Sound Bar
HT-ST7
Operating Instructions
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Table of contents
Setup / Setup
What’s in the box
3
Installation
4
Inserting the wireless transceivers
5
Connection
6
Turning on the system
8
Basic Operations
Listening to the audio
9
Enjoying the sound effects
10
Listening to the audio from BLUETOOTH devices
12
Parts and controls
14
Adjusting the settings
17
Troubleshooting
19
Others
2
What’s in the box
Bar Speaker (1)
Grille frame (1)
Subwoofer (1)
R03 (size AAA) batteries (2)
Digital optical cable for a TV (1)
IR blaster* (1)
Remote control (1)
*Refer to the Reference Guide on how to use the IR blaster.
Sound Bar
Sound Bar
HT-ST7
Stands (2) and screws (2)
Wireless transceivers (2)
Operating Instructions (this book) (1)
Reference Guide (1)
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Installation
Do you want to install the Bar
Speaker on a wall?
See the instructions in the
Reference Guide.
If you prefer…
Attaching the grille frame
Attaching the side stands
1
•Attach or remove the grille frame in parallel with the
front panel.
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2
Inserting the wireless transceivers
Tip
•The two wireless transceivers are identical. You can insert either of them into the Bar Speaker or the subwoofer.
5
Connection
Connecting a TV only
OPTICAL
OUT
(Supplied)
6
When connecting a TV and other devices
(ARC)
OPTICAL
OUT
TV
OUT
Blu-ray
Use HDMI cables
(not supplied). If your TV supports the ARC function, you do not need to connect the
digital optical cable .
Refer to the Reference Guide for notes on HDMI connections.
To output multi-channel digital audio, check the digital audio output setting on the device connected to the
system.
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Turning on the system
2
1
3
1 Connect the AC power cords (mains leads).
2 Press the  button on the Bar Speaker.
3 Confirm the  indicator of the subwoofer is lit in green. If not, the wireless transmission is not
activated. See “Troubleshooting” (page 19).
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Insert the batteries (supplied).
Listening to the audio

INPUT
Input device selected
Press the INPUT button repeatedly until the input device appears on the display.
TV  HDMI 1  HDMI 2  HDMI 3  OPT  COAX  ANALOG  BT AU
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Enjoying the sound effects
SOUND MODE:
Allows you to enjoy sound effects.
VOICE:
Helps make dialogs clearer.
SOUND MODE
VOICE
SW TONE
10
SW TONE (subwoofer tone):
Selects the bass tone.
MOVIE
Sound effects suitable for movies
MUSIC
Sound effects suitable for music
FOOTBALL
(virtual football
mode)
Sound effects for enjoying the feeling of being present in a football
stadium (when watching the football match broadcast)
Note: This feature does not support monaural sound.
STD (standard)
Sound effects suitable for TV programs
LEVEL 1 – 3
TONE 1
A more crisp bass tone
TONE 2
A bass tone suitable for various sources (default)
TONE 3
A more dynamic bass tone
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Listening to the audio from BLUETOOTH devices
When registering BLUETOOTH devices (pairing)
BLUETOOTH PAIRING button
BLUETOOTH indicator
1 Press the BLUETOOTH PAIRING button.
2 Set your BLUETOOTH device to pairing mode and select “HT-ST7.” If a Passkey is requested, enter “0000.”
3 Confirm the BLUETOOTH indicator is lit in blue.
BLUETOOTH connection established
During or attempting BLUETOOTH pairing
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When using one-touch connection (NFC)
BLUETOOTH indicator
1 Download, install, and start the “NFC Easy Connect” app on your smartphone.
2 Touch the Bar Speaker with the smartphone.
3 Confirm the BLUETOOTH indicator is lit in blue, indicating that the connection has been established.
•Compatible smartphones
Smartphones with the NFC function built-in
(OS: Android 2.3.3 or later, excluding Android 3.x)
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Parts and controls
MUTING
 (on/standby) button
BLUETOOTH PAIRING button (page 12)
INPUT button (page 9)
VOL (volume) +/– buttons
NFC sensor (page 13)
Pairs/connects an NFC device when an NFC device is located nearby.
MUTING indicator
Display off/BLUETOOTH indicator
Lights up in white when the system is on, not in BLUETOOTH mode, and the front panel display is off.
Lights up in blue in BLUETOOTH mode (page 12).
Front panel display

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(remote control sensor)
 (on/standby) indicator (page 8)
 (on/standby) button
SECURE LINK button
Links the specified Bar Speaker and subwoofer when there are several wireless sound devices. For more details,
refer to the Reference Guide.
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 (on/standby)
INPUT (page 9)
MUTING
VOL (volume) +/–
SOUND MODE (page 10)
VOICE (page 10)
DISPLAY
Adjusts the display brightness: On  Dark  Off.
*When the display is turned from Off to On, audio format
information appears on the display.
SW TONE (page 10)
SW VOL (subwoofer volume) +/–
MENU/RETURN///ENTER (page 17)
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Adjusting the settings
Press MENU on the remote control, then select the desired setting using //ENTER/RETURN.
Menu
LEVEL
AUDIO
MENU
/
ENTER
RETURN
HDMI
Function
Default
DRC
(DYNAMIC RANGE
CONTROL)
You can enjoy Dolby Digital sound at low sound volumes. (ON/AUTO/OFF)
ON: Compresses sound in accordance with the compression information
contained in the content.
