LG | PK3 | LG PK3 Owner’s Manual

OWNER’S MANUAL
Portable
Bluetooth
Speaker
Please read this manual carefully before operating your set and
retain it for future reference.
MODELS
PK3
PK3L
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Getting Started
Safety Information
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CAUTION
Getting Started
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.
Getting Started
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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.
Check the specification page of this owner’s manual
to be certain of the current requirements.
CAUTION when using this product in environments
of low humidity
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 device, and if its appearance indicates
damage or deterioration, unplug it, discontinue use of
the device, 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 device.
yy It may cause static electricity in environments of
low humidity.
yy It is recommended to use this product after
touching any metal object which conducts
electricity.
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Getting Started
The Power Plug is the disconnecting device. In case
of an emergency, the Power Plug must remain readily
accessible.
CAUTION concerning the Power Cord
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Getting Started
Symbols
~
1
0
Refers to alternating current (AC).
Refers to direct current (DC).
Getting Started
Refers to class II equipment.
1
Refers to stand-by.
!
Refers to “ON” (power).
Refers to dangerous voltage.
Table of Contents
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Table of Contents
1
1
Getting Started
2
Safety Information
6
Unique features
6
Introduction
7
Front
8Rear
2Operating
9
9
9
10
11
11
11
11
12
13
14
15
15
16
17
17
Charging the speaker
– Charging with the AC adapter
– Checking the charging status
– Checking Battery status
Basic Operations
– Using power button
– Bluetooth Connection
– Bluetooth LED status
– Simple Operation Guide
Handsfree Function
Voice Command
Sound Effect
– Setting Sound effect
Listening to Music from Your External Device
Using BLUETOOTH® technology
– Listening to music stored on the
BLUETOOTH devices
19 Multi phone pairing
21 Other Operation
21 – Resetting
21 – Notice for Auto Power Off
3Troubleshooting
22
Troubleshooting
4Appendix
23
23
24
Trademarks and Licenses
Handling the Unit
Specifications
2
3
4
6
1
Getting Started
Unique features
Introduction
Auto power off
Symbol used in this manual
Getting Started
This unit supports to turn off by itself for saving
energy consumption. (Page 21)
Portable In
Listen to music from your portable device.
(Smart phone, Notebook, etc..)
BLUETOOTH®
Listens to music stored on your Bluetooth device.
,,Note
Indicates special notes and operating features.
>>Caution
Indicates cautions for preventing possible damages
from abuse.
>>Caution
Water-proof (IPX7)
This speaker is water-proof according to IPX7.
IPX7 is a Water-proof up to 1 metre for 30
minutes. Speaker is water-proof wireless
speaker but it can be damaged.
Avoid the cases below.
yy Do not use the unit under water or other
liquid.
yy When you use the unit, close the port cover
securely.
yy When battery is charging, do not expose the
unit to water.
yy When exposed to water, wipe off it with a
soft dry cloth. Thoroughly dry it before using
the speaker.
yy Ports are not water-proof. Make sure close
the port cover securely. Refer to below image.
-- Position port cover onto a and securely
press it in b.
The water resistant performance of the system is
based on our measurements under the conditions
herein described. Note that malfunctions as a
result of water immersion caused by misuse by the
customer are not covered by the warranty.
Getting Started
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Front
c
f
g
d
e
a
h
i
j
k
l
Enhanced
Bass
a Battery LED
hP
bPower LED
cBluetooth LED
iO
dENHANCED BASS LED
eMicrophone
jN
f1
Turns On / Off : Press it.
- Plays, pauses or skip playback on the Bluetooth
mode. (Page 12)
gj
- Receives a call on the Bluetooth device.
(Page 13)
- Mutes the sound on the portable mode.
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b
- Adds a Bluetooth device for multi phone
pairing. (Press and hold j for 2 seconds)
If you press the j button, the previous
connected Bluetooth device will be
disconnected.
