Sony DAV-FC9 Home Theater in a Box

2.7/5 (10 Reviews) MSRP : $719.00


Product Description

  • 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
  • 5-channel amplifier (100 watts x 5)
  • Digital Cinema Sound®
  • 20 FM/10 AM tuner presets
  • Illuminated multibrand remote


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by aarmed a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: November 21, 2007

Bottom Line:   
Unlike others, I had Sony DAV-FC9 for about 4 years, and I have to say that subwoofer is the best part of this system, I can't believe that people complaining about the subwoofer... Well I guess they bought it from "ebay" that's why.... Tell you what... the subwoofer shakes my house and lifts my neighbors skirts. It's better than my 2x10" JL subwoofers in my SUV, and it's better than THX in my lincoln. I am using this system almost every day with regular TV and with NETFLIX, and so far had absolutelly NO problems whatsoever .YES I agree, the CD changer is slow, but never jummed any CD's (or something like that)

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $850.00

Purchased At:   BestBuy



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Don a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I've had this unit for over a year with absolutely NO problems. Obviously, its not going to sound as good as an individual component system, but for the money, it sounds great and the sub woofer is more than adequate. My friend also bought one of these and he has had no problems either.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   costco



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by audiojunkie23 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 29, 2006

Bottom Line:   
Junk!...Junk!...Junk!..Stay away. I truly feel sorry for those who paid more, especially full retail. This was the first and last time i tried to purchase a simple little system. I figured it would work fine for my small apartment for movies atleast. Well, when it comes to sound, it is quite flat. Poor base response, very muddy. In surround mode it lacked any kind of impact to put you in the moment. The disc changing mechanism is awful, so many motions? I don't understand what they are for, when changing a disc, is seems as if there are 10-12 movements, with a very weak motor. But then again all of these comments are a moot point due to the durability of this product, or rather lack there of. It stopped reading DVD's within 30days. It lasted one month of light use!!!Garbage...Luckily i didn't suffer the problem of it eating my discs, like others have experienced. When i purchased i figured it would be a cheap simple system i could use until i buy a house in 5months and can fully appreciate my other equipment. I ended up hooking up my Marantz SR_19 to the speakers and sub. The bass response out of the sub improved dramaticly, speakers were still weak...Regretfully, i forgot to check reviews on it here beforehand, i figured all the Theatre's in a box were the same, efficiency oriented quality, obviously naive.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2005

Price Paid:    $279.00

Purchased At:   ebay, new



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by ADRedling a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2005

Bottom Line:   
I'm a long-time audiophile from the early 70's, also an electronic tech by profession specializing in computers. The SONY DAV-FC9 is the biggest disappointment (piece of trash) in audio I've ever purchased. I, too, have constant problems with the disk loading/ejecting. I've discovered that if you unplug from electricity for several hours the disk loading problem will clear up ..... only to reoccur again without warning and when you least expect it. Powered subwoofer is subpar, and the column speakers are tinny at best. Coupled with a Sony VCR which died after 6 months, I'll *NEVER* buy ANY Sony product again in my life! So much for Sony "quality", huh? If you bought this item and still have the original boxes, TAKE/SEND IT BACK!

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $699.00

Purchased At:   Crutchfield's



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mark4583 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 26, 2004

Bottom Line:   
Ive used this for over a year now and unlike the other posts I have had no trouble at all. Been a very reliable system for me.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   From Sony




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