Sharp HT-SB500 Operating instructions

Thank you for purchasing this SHARP product. To obtain the best
performance from this product, please read this manual carefully. It
will guide you in operating your SHARP product.
SOUND BAR SYSTEM
MODEL
HT-SB500
OPERATION MANUAL
is a trademark of SRS Labs, Inc.
Note:
This product is recommended for flat panel TV (LCD and
plasma).
TruSurround HD technology is incorporated under license
from SRS Labs, Inc.
SRS TruSurround HDTM creates an immersive, feature-rich surround
sound experience from two speakers, complete with rich bass, high
frequency detail and clear dialog.
HT-SB500
SPECIAL NOTES
Important Instruction
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.
Explanation of Graphical Symbols:
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,
within an equilateral triangle, is intended to
alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the product s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE.
FOR YOUR RECORDS
For your assistance in reporting this unit in case of loss or theft,
please record below the model number and serial number which
are located on the bottom of the unit.
Please retain this information.
Model number
.......................................................
Serial number
.......................................................
Date of purchase .......................................................
2
Place of purchase .......................................................
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NOTE
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 communications. 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.
WARNING
FCC Regulations state that any unauthorized changes or
modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by the
manufacturer could void the user's authority to operate this
equipment.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
HT-SB500
12) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/
apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
14) 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.
Additional Safety Information
15) Power Sources - This product should be operated only from
the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If
you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home,
consult your product dealer or local power company. For
product intended to operate from battery power, or other
sources, refer to the operating instructions.
16) Overloading - Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords,
or integral convenience receptacles as this can result in a
risk of fire or electric shock.
17) Object and Liquid Entry - Never push objects of any kind into
this product through openings as they may touch dangerous
voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or
electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.
Important Instruction
Electricity is used to perform many useful functions, but it can
also cause personal injuries and property damage if improperly
handled. This product has been engineered and manufactured
with the highest priority on safety. However, improper use can
result in electric shock and/or fire. In order to prevent potential
danger, please observe the following instructions when
installing, operating and cleaning the product. To ensure your
safety and prolong the service life of this product, please read
the following precautions carefully before use.
1) Read these instructions.
2) Keep these instructions.
3) Heed all warnings.
4) Follow all instructions.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance
with the manufacturer's instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with
one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two
blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the
third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug
does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the apparatus.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (continued)
Important Instruction
18) Damage Requiring Service - Unplug this product from the
wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel
under the following conditions:
a) When the AC cord or plug is damaged,
b) If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the
product,
c) If the product has been exposed to rain or water,
d) If the product does not operate normally by following
the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls
that are covered by the operating instructions as an
improper adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive work by a
qualified technician to restore the product to its normal
operation,
e) If the product has been dropped or damaged in any
way, and
f ) When the product exhibits a distinct change in
performance - this indicates a need for service.
19) Replacement Parts - When replacement parts are required,
be sure the service technician has used replacement parts
specified by the manufacturer or have the same
characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized
substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other
hazards.
20) Safety Check - Upon completion of any service or repairs to
this product, ask the service technician to perform safety
checks to determine that the product is in proper operating
condition.
21) Wall or ceiling mounting - When mounting the product on a
wall or ceiling, be sure to install the product according to the
method recommended by the manufacturer.
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22) Power Lines - An outside antenna system should not be
located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other
electric light or power circuits, or where it can fall into such
power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna
system, extreme care should be taken to keep from touching
such power lines or circuits as contact with them might be
fatal.
23) Outdoor Antenna Grounding - If an outside antenna or cable
system is connected to the product, be sure the antenna or
cable system is grounded so as to provide some protection
against voltage surges and built-up static charges.
Article810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70,
provides information with regards to proper grounding of the
mast and supporting strcorducture, grounding of the lead-in
wire to an antenna discharge unit, connection to grounding
electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.
24) Protective Attachment Plug - The product is equipped with
an attachment plug having overload protection. This is a
safety feature. See Instruction Manual for replacement or
resetting of protective device. If replacement of the plug is
required, be sure the service technician has used a
replacement plug specified by the manufacturer that has the
same overload protection as the original plug.
