Introduction
The portable wireless speaker makes it easy to take your music wherever you go and share it
whenever you want, with Bluetooth® wireless connectivity and a built-in auxiliary input. It’s
compact, easy-to-carry and simple to use.
This manual covers various connection options and detailed operating instructions for
making the customizable portable wireless speaker a part of your lifestyle. If, after having
reviewed the instructions, you have any questions, please call toll-free 1-800-732-6866 or
visit www.acoustic-research.com.
Portable
Wireless
Speaker
Powering the Speaker System
Powering the Speaker
There are two options to power your wireless speaker: using the included AC power adapter
or using 8 AA batteries (not included).
AC Power Adapter
Insert the small, round plug from the speaker AC
power adapter into the DC IN jack on the bottom
panel of the speaker.
2.
Plug the other end of the speaker AC power
adapter into any standard 120V AC wall outlet.
Notes: Be sure to use the speaker AC power adapter
Tour of the Speaker
rated 12V DC 1000 mA.
The power unit should be plugged in so that it stays
vertical or lies flat.
Back panel
Model AWSBT4/AWSBT4BK
Installation and Operation Manual
1.
Power and Pairing indicator shows the status of
AA Batteries
the speaker.
1.
Remove the battery compartment cover on the bottom of the speaker.
Blue, slow blinking: The speaker is on but not paired
2.
Insert eight (8) AA batteries (not included) into the speaker following the polarity (”+”
and “-”) as diagrammed inside the battery compartment.
Blue, fast blinking: The speaker is in Bluetooth
3.
Replace the battery compartment cover on the bottom of the speaker.
pairing mode. See the Bluetooth Setup section for more
information.
Note: Place the rubber cap in the speaker power input jack when using batteries.
or connected.
Solid blue: The speaker is paired with a Bluetooth-
DO NOT mix batteries with different chemistry types (for example, a zinc battery with an alkaline
battery). DO NOT mix new and used batteries. DO NOT leave batteries installed in the product
enabled device or the auxiliary audio input is
connected.
when not in use for long periods. Always remove old, weak or worn-out batteries promptly and
recycle or dispose of them in accordance with local and national regulations.
ON/OFF button turns the speaker on and off.
- VOLUME + buttons adjust the speaker’s volume
level.
Setting Up Bluetooth Wireless
Pair button (Press and hold for 3 seconds)
Important Information
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
DO NOT OPEN.
Caution: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover (or back). No
user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
Important Safety Instructions
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6.
Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
7. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
For PLUGGABLE EQUIPMENT, the socket-outlet shall
be installed near the equipment and shall be easily
accessible.
8. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the apparatus.
9. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
10. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug
is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen
into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to
rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been
dropped.
puts the speaker in pairing mode for Bluetooth setup
(press and hold for 3 seconds). It also performs a fast
reconnect with devices that have lost connection (press
and release). See the Bluetooth setup section for more
information
Pairing
The Bluetooth-enabled device that you wish to stream audio to your speaker system must
first be paired to the speaker. The process is simple, and in most cases the pairing process
needs to be done only once.
AUX IN connects directly to your MP3 player,
smartphone, or other portable audio device, using the
3.5mm audio in cable provided.
To pair your Bluetooth-enabled device with the speaker:
1.
DC IN receives the small round end of the included 12V
DC 1000mA AC power adapter; remove the protective
cover to insert the adapter.
Make sure your device’s Bluetooth is turned on. See the wireless and/or network settings
menu on your device to check.
2.
If the speaker isn’t already on, press the ON/OFF button to turn it on. You will hear the
turn on music to indicate the speaker is turned on. The indicator light at the back of the
speaker starts flashing blue.
Bottom panel
3.
Open the Bluetooth settings menu on your device. Select “AR AWSBT4” from the list of
devices available (you might have to scan for devices). If your device asks for a password,
enter “0000”.
4.
A confirmation screen will appear on your device once the speaker and the device are
successfully paired. The blue indicator turns solid blue to indicate successful connection.
The speaker is now ready for you to stream audio from your device.
