Inputs and Outputs Notes
The Sony DAV-X1 is an integrated system that includes a single-disc
DVD/SACD/Video CD/Audio CD player/receiver, two front surround speakers and a passive subwoofer.
The supplied remote controls the system, plus multiple brands of televisions and
Amplifier: This unit is powered by the S-Master Full Digital Amplifier. The
amplifier processes audio signals from HDTV broadcasts, DVD, SACD, or other
digital sources, and amplifies them entirely in the digital domain. This design
is highly efficient, producing minimal heat, while taking up 1/4
of the space of conventional amplifiers. The amplifier has the following power
S-FORCE Pro 2.1
Surround Technology: The DAV-X1 system produces a 3D surround sound field by
using advanced signal processing and sound wave phasing. This is accomplished
with only two speakers and a passive subwoofer. The system includes a setup disc to play through the speakers to test the surround effect.
Super Audio CD:
The DAV-X1 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.
HDMI Output: The
receiver/amplifier is equipped with an HDMI (High Definition Multimedia
Interface) output. You can select from the following HDMI resolutions: Auto
(automatically outputs the best resolution acceptable by the TV), 720 x 480i,
720 x 480p, 1280 x 720p, or 1920 x 1080i. With an HDMI/DVI adapter, you can connect this unit to a
TV with an HDCP-compatible DVI input. Note: DVI cables do not accept
audio signals, and there is no analog audio output on the receiver/amplifier.
This receiver incorporates the following surround modes to bring you maximum
enjoyment from your audio and video software:
- Dolby Digital
- Dolby Pro Logic II
- S-FORCE PRO FRONT SURROUND
- Focus Surround
- Wide Surround
2-Channel Stereo: In addition
to the surround modes, you can select the 2-Channel Stereo mode.
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 200 albums
and each album can have a maximum of 300 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 with or without audio. Additionally, you can rotate any selected
image 90 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise. Each disc can have a maximum of
200 albums and each album can have a maximum of 300 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.
Multi-Disc Resume Play: For DVD
Video and Video CD only, the DAV-X1 system can store the point where you stopped
the disc for up to 40 discs, and resume playback the next time you insert the
disc. If you store the resume playback point for a 41st disc, the resume point
is deleted for the first disc. The Multi-Disc Resume feature can be turned
on/off in the menu.
PBC (Playback Control) Playback:
PBC playback (Ver.2.0) allows you to play Video CDs and Super Video CDs interactively by following the menu on
the TV screen. You cannot use Program Play, Shuffle Play, or Repeat Play with
Video CDs and Super VCDs with PBC playback.
Night Mode/Audio DRC: The Night
Mode lets you enjoy sound effects or dialogue as you would in a movie theater,
even at low volume. 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. You can select DRC
Standard, DRC Max, or DRC Off. Audio DRC applies only to Dolby Digital-encoded
A/V Sync: When the sound does
not match the pictures on the screen, you can adjust the delay between the
picture and sound.
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 40 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: Using the
remote control, you can set the
display to one of two brightness levels.
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 10 characters for each preset. FM tuning is done in
0.1MHz steps and AM tuning is done in 9kHz or 10kHz steps.
Speaker System: The system's
speakers are driven by multiple discreet channels to create a surround effect
with only 2 speakers and a subwoofer. Each satellite speaker and the subwoofer
have unique dual drivers. Driven by the 2.1-channel S-FORCE PRO surround
technology, the speaker system reproduces a convincing sense of distance and
space, resulting in a true surround experience without the need for rear
Digital Direct Twin Drive Passive Subwoofer: The
subwoofer features dual 6" drivers in a bass reflex enclosure. One driver fires
toward the front while the other driver fires downward. In the menu, you can
independently adjust the level of the subwoofer between -6dB and +6dB in 1dB
Front "Surround" Speakers: The
front speakers each feature two 2" full range cone drivers. The drivers are set
at different angles to help create the surround effect. The proprietary
terminals have 4 conductors, 2 for each driver. The front speakers are video
shielded, allowing you to place them close to a TV without creating picture
Multibrand Remote: The
comes with a remote (RM-ADP004) 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. Dimensions: Length=8.147",
Inputs and Outputs
Speaker Output: The
changer/receiver has a single 15-pin female DB-15 speaker output which is
designed exclusively for the supplied speaker cable. The cable has a male DB-15
plug on one end and three speaker wires (for each satellite and the subwoofer)
with proprietary 4-pin connectors on the other end.
Outputs: The video signal from the built-in DVD player is output from the
HDMI, composite, S-Video, and component video outputs. The video signal from any
component connected to the unit (such as a camcorder, game console, or VCR) is
output only from the composite video jack or S-Video jacks. The S-Video signals
are on a separate bus from the composite video signals, and are not output
through the composite video jacks.
Digital Inputs/Outputs: The
DAV-X1 is equipped with three coaxial digital inputs and one optical digital
input. When connecting a component to the Video 1/ Sat 1 input, you must select
between the optical and coaxial digital inputs by setting the switch to the