How to Pair an LG Soundbar With Subwoofer

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Deep, room-shaking bass brings movies and music to life, but achieving that intense low-end requires more than your average soundbar.

The solution? Pairing an external subwoofer to deliver earth-quaking effects.

Connecting an LG soundbar to a wireless sub couldn’t be easier when you follow the proper steps to sync the components.

Let’s dive into the key phases – prep, pairing, testing and tweaking – to unlock a thunderous audio upgrade with LG’s sub integration.

1. Prepare For Pairing

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When preparing to pair an LG soundbar with a wireless subwoofer, there are a few key steps to take in advance that will ensure the process goes smoothly.

First and foremost, you will want to gather all of the necessary equipment that will be utilized to make the wireless connection between the two components.

This equipment checklist absolutely includes the LG soundbar itself that will be paired, as well as the wireless subwoofer unit that will provide the additional low frequency bass sound.

You will also require any audio cables that will string a wired connection between devices, the manufacturer-provided remote controls for both soundbar and subwoofer to adjust settings during the process, batteries for the remotes if needed.

Potentially an optical audio cable to connect the soundbar to your TV if not done already.

Once you have confirmed the equipment is ready, position the physical LG soundbar and wireless subwoofer in the same general area of the room with a clear and unobstructed line of sight between the two devices.

Having this direct visibility facilitates a stronger wireless transmission signal as they will be paired. Choose a spot that makes sense for your listening configuration but allows roughly 33 feet (10 meters) distance or less apart.

The closer together at this phase, the better for communication reliability purposes. Finally, verify that both the soundbar and subwoofer are each plugged into available AC power outlets, whether into the wall directly or a nearby surge protector.

If either one is connected to a switchable power strip, ensure it is flipped to the on position. Check that the power cables are securely inserted into each device as well.

With verified power, turn on the LG soundbar first using either the front button controls or main remote.

Then switch on the wireless subwoofer too so that the status indicator lights illuminate showing they are indeed powered up and ready to pair.

Having all equipment powered on beforehand avoids troubleshooting connectivity issues later in the actual pairing process.

It also allows you a quick opportunity to configure any desired sound settings to your listening preferences on both the LG soundbar and wireless subwoofer independently before linking them.

Adjustments like EQ presets tailored for movies or music can be helpful to preset ahead of time.

2. Initiate The Pairing Process

Image demonstrating the process of powering on an LG Soundbar and configuring the remote control

With the LG soundbar and wireless subwoofer both prepared and powered on in close proximity, you are ready initiate the actual pairing process that will connect them wirelessly.

Start by locating the Bluetooth pairing button, or button simply labeled Connect, Pair, or Link on the exterior of the wireless subwoofer unit.

Consult the subwoofer’s included instruction manual if you have any uncertainty identifying this important button’s location or labeling amongst the other controls.

Once recognized, press and hold this dedicated pairing button on the subwoofer for 3 to 5 full seconds until you clearly see its status indicator light begin flashing.

This flashing light signals that the wireless subwoofer has now entered discoverable mode enabling a soundbar to locate and sync up with it.

Quickly following triggering the discovery mode on the subwoofer, switch your attention over to the LG soundbar with remote in hand.

Access the sound adjustment settings menu by locating the settings or menu button on your soundbar’s included remote control.

Navigate through the on-screen settings categories until you reach audio settings dealing with external subwoofer configuration and connectivity.

Section names vary between LG models but may be listed along the lines of “Add New Wireless Subwoofer” or “Connect Wireless Surround Speakers.”

Use directional arrow keys to highlight whichever menu fits this description and press Enter or Ok to select it.

Via this subwoofer pairing menu pathway, the LG soundbar will initiate a brief 30-60 second automated scan searching for the wireless Bluetooth transmission signal currently being emitted by the subwoofer you just registered in discoverable mode.

Remain patient as the soundbar searches the nearby wireless domain for your subwoofer’s availability.

Within about a minute, the LG soundbar should successfully locate, identify, and display the wireless network transmission name of the subwoofer component on the TV screen.

It will likely populate a device ID number, model number, or generic name. Simple select and confirm this name presented to connect both devices.

The soundbar may provide a verification prompt or request user approval through the remote to finalize the pairing procedure.

Once completed without issue after just a few button presses, your LG soundbar and wireless subwoofer will indicate they are communicating with each other over the wireless network connection!

3. Connecting Via Cable (Alternate Method)

Visual guide showing the process of connecting rear speakers and a wireless subwoofer to an LG Soundbar for a home theater experience

Whether you opted for wireless Bluetooth or wired speaker cabling, after finishing the physical pairing process, take a moment to properly complete and test the newly created connection between the LG soundbar and wireless subwoofer.

With a successful pairing indicated on both devices, follow along with and on-screen dialog cues or notifications provided on the soundbar’s display to finalize and cement synchronization if any are prompted.

You may simply need to press an “Ok” or “Complete” confirmation button either on the remote or soundbar interface to wrap it up.

Next, thoroughly test the stability and synchronicity of the freshly minted speaker pairing by playing assorted video and music content featuring reliably strong bass sound through the LG soundbar.

Carefully monitor low frequency output from subwoofer unit itself during media playback for smooth integration.

Ensure rich and robust bass sound emanates clearly and consistently from the subwoofer now paired to handle only those deep low frequencies while the soundbar simultaneously transmits mid range and high frequencies.

