OWNER’S MANUAL Sound Bar Please read this manual carefully before operating your set and retain it for future reference. MODEL SJ1 *MFL69847107* www.lg.com Copyright © 2017 LG Electronics Inc. All Rights Reserved. 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 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 CAUTION concerning the Power Cord The Power Plug is the disconnecting device. In case of an emergency, the Power Plug must remain readily accessible. 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. NOTICE: For safety marking information including product identification and power 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. 1 Getting Started Check the specification page of this owner’s manual to be certain of the current requirements. 3 4 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. The symblo indicates polarity of DC Power connector. For indoor use only. The symbol indicates energy effeciency marking with level Ⅵ Table of Contents 5 Table of Contents 1 Getting Started 3Operating 2 6 6 6 7 8 8 9 10 11 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 (Optional) 15 Operations 15 – DRC (Dynamic Range Control) 15 – Turn off the sound temporarily 15 – Using your TV remote control 15 – Auto power down 16 – AUTO POWER On/Off 16 – Auto function change 17Using BLUETOOTH® technology 17 – Listening to music stored on the Bluetooth devices 19 Sound adjustment 2Connecting 13 13 13 14 14 14 Connecting the AC Adapter Connecting to your TV – Using an OPTICAL cable Optional equipment connection – OPTICAL IN connection – PORT. IN connection 4Troubleshooting 1 2 3 4 20 Troubleshooting 20 – General 21 – NOTES to use wireless 5 5Appendix 22 23 24 24 Trademarks and licenses Specifications Maintenance – Handling the unit 6 1 Getting Started Unique features Introduction Auto power down Symbols used in this manual Getting Started This unit supports to turn off by itself for saving energy consumption. Portable In Listen to music from your portable device. (MP3 player, Notebook, Smart phone, 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. Getting Started Remote control 7 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • a• • • • • • • • • • • • • • 1 (Power) : Switches the unit ON or OFF STANDARD : Selects standardized sound. BASS BLAST: Reinforces the treble, bass and surround sound effect. 1 OPTICAL : Selects the optical function and source. Getting Started j (Bluetooth) : Selects the Bluethooth function and source. PORT.IN (Portable in) : Selects the portable function and source. VOL o/p : Adjusts speaker volume. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • b• • • • • • • • • • • • • • DRC ON/OFF : -- Turns on or off DRC function. (Page :15.) -- Controls this unit using TV remote. (Page :15.) (Mute) : Mutes the sound. AUTO POWER ON/OFF : -- Turns on or off AUTO POWER function. (Page :16.) Replacement of battery -- Turns on or off the Bluetooth connection lock function. (Page :18.) ? : This button is not used. Remove the battery cover on the rear of the remote control, and insert battery with and matched correctly. 8 Getting Started Front panel A 1 B C Getting Started DEF G H A 1 (Standby/Standby LED) H D OPTICAL LED -- Switches to power on or standby mode. -- Standby LED lights up in red on standby mode. B p/o (Volume) Adjusts volume level. E j (Bluetooth) LED F PORTABLE LED G Remote sensor H Speakers C F (Function) Selects the function and input source. Rear panel A B E D A PORTABLE IN : Portable input B OPTICAL IN : Optical input C DC IN : AC adapter input C D E D Passive Radiator : Make the bass sound improved E Wall mount hole : You can mount the sound bar on a wall. (page : 11-12) Getting Started 9 About LED condition LED Description OPTICAL LED turns on. OPTICAL function is selected. j (Bluetooth) LED turns on. Paired with Bluetooth device. j (Bluetooth) LED blinks. Waiting for Bluetooth connection. PORTABLE LED turns on. PORTABLE 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. 1 Getting Started Condition 10 Getting Started Installing the sound bar 1 You can hear the sound by connecting the unit to the other device : TV, Blu-ray disc player, DVD player, etc. Getting Started Place the unit in front of the TV and connect it to the device you want. (Page : 13) >>Caution yy 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. yy Be careful not to make scratches on the surface of the unit when installing or moving them. yy Use caution when handling this unit. The speaker on the rear is exposed. Avoid making contact with the exposed speaker. Getting Started 11 Mounting the main unit on a wall (Optional) 1. Place the unit with the bottom of TV and attach to the location. Align to center the unit on the TV. 1 You can mount the main unit on a wall. Getting Started 2. When you mount it on a wall (concrete), use the wall plugs. You should dril holes. Use the holes on the bottom of the unit to check the point to drill. >>Caution Because it is difficult to make a connection after installing this unit, you should connect the cables before installation. Preparation materials Unit BUY ,,Note Screws Wall plug When you mark the hole position with drill, adjust horizontal. 