OWNER’S MANUAL
Wireless
Sound Bar
Please read this manual carefully before operating
your set and retain it for future reference.
MODEL
SJ4 (SJ4, SPJ4B-W)
*MFL69865711*
www.lg.com
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Safety Information
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CAUTION
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RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK)
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE REFER
SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
This 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 product.
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN
OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION: The apparatus should not be exposed to
water (dripping or splashing) and no objects filled
with liquids, such as vases, should be placed on the
apparatus.
WARNING: Do not install this equipment in a
confined space such as a book case or similar unit.
CAUTION: Do not use high voltage products around
this product. (ex. Electrical swatter) This product may
malfunction due to electrical shock.
CAUTION: No naked flame sources, such as lighted
candles, should be placed on the apparatus.
CAUTION: Do not block any ventilation openings.
Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions.
Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided
for ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of
the product and to protect it from over heating.
The openings shall be never be blocked by placing
the product on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar
surface. This product shall not be placed in a builtin installation such as a bookcase or rack unless
proper ventilation is provided or the manufacturer’s
instruction has been adhered to.
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CAUTION concerning the Power Cord
Most appliances recommend they be placed upon a
dedicated circuit;
NOTICE: For safety marking information including
product identification and supply ratings, please refer
to the main label on the bottom or the other surface
of the product.
This device is equipped with a portable battery or
accumulator.
Safety way to remove the battery from the
equipment: Remove the old battery or battery pack,
follow the steps in reverse order than the assembly.
To prevent contamination of the environment and
bring on possible threat to human and animal health,
the old battery or the battery put it in the appropriate
container at designated collection points. Do not
dispose of batteries or battery together with other
waste. It is recommended that you use local, free
reimbursement systems batteries and accumulators.
The battery should not be exposed to excessive heat
such as sunshine, fire or the like.
For models using an adapter
Only use the AC adapter supplied with this device.
Do not use a power supply from another device or
another manufacturer. Using any other power cable
or power supply may cause damage to the device and
void your warranty.
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That is, a single outlet circuit which powers only
that appliance and has no additional outlets or
branch circuits. Check the specification page of this
owner’s manual to be certain. Do not overload wall
outlets. Overloaded wall outlets, loose or damaged
wall outlets, extension cords, frayed power cords, or
damaged or cracked wire insulation are dangerous.
Any of these conditions could result in electric
shock or fire. Periodically examine the cord of your
appliance, and if its appearance indicates damage
or deterioration, unplug it, discontinue use of the
appliance, and have the cord replaced with an exact
replacement part by an authorized service center.
Protect the power cord from physical or mechanical
abuse, such as being twisted, kinked, pinched, closed
in a door, or walked upon. Pay particular attention to
plugs, wall outlets, and the point where the cord exits
the appliance. The Power Plug is the disconnecting
device. In case of an emergency, the Power Plug must
remain readily accessible
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Symbols
~
1
0
Refers to alternating current (AC).
Refers to direct current (DC).
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Refers to class II equipment.
1
Refers to stand-by.
!
Refers to “ON” (power).
Refers to dangerous voltage.
OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE NOTICE
INFORMATION
To obtain the source code under GPL, LGPL, MPL, and
other open source licenses, that is contained in this
product, please visit
http://opensource.lge.com.
In addition to the source code, all referred license
terms, warranty disclaimers and copyright notices are
available for download.
LG Electronics will also provide open source code to
you on CD-ROM for a charge covering the cost of
performing such distribution (such as the cost of
media, shipping and handling) upon email request
to opensource@lge.com. This offer is valid for three
(3) years from the date on which you purchased the
product.
Table of Contents
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Table of Contents
1
Getting Started
3Operating
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Safety Information
Unique features
Introduction
– Symbols used in this manual
Remote control
Front panel
Rear panel
About LED condition
Installing the sound bar
Mounting the main unit on a wall
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2Connecting
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Connecting the AC Adapter
Wireless subwoofer connection
Connecting to your TV
– Using an OPTICAL cable
– LG Sound Sync
– Using an HDMI cable
– Additional information for HDMI
Optional equipment connection
– HDMI connection
– OPTICAL IN connection
– PORTABLE IN connection
– USB connection
– Compatible USB devices
– USB device requirement
– Playable file
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Basic operations
– USB operation
Other operations
– Turn off the sound temporarily
– Using your TV remote control
– Auto power down
– AUTO POWER On/Off
– Auto function change
Using BLUETOOTH® technology
– Listening to music stored on the
BLUETOOTH devices
Using BLUETOOTH App
– Install “Music Flow Bluetooth” App onto
Your BLUETOOTH Device
– Activate BLUETOOTH with “Music Flow
Bluetooth” App
Sound adjustment
– Setting sound effect
– Adjust the woofer level settings
– Night mode
4Troubleshooting
31 Troubleshooting
31 – General
32 – NOTES to use wireless
5Appendix
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Trademarks and licenses
Specifications
Maintenance
– Handling the unit
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Unique features
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Auto power down
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This unit will turn off by itself for energy saving
consumption.
LG Sound Sync
Controls volume level of this unit by the remote
control of your LG TV that is compatible with LG
Sound Sync.
BLUETOOTH®
Listens to music stored on your Bluetooth device.
Introduction
Symbols used in this manual
,,Note
Indicates special notes and operating features.
>>Caution
Indicates cautions for preventing possible damages
from abuse.
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Remote control
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• • • • • • • • • • • • • • a• • • • • • • • • • • • • •
1 (Power) : Switches the unit ON or OFF.
F : Selects the function and the input source.
BASS BLAST : Selects reinforced bass sound.
