A wise old dog loving his SoundBucket

Pro SoundBucket ( no Bluetooth) User guide

Here’s what you need to know to use your Soundbucket, Enjoy!

Powering up and Charging

Just press and hold the front of the top black grille, just above the tweeter.  

 

Hold it for a few seconds and a green LED will turn on for a few seconds at the bottom of your SoundBucket.  Remove your finger and it’s now on.

Just repeat the process – the LED will glow red for a few seconds and go out.  Remove your finger and it’s off

Just push the little leather bung into the gap under the top grille at the front, and you won’t be able to accidentally turn it on

When your SoundBucket is turned on, the colour of the LED shows the state of the battery: Green = >75% full, Orange = >25%, and <75%, Red = <25% charged

You can charge it slowly via the micro USB port (24hr charge) or quickly by using the external 24V power supply.  Both connectors are on the rear of the SoundBucket.  The SoundBucket needs to be off to charge off USB, but can be on while charging off the 24V supply.
Note: to avoid sparking, power off the 24V external power supply before connecting it to the SoundBucket, then power the 24V supply on.

Playing Music

.Simple, just connect it up using the 3.5mm socket marked”audio in” on the rear.  If it’s on, it will start playing music straight away.

To make life easy, there are no volume controls on the SoundBucket, so simply adjust the volume on your audio device.

Yes.  If you’re running the SoundBucket on batteries, you can increase the volume by tapping the lid 3 times.  Note that if you do this with an already loud source, you may distort the signal however :)

Often you need to temporarily dim the volume of the SoundBucket to answer a phone or talk over it..  To do this, just tap the lid once and the SoundBucket will reduce in volume.  Tap it again to go back to normal.
While dimmed, the LED will blink occasionally to show you that it’s dimmed

Another interesting feature while dimmed is that the bass level is raised, which makes a SoundBucket sound good at low volumes see this article for more details

Stereo and More

You can join two (or more) Soundbuckets together with wires.  Daisy chain them from the “audio out” connector on one to the “audio in” connector on the other.  All of them will play in mono however,  See below for how to make two SoundBuckets work in Stereo

To do this, you need a special linking jack cable, that separates left and right signals and sends them to each speaker. You can buy this in our shop.

What the LED colours mean

This shows you that the battery is more than 75% charged.

This shows you that the Battery is more than 25% but less than 75% charged

The battery is less than 25% charged – time to think about recharging your SoundBucket!

This shows that the SoundBucket is off, but charging.  It goes through a sequence, like a traffic light, and when it pulses green, it’s fully charged.

The LED briefly flashes orange when you tap the lid, and flashes on/off when there’s a fault.

If you’ve dimmed the level, the normal colour will dim every few seconds to tell you that it’s dimmed.
If it flashes red constantly, there’s a problem, turn it off and try again