Please select "LG-PK3 (XX)" from the device list
on the Bluetooth setting of the disconnected
device for the multi-phone connection.
- Changes to Bluetooth mode in portable mode.
(Press j)
* When you connect the portable cable, the
function is changed to portable mode.
Turn down the volume.
Turn up the volume.
k.
Use Voice Command of your smart device.
(Page 14)
lENHANCED BASS
Changes sound effect. (Page 15)
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Getting Started
Rear
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Getting Started
a
f
b
aPort cover
b DC IN
USB port for charging
c
d
e
cPORT.IN
Listens to music from your portable device.
dRESET button
Operating
Charging the speaker
Charging with the AC adapter
This speaker uses built-in battery. Before using it,
charge the battery by connecting the AC Adapter.
1. Connect the supplied USB cable to the AC
adapter.
Checking the charging status
When speaker's battery is charging, you can check
the charging status by Battery LED.
LED
Green
Green
Description
Off
Off
Battery is fully charged.
2
Battery is charging.
Red
Red
,,Note
yy If you listen to the music while charging, it will
take longer to charge.
yy When the speaker is not charging by
overheating, Battery LED turn on red and
amber alternately. And charging is stopped.
yy When the speaker’s battery is fully charged,
the Battery LED turn on green for 15 seconds
and then off.
(Not supplied)
,,Note
Operating time is approx. 12 hours. It is based
on what fully charged the battery, continuous
playback using 50 % volume level and turning
off equalizer function.
It may vary depending on the battery status and
operational conditions.
>>Caution
AC adapter is not supplied. It is recommended
that you use the 5 V AC adapter approved by
LG Electronics Inc. (more than 1.8 A) with this
speaker because of danger of explosion. If you
do not use the recommended adapter, charging
is unavailable or charging time may differ.
Operating
2. Connect the USB cable to USB port of the
speaker.
3. Plug the AC power cord into an AC outlet.
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10 Operating
Checking Battery status
If the power turned on, you can check the charging
status by pressing the 1 button for 2 seconds. Then
Battery LED light will change depending on battery
charging status.
LED
Description
2
Green
Green
Battery LED turns
on green.
Operating
Amber
Amber
Red
Red
Battery LED turns
on amber.
Battery LED
continuously
blinks in red with
the sound.
Status
70 %
10
70 %
%
10
10 %
%
70 %
10 %
10 %
10 %
,,Note
yy The Battery LED turn on for 3 seconds, after
the 1 button press for 2 seconds.
yy Checking Battery status is not checked when
the speaker is charging.
Operating 11
Basic Operations
Bluetooth LED status
Check the Bluetooth LED blinks before connecting
Bluetooth device.
Using power button
2
Operating
LED
Power On / Off
Press the 1 button.
Bluetooth Connection
LG-PK3(XX)
Status
Description
Bluetooth LED
blinks with the
sound.
Searching for
Bluetooth device.
Bluetooth LED
turns on with the
sound.
Bluetooth device
is connected.
,,Note
yy In Portable mode, Bluetooth LED turns off.
yy Once pairing is performed, it does not need to
be done again even if you turn off this unit.
Play the desired music on the Bluetooth device. After
pairing, you can control playback using the buttons
on the unit. (Page 12, 17-18)
12 Operating
Simple Operation Guide
Function
2
How to
Status
Power On
Press the 1 button.
Power LED turns on with the sound.
Power Off
Press the 1 button.
Power LED turns off with the sound.
Bluetooth pairing
When Bluetooth LED blinks, select
LG-PK3 (XX) from device list on your
Bluetooth device.
Bluetooth LED turns on with the
sound.
Operating
Press and hold j for 2 seconds to add
another Bluetooth device.
Multi phone pairing
yy When search for another device, all
connected Bluetooth devices will be
disconnected.
yy Please select "LG-PK3 (XX)" from
the device list on the Bluetooth
setting of the disconnected device
for the multi-phone connection.
