LG SH4 Owner's manual

LG SH4 Owner's manual

OWNER’S MANUAL

Wireless

Sound Bar

Please read this manual carefully before operating your set and retain it for future reference.

MODEL

SH4 (SH4, SPH5B-W)

*MFL69465048*

www.lg.com

1 Getting Started

Getting Started 3

Safety Information

CAUTION

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.

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. The Power Plug is the disconnecting device. In case of an emergency, the Power Plug must remain readily accessible

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.

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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.

Declaration of Conformity

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE

The cord grip for the plug fitted to this product is built into the existing power cord as supplied.

If, for any reason you need to shorten the cord.

DO NOT RE-USE THE PLUG

A new plug must be used to ensure your continued safety by securing the plug to the power cord in accordance with Plug & Socket

Regulations 1994.

Symbols

~

Refers to alternating current(AC).

0

Refers to direct current(DC).

Refers to class II equipment.

1

Refers to stand-by.

!

Refers to “ON” (power).

Refers to dangerous voltage.

Hereby, LG Electronics European Shared Service

Center B.V., declares that this Wireless Sound Bar is compliant with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.

The complete Declaration of Conformity may be requested through the following postal address:

LG Electronics European Shared Service Center B.V.

Krijgsman 1

1186 DM Amstelveen

The Netherlands or can be requested at our dedicated DoC website: http://www.lg.com/global/support/cedoc/cedoc#

This device is a 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wideband transmission system, intended for use in all EU member states and EFTA countries.

Table of Contents 5

Table of Contents

1 Getting Started

3 Safety Information

6 Unique features

6 Introduction

6 – Symbols used in this manual

6 Accessories

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

2 Connecting

13 Connecting the AC Adapter

13 Wireless subwoofer connection

15 Connecting to your TV

15 – Using an OPTICAL cable

15 – Using an HDMI cable

16 – Enjoy rich sound broadcast of the channel with the sound bar

17 – ARC (Audio Return Channel) function

17 – Additional information for HDMI

18 Optional equipment connection

18 – HDMI connection

19 – Optical In connection

19 – Portable In connection

20 – USB connection

20 – Compatible USB devices

20 – USB device requirement

21 – Playable file

3 Operating

22 Basic operations

22 – USB operation

22 Other operations

22 – Turn off the sound temporarily

22 – Auto LED Off

23 – Using your TV remote control

24 – AUTO POWER On/Off

25 – Auto function change

25 – LG Sound Sync

27 Using BLUETOOTH ® technology

27 – Listening to music stored on the Bluetooth devices

29 Using BLUETOOTH App

29 – Install “Music Flow Bluetooth” App onto

Your BLUETOOTH Device

29 – Activate BLUETOOTH with “Music Flow

Bluetooth” App

30 Sound adjustment

30 – Setting sound effect

31 – Adjust the woofer level settings

31 – Night mode

4 Troubleshooting

32 Troubleshooting

33 NOTES to use wireless

5 Appendix

34 Trademarks and licenses

35 Specifications

37 Maintenance

37 – Handling the unit

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Unique features

Auto power down

This unit will turn off by itself for energy saving consumption.

Portable In

Listens to music from your portable device. (MP3,

Notebook, etc)

LG Sound Sync

Controls volume level of this unit by the remote control of your LG TV that is compatible with LG

Sound Sync.

Accessories

Please check and identify the supplied accessories.

Designs and specifications of the accessories are subject to change without prior notice.

Remote control (1) Batteries (2)

AC adapter (1)

Introduction

Symbols used in this manual

,

Note

Indicates special notes and operating features.

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Caution

Indicates cautions for preventing possible damages from abuse.

Wall brackets (2)

Power cords (2)

Wall bracket install guide (1)

Screws (2) Optical cable (1)

Remote control

Replacement of Battery

Remove the battery cover on the rear of the remote control, and insert battery with and matched correctly.

Getting Started 7

• • • • • • • • • • • • • •

a

• • • • • • • • • • • • •

1

(Power)

:

Switches the unit ON or OFF. / Switches to the standby mode.

F :

Selects the function and the input source.

ASC :

Selects ASC (Adaptive Sound Control) effect mode.

STANDARD :

Selects STANDARD effect mode.

CINEMA :

Selects CINEMA effect mode.

VOL

o

/

p

:

Adjusts speaker volume.

(Mute)

:

Mutes the sound.

