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GETTING STARTED
GETTING STARTED
Safety Information
Safety Warnings
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS ARE INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
This symbol indicates that high voltage is
present inside. It is dangerous to make any kind
of contact with any internal part of this product.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
DO NOT OPEN.
This symbol indicates that important literature
concerning operation and maintenance has
been included with this product.
Class II product : This symbol indicates that it does not require a safety connection to electrical
earth (ground).
AC voltage : This symbol indicates that the rated voltage marked with the symbol is AC voltage.
DC voltage : This symbol indicates that the rated voltage marked with the symbol is DC voltage.
Caution, Consult instructions for use : This symbol instructs the user to consult the user manual for
further safety related information.
WARNING : To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
CAUTION : TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
• This apparatus shall always be connected to a AC outlet with a protective grounding connection.
• To disconnect the apparatus from the mains, the plug must be pulled out from the mains socket, therefore the
mains plug shall be readily operable.
CAUTION
• Do not expose this apparatus to dripping or splashing. Do not put objects filled with liquids, such as vases on the
apparatus.
• To turn this apparatus off completely, you must pull the power plug out of the wall socket. Consequently, the power
plug must be easily and readily accessible at all times.
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GETTING STARTED
Precautions
99.1mm
99.1mm
Ensure that the AC power supply in your house complies with the power requirements listed on the identification sticker
located on the back of your product. Install your product horizontally, on a suitable base (furniture), with enough space
around it for ventilation (7~10 cm). Make sure the ventilation slots are not covered. Do not place the unit on amplifiers or
other equipment which may become hot. This unit is designed for continuous use. To fully turn off the unit, disconnect
the AC plug from the wall outlet. Unplug the unit if you intend to leave it unused for a long period of time.
During thunderstorms, disconnect the AC plug from the
wall outlet. Voltage peaks due to lightning could damage
the unit.
Do not expose the unit to direct sunlight or other heat
sources. This could lead to overheating and cause the
unit to malfunction.
Protect the product from moisture (i.e. vases), and
excess heat (e.g. a fireplace) or equipment creating
strong magnetic or electric fields. Disconnect the power
cable from the AC supply if the unit malfunctions. Your
product is not intended for industrial use. It is for
personal use only. Condensation may occur if your
product has been stored in cold temperatures. If
transporting the unit during the winter, wait approximately
2 hours until the unit has reached room temperature
before using.
The batteries used with this product contain chemicals
that are harmful to the environment. Do not dispose of
batteries in the general household trash. Do not dispose
of batteries in a fire. Do not short circuit, disassemble, or
overheat the batteries. There is a danger of explosion if
the battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the
same or equivalent type.
WARNING: DO NOT INGEST BATTERY. CHEMICAL BURN HAZARD. The remote control supplied
withthis product contains a coin/button cell battery. If the coin/button cell battery is swallowed, it can
cause severe internal burns in just 2 hours and can lead to death. Keep new and used batteries away
from children. If the battery compartment does not close securely, stop using the product and keep it
away from children. If you think batteries might have been swallowed or placed inside any part of the body, seek
immediate medical attention.
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ENG
68.6 mm
99.1mm
GETTING STARTED
CONTENTS
2GETTING STARTED
26FUNCTIONS
5
27Bluetooth
2
Safety Information
What’s Included
6DESCRIPTIONS
6Front / Right Side Panel
7Rear / Bottom Panel
8Remote Control
11INSTALLATION
11Installing the Soundbar
11
15
26Input Mode
31
33TROUBLESHOOTING
33Troubleshooting
34APPENDIX
34Specifications
Installing the Wall Mount
Detaching the Soundbar from the Wall
16CONNECTIONS
16
Connecting the Subwoofer
20
Connecting to a TV
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20
21
21
Software Update
Figures and illustrations in this User Manual are
provided for reference only and may differ from
actual product appearance.
Connecting the SWA-8000S
(Sold Separately)
Connecting to a TV Using a Digital Optical
Cable
Connecting to a TV Using an HDMI (Digital)
Cable
TV SoundConnect
23
Connecting to External Devices
24
HDMI Cable
23Optical or Analogue Audio Cable
24USB
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GETTING STARTED
What’s Included
ENG
Before reading the User’s Manual
Note the following terms before reading the user manual.
++Icons used in this manual
Icon
Term
Definition
Caution
Indicates a situation where a function does not operate or settings may be cancelled.
Note
Indicates tips or instructions on the page that help you operate a function.
Check for the supplied accessories shown below.
Remote Control /
Lithium Battery
(3V : CR2032)
A
B
Power Cord : 2 EA
CENTER LINE
A-TYPE : 616mm
B-TYPE : 360mm
B
Optical Cable
Holder-Screw : 2 EA
Screw : 2 EA
A
Wall Mount Guide
Bracket-Wall Mount L
AC/DC Adapter
Bracket-Wall Mount R
●● The appearance of the accessories may differ slightly from the illustrations above.
●● Micro USB to USB adapter and HDMI cables are sold separately. To purchase, contact a Samsung Service
Centre or Samsung Customer Care.
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DESCRIPTIONS
DESCRIPTIONS
Front / Right Side Panel
1
/
(Volume) Button
Controls the volume level.
The numeric value of the volume level appears in the front
panel display.
2
(Source) Button
Right Side
Selects the D.IN, AUX, HDMI, BT, TV, or USB input.
button
●● While the unit is powered on, pressing the
for more than 3 seconds sets the button to act as the
(Mute) button. To cancel the
(Mute) button
button for more than 3 seconds
setup, press the
again.
3
2
1
3
(Power) Button
Turns the power on and off.