5.
Turn the volume on your device to at least 3/4 max, then start playing something on the
device. Control the speaker volume on the speaker itself, using the Volume +/– buttons at
the back of the speaker.
Battery Compartment Cover remove to install 8
AA batteries.
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or
splashing or placed near objects filled with liquids.
Care and Maintenance
• Always use a soft cloth to clean the speaker and transmitter. Never use any product containing alcohol or other
solvents as they may damage the surface.
• Use caution when plugging the power transformers in an AC outlet to avoid the risk of electric shock.
• If the speaker are used outside on a deck or patio, make sure you take them indoors in the event of a rainstorm to
prevent possible damage.
• Do not operate or store the system in extreme temperatures (below 32ºF/0ºC and above 122ºF/50ºC).
Product Information
Keep your sales receipt to obtain warranty parts and service and for proof of purchase. Attach it here and record the
serial and model numbers in case you need them. These numbers are located on the product.
Model No.: _____________________________________________________________________________________________
Purchase Date: _________________________________________________________________________________________
Dealer/Address/Phone: __________________________________________________________________________________
Note:
• If you notice the sound from the speaker is distorted, turn down your device’s volume.
Reconnecting
When you turn it on, the speaker reconnects automatically with the last paired device. When
you leave the Bluetooth operating range, with the speaker turned ON, it disconnects. When
you come back into the Bluetooth operating range, press the Pair button to reconnect to the
last paired device. The successfully paired music will sound once it has been successfully
connected.
Setting Up Bluetooth Wireless
Streaming Audio With Bluetooth
Once you’ve paired and connected your device with the speaker, you can control music
playback from the palm of your hand. Select your music, stop it, change songs and playlists,
all right from your device’s screen.
To adjust volume: Press the - VOLUME + buttons at the back of the speaker.
Troubleshooting
The following troubleshooting guide takes you through some of the more common problems
associated with the installation and/or operation of a wireless system. If the problem persists,
please call toll-free at 1-800-732-6866 or visit www.acoustic-research.com.
Issue:
Cause and solution:
No sound
Note: When using AUX IN mode make sure the Bluetooth on a paired device is
turned off.
To disconnect from the speaker: Either turn Bluetooth off on your device or choose
“Disconnect” from the list of options in your device’s Bluetooth settings.
• Check that the AC power adapter is fully inserted into the wall outlet and the power
cord from the AC adapter is firmly connected to the speaker’s power input jack.
To reconnect with the speaker: Just turn the speaker on and wait a few seconds for the
speaker to find and connect to your device. If the speaker still hasn’t found your device (which
may happen if, for instance, another device has been connected after yours) make sure the
speaker isn’t connected to another device currently. Then select the “AR AWSBT4” from the
list of Bluetooth connections available in your device’s Bluetooth menu to connect to it.
or
• If you’re using batteries for the speaker, check that they are fresh and inserted with
correct polarity (+, –). Make sure the batteries are fresh and replace if necessary.
• Confirm that the speaker is turned on.
• Check that the audio source component (stereo, MP3 player, etc.) is turned on and
transmitting sound as it normally should.
Making a Direct Connection
If the speaker isn’t already on, press the
ON/OFF button to turn it on.
2.
Connect one end of the provided 3.5mm
audio in cable to the AUX IN jack on the
back of the speaker.
3.
Connect the other end of the cable to the
headphone output on your MP3 player or
other portable audio device.
Warning: This product is designed to work with
line level outputs or headphone outputs only.
DO NOT connect it directly to speaker outputs
as it will permanently damage the speaker.
Turning the Speaker Off
1.
Press the ON/OFF button at the back of the speaker to turn the speaker off.
2.
Confirm that the speaker is off by verifying that the indicator light at the back of the
speaker is no longer illuminated.
Cannot pair
the speaker
with your
Bluetooth
device
RF Exposure Warning
This equipment must be installed and operated in accordance with provided instructions and the antenna(s) used for this
transmitter must be installed to provide a separation distance of at least 20 cm from all persons and must not be colocated or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. End-users and installers must be provide with
antenna installation instructions and transmitter operating conditions for satisfying RF exposure compliance.