• • • • • • • • • • • • • •

b

• • • • • • • • • • • • •

C/V

(Skip/Search)

:

- Skips Fast backward or Forward.

- Searches for a section within a file.

dM

(Play/Pause)

:

Starts playback. / Pauses playback.

NIGHT ON/OFF :

- Turns on or off Night mode.

- Controls this unit using TV remote. (Refer to the page 23.)

WOOFER LEVEL

o

/

p

:

Adjusts sound level of subwoofer.

AUTO POWER ON/OFF :

- Turns on or off AUTO POWER function. (Refer to the page 24.)

- Turns on or off Auto LED Off function. (Refer to the page 22.)

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Front panel

A

Remote sensor

B

Standby LED

C

Function LED

Rear panel

D

The buttons are located on the rear.

A o / p

:

(Volume)

:

Adjusts volume level

F

(Function)

:

Selects the function and input source.

1/!

(Standby/On)

B

DC IN :

AC adapter input

C

OPTICAL IN :

Optical input

D

PORTABLE IN :

Portable input

E

USB

Port

F

HDMI IN / OUT (TV ARC) :

HDMI input / output

Getting Started 9

About LED condition

LED Condition

OPTICAL LED turns on.

Description

OPTICAL function is selected.

OPTICAL LED blinks twice and turns on.

LG sound sync (Optical) function is selected.

USB LED turns on.

USB function is selected.

1

USB LED blinks.

Paused USB playback.

BT (

Bluetooth

) LED turns on.

Paired with

Bluetooth

device.

BT (

Bluetooth

) LED blinks.

LG TV LED turns on.

Waiting for

Bluetooth

connection.

LG Sound Sync (Wireless) function is selected.

HDMI function is selected.

HDMI IN LED turns on.

LG TV and HDMI IN LEDs turn on.

PORTABLE function is selected.

USB and BT (

Bluetooth

) LEDs turn on.

ARC function is selected

,

Note

y

When you press any button, standby LED (Red) on the main unit blinks.

y

When you press (Mute) button, standby LED (Red) blinks slowly.

y

When this unit reaches minimum volume, standby LED (Red) turns on for 2 seconds and blinks slowly.

y

When this unit reaches maximum volume, standby LED (Red) turns on for 2 seconds.

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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.

Place the unit in front of the TV and connect it to the device you want. (Refer to pages 15 - 20.)

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Caution

y

For best performance of wireless connection such as Bluetooth or wireless subwoofer, do not install the unit on Metallic furniture because wireless connection communicates through a module positioned on the bottom of the unit.

y

Be careful not to make scratches on the surface of the Unit /Sub-Woofer when installing or moving them.

Mounting the main unit on a wall

You can mount the main unit on a wall.

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1. Match the TV’s BOTTOM EDGE of Wall bracket install guide with the bottom of TV and attach to the position.

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Caution

Because it is difficult to make a connection after installing this unit, you should connect the cables before installation.

Preparation materials

Unit

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.

Wall bracket install guide

Wall brackets

Screws

(Not supplied)

Screws (

A

)

Wall plug

3. Remove the Wall bracket install guide.

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4. Fix the brackets with screws (

A

) as shown in the illustration below.

6. Fix the unit with the screws firmly.

,

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.

,

Note

To detach the unit, perform it in reverse order.

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Caution

y

Do not install this unit upside down. It can damage the parts of this unit or be the cause of personal injury.

y

Do not hang onto the installed unit and avoid any impact to the unit.

y

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.

y

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 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.

2. Connect the AC adapter cable to DC IN adapter input.

3. Plug the AC power cord into an AC outlet.

Connecting 13

Wireless subwoofer connection

LED indicator of wireless subwoofer

LED Color

Green

(Blink)

Green

Status

Attempting to make connection.

The connection is completed.

Red The wireless subwoofer is in standby mode or the connection is failed.

Red/Green

(Blink alternately)

The wireless subwoofer connection is initialized.

Off (No display) The power cord of wireless subwoofer is disconnected.

Setting up the wireless subwoofer for the first time

1. Connect the power cord to the subwoofer and plug the power cord into a power outlet.

2. Turn on the main unit : The sound bar and wireless subwoofer will be

automatically

connected.

Green LED on the rear of wireless subwoofer turns on.

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Manually pairing wireless subwoofer

When your connection is not completed, you can check red LED or blinking green LED on the wireless subwoofer and the wireless subwoofer does not make sound. To solve the problem, follow the steps below.