CINEMA : Selects cinematic surround sound.
VOL o/p : Adjusts speaker volume.
(Mute) : Mutes the sound.
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • b• • • • • • • • • • • • • •
C/V (Skip/Search) :
- Skips Fast backward or Forward.
- Searches for a section within a file.
dM (Play/Pause) : Starts playback. / Pauses playback.
NIGHT ON/OFF :
- Turns on or off Night mode.
- Controls this unit using TV remote. (Refer to the
page 23.)
WOOFER LEVEL o/p : Adjusts sound level of
subwoofer.
Replacement of Battery
Remove the battery cover on the rear of the remote
control, and insert the battery with and
matched correctly.
AUTO POWER ON/OFF :
- Turns on or off AUTO POWER function. (Refer to
the page 24.)
- Turns on or off the Bluetooth connection lock.
(Refer to the page 27.)
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ASC : Analyzes the property of input sound and
provides the sound optimized for the content in real
time.
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Front panel
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ARemote sensor
DThe buttons are located on the rear.
BStandby LED (Red)
CFunction LED (White)
Rear panel
Ao/p (Volume) : Adjusts volume level
BDC IN : AC adapter input
F (Function) : Selects the function and input
source.
COPTICAL IN : Optical input
1/! (Standby/On)
EUSB
DPORTABLE IN : Portable input
FHDMI OUT (TV ARC) / IN : HDMI output / input
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About LED condition
LED
Description
OPTICAL LED turns on.
OPTICAL function is selected.
OPTICAL LED blinks twice and
turns on.
LG Sound Sync (Optical) function is
selected.
USB LED turns on.
USB function is selected.
USB LED blinks.
Paused USB playback.
BT (Bluetooth) LED turns on.
Paired with Bluetooth device.
BT (Bluetooth) LED blinks.
Waiting for Bluetooth connection.
LG TV LED turns on.
LG Sound Sync (Wireless) function is
selected.
HDMI IN LED turns on.
HDMI IN function is selected.
LG TV and HDMI IN LEDs turn
on.
PORTABLE function is selected.
USB and BT (Bluetooth) LEDs
turn on.
ARC function is selected
,,Note
yy When you press any button, standby LED (Red) on the main unit blinks.
yy When you press
(Mute) button, standby LED (Red) blinks slowly.
yy When this unit reaches minimum volume, standby LED (Red) turns on for 2 seconds and blinks slowly.
yy When this unit reaches maximum volume, standby LED (Red) turns on for 2 seconds.
yy When you press volume (o/p) button continually, standby LED (Red) blinks quickly.
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Condition
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Installing the sound bar
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You can hear the sound by connecting the unit to the
other device : TV, Blu-ray disc player, DVD player, etc.
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Place the unit in front of the TV and connect it to the
device you want. (Refer to pages 15 - 22.)
>>Caution
yy For best performance of wireless connection
such as Bluetooth or wireless subwoofer,
do not install the unit on Metallic furniture
because wireless connection communicates
through a module positioned on the bottom
of the unit.
yy Be careful not to make scratches on the
surface of the Unit / Subwoofer when
installing or moving them.
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Mounting the main unit
on a wall
1. Match the TV’s BOTTOM EDGE of Wall bracket
install guide with the bottom of TV and attach to
the position.
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You can mount the main unit on a wall.
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>>Caution
Because it is difficult to make a connection after
installing this unit, you should connect the cables
before installation.
2. When you mount it on a wall (concrete), use the
wall plugs. You should drill some holes. A guide
sheet (Wall bracket install guide) is supplied to
drill. Use the sheet to check the point to drill.
Preparation materials
Unit
Wall bracket install guide
Wall brackets
Screws
(Not supplied)
Screws (A)
Wall plug
3. Remove the Wall bracket install guide.
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4. Fix the brackets with screws (A) as shown in the
illustration below.
6. Fix the unit with the screws firmly.
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,,Note
Screws (A) and Wall Plugs are not supplied for
mounting the unit. We recommend the Hilti
(HUD-1 6 x 30) for the mounting.
5. Put the unit on the brackets to match screw
holes on the bottom of the unit.
,,Note
To detach the unit, perform it in reverse order.
>>Caution
yy Do not install this unit upside down. It can
damage the parts of this unit or be the cause
of personal injury.
yy Do not hang onto the installed unit and avoid
any impact to the unit.
yy Secure the unit firmly to the wall so that it
does not fall off. If the unit falls off, it may
result in an injury or damage to the product.
yy When the unit is installed on a wall, please
make sure that a child does not pull any of
connecting cables, as it may cause it to fall.
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Connecting the AC
Adapter
Wireless subwoofer
connection
Connect the speaker to the power supply with the
supplied AC adapter.
LED indicator of wireless subwoofer
LED Colour
Status
2. Connect the AC adapter cable to DC IN adapter
input.
Green
(Blink)
Attempting to make connection.
Green
The connection is completed.
Red
The wireless subwoofer is in
standby mode or the connection
is failed.
Off
(No display)
The power cord of wireless
subwoofer is disconnected.
3. Plug the AC power cord into an AC outlet.
Setting up the wireless subwoofer for
the first time
>>Caution
Only use the AC adapter supplied with this
device. Do not use a power supply from another
device or manufacturer. Using any other power
cable or power supply may cause damage to the
device and void your warranty.
1. Connect the power cord to the subwoofer and
plug the power cord into a power outlet.
2. Turn on the main unit : The sound bar and wireless
subwoofer will be automatically connected.
-- Green LED on the rear of wireless subwoofer
turns on.
