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Dell AE515 Speaker User's Guide PDF

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Summary of Content for Dell AE515 Speaker User's Guide PDF

Dell Professional Sound Bar AE515 Users Guide

Regulatory model: AE515

Notes, cautions, and warnings

NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.

CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem

WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.

Copyright 2017 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. This product is protected by U.S. and international copyright and

intellectual property laws. Dell and the Dell logo are trademarks of Dell Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

2017 - 01

Rev. A00

Contents Whats in the box ........................................................................................... 4

Features .......................................................................................................... 5

Setting up your speaker ................................................................................ 6

Installing the Sound bar to your Dell monitor ......................................... 6

Powering on your speaker...................................................................... 7

Connecting your speaker .............................................................................. 8

Audio-in port ............................................................................................... 8

Answering Skype for Business calls .......................................................... 10

Making Skype for Business calls ................................................................ 11

Adjusting the volume ................................................................................... 12

Troubleshooting ............................................................................................. 13

Specifications ................................................................................................. 17

Statutory information .................................................................................. 18

Warranty ................................................................................................... 18

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Whats in the box

NOTE: The documents that shipped with the speaker

may vary based on your region.

1 Audio cable 2 USB cable

3 Documents 4 Sound bar

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Features

1 Call pick up 6 Aux-in

2 Microphone 7 Volume down

3 Call hang up 8 Microphone

4 Default Playback button

9 Volume up

5 Headphone 10 Mic mute

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Setting up your speaker

Installing the Sound bar to your Dell monitor 1 Hold the sound bar and push the hook into the monitor slot. 2 Slide the sound bar to the right to engage the hook into the monitor slot.

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Powering on your speaker

NOTE: If the sound bar is not detected, connect the uplink cable that came with your Dell monitor. Connect one end of the uplink cable to the USB port on the Dell monitor and the other end to the USB port on your Dell computer.

1 Plug the USB cable connected to the sound bar into the USB port of the Dell Monitor.

2 The sound bar will automatically power on once the system is powered up. The light on the right of the sound bar turns solid white.

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Connecting your speaker

Use the audio in or aux-in jack to connect your audio device (tablet, smart phone) to your Dell sound bar.

Audio-in port You can play audio using the audio-in cable that came with your speaker. 1 Connect the audio-in cable to the aux-in port on the left sound bar. 2 Connect the other end of the audio-in cable to your audio device. 3 Play music and adjust the volume as desired.

NOTE: When audio in is the default playback device, the light on the microphone button turns solid red. The sound bar microphone cannot be used in this playback mode.

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Headphone jack 1 Connect the headphone to the headphone jack on the sound bar. 2 Play music and adjust the volume as desired. 3 Press the Default playback button on the left side of the sound bar to toggle

between the speaker and headphone.

NOTE: The Default playback button is disabled when the headphone is not connected to the sound bar.

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Answering Skype for Business calls

1 Press the call button.

NOTE: The light indicator on Call pick-up button slow blinks when there is an incoming call on Skype for Business and other supported software.

2 Press the call hang-up button to end the call. 3 Press the mic mute button to mute the microphone on the sound bar.

Pressing the mic mute button again will unmute the microphone on the sound bar.

Answering a call

Muting the mic

Hang-up the call

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Making Skype for Business calls

1 Press the call button to open up Skype for Business. 2 Initiate a call via the Skype for Business application on your computer. 3 Press the call hang-up button to end the call. 4 Press the mic mute button to mute the microphone on the sound bar.

Pressing the mic mute button again will unmute the microphone on the sound bar.

Making a call

Muting the mic

Hang-up the call

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Adjusting the volume

1 Press the + button to turn the volume up. A soft dual tone can be heard when the speaker is at the maximum volume.

2 Press the - button to turn the volume down. A soft single tone can be heard when the speaker is at the minimum volume.

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Volume up

Volume down

Troubleshooting Problems

Possible causes

Possible solutions

No sound No sound from the external audio source

Check if the 3.5 mm aux-in cable is inserted in the speaker aux-in port.

Unplug the 3.5 mm aux-in cable from the aux-in jack and insert the cable again.

