v1.0 (1.0.1.0) (EN/F)
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
PLEASE READ AND SAVE THIS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
user manual
guide de l’utilisateur
ADDITIONAL SAFETY INFORMATION
• The AC/DC adaptor supplied with
this product is intended to be
correctly oriented in a vertical or
floor mount position.
• Do not use unauthorized chargers
or power adapters. Use only
chargers that came with your
product or that is listed in the user’s
guide.
• Apparatus shall not be exposed to
dripping or splashing and no objects
filled with liquids, such as vases,
shall be placed on the apparatus.
• Always leave sufficient space around
the product for ventilation. Do
not place product in or on a bed,
rug, in a bookcase or cabinet that
may prevent air flow through vent
openings.
• Do not place lighted candles,
cigarettes, cigars, etc. on the
product.
• Care should be taken so that objects
do not fall into the product.
• Do not attempt to disassemble
the cabinet. This product does
not contain customer serviceable
components.
• The marking information is located
at the bottom of apparatus.
• To be completely disconnect the
power input, the AC/DC adaptor
of apparatus shall be disconnected
from the mains.
• AC/DC adaptor is a disconnect
device. The AC/DC adaptor should
not be obstructed OR should be
easily accessed during intended use.
• The ventilation should not be
impeded by covering the ventilation
openings with items such as
newspaper, table-cloths, curtains etc.
• No naked flame sources such as
lighted candled should be placed on
the apparatus.
• Attention should be drawn to the
environmental aspects of battery
disposal.
• The use of apparatus in moderate
climates.
General controls
Pairing
Front view
Connect the supplied power adapter to
the ARS15’s Power jack, and connect the
other end to a convenient wall outlet.
Any Bluetooth device that you wish to
have streaming audio to your ARS15
must first be PAIRED to the ARS15. The
process is simple, and in most cases the
PAIRING process needs to be done only
once.
General controls
Pairing your Bluetooth wireless
technology enabled products with
the ARS15:
ARS15
EN/F
It is important to read this user manual prior to using your new product for the first time.
Nous vous recommandons de lire ce manuel avant d’utiliser votre nouveau produit
pour la première fois.
requirements. Use of this device in a
manner inconsistent with this manual
could lead to excessive RF exposure
condition.
This Class B digital apparatus
complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe
B est conforme à la norme NMB-003
du Canada.
Electrical power
information
AC/DC adaptor:
Input: 100-240 V AC 50/60 Hz, 1.0 A
Output: 5 V DC, 3 A
Specification
Bluetooth® wireless technology:
Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR, A2DP / AVRCP
profile
Audio output power (10%THD) :
2W x 2
Acoustic Research is a registered
trademark of Audiovox Electronics
Corporation.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos
are registered trademarks owned by
Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of
such marks by Audiovox Electronics
Corporation is under license. Other
trademarks and trade names are those
of their respective owners.
Some of the following information may
not apply to your particular product;
however, as with any electronic product,
precautions should be observed during
handling and use.
• Read these instructions.
• Keep these instructions.
• Heed all warnings.
• Follow all instructions.
• Do not use this apparatus near
water.
• Clean only with dry cloth.
• Do not block any ventilation
openings. Install in accordance with
the manufacturer’s instructions.
• Do not install near any heat sources
such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
• Protect the power cord from being
walked on or pinched particularly at
plugs, convenience receptacles, and
the point where they exit from the
apparatus.
• Only use attachments/accessories
specified by the manufacturer.
Before you begin
Congratulations on purchasing your
ARS15 Bluetooth wireless technology
stereo amplified speaker! This
product can provide you hours of
music enjoyment by allowing you to
wirelessly stream audio content from
your mobile device such as a mobile
phone or tablet or computer. No longer
do you need to have your mobile phone
tethered to your audio system. You
can roam around the house or office
while texting, or gaming, or using some
other functions of your mobile phone,
while still listening to the great music
played back through your ARS15 stereo
speakers. You can also charge your
mobile devices through the USB port,
or even listen to other portable audio
sources such as mp3 players through the
auxiliary line input.*
Plugging in for power
Right view
– Turn on/off the ARS15
PAIR – Enter Pairing mode or Searching
mode; start/pause music playback
* The mobile device must support Bluetooth
version 2.1 + EDR and A2DP (Advanced Audio
Distribution Profile). Not all mobile devices can
support multitasking such as listening to music
and texting at the same time. Not all mobile
phones will be compatible with the charging
ports.
