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OWNER'S MANUAL
SH7B
SMART Hi-Fi
AUDIO
Wireless Multi-room Sound Bar
To view the instructions of advanced features, visit
http://www.lg.com and then download Owner's Manual.
Some of the content in this manual may differ from your unit.
MODEL
SH7B
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  • Page 1 OWNER’S MANUAL SH7B SMART Hi-Fi AUDIO Wireless Multi-room Sound Bar To view the instructions of advanced features, visit http://www.lg.com and then download Owner’s Manual. Some of the content in this manual may differ from your unit. MODEL SH7B www.lg.com...
  • Page 3 Getting Started Safety Information proper ventilation is provided or the manufacturer’ s instruction has been adhered to. CAUTION: No naked flame sources, such as lighted CAUTION candles, should be placed on the apparatus. NOTICE: For safety marking information including RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN product identification and supply ratings, please refer to the main label on the bottom or the other surface...
  • Page 4 Responsible Party : encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: LG Electronics USA, Inc.1000 Sylvan Avenue Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 y Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. TEL. : +1-800-243-0000 y Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
  • Page 5: Important Safety

    Getting Started IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 1. Read these instructions. 2. Keep these instructions. 3. Heed all warnings. 4. Follow all instructions. 5. Do not use this apparatus near water. 6. Clean only with dry cloth. 7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    – ARC (Audio Return Channel) function Using LG HomeChat – Additional information for HDMI – About LG HomeChat Optional equipment connection – How to start LG HomeChat – HDMI connection – Usage Examples – PORTABLE IN connection Setting the Speaker with Music Flow Player –...
  • Page 7 Table of Contents Appendix – About Bluetooth – Bluetooth profiles File requirement – Listening to Music of a Bluetooth Device Trademarks and licenses Other operations Specifications – DRC (Dynamic Range Control) Handling the Speaker – AV Sync Important Information Relating to Network –...
  • Page 8: Getting Started

    Caution Indicates cautions for preventing possible damages LG Sound Sync from abuse. Controls volume level of this unit by the remote control of your LG TV that is compatible with LG Symbols Sound Sync. Refers to alternating current(AC). Portable In Refers to direct current(DC).
  • Page 9: Front Panel

    E USB (Service only) : S/W download connector source. (OPTICAL / HDMI IN / WI-FI / BT READY / F HDMI OUT (TV ARC) : Connect to HDMI IN LG TV / PORTABLE) (ARC) on TV. - / + (Volume)
  • Page 10: Remote Control

    Getting Started Remote control • • • • • • • • • • • • • • a • • • • • • • • • • • • • 1 (Power) : Switches the unit ON or OFF. / Switches to the standby mode.
  • Page 11: Installing The Sound Bar

    Getting Started Installing the sound bar Mounting the main unit on a wall You can hear the sound by connecting the unit to the other device : TV, Blu-ray disc player, DVD player, etc. You can mount the main unit on a wall. Place the unit in front of the TV and connect it to the device you want.
  • Page 12 Getting Started 1. Match the TV’ s BOTTOM EDGE of Wall bracket 5. Put the unit on the brackets to match screw install guide with the bottom of TV and attach to holes on the bottom of the unit. the position. 6.
  • Page 13: Connecting

    Connecting Organizing cables Wireless subwoofer connection Organize the cable with cable holder. 1. Attach and fix the cable holder as shown below. LED indicator of wireless subwoofer 2. Insert cables to the cable holder. LED Color Status Green The connection is trying. (Blink) Green The connection is completed.
  • Page 14: Connecting To Your Tv

    Connecting Connecting to your TV 3. If the LED of the wireless subwoofer already blinks in green continually, you can skip this step. Press and hold PAIRING on the back of the Please connect with this unit and TV using the optical wireless subwoofer for more than 5 seconds.
  • Page 15: Lg Sound Sync

    Connecting LG Sound Sync With wired connection 1. Connect your LG TV to the unit by 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 is supported LG Sound Sync.
  • Page 16: Using An Hdmi Cable

    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.
  • Page 17: What Is Simplink