25) Stand - Do not place the product on an unstable cart, stand,
tripod or table. Placing the product on an unstable base can
cause the product to fall, resulting in serious personal
injuries as well as damage to the product. Use only a cart,
stand, tripod, bracket or table recommended by the
manufacturer or sold with the product. When mounting the
product on a wall, be sure to follow the manufacturer's
instructions.
Use
only
the
mounting
hardware
recommended by the manufacturer.
Accessories
HT-SB500
Please confirm that only the following accessories are included.
Remote control x 1
(RRMCGA200AWSA)
RCA cable (2 pins - 2 pins) x 1
(QCNWGA041AWPZ))
Spike x 4 (length: 25 mm)
(GLEGMA005AWSA)
Foot cushion x 4
(PCUSSA118AWZZ)
Products that have earned
the ENERGY STAR® are
designed to protect the
environment through
superior energy efficiency.
ENERGY STAR® is a U.S. registered mark.
AC power lead x 1
(QACCDA005AWZZ)
Contents
General Information
AC/DC adaptor x 1
(RADPAA061AWZZ)
Nut
Wall mount angle x 2
(LANGKA167AW01)
(Spike + Nut) x 4 (length: 30 mm)
Pattern paper x 1
(GLEGMA004AWSA)
(TCAUHA023AWZZ)
Note:
The AC/DC adaptor may be different from the one in the drawing.
Page
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Controls and indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 - 9
Preparation for Use
Speaker preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 - 12
Placing the speaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Falling prevention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Speaker connections to TVs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 - 16
AC power connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
General Information
ENERGY STAR® Program Information
Basic Operation
General control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 - 21
References
Troubleshooting chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Error indicators and warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
CONSUMER LIMITED WARRANTY . . . . . . . Back cover
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Precautions
General
Please ensure that the equipment is positioned in a wellventilated area and ensure that there is at least 4" (10 cm) of
free space along the sides and top of the equipment.
General Information
4" (10 cm)
4" (10 cm)
4" (10 cm)
Use the speaker on a firm, level surface free from vibration.
Keep the speaker away from direct sunlight, strong magnetic
fields, excessive dust, humidity and electronic/electrical
equipment (home computers, facsimiles, etc.) which
generate electrical noise.
Do not place anything on top of the speaker.
Do not expose the speaker to moisture, to temperatures
higher than 140°F (60°C) or to extremely low temperatures.
If your system does not work properly, disconnect the AC
power cord from the AC outlet. Plug the AC power cord back
in, and then turn on your system.
In case of an electrical storm, unplug the speaker for safety.
Hold the AC power plug by the head when removing it from
the AC outlet, as pulling the cord can damage internal wires.
The AC power plug is used as a disconnect device and shall
always remain readily operable.
Do not remove the outer cover, as this may result in
electric shock. Refer internal service to your local
SHARP service facility.
This speaker should only be used within the range of
41°F - 95°F (5°C - 35°C).
Do not use an external power supply other than the 12V DC
supplied with this unit as it may be damaged.
SHARP is not responsible for damage due to improper use.
Refer All servicing to a SHARP authorised service centre.
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Warning:
The voltage used must be the same as that specified on this
speaker. Using this product with a higher voltage other than
that which is specified is dangerous and may result in a fire
or other type of accident causing damage. SHARP will not be
held responsible for any damage resulting from use of this
speaker with a voltage other than that which is specified.
The supplied AC/DC adaptor contains no user serviceable
parts. Never remove covers unless qualified to do so.
It contains dangerous voltages, always remove mains plug
from the main outlet jack before any service operation or
when not in use for a long period.
The AC/DC adaptor supplied with the HT-SB500 must not be
used with other equipment.
Never use an AC/DC adaptor other than the one specified.
Otherwise, problem or serious hazards may be created.
Volume control
The sound level at a given volume setting depends on speaker
efficiency, location, and various other factors. It is advisable to
avoid exposure to high volume levels, which occurs while
turning the speaker on with the volume control setting up high,
or while continually listening at high volumes.
Precaution in using on the touch panel
Do not use rough material to wipe the touch panel.
Do not press the pad too hard, it can damage the touch sensor.