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1. Connect the supplied AC power cord to the AC
adapter.
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Manually pairing wireless subwoofer
When your connection is not completed, you can
check red LED on the wireless subwoofer and the
wireless subwoofer does not make sound. To solve
the problem, follow the steps below.
1.Press Pairing button on the rear of the wireless
subwoofer.
2
,,Note
yy It takes a few seconds (and may take longer)
for the main unit and the subwoofer to
communicate with each other and make
sounds.
yy The closer the main unit and the subwoofer,
the better sound quality. It is recommended
to install the main unit and the subwoofer as
close as possible and avoid the cases below.
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-- There is an obstacle between the main
unit and the subwoofer.
-- There is a device using same frequency
with this wireless connection such as
a medical equipment, a microwave or a
wireless LAN device.
-- The green LED on the rear of the wireless
subwoofer blinks quickly.
2. Turn on the main unit.
-- Keep the sound bar and the subwoofer
away from the device (ex. wireless router,
microwave oven, etc.) over 1m to prevent
wireless interference.
3. Pairing is completed.
-- The green LED on the rear of the wireless
subwoofer turns on.
>1m
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Connecting to your TV
Please connect this unit and the TV using the optical
digital cable or HDMI cable considering the capability
of the TV.
Using an OPTICAL cable
You can control some functions of this unit by
your TV's remote control with LG Sound Sync. It is
compatible with the LG TV that is supported LG
Sound Sync. Make sure of the LG Sound Sync logo on
your TV.
Controllable function by LG TV's remote control :
Volume up/down, mute
Refer to the TV's instruction manual for the details
of LG Sound Sync.
Make one of the following connections, depending on
the capabilities of your equipment.
Optical
cable
,,Note
yy You can also use the remote control of this
unit while using LG Sound Sync. If you use TV's
remote control again, the unit synchronizes
with the TV.
2. Select the input source to OPTICAL by pressing F
button on the remote control or unit repeatedly.
,,Note
yy Before connecting the optical cable, be sure
to remove the protection plug cover if your
cable has the cover.
yy You can enjoy the TV audio through the
speakers of this unit. In the case of some TV
models, you must select the external speaker
option from the TV menu. (For details,
reference your TV user manual.)
yy Set up the sound output of TV to listen to
the sound through this unit :
TV setting menu [ [Sound] [ [TV Sound
output] [ [External speaker (Optical)]
yy Details of TV setting menu vary depending
on the manufacturers or models of your TV.
yy If this unit is connected by OPTICAL and ARC
at the same time, the ARC signal is a high
priority.
yy When the connection fails, make sure of the
condition of the TV and power.
yy Make sure of the condition of this unit and
the connection in the cases below when using
LG Sound Sync.
-- The unit is turned off.
-- Changing the function to the others.
-- Disconnecting the optical cable.
-- Disconnecting the wireless connection
caused by interference or a distance.
yy The amount of time to turn off this unit is
different depending on your TV when you set
AUTO POWER function to ON.
yy Details of TV setting menu vary depending on
the models of your TV.
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1. Connect the OPTICAL IN jack on the back of the
unit to OPTICAL OUT jack on the TV using an
OPTICAL cable.
LG Sound Sync
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With wired connection
With wireless connection
1. Connect your LG TV to the unit by using an
optical cable.
1. Turn on the unit by pressing 1 on the remote
control or 1/! on the unit.
2. Select the input source to LG TV by pressing F
button on the remote control or unit repeatedly.
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Optical
cable
2. Set up the sound output of TV to listen to the
sound through this unit :
TV setting menu [ [Sound] [ [TV Sound
output] [ [LG Sound Sync (Optical)]
3. Turn on the unit by pressing 1 on the remote
control or 1/! on the unit.
4. Select the input source to OPTICAL by pressing
F button on the remote control or on unit
repeatedly.
3. Set up the sound output of TV to listen to the
sound through this unit :
TV setting menu [ [Sound] [ [TV Sound
output] [ [LG Sound Sync (Wireless)]
,,Note
yy If you turned off the unit directly by pressing
1 on the remote control or 1/! on the
unit., LG Sound Sync (Wireless) will be
disconnected. To use this function again, you
should reconnect the TV and the unit.
yy This unit connects automatically to the LG TV
last connected with the unit when you select
LG TV function.
yy LG TV auto connection may not work
depending on the models of your LG TV.
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Using an HDMI cable
ARC (Audio Return Channel) function
If you connect this unit to a TV that supports HDMI
CEC and ARC (Audio Return Channel), you can
enjoy the TV audio through the speakers of this unit
without connecting the optical cable. Please refer to
your TV user manual when you check HDMI CEC/ARC
function of your TV.
The ARC function enables an HDMI capable TV to
send the audio stream to HDMI OUT of the unit.
To use this function :
-- Your TV must support the HDMI-CEC and ARC
function and the HDMI-CEC and ARC must be set
to On.
-- The setting method of HDMI-CEC and ARC may
differ depending on the TV. For details about ARC
function, refer to your TV manual.
HDMI
cable
-- You must connect the HDMI OUT on the unit with
HDMI IN of the TV that supports ARC function
using an HDMI cable.
-- You can connect only one Sound bar to TV
compatible with ARC.
,,Note
yy ARC function is automatically selected when
ARC signal comes in from TV, no matter what
kind of the function you are using.
yy You can enjoy the TV audio through the
speakers of this unit. In the case of some TV
models, you must select the external speaker
option from the TV menu. (For details,
reference your TV user manual.)
yy Set up the sound output of TV to listen to the
sound through this unit :
TV setting menu [ [Sound] [ [TV Sound
output] [ [External speaker (HDMI ARC)]
yy Depending on your LG TV model, you may
need to turn on the SIMPLINK function on
your LG TV.
