OWNER’S MANUAL Sound Bar Please read this manual carefully before operating your set and retain it for future reference. MODEL LAS260B *MFL69466680* www.lg.com Copyright © 2017 LG Electronics. All Rights Reserved Getting Started Safety Information CAUTION 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 use high voltage products around this product. (ex. Electrical swatter) This product may malfunction due to electrical shock. 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 The Power Plug is the disconnecting device. In case of an emergency, the Power Plug must remain readily accessible. Check the specification page of this owner’s manual to be certain of the current requirements. 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. 1 Getting Started RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN 3 4 Getting Started 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. Table of Contents 5 Table of Contents 1 Getting Started 3Operating 3 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 8 8 9 Safety Information Unique features – Auto power down – Portable In Introduction – Symbols used in this manual Accessories Remote control Front panel Rear panel Installing the sound bar 12 Operations 12 – DRC (Dynamic range control) 12 – Turn off the sound temporarily 12 – Using your TV remote control 13 – AUTO POWER On/Off 13 – Auto function change 14Using BLUETOOTH® technology 14 – Listening to music stored on the BLUETOOTH devices 15 Sound adjustment 2Connecting 10 10 11 11 11 Connecting to your TV – Using an OPTICAL cable Optional equipment connection – OPTICAL IN connection – PORT. IN connection 4Troubleshooting 16 17 Troubleshooting NOTES to use wireless 5Appendix 18 19 20 20 Trademarks and licenses Specifications Maintenance – Handling the unit 1 2 3 4 5 6 Getting Started Unique features 1 Auto power down 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..) Introduction Symbols used in this manual ,,Note Indicates special notes and operating features. >>Caution Indicates cautions for preventing possible damages from abuse. Accessories Please check and identify the supplied accessories. Remote control (1) Batteries (2) Getting Started Remote control 7 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • a• • • • • • • • • • • • • • 1 (Power): Switches the unit ON or OFF. F : Changes input sources. STANDARD : Selects STANDARD sound effect. CINEMA : Selects CINEMA sound effect. (Mute) : Mutes the sound. VOL o/p : Adjusts speaker volume. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • b• • • • • • • • • • • • • • DRC ON/OFF : Turns on or off DRC function. (Refer to the page 12.) AUTO POWER ON/OFF: Turns on or off AUTO POWER function. (Refer to the page 13.) ? : This button is not used. Replacement of battery Remove the battery cover on the rear of the Remote Control, and insert two (size AAA) battery with and matched correctly. 1 Getting Started VOICE : Selects VOICE sound effect. 8 Getting Started Front panel A 1 B C Getting Started G D E F A 1/! (Standby/On) B F (Function) Selects the function and input source. C p/o (Volume) Adjusts volume level. G F Function LED ,,Note yy You can check current function through the LED. D Standby LED It lights up in red on standby mode. yy This unit turns off LED If there is no key input for 20 seconds. To display LED, press any button. E Remote sensor yy Standby LED quickly blinks when you press any button, and slowly blinks in Mute or Minimum volume status. yy Bluetooth LED blinks when you select Bluetooth function. if you connect Bluetooth device, LED will turn on. G Speakers Rear panel A B A PORT.IN : Portable input B OPTICAL IN : Optical input Getting Started 9 Installing the sound bar You can hear the sound by connecting the unit to the other device : TV, Blu-ray disc player, DVD player, etc. >>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. 1 Getting Started Place the unit in front of the TV and connect it to the device you want. (Refer to pages 10 - 11.) 10 Connecting 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 ,,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.) Connecting 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)] Optical cable 2. Set the input source to OPTICAL. Press F button repeatedly until the function is selected. yy Details of TV setting menu vary depending on the manufacturers or models of your TV. Connecting 11 Optional equipment connection PORT. IN connection OPTICAL IN connection Connect an optical output jack of external devices to the OPTICAL IN jack. 2 To the digital optical output jack of external device 1. Connect the OPTICAL IN jack on the back of the unit to optical out jack of your TV (or digital device etc.) 2. Select the input source to OPTICAL by pressing F button repeatedly until the function is selected. 3. Listen to sound. 4.Press F to exit fro m OPTICAL. ,,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. Turn the power on by pressing 1 (Power). 3. Select the PORTABLE function by pressing F button repeatedly until the function is selected. 4. Turn on the portable player or external device and start playing it. Connecting MP3 player, etc... 12 Operating 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 3 (Mute) to mute your unit. To cancel it, press (Mute) again on the remote control or change the volume level. Operating Using your TV remote control 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 3 seconds. To turn off this function, press and hold DRC OFF about 3 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. This unit will be off itself to save electric consumption in the case main unit is not connected to external device and is not used for 20 minutes. So does this unit after six hours since Main unit has been connected to other device using analog input. (Ex : Portable, etc..) How to disconnect the wireless network connection or the wireless device Set up the AUTO POWER ON/OFF function to off and turn off the unit. Operating 13 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 and 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. ,,Note 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 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. 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 To change to optical function, it needs 5 seconds of no signal. 3 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. When optical signal comes in 14 Operating 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. 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. 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) Codec : SBC 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. 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 LAS260B (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 LAS260B (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 (j) LED will turned on. 4. Listen to music. To play a music stored on your Bluetooth device, refer to your Bluetooth device’s user guide. Operating 15 ,,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 You should connect your Bluetooth device to this unit again when you restart it. 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 not connected the Bluetooth, Bluetooth LED will blink. This system has a number of pre-set surround sound fields. You can select a desired sound mode by using each sound mode button. Button Description STANDARD You can enjoy optimized sound. CINEMA You can enjoy more immersive and cinematic surround sound. VOICE This program make voice sound clear, improving the quality of voice sound. ,,Note yy In some of sound effect mode, some speakers, there’s no sound or low sound. It depends on the mode of sound 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. 3 Operating yy The sound may be interrupted when the connection interfered by the other electronic wave. Sound adjustment 16 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting PROBLEM CAUSE & CORRECTION yy Turn off the power of this unit and the connected external device (TV, Woofer, DVD-player, Amplifier, etc.) and turn it 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 the condition by operating other electronic devices. yy Incorrect input source is selected. Check the input source and select the correct input source. No sound 4 yy The mute function is activated. Press (Mute) or adjust the volume level to cancel the mute function. Troubleshooting yy When you are using connection with a 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. 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. Troubleshooting 17 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 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. NOTES to use wireless PROBLEM yy Wireless may not operate normally in weak signal area. 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. 4 Troubleshooting This device may have wireless interference. CAUSE & CORRECTION 18 Appendix Trademarks and licenses All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners. Bluetooth wireless technology is a system which allows radio contact between electronic. 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. Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. 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. 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. Appendix 19 Specifications General Power requirements Refer to main label. Refer to main label. Power consumption Networked standby : 0.5 W (If all network ports are activated.) Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 950 mm x 71 mm x 47 mm Net Weight Approx. 2.47 kg Operating temperature 5 °C to 35 °C Operating humidity 5 % to 90 % Inputs Digital audio in (OPTICAL IN) 3 V (p-p), Optical jack x 1 Portable in (PORT. IN) 0.32 Vrms (3.5 mm stereo jack) x 1 Available Digital Input Audio Sampling Frequency 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz Available Digital Input Audio format Dolby Digital, DTS Digital Surround, PCM Amplifier (RMS Output power) 100 W RMS Front 50 W +50 W RMS (4 Ω at 1 kHz, 10% THD) yy Designs and specifications are subject to change without prior notice. 5 Appendix Total 20 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.