12 Getting Started 4. Fix the screws and wall plugs as shown in the illustration below. 5. Hang the main unit on wall as shown below. 1 Getting Started ,,Note ,,Note To detach the unit, perform it in reverse order. yy Screws and Wall Plugs are not supplied for mounting the unit. Recommend the size of screws is as follows. : Diameter 4mm, length 40 mm or so yy Screws tighten leaving the screws 3 mm >>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. 3 mm 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 13 Connecting the AC Adapter Connect the speaker to the power supply with the supplied AC adapter. 1. Connect the supplied AC power cord to the AC adapter. Connecting to your TV Using an OPTICAL cable 1. Connect the OPTICAL IN jack on the back of the unit to OPTICAL OUT jack on the TV using an OPTICAL cable. 2. Connect the AC adapter cable to DC IN adapter input. 2 Optical cable >>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. 2. Select the input source to Optical by pressing OPTICAL button on the remote control or F button on the 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. Connecting 3. Plug the AC power cord into an AC outlet. 14 Connecting Optional equipment connection PORT. IN connection OPTICAL IN connection Connect an optical output jack of external devices to the OPTICAL IN jack. Portable cable 2 Connecting To the digital optical output jack of external device Optical cable 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 OPTICAL button on the remote control or F button on the 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. 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 PORTABLE IN connector of the unit by using 3.5 mm stereo cable. 2. Select the input source to Portable by pressing PORT.IN button on the remote control or F button on the unit repeatedly. 3. Turn on the portable player or external device and start playing it. Operating 15 Operations Auto power down DRC (Dynamic Range Control) Make the sound clear when the volume is turned down and prevent sudden increase of sound (Dolby Digital only). This function turns on or off you press DRC ON/OFF. Turn off the sound temporarily Press (Mute) to mute your unit. To cancel it, press (Mute) again on the remote control or change the volume level. 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. Press and hold DRC ON on the remote control for about 2 seconds. To turn off this function, press and hold DRC OFF 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. 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..) How to disconnect the wireless network connection or the wireless device Press p button on the unit and AUTO POWER OFF button on the remote control for more than 5 seconds at the same time. 3 Operating Using your TV remote control 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. 16 Operating AUTO POWER On/Off Auto function change This unit automatically turns on by an input source : Optical or Bluetooth. This unit recognizes input signals such as Optical, Bluetooth and then changes suitable function automatically. When you turn on your TV or an external device connected to this unit, this unit recognizes the input signal and select 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 your Bluetooth device. This function turns on or off you press AUTO POWER ON/OFF. 3 ,,Note 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. 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 When you turn on this unit for the first time, Auto Power function is turned on status. 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. When optical signal comes in When you turn on the external device connected to this unit by an optical cable, this unit change the function to optical. You can hear the sound from your device. When you try to connect Bluetooth device When you try to connect your Bluetooth device to this unit, Bluetooth function is selected. Play your music on the Bluetooth device. ,,Note If the Bluetooth connection lock function is set, Bluetooth connection will be only available on Bluetooth function. (Page :18) Operating 17 Using BLUETOOTH® technology Listening to music stored on the Bluetooth devices Pairing your unit and Bluetooth device About Bluetooth 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. yy Available Devices : Smart phone, MP3 player, Notebook, etc.. yy Version : 4.1 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) 1. Select the input source to Bluetooth by pressing j (Bluetooth) button on the remote control or F button on the unit repeatedly. -- Bluetooth LED will blink. 