Display
Remote Control Sensor
Displays the current mode.
●● When you plug in the AC cord, the power button will begin working in 4 to 6 seconds.
●● When you turn on this unit, there will be a 4 to 5 second delay before it produces sound.
●● If you want to enjoy sound only from the Soundbar, you must turn off the TV's speakers in the Audio Setup
menu of your TV. Refer to the owner's manual supplied with your TV.
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DESCRIPTIONS
Rear / Bottom Panel
ENG
DIGITAL AUDIO IN (OPTICAL)
Connect to the digital (optical) output of
an external device.
(Micro USB Port)
You can play the music from USB
memory device if connecting Micro USB
memory device or Micro USB to USB
adapter cable (not supplied).
Refer to Micro USB to USB adapter
cable specification on page 24.
DC 24V
(Power Supply In)
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
(OPTICAL)
Connect the DC power
adaptor to the power supply
jack, and then connect the
AC power adaptor plug to a
wall outlet.
USB (5V 0.5A)
AUX IN
AUX IN
Connect to the Analogue output of an
external device.
DC 24V
HDMI IN
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
(OPTICAL)
USB (5V 0.5A)
Wi-Fi SETUP
SPK ADD
DC 24V
HDMI OUT
(TV-ARC)
AUX IN
LABEL
HDMI IN
Inputs digital video and audio signals simultaneously using an HDMI cable.
Use when connecting a supported external device.
HDMI IN
HDMI OUT
(TV-ARC)
HDMI OUT (TV-ARC)
Outputs digital video and audio signals simultaneously using an HDMI
cable.
●● When disconnecting the power cable of the AC power adaptor from a wall outlet, pull the plug.
Do not pull the cable.
●● Do not connect this unit or other components to an AC outlet until all connections between components
are complete.
●● Make sure to rest the AC/DC Adapter flat on a table or the floor. If you place the AC/DC Adapter so that it
is hanging with the AC cord input facing upwards, water or other foreign substances could enter the
Adapter and cause the Adapter to malfunction.
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DESCRIPTIONS
Remote Control
SOURCE
Press to select a source connected to the Soundbar.
Mute
You can turn the volume down to 0 with the push of a button.
Press again to restore the sound to the previous volume level.
Repeat
Press to set the Repeat function during music playback from a USB device.
OFF - REPEAT : Cancells Repeat Playback.
TRACK - REPEAT : Plays a track repeatedly.
ALL - REPEAT : Plays all tracks repeatedly.
RANDOM - REPEAT : Plays tracks in random order.
(A track that has already been played may be played again.)
Skip Forward
If there is more than one file on the device you are playing, and you press
the ] button, the next file is selected.
Bluetooth POWER
Press the Bluetooth POWER button on the remote to turn the Bluetooth
POWER On function on and off. See pages 22 and 28 for details.
SOUND
Surround Sound adds depth and spaciousness to the sound. Pressing the
SOUND button repeatedly cycles through the Surround Sound settings :
ON - SURROUND SOUND, OFF - SURROUND SOUND
Press and hold the  button for about 5 seconds to turn the Anynet+ function
on or off.
OFF - ANYNET+, ON - ANYNET+
The Anynet+ function lets you control the Soundbar with the remote from an
Anynet+ compatible Samsung TV.
The Soundbar must be connected to the TV via an HDMI cable.
Press and hold the  button for about 5 seconds to turn the Auto Power Link
function on or off.
OFF - POWER LINK, ON - POWER LINK
* Auto Power Link
Synchronizes the Soundbar to a connected Optical source via the Optical jack
so it turns on automatically when you turn on your TV. (See page 20)
Auto Power Link function is only available in the D.IN mode.
SOUND EFFECT
You can select from 6 sound modes - STANDARD (Original Sound), MUSIC,
CLEAR VOICE, SPORTS, MOVIE, and NIGHT - depending on the content
you want to listen to.
Select the STANDARD mode if you want to enjoy the original sound.
* DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
Lets you apply dynamic range control to Dolby Digital.
Press and hold the SOUND EFFECT button for about 5 seconds in
STANDBY mode to turn the DRC (Dynamic Range Control) function on or off.
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DESCRIPTIONS
Power
Turns the Soundbar on and off.
Play / Pause
Press the p button to pause a file temporarily.
Press the p button again to play the selected file.
Skip Back
If there is more than one file on the device you are playing, and you press
the [ button, the previous file is selected.
SOUND CONTROL
Press to select TREBLE, BASS, SUBWOOFER LEVEL, AUDIO SYNC,
REAR SPEAKER, or REAR LEVEL.
Then, use the ,  buttons to adjust the TREBLE or BASS volume from
-6 ~ +6, SUBWOOFER LEVEL volume from -12, -6 ~ +6.
Press and hold the SOUND CONTROL button for about 5 seconds to adjust
the sound for each frequency band. 150Hz, 300Hz, 600Hz, 1.2KHz, 2.5KHz,
5KHz and 10KHz are selectable and each can be adjusted to a setting between
-6 ~ +6.
If the Soundbar is connected to a digital TV and the video appears out of sync
with the audio, press the SOUND CONTROL button to sync the audio with the
video. Use the ,  buttons to set the audio delay between
0 ms ~ 300 ms. In USB mode, TV mode, and BT mode, the Audio Sync function
may not available.
To turn on or off of the rear speaker sound, select REAR SPEAKER in Sound
Control, and then adjust the volume between OFF-RS and ON-RS by using the
,  buttons.
To control the volume of the rear level sound, select REAR LEVEL in Sound
Control, and then adjust the volume between RS -6~+6 by using the , 
buttons.