What is SIMPLINK?
Some functions of this unit are controlled by the
TV’s remote control when this unit and LG TV’s with
SIMPLINK are connected through HDMI connection.
Controllable functions by LG TV’s remote control :
Power on/off, volume up/down, mute, etc.
Refer to the TV owner’s manual for the details of
SIMPLINK function.
LG TV’s with SIMPLINK function has the logo as
shown above.
,,Note
yy Details of TV setting menu vary depending on
the manufacturers or models of your TV.
yy Depending on the state of the unit, some
SIMPLINK operation may differ from your
purpose or not work.
yy When you return to ARC function from
another function, you need to select the input
source to OPTICAL. Then this unit changes to
ARC function automatically.
yy Depending on a TV or a player which is
connected with this unit, SIMPLINK operation
may differ from your purpose.
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-- You must use the HDMI cable (Type A, High Speed
HDMI™ cable with Ethernet).
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Additional information for HDMI
HDMI cable Checklist
yy When you connect an HDMI or DVI compatible
device make sure of the following:
Some HDMI cables do not support the ARC function,
this can result in no sound output.
-Try switching off the HDMI/DVI device and this
player. Next, switch on the HDMI/DVI device and
leave it for around 30 seconds, then switch on
this player.
2
-The connected device’s video input is set
correctly for this unit.
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-The connected device is compatible with
720 x 576p (or 480p), 1280 x 720p, 1920 x
1080i or 1920 x 1080p video input.
yy Not all HDCP-compatible HDMI or DVI devices will
work with this player.
-The picture will not be displayed properly with
non-HDCP device.
,,Note
yy If a connected HDMI device does not accept
the audio output of the player, the HDMI
device’s audio sound may be distorted or may
not output.
yy Changing the resolution when the connection
has already been established may result in
malfunctions. To solve the problem, turn off
the player and then turn it on again.
yy When the HDMI connection with HDCP is not
verified, TV screen is changed to black screen.
In this case, check the HDMI connection, or
disconnect the HDMI cable.
yy If there are noises or lines on the screen,
please check the HDMI cable (length is
generally limited to 4.5 m(15 ft).
yy You cannot change the video resolution in the
HDMI IN mode. Change the video resolution
of the connected component.
yy If the video output signal is abnormal when
your personal computer is connected to HDMI
IN jack, change the resolution of your personal
computer to 576p (or 480p), 720p, 1080i or
1080p.
When connecting this unit to the TV, if there is no
sound, there might be a problem with the HDMI
cable. Therefore connect this unit to the TV and
check whether the Type A, High speed HDMI™ Cable
with Ethernet.
STANDARD HDMI CABLE WITH ETHERNET
HIGH SPEED HDMI CABLE
HIGH SPEED HDMI CABLE WITH ETHERNET
(X)
(X)
(O)
Connection through HDMI Cable
Your television must support the newest HDMI
features (HDMI CEC1) / ARC (Audio Return Channel))
to fully enjoy the Live broadcasting channel with
audio system through an HDMI cable. Unless your
TV supports these HDMI features, the audio system
should be connected through an OPTICAL cable.
1) HDMI CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface
Consumer Electronics Control)
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) is an HDMI
feature designed to allow the user to command and
control the CEC-enabled devices, that are connected
through HDMI by using only one of their remote
controls.
※ Trade names for CEC are SimpLink (LG) , Anynet+
(Samsung), BRAVIA Sync/ Link (Sony), EasyLink
(Philips), EZ-Sync/ VIERA Link (Panasonic), etc..
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Optional equipment
connection
For enjoying both sound and picture
You can enjoy both sound and picture from the
external device you connect.
HDMI connection
You can enjoy the sound and picture from HDMI
connection on external device.
HDMI
cable
You can enjoy the sound from the external device you
connect.
HDMI
cable
HDMI cable
1. Connect HDMI IN jack on the back of the unit to
HDMI OUT jack on the external device such as
Blu-ray disc player, DVD player, etc.
2. Connect HDMI OUT (TV ARC) jack on the back of
the unit to HDMI IN jack on the TV.
To the Blu-ray disc player,
DVD player, etc.
1. Connect HDMI IN jack on the back of the unit to
HDMI OUT jack on the audio device such as Bluray disc player, DVD player, etc.
2. Select the input source to HDMI IN by pressing F
button on the remote control or unit repeatedly.
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For enjoying sound only
3. Select the input source to HDMI IN by pressing F
button on the remote control or unit repeatedly.
,,Note
yy Audio and Video signal can't pass through
when this unit is turned off.
yy HDMI OUT (TV ARC) jack is for TV connection.
Even though multi channel is inputted to the
unit through an HDMI cable, the unit can only
output PCM 2 channel to TV.
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OPTICAL IN connection
PORTABLE IN connection
Connect an optical output jack of external devices to
the OPTICAL IN jack.
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Connecting
Optical
cable
MP3 player, etc...
Portable
cable
To the optical output jack of
external device
1. Connect the OPTICAL IN jack on the back of the
unit to optical out jack of your external device.
2. Select the input source to OPTICAL by pressing F
button on the remote control or unit repeatedly.
3. Listen to sound.
,,Note
Before connecting the optical cable, be sure to
remove the protection plug cover if your cable
has the cover.
Listening to music from your portable
player
The unit can be used to play the music from many
types of portable players or external devices.
1. Connect the portable player to the
PORTABLE IN connector of the unit by using 3.5
mm stereo cable.