Focus attentively on the subwoofer’s woofers – thumpy bass sound effects, soundtrack rumble, and heavy musical notes alike should all be noticeably audible now that the .1 LFE sound channel is properly delegated to the sub from the parent .0 soundbar based on your successful pairing effort.

If profound bass from explosions, car engines, drums beats, and more fails to resonate or cuts in and out intermittently even at loud volumes, try revisiting the pairing procedure again from Step 1 or swapping cables.

Provided those low frequencies discharge from the subwoofer with authority however, users can fine tune amplification as needed through manual controls on either device or compatible TV settings if supported.

Incrementally adjust volume between a subtle -3dB reduction up to around +6dB boosting until the perfect intensity bass richness is achieved to match personal preferences and room dynamics.

Continue playing varied bass-centric content over long listening intervals to best discern suitable low frequency balance.

4. Complete And Testing The Connection

Visual guide showcasing the process of enabling Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity on an LG Soundbar for enhanced home theater experiences

Whether you opted for wireless Bluetooth or wired speaker cabling, after finishing the physical pairing process, take a moment to properly complete and test the newly created connection between the LG soundbar and wireless subwoofer.

With a successful pairing indicated on both devices, follow along with and on-screen dialog cues or notifications provided on the soundbar’s display to finalize and cement synchronization if any are prompted.

You may simply need to press an “Ok” or “Complete” confirmation button either on the remote or soundbar interface to wrap it up.

Next, thoroughly test the stability and synchronicity of the freshly minted speaker pairing by playing assorted video and music content featuring reliably strong bass sound through the LG soundbar.

Carefully monitor low frequency output from subwoofer unit itself during media playback for smooth integration.

Ensure rich and robust bass sound emanates clearly and consistently from the subwoofer now paired to handle only those deep low frequencies while the soundbar simultaneously transmits mid range and high frequencies.

Focus attentively on the subwoofer’s woofers – thumpy bass sound effects, soundtrack rumble, and heavy musical notes alike should all be noticeably audible now that the .1 LFE sound channel is properly delegated to the sub from the parent .0 soundbar based on your successful pairing effort.

If profound bass from explosions, car engines, drums beats, and more fails to resonate or cuts in and out intermittently even at loud volumes, try revisiting the pairing procedure again from Step 1 or swapping cables.

Provided those low frequencies discharge from the subwoofer with authority however, users can fine tune amplification as needed through manual controls on either device or compatible TV settings if supported.

Incrementally adjust volume between a subtle -3dB reduction up to around +6dB boosting until the perfect intensity bass richness is achieved to match personal preferences and room dynamics.

Continue playing varied bass-centric content over long listening intervals to best discern suitable low frequency balance.

Tips For Troubleshooting Issues Connecting Subwoofer To LG Soundbar

Visual representation of a user streaming audio from a mobile device to an LG Soundbar, demonstrating wireless audio connectivity

Frustratingly, sporadic pairing issues can still arise between LG soundbar and wireless subwoofer despite best preparation and efforts.

Symptoms like no connectivity, blinking lights, stuttering sound and absent bass typically indicate connection instability.

Before resorting to technical product support calling or returns however, LG owners have several basic troubleshooting tricks to attempt at home:

First, simply power cycling each device individually can reboot components to clear out any temporary glitches preventing symmetrical pairing.

Fully disconnect the power cords from both LG soundbar and wireless sub for 60 seconds before reconnecting to power to completely reset speaker communication systems.

Also, many models have tiny interior manual reset or factory restore pinholes allowing owners to poke a paperclip inside and manually reboot the hardware’s software which often refreshes pairing capability.

Next, closely reexamine the physical locations of soundbar and subwoofer – are both still realistically within their effective wireless range of up to 33 feet apart?

Walls, furniture, and other objects inadvertently moved into the signal path can degrade wireless strength.

Also ensure speaker wire connections between devices did not slip loose at either end accidentally creating physical connectivity loss.

As a last ditch over-the-air signal refresh, navigate into the Bluetooth sync section of the LG soundbar settings menu and delete the subwoofer device listing if shown as currently paired.

Then carefully reinitiate the full wireless pairing process once more toggling the sub into discovery mode. This essentially forces both models to handshake communication channels again more robustly.

And as a final suggestion, head online using a smartphone or computer to conveniently check and install the very latest over-the-air firmware software updates for both the LG soundbar itself and wireless sub.

Bringing both fully up to date maximizes connectivity potential and promises best compatibility between older and newer LG speaker models.

Owners unable to remedy pairing problems on multiple attempts may need to reference touch base LG Support teams direct for tailored troubleshooting insights based on your specific soundbar and wireless subwoofer models.

LG maintains an extensive database of detailed troubleshooting walkthroughs, equipment manuals and live phone technical support to address pairing problems on recent or legacy products that continue confounding after user self-help tips are exhausted.

Conclusion

In closing, pairing an LG soundbar with a wireless subwoofer may seem intimidating, but following proper preparation, setup, testing, and troubleshooting steps will allow you to enrich your audio with thunderous bass.

Taking the time to position components correctly, initiate Bluetooth connectivity functions, and fine-tune levels after synching delivers a crisp, balanced and powerful listening experience.

Remember to reference device manuals or contact LG support if significant pairing problems do arise.

But ideally, the universal guidelines presented here will successfully walk any owner through a seamless soundbar/sub mating applicable to any entertainment space.

Dominic

Dominic is the chief editor of the Burton Acoustix blog which writes about acoustics and soundproofing to help readers with their queries and questions they might have with regard to improving any sound or noise issues that they faced in their life.