ENGLISH OWNER’S MANUAL 2.1 Channel Powerful Bass Sound Bar Please read this manual carefully before operating your set and retain it for future reference. NB2540 (NB2540, S24A1-W) www.lg.com 2 Getting Started Safety Information 1 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 shall not be exposed to water (dripping or splashing) and no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall 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 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. CAUTION concerning the Power Cord Most appliances recommend they be placed upon a dedicated circuit; 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. To disconnect power from the mains, pull out the mains cord plug. When installing the product, ensure that the plug is easily accessible. NOTICE: For Product Identification and Compliance/Safety labeling information please refer to Main Label on the bottom of Unit. Getting Started 3 This device is equipped with a portable battery or accumulator. 1 Getting Started 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. 4 Table of Contents Table of Contents 1 Getting Started 2 Safety Information 6 Unique features 6Introduction 6 – Symbols used in this manual 6Accessories 7 Remote control 8 Front panel 8 Rear panel 9 About LED condition 10 Installing the sound bar 11 Mounting the main unit on a wall 2Connecting 13 13 13 13 14 14 14 Connecting the subwoofer – Attaching the subwoofer to the unit Connecting to your TV – Using an OPTICAL cable Optional equipment connection – PORT. (Portable) IN connection – OPT.(OPTICAL) IN connection 3Operating 15Operations 15 – DRC (Dynamic Range Control) 15 – Turn off the sound temporarily 15 – AUTO POWER On/Off 16 – Auto power down 16 – LG Sound Sync 17 Using Bluetooth technology 18 – Listening to music stored on the Bluetooth devices 19 Sound adjustment 19 – Setting sound effect 19 – Adjust volume level automatically 19 – Adjust the woofer level settings 20 Controlling a TV with the supplied remote control Table of Contents 4Troubleshooting 5 1 21Troubleshooting 5Appendix 22Specifications 23 Trademarks and licenses 23Maintenance 23 – Handling the unit 2 3 4 5 6 Getting Started Unique features 1 Auto power down Getting Started This unit will power off by itself for energy saving consumption. Accessories Please check and identify the supplied accessories. Designs and specifications of the accessories are subject to change without prior notice. Portable In Listen to music from your portable device. (MP3, Notebook, etc) Remote control (1) Batteries (2) Wall bracket install guide (1) Screws (2) Speaker (easy) setup Listen to sound from TV, DVD or Digital device with vivid 2.1 ch mode. LG Sound Sync Controls volume level of this unit by the remote control of your LG TV that is compatible with LG Sound Sync. Introduction Symbols used in this manual ,,Note Indicates special notes and operating features. >>Caution Indicates cautions for preventing possible damages from abuse. Wall bracket (2) Optical cable (1) Getting Started Remote control 7 • • • • • • • • • • a • • • • • • • • • • 1 (Power) : Switches the unit ON or OFF. TV Control buttons : See page 20. LG TV : Select LG TV function. h: Select Bluetooth function. PORT.IN : Select Portable In function. • • • • • • • • • • b • • • • • • • • • • i : Mutes the sound. INPUT PR/ CH VOL LG TV PORT.IN OPTICAL WOOFER LEVEL WOOFER LEVEL VOL ON AUTO POWER AUTO VOL VOL o/p : Adjusts speaker volume. • • • • • • • • • • c • • • • • • • • • • VOL ON WOOFER LEVEL o/p : Sets the sound level of woofer. AUTO POWER ON/OFF : This function is automatically powers on or off the unit. AUTO VOL ON/OFF: Turns on or off the AUTO VOLUME mode. ON DRC OFF OFF OFF STANDARD MUSIC CINEMA Battery Installation Remove the battery cover on the rear of the Remote Control, and insert two (size AAA) batteries with and matched correctly. DRC ON/OFF : Turns on or off DRC function. STANDARD : Selects STANDARD sound effect. MUSIC : Selects MUSIC sound effect. CINEMA : Selects CINEMA sound effect. 1 Getting Started OPTICAL : Select Optical function. 