LG Electronics will be unveiling their latest soundbar lineup at CES 2019 next week, and from the sounds of it, I might just have to upgrade my home theater setup with one of these.
The advanced soundbars deliver superior sound quality through a collaboration with Meridian Audio, along with smart functionality and a sleek, modern design. Delivering strong, multi-dimensional sound that fills every corner of the room and equipped with the convenience of AI, LG’s 2019 soundbar lineup creates truly immersive user experiences.
Working closely with Meridian, LG continues to improve sound quality across its product line, extending its evolving technology to three soundbar models (SL10YG, SL9YG and SL8YG) this year. The collaboration goes far beyond basic fine-tuning or the adoption of feature-sets, with both companies joining forces to deliver a truly unrivalled listening experience.
Meridian’s Bass & Space technology improves the soundstage and envelops listeners in rich sound and strong bass. Together with their Image Elevation technology designed to lift the soundstage and envelops listeners in rich, uncompromising sound in a more lifelike way to boost listeners’ sense of immersion, Meridian creates a true cinematic experience, delivering powerful surround sound like no other.
Able to up-mix 2-channel audio to multiple, distinct channels without generating distortion while maintaining tonal balance, the Meridian Upmix technology increases sound immersion by improving the sound field while upgrading the clarity of vocals and lead instruments.
LG’s high-end soundbars (models SL10, SL9 and SL8) support both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, allowing for users to enjoy breathtakingly realistic surround sound that seems to come from multiple directions and depths. To bolster the solid output and detailed soundscape of LG’s oundbars, users can add a Wireless Rear Speaker Kit to achieve a more cinema-like experience.
In addition to superior sound, clarity and richness, LG’s new soundbars offer the convenience of AI smart connectivity and voice recognition with the built-in Google Assistant. Users can control their LG soundbar and get information with a simple command such as, “Hey Google, increase the volume,” or “Hey Google, what artist is playing?” Compatibility with the Google Assistant-enabled smart products make it possible to control connected devices throughout the home via voice command. Simply say, “Hey Google, ask LG to turn on the air purifier,” to the soundbar to make adjustments without leaving the couch.
The 2019 LG soundbars have a sleek, understated design that perfectly matches the chic style of LG’s exceptional OLED TVs, creating a seamless aesthetic when placed beneath one of the company’s next-generation TVs. At only 57mm deep, the LG SL9 can also be installed flush to the wall for a clean, streamlined appearance that saves space and makes a statement. An integrated gyroscope sensor gauges the position of the product (fixed to a wall/flat surface), adjusting sound directionality to guarantee the optimal listening experience.
“LG’s 2019 soundbars deliver amazing performance tuned in close partnership with Meridian Audio with the convenience of smart AI connectivity,” said Kim Dae-chul, head of LG Home Entertainment Company’s audio and video business. “The high-quality sound and versatility of our newest lineup takes home entertainment to a whole new level and satisfies a growing demand for premium soundbar solutions that provide impressive listening experiences, greater convenience and stylish, modern aesthetics.”
Visitors to LG’s booth in the Las Vegas Convention Center (Central Hall #11100) during CES 2019 will experience firsthand the award-winning the 2019 LG soundbar models.