LG UNVEILS ITS 2018 RANGE OF SOUNDBARS
LG who is now partnering with Meridian due to a conflict with the Samsung-owned Harman has released five new soundbars with some featuring Google Assistant compatibility. Amongst the new range is the premium SK10Y soundbar. The new range includes the SK10Y, SK9Y, SK8Y, SK6Y and SK5Y. The LG SK10Y sound bar has a 550W of output, supporting 5.1.2 channels through Dolby Atmos and Meridian Audio. The soundbar can be placed anywhere for what LG says is an ‘immersive sound experience from all directions’. The SK10Y has multiple speakers including upward-firing speakers. Its priced at $1699. The SK9Y and SK8Y sound bars are enabled by Dolby Atmos technology. The SK9Y has 500W of total power with 4K HDR allowing 4K content to pass through the device via an HDMI cable. without compromising the image quality on the screen. The SK9Y is $1499. The LG SK8Y has 360W total power and features adaptive sound control which automatically adjusts the sound setting according to what’s playing. It is priced at $999.
Angus Jones, General Manager of Marketing at LG Electronics Australia says, “The integration of Meridian Audio into the range creates incredibly impactful and realistic sound and gives new meaning to what’s possible when it comes to audio experiences in the home.
LG says all of its soundbars feature Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with selected models Google Assistant compatible.
Additional sound bars in 2018 are enabled with Dolby Atmos technology; the 2018 LG SK9Y and SK8Y include this cinema sound technology.
The LG SK6Y soundbar is priced at $699 and the SK5Y is $549.
All products mentioned are available now.