How to Set Up a ZVOX SoundBase Soundbar

Introduction

This guide will teach you how to set up your ZVOX SoundBase soundbar and get it connected it to your television. You can use a variety of different cables to get your television's audio to your soundbar, including a digital optical cable, coaxial cable, or an RCA cable. The SoundBase also has a Bluetooth pairing feature which allows you to use it as a wireless speaker.
Tools You'll Need:
  • Power cable (supplied)
  • One of the following audio cables to connect from your television to your soundbar:
    • Digital optical cable
    • Coaxial audio cable
    • RCA analog audio cable
Before You Begin:
  • If you plan on using your soundbar as a wireless speaker, have your smartphone, tablet, or other Bluetooth device handy to pair with it.
ZVOX soundbase.

1 Position Your Soundbar

First, your soundbar should be placed where it's going to be used.

Due to its size, ZVOX recommends that your SoundBase be placed directly underneath your TV, or on furniture below.

  1. Position your SoundBase beneath your television.
    tv with zvox sound base located below

2 Connect Power

  1. Connect the power cord into the back of the unit.
    speaker power plug highlighted on back of sound bar
  2. Plug the power cord into an available wall outlet.
    Plug into outlet.
  3. Flip the power on the back of the unit to the On position.
    on off power switch highlighted on back of the sound bar

3 Connect Audio Cables

The ZVOX SoundBase has numerous audio input connections. Depending on the device(s) you intend to connect to your ZVOX SoundBase, any one of the following types of connections can be made to it. In these examples, the SoundBase is being connected to a television.

To Use Optical (Digital) Audio

  1. Plug an optical cable into your television's digital audio out port.
    example optical cable on the back of a media player or tv
  2. Plug the other end of the optical cable into the SoundBase.
    optical cable on back of sound base

To Use Analog Audio

  1. Connect analog audio cables into your television's audio output jacks.
    example media player audio outputs
  2. Plug the other end of the analog audio cables into the analog inputs on your SoundBase.
    audio jacks on back of sound base

To Use Coaxial Digital Audio

  1. Connect a coaxial audio cable into your television's digital audio out port.
    example media player with coaxial audio output
  2. Plug the other end of the coaxial audio cable into the coaxial input on the rear of your SoundBase.
    coaxial input on back of sound base

4 Pair Bluetooth Devices (Optional)

Your SoundBase soundbar also has built-in Bluetooth that allows it to act as a wireless speaker. While connecting a Bluetooth device to your soundbar is not required for regular operation, the following steps will demonstrate how to place your soundbar into pairing mode so it can be connected to another Bluetooth device.

You may only have one Bluetooth device paired to your ZVOX SoundBase Soundbar at a time.

  1. Select the Bluetooth input by pressing the Input button either on the front panel or the remote until the speaker says BLUE.
    Remote control with Input button highlighted
    Front of speaker and inputs with the input button highlighted
  2. If you are not paired with a device the soundbar will begin flashing the word blue.
    Front console with blue displayed
  3. You are now ready to pair your Bluetooth device with your SoundBase soundbar.

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This guide will teach you how to set up your ZVOX SoundBase soundbar and get it connected it to your television. You can use a variety of different cables to get your television's audio to your soundbar, including a digital optical cable, coaxial cable, or an RCA cable. The SoundBase also has a Bluetooth pairing feature which allows you to use it as a wireless speaker.
Tools You'll Need:
  • Power cable (supplied)
  • One of the following audio cables to connect from your television to your soundbar:
    • Digital optical cable
    • Coaxial audio cable
    • RCA analog audio cable
Before You Begin:
  • If you plan on using your soundbar as a wireless speaker, have your smartphone, tablet, or other Bluetooth device handy to pair with it.
ZVOX soundbase.

First, your soundbar should be placed where it's going to be used.

Due to its size, ZVOX recommends that your SoundBase be placed directly underneath your TV, or on furniture below.

  1. Position your SoundBase beneath your television.
    tv with zvox sound base located below
  1. Connect the power cord into the back of the unit.
    speaker power plug highlighted on back of sound bar
  2. Plug the power cord into an available wall outlet.
    Plug into outlet.
  3. Flip the power on the back of the unit to the On position.
    on off power switch highlighted on back of the sound bar

The ZVOX SoundBase has numerous audio input connections. Depending on the device(s) you intend to connect to your ZVOX SoundBase, any one of the following types of connections can be made to it. In these examples, the SoundBase is being connected to a television.

To Use Optical (Digital) Audio

  1. Plug an optical cable into your television's digital audio out port.
    example optical cable on the back of a media player or tv
  2. Plug the other end of the optical cable into the SoundBase.
    optical cable on back of sound base

To Use Analog Audio

  1. Connect analog audio cables into your television's audio output jacks.
    example media player audio outputs
  2. Plug the other end of the analog audio cables into the analog inputs on your SoundBase.
    audio jacks on back of sound base

To Use Coaxial Digital Audio

  1. Connect a coaxial audio cable into your television's digital audio out port.
    example media player with coaxial audio output
  2. Plug the other end of the coaxial audio cable into the coaxial input on the rear of your SoundBase.
    coaxial input on back of sound base
Your SoundBase soundbar also has built-in Bluetooth that allows it to act as a wireless speaker. While connecting a Bluetooth device to your soundbar is not required for regular operation, the following steps will demonstrate how to place your soundbar into pairing mode so it can be connected to another Bluetooth device.

You may only have one Bluetooth device paired to your ZVOX SoundBase Soundbar at a time.

  1. Select the Bluetooth input by pressing the Input button either on the front panel or the remote until the speaker says BLUE.
    Remote control with Input button highlighted
    Front of speaker and inputs with the input button highlighted
  2. If you are not paired with a device the soundbar will begin flashing the word blue.
    Front console with blue displayed
  3. You are now ready to pair your Bluetooth device with your SoundBase soundbar.
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