LG SL8Y User guide
OWNER’S MANUAL
LG Wi-Fi
Sound Bar
Please read this manual carefully before operating your set and retain it for future
reference.
MODEL
SL8Y (SL8Y, SPL8-W)
1901_Rev01
www.lge.com
Copyright © 2019 LG Electronics Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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Safety Information
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CAUTION
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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.
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: 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.
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 should 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: No naked flame sources, such as lighted
candles, should be placed on the apparatus.
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.
CAUTION concerning the Power Cord
The Power Plug is the disconnecting device. In case
of an emergency, the Power Plug must remain readily
accessible.
Check the specification page of this owner’s manual
to be certain of the current requirements.
Do not overload wall outlets. Overloaded wall outlets,
loose or damaged wall outlets, extension cords, frayed
power cords, or damaged or cracked wire insulation
are dangerous. Any of these conditions could result
in electric shock or fire. Periodically examine the
cord of your device, and if its appearance indicates
damage or deterioration, unplug it, discontinue use of
the device, and have the cord replaced with an exact
replacement part by an authorized service center.
Protect the power cord from physical or mechanical
abuse, such as being twisted, kinked, pinched, closed
in a door, or walked upon. Pay particular attention to
plugs, wall outlets, and the point where the cord exits
the device.
CAUTION: 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.
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Symbols
~
Refers to alternating current (AC).
0
Refers to direct current (DC).
1
Refers to class II equipment.
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1
Refers to stand-by.
!
Refers to “ON” (power).
Refers to dangerous voltage.
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
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Getting Started
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Connecting
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9
10
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14
Safety Information
Introduction
Front panel
Rear panel
Remote control
Installing the sound bar
Mounting the main unit on a wall
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Network connection
– Installing “Google Home” App
– Launch the app to connect Wi-Fi
Organizing cables
Connecting the AC Adapter
Wireless subwoofer and rear speaker (Sold
Separately) connection
– Wireless subwoofer connection
– Rear speakers connection (Sold
Separately)
– Surround sound
– How to Affix the Ferrite Core
Connecting to your TV
– Using an OPTICAL cable
– LG Sound Sync
– Using an HDMI cable
– ARC (Audio Return Channel) function
– What is SIMPLINK?
– Additional information for HDMI
Optional equipment connection
– DOLBY ATMOS®
– DTS:X®
– HDMI IN connection
– OPTICAL IN connection
– USB connection
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Table of Contents
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3
Operating
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Troubleshooting
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USB operation
Works with the Google Assistant
“LG Wi-Fi Speaker”
– Installing “LG Wi-Fi Speaker” App
Using a Bluetooth Wireless Technology
– About Bluetooth
– Bluetooth profiles
– Listening to Music of a Bluetooth Device
Other operations
– Using your TV remote control
– AUTO POWER On/Off
– Auto function change
Standby mode
– Standby mode
– Networked standby mode
Reset the Speaker
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Troubleshooting
– General
– Network
– Application
– NOTES to use wireless
– NOTES to release Demo mode
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Appendix
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48
50
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File requirement
Trademarks and licenses
Specifications
Handling the Speaker
Important Information Relating to Network
Services
TERMS OF USE
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Getting Started
Introduction
Symbol used in this manual
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,,Note
Indicates special notes and operating features.
>>Caution
Indicates cautions for preventing possible damages
from abuse.
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Front panel
1
Getting Started
1 (Standby)
-- Switches the unit ON or OFF.
F (Function)
-- Select the function and input source by pressing F repeatedly.
Input source / Function
Display
Wi-Fi
WI-FI
Bluetooth
BT
Optical
A
ARC
OPT/HDMI ARC
LG Sound Sync (Wired)
HDMI IN
HDMI
USB
USB
, You can use Bluetooth function after making Wi-Fi network connection by using Google Home
app.
o/p (Volume)
-- Adjusts volume level.
/ (Wi-Fi)
-- Selects Wi-Fi function.
B
Remote sensor
C
Display Window
-- Display window will be darkened automatically if there is no key input for 15 seconds.
When you press any button, the display window will brighten.
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Precautions in using the touch buttons
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yy Use the touch buttons with clean and dry hands.
-- In a humid environment, wipe out any moisture on the touch buttons before using.
.
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yy Do not press the touch buttons hard to make it work.
-- If you apply too much strength, it can damage the sensor of the touch buttons.
yy Touch the button that you want to work in order to operate the function correctly.
yy Be careful not to have any conductive material such as metallic object on the touch buttons. It can
cause malfunctions.
,
This unit will turn itself off to save electric consumption when the main unit is not connected to an
external device and is not used for 15 minutes.
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Rear panel
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A
DC IN
-- Connect to the AC adapter.
B
HDMI OUT (TV ARC)
-- Connect the HDMI OUT (TV ARC) jack on the back of the unit to ARC jack on the TV.
C
HDMI IN
-- Connect HDMI IN jack on the back of the unit to HDMI OUT jack on the external device.
You can enjoy the sound and picture from HDMI connection on an external device.
D
OPTICAL IN
-- Connect the OPTICAL IN jack on the back of the unit to OPTICAL OUT jack on the TV.
E
USB Port
-- Connect USB memory device to the USB port on the back of the unit.
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Remote control
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Replacement of Battery
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Remove the battery cover on the rear of the remote
control, and insert the battery with 4 and 5
matched correctly.
1 (Standby)
-- Switches the unit ON or OFF.
a
b
c
d
yy Networked standby: It allows the unit to switch to standby mode.
To turn on Networked standby function, Press 1.
To turn off Networked standby function, press 1 for about 3 seconds.
VOL (Volume) o/p
-- Adjusts speaker volume.
C/V (Skip)
-- Press C or V to go to next or previous file.
N (Play/Pause)
-- Starts playback. / Pauses playback.
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SOUND EFFECT
-- Selects a sound effect mode by using SOUND EFFECT.
Description
ASC (Adaptive Sound Control)
Analyzes the property of the input sound and provides the
sound optimized for the content in real time.
BASS BLAST or BASS BLAST+
Reinforces the bass and powerful sound.
STANDARD
You can enjoy premium sound with MERIDIAN technology.
MOVIE
You can enjoy more immersive and cinematic surround sound.
MUSIC
You can enjoy more good sound for music source.
, When this unit detects DOLBY ATMOS or DTS:X stream, you cannot change sound effect to any
other. In this case, even though you press SOUND EFFECT, this unit does not respond. And you can
see only “NOT SUPPORTED” on the display window.
yy TV remote: It allows you to control the volume of this unit by your TV remote control even by other
company’s product. (Page 40)
To turn on or off the TV Remote function, press and hold SOUND EFFECT for about 3 seconds and
press it again.
, Supported TV brands
LG
Panasonic
Philips
Samsung
Sharp
Sony
Toshiba
Vizio
(Sound tuning)
-- Adjusts sound level of each speaker.
Select the speaker you want to adjust by using
and adjust the sound level by using VOL o/p.
, Adjusting rear speakers level is applied only when the rear speakers are connected.
Speaker
Display
Range
Sub Woofer
WF
-15 ~ 6
Center
C
-6 ~ 6
Overhead Volume Control
OVC
-6 ~ 6
f
Rear
R
-6 ~ 6
Treble
TRE
-5 ~ 5
Bass
BAS
-5 ~ 5
yy Surround sound: It allows you to enjoy surround sound with rear speakers. (Page 21)
for about 3 seconds and press it again.