Controls and indicators
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3 4 5 6 7
2
8 9
10
11 12
13
14
17 19
18 20
15
13
12 16
Front Panel
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Reference page
Remote Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Information Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
On/Stand-by Pad/Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
News Pad/Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Cinema/Game Pad/Indicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Sport Pad/Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Standard Pad/Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Function Pad/Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Volume Down Pad/Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Volume Up Pad/Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
Reference page
Left Front Speaker
Bass Reflex Duct
Subwoofers
Left Center Speaker
Right Center Speaker
Right Front Speaker
Dolby Virtual Speaker Pad/Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Dolby Prologic II Indicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
DTS Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Dolby Digital Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
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1
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General Information
1 2 3
Rear Panel
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Reference page
Audio Line In 2 Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Line In 1 Jacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
DC Input Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Subwoofer Pre-Out Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Optical Digital Audio Input Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Coaxial Digital Audio Input Jack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
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Controls and indicators (continued)
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2
11
3
4
5
12
13
6
7
8
14
15
9
17
18
19
10
16
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
Reference page
Remote Control Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Dolby Virtual Speaker Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Cinema/Game Button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
News Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Volume Up Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Digital 1-2 Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Volume Down Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Dimmer/Sens On/Off Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Bass/Treble Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
TV Operation Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
On/Stand-by Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Sport Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Standard Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Line 1-2 Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Mute Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Subwoofer Level Up Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Subwoofer Level Down Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Center Speaker Level Up Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Center Speaker Level Down Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
TV Operation Buttons (Only SHARP TV):
Remote control
On/Stand-by
Button
Sets the TV
Input Select
power to “ON” Button (TV)
or “STANDBY”.
Press the
button to
switch the
input source.
Volume Up
and Down
Buttons
Turn up/down Channel Up
the TV
and Down
volume.
Buttons
Switch up/
down the TV
channels.
Plastic shield
Battery holder
Note:
Before using remote control, please remove plastic shield at
battery holder.
Notes:
Some models of SHARP TV may not be operable.
SHARP TV remote control will not work with HT-SB500
system.
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General Information
Remote Control
1
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Speaker preparation
Make sure to unplug the AC power cord before installing
the speaker or changing the position.
Select from three installation methods according to the
preferred position.
Caution:
When using these spikes on glossy or slippery table such as on
glass top, stick foot cushions at the bottom of the spikes to avoid
slippage.
Using foot cushions
Preparation for Use
Using spikes
You may choose from the two different spike lengths provided:
25 mm and 30 mm.
Nuts (secured on 30 mm spikes) must be used when installing
either the 25 mm or 30 mm spikes.
The speaker can be levelled by adjusting the spikes and nuts.
Option 2
Option 1
Option 2
Option 1
Attach foot cushions as shown
Note:
Option 1 or option 2 foot cushion positions based on LCD TV
stand.
Tighten all spikes as shown
Notes:
Option 1 or option 2 indicates spike positions based on LCD
TV stand.
When attaching the spikes, place the speaker on a cushion
or soft cloth to avoid damage.
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Speaker preparation (continued)
HT-SB500
Wall mount angle fixed to the wall
(Horizontal position)
To mount the speaker on the wall
1
Fix the pattern paper to the wall in horizontal position
as below.
1-3/4" (44 mm)
20-1/32" (509 mm)
1-1/8" (29 mm)
1-3/4" (44 mm)
Wall surface
Pattern paper
1-1/8" (29 mm)
2
Driving screws
SHARP designed the speakers so you may hang them on the
wall. Use proper screws (not supplied). See below for size and
type.
1/8" (3.2 mm)
Make a hole on the wall following the screw point
marks on the pattern paper by using a drill.
1-1/4" (32 mm)
3/8" (8-9 mm)
Wall surface
3/16"
(5 mm)
3/8" (9 mm)
3
Fix a wall mount plug into the hole using a hammer,
until it is flush with the wall surface.
1-1/4" (32 mm)
Min. 7/8" (22 mm)
Preparation for Use
Caution:
Be very careful to prevent the speaker [4.84 lbs. (2.2 kg)] from
falling when mounting on the wall.
Before mounting, check the wall strength. (Do not put on the
veneer plaster or whitewashed wall. The speaker may fall.) If
unsure, consult a qualified service technician.