1. Adjust volume level of the main unit to minimum by pressing

VOL

p

button repeatedly until standby LED (Red) turns on for 2 seconds and blinks slowly.

2. Press and hold (Mute) on the remote control for about 3 seconds.

The standby LED (Red) on the main unit blinks quickly.

3. Press and hold

Pairing

on the back of the wireless subwoofer for more than 5 seconds.

5. Turn on the main unit. : The sound bar and wireless subwoofer will be

automatically

connected.

Green LED on the rear of wireless subwoofer turns on.

,

Note

y

It takes a few seconds (and may take longer) for the main unit and the subwoofer to communicate with each other and make sounds.

y

The closer the main unit and the subwoofer, the better sound quality. It is recommended to install the main unit and the subwoofer as close as possible and avoid the cases below.

There is a obstacle between the main unit and the subwoofer.

There is a device using same frequency with this wireless connection such as a medical equipment, a microwave or a wireless LAN device.

The LED of the wireless subwoofer lights up alternately in red and green.

4. Disconnect and reconnect power cord of the main unit and the wireless subwoofer.

Connecting to your TV

Please connect this unit and the TV using the optical digital cable or HDMI cable considering the capability of the 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.

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Using an HDMI cable

If you connect this unit to a TV that supports HDMI

CEC and ARC (Audio Return Channel), you can enjoy the TV audio through the speakers of this unit without connecting the optical cable. Please refer to your TV user manual when you check HDMI CEC/ARC function of your TV.

2

HDMI cable

Optical cable

2. Select the input source to OPTICAL by pressing

F

button repeatedly.

,

Note

y

Before connecting the optical cable, be sure to remove the protection plug cover if your cable has the cover.

y

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.)

y

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)]

y

Details of TV setting menu vary depending on the manufacturers or models of your TV.

,

Note

y

HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control):

Using a single remote control, you have the ability to operate CEC compatible devices (TV,

Sound Bar, Blue-ray player, etc.)

y

You can also enjoy extra functions such as

USB /

Bluetooth

pressing

F

button on the remote or unit. When you go back to live TV channel after using the extra functions (USB

/

Bluetooth

) of this audio system, you should choose your preferred speaker on TV to enjoy the sound from this audio system again.

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HDMI cable Checklist

Some HDMI cables do not support the ARC function, this can result in no sound output.

When connecting this unit to the TV, if there is no sound, there might be a problem with the HDMI cable. Therefore connect this unit to the TV and check whether the Type A, High speed HDMI™ Cable with Ethernet.

STANDARD HDMI CABLE WITH ETHERNET

HIGH SPEED HDMI CABLE

(X)

(X)

(O)

HIGH SPEED HDMI CABLE WITH ETHERNET

Enjoy rich sound broadcast of the channel with the sound bar

Connection through HDMI Cable

Your television must support the newest HDMI features (HDMI CEC

1)

/ ARC (Audio Return Channel)) to fully enjoy the Live broadcasting channel with audio system through an HDMI cable. Unless your

TV supports these HDMI features, the audio system should be connected through an OPTICAL cable.

1) HDMI CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface

Consumer Electronics Control)

Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) is an HDMI feature designed to allow the user to command and control the CEC-enabled devices, that are connected through HDMI by using only one of their remote controls.

Trade names for CEC are SimpLink (LG) , Anynet+

(Samsung), BRAVIA Sync/ Link (Sony), EasyLink

(Philips), EZ-Sync/ VIERA Link (Panasonic), etc..

What is SIMPLINK?

Some functions of this unit are controlled by the

TV’s remote control when this unit and LG TV’s with

SIMPLINK are connected through HDMI connection.

Controllable functions by LG TV’s remote control :

Power on/off, volume up/down, mute, etc.

Refer to the TV owner’s manual for the details of

SIMPLINK function.

LG TV’s with SIMPLINK function has the logo as shown above.

,

Note

y

Depending on the state of the unit, some

SIMPLINK operation may differ from your purpose or not work.

y

Depending on a TV or a player which is connected with this unit, SIMPLINK operation may differ from your purpose.

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ARC (Audio Return Channel) function

The ARC function enables an HDMI capable TV to send the audio stream to HDMI OUT of the unit.

To use this function :

Your TV must support the HDMI-CEC and ARC function and the HDMI-CEC and ARC must be set to On.

The setting method of HDMI-CEC and ARC may differ depending on the TV. For details about ARC function, refer to your TV manual.