●● The REAR SPEAKER and the REAR LEVEL mode are only available when you connect the SWA-8000S
(sold separately).
-- If the SWA-8000S is disconnected, REAR SPEAKER and REAR LEVEL remain displayed but the
functions are not available.
●● Operate the TV using the TV's remote control.
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ENG
Volume
Adjusts the volume level of the unit.
DESCRIPTIONS
++Controlling the Soundbar using Your TV Remote Control
1. Press and hold the
SOUND button for more than 5 seconds while the Soundbar is turned on.
2. "ON - TV REMOTE" appears on the Soundbar's display.
3. In the TV's menu, set the TV speaker to external speaker.
●●
●●
●●
●●
Not available if the TV ARC function or HDMI mode is in use.
(Mute) buttons in this function.
All buttons are not available except the VOL +/- and the
TV menus differ by manufacturer and model. Refer to the TV's user manual for further information.
Manufacturers supporting this function:
- VIZIO, LG, Sony, Sharp, PHILIPS, PANASONIC, TOSHIBA, GRUNDIG, Hisense, RCA
- This function may not be compatible with your TV's remote depending on the remote control's manufacturer.
●● To turn off this function, press the
SOUND button for 5 seconds.
"OFF - TV REMOTE" appears on the Soundbar's display.
Installing the Battery in the Remote Control
1. Use a suitable coin to turn the
remote control's battery cover
counterclockwise to remove it
as shown in the figure above.
2. Insert a 3V lithium battery. Keep the
positive (+) pole facing up when inserting
the battery. Put the battery cover on and
align the '●' marks side by side as
shown in the figure above.
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3. Use a suitable coin to
turn the remote control
battery cover clockwise
as far as it will go to fix it
in place.
INSTALLATION
Installing the Soundbar
INSTALLATION
ENG
Installing the Wall Mount
++Installation Precautions
●● Install on a vertical wall only.
●● For the installation, avoid a location with high temperature or humidity, or a wall that cannot sustain the weight of
the set.
●● Check the strength of the wall. If the wall is not strong enough to support the unit, reinforce the wall or install the
unit on a different wall that can support the unit's weight.
●● Purchase and use the fixing screws or anchors appropriate for the kind of wall you have (plaster board, iron board,
wood, etc.). If possible, fix the support screws into wall studs.
●● Purchase wall mounting screws according to the type and thickness of the wall you will mount the Soundbar on.
-- Diameter: M5
-- Length: 35 mm or longer recommended.
●● Connect cables from the unit to external devices before you install it on the wall.
●● Make sure the unit is turned off and unplugged before you install it. Otherwise, it may cause an electric shock.
5 cm or more
1. Place the Wall Mount Guide against the wall surface.
• The Wall Mount Guide must be level.
• If the TV is mounted on the wall, install the Soundbar at least 5 cm below the TV.
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INSTALLATION
A
B
B
A-TYPE : 616mm
B-TYPE : 360mm
CENTER LINE
A
Centre Line
2. Align the Paper Template's Centre Line with the centre of your TV (if you are mounting the Soundbar below your
TV), and then fix the Wall Mount Guide to the wall using tape.
●● If you are not mounting below a TV, place the Centre Line in the centre of the installation area.
A
B
CENTER LINE
A-TYPE : 616mm
B-TYPE : 360mm
B
A
A
B
3. Push a pen tip or sharpened pencil tip through the centre of the A-TYPE images on each end of the Guide to
mark the holes for the supporting screws, and then remove the Wall Mount Guide.
4. Using an appropriately sized drill bit, drill a hole in the wall at each marking.
●● If the markings do not correspond to the positions of studs, make sure you insert appropriate anchors or
mollies into the holes before you insert the support screws. If you use anchors or mollies, make sure the
holes you drill are large enough for the anchors or mollies you use.
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INSTALLATION
ENG
5. Push a screw (not supplied) through each Holder-Screw, and then screw each screw firmly into a support
screw hole.
6. Use the two Screws (M4 x L12) to attach both Bracket-Wall Mount L and R to the Soundbar's bottom. For a
proper fit, make sure to align the bumps on the Soundbar to the holes on the brackets.
Rear side of Soundbar
Right end of Soundbar
●● When assembling, make sure the hanger part of Bracket-Wall Mounts faces backwards.
Wall Mount R
Wall Mount L
●● The left and right mounts are different shapes. Make sure to position them correctly.
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INSTALLATION
7. Install the Soundbar with the attached Bracket-Wall Mounts by hanging the Bracket-Wall Mounts on the
Holder-Screws on the wall.
●● Slightly tilt the Soundbar to insert both Holder-Screw heads into Bracket-Wall Mount holes. Push the
Soundbar in the direction of the arrow to make sure both sides are firmly fixed.
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Detaching the Soundbar from the Wall
INSTALLATION
●● Do not hang onto the installed unit and avoid striking or dropping the unit.
●● Secure the unit firmly to the wall so that it does not fall off. If the unit falls off, it may cause an injury or
damage the product.
●● When the unit is installed on a wall, please make sure that children do not pull any of the connecting
cables, as this may cause it to fall.
●● For the optimal performance of a wall mount installation, install the speaker system at least
5 cm below the TV, if the TV is mounted on the wall.
●● For your safety, if you do not mount the unit on the wall, install it on a secure, flat surface where it is unlikely
to fall.
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ENG
1. To separate the Soundbar from the wall mount, push it in the direction of the arrow, and then pull it away from the
wall as shown.
CONNECTIONS
CONNECTIONS
●● Do not connect the power cord of this product or your TV to a wall outlet until all connections between
components are complete.