8 Getting Started Front panel 1 Getting Started AF (Function) Selects the function and input source. Bp/o (Volume) Adjusts volume level. C1 (Standby/On) DLED indicator ,,Note Precautions in using the touch buttons yy Use the touch buttons with clean and dry hands. - In a humid environment, wipe out any moisture on the touch buttons before using. yy Do not apply too much pressure on thetouch buttons. - If you apply too much pressure, it can damage the sensor of the touch buttons. yy Touch the button that you want to work in order to operate the function correctly. yy Be careful not to have any conductive material such as metallic object on the touch buttons. It can cause malfunctions. Rear panel APower cord COPT. IN : Optical input BSUB WOOFER(4Ω) Connector DPORT. IN : Portable input Getting Started 9 About LED condition Function Condition LED Description Turned off. Turn off the unit. Turned on. Bluetooth Paired. Turned on for few seconds. Bluetooth Ready. Blinks quickly. Optical Selects Optical In. Turned on for few seconds. Portable Selects Portable In. Turned on for few seconds. LG Sound Sync Connected. Turned on for few seconds. On/Off Bluetooth LG Sound Sync Mute LG Sound Sync Ready. Turn off the sound temporarily. ,,Note yy Once the unit is shut down to standby, please wait several seconds before trying to use remote again. yy When you press any button, 1/! LED on the main unit blink twice. yy When you change function, please wait several seconds for operating. yy When you press i(mute), LED on the main unit can not indicate other functions. Blinks quickly. Blinks slowly. Getting Started Turn on the unit. 1 10 Getting Started Installing the sound bar 1 Getting Started You can hear the sound by connecting the unit to the other device : TV, Blu-ray disc player, DVD player, etc. Place the unit in front of the TV and connect it to the device you want. (Refer to pp. 13 - 14.) >>Caution For best performance of wireless connection such as Bluetooth, do not install the unit on Metallic furniture because wireless connection communicates through a module positioned on the bottom of the unit. Getting Started Mounting the main unit on a wall 11 1. Match the TV’s BOTTOM EDGE of Wall bracket install guide with the bottom of TV and attach to the position. TV You can mount the main unit on a wall. Getting Started Preparation materials Unit Wall bracket install guide Wall bracket Screws 1 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. (Not supplied) Screws (A) Wall plugs 3. Remove the Wall bracket install guide. 12 Getting Started 4. Fix the brackets with screws (A) as shown in the illustration below. 6. Fix the unit with the screws firmly. 1 Getting Started ,,Note ,,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. 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. Connecting Connecting the subwoofer 13 Connecting to your TV Using an OPTICAL cable Attaching the subwoofer to the unit 1. Connect the OPT. IN jack on the back of the unit to OPTICAL OUT jack on the TV using an OPTICAL cable. To connect the cable to the unit, press each plastic finger pad to open the connection terminals on the unit. Insert the wire and release the finger pad. 2 Optical cable 2. Set the INPUT source to OPTICAL. Press OPTICAL on the remote control or F on the unit until the function is selected. ,,Note 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.) Connecting Connect the black stripe of each wire to the terminals marked - (minus) and the other end to the terminals(red tube) marked + (plus). 14 Connecting Optional equipment connection OPT.(OPTICAL) IN connection Connect an optical output jack of external devices to the OPT. IN jack. PORT. (Portable) IN connection 2 Connecting Optical cable To the optical output jack of external device MP3 player, etc... 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 PORT. (Portable) IN connector of the unit. 2. Turn the power on by pressing 1 (Power). 3. Select the PORTABLE IN function by pressing PORT.IN on the remote control or F on the unit until the function is selected. 4. Turn on the portable player or external device and start playing it. Speaker (easy) setup Listens to sound from TV, DVD or Digital Device with 2.1 or 2 ch mode. 1. Connect the OPT. IN jack on the back of the unit to optical out jack of your TV (or digital device etc.) 2. Set the input source to OPTICAL IN. Press OPTICAL on the remote control or F on the unit until the function is selected. 3. Listen to sound with 2.1 or 2 ch speaker. Operating Operations DRC (Dynamic Range Control) Make the sound clear when the volume is turned down (Dolby Digital only). This function turns on or off each time you press DRC ON/OFF Turn off the sound temporarily Press i to mute your unit. To cancel it, press i again on the remote control or change the volume level. 