Sony Glass Sound Speaker (LSPX-S1) Owner's Manual

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Glass Sound  
On safety
The nameplates are located on the bottom exterior of the speaker and the surface of the AC 
ˎ Before using the AC adaptor, be sure that the operating voltage is identical with that of your 
local power supply.
Where purchased
Operating voltage
All countries/regions
100 V – 240 V AC, 50 Hz/60 Hz
On placement
ˎ Remove the protective film from the speaker before use.
ˎ The speaker unit, built-in amp, and cabinet are precisely tuned. Do not dismantle, modify, etc.
ˎ Do not splash water onto this product. The product is not waterproof.
ˎ Do not leave the speaker in a location near heat sources, or in a place subject to direct sunlight, 
excessive dust, moisture, rain or mechanical shock.
ˎ Do not set the speaker in an inclined position. Otherwise, the speaker’s vibrations may cause it 
to fall, leading to a malfunction, damage, or reduced performance. 
ˎ Orient the speaker so that the passive radiator is facing up. Setting the speaker upside-down or 
on its side may cause a malfunction, damage, or reduced performance.
ˎ Use caution when placing the speaker on a specially treated (waxed, oiled, polished, etc.) 
surface, as staining or discoloration may result.
ˎ Depending on the placement situation, the speaker may fall or drop. Do not leave any valuable 
objects near the speaker.
ˎ When carrying the speaker, be careful of the following.
ē Do not grip the organic glass cylinder.
ē Do not hit the speaker against objects.
ˎ Do not leave any objects susceptible to magnetism (cash cards, floppy disks with magnetic 
coding, etc.) near the speaker.
ˎ If the product becomes dirty, wipe the cabinet with a soft cloth dampened with mild detergent. 
Do not use benzine, alcohol, thinner, detergent, etc., because they will damage the surface 
finish. For information on cleaning the organic glass cylinder, see “On handling the organic glass 
On temperature rise
ˎ If the product is used for an extended period of time, the temperature of the product will rise. 
This is not a malfunction.
On organic glass
The speaker uses organic glass.
Misusing the organic glass may cause the glass to break, cause injury, or sometimes lead to 
blindness. It may also have adverse effects on the sound quality, illumination, etc. To avoid an 
accident, be sure to adhere to the following.
ˎ Do not subject the speaker to strong impact, such as dropping it from a high place or hitting it 
against something. If you hit the speaker against a hard object, even without strong force, the 
organic glass may break, crack, chip, or warp, causing failure or low performance.
ˎ Do not scratch the organic glass. 
Small cracks and chips can cause the organic glass to break. If the glass cracks but does not 
immediately break, it may break suddenly at an unexpected time. Small chips and cracks can 
also have a stronger negative impact on sound quality, illumination, and other functions than 
large cracks.
ˎ Do not subject the speaker to extreme temperature changes. 
The organic glass is not heat resistant. Do not place the speaker near or on top of hot objects. 
Extreme temperature changes may cause the glass to break or warp.
ˎ If you notice any cracks, chips, breaks, or other abnormalities in the organic glass cylinder, 
contact your nearest Sony dealer.
On handling the organic glass cylinder
ˎ Without using strong force, brush away dust with a soft brush or feather duster, and use the 
supplied cleaning cloth to wipe the organic glass clean. (Do not use a scrubbing brush, sponge, 
ˎ If the organic glass is oily or covered in fingerprints, breathe onto it and use the supplied 
cleaning cloth to wipe it off.
ˎ If the organic glass is exceptionally dirty, wipe it with a soft cloth that has been dampened with 
cold or lukewarm soapy water.
ˎ Do not use benzine, alcohol, thinner, detergent, etc., because they will damage the surface 
ˎ The inside of the cylinder was made such that dust will not stick, so do not dismantle it.
On the organic glass cylinder illumination
ˎ Do not look directly into the illumination.
ˎ Because each illumination LED is made by hand, there may be unique variations in the shape, 
brightness, and color. This is an intentional design aspect and not a problem with the function 
or performance of the speaker.
Notes on the AC adaptor
ˎ When disconnecting the AC adaptor from the wall outlet (mains), do not pull on the cord. Make 
sure to grasp the power plug when disconnecting.
ˎ When connecting or disconnecting the AC adaptor, turn off the speaker beforehand. Otherwise, 
it may cause malfunction.
ˎ Use only the supplied AC adaptor. To avoid damaging the speaker, do not use any other AC 
ˎ The supplied AC adaptor was made exclusively for this speaker. It 
cannot be used with other devices.
ˎ The validity of the CE marking is restricted to only those countries 
where it is legally enforced, mainly in the countries EEA (European 
Economic Area).
ˎ For details on operating your mobile phone or wireless device, refer to the operating instructions 
supplied with the mobile phone or wireless device.
ˎ Even if you do not intend to use the speaker for a long time, charge the battery to its full 
capacity once every 6 months to maintain its performance.
ˎ If the speaker is not used for a long time, it may take longer to charge the battery.
ˎ To protect the battery from high-temperature environments, charging may pause.