AUTO: Automatically compresses sound encoded in Dolby TrueHD.
SYNC
(AV SYNC)
You can adjust the sound when the image and the sound are not in sync. (1 – 4/
OFF)
OFF
DUAL
(DUAL MONO)
You can enjoy multiplex broadcast sound of Dolby Digital audio. (M/S (main and
sub channels)/MAIN (main channel)/SUB (sub channel))
MAIN
S. OPT
(SOUND OPTIMIZER)
Adjusts the sound so that it is reproduced dynamically and more clearly even at
low sound volumes. (ON/OFF)
OFF
HEQ
(HARMONICS EQUALIZER)
Reproduces the very low volume sounds that tend to be eliminated by audio
compression. (ON/OFF)
Note: HEQ functions only when “BT AU” is selected. This does not function with
any other inputs, even though the item is displayed on the front panel.
ON
AAV
(ADVANCED AUTO
VOLUME)
Reduces the volume discrepancies between different programs or between
programs and commercials. (ON/OFF)
OFF
CTRL
(CONTROL FOR HDMI)
Switches the Control for HDMI function on or off. (ON/OFF)
ON
P. THRU
(PASS THROUGH)
Sets the power saving mode of the pass-through function of HDMI signals.
(AUTO/ON)
AUTO: Outputs signals from the HDMI OUT TV (ARC) jack of the system in
standby mode when the TV is turned on. This setting saves power in
standby mode compared with the “ON” setting.
ON: Always outputs signals from the HDMI OUT TV (ARC) jack in standby mode.
Note: This item appears only when “CTRL (CONTROL FOR HDMI)” is set to “ON.”
AUTO
ARC
(AUDIO RETURN
CHANNEL)
Allows you to listen to digital sound from a TV compatible with the Audio Return
Channel (ARC) technology is connected using an HDMI cable. (ON/OFF)
Note: This item appears only when “CTRL (CONTROL FOR HDMI)” is set to “ON.”
ON
BT.STBY
(BLUETOOTH STANDBY)
When the system has pairing information, the system is in BLUETOOTH standby
mode even when it is turned off. (ON/OFF)
Note: During BLUETOOTH standby mode, the BLUETOOTH indicator flashes in
blue slowly.
OFF
AAC
(ADVANCED AUDIO
CODING)
Sets whether or not the system will use AAC via BLUETOOTH. (ON/OFF)
Note: If you change the setting when the system is connected with a
BLUETOOTH device, the system will be disconnected from the device.
OFF
SET BT
AUTO
17
Menu
SYSTEM
18
Default
A. STBY
(AUTO STANDBY)
ON
IR REP. (IR REPEATER)
Enables the system to relay the signal from a remote control to the TV. (ON/OFF)
OFF
VER (VERSION)
Displays the current firmware version.
–
SEC. ON/SEC.OFF
(SECURE LINK ON/SECURE
LINK OFF)
When the Secure Link connection is not established, “SEC. ON” appears.
SEC. ON: Allows you to link the specified Bar Speaker and subwoofer when
there are several wireless sound devices within range.
When the Secure Link connection is established, “SEC.OFF” appears.
SEC.OFF: Releases the Secure Link setting.
–
RF CH (RF CHANNEL)
Allows you to change the wireless frequency when the subwoofer sound is
skipping. (AUTO/1/2/3)
RF CHK (RF CHECK)
Allows you to check whether or not wireless sound transmission is enabled on
the system. (OK/NG)
WS
MENU
/
ENTER
RETURN
Function
Switches the AUTO POWER OFF function on or off. (ON/OFF)
The system turns off automatically when an operation has not been attempted
for a certain time (about 20 minutes) and the system is not receiving an input
signal.
AUTO
–
Troubleshooting
See the Reference Guide for more FAQs.
No TV sound is output from the system.
•Make sure the input source is selected correctly. You should try other input
sources by pressing the INPUT button several times (page 9).
•Check the connection of the HDMI cable, digital optical cable, or audio cable that
is connected to the system and the TV (page 6, 7).
•Check the sound output of the TV.
No sound from the connected BLUETOOTH device is output from the system.
•Make sure the BLUETOOTH indicator is lit in blue (page 12).
•Make sure this system is located not too far from the BLUETOOTH device, or
the system is not subject to interference from a Wi‐Fi network, other 2.4 GHz
wireless device, or a microwave oven.
No sound is output from the subwoofer.
•Make sure the AC power cord (mains lead) of the subwoofer is connected
(page 8).
•Make sure the wireless transceivers are inserted correctly (page 5).
•If the  indicator is off:
–Check that the AC power cord (mains lead) of the subwoofer is connected
securely.
–Turn the subwoofer on by pressing the  button on the subwoofer.
•If the  indicator flashes in green quickly:
First press the  button on the subwoofer, then insert the wireless transceiver
into the subwoofer correctly, and press the  button on the subwoofer again.
•If the  indicator flashes in red:
Press the  button to turn off the subwoofer, and check that nothing is
blocking the ventilation holes of the subwoofer.
The system is turned off automatically.
•The A. STBY function is set (page 18).
TV remote control does not work.
•This problem might be solved by using the IR blaster. Refer to the Reference
Guide.
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