    Some functions of this unit are controlled by the - Your TV must support the HDMI-CEC and ARC TV’ s remote control when this unit and LG TV’ s with function and the HDMI-CEC and ARC must be set SIMPLINK are connected through HDMI connection.
  • Page 18: Additional Information For Hdmi

    Connecting Optional equipment Additional information for HDMI connection y When you connect an HDMI or DVI compatible device make sure of the following: - Try switching off the HDMI/DVI device and this player. Next, switch on the HDMI/DVI device and HDMI connection leave it for around 30 seconds, then switch on this player.
  • Page 19: Portable In Connection

    Connecting PORTABLE IN connection For enjoying both sound and picture You can enjoy both sound and picture from the external device you connect. HDMI OUT (TV ARC) Listening to music from your portable player The unit can be used to play the music from many types of portable players or external devices.
  • Page 20: Optical In Connection

    Connecting Initial Multi-Room Setup OPTICAL IN connection Connect an optical output jack of external devices to When installing the MUSICflow product for the first the OPTICAL IN jack. time, you can choose two types of connection as below. Wired connection (MUSICflow Mesh Network Connection) Optical cable Connect your speaker to the home router using LAN...
  • Page 21: Installing "Music Flow Player" App

    Connecting Note Installing “Music Flow y Make sure that your smart device is Player” App connected to the internet. y Make sure that your smart device has a scanning application. If you don’t have, Through “iTunes store” or “Google Play download it from “iTunes store”...
  • Page 22: Simple Connection (Ez Setup)

    Connecting 3. Select [Connect product] to install the speaker 1. Plug in the desired device, and tap [Next]. you’ve purchased. 2. App searches for the speaker and connects it Refer to “Connecting the speaker to your Home automatically, Tap [Next]. Network”...
  • Page 23: Using Media Server For Pc

    After finishing, TV connection screen is displayed. Downloading Music Flow PC Software Follow the direction on the screen. 1. Start up your computer, visit http://www.lg.com. If necessary, select your region. 2. Click support tab. 3. Fill your model name on the cover of owner’ s manual in search bar.
  • Page 24: Nero Mediahome 4 Essentials For Mac Os

    Flow PC Software, click the question marked Downloading Nero MediaHome icon on home menu. Essentials 1. Start up your computer, visit http://www.lg.com. System requirements (Windows PC) If necessary, select your region. y CPU : Intel® 2.0 GHz or AMD Sempron™ 2000+ 2.
  • Page 25: Connecting The Speaker To Your Home Network

    Connecting Connecting the speaker System requirements (Macintosh) y Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or 10.6 (Snow Leopard) to your Home Network y Macintosh computer with an Intel x86 processor y Hard drive space: 200 MB hard drive space for a Using a wired network provides the best typical installation of Nero MediaHome standalone performance, because the attached devices connect...
  • Page 26: Connecting The Speaker To Your Network With A Lan Cable

    Connecting Connecting the speaker to your 1. Turn on the unit by using 1 on the remote control or 1/! on the unit. The LED indicator network with a LAN cable starts to blink in white. 2. On your smart device, launch Music Flow Player Connection overview app.
  • Page 27 Connecting (If there is an update) 5. Connect one end of the LAN cable to the speaker’ s LAN port and connect the other end to 8. This application is checking the Version of your wireless router. software of your speaker and then shows the Wait a moment until the LED indicator stops version.
  • Page 28: Connecting The Speaker To Your Network Via The Wi-Fi Setup Method (Android)

    Connecting Connecting the speaker to your 1. Turn on the unit by using 1 on the remote control or 1/! on the unit. The LED indicator Network via the Wi-Fi Setup starts to blink in white. Method (Android) 2. On your smart device, launch Music Flow Player app.
  • Page 29 Connecting 9. Then select [Next] on the screen. 6. Press the button on the unit. Then the LED indicator blinks in white and red alternately. 7. Then select [Next] on the screen. 8. If you have a password for your network, the security screen appears on your smart device.
  • Page 30: Connecting The Speaker To Your Network Via The Wi-Fi Setup Method (Ios)