2. Select the input source to PORTABLE by pressing
F button on the remote control or unit repeatedly.
3. Turn on the portable player or external device and
start playing it.
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USB connection
USB device requirement
Connect USB memory device to the USB port on the
back of the unit.
yy Devices which require additional program
installation connected to a computer, are not
supported.
yy Do not extract the USB device while in operation.
yy For a large capacity USB, it may take longer than a
few minutes to be searched.
yy To prevent data loss, back up all data.
yy This unit recognizes up to 2000 files.
yy The exFAT file system is not supported on this
unit. (FAT16/FAT32/NTFS systems are available.)
,,Note
If HDMI cable is connected on the unit, inserting
a USB device may be limited depending on a
USB device shape.
For more information of playing files on a USB, refer
to the page 23.
Removing the USB Device from the unit.
1. Choose a different function/mode.
2. Remove the USB device from the unit.
Compatible USB devices
yy MP3 Player : Flash type MP3 player.
yy USB Flash Drive : Devices that support USB 2.0.
yy The USB function of this unit does not support
some USB devices.
yy Depending on some devices, it may not available to
recognize the followings on this unit.
-- External HDD
-- Card readers
-- Locked devices
-- Hard type USB devices
-- USB hub
-- Using USB extension cable
-- iPhone/iPod/iPad
-- Android device
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yy The unit’s USB Port cannot be connected to PC.
The unit can not be used as a storage device.
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Playable file
Sampling Frequency
MP3 :
WMA :
OGG :
FLAC :
2
within 32 to 48 kHz
within 32 to 48 kHz
within 32 to 48 kHz
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz,
176.4 kHz and 192 kHz (16 bit/ 24 bit)
WAV : 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz,
176.4 kHz and 192 kHz (16 bit/ 24 bit)
,,Note
yy Folders and files on the USB are recognized
as below.
: Folder
: File
a
D
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E
Bitrate resolution
MP3 : within 80 to 320 kbps
WMA : within 56 to 128 kbps
OGG : within 64 to 500 kbps
yy Maximum files : Up to 2000
yy Maximum directories : Up to 200
yy A protected file by DRM (Digital rights
management) cannot be played on the unit.
yy Video files in the USB storage device can not be
played.
yy Depending on the performance of your USB
device, playback may not work well.
C
b
F
G
c
H
I
A
d
J
B
yy File will be played from file $A to file $J
one by one.
yy Files will be played in order recorded and it
may be different depending on the record
circumstances.
yy You can't see a folder or file through this unit.
Operating 23
Basic operations
Other operations
USB operation
Turn off the sound temporarily
1. Connect the USB device to the USB port.
2. Select the input source to USB by pressing F
button on the remote control or unit repeatedly.
To
Playback
Pause
Do this
Press
(Mute) to mute your unit.
To cancel it, press (Mute) again on the remote
control or change the volume level.
Press dM.
Using your TV remote control
During playback, press dM.
You can control some functions of this unit by your
TV remote control even by other company’s product.
Controllable functions are volume up/down and
mute.
Search for a
section within a
file
Press and hold C/V
during playback and release it
at the point you want to listen
to.
Resume
playback
This unit memorizes a current
song which is played before
changing the function or
turning off the unit.
,,Note
yy The resume point may be cleared when you
pull out the power cord or removing the USB
device from the unit.
yy If the USB function is not working, check the
USB function is selected.
yy When you pause the USB playback, USB LED
on the main unit blinks.
Press and hold NIGHT ON on the remote control for
about 2 seconds.
To turn off this function, press and hold NIGHT OFF
on the remote control for about 2 seconds.
,,Note
yy Supported TV brands
LG
Panasonic
Philips
Samsung
Sharp
Sony
Toshiba
Vizio
yy Make sure that the sound output of your TV
is set to [External speaker].
yy Depending on the remote control, this
function may not work well.
yy This function does not operate on LG TV's
magic remote control.
yy This function may not work well when some
TV control functions such as CEC, SIMPLINK
and LG Sound Sync set to ON.
3
Operating
During playback, press V on
the remote control to go to the
next file.
Playing less than 2 seconds,
Skip to the next/ press C on the remote
previous file
control to go to the previous
file.
Playing after 3 seconds, press
C on the remote control to
go to the beginning of the file.
24 Operating
Auto power down
This unit will turn itself off to save electric
consumption if the main unit is not connected to
an external device and has not been used for 15
minutes.
This unit also turns off after six hours if the Main
unit has been connected to another device using the
analog input. (Ex : Portable, etc..)
AUTO POWER On/Off
This unit automatically turns on by an input source :
Optical, LG TV or Bluetooth.
3
Operating
When you turn on your TV or an external device
connected to this unit, this unit recognizes the input
signal and selects the suitable function. You can hear
the sound from your device.
If you try to connect your Bluetooth device, this
unit turns on and the unit will be connected to your
Bluetooth device.
This function turns on or off each time you press
AUTO POWER ON/OFF.
,,Note
yy After the unit is turned on by AUTO POWER
function, it will be automatically turned off if
there is no signal for a certain period of time
from the TV connected by LG Sound Sync
(Optical/Wireless).
yy After the unit is turned on by AUTO POWER
function, it will be automatically turned off if
there is no signal for a certain period of time
from the external device.
yy If you turned off the unit directly, it cannot
be turned on automatically by AUTO POWER
function. However the unit can be turned on
by AUTO POWER function when optical signal
comes in after 5 seconds of no signal.
yy Depending on the connected device, this
function may not operate.
yy If you disconnect Bluetooth connection by
this unit, some Bluetooth devices try to
connect to the unit continually. Therefore it is
recommended to disconnect the connection
before turn off the unit.
yy If you want to use AUTO POWER, SIMPLINK
must be turned off. It takes for about 30
seconds to switch on or off SIMPLINK.
yy When you turn on this unit for the first time,
status of Auto Power function is turned on.
yy To use this function, the main unit must be
registered in paired devices list of Bluetooth
device.
yy You can set the AUTO POWER function only
when this unit is turned on.