To turn on or off the surround sound, press and hold
g
h
F (Function)
-- Select the function and input source by pressing F repeatedly.
[ (Mute)
-- Press [ to mute your unit. To cancel it, press [ again.
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On Display
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J (Information)
-- You can display various information of the input source by pressing J.
-- Wi-Fi: Connected Application name
1
-- BT (Bluetooth): Connected Bluetooth device name
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-- OPT (Optical)/ARC/HDMI (HDMI IN): Audio format
-- USB: File information contained on a USB.
yy Auto Power ON/OFF: It allows the unit to turn on and off automatically by input signals: Optical
(Page 40)
To turn on or off AUTO POWER function, press and hold J for about 3 seconds and press it again.
j
k
REPEAT
-- Press REPEAT to select desired repeat or random mode.
FOLDER W/S
-- Searches a folder on USB device.
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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.
You can place the wireless subwoofer anywhere in
your room. But it is better to place the subwoofer
near the main unit. Turn it slightly toward the center
of the room to reduce the wall reflections.
For the best surround sound, place the speakers as
shown below.
>>Caution
yy 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.
yy Be careful not to make scratches on the
surface of the Unit /Subwoofer when
installing or moving them.
Installing the additional foot
You can extend the height of the unit by using
additional foot (height: 14 mm).
1. Turn the unit upside down.
2. Peel off a sticker attached to the additional foot.
Then place it on the existing foot of the unit.
3. Press the additional foot with adequate force to
get it firmly fixed.
,,Note
yy If the sound bar covers the remote sensor of
the TV, please separate distance between the
sound bar and TV by 10 ~ 15 cm or more.
yy The illustration above may differ from actual
units.
yy You can enjoy surround sound by using
Wireless Rear Speaker kit. Wireless Rear
Speakers Kit sold separately (SPK8-S).
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Place the unit in front of the TV and connect it to the
device you want. (Pages 25 - 31)
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Mounting 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.
You can mount the main unit on a wall.
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>>Caution
Because it is difficult to make a connection after
installing this unit, you should connect the cables
before installation.
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.
Preparation materials
Unit
Wall bracket install guide
Wall bracket
3. Remove the Wall bracket install guide.
4. Fix the brackets with screws (A) as shown in the
illustration below.
Screws
(Not supplied)
Screws (A)
Wall plug
,,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.
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5. Put the unit on the brackets to match screw
holes on the bottom of the unit.
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6. Fix the unit with the screws firmly.
,,Note
To detach the unit, perform it in reverse order.
>>Caution
yy Do not install this unit upside down. It can
damage the parts of this unit or be the cause
of personal injury.
yy Do not hang onto the installed unit and avoid
any impact to the unit.
yy Secure the unit firmly to the wall so that it
does not fall off. If the unit falls off, it may
result in an injury or damage to the product.
yy When the unit is installed on a wall, please
make sure that a child does not pull any of
connecting cables, as it may cause it to fall.
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Network connection
You can enjoy various functions of this sound bar by
connecting to network and your smart device with
“Google Home” app.
Installing “Google Home” App
The “Google Home” app allows you to use various
functions of this speaker through your smart device.
Requirements before setup
yy A wireless router must be connected to the
internet. A smart device such as Android or iOS
devices must be connected to the wireless router
via Wi-Fi connection.
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Connecting
Modem
yy It needs Google account to use this app. During
connect Wi-Fi, this app may request to create
Google account.
Media Server
Through “Google Play” or “App Store”
1. Tap the“Google Play Store” icon or “App Store”
icon on your smart device.
Router
2. Type in “Google Home” in the search bar and tap
“Search” on “Google Play” or “App Store”
3. Select “Google Home” in the search result list to
download.
Google Home
The “Google Home” app is required to connect the
sound bar wirelessly to the network.
,,Note
In a network environment (Router, Internet
and Internet Service Provider) that supports
both IPv4 and IPv6, the network automatically
connects to IPv4 or IPv6 when connecting to
the network.
You can check the each network status
by selecting the settings of My Speakers
([Settings]>[IP Info.]) on the “LG Wi-Fi Speaker”
app.
,,Note
yy Depending on the device version, “Google
Home” app may not work.
yy For more information, visit the web site.
https://www.google.com/cast/setup/
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Launch the app to connect Wi-Fi
Make sure your smart device Wi-Fi feature is turned
on. Once a connecting operation is performed, it does
not need to be performed again.
,,Note
In case of iOS devices, it should be turned on
Bluetooth setting on your smart device.
2. Follow the screen on app to set speaker. Follow
these instructions in order.
,,Note
yy Use the same Wi-Fi connection to set the
speaker and your smart device.
yy If the Bluetooth setting turned on your
smart device, it will be easy to connect Wi-Fi.
yy During installation, you should create a
speaker name. It is needed when pairing the
Bluetooth device. You can check and edit
the speaker name. Follow the “Edit speaker
name”. (Page 39)
,,Note
yy Depending on wireless router status, it might
not work well Wi-Fi connection.
yy It is recommended that you use Wi-Fi Group
Play with less than 5 speakers.
yy “Google Home” app is provided by Google. It
might be revised by a change of Google Policy.
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Connecting
1. Tap the “Google Home” icon to launch the app.
3. When the speaker is properly connected to Wi-Fi,
“CONNECTED” will appear on the display window
with sound.
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Organizing cables
You can organize the cable with cable ties.
1. Hold the cables together with cable ties as shown
below.
2. Tighten cable ties.
2
Wireless subwoofer
and rear speaker (Sold
Separately) connection
Wireless subwoofer connection
LED indicator of wireless subwoofer
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,,Note
LED Color
Status
Green
(Blink)
The connection is trying.
Green
The connection is completed.
Red
The wireless subwoofer is in
standby mode or the connection
is failed.
Off (No
display)
The power cord of wireless
subwoofer is disconnected.
After all connections are completed, you can
arrange cables as needed.
Connecting the AC
Adapter
Setting up the wireless subwoofer for
the first time
Connect the sound bar to the power supply with the
supplied AC adapter.
1. Connect the power cord of the sound bar and the
wireless subwoofer to the outlet.
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.
>>Caution
Only use the AC adapter supplied with this
device. Do not use a power supply from another
device or manufacturer. Using any other power
cable or power supply may cause damage to the
device and void your warranty.
2. Turn on the sound bar. The sound bar and
the wireless subwoofer will be automatically
connected.
-- Pairing is completed. The green LED on the rear
of the wireless subwoofer turns on.
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Manually pairing wireless subwoofer
When your connection is not completed, you can
check red LED on the wireless subwoofer and the
wireless subwoofer does not make sound. To solve
the problem, follow the steps below.
1. Press Pairing on the rear of the wireless
subwoofer.
,,Note
yy It takes a few seconds (and may take longer)
for the main unit and the subwoofer to
communicate with each other and make
sounds.
yy 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.
Pairing
-- The green LED on the rear of the wireless
subwoofer blinks quickly.
(If the green LED does not blink, press and hold
the Pairing.)
2. Turn on the sound bar.
-- Pairing is completed. The green LED on the rear
of the wireless subwoofer turns on.
-- There is a device using same frequency
with this wireless connection such as
a medical equipment, a microwave or a
wireless LAN device.
-- Keep the sound bar and the subwoofer
away from the device (ex. wireless router,
microwave oven, etc.) over 1 m to prevent
wireless interference.
