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LG SL9YG Owner's Manual

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  • Page 1 OWNER’S MANUAL LG Wi-Fi Sound Bar Please read this manual carefully before operating your set and retain it for future reference. MODEL SL9YG (SL9YG, SPL8-W) 1903_Rev01 Copyright © 2019 LG Electronics Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • Page 2 Getting Started Safety Information NOTICE: For safety marking information including product identification and supply ratings, please refer to the main label on the bottom or the other surface CAUTION of the product. RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK CAUTION concerning the Power Cord DO NOT OPEN The Power Plug is the disconnecting device.
  • Page 3 Getting Started Symbols Refers to alternating current (AC). Refers to direct current (DC). Refers to class II equipment. Refers to stand-by. Refers to “ON” (power). Refers to dangerous voltage.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    – 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 –...
  • Page 5 – NOTES to use wireless command – NOTES to release Demo mode – Available voice commands “LG Wi-Fi Speaker” Appendix – Installing “LG Wi-Fi Speaker” App Using a Bluetooth Wireless Technology File requirement – About Bluetooth Trademarks and licenses – Bluetooth profiles Specifications –...
  • Page 6: Getting Started

    Getting Started Introduction Symbol used in this manual Note Indicates special notes and operating features. > Caution Indicates cautions for preventing possible damages from abuse.
  • Page 7: Front Panel

    Input source / Function Display Wi-Fi WI-FI Bluetooth Optical OPT/HDMI ARC LG Sound Sync (Wired) HDMI IN HDMI You can use Bluetooth function after making Wi-Fi network connection by using Google Home app. (Volume) - Adjusts volume level. - Starts playback. / Pauses playback.
  • Page 8 Getting Started Microphone Remote sensor Google Assistant LED - Changes LED status according to Google Assistant performance. Status Description All four LEDs are on. Ready to listen to your voice command. All four LEDs blink. Responds to your voice command. Microphone is off and the solid Voice recognition is disable amber LED will be on.
  • Page 9: Rear Panel

    Getting Started Rear panel USB Port - Connect USB memory device to the USB port on the back of the unit. OPTICAL IN - Connect the OPTICAL IN jack on the back of the unit to OPTICAL OUT jack on the TV. HDMI OUT (TV ARC) - Connect the HDMI OUT (TV ARC) jack on the back of the unit to ARC jack on the TV.
  • Page 10: Remote Control

    Getting Started Remote control Replacement of Battery Remove the battery cover on the rear of the remote control, and insert the battery with 4 and 5 matched correctly. (Standby) - Switches the unit ON or OFF. y Networked standby: It allows the unit to switch to standby mode. To turn on Networked standby function, Press To turn off Networked standby function, press for about 3 seconds.
  • Page 11 Getting Started SOUND EFFECT - Selects a sound effect mode by using SOUND EFFECT. On Display Description Analyzes the property of the input sound and provides the ASC (Adaptive Sound Control) sound optimized for the content in real time. Reinforces the bass and powerful sound. BASS BLAST or BASS BLAST+ STANDARD You can enjoy premium sound with MERIDIAN technology.
  • Page 12 Getting Started F (Function) - Select the function and input source by pressing F repeatedly. [ (Mute) - Press [ to mute your unit. To cancel it, press [ again. - Enables Google Assistant to receive your voice commands while watching TV (not necessary when listening to music through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, you can just say “Ok Google”).
  • Page 13: Installing The Sound Bar

    Getting Started > Caution Installing the sound bar y For best performance of wireless connection such as Bluetooth or wireless subwoofer, You can hear the sound by connecting the unit to the do not install the unit on Metallic furniture other device: TV, Blu-ray disc player, DVD player, etc.
  • Page 14: Mounting The Main Unit On A Wall

    Getting Started Mounting the main unit 1. Match the TV’ s BOTTOM EDGE of Wall bracket install guide with the bottom of TV and attach to on a wall the position. You can mount the main unit on a wall. 2.
  • Page 15 Getting Started 5. Attach the support rubber on the guide line of MBM65622816 back panel. 6. Place the bottom of the unit faced with the brackets on the wall. 7. Fix the hooks of the unit on the brackets as shown below.
  • Page 16: Connecting

    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.
  • Page 17: Launch The App To Connect Wi-Fi

    Connecting Launch the app to connect Wi-Fi 3. When the speaker is properly connected to Wi-Fi, “CONNECTED” will appear on the display window Make sure your smart device Wi-Fi feature is turned with sound. on. Once a connecting operation is performed, it does Note not need to be performed again.
  • Page 18: Organizing A Power Cord

    Connecting Organizing a power cord Wireless subwoofer and rear speaker (Sold You can organize the Power cord along a groove. Separately) connection Wireless subwoofer connection LED indicator of wireless subwoofer LED Color Status Green The connection is trying. (Blink) Green The connection is completed.
  • Page 19 Connecting Note Manually pairing wireless subwoofer y It takes a few seconds (and may take longer) When your connection is not completed, you can for the main unit and the subwoofer to check red LED on the wireless subwoofer and the communicate with each other and make wireless subwoofer does not make sound.
  • Page 20: Rear Speakers Connection