Operating 25
Auto function change
This unit recognizes input signals such as Optical,
Bluetooth, LG TV and Portable and then changes
suitable function automatically.
When optical signal comes in
When you turn on the external device connected to
this unit by an optical cable, this unit changes the
function to optical. You can hear the sound from your
device.
When you try to connect BLUETOOTH
device
When LG TV signal comes in
When you turn on your LG TV connected by LG
Sound Sync (Wireless connection), this unit changes
the function to LG TV. You can hear the sound from
your TV.
When connect a Portable device
When you connect your portable device using a
portable cable, this unit changes the function to
Portable. You can hear the music from your device.
yy To change to optical function, it needs 5
seconds of no signal.
yy This unit does not change the function to
optical if SIMPLINK of the connected TV, Bluray disc player, set-top box or etc. device set
to on or connected CEC supported device is
turned on.
yy If you want to use the auto function change,
trun off SIMPLINK function on your LG TV.
It takes for about 30 seconds to turn off
SIMPLINK.
yy If the Bluetooth connection lock function
is set, Bluetooth connection will be only
available on BT (Bluetooth) and LG TV
function. (Refer to the page 27.)
3
Operating
When you try to connect your Bluetooth device to
this unit, Bluetooth function is selected. Play your
music on the Bluetooth device.
,,Note
26 Operating
Using BLUETOOTH®
technology
About BLUETOOTH
Bluetooth is wireless communication technology for
short range connection.
The sound may be interrupted when the connection
has interference from other electronic waves or when
you connect Bluetooth in the other rooms.
3
Operating
Connecting individual devices under Bluetooth
wireless technology does not incur any charges. A
mobile phone with Bluetooth wireless technology
can be operated via the Cascade if the connection
was made via Bluetooth wireless technology.
yy Available Devices : Smart phone, MP3, Notebook,
etc..
yy Version : 4.0
yy Codec : SBC
BLUETOOTH Profiles
In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology,
devices must be able to interpret certain profiles.This
unit is compatible with following profile.
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
Listening to music stored on the
BLUETOOTH devices
Pairing your unit and BLUETOOTH
device
Before you start the pairing procedure, make sure the
Bluetooth feature is turned on in to your Bluetooth
device. Refer to your Bluetooth device’s user guide.
Once a pairing operation is performed, it does not
need to be performed again.
1. Select the input source to BT (Bluetooth) by
pressing F button repeatedly. BT (Bluetooth) LED
blinks.
2. Operate the Bluetooth device and perform the
pairing operation. When searching for this unit
with the Bluetooth device, a list of the devices
found may appear in the Bluetooth device display
depending on the type of Bluetooth device. Your
unit appears as “LG SJ4 (XX)”
,,Note
yy XX means the last two digits of
Bluetooth address. For example, if your
unit has a Bluetooth address such as
9C:02:98:4A:F7:08, you will see
“LG SJ4 (08)” on your Bluetooth device.
yy Depending on the Bluetooth device type,
some device have a different pairing way.
Enter the PIN code (0000) as needed.
Operating 27
,,Note
3. When this unit is successfully connected with
your Bluetooth device, BT (Bluetooth) LED will
be turned on.
yy When Bluetooth device is not connected, BT
(Bluetooth) LED blinks.
4. Listen to music.
To play a music file stored on your Bluetooth
device, refer to your Bluetooth device’s user
guide.
yy When you connect Bluetooth device (iOS
device etc.) to this unit or operate the device,
the volume level can be synchronized with
each other.
,,Note
yy When using Bluetooth technology, you have
to make a connection between the unit and
the Bluetooth device as close as possible and
keep the distance.
However it may not work well in the case
below :
-- There is a device using same frequency
with Bluetooth technology such as a
medical equipment, a microwave or a
wireless LAN device.
yy You should connect your Bluetooth device to
this unit again when you restart it.
yy The sound may be interrupted when the
connection has interference by the other
electronic waves.
yy Pairing is limited to one Bluetooth device per
unit and multi-pairing is not supported.
yy Depending on the type of the device, you may
not be able to use the Bluetooth function.
yy You can enjoy Bluetooth function using
smart phone, MP3, Notebook, etc..
yy The more distance between the unit and the
Bluetooth device, the lower the sound quality
becomes.
yy Bluetooth connection will be disconnected
when the unit is turned off or the Bluetooth
device gets far from the unit.
yy When Bluetooth connection is disconnected,
connect the Bluetooth device to the unit
again.
yy If you change to another function after
connecting Bluetooth, Bluetooth connection
will be disconnected. And you return to
Bluetooth function, Bluetooth connection
will be connected automatically.
BLUETOOTH connection lock (BT lock)
You can limit Bluetooth connections to only
BT (Bluetooth) and LG TV function to prevent
unintended Bluetooth connections.
Press and hold AUTO POWER ON on the remote
control for about 2 seconds to turn on this function
in BT (Bluetooth) function.
To turn off this function, press and hold AUTO
POWER OFF on the remote control for about 2
seconds in BT (Bluetooth) function.
,,Note
Even if you set up Bluetooth connection lock
to On, this sound bar turns on by Auto Power
function. Turn off Auto Power function to
prevent it.