●● Before moving or installing this product, be sure to turn off the power and disconnect the power cord.
Connecting the Subwoofer
Connecting to the Subwoofer Automatically
The Subwoofer's linking ID is preset at the factory and the main unit and subwoofer should link (connect wirelessly)
automatically when the main unit and subwoofer are turned on.
• When the subwoofer is completely connected, the blue LED Link Indicator on the subwoofer stops blinking and
glows continuously.
Connecting to the Subwoofer Manually
If the blue LED light does not stop blinking when the main unit and subwoofer are turned on, please set the ID by
following the steps below.
●● Important: Before you begin, put the battery into the remote. See page 10 for instructions.
POWER
1. Plug the power cords of the main unit and subwoofer into an AC wall outlet.
2. Press the ID SET button on the back of the subwoofer with a small, pointed object for 5 seconds.
• The STANDBY indicator turns off and the LINK indicator (Blue LED) blinks quickly.
3. While the main unit is powered off (in STANDBY mode), press and hold the
5 seconds.
4. The ID SET message appears on the Soundbar's display.
(Mute) on the remote control for
5. To finalise the link, turn the main unit’s power on while the subwoofer’s Blue LED blinks.
• The main unit and the subwoofer should now be linked (connected).
• The LINK indicator (Blue LED) on the subwoofer should be glowing continuously and not blinking.
• If the LINK indicator is not solid blue, the linking process has failed. Turn off the main unit and start again from
Step 2.
• You can enjoy better sound from the wireless subwoofer by selecting a Sound Effect. (See page 8)
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CONNECTIONS
●● The wireless receiving antenna is built into the wireless subwoofer. Keep the unit away from water and
moisture.
●● For optimal listening performance, make sure that the area around the wireless subwoofer location is clear
of any obstructions.
LED indicator lamp status on subwoofer
LED
Red
Status
On
On
Blue
Red and blue
Blinking
Blinking
Description
Resolution
Standby (with the Soundbar main
unit turned off)
Check the power supply to the
Soundbar main unit
Connection failed
Connect again
(refer to the instructions on manual
connection in the user manual)
Successfully connected
(normal operation)
-
Standby (with the Soundbar main
unit turned off)
Check the power supply to the
Soundbar main unit
Connection failed
Connect again
(refer to the instructions on manual
connection in the user manual)
Malfunction
Contact the service center.
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ENG
●● Before moving or installing the product, be sure to turn off the power and disconnect the power cord.
●● If the main unit is powered off, the wireless subwoofer will in standy mode and the STANDBY LED on the
front will blink Red directly. (no blue LED).
●● If you use a device that uses the same frequency (2.4GHz) as the Soundbar near the Soundbar,
interference may cause some sound interruption.
●● The maximum transmission distance of the wireless signal between the main unit and subwoofer is about
10 meters, but may vary depending on your operating environment. If a steel-concrete or metallic wall is
between the main unit and the wireless subwoofer, the system may not operate at all, because the wireless
signal cannot penetrate metal.
●● If the main unit doesn't make a wireless connection, follow steps 1-5 on the previous page to re-set the
connection between the main unit and wireless subwoofer.
CONNECTIONS
Connecting the SWA-8000S
(Sold Separately)
●● Expand to true wireless surround sound by connecting the Samsung Wireless Rear Speaker Kit
(SWA-8000S) to your Soundbar. (Sold separately)
●● Before connecting to the Wireless Receiver Module, connect your subwoofer first.
●● Use the speaker cable to connect the wireless receiver module to the speakers.
●● Plug the Power cord into a power outlet. The LED turns on.
1. While the main unit is powered off (in STANDBY mode), press and hold the
5 seconds.
(Mute) on the remote control for
2. The ID SET message appears on the Soundbar's display.
3. Plug the power cord of the Wireless Receiver Module (SWA-8000S) into an AC wall outlet.
4. Turn on your Soundbar when the link indicator (Blue LED) on the SWA-8000S flickers fast.
5. When the link indicators (Blue LEDs) on your subwoofer and the SWA-8000S flash and then glow continuously, the
SWA-8000S is completely connected.
●● This may take a few minutes.
●● Once connected, your Soundbar and the Wireless Receiver Module are automatically reconnected even
after you turned them off and then on.
If the Wireless Receiver Module is not linked to your Soundbar (displaying the LED indicator in Red),
connect them as follows.
1. Turn off your Soundbar.
(Mute) button on your remote control for 5~6 seconds until the ID SET message appears on your
2. Press the
Soundbar display.
3. Check the Wireless Receiver Module is in Standby status (displaying the LED indicator in Red).
4. Press the ID SET button on the back with a sharp pin for 5~6 seconds until the LINK LED indicator on the
Wireless Receiver Module blinks (in Blue).
button on your remote control and wait for a while. They are completely
5. Turn on your Soundbar with the
connected to each other if you can see the LINK LED indicator is continuously lit (in Blue).
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L
R
ENG
Connecting the Surround Speakers
(Sold Separately)
CONNECTIONS
SURROUND SPEAKERS OUT
SPEAKER IMPEDANCE : 3Ω
ID SET
Surround Speaker (L)
Surround Speaker (R)
Wireless Receiver Module
●● Place these speakers to the side of your listening position. If there isn't enough room, place these
speakers so they face each other. Position them about 60 to 90 cm above your ear, facing slightly
downward.
●● Use the speaker cable to connect the Wireless Receiver Module to the Surround Speakers.
●● Each speaker has a coloured label on its back or underside. Each cable has a single coloured band near its
end. Match the band on each cable to the speaker label by colour, and then connect the cable to the
speaker.