You must use the HDMI cable (Type A, High Speed

HDMI™ cable with Ethernet).

You must connect the HDMI OUT on the unit with

HDMI IN of the TV that supports ARC function using an HDMI cable.

You can connect only one Sound bar to TV compatible with ARC.

,

Note

y

ARC function is automatically selected when

ARC signal comes in from TV, no matter what kind of the function you are using.

y

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.)

y

Set up the sound output of TV to listen to the sound through this unit :

TV setting menu

[

[Sound]

[

[TV Sound output]

[

[External speaker (HDMI ARC)]

y

Details of TV setting menu vary depending on the manufacturers or models of your TV.

y

If you change to other function while you are using ARC function, you need to adjust

ARC setting on TV setting again to use ARC function.

Additional information for HDMI

y

When you connect an HDMI or DVI compatible device make sure of the following:

- Try switching off the HDMI/DVI device and this player. Next, switch on the HDMI/DVI device and leave it for around 30 seconds, then switch on this player.

- The connected device’s video input is set correctly for this unit.

- The connected device is compatible with

720 x 576p (or 480p), 1280 x 720p, 1920 x

1080i or 1920 x 1080p video input.

y

Not all HDCP-compatible HDMI or DVI devices will work with this player.

- The picture will not be displayed properly with non-HDCP device.

,

Note

y

If a connected HDMI device does not accept the audio output of the player, the HDMI device’s audio sound may be distorted or may not output.

y

Changing the resolution when the connection has already been established may result in malfunctions. To solve the problem, turn off the player and then turn it on again.

y

When the HDMI connection with HDCP is not verified, TV screen is changed to black screen.

In this case, check the HDMI connection, or disconnect the HDMI cable.

y

If there are noises or lines on the screen, please check the HDMI cable (length is generally limited to 4.5 m (15 ft).

y

You cannot change the video resolution in the

HDMI IN mode. Change the video resolution of the connected component.

y

If the video output signal is abnormal when your personal computer is connected to HDMI

IN jack, change the resolution of your personal computer to 576p (or 480p), 720p, 1080i or

1080p.

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Connecting

Optional equipment connection

HDMI connection

You can enjoy the sound and picture from HDMI connection on external device.

For enjoying sound only

You can enjoy the sound from the external device you connect.

For enjoying both sound and picture

You can enjoy both sound and picture from the external device you connect.

HDMI cable

HDMI cable

HDMI cable

To the Blu-ray disc player, DVD player, etc.

1. Connect HDMI IN jack on the back of the unit to

HDMI OUT jack on the audio device such as Bluray disc player, DVD player, etc.

2. Select the input source to HDMI IN by pressing

F

button repeatedly.

1. Connect HDMI IN jack on the back of the unit to

HDMI OUT jack on the external device such as

Blu-ray disc player, DVD player, etc.

2. Connect HDMI OUT jack on the back of the unit to HDMI IN jack on the TV.

3. Select the input source to HDMI IN by pressing

F

button repeatedly.

,

Note

y

Audio and Video signal can't pass through when this unit is turned off.

y

HDMI OUT jack is for TV connection. Even though multi channel is inputted to the unit through an HDMI cable, the unit can only output 2 channel to TV.

Optical In connection

Connect an optical output jack of external devices to the OPTICAL IN jack.

Portable In connection

Connecting 19

MP3 player, etc...

Portable cable

Optical cable

To the 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.

3. Listen to sound.

,

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 input source to PORTABLE by pressing

F

button repeatedly.

4. Turn on the portable player or external device and start playing it.

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USB connection

Connect USB memory device to the USB port on the back of the unit.

,

Note

If HDMI cable is connected on the unit, inserting a USB device may be limited depending on a

USB device shape.

For more information of playing files on a USB, refer to the page 22.

Removing the USB Device from the unit.

1. Choose a different function/mode.

2. Remove the USB device from the unit.

Compatible USB devices

y

MP3 Player : Flash type MP3 player.

y

USB Flash Drive : Devices that support USB 2.0.

y

The USB function of this unit does not support some USB devices.

USB device requirement

y

Devices which require additional program installation connected to a computer, are not supported.

y

Do not extract the USB device while in operation.

y

For a large capacity USB, it may take longer than a few minutes to be searched.

y

To prevent data loss, back up all data.

y

This unit is not supported when the total number of files is 2000 or more.

y

The unit’s USB Port cannot be connected to PC.