!1 m
2
Connecting
-- There is an obstacle between the main unit
and the subwoofer.
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Rear speakers connection (Sold
Separately)
Connecting the rear speakers
1. Connect the black stripe wire to the terminal
marked - (minus) and the other end to the
terminal marked + (plus).
>>Caution
yy Use the speaker supplied with this unit
only. Using any other speaker may cause
malfunction.
yy Be sure to match the speaker cable to the
appropriate terminal on the components: +
to + and – to –. If the cables are reversed, the
sound will be distorted and will lack bass.
2
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LED indicator of wireless receiver
LED Color
Status
Yellow - green
(Blink)
The connection is trying.
Yellow - green
The connection is completed.
Red
The wireless receiver is in standby
mode or the connection is failed.
Off
(No display)
The power cord of wireless
receiver is disconnected.
Setting up the wireless receiver for the
first time
1. Connect the power cord to the wireless receiver
to the outlet.
2. Connect the wireless receiver and the rear
speakers (right, left) with the speaker cables.
Color
Position
Grey
Rear right
Blue
Rear left
,,Note
You need to purchase the wireless rear speakers
kit (SPK8-S) to enjoy surround sound.
2. Turn on the main unit: The sound bar and wireless
receiver will be automatically connected.
-- Yellow - green LED on the wireless receiver
turns on.
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Manually pairing wireless receiver
Surround sound
When your connection is not completed, you can
see the red LED on the wireless receiver and rear
speakers do not make sound. To solve the problem,
follow the below steps.
You can enjoy magnificent surround sound for all the
input sound source with rear speakers.
1. Press PAIRING on the rear of the wireless
receiver.
If you turn on the surround function, the whole
speaker outputs sound.
When you turn off the surround function, the
speakers output sound as an original input sound
channel.
To turn off surround function, press and hold
on
the remote control for about 3 seconds and press it
once again while “ON - SURROUND” is scrolled.
-- The yellow - green LED on the wireless receiver
blinks quickly.
2. Turn on the main unit
-- Paring is completed. The yellow - green LED on
the wireless receiver turns on.
2
Connecting
To turn on surround function, press and hold
on
the remote control for about 3 seconds and press it
once again while “OFF - SURROUND” is scrolled.
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Surround function ON
Sound Effect
Input
2.0 Ch
2
ASC
5.1 Ch
Connecting
7.1 Ch or more
2.0 Ch
BASS BLAST
or
BASS BLAST+
5.1 Ch
7.1 Ch or more
2.0 Ch
STANDARD
5.1 Ch
7.1 Ch or more
2.0 Ch
MOVIE
5.1 Ch
7.1 Ch or more
2.0 Ch
MUSIC
5.1 Ch
7.1 Ch or more
Output
No rear speakers
Rear speakers connected
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Surround function OFF
Sound Effect
Input
Output
No rear speakers
Rear speakers connected
2.0 Ch
ASC
5.1 Ch
2.0 Ch
BASS BLAST
or
BASS BLAST+
5.1 Ch
7.1 Ch or more
2.0 Ch
STANDARD
5.1 Ch
7.1 Ch or more
2.0 Ch
MOVIE
5.1 Ch
7.1 Ch or more
2.0 Ch
MUSIC
5.1 Ch
7.1 Ch or more
Connecting
7.1 Ch or more
2
24 Connecting
How to Affix the Ferrite Core
Ferrite core may not be provided depending on each
nation’s regulations.
Affix the Ferrite Core for speaker
cables
You must affix a ferrite core in order to reduce or
eliminate electrical interference.
2
1. Pull the stopper [a] of the ferrite core to open.
Connecting
2. Wind the speaker cables around the ferrite core
twice.
3. Close the ferrite core until it clicks.
,,Note
yy If there is a strong electromagnetic wave
product nearby, interference may occur. Put
the main unit and wireless receiver away from
there.
yy The wireless receiver will automatically switch
to standby mode in a few minutes after the
sound bar is turned off.
When the wireless receiver is in standby
mode, the LED will turn on in red.
yy When you turn on the sound bar, the wireless
receiver will turn on and the LED will change
to yellow - green and then the rear speakers
makes sound within a few seconds.
yy It takes a few seconds (and may take longer)
for the main unit and Wireless Receiver to
communicate with each other.
yy Use the rear speaker at least 30 cm away
from either TV screen or PC monitor.
yy When the wireless receiver is being
connected or disconnected with the main
unit, output sound is maybe interrupted.
yy Set the distance between the sound bar and
the wireless receiver as close as possible and
keep them away from the device (ex. wireless
router, microwave oven, etc.) over 1 m to
prevent wireless interference.
!1 m
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Connecting to your TV
Please connect with this unit and TV using the optical
digital cable or HDMI cable considering the state of
the TV.
Using an OPTICAL cable
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 supports LG Sound
Sync. Make sure of the LG Sound Sync logo is 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.
Optical cable
2. Select the input source to OPT/HDMI ARC by
pressing F repeatedly.
You can see “OPT” on the display window if
connecting normally between this unit and your
TV.
,,Note
yy Before connecting the optical cable, be sure
to remove the protection plug cover if your
cable has the cover.
yy You can enjoy the TV audio through the
speakers of this unit. In the case of some TV
models, you must select the external speaker
option from the TV menu. (For details,
reference your TV user manual.)
yy Set up the sound output of TV to listen to
the sound through this unit:
TV setting menu [ [Sound] [ [TV Sound
output] [ [External speaker (Optical)]
yy Details of TV setting menu vary depending
on the manufacturers or models of your TV.
yy If this unit is connected by OPTICAL and ARC
at the same time, the ARC signal is a high
priority.
,,Note
yy 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.
According to TV Specifications, the volume
and mute of this unit synchronize with TV.
yy When the connection fails, make sure of the
condition of the TV and power.
yy Make sure of the condition of this unit and
the connection in the cases below when using
LG Sound Sync.
-- The unit is turned off.
-- Changing to another function.
-- Disconnecting the optical cable.
yy The amount of time to turn off this unit is
different depending on your TV when you set
AUTO POWER function to ON.
2
Connecting
1. Connect the OPTICAL IN jack on the back of the
unit to OPTICAL OUT jack on the TV using an
OPTICAL cable.
LG Sound Sync
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LG Sound Sync with wired connection
1. Connect your LG TV to the unit by using an
optical cable.
Optical cable
2
Connecting
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.
4. Select the input source to OPT/HDMI ARC by
pressing F repeatedly.
You can see “LGOPT” on the display window if
connecting normally between this unit and your
TV.
,,Note
Details of TV setting menu vary depending on
the models of your TV.
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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.
1. Connect the HDMI OUT (TV ARC) jack on the
back of the unit to ARC jack on the TV using an
HDMI cable.
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.
HDMI cable
-- 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.
2. Select the input source to OPT/HDMI ARC by
pressing F repeatedly.
You can see “ARC” on the display window if
connecting normally between this unit and your
TV.
-- You can connect only one Sound bar to TV
compatible with ARC.
What is SIMPLINK?
,,Note
yy You can enjoy the TV audio through the
speakers of this unit. In the case of some TV
models, you must select the external speaker
option from the TV menu. (For details,
reference your TV user manual.)
yy Set up the sound output of TV to listen to
the sound through this unit:
TV setting menu [ [Sound] [ [TV Sound
output] [ [External speaker (HDMI ARC)]
yy Details of TV setting menu vary depending on
the manufacturers or models of your TV.
