problem is easily solved by running a component switcher (available for 25 bucks at Best Buy), which compromises minimum quality and allows you to hook up to four component items to one input (I've got the DVD, Cable, Satellite, and XBOX running off this one unit). The set-up system allows you to configure the speaker levels in proportion to their placement, a very nice touch... overall, it's a quality and easy solution for those looking to add 5.1 to their TV.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    AWESOME AND LOUD

    Kevin from Bronx,NY on 4/22/2005

    This Surround sound is awesome!!!The Wireless Rear Speakers Sound More Louder Than The Wired Speakers!<BR>The Subwoofer (230 watt) Rattled My Apartment And Broke The Glasses Too!

    Pros:

    Cons:

    REVIEW ON SONY DREAM SYSTEM DAC-FR10W

    MIKE from DOVER, DE on 3/24/2005

    SYSTEM IS EASY TO USE AND A SPACE SAVER, BUT NOT FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO CONNECT MORE THAN TWO COMPONENTS. CD/DVD'S TAKE A LONG TIME TO LOAD AND SOUND QUALITY ISN'T GREAT. NOT FOR A TRUE HOME THEATER LOVER.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Details

    Hands-on research

    Product Research

    Features
    Speakers
    Remote Control
    Inputs and Outputs Notes

    Features

    System Overview: The Sony DAV-FR10W is an integrated system that includes a slot-loaded, 5-disc DVD/SACD/Video CD/Audio CD changer/receiver, floor-standing front and surround speakers, a matching center channel, and a twin-drive subwoofer. The surround speakers are wireless, so you can enjoy rich, enveloping surround sound without running speaker cable all around your room. Using a small transmitter, Sony's DIAT technology sends uncompressed digital audio signals to your surround speakers through the air. The supplied remote control can control this unit, plus multiple brands of TVs and cable boxes.

    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."

    Note: You cannot use 3-inch (8 cm) discs in this unit.

    S-Master Digital Amplifier: This unit is powered by the S-Master Full Digital Amplifier. It is designed to be highly efficient, producing minimal heat, while taking up 1/4 of the space of conventional amplifiers.

    Super Audio CD: The DAV-FR10W is equipped with a DSD (Direct Stream Digital) decoder to enable SACD playback. DSD encodes music at 2,822,400 samples per second, allowing you to hear sound with incredible detail and clarity. Many Super Audio CDs have multi-channel and 2-channel SACD playback layers as well as a conventional CD playback layer. In the Stop mode, you can select which layer of the disc you wish to play.

    Progressive Scan Output: This unit may be set to output a progressive scan or interlaced video signal from the component video output. 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.

    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 Digital EX
    • Dolby Pro Logic
    • Dolby Pro Logic II (Movie and Music)
    • DTS
    • DTS-ES (Matrix and Discrete 6.1)
    • DTS Neo:6 (Cinema and Music)
    • Cinema Studio EX. A
    • Cinema Studio EX. B
    • Cinema Studio EX. C
    • Hall
    • Jazz Club
    • Live Concert
    • Game
    • Sports
    • Mono Movie
    • Headphone Theater

    Surround Back Decoding: This function lets you select the decoding mode for the surround back signals of the multi-channel input stream. When you select "Auto" and the input stream contains 6.1-channel information, the appropriate decoder is applied to decode the surround back signal (Dolby Digital EX, DTS Matrix, or DTS Discrete decoder). When you select "Matrix", Dolby Digital EX or DTS-ES is applied to decode the surround back signal regardless of the 6.1-channel (or 5.1-channel) information. When "Off" is selected, no surround back decoding is performed.

    Note: The surround back channel output is preamp level only, and requires a self-powered speaker or a separate amplifier and passive speaker.

    Auto Format Direct: The auto decoding function automatically detects the type of audio signal being input (Dolby Digital, DTS, or standard 2-channel stereo), and performs the proper decoding if necessary. This mode presents the sound as it was recorded/encoded, without adding any effects (reverberation). If there are no low frequency signals, such as Dolby Digital LFE, it will generate a low frequency signal for output to the subwoofer.

    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.

    Audio DRC: The Audio DRC (Dynamic Range Compression) feature is useful for watching movies late at night by letting you narrow the dynamic range of the sound track. This feature is also known as Late Night or Midnight Mode, and applies only to Dolby Digital-encoded soundtracks.

    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 of any disc 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 adjusted from 10 to 90 minutes in 10-minute increments.

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

    Tuner: This system has a PLL quartz-locked digital synthesizer 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. You can assign a name of up to 8 characters for each preset. FM tuning is done in 0.1MHz steps and AM tuning is done in 9kHz or 10kHz steps.