Check if the audio source is powered on.

Make sure that the audio device volume is not set to 0%.

Try a known good speaker or audio source.

Abnormal sound Distorted or buzzing sound

Clear any obstructions between the sound bar and the user.

In aux-in mode, ensure that the 3.5 mm plug is completely inserted on the aux-in port of the sound card.

Decrease the volume of the audio application or music player.

Turn the volume level to lower setting by pressing the - button on the sound bar.

Test the speaker using another audio source (for example, a portable CD player or an MP3 player).

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Unbalanced sound output

Sound is coming from only one side of the sound bar

Clear any obstructions between the sound bar and the user.

In aux-in mode, ensure that the 3.5 mm plug is completely inserted in the aux-in port of the sound bar or audio source.

Set the Windows audio balance controls for left and right speaker.

Clean and reseat all cables. Test the sound bar using

another audio source (for example, a portable CD player or an MP3 player).

Low volume Volume is too low Clear any obstructions between the sound bar and the user.

Turn the volume to a higher level by pressing the + button on the sound bar.

Set all Windows volume controls to their maximum.

Increase the volume of the audio application.

Test the sound bar using another audio source (for example, a portable CD player or an MP3 player).

Aux-in no sound No sound using the aux-in mode

Make sure that the aux-in cable is properly plugged in the sound bar aux-in port and to the aux-out jack of the audio device.

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Try a known good aux-in

cable. Check if the audio device is

powered on or is playing music.

Make sure that the audio device volume is not set to 0%.

Try a known good speaker or audio source.

Aux-in distortion Aux-in cable is not properly plugged in

Clear any obstructions between the sound bar and the user.

Ensure that the aux-in plug is completely inserted into the aux-out port of the audio source.

Decrease the volume of the audio source.

Turn the volume level to a lower setting by pressing the - button on the sound bar.

Clean and reseat the cables. Make sure no loose objects

are touching the sound bar.

Headphone jack is connected, but no sound is heard

Computer audio player is playing

Make sure that the platform music player audio volume is not set to 0%

Increase the volume of the sound bar.

Press the default playback function button on the sound bar.

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Headphone abnormal sound

Audio distortion Check if the headphone plug is properly inserted into the speaker headphone jack.

Check if the headphone plug has intermittent connection.

Check if the music file is not distorted when playing without the headphone or connected to a known good headphone.

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Specifications General Model number AE515 Connection type USB cable Audio cable Electrical Operating voltage 5 V Operating current 500 mA

Audio Input Audio Input Analog Audio Aux-in (3.5mm jack)

Output Power 2 x 1.8W @ 10% THD (USB3.0) 2 x 1.0W @ 10% THD (USB2.0) SPL 84dB 3dB Physical Characteristics Sound bar dimensions:

Width 443 mm (17.441 in) Height 35 mm (1.378 in) Depth 60.43 mm (2.379 in) Weight 440 g (0.97 lb)

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Statutory information

Warranty Limited warranty and return policies Dell-branded products carry a 1-year limited hardware warranty. If purchased together with a Dell system, it will follow the system warranty. For U.S. customers: This purchase and your use of this product are subject to Dells end user agreement, which you can find at Dell.com/terms. This document contains a binding arbitration clause. For European, Middle Eastern and African customers: Dell-branded products that are sold and used are subject to applicable national consumer legal rights, the terms of any retailer sale agreement that you have entered into (which will apply between you and the retailer) and Dells end user contract terms. Dell may also provide an additional hardware warrantyfull details of the Dell end user contract and warranty terms can be found by going to Dell.com, selecting your country from the list at the bottom of the home page and then clicking the terms and conditions link for the end user terms or the support link for the warranty terms. For non-U.S. customers: Dell-branded products that are sold and used are subject to applicable national consumer legal rights, the terms of any retailer sale agreement that you have entered into (which will apply between you and the retailer) and Dells warranty terms. Dell may also provide an additional hardware warranty full details of Dells warranty terms can be found by going to Dell.com, selecting your country from the list at the bottom of the home page and then clicking the terms and conditions link or the support link for the warranty terms.

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