    Connecting Connecting the speaker to your (If there is an update) Network via the Wi-Fi Setup 11. This application is checking the Version of software of your speaker and then shows the Method (iOS) version. Connection overview Broadband service Router Select [Next] after checking the version information.
  • Page 31 Connecting 1. Turn on the unit by using 1 on the remote 6. Press the button on the unit. Then the LED control or 1/! on the unit. The LED indicator indicator blinks in white and red alternately. starts to blink in white. 2.
  • Page 32 Connecting 8. On your iOS device, go to iOS setting -> Wi-Fi 10. Then select [Next] on the screen. setting and select “MusicFlow_Setup” to connect. 11. Then select [Next] on the screen. Note y If “MusicFlow_Setup” is not on the list, scan for available Wi-Fi networks again.
  • Page 33 Connecting Notes on Network Connection y You need to turn the speaker’ s power off and on again if you restart the router. y Many network connection problems during set up y You need to perform a factory set and setup the can often be fixed by re-setting the router.
  • Page 34: Connecting The Speakers To Your Home Network (Additional)

    Connecting Connecting the speakers 1. Connect the speaker (Main) to your network. Refer to “Connecting the speaker to your Home to your Home Network network” on page 26. 2. On your smart device, select the Music Flow (Additional) Player app. Tap the [Home] menu. You can enjoy the music with multiple speakers and single smart device you have.
  • Page 35 Connecting 4. Plug in the desired device, and tap [Next]. 7. Connect one end of the LAN cable to the speaker’ s ETHERNET port and connect the other end to your wireless router. Wait a moment until the LED indicator stops blinking and stays white.
  • Page 36: Connecting The Additional Speaker To Your Network Via The Wi-Fi Setup Method

    Connecting Connecting the additional 1. Connect the speaker (Main) to your network. Refer to “Connecting the speaker to your Home speaker to your network via the network” on page 28. Wi-Fi Setup Method 2. On your smart device, select the Music Flow Player app.
  • Page 37 Connecting 4. Select the product you want to connect and tap 7. Then select the [Next] on the screen. [Next] on the screen. 8. Select [Finish] to complete the connection. 5. Select [Wireless connection] on the screen. 6. Press the ADD button on the rear of the speaker Note (Add).
  • Page 38: Using The Bridge

    Connecting Using the Bridge 3. Select the [Bridge] and tap [Next] on the screen. Use as a root device (wired to the home router) When your home router is located too far from any speaker location that is to be connected via wired mode, connect the Bridge (R1) to your home router with LAN cable.
  • Page 39: Use As A Wireless Extender

    Connecting Use as a wireless extender 6. Select [Finish] to complete the connection. When you want to expand MUSICflow mesh network coverage, add the Bridge (R1) to your home network. Bridge If you want to use this connection, Initial MUSICflow product is connected to your home router with LAN 7.
  • Page 40 Connecting 3. Select the [Add Speaker] on the side menu. 5. Then select the [Next] on the screen. Note 6. Select [Finish] to complete the connection. You can also add another speaker as below. 4. Select the Bridge and tap [Next] on the screen.
  • Page 41: Operating

    Operating Enjoying the Music with Overview of Home menu Music Flow Player app Launch Music Flow Player app on your smart device. The [Home] appears. With Music Flow Player app, you can play music in your smart device. Note y For more detailed instruction about Music Flow Player app, switch on the [User Guide] in [Settings] >...
  • Page 42: Overview Of The Side Menu

    Operating Overview of the side menu Edit the Online streaming Service list 1. Launch Music Flow Player app on your smart 1. Launch Music Flow Player app on your smart device. The [Home] appears. device. The [Home] appears. 2. Tap the [EDIT] menu. 2.
  • Page 43: Playing A Song

    Operating Playing a song 5. Select the desired song. Then selected song is displayed and played. 1. Launch Music Flow Player app on your smart device. The [Home] appears. 2. Tap the [Home] menu. Note If the speaker is not selected, the selecting speaker pop-up appears.
  • Page 44: Overview Of Playback