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CONNECTIONS
Connecting to a TV
●● Important: Before you begin, put the battery into the remote. See page 10 for instructions.
Connecting to a TV Using a Digital Optical Cable
Optical Cable
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
(OPTICAL)
OPTICAL OUT
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
(OPTICAL)
HDMI IN
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
(OPTICAL)
USB (5V 0.5A)
Wi-Fi SETUP
SPK ADD
DC 24V
HDMI OUT
(TV-ARC)
AUX IN
1. Connect the DIGITAL AUDIO IN (OPTICAL) jack on the Soundbar to the OPTICAL OUT jack of the TV with a
digital optical cable.
button on the right side of the Soundbar or the SOURCE button on the remote control to select
2. Press the
the D.IN mode.
++Auto Power Link
If you have connected the main unit to a TV with a digital optical cable, you can set the Auto Power function ON
to have the Soundbar turn on automatically when you turn the TV on.
1. Connect the Soundbar and a TV with a digital optical cable.
2. Press the
D.IN mode.
button on the main unit’s right side or the SOURCE button on the remote control to select the
3. Press the  button on the remote control for 5 seconds to turn Auto Power Link on or off.
●● Auto Power Link is set to ON by default.
●● Depending on the connected device, Auto Power Link may not function.
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CONNECTIONS
Connecting to a TV Using an HDMI (Digital) Cable
ENG
HDMI Cable
(not supplied)
HDMI IN
HDMI IN
HDMI OUT
(TV-ARC)
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
(OPTICAL)
HDMI OUT
(TV-ARC)
HDMI IN
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
(OPTICAL)
USB (5V 0.5A)
Wi-Fi SETUP
SPK ADD
DC 24V
HDMI OUT
(TV-ARC)
AUX IN
1. Connect an HDMI cable (not supplied) from the HDMI OUT (TV-ARC) jack on the bottom of the product to the
HDMI IN jack on your TV.
button on the right side of the Soundbar or the SOURCE button on the remote control to select
2. Press the
the D.IN mode.
●● HDMI is an interface that enables the digital transmission of video and audio data with just a single
connector.
●● If the TV provides an ARC port, connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI IN (ARC) port.
●● We recommend you use a coreless HDMI cable if possible. If you use a cored HDMI cable, use one whose
diameter is less than 14 mm.
●● Anynet+ must be turned on.
●● This function is not available if the HDMI cable does not support ARC.
TV SoundConnect
You can enjoy TV sound through your Soundbar when it is connected to a Samsung TV that supports the
TV SoundConnect function.
Connect
1. Turn on the TV and Soundbar.
2. Press the
mode.
button on the main unit’s right side or the SOURCE button on the remote control to select the TV
3. On the TV, a message asking whether to enable the TV SoundConnect function appears.
4. Select <Yes> using the TV's remote control to finish connecting the TV and Soundbar.
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CONNECTIONS
●● If the TV SoundConnect linking process fails, navigate to SoundConnect in the TV's Sound menu, select
Add New Device, and set Add New Device to ON. Then, try again.
●● Switching the Soundbar’s mode from TV to another mode automatically terminates TV SoundConnect.
●● To connect the Soundbar to another TV, the existing connection must be terminated.
●● To terminate the existing connection, press and hold the p button on the remote for 5 seconds or switch
to another mode. To connect to the other TV, follow Steps 1 through 4 on the previous page.
●● The TV SoundConnect (SoundShare) function is supported by some Samsung TVs released from 2012 on.
Check whether your TV supports the TV SoundConnect (SoundShare) function before you begin.
(For further information, refer to the TV’s user manual.).
●● If your Samsung TV was released before 2014, check the SoundShare setting menu.
●● If the distance between the TV and Soundbar exceeds 10 meters the connection may not be stable or the
audio may stutter. If this occurs, relocate the TV or Soundbar so that they are within operational range, and
then re-establish the TV SoundConnect connection.
●● TV SoundConnect Operational Ranges:
-- Recommended pairing range: within 2 meters.
-- Recommended operational range: within 10 meters.
●● The Play/Pause, Next, and Prev buttons on the Soundbar or Soundbar's remote do not control the TV.
++Using the Bluetooth POWER On function
The Bluetooth POWER On function is available after you have successfully connected the Soundbar to a Bluetooth
compatible TV using TV SoundConnect. When the Bluetooth POWER On function is ON, turning the connected TV on
or off will turn the Soundbar's power on and off as well.
1. Connect the TV to your Soundbar using the TV SoundConnect function.
2. Press the Bluetooth POWER button on the Soundbar remote. ON - BLUETOOTH POWER appears on the
Soundbar's display.
• ON - BLUETOOTH POWER : The Soundbar turns on and off when you turn the TV on or off.
• OFF - BLUETOOTH POWER : The Soundbar only turns off when you turn the TV off.
●● This function is supported by some Samsung TVs released from 2013 on.
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CONNECTIONS
Connecting to External Devices
This unit comes equipped with one digital optical in jack and one analogue audio (AUX) in jack, giving you two
ways to connect it to external devices.
Audio Cable
(not supplied)
AUX OUT
BD / DVD player /
Set-top box /
Game console
AUX IN
Optical Cable
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
(OPTICAL)
OPTICAL OUT
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
(OPTICAL)
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
(OPTICAL)
USB (5V 0.5A)
HDMI IN
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
(OPTICAL)
USB (5V 0.5A)
AUX IN
Wi-Fi SETUP
SPK ADD
HDMI OUT
(TV-ARC)
DC 24V
USB (5V 0.5A)
AUX IN
AUX IN
++AUX Cable
1. Connect AUX IN (Audio) on the main unit to the AUDIO OUT jack of the Source Device using an audio cable.
button on the right side of the Soundbar or the SOURCE button on the remote control to select
2. Press the
the AUX mode.