3
Operating
-- There is a obstacle between the unit and
the Bluetooth device.
yy You can control Bluetooth device using
C/V (Skip) and dM (Play/Pause)
buttons on the remote control.
28 Operating
Using BLUETOOTH App
,,Note
Install “Music Flow Bluetooth” App
through “Google Android Market
(Google Play Store)”
yy Only Android OS is available to use “Music
Flow Bluetooth” app with this unit.
1. Tap the “Google Android Market (Google Play
Store)” icon.
yy Additional data charges may occur if installed
over 3G/4G, according to your device plan.
2. In the search bar, type in the “Music Flow
Bluetooth” and search it.
3. In the search result list, find and tap “Music Flow
Bluetooth” to start downloading Bluetooth app.
About “Music Flow Bluetooth” App
“Music Flow Bluetooth” app brings a suite of new
features to this unit.
3
Operating
To enjoy more features, you are recommended to
download and install free “Music Flow Bluetooth”
app.
Install “Music Flow Bluetooth”
App onto Your BLUETOOTH
Device
There are two ways to install “Music Flow Bluetooth”
app onto your Bluetooth device.
Install “Music Flow Bluetooth” App
through QR code
1. Install “Music Flow Bluetooth” app through QR
code. Use the scanning software to scan the QR
code.
2. Tap an icon for installation.
,,Note
yy Make sure that your Bluetooth device is
connected to the Internet.
yy Make sure that your Bluetooth device
has a scanning software application. If you
don’t have one, download one from “Google
Android Market (Google Play Store)”.
yy Depending on area, QR code may not work.
4. Tap an icon for installation.
5. Tap an icon for downloading.
,,Note
yy Make sure that your Bluetooth device is
connected to the Internet.
yy Make sure that your Bluetooth device is
equipped with “Google Android Market
(Google Play Store)”.
Activate BLUETOOTH with
“Music Flow Bluetooth” App
“Music Flow Bluetooth” app helps to connect your
Bluetooth device to this unit.
1. Tap “Music Flow Bluetooth” app icon on the home
screen to open “Music Flow Bluetooth” app, and
go to the main menu.
2. If you want to get more information to operate,
tap [Setting] and tap [Help] menu.
Operating 29
,,Note
yy “Music Flow Bluetooth” app will be available
in the software version as follow;
-- Android O/S : Ver 4.0.3 (or later)
yy If you use “Music Flow Bluetooth” app for
operation, there would be some differences
between “Music Flow Bluetooth” app and
the supplied remote control. Use the supplied
remote control as necessary.
yy Depending on the Bluetooth device, “Music
Flow Bluetooth” app may not work.
yy After connection of “Music Flow Bluetooth”
app, music may be output from your device. In
this case, try connecting procedure again.
yy When “Music Flow Bluetooth” app operates
abnormally, check your Bluetooth device and
the connection of “Music Flow Bluetooth” app
and then try to connect again.
yy Depending on the smart phone's operating
system, you have some differences for “Music
Flow Bluetooth” operation.
yy Even though Bluetooth connection will
be disconnected, you can use “Music Flow
Bluetooth” app when you change the
function.
yy Additional features offered by "Music Flow
Bluetooth" app may not work depending on
the distance between this unit and Bluetooth
device and wireless conditions.
3
Operating
yy If you operate the other applications or
change the settings on your Bluetooth
device while using “Music Flow Bluetooth”
app, “Music Flow Bluetooth” app may operate
abnormally.
30 Operating
Sound adjustment
Adjust the woofer level settings
Setting sound effect
Press WOOFER LEVEL o/p button to adjust
woofer level.
This system has a number of pre-set surround sound
fields. You can select a desired sound mode by using
each sound effect buttons.
The displayed items for the equalizer may be different
depending on sound sources and effects.
Sound effect
3
Description
Operating
Analyzes the property of input
ASC
sound and provides the sound
(Adaptive Sound optimized for the content in
Control)
real time.
BASS BLAST
Reinforces the treble, bass and
surround sound effect.
CINEMA
You can enjoy more immersive
and cinematic surround sound.
,,Note
yy In some of sound effect mode, some speakers,
there’s no sound or low sound. It depends
on the mode of surround and the source of
audio, it is not defective.
yy You may need to reset the sound effect
mode, after switching the input, sometimes
even after the sound file changed.
You can adjust the sound level of subwoofer as your
preference.
,,Note
When the subwoofer level reaches maximum or
minimum , standby LED (Red) on the main unit
turns on for 2 seconds.
Night mode
This function is useful when you want to watch
movies at low volume late at night. Set Night mode
to On to reduce the sound intensity and improve
fineness and softness.
Press NIGHT ON/OFF button to turn on or off night
mode.
Troubleshooting 31
Troubleshooting
General
PROBLEM
CAUSE & CORRECTION
yy Turn off the power of this unit and the connected external device (TV, Woofer,
DVD-player, Amplifier, etc.) and turn them on again.
The unit does not work yy Disconnect the power cord of this unit and the connected external device (TV,
properly.
Woofer, DVD-player, Amplifier, etc.) and then try connecting again.
yy Previous setting may not be saved when device power is shut off.
No Power
yy The power cord is unplugged.
Plug in the power cord.
yy Check whether electricity failed.
Check the condition by operating other electronic devices.
yy Incorrect input source is selected.
Check the input source and select the correct input source.
yy The mute function is activated.
Press
(Mute) or adjust the volume level to cancel the mute function.
yy When you are using connection with a external device (set top box, Bluetooth
device etc.), adjust volume level of the device.
No woofer sound
yy The power cord of the subwoofer is not connected.
