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Personal Audio System
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Portable audio device, etc. (AUDIO IN)
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Listening to music
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Portable audio device, etc. (AUDIO IN)
Surround effect
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Phone calls
Phone calls
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Information
Specifications
Notes on use
Trademarks
Support website
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
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Speaker
Power supply
Sound
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BLUETOOTH
Pairing
One-touch connection (NFC)
Phone calls
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Additional information
Reset
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Personal Audio System
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How to Use
Getting Started
Overview
What you can do with the speaker
Parts and controls
Parts and controls
Included items
Checking the included items
Power source
Connecting to an AC outlet
Turning the power on
Turning the power off
Using the BLUETOOTH standby function
Charging USB devices, such as smartphones
Auto power off function
Making connections
BLUETOOTH
How to make wireless connection with BLUETOOTH devices
Pairing and connecting with a BLUETOOTH device
Connecting with a paired BLUETOOTH device
Connecting with a smartphone by one touch (NFC)
Disconnecting the smartphone by one touch (NFC)
Switching devices by one touch (NFC)
Portable audio device, etc. (AUDIO IN)
Connecting to a portable audio device, etc.
Listening to music
BLUETOOTH device
Listening to music of a device via BLUETOOTH connection
Selecting BLUETOOTH audio streaming playback quality
Terminating the BLUETOOTH connection (After use)
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Portable audio device, etc. (AUDIO IN)
Listening to music of a portable audio device, etc.
Surround effect
Enjoying the surround effects
Phone calls
Phone calls
Receiving a call
Making a call
Terminating the BLUETOOTH connection (After use)
Button functions for a phone call
Making a call while playing back music (Multi point connection)
Information
Specifications
Specifications
About the indicators
Notes on use
Precautions
Notes on charging
Disposing of the speaker
What is BLUETOOTH wireless technology?
Trademarks
Trademarks
Support website
Customer support websites
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Personal Audio System
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
What can I do to solve a problem?
Speaker
Power supply
Unable to turn on the speaker or charge the built-in battery
Sound
No sound/Sound from only one speaker/Low sound level
Distorted sound/Humming or noise in the speaker output
BLUETOOTH
Pairing
Unable to pair the speaker with a BLUETOOTH device
One-touch connection (NFC)
Unable to connect the speaker to a BLUETOOTH device with One-touch connection (NFC)
Phone calls
No voice/Low voice from callers
Additional information
Reset
Using the RESET button
Initializing the speaker
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Notes on use
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Overview
What you can do with the speaker
Introduction to the main features
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Parts and controls
Parts and controls
Names of buttons, connections and indicators on the speaker.
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Included items
Checking the included items
Check that all items are packed with the speaker before use.
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Power source
Connecting to an AC outlet
You can charge the speaker from an AC outlet via the AC adaptor (supplied).
Turning the power on
You can turn on the speaker.
Turning the power off
You can turn off the speaker.
Using the BLUETOOTH standby function
The speaker turns on automatically by operating a BLUETOOTH device, and starts the BLUETOOTH connection.
Charging USB devices, such as smartphones
You can charge a USB device, such as smartphone, by connecting it to the speaker with a USB cable.
Auto power off function
If no operation is performed and no sound is input for about 15 minutes, the speaker turns off automatically.
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BLUETOOTH
How to make wireless connection with BLUETOOTH devices
The overview of pairing and BLUETOOTH connection with BLUETOOTH device
Pairing and connecting with a BLUETOOTH device
You can register (pair) a BLUETOOTH device and the speaker with each other, and make a BLUETOOTH connection.
Connecting with a paired BLUETOOTH device
You can connect the speaker with a BLUETOOTH device that is already paired.
Connecting with a smartphone by one touch (NFC)
By touching the speaker with an NFC-compatible smartphone, the speaker turns on automatically, then proceeds to pairing
and making BLUETOOTH connection.
Disconnecting the smartphone by one touch (NFC)
You can disconnect the speaker from the connected smartphone by touching the speaker with it.
Switching devices by one touch (NFC)
You can switch devices by touching a new device once on the speaker.
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Portable audio device, etc. (AUDIO IN)
Connecting to a portable audio device, etc.
You can connect a portable audio device, etc., using an audio cable (not supplied).
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BLUETOOTH device
Listening to music of a device via BLUETOOTH connection
You can enjoy listening to music of your BLUETOOTH device wirelessly via BLUETOOTH connection.
Selecting BLUETOOTH audio streaming playback quality
You can select the BLUETOOTH audio streaming playback quality of the speaker.
Terminating the BLUETOOTH connection (After use)
After use, terminate the BLUETOOTH connection between the speaker and a BLUETOOTH device.
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Portable audio device, etc. (AUDIO IN)
Listening to music of a portable audio device, etc.
You can enjoy music of a portable audio device, etc., connected to the AUDIO IN jack.
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Surround effect
Enjoying the surround effects
You can enjoy music with surround effects.
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Phone calls
Receiving a call
You can receive an incoming call to a BLUETOOTH mobile phone using the speaker by the hands-free function.
Making a call
You can make a call with a BLUETOOTH mobile phone using the speaker by the hands-free function.
Terminating the BLUETOOTH connection (After use)
After use, terminate the BLUETOOTH connection between the speaker and a BLUETOOTH device.
Button functions for a phone call
You can operate your BLUETOOTH mobile phone by the speaker via BLUETOOTH connection.
Making a call while playing back music (Multi point connection)
While listening to music from a BLUETOOTH music player, you can receive an incoming call to another BLUETOOTH mobile
phone.
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Specifications
Specifications
The specifications of the speaker
About the indicators
The indicators show the status of the speaker.
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Notes on use
Precautions
Precautions on safety and use, etc.
Notes on charging
Notes about the built-in battery of the speaker
Disposing of the speaker
Before disposing of the speaker, remove the built-in battery pack.
What is BLUETOOTH wireless technology?
BLUETOOTH wireless technology is a short-range wireless technology that enables wireless data communication between
digital devices, such as a computer and digital camera.
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Trademarks
Trademarks
List of trademarks/registered trademarks
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Support website
Customer support websites
URLs of the customer support websites
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Troubleshooting
What can I do to solve a problem?
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Power supply
Unable to turn on the speaker or charge the built-in battery
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Sound
No sound/Sound from only one speaker/Low sound level
Distorted sound/Humming or noise in the speaker output
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Pairing
Unable to pair the speaker with a BLUETOOTH device
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One-touch connection (NFC)
Unable to connect the speaker to a BLUETOOTH device with One-touch connection (NFC)
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Phone calls
No voice/Low voice from callers
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Reset
Using the RESET button
Initializing the speaker
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What you can do with the speaker
One-touch connection (NFC)
BLUETOOTH Ver. 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
Compatible BLUETOOTH profile*: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
By connecting the speaker with a smartphone via BLUETOOTH, you can talk hands-free using the built-in microphone
and speaker.