The unit can not be used as a storage device.

y

The exFAT file system is not supported on this unit. (FAT16/FAT32/NTFS systems are available.)

y

Depending on some devices, it may not available to recognize the followings on this unit.

External HDD

Card readers

Locked devices

Hard type USB devices

USB hub

Using USB extension cable

iPhone/iPod/iPad

-

Android device

Playable file

Sampling Frequency

MP3 : within 32 to 48 kHz

WMA : within 32 to 48 kHz

OGG : within 32 to 48 kHz

FLAC : within 32 to 192 kHz

WAV : within 32 to 48 kHz

Bitrate

MP3 : within 80 to 320 kbps

WMA : within 56 to 128 kbps

OGG : within 64 to 500 kbps

FLAC : within 500 to 5000 kbps

WAV : within 500 to 5000 kbps

y

Maximum files : Under 2000

y

Maximum directories : Under 200

y

A protected file by DRM (Digital rights management) cannot be played on the unit.

y

Video files in the USB storage device can not be played.

y

Depending on the performance of your USB device, playback may not work well.

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,

Note

y

Folders and files on the USB are recognized as below.

*ROOT

: Folder

: File

a

C

D

E b

F

G c

H

I d

J

A

B y

File will be played from file

$ A

to file

$ J

one by one.

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Operating

Basic operations

USB operation

1. Connect the USB device to the USB port.

2. Select the input source to USB by pressing

F

button repeatedly

To

Playback

Pause

Skip to the next/ previous file

Search for a section within a file

Do this

Press

dM

.

During playback, press

dM

.

During playback, press

V

on the remote control to go to the next file.

Playing less than 2 seconds, press

C

on the remote control to go to the previous file.

Playing after 3 seconds, press

C

on the remote control to go to the beginning of the file.

Press and hold

C/V

during playback and release it at the point you want to listen to.

Resume playback

This unit memorizes a current song which is played before changing the function or turning off the unit.

,

Note

y

The resume point may be cleared when you pull out the power cord or removing the USB device from the unit.

y

When you pause the USB playback, USB LED on the main unit blinks.

Other operations

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.

Auto LED Off

This unit automatically turns off the LED.

Press and hold

AUTO POWER ON

on the remote control for about 2 seconds. Then Auto LED Off function is turned on. (Default : ON)

OPTICAL, HDMI, LG TV, ARC

: If there is no key input for about 20 seconds, function LED will turn off.

To turn off this function, press and hold

AUTO

POWER OFF

on the remote control for about 2 seconds. Function LED always turned on.

,

Note

Even if turn on the Auto LED Off function, BT

(

Bluetooth

), USB and PORTABLE LED will not turn off.

Operating 23

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

NIGHT ON

on the remote control for about 2 seconds.

To turn off this function, press and hold

NIGHT OFF

on the remote control for about 2 seconds.

,

Note

y

Supported TV brands

LG

Sharp

Panasonic Philips Samsung

Sony Toshiba Vizio

y

Make sure that the sound output of your TV is set to [External speaker].

y

Depending on the remote control, this function may not work well.

y

This function does not operate on LG TV's magic remote control.

y

This function may not work well when some

TV control functions such as CEC, SIMPLINK and LG Sound Sync set to ON.

Auto power down

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 20 minutes.

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

Set up the AUTO POWER ON/OFF function to off and turn off the unit.

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Operating

AUTO POWER On/Off

This unit automatically turns on by an input source :

Optical, LG TV or

Bluetooth

.

When you turn on your TV or an external device connected to this unit, this unit recognizes the input signal and selects 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 to your

Bluetooth

device.

This function turns on or off each time you press

AUTO POWER ON/OFF

.

,

Note

y

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).

y

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.

y

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.

y

Depending on the connected device, this function may not operate.

y

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 turning off the unit.

y

If you want to use AUTO POWER, SIMPLINK must be turned off. It takes for about 30 seconds to switch on or off SIMPLINK.

y

When you turn on this unit for the first time, status of Auto Power function is turned on.

y

To use this function, the main unit must be registered in paired devices list of

Bluetooth

device.

y

You can set the AUTO POWER function only when this unit is turned on.

y

To use this function, the main unit must be registered in paired devices list of Bluetooth device.

y

You can set the AUTO POWER function only when this unit is turned on.

Operating 25

Auto function change

This unit recognizes input signals such as Optical,

Bluetooth

,LG TV and Portable and then changes suitable function automatically.