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 SJ1 (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 SJ1 (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 turn on. 4. Listen to music. To play a music stored on your Bluetooth device, refer to your Bluetooth device’s user guide. 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. 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. 18 Operating ,,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 cases below : -- There is an 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. 3 yy You should connect your Bluetooth device to this unit again when you restart it. Operating yy The sound may be interrupted when the connection interfered by the other electronic wave. yy You may not 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 Bluetooth function using Smart phone, MP3 player, 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 When the unit is not connected with Bluetooth device, Bluetooth LED will blink. yy To connect a new Bluetooth device, disconnect the currently connected Bluetooth device and c onnect a new Bluetooth device. BLUETOOTH connection lock (BT lock) You can limit Bluetooth connection to only Bluetooth function to prevent unintended Bluetooth connection. Press and hold AUTO POWER ON on the remote control for about 2 seconds to turn on this function. To turn off this function, press and hold AUTO POWER OFF on the remote control for about 2 seconds Operating 19 Sound adjustment This system has a number of pre-set surround sound fields. You can select a desired sound mode by using each sound mode button. Sound effect Description STANDARD You can enjoy optimized sound. BASS BLAST Reinforces the treble, bass and surround sound effect. ,,Note 3 Operating You may need to reset the sound effect mode, after switching the input, sometimes even after the sound file changed. 20 Troubleshooting 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 properly. yy Disconnect the power cord of this unit and the connected external device (TV, 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. 4 Troubleshooting No sound 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 an external device (set top box, Bluetooth device etc.), adjust volume level of the device. yy The remote control is too far from the unit. Operate the remote control within about 7 m. The remote control does not work properly. 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 Check connection of the external device such as TV, DVD/Blu-Ray player or Bluetooth device. The unit does not connect with Bluetooth device yy The batteries in the remote control is exhausted. Replace the batteries with new one. yy Depending on the connected device, this function may not operate. yy Turn off the Bluetooth connection lock function. (Page :18) Troubleshooting 21 PROBLEM CAUSE & CORRECTION Check the details below and adjust the unit according to them. When you feel the output sound of the unit is low. yy Switch [ON] state of DRC function to [OFF] by using remote controller. yy Change Audio DRC setting on connected device setup menu to [OFF] state. 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]. NOTES to use wireless PROBLEM This device may have wireless interference. CAUSE & CORRECTION yy Wireless may not operate normally in weak signal area. yy Do not install the device on metal furniture for optimum performance. 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. Troubleshooting yy When any part of your body contact the transceiver of the Bluetooth device or sound bar. 4 22 Appendix Trademarks and licenses All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners. Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby, Dolby Audio, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. 5 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. Appendix Appendix 23 Specifications General Refer to main label. Power consumption Networked standby : 1.0 W (If all network ports are activated.) AC adapter yy yy yy yy Model : NU040A220181 Manufacturer : TCL Technoly Electronics (Huizhou) Co..,Ltd. Input : 100 - 240 V ~ 50 / 60 Hz 1.5 A MAX Output : 22 V 0 1.81 A Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 900 mm x 55 mm x 36 mm with foot Operating temperature 5 °C to 35 °C Operating humidity 5 % to 90 % 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, PCM Inputs OPTICAL IN (Digital audio in) 3 V (p-p), Optical jack x 1 PORTALE IN (Portable in) 0.5 Vrms (3.5 mm stereo jack) x 1 5 Amplifier (RMS Output power) 40 W RMS Front 20 W RMS x 2 (9 Ω at 1 kHz, 1 % THD) yy Designs and specifications are subject to change without prior notice. Appendix Total 24 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.