USB jacks that charge your
tablet devices or cell phones.
See USB jack section for
more information.
Content of the box
• Main unit
• AC/DC Adaptor
• 4 in 1 charging cable
Bluetooth Standby mode
Also note that you can re-enter
SEARCHING mode by a single press of
the PAIR button.
Bluetooth range
The Bluetooth wireless technology
generally can operate within a range
of 35 feet or more. However results
may vary based on other factors such
as room layout, wall material, weather
conditions, etc. Also, note that when a
mobile device goes out of range, the
ARS15 will enter Searching mode and
will attempt to automatically reconnect
to the mobile device when that mobile
device comes back into range. (See
Searching Mode section for more
information)
• You can always enter
Pairing mode by pressing
and holding PAIR while
in either SEARCHING MODE or
BLUETOOTH STANDBY MODE.
• If during SEARCHING MODE
(Blue LED is flashing steadily),
you wish to quickly connect
any other Bluetooth device
(including those previously
paired), simply press/hold the
PAIR button to enter PAIRING
mode, and proceed to PAIR
the Bluetooth device (see
PAIRING section).
• Generally when the user
disables the Bluetooth wireless
connection on a connected
Bluetooth device the ARS15
will enter Bluetooth Standby
mode which means that the
ARS15 would be available
for other previously paired
Bluetooth devices to connect
(See Bluetooth Standby
Mode section for more
information). However, in
some cases, the disabling of
Bluetooth wireless connection
on the connected Bluetooth
device may not result in the
ARS15 immediately entering
Bluetooth Standby mode, and
may enter Searching Mode.
(See Searching Mode section
for more information)
Q: Streaming stops and the Power
LED turns off when plugging in
device to the USB jack.
A: The ARS15 will shut down to protect
itself from damage when charging
is overloaded. To resume operation,
disconnect the USB connection and
turn on the ARS15 again.
Q: No sound or sound is very low.
A: Make sure the Bluetooth wireless
connection is correct and playback
has been successfully started. Check
the volume level of the ARS15
and your Bluetooth device. (See
Music Playback section for more
information)
VOL-/VOL+ – Adjust volume
3. Press and hold the PAIR button on
the ARS15 to enter Pairing mode.
The red LED and blue LED will flash
alternatively.
Rear view
Connection indicators
Music playback
Bluetooth connection and power
indicators:
When your Bluetooth device is
connected with the ARS15, the blue LED
lights. Press PAIR to play/pause music on
your device. Press VOL-/VOL+ to adjust
the volume.
Status
Pairing mode
Bluetooth
connection
made
Blue LED
Red LED
(Bluetooth
connection
indicator)
(Power
indicator)
Flash alternatively
On
Searching
Flash
mode (autoconnect to the
most recent
connected
device)
On
On
Bluetooth
Flash slowly On
Standby mode
(available for
connection from
any previously
paired device)
Power off
mode
Off
Off
4. You should be able to see “AR
ARS15” on the device list in the
Bluetooth settings menu on your
Bluetooth device where you can
complete the pairing operation.
Note in some cases you may be
prompted to enter a passkey. The
passkey is “0000”.
5. A confirmation screen will appear
on your Bluetooth device once
the ARS15 and the device are
successfully paired. The blue LED
• Note that it may be
necessary to resynchronize
the volume control if the
Bluetooth device goes out
of range or if a new Bluetooth
device is paired.
• You can always enter
Pairing mode by pressing
and holding PAIR while in
either SEARCHING MODE or
BLUETOOTH STANDBY MODE.
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.
Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by Audiovox could void
the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
Use the USB jacks on the right of the
ARS15 to charge your tablet or cell
phones.
For charging tablet devices.
This jack may also be used
for charging other mobile
devices.