"Noise suppression" and "Echo cancellation" enable phone calls with high-quality sound.
Noise suppression: Noise picked up by the speaker is suppressed, so the caller will hear your voice with less noise.
Echo cancellation: By reducing sound from the speaker picked up by the speaker microphone, echoes generated by
the caller’s phone will be suppressed.
You can enjoy up to about 8 hours of continuous wireless music playback with the built-in lithium ion rechargeable
battery.
BLUETOOTH standby function
External input jack: AUDIO IN
Charging the speaker by connecting the AC adaptor supplied
*BLUETOOTH
standard profiles indicate the purpose of BLUETOOTH communication between devices.
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Parts and controls
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
CHARGE indicator
VOL (volume) -/+ buttons
(power) button/indicator
SOUND button/indicator
(BLUETOOTH)
PAIRING button/indicator
AUDIO IN button/indicator
(call) button
Microphone
N-mark
DC OUT ONLY port (USB)
RESET button
AUDIO IN jack
DC IN 12.5 V jack
Related Topic
About the indicators
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Checking the included items
After opening the package, check that all items in the list below are included in the package.
If any items are missing, contact your dealer.
Numbers in ( ) indicate the item amount.
Personal audio system (SRS-X5) (1)
AC adaptor (AC-S125V25A) (1)
Quick Start Guide
Provides you with instructions on how to connect the speaker with BLUETOOTH devices and basic operations.
Reference Guide
Provides you with precautions and product specifications.
Warranty card (depending on your region/country)
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Connecting to an AC outlet
The speaker can operate by AC adaptor (supplied) or built-in battery (rechargeable).
Charge the battery before using the speaker for the first time.
You can operate the speaker by battery instead of the AC adaptor by charging the speaker before use.
1. Connect the AC adaptor (supplied) to the DC IN 12.5 V jack.
2. Plug the AC adaptor (supplied) to an AC outlet.
When the speaker is connected to an AC outlet via the AC adaptor, charging starts and the CHARGE indicator
lights up in orange. Charging is completed in about 4 hours* and the indicator goes off.
*Time
that is required to charge the empty battery to its full capacity.
Battery life (when using the BLUETOOTH connection)
About 8 hours.
Time stated above may vary, depending on ambient temperature or conditions of use.
When the battery is running low
When the CHARGE indicator flashes slowly in orange, the battery is running low and needs to be charged. In this
state, the speaker cannot supply power to other devices.
If the CHARGE indicator flashes 3 times in orange and goes off when you turn on the speaker, the battery is empty
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and needs to be charged.
Note
When you switch the power source between AC adaptor and battery by connecting/disconnecting the AC adaptor, the
speaker may stop sound output for a short while. This is not a malfunction.
The maximum power output will be lower when the AC adaptor is disconnected.
In an extremely cold or hot environment, charging may complete too quickly or not be possible, or the speaker may
stop its operations after the CHARGE indicator flashes in orange 3 times. These are not malfunctions.
Even if you do not intend to use the speaker for a long time, charge the battery to its full capacity once every 6
months to maintain its performance.
Related Topic
Turning the power on
Charging USB devices, such as smartphones
Notes on charging
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Turning the power on
1. Press the
(power) button.
The
(power) indicator lights up in green.
Note
If the CHARGE indicator flashes 3 times in orange and goes off when you turn on the speaker, the battery is empty
and needs to be charged.
When the CHARGE indicator flashes slowly in orange, the battery is running low and needs to be charged. In this
state, the speaker cannot supply power to other devices.
Related Topic
Connecting to an AC outlet
Turning the power off
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Turning the power off
1. Press the
(power) button.
The
(power) indicator turns off.
Hint
If you turn off the speaker while the BLUETOOTH standby function is on, the
orange and the speaker enters the BLUETOOTH standby mode.
Related Topic
Using the BLUETOOTH standby function
Auto power off function
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Using the BLUETOOTH standby function
When the BLUETOOTH standby function is turned on, the speaker turns on automatically by operating a BLUETOOTH
device, and starts the BLUETOOTH connection.
1. Connect the speaker to the AC outlet.
2. Turn on the speaker.
The
(power) indicator lights up in green.
3. Press and hold the
(power) button over 4 seconds until the
(power) indicator lights up in orange.
The speaker turns off and enters the BLUETOOTH standby mode.
If you connect to the speaker from a BLUETOOTH device, the speaker turns on automatically and starts the
BLUETOOTH connection.
To turn off the BLUETOOTH standby function
Perform step 1 to 2 above again and press and hold the
(power) button over 4 seconds until the
indicator goes off. The BLUETOOTH standby function is turned off and the speaker will turn off.
(power)
Note
The BLUETOOTH standby function can be set only when the speaker is connected to an AC outlet via the AC
adaptor. When the speaker is being powered by the built-in battery only, the BLUETOOTH standby function is not
available.
If pairing information is not stored in the speaker, such is the case when the speaker is shipped from the factory, the
speaker will not enter the BLUETOOTH standby mode.
Related Topic
Connecting to an AC outlet
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Turning the power on
How to make wireless connection with BLUETOOTH devices
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Charging USB devices, such as smartphones
You can charge a USB device, such as smartphone, by connecting it to the speaker with a USB cable. When the speaker
is being powered by the built-in battery only, you can also charge your smartphone from the built-in battery of the
speaker.
1. Connect a USB device, such as smartphone to DC OUT ONLY port (USB) using a USB cable (not supplied).
When you connect the speaker to an AC outlet via the AC adaptor (supplied), the connected USB device starts to
be charged automatically.
If the speaker is being powered by the built-in battery only, proceed to step 2.
2. Turn on the speaker.
The
(power) indicator lights up in green and a USB device starts to be charged automatically.
Note
If the speaker is being powered by the built-in battery only, charging of the connected USB device will stop when the
speaker turns off.
When the CHARGE indicator flashes slowly in orange, the battery is running low and needs to be charged. In this
state, the speaker cannot supply the power to other devices.
Data communication is not available with a USB cable.
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Related Topic
Connecting to an AC outlet
Turning the power on
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Auto power off function
If the speaker is left in any of the following conditions for about 15 minutes, it turns off automatically.
When the speaker is in the BLUETOOTH mode
No operation on the speaker.
No BLUETOOTH connection has been established between the speaker and a smartphone or a mobile phone via
HFP/HSP.