15 AUTO POWER On/Off This function automatically turns on/off the unit when you turn on/off the TV or the external device (DVD Player, Blu-ray Disc Player, etc.) connected to this unit. It is supported only on OPTICAL and LG TV functions. 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 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 In Bluetooth mode, this unit may be turned on by AUTO POWER setting depending on the connected Bluetooth device and then LG TV function is selected. In this case the unit will be turned off automatically and when you restart the unit, it will be turned on by LG TV function. Operating 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 connected by an optical cable. 3 16 Operating Auto power down With wired connection This unit will power off itself to save electric 1. Connect your LG TV to the unit by using an optical cable. consumption in the case main unit is not connected to external device and is not used for 20 minutes. This unit will power off after six hours when connected to a device using an analog input. Optical cable LG Sound Sync 3 Operating 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 supports 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. ,,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. 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. -- turn off the unit. -- 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. 2. Set up LG Sound Sync (Optical) on the TV. Refer to the TV's instruction manual. 3. Turn on the unit by pressing 1 (Power) on the remote control. 4. Select OPTICAL IN function by using OPTICAL on the remote control or F on the unit until the function is selected. TV sound will be outputted from the soundbar if connecting normally between this unit and your TV. Operating 17 1. Turn on the unit by pressing 1 (Power) on the remote control. Using Bluetooth technology 2. Select LG TV function by using LG TV on the remote control or F on the unit until the function is selected. About Bluetooth 3. Set up LG Sound Sync (Wireless) on the TV. Refer to the TV's instruction manual. Bluetooth is wireless communication technology for short range connection. The sound may be interrupted when the connection interfered by the other electronic wave or you connect the bluetooth in the other rooms. With wireless connection LG TV LED will be turned on for 3 seconds and turned off when unit is completely connected to TV. ,,Note 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. Available Devices : Mobile phone, MP3, Laptop, PDA etc. 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) 3 Operating If you turned off the unit directly by pressing 1 (Power), LG Sound Sync (Wireless) will be disconnected. To use this function again, you should reconnect the TV and the unit. 18 Operating 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. 3 1. Select the Bluetooth function by using h on the remote control or F on the unit until the function is selected. Bluetooth LED will blink. Operating 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 SOUND BAR (XX:XX)”. ,,Note yy XX:XX means the last four digits of BT address. For example, if your unit has a BT address such as 9C:02:98:4A:F7:08, you will see “LG SOUND BAR (F7:08)” 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. 3. When this unit is successfully connected with your Bluetooth device, Bluetooth LED Will be turned on for few second and turned off. 4. Listen to music. To play a music stored on your Bluetooth device, refer to your Bluetooth device’s user guide. ,,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 obstacle between the unit and the bluetooth device. -- There is a device using same frequency with Bluetooth® technology such as a medical equipment, a microwave or a wireless LAN device. yy This unit supports Bluetooth auto pairing. However it does not operate in the case below : -- When you restart this unit. -- After using LG TV function, auto pairing does not operate. yy The sound may be interrupted when the connection interfered by the other electronic wave. yy You cannot control the Bluetooth device with this unit. yy Pairing is limited one Bluetooth device per one 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 wireless system using 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. Operating Sound adjustment 19 Adjust volume level automatically Setting sound effect This unit supports Auto volume function that automatically adjusts