SmartHouse - - FIRST LOOK // LG - Writ­ten by ATHINA MALLIS

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.

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