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, 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
yy Depending on your LG TV model, you may
need to turn on the SIMPLINK function on
your LG TV.
yy Depending on the state of the unit, some
SIMPLINK operation may differ from your
purpose or not work.
yy When you return to ARC function from
another function, you need to select the input
source to OPT/HDMI ARC. Then this unit
changes to ARC function automatically.
yy Depending on a TV or a player which is
connected with this unit, SIMPLINK operation
may differ from your purpose.
2
Connecting
-- The setting method of HDMI-CEC and ARC may
differ depending on the TV. For details about ARC
function, refer to your TV manual.
28 Connecting
Additional information for HDMI
HDMI cable Checklist
yy When you connect an HDMI or DVI compatible
device make sure of the following:
Some HDMI cables have poor signal transmission,
which can cause problems with sound and video
transmission.
- 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.
2
- The connected device’s video input is set
correctly for this unit.
Connecting
- The connected device is compatible with
720 x 576p (or 480p), 1280 x 720p,
1920 x 1080i, 1920 x 1080p, 4096 x 2160p
or 3080 x 2160p video input.
yy 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
yy 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.
yy 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.
yy 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.
yy If there are noises or lines on the screen,
please check the HDMI cable (length is
generally limited to 4.5 m.
yy You cannot change the video resolution in the
HDMI mode. Change the video resolution of
the connected component.
yy 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.
Even after HDMI cable connections, if no sound,
sound interrupted, noise occurring from the sound
bar and/or no video, no smooth video on your TV, the
HDMI cable may be the problem.
Use the cable marked with the premium HDMI
certification logo. Also make sure that the your
using cable is a certified Type A, Ethernet high-speed
HDMI™ cable.
STANDARD HDMI CABLE WITH ETHERNET
HIGH SPEED HDMI CABLE
HIGH SPEED HDMI CABLE WITH ETHERNET
(X)
(X)
(O)
Connection through HDMI Cable*
Your television must support the newest HDMI
features (HDMI CEC1) / 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 (Sony), EasyLink (Philips),
etc.
Connecting 29
Optional equipment
connection
DOLBY ATMOS®
What is DOLBY ATMOS®?
2
Connecting
Dolby Atmos gives you amazing experience you’ve
never before by overhead sound, and all the richness,
clarity, and power of Dolby sound.
DTS:X®
What is DTS:X®
In the real world, sound is all around us, moving freely
in any direction. DTS:X® is immersed in this natural,
multi-dimensional sound experience as we go about
our daily lives.
For using DOLBY ATMOS® and DTS:X®
yy DOLBY ATMOS® is available only in HDMI and ARC
mode.
-- To use DOLBY ATMOS® in ARC mode, your TV
has to support DOLBY ATMOS®.
yy DTS:X® is available only in HDMI mode
yy It is needed to set up an audio output on external
devices (Blu-ray disc player, TV etc.) to “No
encoding” such as “Bitstream”, “Auto” or “Bypass”.
-- If you can select audio output sampling rate, set
it to 192 kHz.
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 (TV ARC) jack on the back of
the unit to HDMI IN (ARC) jack on the TV.
3. Select the input source to HDMI or OPT/HDMI
ARC by pressing F repeatedly.
-- If you select HDMI, you can hear the sound from
the external device. Select it when playing the
external device.
-- If you select OPT/HDMI ARC, you can hear the
sound from your TV. Select it when watching
the TV.
You can see “DOLBY ATMOS” or “DTS:X” on the
display window if connecting normally between
this sound bar and your TV and the contents is
played.
,,Note
yy DOLBY ATMOS®/DTS:X® supports 3.1.2
channel. (5.1.2 channel when it connected
with Rear kit)
yy If the sound bar does not have sound or the
video on TV is not smooth, the HDMI cable
may be the problem. Refer to the HDMI cable
checklist. (Page 28)
30 Connecting
HDMI IN connection
OPTICAL IN connection
You can enjoy the sound from the external device
which is connected to HDMI IN jack on this unit.
Connect an optical output jack of external devices to
the OPTICAL IN jack.
Optical cable
2
Connecting
To the optical output
jack of external device
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 by pressing F
repeatedly.
1. Connect the OPTICAL IN jack on the back of the
unit to optical out jack of your external device.
2. Select the input source to OPT/HDMI ARC by
pressing F repeatedly.
You can see “OPT” on the display window if
connecting normally between this unit and your
device.
,,Note
Before connecting the optical cable, be sure to
remove the protection plug cover if your cable
has the cover.
Connecting 31
Optional equipment connection
USB connection
You can enjoy both sound and picture from the
external device you connect.
Connect USB memory device to the USB port on the
back of the unit.
2
1. Connect HDMI IN jack of your TV to HDMI OUT
jack on the external device such as Blu-ray disc
player, DVD player, etc.
2. Connect the OPTICAL IN jack on the back of the
unit to OPTICAL OUT jack on the TV using an
OPTICAL cable.
Or connect the HDMI OUT (TV ARC) jack on the
back of the unit to HDMI IN (ARC) jack on the TV
using an HDMI cable.
3. Select the input source to OPT/HDMI ARC by
pressing F repeatedly.
,,Note
If the sound bar does not have sound or the
video on TV is not smooth, the HDMI cable
may be the problem. Refer to the HDMI cable
checklist. (Page 28)
For more information of playing files on a USB, refer
to the page 34.
Removing the USB Device from the unit
1.
Choose a different function/mode.
2.
Remove the USB device from the unit.
Compatible USB devices
yy MP3 Player: Flash type MP3 player.
yy USB Flash Drive: Devices that support USB 2.0.
yy The USB function of this unit does not support
some USB devices.
Connecting
OR
32 Connecting
USB device requirement
Playable file
yy Devices which require additional program
installation connected to a computer, are not
supported.
Sampling Frequency
yy Do not extract the USB device while in operation.
yy For a large capacity USB, it may take longer than a
few minutes to be searched.
2
Connecting
yy To prevent data loss, back up all data.
yy The unit’s USB Port cannot be connected to PC.
The unit can not be used as a storage device.
yy The exFAT/NTFS file systems are not supported
on this unit. (FAT16/FAT32 systems are available.)
yy 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
MP3:
OGG:
AAC:
within 32 to 48 kHz
within 32 to 48 kHz
within 8 to 48 kHz
Bitrate resolution
MP3:
OGG:
AAC:
within 8 to 320 kbps
within 64 to 320 kbps
within 8 to 320 kbps
yy Maximum files: Up to 2,000
yy Maximum directories: Up to 200
yy A protected file by DRM (Digital rights
management) cannot be played on the unit.
yy Video files in the USB storage device can not be
played.
yy Depending on the performance of your USB
device, playback may not work well.
Connecting 33
,,Note
yy Folders and files on the USB are recognized
as below.
: Folder
: File
a
C
D
2
b
F
G
c
H
I
A
d
J
B
yy If there is no file in a folder, the folder will not
appear.
yy File will be played from file $A to file $J
one by one.
yy Files will be played in order recorded and it
may be different depending on the record
circumstances.
yy This unit can display file or folder names that
contain numbers or English characters only.
yy *ROOT: The first screen you can see when a
this unit recognize the USB is “ROOT”.
Connecting
E
34 Operating
,,Note
USB operation
1. Connect the USB device to the USB port.
yy The resume point may be cleared when you
pull out the power cord or removing the USB
device from the unit.