If you are using a tablet device:
You may find it necessary to use the
provided 4 in 1 charging cable to
connect your tablet device to the USB
jack on the left. Your tablet device
should start charging. The ARS15
supports iPad® charging.
Q: My paired Bluetooth device can
not reconnect to the ARS15.
A: Press and hold PAIR to enter Pairing
mode again. A reconnection may
fail due to :
• The pairing information has been
deleted from your Bluetooth device.
• You may have exceeded the
allowable number of paired devices
for the ARS15. Only 8 Bluetooth
devices may have their pairing
credentials stored at one time.
Simply follow the above instructions
for Pairing to have a device paired
again. However remember that the
ARS15 can only store credentials
for 8 devices. Therefore the earliest
paired device will be removed from
that list of 8 to make room for the
device you wish to Pair.
12 Month Limited Warranty
Applies to AR Dock Products
players, home networks or vehicle
electrical systems.
AUDIOVOX ACCESSORIES CORP. (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 with reconditioned
product (at the Company’s option)
without charge for parts and repair
labor.
This 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 by removal
or defacement of the factory serial
number/bar code label(s). 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.
To obtain repair or replacement
within the terms of this Warranty, the
product 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.
This Warranty does not extend to the
elimination of externally generated
static or noise, to correction of
antenna problems, loss/interruptions of
broadcast or internet service, to costs
incurred for installation, removal or
reinstallation of product, to corruptions
caused by computer viruses, spyware or
other malware, to loss of media, files,
data or content, or to damage to tapes,
discs, removable memory devices or
cards, speakers, accessories, computers,
computer peripherals, other media
This Warranty is in lieu of all other
express warranties or liabilities. ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY, SHALL BE LIMITED
TO THE DURATION OF THIS WRITTEN
WARRANTY. ANY ACTION FOR BREACH
OF ANY WARRANTY HEREUNDER
INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY
OF MERCHANTABILITY MUST BE
BROUGHT WITHIN A PERIOD OF 24
MONTHS FROM DATE OF ORIGINAL
PURCHASE. IN NO CASE SHALL THE
COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR ANY
CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL
DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF THIS OR
ANY OTHER WARRANTY. No person or
representative is authorized to assume
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.
Contains FCC ID: ZJPARS15BC06X
Contains IC ID: 9668A-ARS15BC06X
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
co-located 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
This device complies with Industry
Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s).
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.
The user is cautioned that this device
should be used only as specified within
this manual to meet RF exposure
Reconnecting
will continuously light to indicate
successful connection.
You can manually break the Bluetooth
wireless connection by a press and hold
of the PAIR button.
• Some Bluetooth devices
will automatically start
streaming audio when
connected.
• The ARS15 can store settings
for up to 8 Bluetooth
devices which simplifies the
connection process for these
devices without the need for
re-pairing every time.
• The term “Bluetooth device”
is used frequently in these
instructions. So what is a
“Bluetooth device”? The
answer is simple. This would
be any mobile phone or
mobile tablet or netbook
or computer which has at
least both of the following
capabilities:
a) Is equipped with Bluetooth
wireless technology:
Bluetooth version 2.1 + EDR
and A2DP.
b) Can playback audio content
such as mp3 files, etc.
USB charging
Synchronization of
Volume Control
Follow these steps to synchronize the
volume control between your Bluetooth
device and your ARS15.
1. First, it is recommended to PAUSE
your music source during this
process.
2. Adjust the volume control on your
Bluetooth device to maximum.
3. Then adjust the volume control on
your ARS15 to maximum.
4. At this point, your ARS15 volume
control will properly track the
volume control on your Bluetooth
device.
5. Turn down the volume on your
Bluetooth device to a mid level, and
then hit PLAY to enjoy your music.
Note: This equipment has been tested
and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of 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.
In the previous section you saw how
to make that first connection between
your Bluetooth device and the ARS15.
However, since most people don’t leave
their mobile phone at home all the
time, or perhaps the mobile phone is
turned off from time to time, it will be
necessary to reconnect your previously
paired Bluetooth device when you wish
to stream music again. There are a few
different ways in which reconnections
are made, and fortunately they are all
very simple.