Plug the power cord into the wall outlet securely.
yy Pairing between the unit and the subwoofer gets disconnected.
Connect the unit and the subwoofer. (Refer to the page 13.)
yy The remote control is too far from the unit.
Operate the remote control within about 7 m.
The remote control yy There is an obstacle in the path of the remote control and the unit.
Remove the obstacle.
does not work properly.
yy The batteries in the remote control is exhausted.
Replace the batteries with new one.
The AUTO POWER
function does not
work.
LG Sound Sync does
not work.
yy Check connection of the external device such as TV, DVD/Blu-Ray player or
Bluetooth device.
yy Check the state of SIMPLINK on your LG TV and turn off SIMPLINK.
yy Depending on the connected device, this function may not operate.
yy Check whether your LG TV supports LG Sound Sync.
yy Check connection of LG Sound Sync (Optical or wireless).
yy Check sound setting of your TV and this unit.
Troubleshooting
No sound
4
32 Troubleshooting
PROBLEM
The unit does
not connect with
Bluetooth device
CAUSE & CORRECTION
yy Turn off the Bluetooth connection lock function. (Refer to the page 27.)
Check the details below and adjust the unit according to them.
yy With the sound bar connected with TV, change the AUDIO DIGITAL OUT setting on
TV Setup Menu from [PCM] to [AUTO] or [BITSTREAM].
When you feel the
output sound of the
unit is low.
yy With the sound bar connected with Player, change the AUDIO DIGITAL OUT
setting on Player Setup Menu from [PCM] to [PRIMARY PASS-THROUGH] or
[BITSTREAM].
yy Change Audio DRC setting on connected device setup menu to [OFF] state.
yy Make sure Night Mode is not On. Turn [OFF] Night Mode.
NOTES to use wireless
4
PROBLEM
Troubleshooting
This device may have
wireless interference.
CAUSE & CORRECTION
yy Wireless may not operate normally in weak signal area.
yy Please install the device close enough to wireless subwoofer.
yy Do not install the device on metal furniture for optimum performance.
yy When any part of your body contact the transceiver of the Bluetooth device or
sound bar.
yy When there is an obstacle or wall or the device is installed in a secluded spot.
Bluetooth device may yy When there is a device(a wireless LAN, a medical equipment or a microwave) using
same frequency, make the distance between the products as far away as possible
malfunction or make
each other.
noise in the following
cases.
yy When to connecting the device to the Bluetooth device, make the distance
between the products as close as possible each other.
yy When the device gets too far from the Bluetooth device, the connection is
disconnected and also malfunction may occur.
Appendix 33
Trademarks and licenses
All other trademarks are trademarks of their
respective owners.
The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by
the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks
by LG Electronics is under license.
Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories. Dolby, Dolby Vision, Dolby Audio, and
the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
Other trademarks and trade names are those of
their respective owners.
The terms HDMI and HDMI High-Definition
Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI logo are
trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI
Licensing LLC in the United States and other
countries.
5
Appendix
For DTS patents, see http://patents.dts.com.
Manufactured under license from DTS Licensing
Limited. DTS, the Symbol, & DTS and the Symbol
together are registered trademarks, and DTS
Digital Surround is a trademark of DTS, Inc. © DTS,
Inc. All Rights Reserved.
34 Appendix
Specifications
General
Power consumption
Refer to the main label.
AC adapter
yy
yy
yy
yy
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 890 mm X 55 mm X 85 mm With foot
Operating temperature
5 °C to 35 °C
Operating humidity
5 % to 90 %
Bus Power Supply
5 V 0 500 mA
Available Digital Input Audio
Sampling Frequency
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz
Available Digital Input Audio format
Dolby Audio, DTS Digital Surround, PCM
Model : DA-38A25
Manufacturer : Asian Power Devices Inc.
Input : 100 - 240 V ~ 50 - 60 Hz 1.2 A
Output : 25 V 0 1.52 A
Input/Output
5
OPTICAL IN (Digital audio in)
3 V (p-p), Optical jack x 1
PORTABLE IN (Portable in)
0.5 Vrms (3.5 mm stereo jack) x 1
HDMI IN
19 Pin (Type A, HDMI™ connector) x 1
HDMI OUT
19 Pin (Type A, HDMI™ connector) x 1
Appendix
Amplifier (RMS Output)
Total
300 W RMS
Front
60 W RMS x 2 (4 Ω at 1 kHz, THD 10%)
Subwoofer
180 W RMS (3 Ω at 80 Hz, THD 10%)
Appendix 35
Wireless subwoofer
Power requirements
Refer to the main label on the wireless subwoofer.
Power consumption
Refer to the main label on the wireless subwoofer.
Type
1 Way 1 Speaker
Impedance
3Ω
Rated Input Power
180 W RMS
Max. Input Power
360 W RMS
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 171 mm X 320 mm X 252 mm
yy Designs and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
5
Appendix
36 Appendix
Maintenance
Handling the unit
When shipping the unit
Please save the original shipping carton and packing
materials. If you need to ship the unit, for maximum
protection, re-pack the unit as it was originally
packed at the factory.
Keeping the exterior surfaces clean
yy Do not use volatile liquids such as insecticide spray
near the unit.
yy Wiping with strong pressure may damage the
surface.
yy Do not leave rubber or plastic products in contact
with the unit for a long period of time.
Cleaning the unit
5
Appendix
To clean the player, use a soft, dry cloth. If the
surfaces are extremely dirty, use a soft cloth lightly
moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do not use
strong solvents such as alcohol, benzine, or thinner,
as these might damage the surface of the unit.