i-box 79318PI Calibro Compact TV Bluetooth Soundbar

Introduction

The Calibre compact Bluetooth TV Sound bar combines a sleek design with an excellent audio response. The four built-in 10W drivers and air tube provide clarity across a broad frequency range, with crisp treble and deep, rich bass. Input options include HDMI {ARC), Optical, Bluetooth, AUX IN and MP3/WAY files on flash media via USB port. A cost-effective TV audio upgrade that doesn’t compromise on performance.

Caring for your Sound bar

Do not place naked flame sources, such as lighted candles on or near the soundbar.
Keep away from dripping or splashed liquids.
The unit should not be exposed to direct sunlight, very high or low temperatures, moisture, strong magnetic fields high frequencies and dusty environments.
Always leave sufficient space around the unit for ventilation.
Do not use abrasives, thinner or other solvents to clean the unit. To clean, wipe with a clean soft cloth.
Never attempt to insert wires, pins or other such objects into the vents or opening of the unit.
Do not disassemble or modify the unit, there are no user serviceable parts.
If the soundbar is damaged or malfunctions do not use. Consult a qualified service engineer.
All electrical and electronic products should be disposed of separately from household waste at an appropriate recycling point/centre. For more information contact your local authority.

Controls & Features

Side Panel

Back Panel Connections

Controls & Features

  1. Volume-/Previous Track
  2. Volume +/Next Track
  3. Wireless Mode/LED On/Off
  4. Play-Pause/LED Mode Control
  5. On/Off I Mode Select
  6. Power On/Off
  7. Mute
  8. Volume+
  9. Previous Track
  10. Volume-
  11. Music Sound Effect
  12. Wireless Mode
  13. Mode Select
  14. Play/Pause
  15. NextTrack
  16. Movie Sound Effect
  17. News Sound Effect
  18. USB Playback Repeat
  19. 3D On/Off
  20. USB In Port
  21. Optical In Port
  22. HDMI In Port
  23. 3.5mm AUX In Port
  24. Power Socket
Box Contents

1x Sound bar
1x Remote Control
1x AC/DC Power Adaptor
1x 3.5mm to 3.5mm AUX IN Cable
1x User Guide

Operation

Power on/off
  1. Insert 2 AAA batteries (not supplied) into the remote control, ensure to check the polarity to make sure the batteries are fitted correctly.
  2. Short press the Power (6) On/Off key on the remote control or long press /M (5) on the soundbar to turn the unit on/off.
LED Indicators

The LED indicator display area is behind the mesh in the centre front of your soundbar and indicates as follows:

  • Red LED: Power connected
  • ARC: HDMI mode
  • OPT: Optical mode
  • AUX: Auxiliary input mode
  • bt: Bluetooth mode
  • USB: USB media mode
  • ALL: USB repeat all tracks
  • ONE: USB repeat the same track

The LED display will also indicate track numbers and then current track time during USB drive playback.
LED light strip indications:
01: Blue LED (default),
02: Green LED,
03: Red LED,
04: White LED,
05: RGB LED reacts to music.

Bluetooth Mode
  1. Press the bt key on the remote control (12) or soundbar control panel (3) to enter Bluetooth mode. The LED display will flash to indicate that the soundbar is in Bluetooth pairing mode.
  2. Enter your device’s Bluetooth menu and select “i-box Calibre” in the device list.
    When your i-box Calibre and device are paired, the LED display on the soundbar will stop flashing and remain constant.

(The soundbar will now automatically reconnect with this device whenever it is within range and has Bluetooth turned on.) Once paired, the remote control or soundbar control panel can be used to play, pause () and navigate between tracks () on compatible iOS and Android devices.
To disconnect a device from the soundbar, long press the ‘bt’ key (12) on the remote.
To unpair a device from the soundbar, go into the bluetooth settings on the device and press ‘Forget this device’.

HDMI IN Mode
  1. Connect a compatible HDMI device using a HDMI cable to the HDMI IN port (22).
  2. Press the MODE key on the remote control (13) or short press the /M (5) on the sound bar control panel repeatedly until ARC is displayed.
  3. Ensure the connected device is producing an audio signal, then adjust the volume using the Vol + and Vol- keys on the remote control (8 & 10) or + / – (1 & 2) on the soundbar control panel. Use the controls on the HDMI device for all other functions.
OPTICAL IN Mode
  1. Connect a compatible Optical device using an optical cable to the Optical IN port (21).
  2. Press the MODE key on the remote control (13) or short press the /M (5) on the soundbar control panel repeatedly until OPT is displayed.
  3. Ensure the connected device is producing an audio signal, then adjust the volume using the Vol + and Vol – keys on the remote control (8 & 10) or + / – (1 & 2) on the soundbar control panel. Use the controls on the optical device for all other functions.
AUXIN Mode
  1. Connect a compatible audio device using the 3.5mm – 3.5mm stereo jack cable supplied connected to the AUX IN port (23) on the back of the soundbar.
  2. Press the MODE key on the remote control (13) or short press the /M (5) on the sound bar control panel repeatedly until AUX is displayed.
  3. Ensure the connected device is producing an audio signal, then adjust the volume using the Vol+ and Vol – keys on the remote control (8 & 10) or + / – (1 & 2) on the soundbar control panel. Use the controls on the AUX IN device for all other functions.
USB Media Mode