the volume level. This system has a number of pre-set surround sound fields. You can select a desired sound mode by pressing each effect button. When the output sound is too loud or too low, press AUTO VOL ON on the remote control. So you can enjoy the sound with appropriate levels. The displayed items for the equalizer may be different depending on sound sources and effects. To cancel this function, press OFF button. Mode STANDARD Description You can enjoy the sound without equalizer effect. You can enjoy comfortable and natural sound. CINEMA You can enjoy more immersive and cinematic surround sound. ,,Note yy In some of surround modes, 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 surround mode, after switching the input, sometimes even after the sound file changed. You can adjust the sound level of woofer from - 40 dB to 6 dB. Press WOOFER LEVELp or WOOFER LEVELo to adjust the sound level of the woofer. 3 Operating MUSIC Adjust the woofer level settings 20 Operating Controlling a TV with the supplied remote control You can control your TV using the buttons below. (LG TV only.) INPUT PR/ CH VOL LG TV 3 PORT.IN OPTICAL INPUT Operation WOOFER LEVEL Button Switch the TV’s input source VOL between the TV and other ON ON ON input AUTO VOLsources. DRC AUTO POWER OFF 1 (TV Power) WOOFER LEVEL Operating VOL OFF OFF Turn the TV on or off. STANDARD MUSIC CINEMA VOL o/p Adjust the volume of the TV. PR/CH W/S Scan up or down through memorized channels. ,,Note yy Depending on the TV being connected, you may not be able to control your TV using some of the buttons. yy The remote control of the unit performs basic operation of your TV. Please use the TV’s remote control to enjoy advanced operation of your TV. Troubleshooting 21 Troubleshooting PROBLEM No Power No sound No woofer sound CAUSE & CORRECTION yy The power cord is unpluged. Plug in the power cord. yy 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 i or adjust the volume level to cancel the mute function. yy Unit and subwoofer are 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 (23 ft). yy There is an obstacle in the path of the remote control and the unit. Remove the obstacle. The AUTO POWER function does not work. yy Depending on the connected device, this function may not operate. yy The batteries in the remote control is exhausted. Replace the batteries with new one. Check the details below and adjust the unit according to them. yy Switch [ON] state of DRC function to [OFF] by using remote controller. When you feel the output sound of the unit is low. yy With the sound bar connected with TV, change the AUDIO DIGITAL OUT setting on TV Setup Menu from [PCM] to [AUTO] or [BITSTREAM]. 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 Player setup menu to [OFF] state. 4 Troubleshooting The remote control does not work properly. 22 Appendix Specifications General (NB2540) Power requirements Refer to the main label on the unit. Power consumption Refer to the main label on the unit. Dimensions (W x H x D) 880 mm x 62 mm x 90 mm Net Weight (Approx.) 1.8 kg Operating temperature 5 °C to 35 °C Operating humidity 5 % to 90 % Input/Output OPT. IN 3 V (p-p), Optical jack x 1 PORT. IN 0.5 Vrms (3.5 mm stereo jack) x 1 Available Digital Input Audio Sampling Frequency 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz Amplifier Total 120 W Front 25 W x 2 (4 Ω at 1 kHz) Subwoofer 70 W (4 Ω at 100 Hz) 5 THD 10 % Appendix Subwoofer (S24A1-W) Type 1 Way 1 Speaker Impedance 4Ω Rated Input Power 70 W Max. Input Power 140 W Dimensions (W x H x D) 156 mm x 300 mm x 294 mm Net Weight (Approx.) 2.9 kg yy Designs and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.. Appendix 23 Trademarks and licenses Maintenance Handling the unit When shipping the unit Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. 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 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 2.0 Channel is a trademark of DTS, Inc. © DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Bluetooth® wireless technology is a system which allows radio contact between electronic. 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. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. 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 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. 5 Appendix 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 Do not use volatile liquids such as insecticide spray near the unit.