ˎ If the duration that the speaker can be used shortens to about half the normal time, consider 
the life span of the rechargeable battery. For information on replacing the rechargeable battery, 
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
ˎ If you have any questions or problems concerning this speaker that are not covered in this 
manual, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
On Copyrights
ˎ iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other 
countries. iPad Air and iPad mini are trademarks of Apple Inc.
ˎ “Made for iPod,” “Made for iPhone,” and “Made for iPad” mean that an electronic accessory has 
been designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, or iPad, respectively, and has been 
certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for 
the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note 
that the use of this accessory with iPod, iPhone, or iPad may affect wireless performance.
ˎ © 2013 CSR plc and its group companies. 
The aptX® mark and the aptX logo are trade marks of CSR plc or one of its group companies and 
may be registered in one or more jurisdictions.
ˎ The BLUETOOTH® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of 
such marks by Sony Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those 
of their respective owners.
ˎ The N-Mark is a trademark or registered trademark of NFC Forum, Inc. in the United States and in 
other countries.
ˎ Google Play and Android are trademarks of Google Inc.
ˎ LDAC™ and the LDAC logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
ˎ The system names and product names indicated in this manual are generally the trademarks or 
registered trademarks of the manufacturer. 
™ and ® marks are omitted in this manual.
What is BLUETOOTH wireless technology?
BLUETOOTH wireless technology is a short-range wireless technology that enables wireless data 
communication between digital devices, such as a computer and digital camera. BLUETOOTH 
wireless technology operates within a range of about 10 m (about 30 ft).
Connecting two devices as necessary is common, but some devices can be connected to multiple 
devices at the same time.
You do not need to use a cable for connection, nor is it necessary for the devices to face one 
another, such is the case with infrared technology. For example, you can use such a device in a bag 
or pocket.
BLUETOOTH standard is an international standard supported by thousands of companies all over 
the world, and employed by various companies worldwide.
Maximum communication range
Maximum communication range may shorten under the following conditions.
ē There is an obstacle such as a person, metal, or wall between the system and BLUETOOTH 
ē A wireless LAN device is in use near the system.
ē A microwave oven is in use near the system.
ē A device that generates electromagnetic radiation is in use near the system.
Interference from other devices
Because BLUETOOTH devices and wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g) use the same frequency, 
microwave interference may occur and resulting in communication speed deterioration, noise, or 
invalid connection if the system is used near a wireless LAN device. In such a case, perform the 
ē Use the system at least 10 m (about 30 ft) away from the wireless LAN device.
ē If the system is used within 10 m (about 30 ft) of a wireless LAN device, turn off the wireless 
LAN device.
Interference to other devices
Microwaves emitting from a BLUETOOTH device may affect the operation of electronic medical 
devices. Turn off the system and other BLUETOOTH devices in the following locations, as it may 
cause an accident.
ē where inflammable gas is present, in a hospital, train, airplane, or a gas station
ē near automatic doors or a fire alarm
Polarity of the plug
Glass Sound Speaker
Before operating the speaker, please read this guide thoroughly and retain it for future reference.
Owner’s Record
The serial number is located on the bottom.
Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your 
Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. LSPX-S1
Serial No. 
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or 
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the ventilation opening of the appliance with newspapers, 
tablecloths, curtains, etc. Do not expose the appliance to naked flame sources (for example, 
lighted candles).
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to dripping or splashing, 
and do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase or similar unit.
Do not expose batteries or apparatus with battery installed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire 
or the like.
As the main plug is used to disconnect the system from the AC power source (mains), connect the 
system to an easily accessible wall outlet. Should you notice an abnormality in the system, 
disconnect the main plug from wall outlet immediately.
The system is not disconnected from the AC power source (mains) as long as it is connected to the 
wall outlet, even if the system itself has been turned off.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could 
void your authority to operate this equipment.
This equipment must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or 
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital 
device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable 
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, 
uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the 
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no 
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause 
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the 
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of 
the following measures:
ē Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
ē Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
ē Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is 
ē Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This equipment complies with FCC/IC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled 
environment and meets the FCC radio frequency (RF) Exposure Guidelines and RSS-102 of the IC 
radio frequency (RF) Exposure rules. This equipment has very low levels of RF energy that is 
deemed to comply without maximum permissive exposure evaluation (MPE). 
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and Industry Canada's licence-exempt RSSs. 
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful 
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that 
may cause undesired operation.
This ISM device complies with Canadian ICES-001.
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’s 
8)  Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus 
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9)  Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has 
two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third 
grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the 
provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the 
obsolete outlet.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience 
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11)  Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold 
with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus 
combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has 
been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been 
spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or 
moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
Do not subject the system to strong impact.
Do not subject the system to excessive force or strong impact. A portion of the system is made of 
organic glass. Chipped or broken glass may result in injury. In the case of broken glass, stop use 
immediately and be careful not to touch the broken area.
ˎ To be able to use the BLUETOOTH function, the BLUETOOTH device to be connected requires the 
same profile as the system’s. 