++Optical Cable
1. Connect DIGITAL AUDIO IN (OPTICAL) on the main unit to the OPTICAL OUT jack of the Source Device using a
digital optical cable.
button on the right side of the Soundbar or the SOURCE button on the remote control to select
2. Press the
the D.IN mode.
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Optical or Analogue Audio Cable
CONNECTIONS
HDMI Cable
HDMI is the standard digital interface for connecting to TVs, projectors, DVD players, Blu-ray players, set top boxes,
and more. HDMI prevents any degradation to the signal due to conversion to analogue and maintains the video
and audio quality of the original digital source.
Digital Devices
HDMI Cable
(not supplied)
HDMI OUT
HDMI IN
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
(OPTICAL)
HDMI IN
HDMI IN
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
(OPTICAL)
USB (5V 0.5A)
Wi-Fi SETUP
SPK ADD
DC 24V
HDMI OUT
(TV-ARC)
AUX IN
1. Connect an HDMI cable (not supplied) from the HDMI IN jack on the bottom of the product to the HDMI OUT jack
on your digital device.
button on the right side of the Soundbar or the SOURCE button on the remote control to select
2. Press the
the HDMI mode.
USB
You can play music files located on USB storage devices through the Soundbar.
USB port
HDMI IN
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
(OPTICAL)
USB (5V 0.5A)
AUX IN
Micro USB to
USB adapter Cable
(not supplied)
Wi-Fi SETUP
SPK ADD
HDMI OUT
(TV-ARC)
DC 24V
Display
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
(OPTICAL)
USB (5V 0.5A)
AUX IN
1. Connect a Micro USB to USB adapter cable with a male USB 2.0 Micro USB plug (Type B) on one end and a
standard female 2.0 USB jack (Type A) on the other end to the Micro USB jack on your Soundbar.
●● The Micro USB to USB adapter cable is sold separately. To purchase, contact a Samsung Service Centre
or Samsung Customer Care.
2. Connect your USB device to the female end of the adapter cable.
3. Press the
USB mode.
button on the main unit’s right side or the SOURCE button on the remote control to select the
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CONNECTIONS
4. USB appears on the display screen.
• The Soundbar connection to the USB device is complete.
++Before you connect a USB device
Be aware of the following:
●● If the file name of a file on a USB device exceeds 10 characters, it is not displayed on the Soundbar's display.
●● This product may not be compatible with certain types of USB storage media.
●● The Soundbar supports the FAT16 and FAT32 file systems.
-- The NTFS file system is not supported.
●● Connect USB devices to the USB port of the product using a USB 2.0 Micro USB plug to standard female 2.0
USB jack adapter cable. Otherwise, you may encounter a USB compatibility problem.
●● Do not connect multiple storage devices to the product via a multi-card reader. It may not operate properly.
●● Digital camera PTP protocols are not supported.
●● Do not remove the USB device while it is transferring files.
●● DRM-protected music files (MP3, WMA) from commercial web sites cannot be played.
●● External HDDs are not supported.
●● Mobile phone devices are not supported.
●● File Format Type Compatibility list:
Extension
Codec
Sampling Rate
Bit Rate
MPEG 1 Layer3
16KHz ~ 48KHz
80kbps~320kbps
MPEG 2 Layer3
16KHz ~ 48KHz
80kbps~320kbps
MPEG 2.5 Layer3
16KHz ~ 48KHz
80kbps~320kbps
Wave_Format_MSAudio1
16KHz ~ 48KHz
56kbps~128kbps
Wave_Format_MSAudio2
16KHz ~ 48KHz
56kbps~128kbps
AAC
16KHz ~ 96KHz
48kbps~320kbps
AAC-LC
16KHz ~ 96KHz
HE-AAC
24KHz ~ 96KHz
*.wav
-
16KHz ~ 48KHz
up to 3000kbps
*.flac
OGG 1.1.0
16KHz ~ 48KHz
50kbps~500kbps
FLAC 1.1.0, FLAC 1.2.1
16KHz ~ 96KHz
up to 3000kbps
*.mp3
*.wma
*.aac
*.ogg
MPEG 1 Layer2
16KHz ~ 48KHz
80kbps~320kbps
128kbps~192kbps
5.1ch 320kbps
48kbps~64kbps
5.1ch 160kbps
●● If there are too many folders and files stored on the USB device, it may take the Soundbar some time to
access and play files.
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• The Soundbar automatically turns off (Auto Power Off) if no USB device has been connected for more than
5 minutes.
FUNCTIONS
FUNCTIONS
INPUT MODE
button on the main unit’s right side or the SOURCE button on the remote control to select the mode
Press the
you want.
Right Side of the Soundbar
Input mode
Display
Optical Digital input
D.IN
ARC (HDMI OUT) input
AUX input
HDMI input
AUX
HDMI
BLUETOOTH mode
TV SoundConnect
USB mode
BT
TV
USB
AUTO POWER DOWN FUNCTION
The unit turns off automatically in the following situations.
●● D.IN / HDMI / BT / TV / USB Mode
-- If there is no audio signal for 5 minutes.
●● AUX Mode
-- If the AUX cable is disconnected for 5 minutes.
-- If there is no KEY input for 8 hours when the AUX cable is connected. (Auto Power Down function can be
turned off only in that case.)