2. Select the USB function by pressing F repeatedly.
yy Repeat/Random playback operates as follows.
To
Playback
Pause
Do this
Press N.
Description
OFF
Plays songs on USB device
in order.
ONE
Plays a same song
repeatedly.
During playback, press N.
During playback, press V on
the remote control to go to the
next file.
3
On Display
Operating
Playing less than 3 seconds,
Skip to the next/ press C on the remote
previous file
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.
Play repeatedly
or randomly
Press REPEAT on the remote
control repeatedly. Refer to
the note for details about the
display change.
Search a folder
Press FOLDER W/S on the
remote control.
FOLDER
ALL
SHUFFLE
Plays songs in a folder
repeatedly.
Plays all the songs on USB
device repeatedly.
Plays all the songs once
randomly, and stops the
playback.
Operating 35
Works with the Google
Assistant
This unit works with the Google Assistant. You can
control some functions of this unit: Play and stop
music and volume control.
Requirements
yy Google Assistant built-in device (Sold Separately)
yy This unit must be connected to Internet.
yy This unit must be registered in [Google Home]
app.
3
Operating
36 Operating
“LG Wi-Fi Speaker”
The “LG Wi-Fi Speaker”app is provided by LG
Electronics. This app allows you to use various
functions of this speaker through your smart device:
Requirements before using
You should connect to Wi-Fi by using “Google Home”
app prior using this app. (Page 17)
Enjoying music on your device and
home network server
3
You can listen to the music on your smart device and
home network server.
Operating
Using Chromecast built-in
You can enjoy music contents through this sound bar
with Chromecast enabled apps.
Setting and controlling the sound bar
You can manage the sound bar settings and control
the sound bar even without remote control.
Requirements
yy A wireless router must be connected to the
internet.
yy A smart device such as a smartphone or tablet
must be connected to the wireless router via WiFi connection.
,,Note
For more informations of “LG Wi-Fi Speaker”,
follow the instructions of the application.
Installing “LG Wi-Fi Speaker”
App
Through Apple “App Store” or “Google
Play Store”
1. Tap the Apple “App Store” icon or “Google Play
Store” icon.
2. Type in “LG Wi-Fi Speaker” in the search bar and
tap “Search”.
3. Select “LG Wi-Fi Speaker” in the search result list
to download.
,,Note
yy “LG Wi-Fi Speaker” app will be available in
version of the software as follow;
Android OS: Ver 5.0 (or later)
iOS: Ver 10 (or later)
yy Depending on the device, “LG Wi-Fi Speaker”
app may not work.
yy You can find the available application of this
unit by using “LG Audio” app.
Android OS: Ver 5.0 (or later)
Operating 37
Using a Bluetooth
Wireless Technology
About Bluetooth
Bluetooth is wireless communication technology for
short range connection.
The sound may be interrupted when the connection
interfered by the other electronic wave or you
connect the Bluetooth in the other rooms.
yy Available Devices: Smart phone, MP3, Notebook,
etc.
yy Version: 5.0
yy Codec: SBC
Bluetooth profiles
In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology,
devices must be able to interpret certain profiles. This
speaker is compatible with following profile.
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
Before you start the pairing procedure, make sure
that the Bluetooth feature on your smart device
is turned on. Refer to your Bluetooth device’s user
guide. Once a pairing operation is performed, it does
not need to be performed again.
1. Turn on the speaker and connect Wi-Fi. Follow
“Network connection”. (Page 16-17)
2. Select the Bluetooth function by pressing F
repeatedly.
“BT” and then “READY” appears in the display
window.
3. Operate the Bluetooth device and perform
the pairing operation. When searching for this
speaker on your Bluetooth device, a list of the
devices found may appear in the Bluetooth
device display depending on the type of
Bluetooth device.
Your speaker appears as “Speaker name (App
setup)”.
4. Select the “Speaker name (App setup)”.
,,Note
yy Speaker name was setup on “Google
Home” app. For example, if the speaker
name is set to “Living Room” in the
“Google Home” app, you will see “Living
Room” on your Bluetooth device.
yy You may check and edit the speaker name
on “Google Home” app (Page 39)
yy Depending on the Bluetooth device type,
some devices have a different pairing way.
For details about Bluetooth pairing, refer
to your Bluetooth device manual.
3
Operating
Connecting individual devices under Bluetooth
wireless technology does not incur any charges. A
mobile phone with Bluetooth wireless technology
can be operated via the Cascade if the connection
was made via Bluetooth wireless technology.
Listening to Music of a
Bluetooth Device
38 Operating
5. When this unit is successfully connected with
your Bluetooth device,
“PAIRED” [ your device’s name [ “BT” appears
on the display window.
,,Note
yy If it is unavailable to display device name
on the unit, “-” will be displayed.
yy To check the connected device’s name,
press J on the remote control. The
connected Bluetooth device’s name is
displayed.
6. Listen to music.
3
To play music in your Bluetooth device, refer to
your Bluetooth device’s user guide.
Operating
According to your Bluetooth device’s volume level,
the volume level of Bluetooth will be adjusted.
,,Note
yy When using Bluetooth technology, you have
to make a connection between the unit and
the Bluetooth device as close as possible and
keep the distance.
However it may not work well in the case
below:
-- There is an obstacle between the unit and
the Bluetooth device.
-- There is a device using same frequency
with Bluetooth technology such as a
medical equipment, a microwave or a
wireless LAN device.
yy If last connected device is LG TV, this sound
bar will connect to the TV automatically when
you restart the sound bar.
yy If the LG TV is turned off, this sound bar will
enter “READY” (Bluetooth ready) mode.
When the TV is turned back on, the Sound
Bar will not reconnect automatically. To
connect the Sound Bar and the TV:
-- Turn the Sound Bar off and back on.
Then follow the TV’s on screen instructions.
yy Available TV: LG TV models released after
2016 and some TVs may not work well.
,,Note
yy This unit supports Bluetooth auto pairing.
However it does not operate in the case
below:
-- When you restart this unit.
-- When you disconnect this unit by yourself.
-- When you disconnect this unit on the
connected Bluetooth device.
yy The sound may be interrupted when the
connection is interfered with by the some
other electronic wave.
yy Pairing is limited to “One” Bluetooth device.
Multi-Pairing is not supported.
yy Depending on the type of the device, you may
not be able to use the Bluetooth function.
yy You can enjoy using Bluetooth when using
Phone, MP3, Notebook, etc..
yy The more distance between the unit and the
Bluetooth device, the lower the sound quality
becomes.
yy Bluetooth connection will be disconnected
when the unit is turned off or the Bluetooth
device gets to far from the unit.
yy If the Bluetooth connection is disconnected,
connect the Bluetooth device again.
yy When a Bluetooth device is not connected,
“READY” appears on the display window.
yy If you change to another function after
connecting Bluetooth device, Bluetooth
connection will be disconnected. When you
return to Bluetooth function, Bluetooth
connection will be connected automatically.
yy When one Bluetooth device has connected
to this unit, another device cannot find and
connect to this unit. If you want to connect
another device, disconnect the current device
and try again.
Operating 39
Controls connected Bluetooth device
You can control the connected Bluetooth device
from the unit; play, pause, skip, volume.
,,Note
yy Only Android OS and iOS is available to use
this function.
yy This function may not be supported
depending on the Bluetooth device or some
of TV operated differently.
Edit speaker name
You can check and edit the speaker name on the
“Google Home” app.