Mounting screws are not supplied. Use appropriate ones.
Check all wall mount angle screws for looseness.
Select a good location. If not, accidents may occur or the
speaker may get damaged.
SHARP is not responsible for accidents resulting from
improper installation.
3/8" (8-9 mm)
Wall surface
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Installing the speaker
Screw the wall mount angle to the wall as shown in the
illustration. (Total screw is 8 pieces)
Wall mount angle
Wall surface
Wall mount angle
Preparation for Use
(screws x 4)
(screws x 4)
Wall surface
Wall mount angle
Wall surface
Note:
Make sure all screws are fully tightened. (screws are not
supplied)
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1
Align the wall mount slot at the speaker to the wall
mount angle.
2
3
Slot the speaker into the wall mount angle.
Fix them securely.
Wall surface
Placing the speaker
HT-SB500
Using other subwoofer
Installation image:
TV
You can connect a subwoofer with an amplifier to the
SUBWOOFER PRE-OUT jack.
Audio cable
(commercially available)
Commercially available
subwoofer
(amplifier built in)
Audio signal
VCR
DVD player
To SUBWOOFER PRE-OUT jack
Place the speaker as shown.
Notes:
As the sound from the speaker is omni-directional, you can
place the speaker anywhere you like. However, it is
recommended to place it as close to the TV as possible.
The front panel of the speaker is not removable.
Caution:
Do not change the installation direction when the speaker is
turned on.
Do not stand or sit on the speaker as you may be injured.
Speaker
Note:
No sound is heard from the subwoofer without a built-in
amplifier.
Preparation for Use
To audio input jack
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Falling prevention
Speaker connections to TVs
Safety wires (not supplied) are useful to prevent the speaker
from falling off the table.
Caution:
Turn off all other equipment before making any connections.
Tuner receiving for other audio system
Placing the aerial near the speaker AC power cord may
cause noise pick up. Place the aerial away from the speaker
for better reception.
Preparation for Use
Notes:
To connect to TV, use either LINE IN 1 jacks or AUDIO LINE
IN 2 jack only.
Refer the operation manual of the equipment to be
connected.
Fully insert the plugs to avoid fuzzy pictures or noises.
Loop the safety wires (not supplied) into each hole as shown
and tie the safety wires to the LCD TV stand.
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Speaker connections to TVs (continued)
Connecting to a TV
HT-SB500
Connecting to a TV (with Headphone jack)
If the TV/monitor has an audio output, connect it to the LINE IN
1 jacks on the rear of the speaker.
If the TV/monitor has headphone jack, connect it to the LINE IN
2 jack on the rear of the speaker.
To select LINE IN 1 function:
On speaker: Press FUNCTION button repeatedly until “L1” is
displayed.
On remote control: Press LINE 1-2 button repeatedly until
“L1” is displayed.
To select LINE IN 2 function:
On speaker: Press FUNCTION button repeatedly until “L2” is
displayed.
On remote control: Press LINE 1-2 button repeatedly until
“L2” is displayed.
HEADPHONE
To HEADPHONE jack
To audio output jacks
Audio cable (not supplied)
RCA cable (supplied)
To AUDIO LINE
IN 2 jack
To LINE IN 1
jacks
Speaker
Preparation for Use
TV
TV
Speaker
Notes:
If the TV volume is continuously in low level, the speaker will
automatically power off. Increase the TV output volume to
enjoy the sound from the speaker.
If the speaker volume is continuously in very high level, the
speaker will mute and recover after several seconds.
The information display on the sound bar system will not
display anything when increasing or decreasing the volume
level.
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Connecting a digital tuner, etc.
Connect to the digital tuner, etc. using an optical digital audio
cable or a coaxial digital audio cable.
To optical digital
audio output jack
To the TV (video)
Coaxial digital audio cable
(commercially available)
Preparation for Use
To OPTICAL
input jack
Optical digital
audio cable
(commercially
available)
Audio signal
Audio signal
To select DIGITAL 1 (optical input) or DIGITAL 2 (digital
input) function:
On speaker: Press FUNCTION button repeatedly until “D1”
or “D2” is displayed.