No music (sound) is played, when the speaker is connected to a BLUETOOTH device.
When the speaker is in the AUDIO IN mode
No operation on the speaker.
No music (sound) is played on an audio device connected to the AUDIO IN jack.
Note
The speaker turns off automatically if it is left in any of the conditions above for about 15 minutes, even if the speaker
is charging a USB device that is connected to the DC OUT ONLY port (USB). If the speaker is being powered by the
built-in battery only, charging will stop when the speaker turns off.
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How to make wireless connection with BLUETOOTH devices
You can enjoy music and hands-free calling with the speaker wirelessly by using your device’s BLUETOOTH function.
Before operating the speaker, be sure to do the following:
Place the BLUETOOTH device within 1 m (3 ft) of the speaker.
Connect the speaker to the AC outlet or charge the battery sufficiently.
Prepare the operating instructions supplied with the BLUETOOTH device for reference.
Pairing the speaker with a BLUETOOTH device
Pairing is the process required to mutually register the information on BLUETOOTH devices to be connected wirelessly.
It is necessary to pair a device with the speaker to be able to make BLUETOOTH connection for the first time.
Select your situation from the following 2 connecting patterns.
Pairing and connecting with a BLUETOOTH device
Connecting with a smartphone by one touch (NFC)
Connecting the speaker with the paired device
Once BLUETOOTH devices are paired, there is no need to pair them again. To connect a device already paired, refer to
the following topic.
Connecting with a paired BLUETOOTH device
Connecting the speaker with a smartphone by one touch (NFC)
By touching the speaker with a smartphone, the speaker is turned on automatically and then proceeds to pairing and
making BLUETOOTH connection. For details, refer to the following topic.
Connecting with a smartphone by one touch (NFC)
Disconnecting the smartphone by one touch (NFC)
Switching devices by one touch (NFC)
Compatible smartphones
NFC-compatible smartphones with Android 2.3.3 or later installed
NFC
NFC (Near Field Communication) is a technology enabling short-range wireless communication between various
devices, such as smartphones and IC tags.
Thanks to the NFC function, data communication - for example, BLUETOOTH pairing - can be achieved easily by simply
touching NFC-compatible devices together (i.e., at the N-Mark symbol or location designated on each device).
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Note
Once BLUETOOTH devices are paired, there is no need to pair them again, except in the following cases:
Pairing information has been deleted after repair, etc.
The speaker is already paired with 8 devices and another device is to be paired.
The speaker can be paired with up to 8 devices. If a new device is paired after 8 devices are already paired, the paired
device with the oldest connection time is replaced by the new one.
When the pairing information with the speaker has been deleted from the BLUETOOTH device.
When the speaker is initialized, all pairing information is deleted.
The speaker can be paired with multiple devices, but can only play music from one paired device at a time.
Related Topic
Pairing and connecting with a BLUETOOTH device
Connecting with a paired BLUETOOTH device
Connecting with a smartphone by one touch (NFC)
Disconnecting the smartphone by one touch (NFC)
Switching devices by one touch (NFC)
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Pairing and connecting with a BLUETOOTH device
The speaker can be paired with up to 8 BLUETOOTH devices.
When pairing with 2 or more BLUETOOTH devices, perform the following pairing procedure for each device.
Before operating the speaker, be sure to do the following:
Place the BLUETOOTH device within 1 m (3 ft) of the speaker.
Connect the speaker to the AC outlet or charge the battery sufficiently.
Prepare the operating instructions supplied with the BLUETOOTH device for reference.
1. Turn on the speaker.
The
(power) indicator lights up in green.
2. Tap the
(BLUETOOTH)
PAIRING button.
The
(BLUETOOTH) indicator begins to flash in white.
From the factory, pairing information is not stored in the speaker. In this case, if you only tap the
(BLUETOOTH)
PAIRING button, the
(BLUETOOTH) indicator will begin to flash quickly in white and the
speaker enters pairing mode automatically.
When you tap the
(BLUETOOTH)
PAIRING button, the speaker tries to make BLUETOOTH connection
with the last connected BLUETOOTH device. If the device is nearby, the BLUETOOTH connection is established
automatically and the
(BLUETOOTH) indicator stays lit. When you want to connect another BLUETOOTH
device, terminate the current BLUETOOTH connection by operating the currently connected BLUETOOTH
device.
3. Tap and hold the
(BLUETOOTH)
begins to flash quickly in white.
The speaker enters pairing mode.
PAIRING button until beeps are heard and the
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(BLUETOOTH) indicator
4. Perform the pairing procedure on the BLUETOOTH device to detect the speaker.
When a list of detected devices appears on the display of the BLUETOOTH device, select "SONY:SRS-X5."
If passkey* is required on the display of a BLUETOOTH device, enter "0000."
*A
passkey may be called “Passcode”, “PIN code”, “PIN number”, or “Password.”
5. Make the BLUETOOTH connection from the BLUETOOTH device.
When the BLUETOOTH connection is established, the
(BLUETOOTH) indicator stays lit.
If the BLUETOOTH connection is not established, repeat from step 3.
Hint
For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the BLUETOOTH device.
Note
Pairing mode of the speaker is released after about 5 minutes and the
(BLUETOOTH) indicator flashes slowly.
However, when pairing information is not stored in the speaker, such as from the factory, pairing mode is not
released. If pairing mode is released before finishing the process, repeat from step 3.
When pairing with a BLUETOOTH device that cannot display a list of detected devices or that has no display, you
may pair the device by setting both the speaker and the BLUETOOTH device to pairing mode. At this time, if passkey
is set besides "0000" on the BLUETOOTH device, pairing cannot be done with the speaker.
Once BLUETOOTH devices are paired, there is no need to pair them again, except in the following cases:
Pairing information has been deleted after repair, etc.
The speaker is already paired with 8 devices and another device is to be paired.
The speaker can be paired with up to 8 devices. If a new device is paired after 8 devices are already paired, the paired
device with the oldest connection time is replaced by the new one.
When the pairing information with the speaker has been deleted from the BLUETOOTH device.
When the speaker is initialized, all the pairing information is deleted.
The speaker can be paired with multiple devices, but can only play music from one paired device at a time.
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Related Topic
Connecting with a paired BLUETOOTH device
Listening to music of a device via BLUETOOTH connection
Terminating the BLUETOOTH connection (After use)
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Connecting with a paired BLUETOOTH device
1. Turn on the speaker.
The
(power) indicator lights up in green.
2. Tap the
(BLUETOOTH)
PAIRING button.
The
(BLUETOOTH) indicator begins to flash in white.