To turn off Auto Power Down function, while in AUX mode, press and hold the p button for 5 seconds.
ON - AUTO POWER DOWN / OFF - AUTO POWER DOWN appears on the display.
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FUNCTIONS
Bluetooth
To connect the Soundbar to a Bluetooth device
Check if the Bluetooth device supports the Bluetooth compliant stereo headset function.
Connect
1. Press the
mode.
Bluetooth device
button on the main unit’s right side or the SOURCE button on the remote control to select the BT
• You will see BT READY on the front display of the Soundbar.
2. Select the Bluetooth menu on the Bluetooth device you want to connect. (Refer to the Bluetooth device's user
manual.)
3. Select "[AV] Samsung Soundbar Kxxx K-Series" from the list.
• When the Soundbar is connected to the Bluetooth device, it will display [Bluetooth device name]  BT on
the front display.
• The device name can only be displayed in English. An underline " _ " will be displayed if the name is not in
English.
• If the Bluetooth device has failed to pair with the Soundbar, delete the previous "[AV] Samsung Soundbar
Kxxx K-Series" found by the Bluetooth device and have it search for the Soundbar again.
4. Play music on the connected device.
• You can listen to the music playing on the connected Bluetooth device over the Soundbar.
• In BT mode, the Play / Pause / Next / Prev functions are not available. However, these functions are available
on Bluetooth devices supporting AVRCP.
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You can connect a Bluetooth device to the Soundbar and enjoy music with stereo sound, all without wires!
FUNCTIONS
●●
●●
●●
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●●
●●
●●
●●
●●
If asked for a PIN code when connecting a Bluetooth device, enter <0000>.
Only one Bluetooth device can be paired at a time.
The Bluetooth connection will be terminated when you turn the Soundbar off.
The Soundbar may not perform Bluetooth search or connection correctly under the following
circumstances:
-- If there is a strong electrical field around the Soundbar.
-- If several Bluetooth devices are simultaneously paired with the Soundbar.
-- If the Bluetooth device is turned off, not in place, or malfunctions.
Note that such devices as microwave ovens, wireless LAN adaptors, fluorescent lights, and gas stoves use
the same frequency range as the Bluetooth device, which can cause electric interference.
The Soundbar supports SBC data (44.1kHz, 48kHz).
Connect only to a Bluetooth device that supports the A2DP (AV) function.
You cannot connect the Soundbar to a Bluetooth device that supports only the HF (Hands Free) function.
Once you have paired the Soundbar to a Bluetooth device, selecting "[AV] Samsung Soundbar Kxxx
K-Series" from the device's scanned devices list will automatically change the Soundbar to BT mode.
-- Available only if the Soundbar is listed among the Bluetooth device’s paired devices. (The Bluetooth
device and the Soundbar must have been previously paired at least once.)
Soundbar will appear in the Bluetooth device’s searched devices list only when the Soundbar is displaying
BT READY.
In the TV SoundConnect mode, the Soundbar cannot be paired to another Bluetooth device.
Bluetooth POWER On (Bluetooth POWER)
If a previously paired Bluetooth device tries to pair with the Soundbar when the Bluetooth POWER On function is on
and the Soundbar is turned off, the Soundbar turns on automatically.
1. Press the Bluetooth POWER button on the remote while the Soundbar is turned on.
2. ON - BLUETOOTH POWER appears on the Soundbar's display.
To disconnect the Bluetooth device from A
Soundbar
You can disconnect a Bluetooth device from the Soundbar. For instructions, see the Bluetooth device's user manual.
●● The Soundbar will be disconnected.
●● When the Soundbar is disconnected from the Bluetooth device, the Soundbar will display
BT DISCONNECTED on the front display.
To disconnect the Soundbar from A Bluetooth
device
Press the SOURCE button on the remote control or the
another mode or turn off the Soundbar.
button on the product's right side to switch from BT to
●● The connected Bluetooth device will wait a certain amount of time for a response from the Soundbar before
terminating the connection. (Disconnection time may differ, depending on the Bluetooth device)
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FUNCTIONS
++More About Bluetooth
Bluetooth is a technology that enables Bluetooth-compliant devices to interconnect easily with each other using a
short wireless connection.
●● A Bluetooth device may cause noise or malfunction, depending on usage, if:
-- A part of your body is in contact with the receiving/transmitting system of the Bluetooth device or the
Soundbar.
-- It is subject to electrical variation from obstructions caused by a wall, corner, or office partition.
-- It is exposed to electrical interference from same frequency-band devices including medical equipment,
microwave ovens, and wireless LANs.
●● Pair the Soundbar with the Bluetooth device while they are close together.
●● The further the distance between the Soundbar and Bluetooth device, the worse the quality is.
If the distance exceeds the Bluetooth operational range, the connection is lost.
●● In poor reception areas, the Bluetooth connection may not work properly.
●● The Bluetooth connection only works when it is close to the unit. The connection will be automatically cut off if the
Bluetooth device is out of range. Even within range, the sound quality may be degraded by obstacles such as
walls or doors.
●● This wireless device may cause electric interference during its operation.
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●● In Bluetooth connection mode, the Bluetooth connection will be lost if the distance between the Soundbar
and the Bluetooth device exceeds 10 meters.
●● The Soundbar automatically turns off after 5 minutes in the Ready state.
FUNCTIONS
Using the Samsung Audio Remote App
++Installing the Samsung Audio Remote App
To control the Soundbar with your smart device and the Samsung Audio Remote app, download the Samsung Audio
Remote app from the Google Play store.