Searching mode
When the ARS15 is in SEARCHING
MODE (which is indicated by a steady
flashing of the Blue LED), the ARS15 is
attempting to automatically connect to
the most recently connected Bluetooth
device. SEARCHING MODE typically
occurs when the ARS15 is first turned
on, or if the Bluetooth device goes
out of the range. See the section on
Bluetooth wireless technology range.
Once this most recent device is back
within range, the re-connection should
be automatic. However, it may be
necessary to initiate the audio playback
on the Bluetooth device. Note that the
Searching mode will revert to Bluetooth
Standby Mode (see next section) if no
re-connection is made within 3 minutes.
Auxiliary source
• You may use both USB
jacks at the same time.
• Charging function may
not be supported for all
phones, tablets or electronic
devices.
• The adapters provided may not
work with all devices.
• The provided 4 in 1 charging
cable works with some models
from
• Blackberry
• Nokia
• Samsung
• HTC cell phones only.
Use the appropriate USB cable
provided with your cell phone
or tablet if your brand is not
listed above.
• Charging function is always
enabled as long as the
AC/DC adapter is plugged in
and connected.
1. To select auxiliary mode, connect
your auxiliary source (e.g. mp3
player) to the AUX input jack at the
back of the ARS15 with an audio
cable (not supplied).
2. Press SOURCE button to listen
to AUX. The green LED will turn
on. Control all other playback
operations from your auxiliary
player.
If you are using a cell phone:
You may find it necessary to use the
provided 4 in 1 charging cable to
connect your cell phone to either one of
the USB jacks.
Warranty information
Troubleshooting tips
Q: Cannot turn on the ARS15 when
charging.
A: The ARS15 will shut down to protect
itself from damage when charging
is overloaded. To resume operation,
disconnect the USB connection and
turn on the ARS15 again.
SOURCE – Switch between Bluetooth
wireless mode and AUX IN
Connect to the power adapter
Reconnecting
1. Activate the Bluetooth wireless
mode on your Bluetooth device.
Refer to the device user manual for
more details.
to turn on the ARS15. The
2. Press
red LED will light.
Green LED – Turns on when AUX IN is
activated
iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc.,
registered in the U.S. and other
countries.
If the most recently connected
Bluetooth device can not be found
within three minutes during Searching
Mode, then the ARS15 will revert to
BLUETOOTH STANDBY MODE. The
Blue LED will flash slowly while in
this BLUETOOTH STANDBY MODE.
While in this mode, the ARS15 will
accept connection from any previously
paired Bluetooth devices (up to 8
devices). Simply initiate the connection
to the ARS15 on your Bluetooth device.
See your Bluetooth device for more
information.
• Use only with the
]
cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table
specified by the
manufacturer,
Portable Cart Warning
or sold with the
apparatus. When a cart is used,
use caution when moving the cart/
apparatus combination to avoid
injury from tip-over.
• Unplug this apparatus during
lightning storms or when unused
for long periods of time.
• 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.
FCC Information
for the Company any liability other than
expressed herein in connection with the
sale of this product.
Some states 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 to
state.
Recommendations before returning
your product for a warranty claim:
• Properly pack your unit. Include
any remotes, memory cards, cables,
etc. which were originally provided
with the product. However DO NOT
return any removable batteries,
even if batteries were included
with the original purchase. We
recommend using the original
carton and packing materials. Ship
to the address shown below.
• Note that product will be returned
with factory default settings.
Consumer will be responsible to
restore any personal preference
settings.
Audiovox Electronics Corp.
Attn: Service Department.
150 Marcus Blvd.
Hauppauge N.Y. 11788
1-800-645-4994
For Canada Customers, please ship to:
Audiovox Return Centre
c/o Genco
6685 Kennedy Road,
Unit#3, Door 16,
Mississuaga, Ontario
L5T 3A5
Illustrations contained within this
publication are for representation only
and subject to change.
The descriptions and characteristics
given in this document are given as
a general indication and not as a
guarantee. In order to provide the
highest quality product possible,
we reserve the right to make any
improvement or modification without
prior notice.
Visit http://store.audiovox.com to find the
best accessories for your products.