When you tap the
(BLUETOOTH)
PAIRING button, the speaker tries to make BLUETOOTH connection with
the last connected BLUETOOTH device. If the device is nearby, the BLUETOOTH connection is established
automatically and the
(BLUETOOTH) indicator stays lit. When you want to connect another BLUETOOTH
device, terminate the current BLUETOOTH connection by operating the currently connected BLUETOOTH device.
3. Make the BLUETOOTH connection from the BLUETOOTH device.
When the BLUETOOTH connection is established, the
(BLUETOOTH) indicator stays lit.
Hint
If the speaker is in the BLUETOOTH mode when you turn it on, the speaker tries to make BLUETOOTH connection
with the last connected BLUETOOTH device. If the device’s BLUETOOTH function is on, the BLUETOOTH
connection is started automatically.
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When the speaker enters the BLUETOOTH mode by tapping the
(BLUETOOTH)
PAIRING button, the speaker
tries to make BLUETOOTH connection with the last connected BLUETOOTH device. If the device’s BLUETOOTH
function is on, the BLUETOOTH connection is started automatically.
When the BLUETOOTH standby function is turned on, the speaker turns on automatically by operating a
BLUETOOTH device, and starts the BLUETOOTH connection.
Note
If the speaker tries to make connection with the last connected BLUETOOTH device, connection may fail in some
cases. In this case, terminate the BLUETOOTH connection by operating the connected BLUETOOTH device.
Related Topic
Using the BLUETOOTH standby function
Pairing and connecting with a BLUETOOTH device
Listening to music of a device via BLUETOOTH connection
Terminating the BLUETOOTH connection (After use)
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Connecting with a smartphone by one touch (NFC)
By touching the speaker with an NFC-compatible smartphone, the speaker turns on automatically, then proceeds to
pairing and BLUETOOTH connection.
Compatible smartphones
NFC-compatible smartphones with Android 2.3.3 or later installed
NFC
NFC (Near Field Communication) is a technology enabling short-range wireless communication between various
devices, such as smartphones and IC tags.
Thanks to the NFC function, data communication - for example, BLUETOOTH pairing - can be achieved easily by simply
touching NFC-compatible devices together (i.e., at the N-Mark symbol or location designated on each device).
1. Set the NFC function of the smartphone to on.
For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the smartphone.
If your smartphone OS is Android 2.3.3 or later, and less than Android 4.1:
proceed to step 2.
If your smartphone OS is Android 4.1 or later: proceed to step 4.
2. Download and install the app “NFC Easy Connect” on the smartphone.
“NFC Easy Connect” is a free Android app you can download from Google Play.
Download the app by searching for “NFC Easy Connect” or access it by using the following two-dimensional
code.
Fees may be charged for downloading the app.
Access the following Web site:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sony.easyconnect
By the two-dimensional code:
Use a two-dimensional code reader app.
The app may not be downloadable in some countries/regions.
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3. Start “NFC Easy Connect” on the smartphone.
Make sure that the app screen is displayed.
4. Touch the speaker with the smartphone.
Unlock the screen of the smartphone beforehand.
Keep touching the smartphone on the N-Mark of the speaker until the smartphone responds.
If the speaker is off, the
(BLUETOOTH) indicator begins to flash when the smartphone touches it. When the
BLUETOOTH connection is established, the speaker turns on automatically.
Follow the on-screen instructions to establish the connection.
When the BLUETOOTH connection is established,
(BLUETOOTH) indicator stays lit.
To disconnect, touch the speaker with the smartphone again.
Hint
If you cannot connect the speaker, try the following.
Start the app on the smartphone, and move the smartphone slowly over the N-Mark of the speaker.
If the smartphone is in a case, remove the case.
Make sure that the app screen is displayed on the smartphone.
If you touch a smartphone on the speaker, the smartphone terminates BLUETOOTH connection with any current
device (NFC-compatible headset, etc.), and connects with the speaker (One-touch connection switching).
Related Topic
Disconnecting the smartphone by one touch (NFC)
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Switching devices by one touch (NFC)
Listening to music of a device via BLUETOOTH connection
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Disconnecting the smartphone by one touch (NFC)
You can disconnect the speaker from the connected smartphone by touching the speaker with it.
1. Touch the speaker with the smartphone.
Touch the smartphone on the N-Mark of the speaker.
Hint
After the speaker is disconnected from the smartphone by one touch, if no operation is performed and no sound is
input for about 15 minutes, the speaker turns off automatically by the auto power off function.
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Switching devices by one touch (NFC)
When the speaker is connected with a BLUETOOTH device, if you touch a smartphone on the N-Mark of the speaker,
the speaker disconnects from the BLUETOOTH device, then connects with the smartphone. However, if you are
talking on a BLUETOOTH mobile phone connected to the speaker, you cannot switch the BLUETOOTH connection by
one touch.
When the speaker is connected with a smartphone, if you touch the smartphone on another NFC-compatible
BLUETOOTH headset or BLUETOOTH speaker, the smartphone disconnects from the speaker, and connects with the
BLUETOOTH device it touched.
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Connecting to a portable audio device, etc.
Be sure to turn off the power of the device before making any connections.
1. Connect the device to the AUDIO IN jack using an audio cable (not supplied).
Related Topic
Listening to music of a portable audio device, etc.
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Listening to music of a device via BLUETOOTH connection
You can enjoy listening to music of a BLUETOOTH device and operate it via a BLUETOOTH connection if it supports the
following BLUETOOTH profiles.
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
Enables you to enjoy high-quality audio contents wirelessly.
AVRCP (Audio Video Remote Control Profile)
Enables you to adjust the volume of a BLUETOOTH device.
Operations may vary depending on the BLUETOOTH device. Refer also to the operating instructions supplied with your
BLUETOOTH device.
1. Connect the speaker with the BLUETOOTH device.
The
(BLUETOOTH) indicator lights up in white when the BLUETOOTH connection is established.
2. Start playback on the BLUETOOTH device, and adjust the volume.
Adjust the volume of the BLUETOOTH device to a moderate level.
3. Tap the VOL (volume) –/+ buttons to adjust the volume.
When you tap the VOL (volume) –/+ buttons, the
(power) indicator flashes once in green.
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Hint
Depending on the BLUETOOTH device, it may be necessary to adjust the volume or set the audio output setting on
the connected device.
Note
If the communication condition is poor, the BLUETOOTH device may react incorrectly to operations on the speaker.
Related Topic
Using the BLUETOOTH standby function
How to make wireless connection with BLUETOOTH devices
Selecting BLUETOOTH audio streaming playback quality
Terminating the BLUETOOTH connection (After use)
Enjoying the surround effects
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Selecting BLUETOOTH audio streaming playback quality
"Priority on stable connection" and "Priority on sound quality" modes are available as options for selecting the playback
quality of BLUETOOTH audio streaming. "Priority on stable connection" is the default setting.