    Connecting > Caution Rear speakers connection (Sold y Use the speaker supplied with this unit Separately) only. Using any other speaker may cause malfunction. Connecting the rear speakers y Be sure to match the speaker cable to the 1. Connect the black stripe wire to the terminal appropriate terminal on the components: + marked - (minus) and the other end to the to + and –...
  • Page 21: Surround Sound

    Connecting Surround sound Manually pairing wireless receiver When your connection is not completed, you can You can enjoy magnificent surround sound for all the see the red LED on the wireless receiver and rear input sound source with rear speakers. speakers do not make sound.
  • Page 22 Connecting Installed horizontally Surround function ON Output Sound Effect Input No rear speakers Rear speakers connected 2.0 Ch 5.1 Ch 7.1 Ch or more 2.0 Ch BASS BLAST 5.1 Ch BASS BLAST+ 7.1 Ch or more 2.0 Ch STANDARD 5.1 Ch 7.1 Ch or more 2.0 Ch MOVIE...
  • Page 23 Connecting Surround function OFF Output Sound Effect Input No rear speakers Rear speakers connected 2.0 Ch 5.1 Ch Dolby Others 7.1 Ch or more 2.0 Ch BASS BLAST 5.1 Ch BASS BLAST+ 7.1 Ch or more 2.0 Ch STANDARD 5.1 Ch Dolby Others 7.1 Ch or more...
  • Page 24 Connecting Wall mounted Surround function ON Output Sound Effect Input No rear speakers Rear speakers connected 2.0 Ch 5.1 Ch 7.1 Ch or more 2.0 Ch BASS BLAST 5.1 Ch BASS BLAST+ 7.1 Ch or more 2.0 Ch STANDARD 5.1 Ch 7.1 Ch or more 2.0 Ch MOVIE...
  • Page 25 Connecting Surround function OFF Output Sound Effect Input No rear speakers Rear speakers connected 2.0 Ch 5.1 Ch Dolby Others 7.1 Ch or more 2.0 Ch BASS BLAST 5.1 Ch BASS BLAST+ 7.1 Ch or more 2.0 Ch STANDARD 5.1 Ch Dolby Others 7.1 Ch or more...
  • Page 26: How To Affix The Ferrite Core

    Connecting Note How to Affix the Ferrite Core y If there is a strong electromagnetic wave Ferrite core may not be provided depending on each product nearby, interference may occur. Put nation’ s regulations. the main unit and wireless receiver away from there.
  • Page 27: Connecting To Your Tv

    Using an OPTICAL cable compatible with the LG TV that supports LG Sound Sync. Make sure of the LG Sound Sync logo is on your 1. Connect the OPTICAL IN jack on the back of the unit to OPTICAL OUT jack on the TV using an Controllable function by LG TV’...
  • Page 28 Connecting LG Sound Sync with wired connection 1. Connect your LG TV to the unit by using an optical cable. Optical cable 2. Set up the sound output of TV to listen to the sound through this unit: TV setting menu...
  • Page 29: Using An Hdmi Cable

    Some functions of this unit are controlled by the speakers of this unit. In the case of some TV TV’ s remote control when this unit and LG TV’ s with models, you must select the external speaker SIMPLINK are connected through HDMI connection.
  • Page 30: Additional Information For Hdmi

    HDMI cable (length is generally limited to 4.5 m (15 ft). * Trade names for CEC are SimpLink (LG) , Anynet+ (Samsung), BRAVIA Sync (Sony), EasyLink (Philips), y You cannot change the video resolution in the etc.
  • Page 31: Optional Equipment Connection

    Connecting Optional equipment connection DOLBY ATMOS® What is DOLBY ATMOS®? 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.
  • Page 32: Hdmi In Connection

    Connecting HDMI IN connection OPTICAL IN connection You can enjoy the sound from the external device Connect an optical output jack of external devices to which is connected to HDMI IN jack on this unit. the OPTICAL IN jack. Optical cable To the optical output jack of external device 1.
  • Page 33: Usb Connection

    Connecting USB connection Optional equipment connection You can enjoy both sound and picture from the Connect USB memory device to the USB port on the external device you connect. back of the unit. For more information of playing files on a USB, refer to the page 36.
  • Page 34 Connecting USB device requirement Playable file y Devices which require additional program Sampling Frequency installation connected to a computer, are not MP3: within 32 to 48 kHz supported. OGG: within 32 to 48 kHz y Do not extract the USB device while in operation. AAC: within 8 to 48 kHz y For a large capacity USB, it may take longer than a...
  • Page 35 Connecting Note y Folders and files on the USB are recognized as below. : Folder : File y If there is no file in a folder, the folder will not appear. y File will be played from file to file one by one.
  • Page 36: Operating