    Operating Overview of Playback Managing a playlist On an album screen, tap the [ ] of the desired song. You can confirm and adjust various information on The pull down menu appears. the playback screen. a Displays the speaker that music plays through. Displays current playing music.
  • Page 45 Operating Selecting Sound effect Sound Effect Description This speaker has a number of pre-set surround Analyzes the property of input sound fields. You can select a desired sound mode by sound and provides the sound tapping [ optimized for the content in real time.
  • Page 46: Different Ways Of Listening To Music

    Operating Different ways of Group Playback listening to music You can group multiple speakers linked to the Music Flow Player app and play the same music through all the connected speakers in the same group. There are a number of differing ways of listening to music : Group, Surround and Seamless playbacks.
  • Page 47: Surround Sound Mode (Home Cinema Mode)

    Tap the checkbox to select the speaker you want Cinema Mode) to play with. Then select [OK]. Simply add a LG MUSICflow sound bar to your network and synchronize it with your LG MUSICflow speakers to enjoy a home cinema system experience.
  • Page 48 Operating Note 3. Surround environment option appears. Select the left and right speakers by tapping y It is recommended to set the surround connected speakers. Then select [OK]. speakers to same models. y The weak signal because of the long distance between speakers or wireless router and signal interference may cause abnormal playback.
  • Page 49: Seamless Playback

    Operating Seamless playback Changing playing speaker from a smart device to a speaker You can easily change the playing speaker from your smart device or the speaker to the another speaker without pause. Note y It is not supported when you go out of the house with your smart device.
  • Page 50: Using Lg Homechat

    What kind of audio functions does LG HomeChat button. provide? 2. Find “LG HomeChat” from the list or search for - Control : Play, Pause, Mood Station, Volume “LG HomeChat” through search function and Settings, Shuffle, Repeat, Alarm/Sleep Timer, etc.
  • Page 51: Usage Examples

    Installing “Music Flow Player” App on page 21. 2. Click the audio button to connect product(s) registered to Music Flow Player to LG HomeChat. (For a pop-up asking for app install on Android”s KitKat version, tap “yes”) 3.
  • Page 52: Setting The Speaker With Music Flow Player App

    Operating Setting the Speaker Mood station with Music Flow Player With Music Flow Player app, you can set the connected speaker in your smart device. Note y For more detailed instruction about Music Flow Player app, switch on the [User Guide] in [Settings] >...
  • Page 53: [General] Menu

    Operating [Speakers] Menu Account Management – Manages social networking service and streaming services. You can adjust speakers connected to your network. f Time zone - Sets time zone. Advanced settings – Displays the Advance settings menu. (Page 55) h Google Cast - Displays the Google cast menu. Version Info.
  • Page 54: [Alarms/Sleep Timer] Menu

    Operating [Alarms/Sleep Timer] Menu a Rename – Renames the speaker. Speaker LED – Turns on or off speaker’ s LED Turns on and off the speaker at a designated time. indicator. Alarms c IP Info. - Shows the IP address of the speaker. Speaker will let you know when it is time.
  • Page 55: [Music Library] Menu

    Operating [Music Library] Menu [Advanced Settings] Menu Manages the music library index. Mesh Network Channel Sync Schedule If normal playback or group playback is not smooth using multiple speakers including wireless speaker You can set the time to update the Music index connection, changed the mesh network channel to automatically.
  • Page 56 Advanced settings menu on the music flow app. When your smart device is placed in a position 2. Tag the smart device to LG Music Flow to play for where it cannot connect to the home network, about 1 second.
  • Page 57: [Google Cast] Menu

    Operating [Google Cast] Menu Sensitivity Settings Sets the operating distance of Auto Music Play Learn how to cast between the speaker and your smart device to adjust sensitivity of Bluetooth(BLE). Shows to use Google Cast. Google Cast-enabled apps Shows available apps on Google Cast. Legal information Select [Google Terms of Service], [Google Privacy Policy] or [Open source license] to show the selected...
  • Page 58: Open Source Licenses] Menu