During the search for another device,
the Bluetooth LED blinks. After pairing,
Bluetooth LED stays in white with the
sound.
Volume control
Press P or O.
When this unit reaches maximum
volume, you can hear beep sound.
Play / Pause
Press N.
-
Forward skip
Press N twice.
-
Backward skip
Press N three times.
-
Handsfree
Press N.
Receive and disconnect a call.
Bluetooth Initialization
Press and hold j for 7 seconds.
Power and Bluetooth LED blinks
4 times. Then this unit is turned off
automatically.
,,Note
yy You can adjust playback or volume by using your Bluetooth device.
yy After initializing Bluetooth, it needs to reconnect with Bluetooth device. (In case of iOS devices, try to
reconnect with Bluetooth device after deleted existing connection on Bluetooth device.)
Operating 13
Handsfree Function
You can receive incoming call on your Bluetooth
device to this unit. Connect the unit to a Bluetooth
device.
,,Note
yy Only smartphone is available to use this
function.
yy To adjust the call volume, press P, Obuttons
on the unit.
yy On some Bluetooth devices, when an
incoming call is received, it might ring the
built-in ringtone, (ex. iOS devices) The Built-in
ringtone is not adjustable.
yy If a call is connected between multi paired
Bluetooth device, hands free does not work
correctly.
Function
How to
Receive a call.
Press N.
End the call.
Press N.
Reject a call.
Press and hold N
for 2 seconds
Toggle between speaker and
your Bluetooth device during Press and hold N
for 2 seconds
a call.
(SpeakerBluetooth device)
yy Even if you switch to portable mode while in
Bluetooth connection status, you can still
use this function.
yy To use this mode, some of Bluetooth device
needs to be changed to speaker mode on call
mode. (ex. iOS devices)
yy If you receive a call by using talk button on
your phone, it will be connected a call to your
phone. (Only iOS devices)
yy If you do not want to use this function,
disable the Bluetooth setting on your phone.
Connect Bluetooth again to use this mode.
2
Operating
yy In multi phone pairing mode, you can only
receive the call of one of the connected
devices on the speaker.
14 Operating
Voice Command
You can speak to operate the voice command of your
smartphone through speaker’s microphone by using
the voice command app or the Siri.
,,Note
2
Make sure use the smart device that has voice
command.
,,Note
yy When Voice Command time limit exceeded
on smart devices, this function automatically
cancel.
yy It is recommended that you use the Google
app (Google Assistant, Google Now etc.)
when enjoying this function by using Android
device. Google app is provided by Google.
Some of location may not support by Google
Policy.
Operating
yy If you want to cancel Voice command mode,
press the . button again when this function
is activating.
yy For more information, refer to voice command
app or Siri.
yy Speaking at near microphone will increase the
success rate.
yy It may not work depending on the Bluetooth
device.
1. Connect the speaker to smart device through
Bluetooth.
2. Press the . button to active voice command of
your smart device.
3. Activate Voice Command app as follow.
-- Android O/S : Select the voice command app.
-- iOS O/S : Siri activates automatically.
4. Make a request to voice command app or Siri
through microphone of speaker.
Operating 15
Sound Effect
Sound Effect is optimally tuned in UK's high-end audio company MERIDIAN.
MERIDIAN technology provides wide sound field and rich bass.
You can select a desired sound effect you want, Enhanced Bass or Standard by using ENHANCED BASS button.
2
Operating
Setting Sound effect
On /
LED
Function
Enhanced
Bass
Enhanced Bass
Enhanced
Bass
Standard
Off
Description
You can enjoy Wide sound field and rich bass with
emphasis the bass and warmth of the music.
-- Enhanced Bass is more effective for music with bass.
You can enjoy pure and natural sound.
,,Note
yy When you turn the speaker back on, the last used option will be on.
yy When you select ”Standard” or “Enhanced Bass” sound effect, you can enjoy premium sound with
MERIDIAN technology.
yy Because fine-tune sound to provide optimal high-quality sound, It might be a little difference between
sound effect modes.