The soundbar is compatible with USB flash drives up to 64GB in size (FAT32 format) and can playback MP3 and WAV audio files. Simply insert a compatible drive into the USB port on the back of the soundbar and the unit will automatically switch to USB mode and play the first compatible track. USB will also appear in the LED display area.
The media controls on the remote control and on the soundbar control panel can be used to play, pause () and navigate between tracks on the flash drive (). and the LED display will indicate track numbers and then current track time during playback.

USB repeat mode

This is accessed via the remote control key (18) press repeatedly to select single track repeat, LED displays ONE or all tracks repeat LED displays ALL.
The media player also has a memory function, when a previously played USB flash drive is reinserted it will recall and continue playing from the same point in the last played audio file. Ideal for interrupted podcasts or audiobooks.

Equalizer Settings

The soundbar has 3 equalizer presets, tailored to compliment different types of audio output styles of music. Press one of the three EQ preset keys (11/16/17) on the remote to choose between: Music (EQ1), Movie/Gaming (EQ2), Voice (EQ3).

Controlling the RGB LED Light Strip

To turn the LED light strip Off/On long press the ‘BT’ key (3) on the soundbar control panel or long press the ‘3D’ key (19) on the remote control.
The default setting for the RGB LED light strip which runs along the bottom of the soundbar is a constant Blue, other options are available.
Long press the Play/Pause key (4) on the main unit or remote control repeatedly to change the LED light strip’s colour option. A corresponding number will appear in the indicator display area.
01: Blue LED (default),
02: Green LED,
03: Red LED,
04: White MLED,
05: Flashing RGB LED reacting to music.

Auto Power Off

Please Note: If there is no signal input to the soundbar for 15 minutes continuously in BT mode it will automatically power off, and the Red LED will come on. Short press the
Power (6) On/Off key on the remote control or long press /M (5) on the soundbar to turn the unit back on again.

Specifications

Specifications
Power supply output 19V=1.5A
Power adaptor input 100-240V-50/60Hz, 1A Max
Audio output 40WRMS
Speaker drivers 4 x 2″ 10W + air tube
Frequency 50Hz-16kHz
SNR >=BOdB
Bluetooth version 5.0
Bluetooth range 10m
Remote control range 5m
Connections Bluetooth, USB 2.0, AUX, HDMI ARC, Optical
Dimensions: 800×75 x70mm (Lx H x D)

Troubleshooting

Problem

Solutions

There Is no power or Red LED is showing Check that the correct power adaptor is being used Check that the power adaptor is properly connected Check that the mains socket is switched on
In BT mode soundbar switches itself off Soundbar switches off automatically after 15 mins if there is no input in BT mode Use the powerkey on the soundbar or remote to switch back on again
There is no sound being emitted Adjust the volume on your connected device Make sure that your Bluetooth device is in effective range Ensure that the Bluetooth device is paired or device is connected correctly
Files on the USB drive won’t play The audio files are not compatible: must be MP3 or WAV format The USB flash drive is not compatible, must be max 64GB, FAT32 format
Remote control doesn’t respond Check the 2 AAA batteries are installed correctly. Ensure to check the polarity Make sure you are operating within a Sm range of the soundbar Check the battery and replace if necessary

Declaration of Conformity

Hereby, Philex Electronic Ltd. declares that the radio equipment: i-box Calibro 40W TV Soundbar for wireless reception in domestic premises is in compliance with the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU.
The full text of the EU declaration of conformity is available at the following internet address: www.philex.com/doc

Technical Support

If you experience problems using your soundbar, or require further information please visit our technical support website at: www.philex.com/products/technical-support/

ErP/EuP directive No. (EU) 2019(1782)

Power Supply

Manufacturer/Address Philex Electronic Ltd.
Kingfisher Wharf, London Road, Bedford, United Kingdom.
Registration No. 339123
Model identifier GKYPS0250120EU1
GKYPS0250120UK1
Input voltage 100-240V
Input AC frequency 50/60Hz
Output voltage 12.0VDC
Output current 1.5A
Output power 30.0W
Average active efficiency 87.94%
Efficiency at low load (10 %) 85.79%
No-load power consumption 0.08W

UK Distributor:
Philex Electronic Ltd.,
Kingfisher Wharf, London Road, Bedford, MK42 ONX, United Kingdom.

EU Distributor:
Philex Electronic Ireland Ltd.,
Robwyn House, Corrintra, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan A75 YX76, Ireland.

Made in China.

Documents / Resources

i-box 79318PI Calibro Compact TV Bluetooth Soundbar [pdf] User Guide
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