On remote control: Press DIGITAL 1 - 2 button repeatedly to
select “D1” or “D2”.
To coaxial digital audio
output jack
To COAXIAL
input jack
Speaker
Note:
When connecting with an optical digital cable, set the digital
output of the digital tuner to PCM. Refer to the operation manual
of the digital tuner.
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AC power connection
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1
2
Plug the AC power cord into the AC/DC adaptor.
Plug the AC/DC adaptor cable into the DC IN jack on
the speaker.
AC/DC Adaptor Cable
3
Plug the AC power cord into a AC outlet. The STANDBY indicator will turn ORANGE when AC power is
applied. The power indicator will turn GREEN when
the system in “ON”.
DC IN jack
(DC 12 V)
AC power cord
AC/DC Adaptor
AC outlet
(AC 100 - 240 V ~ 50/60 Hz)
Notes:
Unplug the AC/DC adaptor from the AC outlet if the speaker
will not be used for a long period of time.
Use only the supplied AC/DC adaptor. Using other AC/DC
adaptor may cause an electric shock or fire.
Preparation for Use
Using with the AC/DC adaptor
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Remote control
Battery installation
1 Insert pin into the hole as shown and pull to open the
battery holder.
Pin
Preparation for Use
Back of remote
control
2 Remove the old battery from the battery holder, insert
the new battery and then slide the battery holder back
into the remote control.
Battery holder
Battery type
Locking tab
Polarity (+) symbol
Positive (+) side up
Caution:
Do not use rechargeable battery (nickel-cadmium battery, etc.).
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type.
Batteries (battery pack or batteries installed) shall not be
exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like.
Installing the battery incorrectly may cause the speaker to
malfunction.
Notes concerning use:
Replace the battery if the operating distance is reduced or if
the operation becomes erratic. Purchase “CR 2025”, coin
lithium battery.
Periodically clean the transmitter on the remote control and
the sensor on the speaker with a soft cloth.
Exposing the sensor on the speaker to strong light may
interfere with operation. Change the lighting or the direction
of the speaker if this occurs.
Keep the remote control away from moisture, heat, shock,
and vibrations.
Test of the remote control
Point the remote control directly at the remote sensor on the
speaker.
The remote control can be used within the range shown
below:
Press the ON/STAND-BY button. Does the power turn on? Now,
you can enjoy your system.
Remote sensor
Precautions for battery use:
Remove the battery if the speaker will not be used for a long
period of time. This will prevent potential damage due to
battery leakage.
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8” - 20’
(0.2 m - 6 m) 15° 15°
General control
HT-SB500
Volume auto fade-in
If you turn off and on the speaker with the volume set to 40 or
higher, the volume starts at 20 and fades in to the last set level.
Volume control
VOL
VOL
Speaker operation:
Touch volume up pad to increase the
volume and touch volume down pad
to decrease the volume.
00
01
02 .....
59
60
Muting
To turn the power on
Press the ON/STAND-BY button on the remote control or touch
anywhere on the display panel. All the indicators will be
displayed to indicate pad positions.
The power indicator turns green. If the power does not turn
on, check whether the power cord is plugged in properly.
To set the speaker to stand-by mode:
Press the ON/STAND-BY button again on the remote control
or touch ON/STAND-BY pad on the speaker.
The STAND-BY indicator turns orange.
Display brightness control
Press the DIMMER ON/OFF button to adjust the brightness of
the display and sound mode indicator.
Sound mode indicator and display bright. Display will off after 5
seconds without any button/pad operation.
The volume is muted temporarily when pressing
the MUTE button on the remote control. Press
again to restore the volume.
Preset sound mode
Speaker operation:
Touch a desired sound mode on the speaker.
Remote control operation:
Press a desired sound mode on the remote control.
NEWS
TruSurround HD on for news
CINEMA/GAME
TruSurround HD on for cinema/game
sound effect
SPORT
TruSurround HD on for sport broadcasting
STANDARD
TruSurround HD on for standard sound
effect
Basic Operation
Remote control operation:
Press the VOLUME + button to increase the volume and the
VOLUME – button to decrease the volume.
Sound mode indicator and display dim. Display will off after 5
seconds without any button/pad operation.
