LG announces 2021 soundbar lineup
LG Electronics (LG) has recently announced the global rollout of its 2021 LG soundbar lineup.
According to LG, the new lineup offers high-quality audio, easy connectivity, smart functionality, and stylish aesthetics with a modern look designed to complement the brand’s TVs.
The company’s soundbars allow users to take advantage of LG TV’s AI Sound Pro feature. Audio from the TV is played through the soundbar via TV Sound Mode Share, delivering the superior audio processing power of AI Sound Pro on the more capable speakers of the new soundbars. Additionally, LG’s soundbars now offer all of the same sound modes as its latest TVs, letting users easily switch between the soundbar and the TV using the TV remote.
The latest lineup is also compatible with multiple voice assistants, including Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Siri. Besides, it now comes with Apple AirPlay 2 support, enabling customers to stream, control, and share their music and other content directly from their iPhone, iPad, or Mac.
Similar to its predecessors, LG’s 2021 soundbars feature Meridian Audio tuning and Meridian technology. On the other hand, a new feature, Meridian Horizon technology, is identified as the result of LG’s long-term partnership with Meridian Audio.
The lineup also features Dolby Atmos and DTS:X for dynamic three-dimensional audio. With Dolby Vision compatibility via 4K pass-through. LG’s soundbars also combine up-firing front height channels with wireless rear up-firing height channels to envelop users in lush, textured sound.
Furthermore, many of the new models are Hi-Res Audio certified, ensuring lossless playback at 24bit/96kHz with all the vibrancy and nuance of the original studio recording. Upgraded user convenience and easy connectivity are built into the 2021 LG Soundbar lineup with HDMI eARC support enabling a higher bitrate, high-resolution content, and uncompressed Dolby Atmos audio with one cable. However, the soundbars also support USB playback and Bluetooth streaming.
LG’s soundbar’s AI Room Calibration offers optimal sound in any environment, using spatial awareness technology to measure a room’s dimensions then customizing the soundbar’s audio settings following space’s specific characteristics. AI Sound Pro uses adaptive sound control to automatically adjust frequency range and sound field extension, depending on which genre of content the user is watching: news, music, or cinema.
For many soundbar model cases, LG replaced materials used in previous models with recycled materials, one model featuring jersey fabric made of recycled PET bottles. Certified as Global Recycled Standard-compliant and UL environmental claim validated, each SP7Y soundbar means almost seven fewer plastic bottles occupying landfills.
New LG Soundbar models such as SP11RA, SP9YA, SP8YA, SP7Y, and SPD7Y will begin to roll out starting this month in key markets in Europe and North America. Additional models are set to come later this year.