    Operating Note USB operation y The resume point may be cleared when you pull out the power cord or removing the USB device from the unit. 1. Connect the USB device to the USB port. y Repeat/Random playback operates as follows. 2.
  • Page 37: How To Use The Google Assistant

    Then the speaker is activated and ready to receive your voice commands. Google. For more information, visit the below web site. y Set up, Usage and more: com/assistant/answer/7540703 y Compatible LG appliance models: Visit and then search the information...
  • Page 38 Operating Note Voice command y After connecting to Wi-Fi, this function is 1. Time available to use. If Google Assistant LED “What time is it?”, “What time is it now?”, “What (White) blinks, the speaker is not connected time is it in Spain?” to Wi-Fi.
  • Page 39: Reference Site For Google Assistant Help

    Operating Reference site for Google Assistant Help Set up the Google Assistant on your speakers Listen to music Play music on your TV or speakers Play TV shows & movies Control smart home devices Create a shopping list Buy items on your shopping list
  • Page 40: Control Your Tv And Sound Bar With Voice Command

    You have to say voice commands in English. LG TV y Available TV: Web OS version 4.5 or later TV (LG TV models released after 2019 years) Volume up on LG TV Volume of your LG TV y Available voice commands might be revised increases.
  • Page 41 Operating Sound Bar Commands Action Turn off LG sound bar Turns off your LG Sound Bar. Power off LG sound bar Wi-Fi network Changes to the Wi-Fi function. BLUETOOTH Changes to the BT (Bluetooth) function. Switch function to OPTICAL Changes to the Optical function.
  • Page 42: Installing "Lg Wi-Fi Speaker" App

    1. Tap the Apple “App Store” icon or “Google Play Store” icon. You should connect to Wi-Fi by using “Google Home” 2. Type in “LG Wi-Fi Speaker” in the search bar and app prior using this app. (Page 17) tap “Search” .
  • Page 43: Using A Bluetooth Wireless Technology

    Operating Using a Bluetooth Listening to Music of a Bluetooth Device Wireless Technology 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 About Bluetooth guide.
  • Page 44 When one Bluetooth device has connected y If the LG TV is turned off, this sound bar will to this unit, another device cannot find and enter “READY” (Bluetooth ready) mode.
  • Page 45 Operating Using Voice command to connect Bluetooth If the speaker has paired to a Bluetooth device before, you can use “Google Assistant” to connect Bluetooth. Say “Connect”, “Connect to Bluetooth” or “Ok Bluetooth” . To disconnect it, say “Cancel”, “Unpair devices” or “Clear all devices”...
  • Page 46: Other Operations

    When the TV is off, this sound bar switches to the is set to [External speaker]. Networked standby mode. y This function does not operate on LG TV’ s Note magic remote control. y After the unit is turned on by AUTO POWER...
  • Page 47: Auto Function Change

    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.
  • Page 48: Standby Mode

    Operating Standby mode Reset the Speaker The speaker switches to the standby mode if there is If the speaker doesn’t respond, reset the speaker. no music playback or no button operation. Press and hold the > until you hear the beep sound once.
  • Page 49: Troubleshooting

    Check connection of the external device such as TV, DVD/Blu-Ray player. function does not work. y Check the state of SIMPLINK on your LG TV and turn off SIMPLINK. y Depending on the connected device, this function may not operate.
  • Page 50 Check the details below and adjust the unit according to them. sound of the unit is low. y Switch the state of DRC function to [OFF] by using “LG Wi-Fi Speaker” . 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 51: Network

    Troubleshooting Network Symptoms Cause & Solution Cannot connect the y The wireless communication may be interrupted from household devices that speaker to your home are using radio frequencies. Move the speaker away from them. network. y Check your router. Try turning it off and back on. y Check that the Wi-Fi feature is turned on in your smart device.
  • Page 52: Notes To Use Wireless

    Troubleshooting NOTES to use wireless Symptoms Cause & Solution This device may have y Wireless may not operate normally in weak signal area. wireless interference. y Please install the device close enough to wireless subwoofer. y Do not install the device on metal furniture for optimum performance. Bluetooth device may y When any part of your body contact the transceiver of the Bluetooth device malfunction or make...
  • Page 53: Appendix

    The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are speaker. registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by LG y The types of supported files may differ depending Electronics is under license. on the operating system and/or the manufacturer Other trademarks and trade names are those of of the smart device and PC.
  • Page 54: Specifications

    Appendix Specifications General Power requirements Refer to the main label on the unit. Power consumption Refer to the main label on the unit. Approx. 1220.0 mm x 57.0 mm x 145.0 mm (with foot) Dimensions (W x H x D) (48.0 inch x 2.2 inch x 5.7 inch) Operating temperature 5 °C to 35 °C (41 °F to 95 °F)
  • Page 55 Appendix 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 3 Ω Rated Input Power 220 W RMS Max. Input Power 440 W RMS Approx.
  • Page 56: 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 57: 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 58 If you permit a child to use your LG Smart TV to If any part of these Terms of Use is found to be access the Services, you are solely responsible for...
  • Page 59 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

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