OWNER’S MANUAL Portable Bluetooth Speaker Please read this manual carefully before operating your set and retain it for future reference. MODELS PK3 PK3L www.lg.com Copyright © 2018 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 3 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. 1 Getting Started The Power Plug is the disconnecting device. In case of an emergency, the Power Plug must remain readily accessible. 4 Getting Started This device is equipped with a portable battery or accumulator. 1 Getting Started How to Safely remove the batteries or the battery pack from the equipment : To Remove the old batteries or battery pack, follow the assembly steps in reverse order. To prevent contamination of the environment and bring on possible threat to human and/or animal health, the old batteries or the battery pack must be put in an appropriate container at designated collection points. Do not dispose of batteries or battery pack together with other waste. It is recommended that you use local, free reimbursement systems batteries or battery packs, (may not be available in your area). The batteries or the battery pack should not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like. Symbols ~ 0 Refers to alternating current (AC). Refers to direct current (DC). Refers to class II equipment. 1 Refers to stand-by. ! Refers to “ON” (power). Refers to dangerous voltage. Table of Contents 5 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 7 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. 1 Getting Started 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) 8 Getting Started Rear 1 Getting Started a b c aPort cover b USB port for charging cPORT.IN Listens to music from your portable device. d 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. 9 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. (SpeakerBluetooth 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) Battery 4 Battery capacity 3.7 Vdc, 5200mAh (Typ) Appendix 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.