3
Operating
40 Operating
Other operations
AUTO POWER On/Off
Using your TV remote control
To turn on this function, press and hold J on the
remote control for about 3 seconds and press it once
again while “OFF - AUTO POWER” is scrolled.
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 SOUND EFFECT on the remote
control for about 3 seconds. “ON - TV REMOTE”
appears and you can control this unit by your TV
remote control.
3
To check the status of this function, press and hold
SOUND EFFECT on the remote control.
Operating
To turn off this function, press and hold SOUND
EFFECT on the remote control and press it once
again while “ON - TV REMOTE” is scrolled.
,,Note
yy Make sure that the sound output of your TV
is set to [External speaker].
yy This function does not operate on LG TV’s
magic remote control.
yy This function may not work well when some
TV control functions such as HDMI CEC,
SIMPLINK and LG Sound Sync set to ON.
yy Some remote control may not be supported.
This sound bar automatically turns on and off by an
input source: Optical
To check the status of this function, press and hold
J on the remote control.
To turn off this function, press and hold J on the
remote control for about 3 seconds and press it once
again while “ON - AUTO POWER” is scrolled.
Turning on
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.
Turning off
When the TV is off, this sound bar switches to the
Networked standby mode.
,,Note
yy After the unit is turned on by AUTO POWER
function, it will be automatically turned off if
there is no signal for a certain period of time
from the TV connected by LG Sound Sync
(Optical).
yy After the unit is turned on by AUTO POWER
function, it will be automatically turned off if
there is no signal for a certain period of time
from the external device.
yy If you turned off the unit directly, it cannot
be turned on automatically by AUTO POWER
function. However the unit can be turned on
by AUTO POWER function when optical signal
comes in after 5 seconds of no signal.
yy Depending on the connected device, this
function may not operate.
yy When you turn on this unit for the first time,
status of Auto Power function is turned on.
yy You can set the AUTO POWER function only
when this unit is turned on.
Operating 41
Auto function change
This sound bar recognizes input signals such as
Optical, HDMI ARC, Bluetooth, and “LG Wi-Fi
Speaker” app and then changes suitable function
automatically.
How to disconnect the wireless
network connection or the wireless
device
Turn off the unit by pressing the power button for
more than 3 seconds.
When you turn on your TV or an
external device
When you turn on your TV or an external device
connected by the one among Optical, LG Sound Sync
(Optical), or HDMI ARC, this sound bar will change
to a suitable function so you can listen to the sound
through it.
When you try to connect your Bluetooth device to
this unit, Bluetooth function is selected. Play your
music on the Bluetooth device.
When you play music by “LG Wi-Fi
Speaker” app
When you play music by “LG Wi-Fi Speaker” app
on your smart device, this sound bar changes the
function to WI-FI and you can listen to the music
through it.
,,Note
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.
If you want to use the auto function change, turn
off SIMPLINK function on your LG TV. It takes for
about 30 seconds to turn off SIMPLINK.
3
Operating
When you try to connect a Bluetooth
device
42 Operating
Standby mode
Reset the Speaker
The speaker switches to the standby mode if there is
no music playback or no button operation.
If the speaker doesn’t respond, reset the speaker.
Standby mode
If you press and hold 1 for about 3 seconds, the
speaker switches to the standby mode. Then “GOODBYE” appears on the display window. And all wireless
network ports are deactivated.
Networked standby mode
3
Option 1.
Operating
When music is not played and buttons are not
pressed for 15 minutes, the speaker switches to
the Networked standby mode. Then “GOOD-BYE”
appears on the display window.
Option 2.
If you press 1, the speaker switches to the
Networked standby mode. Then “GOOD-BYE”
appears on the display window.
Press and hold the / until you hear the beep sound
once. You can see “RESET” on the display window.
Then all the stored wireless network information is
deleted.
Troubleshooting 43
Troubleshooting
General
Symptoms
Cause & Solution
The unit does not work
properly.
yy Turn off the power of this unit and the connected external device (TV, Woofer,
DVD-player, Amplifier, etc.) and turn them on again.
yy Disconnect the power cord of this unit and the connected external device (TV,
Woofer, DVD-player, Amplifier, etc.) and then try connecting again.
yy Previous setting may not be saved when device power is shut off.
The power does not turn
on.
Is the power cord plugged into the outlet?
Sound is not produced.
Is the volume set to minimum?
yy Connect the power plug to the outlet.
yy Adjust the volume.
yy When you are using connection with a external device (set top box, Bluetooth
device etc.), adjust volume level of the device.
yy Press [ or adjust the volume level to cancel the mute function.
Is the function selected properly?
yy Check the input source and select the correct input source.
No woofer sound
Is the subwoofer plugged in?
yy Plug the power cord of subwoofer into the wall outlet securely.
Is pairing between the unit and the subwoofer disconnected?
yy Connect the unit and the subwoofer. (Page 18)
The remote control does
not work properly.
Is the remote control too far from the unit?
yy Operate the remote control within about 7 m.
Is there an obstacle in the path of the remote control and the unit?
yy Remove the obstacle.
Are the batteries in the remote control exhausted?
yy Replace the batteries with new one.
The AUTO POWER
function does not work.
yy Check connection of the external device such as TV, DVD/Blu-Ray player.
yy Check the state of SIMPLINK on your LG TV and turn off SIMPLINK.
yy Depending on the connected device, this function may not operate.
LG Sound Sync does not
work.
yy Check whether your LG TV supports LG Sound Sync (Wired).
yy Check connection of LG Sound Sync (Wired).
yy Check sound setting of your TV and this unit.
Troubleshooting
Is the mute function activated?
4
44 Troubleshooting
Symptoms
Cause & Solution
When you feel the output
sound of the unit is low.
Check the details below and adjust the unit according to them.
yy Switch the state of DRC function to [OFF] by using “LG Wi-Fi Speaker”.
yy With the sound bar connected with TV, change the AUDIO DIGITAL OUT
setting on TV Setup Menu from [PCM] to [AUTO] or [BITSTREAM].
yy With the sound bar connected with Player, change the AUDIO DIGITAL OUT
setting on Player Setup Menu from [PCM] to [PRIMARY PASS-THROUGH] or
[BITSTREAM].
yy Change Audio DRC setting on connected device setup menu to [OFF] state.
yy Make sure that Night Time mode is not On. Turn off Night Time mode.
USB is not recognized
yy Format the USB device and connect it again.
When formatting the USB device, select file system as FAT16 or FAT32.
Bluetooth pairing does
not work well.
yy Be sure your Bluetooth device is on.
yy Switch Bluetooth off and on again on your Bluetooth device, then try pairing
again.
yy Remove the obstacle in the path of the Bluetooth device and the unit.
yy Depending on the type of the Bluetooth device or surrounding environment,
your device may not be paired with the unit.
4
Troubleshooting
The unit does not connect
with Bluetooth device.
yy Make sure the speaker connects to Wi-Fi by using “Google Home” app.
Troubleshooting 45
Network
Symptoms
Cause & Solution
Cannot connect the
speaker to your home
network.
yy The wireless communication may be interrupted from household devices that
are using radio frequencies. Move the speaker away from them.
yy Check your router. Try turning it off and back on.
yy Check that the Wi-Fi feature is turned on in your smart device.
yy Check that the speaker and your smart device are connected to same Wi-Fi.
Wi-Fi connection does
not work well.