© 2011 Audiovox Accessories Corporation
111 Congressional Blvd., Suite 350
Carmel, IN 46032
Trademark(s) ® Registered
Printed in China
v1.0 (1.0.1.0) (EN/F)
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
PLEASE READ AND SAVE THIS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
user manual
guide de l’utilisateur
ADDITIONAL SAFETY INFORMATION
• The AC/DC adaptor supplied with
this product is intended to be
correctly oriented in a vertical or
floor mount position.
• Do not use unauthorized chargers
or power adapters. Use only
chargers that came with your
product or that is listed in the user’s
guide.
• Apparatus shall not be exposed to
dripping or splashing and no objects
filled with liquids, such as vases,
shall be placed on the apparatus.
• Always leave sufficient space around
the product for ventilation. Do
not place product in or on a bed,
rug, in a bookcase or cabinet that
may prevent air flow through vent
openings.
• Do not place lighted candles,
cigarettes, cigars, etc. on the
product.
• Care should be taken so that objects
do not fall into the product.
• Do not attempt to disassemble
the cabinet. This product does
not contain customer serviceable
components.
• The marking information is located
at the bottom of apparatus.
• To be completely disconnect the
power input, the AC/DC adaptor
of apparatus shall be disconnected
from the mains.
• AC/DC adaptor is a disconnect
device. The AC/DC adaptor should
not be obstructed OR should be
easily accessed during intended use.
• The ventilation should not be
impeded by covering the ventilation
openings with items such as
newspaper, table-cloths, curtains etc.
• No naked flame sources such as
lighted candled should be placed on
the apparatus.
• Attention should be drawn to the
environmental aspects of battery
disposal.
• The use of apparatus in moderate
climates.
General controls
Pairing
Front view
Connect the supplied power adapter to
the ARS15’s Power jack, and connect the
other end to a convenient wall outlet.
Any Bluetooth device that you wish to
have streaming audio to your ARS15
must first be PAIRED to the ARS15. The
process is simple, and in most cases the
PAIRING process needs to be done only
once.
General controls
Pairing your Bluetooth wireless
technology enabled products with
the ARS15:
ARS15
EN/F
It is important to read this user manual prior to using your new product for the first time.
Nous vous recommandons de lire ce manuel avant d’utiliser votre nouveau produit
pour la première fois.
requirements. Use of this device in a
manner inconsistent with this manual
could lead to excessive RF exposure
condition.
This Class B digital apparatus
complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe
B est conforme à la norme NMB-003
du Canada.
Electrical power
information
AC/DC adaptor:
Input: 100-240 V AC 50/60 Hz, 1.0 A
Output: 5 V DC, 3 A
Specification
Bluetooth® wireless technology:
Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR, A2DP / AVRCP
profile
Audio output power (10%THD) :
2W x 2
Acoustic Research is a registered
trademark of Audiovox Electronics
Corporation.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos
are registered trademarks owned by
Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of
such marks by Audiovox Electronics
Corporation is under license. Other
trademarks and trade names are those
of their respective owners.
Some of the following information may
not apply to your particular product;
however, as with any electronic product,
precautions should be observed during
handling and use.
• Read these instructions.
• Keep these instructions.
• Heed all warnings.
• Follow all instructions.
• Do not use this apparatus near
water.
• Clean only with dry cloth.
• Do not block any ventilation
openings. Install in accordance with
the manufacturer’s instructions.
• Do not install near any heat sources
such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
• Protect the power cord from being
walked on or pinched particularly at
plugs, convenience receptacles, and
the point where they exit from the
apparatus.
• Only use attachments/accessories
specified by the manufacturer.
Before you begin
Congratulations on purchasing your
ARS15 Bluetooth wireless technology
stereo amplified speaker! This
product can provide you hours of
music enjoyment by allowing you to
wirelessly stream audio content from
your mobile device such as a mobile
phone or tablet or computer. No longer
do you need to have your mobile phone
tethered to your audio system. You
can roam around the house or office
while texting, or gaming, or using some
other functions of your mobile phone,
while still listening to the great music
played back through your ARS15 stereo
speakers. You can also charge your
mobile devices through the USB port,
or even listen to other portable audio
sources such as mp3 players through the
auxiliary line input.*
Plugging in for power
Right view
– Turn on/off the ARS15
PAIR – Enter Pairing mode or Searching
mode; start/pause music playback
* The mobile device must support Bluetooth
version 2.1 + EDR and A2DP (Advanced Audio
Distribution Profile). Not all mobile devices can
support multitasking such as listening to music
and texting at the same time. Not all mobile
phones will be compatible with the charging
ports.