When optical signal comes in

When you turn on the external device connected to this unit by an optical cable, this unit changes the function to optical. You can hear the sound from your device.

When you try to connect a Bluetooth device

When you try to connect your

Bluetooth

device to this unit,

Bluetooth

function is selected. Play your music on the

Bluetooth

device.

When LG TV signal comes in

When you turn on your LG TV connected by LG

Sound Sync (Wireless connection), this unit changes the function to LG TV. You can hear the sound from your TV.

When connect a Portable device

When you connect your portable device using a portable cable, this unit changes the function to

Portable. You can hear the music from your device.

,

Note

y

To change to optical function, it needs 5 seconds of no signal.

y

This unit does not change the function to optical if SIMPLINK of the connected TV, Bluray disc player, set-top box or etc. device set to on or connected CEC supported device is turned on.

y

If you want to use the auto function change,

SIMPLINK must be turned off. It takes for about 30 seconds to turn off SIMPLINK.

LG Sound Sync

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 is supported 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

y

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.

y

When the connection fails, make sure of the condition of the TV and power.

y

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.

y

The amount of time to turn off this unit is different depending on your TV when you set

AUTO POWER function to ON.

y

Details of TV setting menu vary depending on the models of your TV.

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Operating

With wired connection

1. Connect your LG TV to the unit by using an optical cable.

Optical cable

3

2. Set up the sound output of TV to listen to the sound through this unit :

TV setting menu

[

[Sound]

[

[TV Sound output]

[

[LG Sound Sync (Optical)]

3. Turn on the unit by pressing

1

(Power) on the remote control.

4. Select the input source to OPTICAL by pressing

F

button repeatedly.

With wireless connection

1. Turn on the unit by pressing

1

(Power) on the remote control.

2. Select the input source to LG TV by pressing

F

button repeatedly.

3. Set up the sound output of TV to listen to the sound through this unit :

TV setting menu

[

[Sound]

[

[TV Sound output]

[

[LG Sound Sync (Wireless)]

,

Note

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.

Operating 27

Using BLUETOOTH technology

®

About BLUETOOTH

Bluetooth

is wireless communication technology for short range connection.

The sound may be interrupted when the connection has interference from other electronic waves or when you connect

Bluetooth

in the other rooms.

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.

y

Available Devices : Mobile phone, MP3, Laptop,

PDA etc.

y

Version : 4.0

y

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)

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.

1. Select the input source to BT (

Bluetooth

) by pressing F button repeatedly. BT (

Bluetooth

) LED blinks.

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 SH4 (XX)”.

,

Note

y

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 SH4 ( 08 )” on your

Bluetooth

device.

y

Depending on the

Bluetooth

device type, some device have a different pairing way.

Enter the PIN code (0000) as needed.

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Operating

3. When this unit is successfully connected with your

Bluetooth

device, BLUETOOTH LED will be turned on.

4. Listen to music.

To play a music file stored on your

Bluetooth

device, refer to your

Bluetooth

device’s user guide.

,

Note

y

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 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.

y

You should connect your

Bluetooth

device to this unit again when you restart it.

,

Note

y

The sound may be interrupted when the connection has interference by the other electronic waves.

y

Pairing is limited one

Bluetooth

device per unit and multi-pairing is not supported.

y

Depending on the type of the device, you may not be able to use the

Bluetooth

function.

y

You can enjoy

Bluetooth

function using phone, MP3, Notebook, etc..

y

The more distance between the unit and the

Bluetooth

device, the lower the sound quality becomes.

y

Bluetooth

connection will be disconnected when the unit is turned off or the

Bluetooth

device gets far from the unit.

y

When

Bluetooth

connection is disconnected, connect the

Bluetooth

device to the unit again.

y

When

Bluetooth

device is not connected, BT

(

Bluetooth

) LED blinks.

y

When you connect a Bluetooth device

(iOS device etc.) to this unit or operate the device, the volume level can be synchronized between the two devices.

y

You can control a

Bluetooth

device using

C/V

(Skip) and

dM

(Play/Pause) buttons on the remote control.

Operating 29

Using BLUETOOTH App

,

Note

Only Android OS is available to use “Music Flow

Bluetooth ” app with this unit.

About “Music Flow Bluetooth” App

“Music Flow Bluetooth” app brings a suite of new features to this unit.

