System setup

Before using your SoundLink® speaker for the first time, connect it to power and charge the battery:

Use supplied USB-to-micro USB cable

Connect the USB cable to a powered USB port on a computer or to a USB charger. 1-amp chargers are recommended for a quicker charger

The power LED flashes amber while charging and turns solid green when charging is complete

Tips on placing the speaker

When using your speaker indoors, sound quality can vary with speaker placement. When using your speaker outdoors, sound quality will change as you move farther from the speaker. Keep the following guidelines in mind when placing your speaker:

  • The speaker’s Bluetooth range is 9 metres (30 ft). If you move the device farther away from the speaker, sound quality will be affected and the device may disconnect from the speaker

    For optimal sound, the front of the speaker should face the user.
  • For best bass response, the back of the speaker should be placed near a wall, but not directly against a wall. Bass response decreases as the speaker is moved away from a wall. Do not lay the speaker on its back. Sound is emitted from both the front and rear of the unit
  • Do not place the speaker in small areas that are enclosed on all sides except the front, as this will adversely affect sound quality
  • Do not place the speaker on wet or dirty surfaces
  • Only place the speaker upright, sitting on its rubber feet

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