Note also that even if the same profile exists, devices may vary in function depending on their 
ˎ Due to the characteristic of BLUETOOTH wireless technology, the sound played on the system is 
slightly delayed from the sound played on the BLUETOOTH device during talking on the 
telephone or listening to the music.
ˎ This system supports security capabilities that comply with the BLUETOOTH standard to provide 
a secure connection when the BLUETOOTH wireless technology is used, but security may not be 
enough depending on the setting. Be careful when communicating using BLUETOOTH wireless 
ˎ We do not take any responsibility for the leakage of information during BLUETOOTH 
ˎ A device featuring the BLUETOOTH function is required to conform to the BLUETOOTH standard 
specified by Bluetooth SIG, and be authenticated. Even if the connected device conforms to the 
above mentioned BLUETOOTH standard, some devices may not be connected or work correctly, 
depending on the features or specifications of the device.
ˎ Noise or sound skips may occur depending on the BLUETOOTH device connected with the 
system, the communication environment or the usage environment.
Section for Speaker
Tweeter: Organic glass cylinder type
Woofer: Approx. 50 mm dia. (2 in dia.)
Enclosure type
Passive radiator model
Frequency band
60 Hz – 40,000 Hz
Section for Amplifier
Reference output power
Using AC adaptor: 13 W (woofer, at 10% harmonic distortion, 1 kHz, 6 Ω)
Using battery: 6 W (woofer, at 10% harmonic distortion, 1 kHz, 6 Ω)
Number of outputs
4 CH (tweeter: 3 CH, woofer: 1 CH)
Section for BLUETOOTH
Communication System
BLUETOOTH Specification Version 3.0
BLUETOOTH Specification Power Class 2
Maximum communication range
Line of sight Approx. 10 m*
Radio frequency
2.4 GHz band (2.4000 GHz – 2.4835 GHz)
Modulation method 
Compatible BLUETOOTH Profiles*
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) / AVRCP (Audio Video Remote Control Profile)
Supported codecs*
 / AAC*
 / aptX / LDAC*
Transmission bandwidth (A2DP)
20 Hz – 20,000 Hz (with 44.1 kHz sampling) / 20 Hz - 40,000 Hz (with LDAC 96 kHz sampling, 
990 kbps)
  The actual range will vary depending on factors such as obstacles between devices, magnetic 
fields around a microwave oven, static electricity, reception sensitivity, aerial’s performance, 
operating system, software application, etc.
  BLUETOOTH standard profiles indicate the purpose of BLUETOOTH communication between 
  Codec: Audio signal compression and conversion format
 Subband Codec
  Advanced Audio Coding
  LDAC is an audio coding technology for “High Resolution (Hi-Res) Audio” developed by Sony, 
which operates at 990 - 303 kbps*
 with the sampling rates of 96/88.2/48/44.1 kHz. 
It is optimized for high sampling rate and high bit rate coding, and allows for a transmission of 
Hi-Res Audio content even through BLUETOOTH connection while maintaining sound quality 
almost equivalent to its original under a stable wireless network environment. It also provides 
high coding efficiency at low sampling rates and low bit rates, enabling a CD quality audio 
transmission even with an unstable wireless connection.
  When the sampling rate is 96 kHz or 48 kHz, it operates at 990 - 330 kbps. 
When the sampling rate is 88.2 kHz or 44.1 kHz, it operates at 909 - 303 kbps.
ANALOG Φ 3.5 mm stereo mini jack
DC 19.5V (using the supplied AC adaptor connected to AC 100V-240V power supply) or, using built 
in lithium-ion battery
Power consumption (when using the AC adaptor)
Approx. 20 W (when charging, max. brightness setting for illumination)
Approx. 6 W (when charging is complete, max. brightness setting for illumination)
Approx. 1.1 W (when BLUETOOTH is in standby, illumination off)
Approx. 0.4 W (when in normal standby)
Usage life of lithium-ion battery (when BLUETOOTH is connected)
Approx. 4 hours*
Charging time for lithium-ion battery
Approx. 2 hours*
Operating temperature
5 °C to 35 °C (41 °F to 95 °F)
Dimensions (including projecting parts and controls)
Approx. 82 mm dia. × 303 mm (3 1/4 in dia. × 12 in)
Approx. 920 g (32.5 oz) (including rechargeable battery)
Supplied accessories:
AC power cord (1) / AC adaptor (1) / Cleaning cloth (1) / Startup Guide (1) / Reference Guide (this 
document) (1) / Warranty card
  Depending on the ambient temperature and circumstances of use, the actual duration may be 
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Compatible iPhone/iPad/iPod models
Compatible model
iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6
iPhone 5s
iPhone 5c
iPhone 5
iPhone 4s
iPhone 4
iPad Air 2
iPad mini 3
iPad Air
iPad mini 2
iPad mini
iPad (4th generation)
iPad (3rd generation)
iPad 2
iPod touch (5th generation)
iPod touch (4th generation)
as of January, 2015
Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event that data recorded to iPhone/iPad/iPod is lost or 
damaged when using an iPhone/iPad/iPod connected to this system.
Reference Guide
Guide de référence
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