To enjoy more features, you are recommended to download and install free “Music Flow Bluetooth” app.

Install “Music Flow Bluetooth”

App onto Your BLUETOOTH

Device

There are two ways to install “Music Flow

Bluetooth

App onto Your

Bluetooth

Device.

Install “Music Flow Bluetooth” App through QR code

1. Install “Music Flow Bluetooth” app through QR code. Use the scanning software to scan the QR code.

Install “Music Flow Bluetooth” App through “Google Android Market

(Google Play Store)”

1. Tap the “Google Android Market (Google Play

Store)” icon.

2. In the search bar, type in the “Music Flow

Bluetooth” and search it.

3. In the search result list, find and tap “Music Flow

Bluetooth” to start downloading

Bluetooth

app.

4. Tap an icon for installation.

5. Tap an icon for downloading.

,

Note

y

Make sure that your

Bluetooth

device is connected to the Internet.

y

Make sure that your

Bluetooth

device is equipped with “Google Android Market

(Google Play Store)”.

Activate BLUETOOTH with

“Music Flow Bluetooth” App

“Music Flow Bluetooth” app helps to connect your

Bluetooth

device to this unit.

1. Tap “Music Flow Bluetooth” app icon on the home screen to open “Music Flow Bluetooth” app, and go to the main menu.

2. Tap [Menu] and select the unit you want.

3. If you want to get more information to operate, tap [Setting] and tap [Help] menu.

3

2. Tap an icon for installation.

3. Tap an icon for downloading.

,

Note

y

Make sure that your

Bluetooth

device is connected to the Internet.

y

Make sure that your

Bluetooth

device has a scanning software application. If you don’t have one, download one from “Google

Android Market (Google Play Store)”.

y

Depending on the area, QR code may not work.

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Operating

,

Note

y

“Music Flow Bluetooth” app will be available in the software version as follow;

Android O/S : Ver 4.0.3 (or later)

y

If you use “Music Flow Bluetooth ” app for operation, there would be some differences between “Music Flow Bluetooth” app and the supplied remote control. Use the supplied remote control as necessary.

y

Depending on the

Bluetooth

device, “Music

Flow Bluetooth” app may not work.

y

After connection of “Music Flow Bluetooth” app, music may be output from your device. In this case, try connecting procedure again.

y

If you operate the other applications or change the settings on your

Bluetooth

device while using “Music Flow Bluetooth” app, “Music Flow Bluetooth ” app may operate abnormally.

y

When “Music Flow Bluetooth” app operates abnormally, check your

Bluetooth

device and the connection of “Music Flow Bluetooth” app and then try to connect again.

y

Depending on the smart phone's operating system, you have some differences for “Music

Flow Bluetooth” operation.

y

Even though

Bluetooth

connection will be disconnected, you can use “Music Flow

Bluetooth” app when you change the function.

y

You can use the additional functions of this unit using "Music Flow Bluetooth" app.

y

Additional features offered by "Music Flow

Bluetooth" app may not work depending on the distance between this unit and

Bluetooth

device and wireless conditions.

Sound adjustment

Setting sound effect

This system has a number of pre-set surround sound fields. You can select a desired sound mode by using each sound effect buttons.

The displayed items for the equalizer may be different depending on sound sources and effects.

Sound effect

ASC

(Adaptive Sound

Control)

STANDARD

Description

Analyzes the property of input sound and provides the sound optimized for the content in real time.

You can enjoy optimized sound.

CINEMA

You can enjoy more immersive and cinematic surround sound.

,

Note

y

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.

y

You may need to reset the sound effect mode, after switching the input, sometimes even after the sound file changed.

Adjust the woofer level settings

You can adjust the sound level of subwoofer as your preference.

Press

WOOFER LEVEL

o

/

p

button to adjust woofer level.

,

Note

When the subwoofer level reaches maximum or minimum , standby LED (Red) on the main unit turns on for 2 seconds.

Night mode

This function is useful when you want to watch movies at low volume late at night.

Press

NIGHT ON/OFF

button to turn on or off night mode.

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Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

PROBLEM

The unit does not work properly.

No Power

No sound

No woofer sound

CAUSE & CORRECTION

y

Turn off the power of this unit and the connected external device (TV, Woofer,

DVD-player, Amplifier, etc.) and turn it on again.

y

Disconnect the power cord of this unit and the connected external device (TV,

Woofer, DVD-player, Amplifier, etc.) and then try connecting again.

y

Previous setting may not be saved when device power is shut off.

y

The power cord is unplugged.

