Notes on water resistant feature

Water resistant performance of the speaker

The speaker, with the cap closed securely, has a water resistant specification of IPX4 *1 as specified in “Degree of protection against splashing water” of the IEC60529 “Ingress Protection Rating (IP Code)*2.” However, the speaker is not completely waterproof. Do not drop the speaker into hot water in a bathtub or purposely use it in water.

Liquids that the water resistant performance specifications apply to

Applicable fresh water, tap water, pool water
Not applicable liquids other than the above (soapy water, water with detergent or bath agents, shampoo, hot spring water, salt water, etc.)

*1 The speaker maintains its performance while subjected to water sprinkled from every direction. This means that no trace of water is found inside the speaker after a 10-minute test with water of 10 L/min sprinkled from a distance of 300 mm to 500 mm (11 7/8 in to 19 3/4 in) in every direction.

*2 The supplied accessories and the connectors of this speaker (AC IN/USB/AUDIO IN/MIC/GUITAR) are not water resistant. To reduce the risk of fires or electric shocks, do not expose the speaker to water or droplets while using any connectors (AC IN/USB/AUDIO IN/MIC/GUITAR). Do not place a vase or any other liquid-filled container on the speaker.

The water resistant performance of the speaker is based on our measurements under the conditions herein described. Note that malfunctions as a result of water immersion caused by misuse by the customer are not covered by the warranty.

To avoid the deterioration of the water resistant performance

Check the following and use the speaker correctly.

  • This speaker does not have a design that is resistant to water pressure. Do not put the speaker in the water or directly under the water gushing out of the faucet to avoid a malfunction.

  • Do not pour high-temperature water or blow hot air from a hair dryer or any other appliance on the speaker directly. Also never use the speaker in a place subject to high temperatures, such as in a sauna or near a heat source.

  • Handle the cap () with care. The cap plays a very important role in maintenance of the water resistant performance. When using the speaker, make sure that the cap is closed completely. When closing the cap, be careful not to allow foreign objects inside. If the cap is not closed completely the water resistant performance may deteriorate and may cause a malfunction of the speaker as a result of water entering the speaker.

    Illustration of the speaker for locating the cap