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HT-SB500
Dolby Virtual Speaker (DVS) sound mode
Basic Operation
The Dolby Virtual Speaker (DVS) creates virtual surrounds
comparable to the 5.1ch sound produced by the 3.1ch speaker.
When setting DVS to “ON” for 2 channel stereo signals, Dolby
Pro Logic II brings out virtual sound effects through the signals
converted into 5.1ch.
Press the Dolby Virtual Speaker button.
The Dolby Virtual Speaker indicator lights up.
ON
The Dolby Virtual Speaker creates multichannel-like
sound effects.
Compared with the cinema mode, the bass sound
level is slightly reduced.
The Dolby Pro Logic II indicator also lights up if 2ch
sound signals are detected.
If you turn ON DVS, SRS Trusurround HD will automatically
turn OFF.
The DVS can be turned OFF by selecting other preset sound
modes.
This product incorporates decoders supporting the Dolby Digital
system and DTS system.
Notes:
Monaural signals do not generate surround effects.
DVS sound effect may not be obtained depending on signal
types (the Dolby Virtual Speaker indicator blinks). In this
case, set the DVS mode to “OFF”.
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One of the digital audio systems for
theatrical use. As the sound quality is
DTS (Digital The- emphasised, you can enjoy the realistic
sound effect in the home theatre
atre Systems)
system.
Lights up when detecting DTS signal.
One of the digital audio systems for
theatrical use. You can also enjoy the
stereophonic effect in the home theatre
Dolby Digital
system.
Lights up when detecting Dolby Digital
signal.
System expanding 2ch stereo sound to
more spacious sound. When setting
Dolby Virtual speaker to “ON”, Dolby
Dolby Pro Logic II Pro Logic II is activated to enjoy the
stereo sound effect.
Lights up when Dolby Pro Logic II is
activated.
General control (continued)
HT-SB500
Function
The speaker level can be adjusted.
To increase the level, press the
SUBWOOFER LEVEL
button.
To decrease the level, press the
-5 -4 ... +4 +5
SUBWOOFER LEVEL
button.
Note:
When sound from the speaker is distorted, decrease the
subwoofer level.
Center speaker level control
The center speaker level can be adjusted.
To increase the level, press the CENTER
SPK LEVEL
button.
To decrease the level, press the CENTER
SPK LEVEL
button.
-5
-4 ...
+4
+5
Bass control
1. Press the BASS/TREBLE button
to select “BASS”.
2. Within 5 seconds, press the
VOLUME (+ or –) button to adjust
the bass.
-5
+5
-5
+5
Treble control
1. Press the BASS/TREBLE button
to select “TREBLE”.
2. Within 5 seconds, press the
VOLUME (+ or –) button to adjust
the treble.
Touch Sensing off mode
During Stand-by mode, press the DIMMER/SENS ON/OFF button
on the remote control and the STAND-BY indicator will turn from
ORANGE to RED.
To turn the power on, press the ON/STAND-BY button on the remote
control or touch the ON/STAND-BY pad on the display panel.
On the speaker:
When the FUNCTION pad on speaker
is touched, the input source will change.
Touch the FUNCTION pad on speaker
repeatedly to select desired input
source.
On remote control:
Press the LINE 1-2 button repeatedly to
select “L1” (LINE IN 1 input) or “L2”
(LINE IN 2 input).
Press the DIGITAL 1-2 button
repeatedly to select “D1” (DIGITAL IN 1
input) or “D2” (DIGITAL IN 2 input).
LINE 1
LINE 2
DIGITAL 1
DIGITAL 2
Note:
The backup function will protect the memorized function mode
for a few hours should there be a power failure or the AC power
cord becomes disconnected.
Auto power on function:
When you press the LINE 1-2 or DIGITAL 1-2 button on the
remote control, the speaker will turn on at last function.
Auto power off and auto detect signal:
If no analogue signal is detected within 1 minute or if “D1”/
“D2” display is blinking and after 30 seconds during power on,
the speaker will automatically go to stand-by mode. The
STANDBY indicator turns orange.
The speaker will automatically power ON if it detects audio
signal from connected equipment.