If you restart the router?
yy You need to turn the speaker’s power off and on again.
If you install new router.
yy You need to perform a factory set and setup the network connection for
speaker.
Application
4
Cause & Solution
The application doesn’t
work properly.
Does an error occur when accessing the app?
yy Make sure that your smart device is compatible with the app.
yy Make sure that the application is the latest version.
yy Make sure that the connected unit turns on.
Troubleshooting
Symptoms
46 Troubleshooting
NOTES to use wireless
Symptoms
Cause & Solution
This device may have
wireless interference.
yy Wireless may not operate normally in weak signal area.
yy Please install the device close enough to wireless subwoofer.
yy Do not install the device on metal furniture for optimum performance.
Bluetooth device may
malfunction or make
noise in the following
cases.
yy When any part of your body contact the transceiver of the Bluetooth device
or sound bar.
yy When there is an obstacle or wall or the device is installed in a secluded spot.
yy When there is a device (a wireless LAN, a medical equipment or a microwave)
using same frequency, make the distance between the products as far away
as possible each other.
yy When connecting the device to the Bluetooth device, make the distance
between the products as close as possible each other.
yy When the device gets too far from the Bluetooth device, the connection is
disconnected and also malfunction may occur.
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Troubleshooting
NOTES to release Demo mode
Symptoms
Cause & Solution
Can not change input source with F such as BT
(Bluetooth), HDMI etc. and only [DEMO] indication
is showing in the front display.
Unplug the power cord and plug it in again.
If that doesn’t work, press and hold F (About 5 seconds)
on the main unit until the display indicates current
selected function.
Remote Control does not work. (No response)
Appendix 47
File requirement
Available File extensions: “.mp3”, “.aac”, “.ogg”
Sampling Frequency:
MP3:
OGG:
AAC:
within 32 to 48 kHz
within 32 to 48 kHz
within 8 to 48 kHz
Bitrate resolution:
MP3:
OGG:
AAC:
within 8 to 320 kbps
within 64 to 320 kbps
within 8 to 320 kbps
yy The file requirements are not always compatible.
There may have some restrictions by file features
and media server’s ability.
For DTS patents, see http://patents.dts.com.
Manufactured under license from DTS Licensing
Limited. DTS, the Symbol, & DTS and the Symbol
together, DTS:X, and the DTS:X logo are registered
trademarks or trademarks of DTS, Inc. in the
United States and/or other countries. © DTS, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
yy Some wav files are not supported on this speaker.
yy Depending on the types of file or ways of
recording, it may not play back.
yy Some DRM-loaded files are not supported on this
speaker.
yy The types of supported files may differ depending
on the operating system and/or the manufacturer
of the smart device and PC.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are
registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth
SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by LG
Electronics is under license.
Other trademarks and trade names are those of
their respective owners.
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Trademarks and licenses
All other trademarks are trademarks of their
respective owners.
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.
Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories. Dolby, Dolby Atmos, and the double-D
symbol are Trademarks of dolby Laboratories.
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Specifications
General
Refer to the main label on the unit.
Power consumption
Networked standby: 5.5 W
(If all network ports are activated.)
AC adapter
Model: DA-50F25
Manufacturer: Asian Power Devices Inc.
Input: 100 - 240 V ~ 50 - 60 Hz
Output: 25 V 0 2 A
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 1060.0 mm x 57.0 mm x 119.0 mm (with foot)
Operating temperature
5 °C to 35 °C
Operating humidity
5 % to 90 %
Bus Power Supply (USB)
5 V 0 500 mA
Available Digital Input Audio
Sampling Frequency
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz
Available Digital Input Audio format
Dolby Atmos, Dolby Audio, DTS:X, DTS-HD, PCM
Input/Output
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OPTICAL IN
3 V (p-p), Optical jack x 1
HDMI IN
19 Pin (Type A, HDMI™ connector) x 1
HDMI OUT
19 Pin (Type A, HDMI™ connector) x 1
1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 480p
2160p@24/25/30 Hz 4:4:4
2160p@60/50 Hz 4:2:0
4K Sources dependent on HDCP 2.2 are supported at 4K resolutions.
Amplifier (RMS Output)
Total
440 W RMS
Front
50 W RMS x 2 (4 Ω at 1 kHz, THD 10 %)
Center
40 W RMS (4 Ω at 1 kHz, THD 10 %)
Top
40 W RMS x 2 (4 Ω at 1 kHz, THD 10 %)
Subwoofer
220 W RMS (3 Ω at 80 Hz, THD 10 %)
Appendix 49
Wireless subwoofer
Power requirements
Refer to the main label on the subwoofer.
Power consumption
Refer to the main label on the subwoofer.
Type
1 Way 1 Speaker
Impedance
3Ω
Rated Input Power
220 W RMS
Max. Input Power
440 W RMS
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 221.0 mm x 390.0 mm x 312.8 mm
System
Wireless LAN (Internal antenna)
802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi networks
SPK8-S (SPK8-S, S78S1-S), Sold Separately
Wireless receiver
Power requirements
Refer to the main label on the wireless receiver.
Power consumption
Refer to the main label on the wireless receiver.
Rear
70 W RMS x 2 (3 Ω at 1 kHz, THD 10 %)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 60.0 mm x 220.0 mm x 175.0 mm
Type
1 Way 1 Speaker
Impedance
3Ω
Rated Input Power
70 W RMS
Max. Input Power
140 W RMS
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 100.0 mm x 140.0 mm x 100.0 mm
yy Designs and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
Appendix
Rear speakers (Each)
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Handling the Speaker
When shipping the speaker
Please save the original shipping carton and packing
materials. If you need to ship the speaker, for
maximum protection, re-pack the speaker as it was
originally packed at the factory.
Keeping the exterior surfaces clean
yy Do not use volatile liquids such as insecticide spray
near the speaker.
yy Wiping with strong pressure may damage the
surface.
yy Do not leave rubber or plastic products in contact
with the speaker for a long period of time.
Cleaning the speaker
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 speaker.
5
Important Information
Relating to Network
Services
All information, data, documents, communications,
downloads, files, text, images, photographs, graphics,
videos, webcasts, publications, tools, resources,
software, code, programs, applets, widgets,
applications, products and other content (“Content”)
and all services and offerings (“Services”) provided or
made available by or through any third party (each
a “Service Provider”) is the sole responsibility of the
Service Provider from whom it originated.
The availability of and access to Content and
Services furnished by the Service Provider through
the LGE Device are subject to change at any time,
without prior notice, including, but not limited to the
suspension, removal or cessation of all or any part of
the Content or Services.
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Should you have any inquiry or problem related
to the Content or Services, you may refer to the
Service Provider’s website for the most up-to-date
information. LGE is neither responsible nor liable for
customer service related to the Content and Services.
Any question or request for service relating to the
Content or Services should be made directly to the
respective Content and Service Providers.
Please note that LGE is not responsible for any
Content or Services provided by the Service Provider
or any changes to, removal of, or cessation of
such Content or Services and does not warrant or
guaranty the availability of or access to such Content
or Services.
Appendix 51
TERMS OF USE
We do not accept any responsibility if for any reason
the Services or any part of them are unavailable at
any time or for any period.