Supported Codecs
Priority on stable connection: SBC (Default setting)
Priority on sound quality: AAC or aptX , SBC
1. Set the speaker to BLUETOOTH standby mode.
The
(power) indicator lights up in orange.
2. While holding the VOL (volume) + button, press the
(power) button until the
(BLUETOOTH) indicator
flashes white.
When the setting is changed to "Priority on sound quality" mode, the
(BLUETOOTH) indicator flashes 3 times in
white.
When the setting is changed to "Priority on stable connection" mode, the
(BLUETOOTH) indicator flashes 2
times in white.
Note
Communication may become unstable in the "Priority on sound quality" mode, depending on the setting of your
BLUETOOTH device and the ambient conditions. In this case, reset the speaker to the “Priority on stable connection”
mode by performing steps 1 and 2 above.
Related Topic
Using the BLUETOOTH standby function
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Terminating the BLUETOOTH connection (After use)
When you finish playing music with the BLUETOOTH device, perform any of the following operations to terminate the
BLUETOOTH connection.
Turn off the BLUETOOTH function on the BLUETOOTH device. For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied
with the device.
Turn off the BLUETOOTH device.
Turn off the speaker.
Touch the smartphone on the speaker again (if your smartphone has the NFC function).
Switch the function of the speaker to AUDIO IN mode by tapping the AUDIO IN button.
Hint
If no operation is performed and no music (sound) is input by a BLUETOOTH device for about 15 minutes, the
speaker turns off automatically by the auto power off function, then the BLUETOOTH connection terminates.
When you finish playing music, the BLUETOOTH connection may terminate automatically, depending on the
BLUETOOTH device.
Related Topic
Turning the power off
Auto power off function
Disconnecting the smartphone by one touch (NFC)
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Listening to music of a portable audio device, etc.
You can use the speaker as an ordinary wired speaker system by connecting a portable audio device, etc., using an
audio cable (not supplied).
1. Connect the speaker to the device using an audio cable.
2. Turn on the speaker.
The
(power) indicator lights up in green.
3. Tap the AUDIO IN button.
The AUDIO IN indicator lights up in white and the AUDIO IN function turns on.
4. Turn on the connected device.
5. Start playback on the connected device, and adjust the volume.
Adjust the volume of the connected device to a moderate level.
6. Tap the VOL (volume) –/+ buttons to adjust the volume.
When you tap the VOL (volume) –/+ buttons, the
(power) indicator flashes once in green.
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While the AUDIO IN function is turned on, the hands-free function is not available.
Related Topic
Connecting to a portable audio device, etc.
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Enjoying the surround effects
You can select the surround effects with the SOUND button.
1. Tap the SOUND button to select the surround effect.
The SOUND indicator shows the current surround effect setting. Each time you tap the SOUND button, the selected
effect switches.
Indications of the SOUND indicator
Off
You can enjoy Clear Audio+ mode (Sony-recommended sound quality). This mode is set as the default setting.
Lights up (white)
You can enjoy the surround effect (High).
Hint
The current sound setting is retained when the speaker is turned off.
Note
Depending on the music, the surround effects may not be so noticeable.
Related Topic
Listening to music of a device via BLUETOOTH connection
Listening to music of a portable audio device, etc.
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Receiving a call
You can enjoy a hands-free call with a BLUETOOTH mobile phone that supports the BLUETOOTH profile HFP (Handsfree Profile) or HSP (Headset Profile), via a BLUETOOTH connection.
If your BLUETOOTH mobile phone supports both HFP and HSP, set it to HFP.
Operations may vary depending on the BLUETOOTH mobile phone. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with
your mobile phone.
About ring tone
When an incoming call arrives, a ring tone will be heard via the speaker.
The ring tone varies in the following ways, depending on your BLUETOOTH mobile phone.
Ring tone set on the speaker
Ring tone set on the BLUETOOTH mobile phone
Ring tone set on the BLUETOOTH mobile phone only for a BLUETOOTH connection
1. Connect the speaker with a BLUETOOTH mobile phone.
The
(BLUETOOTH) indicator lights up in white when the BLUETOOTH connection is established.
2. Press the
(call) button when a call is received.
Talk into the microphone of the speaker.
When an incoming call arrives, playback pauses and a ring tone is heard from the speaker.
If no ring tone is heard via the speaker
The speaker may not connect with a BLUETOOTH mobile phone with HFP or HSP. Check the connection status
on the BLUETOOTH mobile phone.
Switch the call device to the speaker by pressing and holding the
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(call) button for about 2 seconds.
3. Tap the VOL (volume) -/+ buttons to adjust the volume.
When you tap the VOL (volume) -/+ buttons, the
(power) indicator flashes once in green.
When you tap the VOL (volume) –/+ buttons at the lowest or highest level, the
(power) indicator flashes three
times in green.
4. To end a call, press the
(call) button.
If you were listening to music when the call arrived, playback will be resumed when the call ends.
Hint
Some BLUETOOTH mobile phones have handset use priority when receiving a call. In the case of the HFP or HSP
connection, talk on the speaker by pressing and holding the
(call) button for about 2 seconds, or by using your
BLUETOOTH mobile phone.
If you adjust the volume on the speaker when not talking, the playback volume is adjusted.
If the caller cannot hear or can barely hear your voice, talk more directly into the microphone of the speaker.
During a call, tap the VOL (volume) -/+ buttons on the speaker to adjust the volume. In the speaker, the volume of
music playback and calling is set independently.
Note
The sound is output from the left speaker only during a call.
Depending on the BLUETOOTH mobile phone, playback may not pause when an incoming call arrives.
Use a BLUETOOTH mobile phone at least 50 cm from the speaker. Noise may result if the speaker and the
BLUETOOTH mobile phone are too close.
Related Topic
How to make wireless connection with BLUETOOTH devices
Terminating the BLUETOOTH connection (After use)
Making a call
Button functions for a phone call
Making a call while playing back music (Multi point connection)
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Making a call
You can enjoy a hands-free call with a BLUETOOTH mobile phone that supports the BLUETOOTH profile HFP (Handsfree Profile) or HSP (Headset Profile), via a BLUETOOTH connection.
If your BLUETOOTH mobile phone supports both HFP and HSP, set it to HFP.
Operations may vary depending on the BLUETOOTH mobile phone. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with
your mobile phone.
1. Connect the speaker with a BLUETOOTH mobile phone.
The
(BLUETOOTH) indicator lights up in white when the BLUETOOTH connection is established.