16 Operating
Listening to Music from
Your External Device
The unit can be used to listen to the music from
many types of external device.
2
1. Connect the external device to the PORT.IN
(3.5mm) connector of the unit.
2. Turn the power on by pressing 1 button.
3. Turn the external device on and start playing.
,,Note
yy When you connect the portable cable,
the function is changed to portable mode
automatically.
Operating
yy In Portable mode, speaker limits Bluetooth
connection to prevent unintended Bluetooth
connection.
yy When the j button is pressed during this
mode, it will switch to Bluetooth mode.
3.5mm stereo
cable
(Not supplied)
Operating 17
Using BLUETOOTH®
technology
About BLUETOOTH
Bluetooth is wireless communication technology for
short range connection.
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.
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. Turn on the unit then Bluetooth LED blinks with
the sound.
yy Available Devices : Smart phone, Notebook, etc.
yy Version : 4.2
yy Codec : SBC, AAC, AptX
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)
HFP (Handsfree Profile)
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-PK3 (xx)”.
Bluetooth
LG-PK3(XX)
ON
2
Operating
The sound may be interrupted when the connection
interfered by the other electronic wave or you
connect the Bluetooth in the other rooms.
Listening to music stored on the
BLUETOOTH devices
18 Operating
3. Select “LG-PK3 (xx)”.
LG-PK3(XX)
,,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 close.
However you may experience issues in the
cases below :
-- There is an obstacle between the unit and
the Bluetooth device.
2
Operating
,,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-PK3
(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.
4. When this unit is successfully connected with
your Bluetooth device, Bluetooth LED will turn
on with the sound.
-- There is a device using same frequency
with Bluetooth technology such as a
medical equipment, a microwave or a
wireless LAN device.
yy If Bluetooth connection does not work
well, go to step 1 of “Pairing your unit and
BLUETOOTH device” and try again.
yy The sound may be interrupted when the
connection interfered by the other electronic
wave.
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, 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 too far from the unit.
5. Listen to music.
To play a music stored on your Bluetooth device,
refer to your Bluetooth device’s user guide.
yy When Bluetooth connection is disconnected,
connect the Bluetooth device to the unit
again.
yy Bluetooth connection will be maintained
even if you change the Bluetooth function to
a different function.
yy When you connect a Bluetooth device (iOS
device etc.) to this unit or operate the device,
the volume level will be synchronized between
each device.
yy When the unit is not connected, Bluetooth
LED will blink.
yy When you use the Bluetooth function, adjust
the volume to a proper level on the Bluetooth
device.
Operating 19
Multi phone pairing
4. Select "LG-PK3 (XX)" from device list on previous
Bluetooth device.
The unit can be connected to 2 Bluetooth devices at
the same time.
LG-PK3(XX)
Pairing with Two Devices
1. Connect the unit to a Bluetooth device.
(Page 17-18)
2
-- Then the speaker is connection with 2
Bluetooth devices.
5. When connection of 2 Bluetooth devices are
successful, you can check it on each Bluetooth
device.
2 seconds
PAIRED
-- Then Bluetooth LED blinks with the sound. The
unit is changed to phone pairing mode.
-- And previous connected devices will be
disconnected with sound.
,,Note
Step 2 is necessary only for the first connection.
You do not have to do it from next connection.
3. Select "LG-PK3 (XX)" from device list on another
Bluetooth device.
LG-PK3(XX)
-- Then the speaker is connection with another
Bluetooth device.
-- And Bluetooth LED turned on of unit.
Operating
2. To connect another Bluetooth device, press and
hold j button for 2 seconds
20 Operating
,,Note
yy You can connect this unit with up to 2
Bluetooth devices simultaneously by using
the same method as described on the previous
page.