These Terms of Use apply to those individuals and
groups who use LG’s Wi-Fi speaker, any software(s)
associated with LG Wi-Fi speaker, this application and
any services associated this application (collectively
“LG Software”). They set out LGE’s responsibilities
to you as well as identifying the “dos” and “don’ts”
that you should be aware of when you use the
LG Software. LG Software is proprietary software
owned by LG Electronics Inc., a corporation registered
in Korea with its registered office at Yeouido-dong
20, Yeoungdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Korea. LGE, and its
licensors (“LGE”, “us” or “we”).
Although you may use LG Software to download and
access content or applications made available by third
parties on your LG Software, we make no promises
or guarantees that you will always be able to access
such content or applications. So far as we are legally
able to do so, we exclude any warranties, conditions
or other terms which may be implied into these
license terms by law.
By accessing or using LG Software, you confirm that
you accept these Terms of Use and that you agree to
comply with them. If you do not agree to these Terms
of Use, you may not access or use the LG Software.
To the extent that any conflict arises between these
Terms of Use and any other document referred to
in these Terms of Use, these Terms of Use will take
precedence, unless clearly stated otherwise in the
relevant document.
We grant you a non-exclusive license to use the preinstalled copy of LG Software solely to the extent
necessary for you to use your LG Wi-Fi speaker
personally and for no other purpose.
You may not copy, modify, decompile or reverse
engineer our software in any way unless you are
allowed to do so by law. We reserve the right to
suspend, withdraw or discontinue all or part of the
Services without notice if we consider that you are in
breach of these Terms of Use.
You acknowledge that LG Software has not been
developed to meet your individual requirements. We
make no promises or guarantees that LG Software
is free from bugs or errors or that it will always be
available. We use commercially reasonable efforts
to provide LG Software on a continuous, high quality
basis but cannot guarantee that they will always be
available, uninterrupted or error free. It is possible
that we may have to interrupt or discontinue the LG
Software or suspend or restrict your use of all or any
part of the Services where we consider it reasonably
necessary for technical, operational, security, legal or
regulatory reasons.
For any loss or damage that is not excluded
under these license terms, whether in contract,
tort (including negligence) or otherwise, the total
liability of us and our group of companies to you
is limited to the amount that you paid for your LG
Software service. To the extent permissible under
the applicable laws, some jurisdictions do not allow
the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental
or consequential damages, or have legislation that
restricts the limitation or exclusion of liability, so the
above limitation may not apply to you.
Nothing is these license terms shall limit or exclude
our liability for death or personal injury relating from
our negligence, fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation
or any other liability that cannot be excluded or
limited by law.
LG Software provides access to “apps” and link to
other services owned and operated by third parties,
such as content providers. Any third party apps,
services and content that you access via the Services
are made available to you by these third party
providers and are outside the scope of these Terms of
Use.
Your dealings with any third party providers are solely
between you and the relevant provider and may be
subject to the provider’s own terms and conditions
and privacy policy. We encourage you to read these
documents, although we are not responsible for their
content. We do not accept any responsibility for apps,
services or content provided by third party providers.
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You acknowledge that all ownership rights in LG
Software anywhere in the world belong exclusively to
us and that no ownership rights in LG Software are
transferred to you. You are only entitled to the limited
use of LG Software as is granted in these license
terms.
So far as we are legally able to do so, we exclude any
liability for any loss or damage incurred by you or
any other person in connection with your use of LG
Software. We are only responsible for loss or damage
suffered that is a foreseeable result of our breach
of these license terms or our negligence up to the
amount specified below, but we are not responsible
for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable .
Loss or damage is foreseeable if it is an obvious
consequence of our breach or if it was contemplated
by you and us when you starting using LG Software.
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We may impose limits on the use of or access to
certain third party content, application or services,
in any case without notice or liability. We expressly
disclaims any responsibility or liability for any change,
interruption, disabling, removal of or suspension of
any content, application or service made available
through this LG Software. We are neither responsible
nor liable for customer service related to the content,
application and services. Any question or request for
service relating to third party’s content, application
or services should be made directly to the respective
content and service providers or application
developers, as appropriate.
Modify as you think appropriate: Complaints
These terms do not affect your statutory rights as a
consumer.
We may assign, sub-contract or otherwise transfer
any or all of our rights and obligations under these
Terms of Use to any company, firm or person. We
can only do this if it does not materially affect your
rights under these Terms of Use. You may not assign,
sub-contract or otherwise transfer your rights or
obligations under these Terms to anyone else (except
where you dispose of your LG Smart TV to a third
party) unless you first agree this with us in writing.
Suitability of the Services for children and parental
control tools
Modify this accordingly to suit if appropriate: The
Services are not directed at children under the age
of 13 and are not structured specifically to attract
children under 13. Further, certain content that
you may access through your use of the Services
may contain material that you consider indecent,
objectionable or which may not be suitable for
children.
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If you permit a child to use your LG Smart TV to
access the Services, you are solely responsible for
deciding whether or not the relevant Services are
appropriate for access by that child.
[Your Smart TV offers a parental control tool (by
way of a 4 digit PIN). If you have enabled the 4-digit
PIN, your LG Smart TV will not be able to display
restricted content unless you type in the PIN. You
are responsible for setting up and maintaining the
parental control tool and any other controls that are
available, and we will not be responsible for any harm,
loss or damage you suffer or any other user of your
LG Smart TV suffers as a result of your failure to do
so. Depending on the models of your LG Smart TV,
these features may not be available.
Viruses and Security
Modify this accordingly to suit if appropriate: We use
commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that the
Services are secure and virus free, but those efforts
cannot and do not guarantee that the Services will be
free from bugs, viruses, or other vulnerabilities.
Further, we do not accept responsibility for any loss
or damage caused by a virus, distributed denialof-service attack, or other technologically harmful
material that may infect your LG Smart TV, data or
other material belonging to you, during your use of
the Services.
If you have any queries, concerns or complaints
about the Services, please contact [include reference
to non-personal LG email address].
Modify as you think appropriate: Miscellaneous
Unless expressly stated otherwise, these Terms of
Use and the documents referred to in them contain
the entire agreement between us and you relating
to your use of the Services and supersede any
previous agreements, arrangements, undertakings
or proposals, written or oral, between us and you
relating to your use of the Services.
If we decide not to exercise or enforce any right that
we have against you at a particular time, then this
does not prevent us from later deciding to exercise or
enforce that right.
If any part of these Terms of Use is found to be
illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by a court
or regulator, then, where required, that part shall be
deleted and the remaining parts of the Terms of Use
will continue to be enforceable.
These Terms of Use do not create or infer any rights
that are enforceable by any person who is not party
to them.
These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the
country where your LG Smart TV is sold and both you
and LGE agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction
of the courts of the country where your LG Smart TV
is sold in connection with the same
This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the
Republic of Korea, excluding their conflicts of laws
provisions.
If you have any questions or comments about these
Terms of Use please contact www.lg.com.
These Terms of Use may be updated by LGE from
time to time. If we make a material change to
our Terms of Use, we will update you via your LG
Software or other means.
Appendix 53
OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE NOTICE
INFORMATION
To obtain the source code under GPL, LGPL, MPL, and
other open source licenses, that is contained in this
product, please visit http://opensource.lge.com.
In addition to the source code, all referred license
terms, warranty disclaimers and copyright notices are
available for download.
LG Electronics will also provide open source code to
you on CD-ROM for a charge covering the cost of
performing such distribution (such as the cost of
media, shipping, and handling) upon email request to
opensource@lge.com.
This offer is valid for a period of three years after our
last shipment of this product. This offer is valid to
anyone in receipt of this information.
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