2. Operate the BLUETOOTH mobile phone to make a call.
When you make a call, playback pauses and the dial tone is heard from the speaker. When the receiver takes the
call, talk into the microphone of the speaker.
If no dial tone is heard via the speaker
The speaker may not connect with a BLUETOOTH mobile phone with HFP or HSP. Check the connection status
on the BLUETOOTH mobile phone.
Switch the call device to the speaker by pressing and holding the
(call) button for about 2 seconds.
3. Tap the VOL (volume) -/+ buttons to adjust the volume.
(power) indicator flashes once in green.
When you tap the VOL (volume) -/+ buttons, the
When you tap the VOL (volume) –/+ buttons at the lowest or highest level, the
(power) indicator flashes 3
times in green.
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4. To end a call, press the
(call) button.
If you were listening to music when you made the call, playback will be resumed when the call ends.
Hint
If you adjust the volume on the speaker when not talking, the playback volume is adjusted.
If the caller cannot hear or can barely hear your voice, talk more directly into the microphone of the speaker.
During a call, tap the VOL (volume) -/+ buttons on the speaker to adjust the volume. In the speaker, the volume of
music playback and calling is set independently.
Note
The sound is output from the left speaker only during a call.
Depending on the BLUETOOTH mobile phone, playback may not pause when making a call.
Use a BLUETOOTH mobile phone at least 50 cm from the speaker. Noise may result if the speaker and the
BLUETOOTH mobile phone are too close.
Related Topic
How to make wireless connection with BLUETOOTH devices
Terminating the BLUETOOTH connection (After use)
Receiving a call
Button functions for a phone call
Making a call while playing back music (Multi point connection)
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Button functions for a phone call
The available functions may vary depending on the profile supported by your BLUETOOTH mobile phone. Even if the
profile is the same, functions may vary depending on the BLUETOOTH mobile phone.
Refer to the manual supplied with your BLUETOOTH mobile phone.
Standby
Press the
(call) button once to start voice-dial (voice-dial compatible mobile phones only).
Press and hold the
(call) button for about 2 seconds to redial the last-dialed phone number.
Outgoing call
Press the
(call) button once to cancel an outgoing call.
Press and hold the
(call) button for about 2 seconds to change the call device between the speaker and mobile
phone.
Incoming call
Press the
(call) button once to answer a call.
Press and hold the
(call) button for about 2 seconds to reject a call.
During call
Press the
(call) button once to finish a call.
Press and hold the
phone.
(call) button for about 2 seconds to change the call device between the speaker and mobile
Note
Depending on the smartphone, tablet device, or applications installed, the redial function may not work correctly.
Related Topic
Receiving a call
Making a call
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Making a call while playing back music (Multi point connection)
Since the speaker is compatible with the multi point connection function, you can receive an incoming call to another
BLUETOOTH mobile phone connected to the speaker, even while listening to music played from a BLUETOOTH music
player connected to the speaker.
When making an outgoing call by the phone, or an incoming call arrives to the phone, playback pauses and the dial tone
or ring tone is heard from the speaker.
The multi point connection function is not available with one-touch connection (NFC).
The connection procedure varies depending on the BLUETOOTH device. Also, a connection may not be possible
depending on the combination of devices. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with your devices for
information on the connection procedure.
1. Connect the speaker with a BLUETOOTH music player with A2DP, and a BLUETOOTH mobile phone with HFP or
HSP.
The
(BLUETOOTH) indicator lights up in white when connection with either device is established.
Hint
To only make a call on a BLUETOOTH mobile phone that has a music playback function, select HFP or HSP on the
mobile phone, not A2DP.
Depending on the BLUETOOTH device, when you connect with HFP or HSP, an A2DP connection is also made. In
this case, you cannot connect the speaker with other music players.
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To reconnect the speaker to the same 2 devices, repeat the connection procedure above.
Related Topic
How to make wireless connection with BLUETOOTH devices
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Specifications
Speaker section
Speaker system
Satellite speaker: Approx. 38 mm (1 1/2 in) dia. × 2
Subwoofer: Approx. 58 mm (2 3/8 in) dia. × 1
Enclosure type
Satellite speaker: Sealed enclosure
Subwoofer: Passive radiator model
Amplifier section
Reference output power
Using AC adaptor: 5 W + 5 W (Satellite speaker, at 1 % harmonic distortion, 1 kHz, 6 Ω) 10 W (Subwoofer, at 1 %
harmonic distortion, 100 Hz, 4 Ω)
Using battery: 1 W + 1 W (Satellite speaker, at 1 % harmonic distortion, 1 kHz, 6 Ω) 6 W (Subwoofer, at 1 % harmonic
distortion, 100 Hz, 4 Ω)
BLUETOOTH
Communication System
BLUETOOTH Specification version 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
Output
BLUETOOTH Specification Power Class 2
Maximum communication range
Line of sight approx. 10 m (30 ft)*1
Frequency band
2.4 GHz band (2.4000 GHz - 2.4835 GHz)
Modulation method
FHSS
Compatible BLUETOOTH Profiles*2
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
AVRCP (Audio Video Remote Control Profile)
HSP (Headset Profile)
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HFP (Hands-free Profile)
Supported Codec*3
SBC*4, AAC*5, aptX
Transmission range (A2DP)
20 Hz - 20,000 Hz (Sampling frequency 44.1 kHz)
*1 The
actual range will vary depending on factors such as obstacles between devices, magnetic fields around a microwave oven,
static electricity, reception sensitivity, antenna’s performance, operating system, software application, etc.
*2 BLUETOOTH
*3 Codec:
standard profiles indicate the purpose of BLUETOOTH communication between devices.
Audio signal compression and conversion format
*4 Subband
Codec
*5 Advanced
Audio Coding
Microphone
Type:
Electret condenser
Directional characteristic:
Omni directional
Effective frequency range:
100 Hz - 7,000 kHz
General
Input
AUDIO IN jack (ø 3.5 mm stereo mini jack)
DC OUT
USB jack Type A (for charging the battery of a connected device) (5 V, Max.1.5 A)
Power
DC 12.5 V (using the supplied AC adaptor connected to AC 100 V - 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz power supply) or, using built-in
lithium-ion battery
Usage life of lithium-ion battery (using the BLUETOOTH connection)
Approx. 8 hours*6
Dimensions (including projecting parts and controls)
Approx. 221 mm × 118 mm × 51 mm (8 3/4 in × 4 3/4 in × 2 1/8 in) (w/h/d)
Mass
Approx. 1,200 g (2 lb 10 oz) including battery
Supplied accessories
AC adaptor (AC-S125V25A) (1)
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Reference Guide
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Warranty card (depending on your region/country)
*6 Time
may vary, depending on the temperature or conditions of use.
