Pairing and connecting with BLUETOOTH devices

When pairing with two or more BLUETOOTH devices, perform the following pairing procedure for each device.

Before operating the system, be sure to do the following:

  • Place the BLUETOOTH device within 1 m from the system.

  • Stop playback on the BLUETOOTH device.

  • Turn down the volume of the BLUETOOTH device and system to avoid any sudden loud sound output from the system. Depending on the BLUETOOTH device, the volume of the device may be synchronized with the system.

  • Prepare the operating instructions supplied with the BLUETOOTH device for reference.

  1. Select the BLUETOOTH function.
    1. Press(power) to turn on the system.

    2. Press FUNCTION repeatedly until [BLUETOOTH] appears on the display.


    • When there is no pairing information on the system (for example, when you use the BLUETOOTH function for the first time after purchase), [PAIRING] flashes on the display and the system enters the pairing mode. Proceed to stepnumber 3.

    • When you turn on the system, the system tries to make a BLUETOOTH connection with the last connected BLUETOOTH device. If the device is nearby and its BLUETOOTH function is on, the BLUETOOTH connection is established automatically and the BLUETOOTH device name appears on the display. In this case, turn off the BLUETOOTH function or turn off the power of the currently connected BLUETOOTH device.

  2. Hold down BLUETOOTH/PAIRING on the system for more than 3 seconds until [PAIRING] flashes on the display.

  3. Perform the pairing procedure on the BLUETOOTH device to detect the system.

    When a list of detected devices appears on the display of the BLUETOOTH device, select [MHC-V13].

    Perform this step within 5 minutes, otherwise pairing will be canceled. In this case, repeat from stepnumber 2.

    If a passkey* is required on the display of the BLUETOOTH device, enter [0000].

    * The passkey may also be called a “passcode,” “PIN code,” “PIN number” or “password.”

  4. Make the BLUETOOTH connection from the BLUETOOTH device.

    When the BLUETOOTH connection is established, the BLUETOOTH device name appears on the display and the BLUETOOTH indicator lights up.

To cancel the pairing operation

Press BLUETOOTH/PAIRING on the system.

To erase pairing information

You can erase all pairing information by resetting the system.


  • For details on operating a BLUETOOTH device, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the BLUETOOTH device.


  • For Apple iOS devices, the system is compatible with iOS 11.0 or later.

  • Once the BLUETOOTH devices are paired, there is no need to pair them again, except in the following cases:

    • Pairing information has been deleted after re-pair, etc.

    • The system is already paired with 8 devices and another device is to be paired.

      The system can be paired with up to 8 devices. If a new device is paired after 8 devices have already been paired, the device that was paired earliest is replaced by the new one.

    • The pairing information of the system has been deleted from the BLUETOOTH device.

    • After you reset the system, it may not be able to connect with your iPhone/iPod. In this case, delete the pairing information of the system on your iPhone/iPod, then perform the pairing operation again.

    • The system can be paired with multiple devices, but can only play music from one paired device at a time.