USB jacks that charge your
tablet devices or cell phones.
See USB jack section for
more information.
Content of the box
• Main unit
• AC/DC Adaptor
• 4 in 1 charging cable
Bluetooth Standby mode
Also note that you can re-enter
SEARCHING mode by a single press of
the PAIR button.
Bluetooth range
The Bluetooth wireless technology
generally can operate within a range
of 35 feet or more. However results
may vary based on other factors such
as room layout, wall material, weather
conditions, etc. Also, note that when a
mobile device goes out of range, the
ARS15 will enter Searching mode and
will attempt to automatically reconnect
to the mobile device when that mobile
device comes back into range. (See
Searching Mode section for more
information)
• You can always enter
Pairing mode by pressing
and holding PAIR while
in either SEARCHING MODE or
BLUETOOTH STANDBY MODE.
• If during SEARCHING MODE
(Blue LED is flashing steadily),
you wish to quickly connect
any other Bluetooth device
(including those previously
paired), simply press/hold the
PAIR button to enter PAIRING
mode, and proceed to PAIR
the Bluetooth device (see
PAIRING section).
• Generally when the user
disables the Bluetooth wireless
connection on a connected
Bluetooth device the ARS15
will enter Bluetooth Standby
mode which means that the
ARS15 would be available
for other previously paired
Bluetooth devices to connect
(See Bluetooth Standby
Mode section for more
information). However, in
some cases, the disabling of
Bluetooth wireless connection
on the connected Bluetooth
device may not result in the
ARS15 immediately entering
Bluetooth Standby mode, and
may enter Searching Mode.
(See Searching Mode section
for more information)
Q: Streaming stops and the Power
LED turns off when plugging in
device to the USB jack.
A: The ARS15 will shut down to protect
itself from damage when charging
is overloaded. To resume operation,
disconnect the USB connection and
turn on the ARS15 again.
Q: No sound or sound is very low.
A: Make sure the Bluetooth wireless
connection is correct and playback
has been successfully started. Check
the volume level of the ARS15
and your Bluetooth device. (See
Music Playback section for more
information)
VOL-/VOL+ – Adjust volume
3. Press and hold the PAIR button on
the ARS15 to enter Pairing mode.
The red LED and blue LED will flash
alternatively.
Rear view
Connection indicators
Music playback
Bluetooth connection and power
indicators:
When your Bluetooth device is
connected with the ARS15, the blue LED
lights. Press PAIR to play/pause music on
your device. Press VOL-/VOL+ to adjust
the volume.
Status
Pairing mode
Bluetooth
connection
made
Blue LED
Red LED
(Bluetooth
connection
indicator)
(Power
indicator)
Flash alternatively
On
Searching
Flash
mode (autoconnect to the
most recent
connected
device)
On
On
Bluetooth
Flash slowly On
Standby mode
(available for
connection from
any previously
paired device)
Power off
mode
Off
Off
4. You should be able to see “AR
ARS15” on the device list in the
Bluetooth settings menu on your
Bluetooth device where you can
complete the pairing operation.
Note in some cases you may be
prompted to enter a passkey. The
passkey is “0000”.
5. A confirmation screen will appear
on your Bluetooth device once
the ARS15 and the device are
successfully paired. The blue LED
• Note that it may be
necessary to resynchronize
the volume control if the
Bluetooth device goes out
of range or if a new Bluetooth
device is paired.
• You can always enter
Pairing mode by pressing
and holding PAIR while in
either SEARCHING MODE or
BLUETOOTH STANDBY MODE.
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.
Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by Audiovox could void
the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
Use the USB jacks on the right of the
ARS15 to charge your tablet or cell
phones.
For charging tablet devices.
This jack may also be used
for charging other mobile
devices.