Industry Canada Regulatory Information
• Check that the speaker volume is turned up.
This device complies with RSS-210 of the Industry Canada Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1)
this device may not cause interference and 2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device.
Industry Canada Regulatory Information
CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3 (B)
Avis d’Industrie Canada
CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3 (B)
IC Radiation Exposure Statement: This equipment complies with IC radiation exposure limits set forth for an
uncontrolled environment.
• Make sure you entered the correct passkey when pairing your device.
1.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and 2) This device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of
the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used
in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communication. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference
to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to
try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC Regulations state that unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment may void the user’s authority to
operate it.
• Make sure the volume on your audio source is turned up.
• Move the Bluetooth device and the speaker closer together. The Bluetooth wireless
technology generally can operate within a range of 33 feet. However results may
vary based on other factors such as room layout, wall material, weather conditions,
etc.
Using the Auxiliary Audio Input
FCC Statement
• Make sure the Bluetooth capability of your device is turned on and discoverable.
• Move the Bluetooth device and the speaker closer together.
• Make sure your device supports audio transfer.
• Turn off all other nearby Bluetooth devices or disbale their Bluetooth functionality.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks
by VOXX Accessories Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective
owners.
12 Month Limited Warranty
Specifications
Speaker
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Bluetooth® wireless technology: Bluetooth v4.0
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Profile: A2DP audio sink, AVRCP
•
Class 2 Radio
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2-way acoustic design:
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3” Driver, 1.5” tweeter
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Passive Radiator: 4” round
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Audio line-in
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Operation distance : Up to 33 Feet (open area)*
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Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz
•
Operates using supplied AC adapter or eight (8) AA batteries (not included)
*Maximum range; results may vary according to environment.
VOXX Accessories Corporation (the “Company”) warrants to the original retail purchaser of this product that
should this product or any part thereof, under normal use and conditions, be proven defective in material or
workmanship within 12 months from the date of original purchase, such defect(s) will be repaired or replaced
(at the Company’s option) without charge for parts and repair labor. To obtain repair or replacement within
the terms of this Warranty, the product along with any accessories included in the original packaging is to be
delivered with proof of warranty coverage (e.g. dated bill of sale), specification of defect(s), transportation
prepaid, to the Company at the address shown below. Do not return this product to the Retailer.
This Warranty is not transferable and does not cover product purchased, serviced or used outside the United
States or Canada. The warranty does not extend to the elimination of externally generated static or noise, to
costs incurred for the installation, removal or reinstallation of the product.
The warranty does not apply to any product or part thereof which, in the opinion of the company, has suffered
or been damaged through alteration, improper installation, mishandling, misuse, neglect, accident or exposure
to moisture. This warranty does not apply to damage caused by an AC adapter not provided with the product,
or by leaving non-rechargeable batteries in the product while plugged into an AC outlet.
THE EXTENT OF THE COMPANY’S LIABILITY UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO THE REPAIR OR
REPLACEMENT PROVIDED ABOVE AND, IN NO EVENT, SHALL THE COMPANY’S LIABILITY EXCEED THE
PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY PURCHASER FOR THE PRODUCT.
This Warranty is in lieu of all other express warranties or liabilities. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SHALL BE
LIMITED TO DURATION OF THIS WARRANTY. ANY ACTION FOR BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY HEREUNDER,
INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY, MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN A PERIOD OF 24 MONTHS FROM THE
DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE. IN NO CASE SHALL THE COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL
OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER. No person or representative is authorized to assume for the
Company any liability other than expressed herein in connection with the sale of this product.
Some states/provinces do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damage so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to
you. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state/
province to state/province.
U.S.A.:Audiovox Return Center, 150 Marcus Blvd., Hauppauge, New York 11788
CANADA: Audiovox Return Center, c/o Genco, 6685 Kennedy Road, Unit #3 Door 14, Mississauga Ontario
L5T 3A5
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