Basic Operation
Subwoofer level control
Note:
Make sure to turn off any source/signal input to speaker before
going to stand-by mode because it will cause the speaker to
power ON again.
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HT-SB500
Troubleshooting chart
Many potential problems can be resolved by the owner without calling
a service technician.
If something is wrong with this product, check the following before
calling your authorised SHARP dealer or service centre.
General
References
Symptom
Symptom
The remote control does
not operate properly.
Possible cause
No sound is heard.
Is the input signal (selection) set
properly?
Is the volume level set to “0”?
Is muting activated?
Noise is heard during
playback.
Move the speaker away from any
computers or mobile phones.
When a button is
pressed, the speaker
does not respond.
Set this speaker to the stand-by mode
and then turn it back on.
The power is not turned
on.
Is the speaker unplugged? (Refer to
page 17)
The protection circuit may be
activated. Unplug and plug in the
power cord again after 5 minutes or
more.
The information is not
displayed even if the
unit is turned on.
Is the unit set to “Dimmer display off”
mode?
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The speaker cannot be
turned on with the
remote control.
TV cannot be operated
with the remote control.
Possible cause
Is the battery polarity correct?
Is the battery dead?
Is the distance or angle incorrect?
Are there any obstructions in front of the
speaker?
Is there a strong light shining on the
remote sensor?
Is the remote control for another
equipment used simultaneously?
Is the AC power cord of the speaker
plugged in?
Is the battery inserted?
Depending on the model, some or all
functions may not be operable using the
remote control of this speaker. In this
case, use the remote control supplied
with the TV.
HT-SB500
Condensation
Sudden temperature changes, storage or operation in an extremely
humid environment may cause condensation inside the cabinet or on
the transmitter on the remote control.
Condensation can cause the speaker to malfunction. If this happens,
leave the power on until normal operation is possible (about 1 hour).
Wipe off any condensation on the transmitter with a soft cloth before
operating the speaker.
Factory reset, clearing all setting
Can be operated on the remote control only.
Make sure to disconnect all audio input cables attached to the speaker
before performing the factory reset.
1. Press the ON/STAND-BY button to enter the power stand-by mode.
2. Press and hold the ON/STAND-BY button until “CL” appears.
If problem occurs
Caution:
This operation will erase all data stored in memory.
References
When this product is subjected to strong external interference
(mechanical shock, excessive static electricity, abnormal supply voltage
due to lightning, etc.) or if it is operated incorrectly, it may malfunction.
If such a problem occurs, do the following:
1. Set the speaker to the stand-by mode and turn the power on again.
2. If the speaker is not restored in the previous operation, unplug
and plug in the speaker, and then turn the power on.
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Maintenance
Error indicators and warnings
Cleaning the cabinet
Periodically wipe the cabinet with a soft cloth.
Caution:
Do not use chemicals for cleaning (petrol, paint thinner, etc.).
It may damage the cabinet finish.
Do not apply oil to the inside of each component. It may
cause malfunctions.
When you fail to perform operations properly, the following
messages are displayed on the speaker.
Display
or
or
or
References
Meaning
or
(Display blinks)
Power indicator
(blinks red)
Malfunction of the surround
circuit. Place the speaker away
from noise source and plug the
AC power cord into another AC
outlet. (*)
When there is no input signal.
Play back the connected
equipment.
Nonstandard signal. Cannot be
recognized.
Signals other than DOLBY
DIGITAL, DTS, Linear PCM
cannot be recognized.
Poor connection of the digital
audio input terminal.
Turn off the unit and check if the
cable is connected properly.
When the protection circuit is
activated.
(*): Should the same message appear even if the speaker is
unplugged and plugged in, or is set to the stand-by mode and on
again, contact your local dealer where you purchased the speaker.