If you are using a tablet device:
You may find it necessary to use the
provided 4 in 1 charging cable to
connect your tablet device to the USB
jack on the left. Your tablet device
should start charging. The ARS15
supports iPad® charging.
Q: My paired Bluetooth device can
not reconnect to the ARS15.
A: Press and hold PAIR to enter Pairing
mode again. A reconnection may
fail due to :
• The pairing information has been
deleted from your Bluetooth device.
• You may have exceeded the
allowable number of paired devices
for the ARS15. Only 8 Bluetooth
devices may have their pairing
credentials stored at one time.
Simply follow the above instructions
for Pairing to have a device paired
again. However remember that the
ARS15 can only store credentials
for 8 devices. Therefore the earliest
paired device will be removed from
that list of 8 to make room for the
device you wish to Pair.
12 Month Limited Warranty
Applies to AR Dock Products
players, home networks or vehicle
electrical systems.
AUDIOVOX ACCESSORIES CORP. (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 with reconditioned
product (at the Company’s option)
without charge for parts and repair
labor.
This 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 by removal
or defacement of the factory serial
number/bar code label(s). 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.
To obtain repair or replacement
within the terms of this Warranty, the
product 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.
This Warranty does not extend to the
elimination of externally generated
static or noise, to correction of
antenna problems, loss/interruptions of
broadcast or internet service, to costs
incurred for installation, removal or
reinstallation of product, to corruptions
caused by computer viruses, spyware or
other malware, to loss of media, files,
data or content, or to damage to tapes,
discs, removable memory devices or
cards, speakers, accessories, computers,
computer peripherals, other media
This Warranty is in lieu of all other
express warranties or liabilities. ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY, SHALL BE LIMITED
TO THE DURATION OF THIS WRITTEN
WARRANTY. ANY ACTION FOR BREACH
OF ANY WARRANTY HEREUNDER
INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY
OF MERCHANTABILITY MUST BE
BROUGHT WITHIN A PERIOD OF 24
MONTHS FROM DATE OF ORIGINAL
PURCHASE. IN NO CASE SHALL THE
COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR ANY
CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL
DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF THIS OR
ANY OTHER WARRANTY. No person or
representative is authorized to assume
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.
Contains FCC ID: ZJPARS15BC06X
Contains IC ID: 9668A-ARS15BC06X
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
co-located 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
This device complies with Industry
Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s).
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.
The user is cautioned that this device
should be used only as specified within
this manual to meet RF exposure
Reconnecting
will continuously light to indicate
successful connection.
You can manually break the Bluetooth
wireless connection by a press and hold
of the PAIR button.
• Some Bluetooth devices
will automatically start
streaming audio when
connected.
• The ARS15 can store settings
for up to 8 Bluetooth
devices which simplifies the
connection process for these
devices without the need for
re-pairing every time.
• The term “Bluetooth device”
is used frequently in these
instructions. So what is a
“Bluetooth device”? The
answer is simple. This would
be any mobile phone or
mobile tablet or netbook
or computer which has at
least both of the following
capabilities:
a) Is equipped with Bluetooth
wireless technology:
Bluetooth version 2.1 + EDR
and A2DP.
b) Can playback audio content
such as mp3 files, etc.
USB charging
Synchronization of
Volume Control
Follow these steps to synchronize the
volume control between your Bluetooth
device and your ARS15.
1. First, it is recommended to PAUSE
your music source during this
process.
2. Adjust the volume control on your
Bluetooth device to maximum.
3. Then adjust the volume control on
your ARS15 to maximum.
4. At this point, your ARS15 volume
control will properly track the
volume control on your Bluetooth
device.
5. Turn down the volume on your
Bluetooth device to a mid level, and
then hit PLAY to enjoy your music.
Note: This equipment has been tested
and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of 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.
In the previous section you saw how
to make that first connection between
your Bluetooth device and the ARS15.
However, since most people don’t leave
their mobile phone at home all the
time, or perhaps the mobile phone is
turned off from time to time, it will be
necessary to reconnect your previously
paired Bluetooth device when you wish
to stream music again. There are a few
different ways in which reconnections
are made, and fortunately they are all
very simple.