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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About the indicators
CHARGE indicator (orange)
Turns off
Charging of the speaker is completed.
Lights up (orange)
The speaker is charging.
Flashes slowly (orange)
The built-in battery is running low and needs to be charged. In this state, the speaker cannot supply power to other
devices.
Flashes three times (orange) and turns off
If the CHARGE indicator flashes three times in orange and goes off when you turn on the speaker, the battery is empty
and needs to be charged.
Note
In an extremely cold or hot environment, charging may complete too quickly or not be possible, or the speaker may
stop its operations after the CHARGE indicator flashes in orange three times. These are not malfunctions.
(power) indicator
Turns off
The speaker is turned off.
Lights up (green)
The speaker is turned on.
Lights up (orange)
The speaker is in BLUETOOTH standby mode.
Flashes once (green)
Each time you tap the VOL (volume) -/+ button, the indicator flashes once.
Flashes three times (green)
The volume is set at the lowest or highest level.
AUDIO IN indicator
Lights up (white)
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The speaker is in the AUDIO IN mode.
(BLUETOOTH)
PAIRING indicator
Lights up (white)
The speaker is connected to a BLUETOOTH device.
Flashes quickly (white)
The speaker is pairing with a BLUETOOTH device.
Flashes (white)
The speaker is searching for a BLUETOOTH device to connect.
SOUND indicator
Turns off
You can enjoy Clear Audio+ mode (Sony-recommended sound quality). This mode is set as the default setting.
Lights up (white)
You can enjoy the surround effect (High).
Related Topic
Parts and controls
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Precautions
Note when using with a mobile phone
For details on operation of your mobile phone when receiving a telephone call while transmitting the sound using the
BLUETOOTH connection, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the mobile phone.
On safety
The nameplate and important information concerning safety are located on the bottom exterior of the speaker and on the
surface of the AC adaptor.
Before operating the speaker, be sure that the operating voltage of the speaker is identical with that of your local
power supply.
Where purchased: all countries/regions
Operating voltage: 100 V – 240 V AC, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Notes on the AC adaptor
When connecting or disconnecting the AC adaptor, turn off the speaker beforehand. Otherwise, it may cause
malfunction.
Use only the supplied AC adaptor. To avoid damaging the speaker, do not use any other AC adaptor.
Polarity of the plug
Plug the AC adaptor into a nearby wall outlet (mains). In the case of a problem, unplug it from the wall outlet (mains)
immediately.
Do not install the AC adaptor in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose the AC adaptor to dripping or splashing, and do not place
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the AC adaptor.
On placement
Do not set the speaker in an inclined position.
Do not leave the speaker in a location near heat sources, or in a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust,
moisture, rain or mechanical shock.
On operation
Do not insert any small objects, etc., into the jacks or ventilation hole on the rear of the speaker. The speaker may
short out or malfunction.
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On cleaning
Do not use alcohol, benzine, or thinner to clean the cabinet.
Others
If you have any questions or problems concerning the speaker that are not covered in this Help Guide, please consult
your nearest Sony dealer.
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Notes on charging
Caution
If the speaker detects a problem while charging the battery, the CHARGE indicator (orange) may turn off, although
charging is not completed.
Check for the following causes:
Ambient temperature exceeds the range of 5 °C – 35 °C (41 °F – 95 °F).
There is a problem with the battery.
Note
Charging time varies depending on battery usage conditions.
Charge the speaker in an ambient temperature of between 5 °C and 35 °C (41 °F and 95 °F).
The speaker becomes warm during charging. This is not a malfunction.
If the speaker is not used for a long time, it may take longer to charge the battery.
Avoid exposure to rapid temperature change, direct sunlight, moisture, sand, dust, or mechanical shock. Also, never
leave the speaker in a car parked in the sun.
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Disposing of the speaker
For environment protection, remove the built-in battery pack from the speaker. Before removing the battery, drain the
battery by removing the AC adaptor and using the speaker only with the battery.
Take out the built-in battery for recycling. Do not open the cabinet other than when
disposing of the speaker.
1. Turn off the speaker and unplug the AC adaptor.
2. Detach the cover from the bottom of speaker to remove the built-in battery pack.
Detach the 4 rubber feet and 2 sheets on the bottom.
Remove the 6 screws.
Detach the bottom cover.
Remove the connector of the built-in battery pack.
Remove the built-in battery pack.
Note
If it is difficult to detach the sheets
, use a flat-blade screwdriver, etc.
Be careful to avoid injury when removing the built-in battery pack.
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What is BLUETOOTH wireless technology?
BLUETOOTH wireless technology is a short-range wireless technology that enables wireless data communication
between digital devices, such as a computer and digital camera. BLUETOOTH wireless technology operates within a
range of about 10 m (about 30 ft).
Connecting two devices as necessary is common, but some devices can be connected to multiple devices at the same
time.
You do not need to use a cable for connection, nor is it necessary for the devices to face one another, such is the case
with infrared technology. For example, you can use such a device in a bag or pocket.
BLUETOOTH standard is an international standard supported by thousands of companies all over the world, and
employed by various companies worldwide.
Maximum communication range
Maximum communication range may shorten under the following conditions.
There is an obstacle such as a person, metal, or wall between the speaker and BLUETOOTH device.
A wireless LAN device is in use near the speaker.
A microwave oven is in use near the speaker.
A device that generates electromagnetic radiation is in use near the speaker.
Interference from other devices
Because BLUETOOTH devices and wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g) use the same frequency, microwave interference
may occur and resulting in communication speed deterioration, noise, or invalid connection if the speaker is used near a
wireless LAN device. In such a case, perform the following.
Use the speaker at least 10 m (about 30 ft) away from the wireless LAN device.
If the speaker is used within 10 m (about 30 ft) of a wireless LAN device, turn off the wireless LAN device.
Interference to other devices
Microwaves emitting from a BLUETOOTH device may affect the operation of electronic medical devices. Turn off the
speaker and other BLUETOOTH devices in the following locations, as it may cause an accident.
where inflammable gas is present, in a hospital, train, airplane, or a gas station
near automatic doors or a fire alarm
Note
To be able to use the BLUETOOTH function, the BLUETOOTH device to be connected requires the same profile as
the system’s.
Note also that even if the same profile exists, devices may vary in function depending on their specifications.
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Due to the characteristic of BLUETOOTH wireless technology, the sound played on the speaker is slightly delayed
from the sound played on the BLUETOOTH device during talking on the telephone or listening to the music.
