Posted Wed Dec 27, 2017 at 09:00 PM PST by Steven Cohen
The company's upcoming audio gear has been detailed.
LG has revealed its slate of 2018 speakers. The collection includes the SK10Y 5.1.2 channel Dolby Atmos-enabled sound bar, the PK Series portable speakers, and the ThinQ AI Speaker.
"Sound technology has come a long way since LG introduced the first radio to the Korean market almost 60 years ago," said Tim Alessi, head of product marketing at LG Electronics USA. "Our latest lineup of audio products has been designed for those listeners who value premium sound with smart-enabled capabilities, and demonstrates how LG continues to push the boundaries on how people enjoy music and movies."
The SK10Y is a 5.1.2 550W sound bar model with Dolby Atmos support and two up-firing speakers to simulate overhead audio effects. Users can also adjust the volume for the up-firing speakers to better suit their particular ceilings and room dynamics. In addition, the unit uses Meridian audio tech, including Bass and Space enhancements, along with Meridian's Height Elevation technology which brings sound up to the level of the display. Lossless audio playback is supported as well.
Meanwhile, the PK Series offers an assortment of portable speakers with Meridian Audio tech and support for the APT-X HD Bluetooth standard for streaming 24-bit music over a wireless connection. Likewise, the units offer mood lighting capabilities for dynamic party lighting that flashes to the beat of the music being played.
Finally, the ThinQ Speaker is LG's first smart AI audio device. The speaker combines high quality playback with built-in support for Google Assistant, allowing it to serve as a digital assistant and a personalized voice-activated interface for LG's smart home appliances. In addition, the unit also uses Meridian audio tech and includes high resolution lossless audio support.
Exact pricing and availability for LG's new audio lineup have not been announced yet, but the speakers will all be on display at CES 2018 in Las Vegas from January 9-12.
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