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Specifications
HT-SB500
Speaker
General
Power source
Power
consumption
Output power
DC IN 12V
4A: AC/DC adaptor
(AC 100 - 240 V ~ 50/60 Hz)
Power on: 14 W
RMS: Total 32 watts
RMS:
Front Left/Right:
5 watts per channel into 12 ohms at 1kHz,
10% total harmonic distortion
Center:
7 watts per channel into 6 ohms at 1 kHz,
10% total harmonic distortion
Subwoofer:
15 watts per channel into 3 ohms at 100 Hz,
10% total harmonic distortion
FTC:
Front Left/Right:
Minimum 4 watts per channel into 12 ohms
at 200 Hz to 20 kHz, 10% total harmonic
distortion
Center:
Minimum 6 watts per channel into 6 ohms
at 1 KHz, 10% total harmonic distortion
Subwoofer:
Minimum 14 watts per channel into 3 ohms
at 100 Hz, 10% total harmonic distortion
Audio output
terminals
Input terminals
Dimensions
Weight
3.1-way Speaker System
Front speakers: 1-9/16" (40 mm) Full Range
(x 2)
Impedance: 12 ohms / Channel
Centre Speaker: 1-9/16" (40 mm) Full
Range (x 2)
Impedance: 6 ohms
(12 ohms x 2 parallel connections)
Subwoofer: 2-1/4" (57 mm) Woofer (x4)
Impedance: 3 ohms
(12 ohms x 4 parallel connections)
Subwoofer Pre Out: 10 kohms
Analogue input (LINE 1):
RCA type x 1pair (L/R)
500 mV / 47 kohms
Analogue input (LINE 2):
Stereo mini jack Ø 3.5 mm
100 mV / 47 kohms
Coaxial digital input (DIGITAL 1):
RCA type x 1
Optical digital input (DIGITAL 2):
Square type x 1
Width: 38-3/4" (985 mm)
Height: 3-3/4" (96 mm)
Depth: 2-3/4" (70 mm)
4.84 lbs. (2.2 kg)
References
As part of our policy of continuous improvement, SHARP
reserves the right to make design and specification changes for
product improvement without prior notice. The performance
specification figures indicated are nominal values of production
speaker. There may be some deviations from these values in
individual speaker.
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CONSUMER LIMITED WARRANTY
SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION warrants to the first consumer purchaser that this Sharp brand product (the “Product”), when shipped in its original container, will be free from defective workmanship and materials, and agrees that it will, at its option, either repair the defect or replace the defective Product or part thereof
with a new or remanufactured equivalent at no charge to the purchaser for parts or labor for the period(s) set forth below.
This warranty does not apply to any appearance items of the Product nor to the additional excluded item(s) set forth below nor to any Product the exterior of which has
been damaged or defaced, which has been subjected to improper voltage or other misuse, abnormal service or handling, or which has been altered or modified in
design or construction.
In order to enforce the rights under this limited warranty, the purchaser should follow the steps set forth below and provide proof of purchase to the servicer.
The limited warranty described herein is in addition to whatever implied warranties may be granted to purchasers by law. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING
THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR USE ARE LIMITED TO THE PERIOD(S) FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE SET FORTH BELOW.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
Neither the sales personnel of the seller nor any other person is authorized to make any warranties other than those described herein, or to extend the duration of any
warranties beyond the time period described herein on behalf of Sharp.
The warranties described herein shall be the sole and exclusive warranties granted by Sharp and shall be the sole and exclusive remedy available to the purchaser.
Correction of defects, in the manner and for the period of time described herein, shall constitute complete fulfillment of all liabilities and responsibilities of Sharp to the
purchaser with respect to the Product, and shall constitute full satisfaction of all claims, whether based on contract, negligence, strict liability or otherwise. In no event
shall Sharp be liable, or in any way responsible, for any damages or defects in the Product which were caused by repairs or attempted repairs performed by anyone
other than an authorized servicer. Nor shall Sharp be liable or in any way responsible for any incidental or consequential economic or property damage. Some states
do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
Model Specific Section
Your Product Model Number & Description:
HT-SB500 SOUND BAR SYSTEM
(Be sure to have this information available when you need service for your Product.)
Warranty Period for this Product:
One (1) year parts and labor from the date of purchase.
Additional Item(s) Excluded from Warranty Coverage (if any): Non-functional accessories, supplies, and consumable items.
Where to Obtain Service:
At a Sharp Authorized Servicer located in the United States.
To find a location of the nearest Sharp Authorized Servicer, call Sharp toll free at 1-800-BE-SHARP.
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packaged securely.
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