This speaker supports security capabilities that comply with the BLUETOOTH standard to provide a secure connection
when the BLUETOOTH wireless technology is used, but security may not be enough depending on the setting. Be
careful when communicating using BLUETOOTH wireless technology.
We do not take any responsibility for the leakage of information during BLUETOOTH communication.
A device featuring the BLUETOOTH function is required to conform to the BLUETOOTH standard specified by
Bluetooth SIG, and be authenticated. Even if the connected device conforms to the above mentioned BLUETOOTH
standard, some devices may not be connected or work correctly, depending on the features or specifications of the
device.
Noise or sound skips may occur depending on the BLUETOOTH device connected with the speaker, the
communication environment or the usage environment.
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Trademarks
SONY is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
The BLUETOOTH® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of
such marks by Sony Corporation is under license.
"DSEE" and
are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
"S-Master" is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
ClearAudio+ and
are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
© 2013 CSR plc and its group companies. The aptX® mark and the aptX logo are trade marks of CSR plc or one of
its group companies and may be registered in one or more jurisdictions.
The N-Mark is a trademark or registered trademark of NFC Forum, Inc. in the United States and in other countries.
Android™ and Google Play™ are trademarks of Google Inc.
All other product names mentioned in this Help Guide may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective companies. Furthermore, ® and ™ are not mentioned in each case in this Help Guide.
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Customer support websites
Please access the following support home page to get the support information about your speaker:
For customers in the U.S.A:
http://esupport.sony.com/
For customers in Canada:
http://esupport.sony.com/CA/
For customers in European countries:
https://www.sony-europe.com/
For customers in other countries/regions:
http://www.sony-asia.com/
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What can I do to solve a problem?
If the speaker does not function as expected, try the following steps to resolve the issue.
Find the symptoms of the issue in this Help Guide, and try any corrective actions listed.
Connect the speaker to an AC outlet to charge the battery.
You may be able to resolve some issues by charging the battery.
Push the RESET button of the speaker.
Initialize the speaker.
This operation resets volume settings, etc., and deletes all pairing information.
Look up information on the issue on the customer support website.
If the operations above do not work, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Related Topic
Connecting to an AC outlet
Customer support websites
Using the RESET button
Initializing the speaker
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Unable to turn on the speaker or charge the built-in battery
Charge the built-in battery.
Make sure the AC adaptor is connected to the speaker and the AC outlet firmly.
Related Topic
Connecting to an AC outlet
Turning the power on
About the indicators
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No sound/Sound from only one speaker/Low sound level
Check that both the speaker and the connected device are turned on.
Turn up the volume of the speaker and the connected device.
Check that the connected device is playing back.
Check that both plugs of the audio cable (not supplied) are firmly inserted into the speaker and the connected device.
If you are connecting a personal computer to the speaker, make sure the audio output setting of the computer is set
for a BLUETOOTH device.
Check that the speaker has established BLUETOOTH connection with the BLUETOOTH device.
Pair the speaker and the BLUETOOTH device again.
If the device that is connected to the AUDIO IN jack is monaural, sound will only be output from the left speaker.
Related Topic
How to make wireless connection with BLUETOOTH devices
Connecting to a portable audio device, etc.
Listening to music of a device via BLUETOOTH connection
Listening to music of a portable audio device, etc.
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Distorted sound/Humming or noise in the speaker output
Turn down the volume of the connected device.
If the connected device has an equalizer function, set it to off.
Keep the speaker away from a microwave oven, Wi-Fi, etc.
Bring the speaker and the BLUETOOTH device closer together. Remove any obstacles between the speaker and the
BLUETOOTH device.
Keep the speaker away from a TV.
Switch the BLUETOOTH connection to A2DP by operating the BLUETOOTH device when HFP or HSP is set.
Charge the speaker by connecting the AC adaptor if the CHARGE indicator (orange) is flashing.
If you connect a device with a built-in radio or tuner to the speaker, broadcasts may not be received, or sensitivity may
be reduced. Locate the speaker farther away from the device and check that you can listen to the broadcasts
satisfactorily.
Select "Priority on stable connection" for BLUETOOTH audio streaming playback quality.
Related Topic
Connecting to an AC outlet
Listening to music of a device via BLUETOOTH connection
Selecting BLUETOOTH audio streaming playback quality
About the indicators
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Unable to pair the speaker with a BLUETOOTH device
Bring the speaker and the BLUETOOTH device to within 1 m (3 ft) of each other.
If the
(BLUETOOTH) indicator is not flashing quickly in white, tap and hold the
(BLUETOOTH)
button until the speaker beeps and the
(BLUETOOTH) indicator starts flashing quickly in white.
Connect the speaker to an AC outlet or charge the battery of the speaker sufficiently.
Related Topic
Connecting to an AC outlet
How to make wireless connection with BLUETOOTH devices
About the indicators
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Unable to connect the speaker to a BLUETOOTH device with One-touch connection (NFC)
Keep the smartphone close to the speaker until the smartphone reacts. If you fail to connect, move the smartphone
slowly on the N-Mark of the speaker.
Check that the NFC function of the smartphone is set to on.
If the smartphone is in a case, remove it.
NFC reception sensitivity varies, depending on the device. If you repeatedly fail to connect the speaker with a
smartphone by one touch, connect it to the speaker by on-screen operation.
Check that your smartphone is compatible with NFC. Look up information on the issue on the customer support
website.
Related Topic
Connecting with a smartphone by one touch (NFC)
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No voice/Low voice from callers
Check that both this speaker and the connected device are turned on.
Turn up the volume of the speaker and the connected device.
Check that output of the BLUETOOTH mobile phone is set for the speaker.
Select an HFP or HSP BLUETOOTH connection by operating the BLUETOOTH device.
Related Topic
How to make wireless connection with BLUETOOTH devices
Receiving a call
Making a call
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Using the RESET button
If the speaker cannot be turned on, or if it cannot be operated even when it is turned on, push the RESET button on the
rear side with a pointed object, such as a pin. The speaker is reset and turns off.
After pushing the RESET button, turn on the speaker. If it does not turn on, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Note
To reset the speaker while it is being powered by the built-in battery, push and hold the RESET button until the
(power) indicator turns off.
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Initializing the speaker
With the speaker turned on, while holding the VOL (volume) - button, press and hold the
seconds, so as to turn the speaker off.
(power) button for 5
The speaker is initialized. Settings such as volume, etc., are restored to the factory default settings, and all pairing
information is deleted.
Note
To turn on the speaker after initializing it, connect the speaker to an AC outlet via the AC adaptor. If the speaker is
being powered by the built-in battery, it cannot be turned on.
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