LG's 2019 Dolby Atmos soundbar range arrives in Australia next month


Announced at CES 2019
, LG’s impressive 2019 soundbar range now
has official Australian pricing and release date details.

Available from April, each of LG’s three premium models also
includes full Google Assistant integration, allowing users to issue
voice commands to control various smart home devices along with the
soundbar itself.

LG’s upcoming SL8YG, SL9YG (available June) and SL10YG soundbars
each support both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X formats, and feature
advanced digital signal processing from the experts at Meridian
Audio, whose Upmix technology is said to be capable of upgrading
two-channel audio into a proper multi-channel experience.

Like
last year’s range
, the new soundbars may also be complimented
with LG’s  optional SPK8-S rear speaker kit ($199), which provides
an additional 140W through two rear channels. Each soundbar also
includes a wireless subwoofer.

The soundbars employ an advanced sound processing algorithm to
create three-dimensional audio. We listened in on a demonstration
of both the low and high-end models and came away incredibly
impressed by the overhead audio each was able to achieve. 

Additionally, the demo revealed surprisingly powerful,
room-filling 440W sound from the entry-level SL8YG (3.1.2 channel),
though there was a noticeable jump in audio quality when we moved
on to the top-tier SL10YG (5.1.2 channel), which exhibited a
warmer, fuller 570W sound with additional depth.

Prices start at $1,099 for the entry-level SL8YG, followed by
$1,499 for the mid-range SL9YG, and topping out at $1,699 for the
high-end SL10YG model.

Source: FS – All Tech News 2
LG's 2019 Dolby Atmos soundbar range arrives in Australia next month