    Operating Using a Bluetooth 2. Starts the software update. 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. Connecting individual devices under Bluetooth wireless technology does not incur any charges.
  • Page 59 The sound may be interrupted when the display depending on the type of Bluetooth device. connection is interfered with by the some Your speaker appears as “LG SH7B(XX:XX)” . other electronic wave. 3. Select the “LG SH7B(XX:XX)” . y You cannot control the Bluetooth device with Note this unit.
  • Page 60: Other Operations

    Depending on the remote control, this function may not work well. AV Sync y This function does not operate on LG TV’ s magic remote control. When receiving audio signals from TV, sound and images may not be matched. In the case, this function y This function may not work well when some can adjust the delay time.
  • Page 61: Auto Power Down

    TV connected by LG Sound Sync (Optical). y After the unit is turned on by AUTO POWER function, it will be automatically turned off if there is no signal for a certain period of time from the external device.
  • Page 62: Auto Display Off / Dimmer

    Adjust volume level (Default: ON) automatically OPT, HDMI, LG TV, ARC: If there is no key input for about 15 seconds, display will be darkened and after This unit supports Auto volume function that about 5 seconds, display will be turned off.
  • Page 63: Standby Mode

    The speaker switches to the standby mode if there is turned off. no music playback or no button operation. When you turn on the main unit in the Bluetooth standby mode, Bluetooth and LG TV are able to Standby mode connect even if network is not connected. Note Option 1.
  • Page 64: Troubleshooting

    Check the state of SIMPLINK and turn off SIMPLINK. y Depending on the connected device, this function may not operate. LG Sound Sync does not y Check whether your LG TV supports LG Sound Sync. work. y Check connection of LG Sound Sync.
  • Page 65: Network

    Troubleshooting Symptoms Cause & Solution When you feel the output Check the details below and adjust the unit according to them. sound of the unit is low. y Switch [ON] state of DRC function to [OFF] by using remote controller. y With the sound bar connected with TV, change the AUDIO DIGITAL OUT setting on TV Setup Menu from [PCM] to [AUTO] or [BITSTREAM].
  • Page 66: Application And Pc Software

    Troubleshooting Application and PC Software Symptoms Cause & Solution Music Flow Player app Does an error occur when accessing the app? doesn’t work properly. y Make sure that your smart device is compatible with the app. y Make sure that the Music Flow Player app is the latest version. y Make sure that the speaker’...
  • Page 67: Appendix

    The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by recording, it may not play back. the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by LG Electronics is under license. y Some DRM-loaded files are not supported on this speaker.
  • Page 68: Specifications

    Appendix Specifications General Power requirements 25 V 0 1.52 A (AC adapter) 22 W Networked standby : 5.8 W (If all network ports are activated.) Power consumption How to disconnect the wireless network connection or the wireless device Press and hold the button until you hear the beep sound twice.
  • Page 69 Appendix Wireless subwoofer Power requirements Refer to the main label on the subwoofer. Power consumption 33 W Type 1 Way 1 Speaker Impedance 3 Ω Rated Input Power 200 W Max. Input Power 400 W Approx. 171 mm x 320 mm x 252 mm Dimensions (W x H x D) (6.7 inch x 12.5 inch x 9.9 inch) Net Weight...
  • Page 70: Handling The Speaker

    Appendix Handling the Speaker Important Information Relating to Network When shipping the speaker Services Please save the original shipping carton and packing materials. If you need to ship the speaker, for All information, data, documents, communications, maximum protection, re-pack the speaker as it was downloads, files, text, images, photographs, graphics, originally packed at the factory.
  • Page 71: Terms Of Use

    If you do not agree to these Terms amount specified below, but we are not responsible of Use, you may not access or use the LG Software. for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable .
  • Page 72 If you permit a child to use your LG Smart TV to enforce that right. access the Services, you are solely responsible for...
  • Page 73 Servers”) and to perform other functions. You may use Gracenote Data only by means of the intended LG Electronics will also provide open source code to End-User functions of this application or device. you on CD-ROM for a charge covering the cost of...
  • Page 74 Appendix Gracenote Servers will be uninterrupted. Gracenote is not obligated to provide you with new enhanced or additional data types or categories that Gracenote may provide in the future and is free to discontinue its services at any time. GRACENOTE DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR...