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Hitachi W50 Owner's Manual

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Owner's Guide
Wi-Fi Speakers: W50 | W100 | W200
Smart Wi-Fi Speaker
PLAY your music in ANY room at any TIME...
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Revision 061615
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  • Page 1 Owner’s Guide Wi-Fi Speakers: W50 | W100 | W200 Smart Wi-Fi Speaker PLAY your music in ANY room at any TIME... ® Revision 061615 Revision 031715...
  • Page 2 Model: W50 / W100 / W200 Serial No. ________________ CONGRATULATIONS Thank you for purchasing this Hitachi product. Please read these instructions carefully. For additional assistance please call Toll Free 800.HITACHI (800.448.2244) or visit our website at www.hitachi.us/tv. Keep this owner’ s guide for future reference.
  • Page 3 (e-waste) laws. For product recycling and disposal information, contact your local government agency or www.eRecycle.org (in California), the Electronic Industries Alliance at www.ecyclingcentral.com (in the U.S.) or the Electronic Product Stewardship Canada at www.epsc.ca (in Canada). FOR MORE INFORMATION, call 800.HITACHI (800.448.2244) (USA/CANADA).
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings. Follow all instructions. Do not use this apparatus near water. Clean only with dry cloth. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
  • Page 5 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (continued) Do not push objects through any openings in this unit, as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in fire or electric shock. Never spill or spray any type of liquid into the unit. When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician uses replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or those that have the same characteristics as the original part.
  • Page 6: Package Contents

    (1) This device may not cause harmful interference and (2)This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. For questions regarding this declaration, contact: Hitachi America, Ltd. 2420 Fenton Street, Suite 200 Chula Vista, CA 91914-3556 Tel: 800.HITACHI (800.448.2244)
  • Page 7: Product Layout

    Product Layout Top view W100 W200 MODE DC IN AUX IN Back view 1. Input button: Press to select the input source. (Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/AUX IN) 2. Pause/Play button: Press to Play/Pause music playing. Press and hold for 3 seconds to enter Bluetooth pairing mode. 3.
  • Page 8: Led Indicators

    LED Indicators The table below explains the behaver and status of your speaker’s LED indicators. LED Behavior Status Wi-Fi Red LED Slow Blink Speaker is in manual Wi-Fi setup mode. Wi-Fi Red LED Fast Blink Speaker is in auto Wi-Fi set- up mode (WPS).
  • Page 9 Wi-Fi Input Setup You can stream music to your speaker from a mobile device on your Wi-Fi network by using the “Hitachi Wi-Fi Speaker” app. To use this feature, the speaker must join the same network as the mobile device.
  • Page 10 RED indicating that the unit is ready for setup. 2. Go to the Wi-Fi settings on the mobile device. Settings ⇒ Wi-Fi settings Mobile Device 3. Select “Hitachi WXX XXXXXX_XX” mobile device. Note : “X” will be digits that are unique to each speaker. Hitachi WXX XXXXXX_XX Wi-Fi...
  • Page 11 4. Start the Internet browser on the mobile device to display the setup page. Note : iOS - The setup page will automatically be displayed. : Android OS - After you open the Internet browser, the setup page will be displayed. If the setup page is not displayed, type “http://172.19.42.1/”...
  • Page 12 Using WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) Wi-Fi protected setup (WPS) is a network security standard that allows you to easily connect your Wi-Fi speaker to your network. Note : Do not connect an Ethernet Cable. Connecting an Ethernet Cable will disable the Wi-Fi function. : This setup process is for Wi-Fi routers that have the WPS feature.
  • Page 13 Using an Ethernet (RJ45) cable 1. Turn the speaker on and wait for it to completely boot up. It will take approximately 60 seconds, and during this time the Wi-Fi LED will blink RED and WHITE. When boot up is complete the Wi-Fi LED will blink WHITE.
  • Page 14: Playing Music

    Home network To stream music to your speaker from a mobile device on your home Wi-Fi network, you need to download and install the free “Hitachi Wi-Fi Speaker” app to your mobile device. (See page 9) 1. Turn the speaker on.
  • Page 15 Note : You can listen to synchronized sound from multiple Hitachi Wi-Fi speakers (additional speakers sold separately.) : Music playback may continue to play, when using “Music Services” in the “Hitachi Wi-Fi Speaker” app, if you do not press pause before exiting the app.
  • Page 16 Grouping speakers together enables you to play the same music through multiple speakers at the same time (Party Mode). You can use the “Hitachi Wi-Fi Speaker” app to use party mode while in the Wi-Fi Input. Optionally you can use other music/media apps on your mobile device to use party mode while in the Bluetooth input.
  • Page 17 SomaFM, etc.) may require paid subscriptions to access some or all of their offered services; the Spotify free app can be used via the Hitachi mart Wi-Fi Speaker’s Bluetooth or AUX IN inputs, but a Spotify Premium subscription is required to use Spotify over your Wi-Fi network.
  • Page 18 NFC Bluetooth Setup ® You can also listen to music from a compatible Bluetooth device by using the Bluetooth input. Preparation : Turn on the NFC and Bluetooth function on the mobile device you would like to pair. 1. Press the INPUT button on the top of the speaker to switch to the Bluetooth input.
  • Page 19: Bluetooth Setup

    After the Bluetooth LED will blink BLUE, indicating it is ready for pairing. 3. On your Bluetooth enabled device, in settings, under Bluetooth devic- es, select W50/W100/W200. 4. Pairing is complete when the Bluetooth LED on the speaker turns a solid, BLUE color.
  • Page 20 About Wake Up This speaker will automatically “Wake Up” from the standby mode when any key on the speaker unit or the “PLAY” icon in the Hitachi Wi- Fi Speaker app is pressed. Note : Network configuration and volume settings will be remembered when...
  • Page 21: Firmware Updates

    Preparation : Connect this speaker to your Wi-Fi network and make sure that the network is connected to the Internet. 1. From the “Hitachi Wi-Fi Speaker” app, within the “Select a Player” screen, select your speaker.
  • Page 22 2. After you select your speaker, continue to “Settings” and then press the “ ” button. 3. Scroll down to the “Firmware” section and select “Check for updates now”. The app will then check for updates and if there is an update available for your speaker, follow the instructions provided by the app to update.
  • Page 23 Speaker IP & MAC address Retrieve the IP and MAC address of your speaker. 1. Start the “Hitachi Wi-Fi Speaker”app. 2. From the “Select a Player” screen, select your speaker. 3. After you select your speaker, continue to “Settings” and press the “...
  • Page 24 4. Scroll down to the “Network” section and the IP and MAC addresses will be displayed under IP/MAC address.
  • Page 25: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Before requesting service, make the following checks. If the problem remains unresolved, consult your dealer for instruc- tions. Humming noise is heard during playback. • There are cords/cable from other appliances or fluorescent light near the speaker’s AC power supply cord. Turn these appliances off or move them away from the speaker’s AC power supply cord.
  • Page 26 • Do not place the speaker inside a cabinet made of metal. Doing so may block the Wi-Fi signal. • Place the speaker closer to your wireless router. • If several wireless devices are simultaneously using the same network as the speaker, try turning off the other devices or reducing their net- work usage.
  • Page 27: Resetting The Speaker To Factory Default

    Resetting the Speaker to factory default To return all settings to the factory defaults 1. Turn the speaker on. • If the Wi-Fi LED is blinking WHITE and RED, proceed to the next step after the LED turns solid WHITE (wait approximately 60 seconds). 2.
  • Page 28: Specifications

    Specifications (Specifications subject to change without notice) W100 W200 General Input Source Wi-Fi /Bluetooth /Aux in 3.5mm Aux in DC-in Ethernet RJ45 RJ-45 (10-TBase/100-TX Base) Max SPL 89 dB 95 dB 99 dB Modulation Type CCK, DQPSK, DBPSK, 64QAM, 6QAM, QPSK, BPSK Operating temperature 32°F ~ 104°F (0°C ~ 40°C)
  • Page 29 Thomson. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Hitachi is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. All other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
  • Page 30 9:00 am - 6:00 pm EST www.hitachi.us/tv HITACHI AMERICA, LTD., DIGITAL MEDIA DIVISION HITACHI has made every effort to assure you enjoy trouble free operation from your Hitachi product. Should you require service assistance with OPERATIONAL, HOOK UP, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE OR WARRANTY SERVICE SUPPORT, please contact 800.HITACHI (800.448.2244).
  • Page 31 Apple App Store and the Google Play store (the “App”). The App (including any updates thereto) is provided strictly on an “AS IS” basis and without any express or implied warranties of any kind. Hitachi does not promise, and is not obligated or required, to ensure that the App will function with mobile devices running any mobile device operating systems other than those specifically identified in the Product’s specifications, regardless of...
  • Page 32: Open Source Software

    (3) years after your original purchase of the product, submit a request, including your name, mailing address, and email address to Hitachi America, Ltd. at customerservice.ce@hal. hitachi.com.
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