LG Teams with Meridian on New Premium Soundbar Lineup

LG Electronics premium soundbar line features Google Assistant voice control, AI Room Calibration with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.

LG Teams with Meridian on New Premium Soundbar Lineup

LG's new premium soundbars handle immersive audio formats including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.

LG Electronics will introduce at CES 2020 (Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall #11100) a new lineup of soundbars featuring premium quality audio, eARC connectivity, AI room calibration, and sleek designs that integrate with LG’s OLED and NanoCell TVs.

The LG soundbar models — SN11RG, SN10YG, SN9YG, and SN8YG — leverage the company’s long-standing partnership with Meridian Audio with more models featuring the company’s technologies such as Bass and Space, which are designed to boost low-frequency reproduction and widen the soundstage.

The units also include Image Elevation, which aims to bring a more lifelike listening experience by elevating the perceived height of lead instruments and vocals. Furthermore, the majority of the 2020 lineup supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X for immersive audio.

A new feature for LG soundbars is AI Room Calibration, which is designed to optimize the sound by automatically tailoring output to the specific characteristics of the room. The soundbar models are self-calibrating, able to recognize and analyze tones to accurately assess the dimensions of a given space and adjust accordingly, according to the company.

The LG soundbars also feature an advanced processing algorithm that can upscale conventional file formats to near-studio quality.

LG’s new soundbars also offer 4K Pass-Through for enhanced video quality an optional SPK8 Wireless Rear Speaker Kit to upgrade the audio. Google Assistant voice control is built into more models for 2020.

In terms of connectivity the addition of enhanced audio return channel (eARC) allows owners to plug external devices directly into their eARC-compatible TVs to receive three-dimensional sound of high-resolution audio formats such as Dolby True HD or DTS Master Audio.

LG has an array of products it will be debuting at CES 2020/

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Jason Knott
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Jason Knott is Chief Content Officer for Emerald's Connected Brands. Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990, serving as editor and publisher of Security Sales & Integration. He joined CE Pro in 2000 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of that brand. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He has been a member of the CEDIA Business Working Group since 2010. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California.


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