2
yy The multi phone pairing connection is only
supported on Android devices. (Multi phone
pairing connection may not be supported
depending on the connected device's
specifications.)
Operating
yy Even if this speaker is connected with up to 2
Bluetooth devices, you cannot play and control
music on both Bluetooth devices at same time.
Stop the music if you want to play the other
Bluetooth.
yy Removable/detachable Bluetooth device (Ex
:Dongle etc..) doesn't support multi phone
pairing.
yy After multi-pairing connection, it takes a little
time for the music to be played depending on
the Bluetooth devices.
yy In case of multi phone pairing, automatically
connection of 2 Bluetooth devices is not
supported. Only one Bluetooth device will be
automatically connected to the speaker. The
other device should be connected manually.
yy If you get out of Bluetooth's effective distance
without disconnecting Bluetooth, it may take
a few minutes to connect other Bluetooth
devices. But after power off and on, you can
connect other Bluetooth devices without
waiting.
yy If you try to pair a new Bluetooth device when it
is connected 2 Bluetooth devices, this speaker
automatically disconnect to all Bluetooth
devices.
yy In case of multi-pairing, voice command is not
supported.
Operating 21
Other Operation
Resetting
In case that the unit freezes due to malfunction,
press the RESET button using an object like a thin
pin. Then speaker turns off. Press 1 button to try
turning on speaker again.
Notice for Auto Power Off
If you do not play music and do not press button for
15 minutes in Bluetooth mode, this unit is turned off
automatically. Or if there is no button operation for 6
hours in portable input mode, this unit is turned off
automatically.
2
Operating
,,Note
Reset function does not work during charging.
22 Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause & Correction
No Power.
yy The battery is discharged. Recharge the battery.
yy Connect the unit to the power supply with the AC adapter.
yy The unit or your smart device’s volume is set to minimum. Check and adjust the
volume of the unit or Bluetooth device’s volume.
No sound or sound
distortion.
yy When you use an external device at high volume, the sound quality may be
deteriorated. Lower the volume of the devices.
yy If you use the unit for purposes other than listening to music, the sound quality
may be lowered or the unit may not work properly.
3
Troubleshooting
yy Switch Bluetooth off and on again on your Bluetooth device, then try pairing
again.
Bluetooth pairing does
not work well.
yy Be sure your Bluetooth device is on.
yy Remove the obstacle in the path of the Bluetooth device and the unit.
yy Depending on the type of the Bluetooth device or surrounding environment,
your device may not be paired with the unit.
yy If the battery was fully discharged, the stored Bluetooth information can be
deleted. Previous setting may not be saved when the unit’s power is shut off.
The unit does not
operate normally.
yy In case of malfunction, please use the unit in proper place where the
temperature or humidity is not so high or low.
yy In case of overload, power and Bluetooth LEDs blink white. Please turn the
power off and then on again.
Above solutions do not
work.
yy Press the RESET button on speaker using an object like a thin pin. (Page 21)
Appendix 23
Trademarks and
Licenses
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.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are
registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth
SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by LG
Electronics is under license.
Other trademarks and trade names are those of
their respective owners.
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
4
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.
24 Appendix
Specifications
General
Power requirements
5 V 0 1.8 A (AC adapter)
Built-in rechargeable battery
Power consumption
Refer to the main label.
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 182 mm X 82 mm X 82 mm
Operating temperature
5 °C to 35 °C
Operating humidity
5 % to 60 %
Water-proof
IPX7
Inputs
PORT. IN
0.5 Vrms (3.5 mm stereo jack)
USB
Micro USB port for charging battery
4
Battery
Appendix
Battery capacity
3.7 Vdc, 5200mAh (Typ)
3.7 Vdc, 5200 mAh (Min)
Operating time
Approx. 12 hours.
It may vary depending on the battery status and operational conditions.
Charging time
Less than 4 hours (with AC Adapter).
It can be varied depending on the conditions of the battery or operation.
yy Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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