Searching mode
When the ARS15 is in SEARCHING
MODE (which is indicated by a steady
flashing of the Blue LED), the ARS15 is
attempting to automatically connect to
the most recently connected Bluetooth
device. SEARCHING MODE typically
occurs when the ARS15 is first turned
on, or if the Bluetooth device goes
out of the range. See the section on
Bluetooth wireless technology range.
Once this most recent device is back
within range, the re-connection should
be automatic. However, it may be
necessary to initiate the audio playback
on the Bluetooth device. Note that the
Searching mode will revert to Bluetooth
Standby Mode (see next section) if no
re-connection is made within 3 minutes.
Auxiliary source
• You may use both USB
jacks at the same time.
• Charging function may
not be supported for all
phones, tablets or electronic
devices.
• The adapters provided may not
work with all devices.
• The provided 4 in 1 charging
cable works with some models
from
• Blackberry
• Nokia
• Samsung
• HTC cell phones only.
Use the appropriate USB cable
provided with your cell phone
or tablet if your brand is not
listed above.
• Charging function is always
enabled as long as the
AC/DC adapter is plugged in
and connected.
1. To select auxiliary mode, connect
your auxiliary source (e.g. mp3
player) to the AUX input jack at the
back of the ARS15 with an audio
cable (not supplied).
2. Press SOURCE button to listen
to AUX. The green LED will turn
on. Control all other playback
operations from your auxiliary
player.
If you are using a cell phone:
You may find it necessary to use the
provided 4 in 1 charging cable to
connect your cell phone to either one of
the USB jacks.
Warranty information
Troubleshooting tips
Q: Cannot turn on the ARS15 when
charging.
A: The ARS15 will shut down to protect
itself from damage when charging
is overloaded. To resume operation,
disconnect the USB connection and
turn on the ARS15 again.
SOURCE – Switch between Bluetooth
wireless mode and AUX IN
Connect to the power adapter
Reconnecting
1. Activate the Bluetooth wireless
mode on your Bluetooth device.
Refer to the device user manual for
more details.
to turn on the ARS15. The
2. Press
red LED will light.
Green LED – Turns on when AUX IN is
activated
iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc.,
registered in the U.S. and other
countries.
If the most recently connected
Bluetooth device can not be found
within three minutes during Searching
Mode, then the ARS15 will revert to
BLUETOOTH STANDBY MODE. The
Blue LED will flash slowly while in
this BLUETOOTH STANDBY MODE.
While in this mode, the ARS15 will
accept connection from any previously
paired Bluetooth devices (up to 8
devices). Simply initiate the connection
to the ARS15 on your Bluetooth device.
See your Bluetooth device for more
information.
• Use only with the
]
cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table
specified by the
manufacturer,
Portable Cart Warning
or sold with the
apparatus. When a cart is used,
use caution when moving the cart/
apparatus combination to avoid
injury from tip-over.
• Unplug this apparatus during
lightning storms or when unused
for long periods of time.
• 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.
FCC Information
for the Company any liability other than
expressed herein in connection with the
sale of this product.
Some states 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 to
state.
Recommendations before returning
your product for a warranty claim:
• Properly pack your unit. Include
any remotes, memory cards, cables,
etc. which were originally provided
with the product. However DO NOT
return any removable batteries,
even if batteries were included
with the original purchase. We
recommend using the original
carton and packing materials. Ship
to the address shown below.
• Note that product will be returned
with factory default settings.
Consumer will be responsible to
restore any personal preference
settings.
Audiovox Electronics Corp.
Attn: Service Department.
150 Marcus Blvd.
Hauppauge N.Y. 11788
1-800-645-4994
For Canada Customers, please ship to:
Audiovox Return Centre
c/o Genco
6685 Kennedy Road,
Unit#3, Door 16,
Mississuaga, Ontario
L5T 3A5
Illustrations contained within this
publication are for representation only
and subject to change.
The descriptions and characteristics
given in this document are given as
a general indication and not as a
guarantee. In order to provide the
highest quality product possible,
we reserve the right to make any
improvement or modification without
prior notice.
Visit http://store.audiovox.com to find the
best accessories for your products.
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