Market search : Samsung Audio Remote
++Launching the Samsung Audio Remote App
To launch and use the Samsung Audio Remote app, touch the Audio Remote icon on your smart device, and then
follow the directions on the screen.
●● The Samsung Audio Remote app is only compatible with Android mobile phones and mobile devices
running Android OS 3.0 or later.
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FUNCTIONS
Software Update
USB (5V 0.5A)
Wi-Fi SETUP
SPK ADD
DC 24V
HDMI OUT
(TV-ARC)
AUX IN
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
(OPTICAL)
USB (5V 0.5A)
AUX IN
Samsung may offer updates for the Soundbar's system firmware in the future.
If an update is offered, you can update the firmware by connecting a USB device with the firmware update stored on it
to the USB port on your Soundbar.
Note that if there are multiple update files, you must load them onto the USB device singly and use them to update the
firmware one file at a time.
Please visit samsung.com or contact the Samsung call centre to receive more information about downloading update
files.
Updating Procedure
1. Connect a Micro USB to USB adapter cable with a male USB 2.0 Micro USB plug (Type B) on one end and a
standard female 2.0 USB jack (Type A) on the other end to the micro USB jack on your Soundbar.
●● The Micro USB to USB adapter cable is sold separately. To purchase, contact a Samsung Service Centre
or Samsung Customer Care.
2. Follow the steps below to download the product software:
Go to the Samsung website at (samsung.com/sec)  search for the model name - select the customer support
option (the option name is subject to change)
3. Save the downloaded software to a USB stick and select "Extract to the folder name" to unzip the folder.
4. Turn off the Soundbar and connect the USB stick containing the software update to the female port on a Micro
USB adapter cable.
5. Turn on the Soundbar. Within 3 minutes, UPDATE is displayed and updating begins.
6. After the update is complete, the Soundbar turns off and on again.
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HDMI IN
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
(OPTICAL)
FUNCTIONS
If UPDATE is not displayed
1. Turn off the Soundbar, connect the USB storage device that contains update files to the Soundbar’s USB port.
2. Disconnect the power cord, reconnect it, and then turn on the Soundbar.
●● Insert a USB device containing the firmware update into the USB port on the main unit.
●● Updating firmware may not work properly if audio files supported by the Soundbar are stored in the USB
storage device.
●● Do not disconnect the power or remove the USB device while updates are being applied. The main unit will
turn off automatically after completing the firmware update.
●● After update is completed, the user setup in Soundbar is initialised. We recommend you write down your
settings so that you can easily reset them after the update. Note that updating firmware resets the
subwoofer connection too.
If the connection to the subwoofer is not re-established automatically after the update, refer to page 16.
If the software update fails, check that the USB stick is not defective.
●● Mac OS users should use MS-DOS (FAT) as the USB format.
●● Depending on the manufacturer, some USB devices may not be supported.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
TROUBLESHOOTING
Troubleshooting
ENG
Before requesting service, please check the following.
The unit will not turn on.
• Is the power cord plugged into the outlet?
¼¼Connect the power plug to the outlet.
A function does not work when the button is pressed.
• Is there static electricity in the air?
¼¼Disconnect the power plug and connect it again.
Sound is not produced.
• Is the Mute function on?
¼¼Press the
function.
• Is the volume set to minimum?
(Mute) button to cancel the Mute
¼¼Adjust the volume.
The remote control does not work.
• Are the batteries drained?
• Is the distance between the remote control and main
unit too far?
¼¼Replace with new batteries.
¼¼Move closer to the unit.
The TV SoundConnect (TV pairing) failed.
• Does your TV support TV SoundConnect?
¼¼TV SoundConnect is supported by some Samsung
TVs released from 2012 on. Check your TV to see if it
supports TV SoundConnect.
• Is your TV firmware the latest version?
¼¼Update your TV with the latest firmware.
• Does an error occur when connecting?
¼¼Contact the Samsung Call Centre.
¼¼Reset TV SoundConnect and connect again.
To reset the TV SoundConnect connection, press
and hold the p button for 5 seconds.
The red LED on the subwoofer blinks and the subwoofer is not producing sound.
¼¼Try to connect your subwoofer again.
(See Page 16)
• Your subwoofer may not be connected to the
main unit of the product.
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APPENDIX
APPENDIX
Specifications
USB
Weight
GENERAL
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
5V / 0.5A
Main Unit
Subwoofer
(PS-WK550/PS-WK551)
6.8 kg
Subwoofer
(PS-WK550/PS-WK551)
452.0 x 335.0 x 154.0 mm
Main Unit
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Humidity Range
AMPLIFIER
Rated Output
Power
2.6 kg
1010.5 x 54.0 x 87.5 mm
+5°C to +35°C
10 % to 75 %
Main Unit
Subwoofer
(PS-WK550/PS-WK551)
30W x 6, 6 ohm, THD≦10%
160W, 3 ohm, THD≦10%
* Design and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
* Nominal specification
-- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd reserves the right to change the specifications without notice.
-- Weight and dimensions are approximate.
-- For more information about the power supply and power consumption, refer to the label attached to the product.
aa Open Source Licence Notice
-- To send inquiries and requests regarding open sources, contact Samsung via Email
(oss.request@samsung.com).
Licences
Manufactured under licence from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby, Dolby Audio and the double-D symbol are trademarks of
Dolby Laboratories.
For DTS patents, see http://patents.dts.com. Manufactured under licence from DTS Licencing Limited. DTS, the
Symbol, & DTS and the Symbol together are registered trademarks, and DTS 2.0 Channel is a trademark of DTS, Inc.
© DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The terms HDMI and HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI Logo are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI Licencing LLC in the United States and other countries.
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