Plug in the power cord.

y

Check the condition by operating other electronic devices.

y

Incorrect input source is selected.

Check the input source and select the correct input source.

y

The mute function is activated.

Press (Mute) or adjust the volume level to cancel the mute function.

y

When you are using connection with a external device (set top box,

Bluetooth

device etc.), adjust volume level of the device.

y

The power cord of the subwoofer is not connected.

Plug the power cord into the wall outlet securely.

y

Pairing between the unit and the subwoofer gets disconnected.

Connect the unit and the subwoofer. (Refer to the page 13.)

The remote control does not work properly.

The AUTO POWER function does not work.

y

The remote control is too far from the unit.

Operate the remote control within about 7 m.

y

There is an obstacle in the path of the remote control and the unit.

Remove the obstacle.

y

The batteries in the remote control is exhausted.

Replace the batteries with new one.

y

Check connection of the external device such as TV, DVD/Blu-Ray player or

Bluetooth

device.

y

Check the state of SIMPLINK and turn off SIMPLINK.

y

Depending on the connected device, this function may not operate.

LG Sound Sync does not work.

y

Check whether your LG TV supports LG Sound Sync.

y

Check connection of LG Sound Sync (Optical or wireless).

y

Check sound setting of your TV and this unit.

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PROBLEM

When you feel the output sound of the unit is low.

CAUSE & CORRECTION

Check the details below and adjust the unit according to them.

y

With the sound bar connected with TV, change the AUDIO DIGITAL OUT setting on

TV Setup Menu from [PCM] to [AUTO] or [BITSTREAM].

y

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].

y

Change Audio DRC setting on Player setup menu to [OFF] state.

y

Make sure Night Mode is not On. Turn [OFF] Night Mode.

NOTES to use wireless

PROBLEM

This device may have wireless interference.

CAUSE & CORRECTION

y

Wireless may not operate normally in weak signal area.

y

Please install the device close enough to wireless subwoofer.

y

Do not install the device on metal furniture for optimum performance.

Bluetooth

device may malfunction or make noise in the following cases.

y

When any part of your body makes contact with the transceiver of the

Bluetooth

device or sound bar.

y

When there is an obstacle or wall or the device is installed in a secluded spot.

y

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 each other.

y

When connecting the device to a

Bluetooth

device, make the distance between the products as close as possible.

y

When the device gets too far from the

Bluetooth

device, the connection is disconnected and also malfunction may occur.

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Appendix

Trademarks and licenses

All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners.

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.

Manufactured under license from Dolby

Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

The terms HDMI and HDMI High-Definition

Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI

Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.

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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.

Specifications

General

Power consumption

Refer to the main label.

Networked standby : 0.5 W

(If all network ports are activated.)

AC adapter

Dimensions (W x H x D)

y

Model : DA-38A25

y

Manufacturer : Asian Power Devices Inc.

y

Input : 100 - 240 V ~ 50 - 60 Hz 1.2 A

y

Output : 25 V

0

1.52 A

Approx.

890 mm X 53 mm X 85 mm, Without foot

Approx. 2.34 kg

5 °C to 35 °C

Net Weight

Operating temperature

Operating humidity

Bus Power Supply

5 % to 90 %

5 V

0

500 mA

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

Input/Output

OPTICAL IN (Digital audio in)

PORTABLE IN (Portable in)

HDMI IN

HDMI OUT

Amplifier (RMS Output)

Total

Front

Subwoofer

3 V (p-p), Optical jack x 1

0.5 Vrms (3.5 mm stereo jack) x 1

19 Pin (Type A, HDMI™ connector) x 1

19 Pin (Type A, HDMI™ connector) x 1

300 W

60 W x 2 (4

Ω

at 1 khz, THD 10%)

180 W (3

Ω

at 80 Hz, THD 10%)

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Appendix

Wireless subwoofer

Power requirements

Power consumption

Type

Impedance

Rated Input Power

Max. Input Power

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Net Weight

Refer to the main label on the wireless subwoofer.

Refer to the main label on the wireless subwoofer.

1 Way 1 Speaker

3

Ω

180 W

360 W

Approx.

171 mm x 320 mm x 252mm

Approx. 4.2 kg

y

Designs and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

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

y

Do not use volatile liquids such as insecticide spray near the unit.

y

Wiping with strong pressure may damage the surface.

y

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.

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