    Speakers

    Subwoofer: The DAV-FR10W system is equipped with a Digital Direct Twin-Drive subwoofer, which features two 6-3/8" cone woofers in a bass-reflex enclosure. One woofer fires toward the front, while the other woofer is down-firing. The main unit provides two separate amplifier channels for the subwoofer, each with an output of 115 watts. The subwoofer has twin 16' speaker wires hardwired to the enclosure.

    Front/Surround Speakers: The floor-standing front and surround speakers each use a 1" balanced-dome tweeter and a 2-7/8" midrange driver in a bass-reflex enclosure. Each speaker is integrated into a tall, slender enclosure/stand with the drivers covered by a 28" tall x 3.25" wide, non-removable, dark gray cloth grille. The speakers feature a set of spring clip terminals on the bottom of the 10" diameter base. The dimensions of the speakers are:

    • Enclosure/stand:
      • Width: 3.525"
      • Depth: 2.92"
      • Height: 42.875" (Overall height with base: 43.75")
    • Base:
      • Diameter: 10"
      • Height: 0.875"

    Wireless Surround Sound: Using a small IR transmitter, the main unit sends uncompressed digital audio signals to the IR receiver built into the left surround speaker. The left surround speaker has a built-in 2-channel amplifier (114 watts x 2) that also powers the right surround speaker. The right surround speaker connects to the left surround speaker using the provided speaker wire. The supplied DIR-R2 IR receiver can be used if the IR receiver in the left surround speaker cannot receive the signal sent by the transmitter. To receive power, the left surround speaker must be plugged into a wall outlet.

    Center Channel Speaker: The center channel speaker uses a 1" balanced-dome tweeter and a 2-7/8" midrange driver in a bass-reflex enclosure. The center speaker has an integrated non-adjustable stand, and a set of rear-mounted spring clip terminals for use with the supplied speaker wire. The drivers are covered by a non-removable, dark gray cloth grille.

    Speaker Setup: To obtain the best possible sound, you can set the unit for the size of speakers you have connected and their distance from the listening position. You should also adjust the level and balance of the speakers to the same level using the test tone. You can indicate if you have placed the surround speakers behind or to the side of the listening position. If you do not connect the center or surround speakers, you can configure the unit to adjust the output signals to the connected speakers. After setting the front speaker distance, the default for the other speakers is set accordingly. The available distance settings for the speakers are as follows:

    • Front: 3 to 23 feet in 1 foot increments
    • Center: can be moved up to 5 feet closer than the front speaker distance (in 1 foot increments)
    • Surround: can be moved up to 15 feet closer than the front speaker distance (in 1 foot increments)
    • Surround Back: can be moved up to 15 feet closer than the front speaker distance (in 1 foot increments)

    Video-shielding: The front speakers, surround speakers, 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.

    Remote Control

    Multibrand Remote: The DAV-FR10W comes with a remote (RM-SP350) that is pre-programmed to operate this system and a number of functions on different brands of TVs and cable boxes. The remote has a slide-down panel that reveals more controls.

    Inputs and Outputs Notes

    Speaker Outputs: The changer/receiver uses color-coded 2-pin proprietary jacks for all channels. Speaker wires, terminated with color-coded plugs, are supplied. The speaker plugs can be removed for attachment to other speaker wire if desired. The plugs will fit virtually any commercially available speaker wire from 18 to 22-gauge.

    Surround Back Output: The DAV-FR10W supplies a preamp output for the surround back channel. If you wish to add a surround back speaker to this system, you will need a self-powered speaker or a separate amplifier to power a passive speaker. The surround back channel is active when you input a 6.1-channel signal such as Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES Discrete or DTS-ES Matrix. With the Surround Back decoding mode set at "SB Matrix", you will also hear audio from the Surround Back channel with Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel signals and some 2-channel sources.

    Audio Inputs: This unit features two analog (stereo RCA) audio inputs, labeled "Video" and "SAT", plus an optical digital input labeled "SAT." These inputs allow you to input audio signals from a VCR or satellite receiver. If you connect the satellite receiver via the digital input, you can input the audio signal from the TV through the system if desired.

    Video Monitor Outputs: You can connect your TV to the system via composite, S-Video, or component video cables, depending upon the type of video input on the TV. The component video outputs can be set to progressive scanning for a better picture, if the connected TV is compatible with HDTV or EDTV signals.

    Our Product Research Team

    At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team. They verify what’s in the box, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

    Accessories
    Articles
    ;