The new speaker features a minimalist design ideally suited for flat-panel HDTVs.
LG has announced its latest foray into the audio market, the LAP340 SoundPlate speaker system. With a sleek, unobtrusive design, the SoundPlate offers a new option for users looking to get high quality audio in a space saving package.
"The tradeoff for the ultra thin TV design has been smaller speakers, which has led to a surge in demand for supplementary home audio devices," said Jay Vandenbree, senior vice president, home entertainment, LG Electronics USA. "We're augmenting our already robust line of soundbars with the LG SoundPlate to give consumers yet another alternative for powerful home entertainment sound in a compact, attractive design."
At just 1-3/8 inches high, the speaker is the perfect match for 32 to 55-inch TVs. And even with its sleek size, the LAP340 features 4.1 channel support with dual integrated subwoofers. The 120W unit also includes the company's proprietary acoustic tuning system and Bass Port system for enhanced dialogue reproduction and reduced vibrations. In addition, the SoundPlate uses LG's Cinema Mode for enveloping multidirectional audio. Finally, streaming support for mobile devices through Bluetooth is included as well by way of LG's Sound Sync option.
An exact release date and pricing have not been detailed yet, but the LAP340 SoundPlate is expected to hit stores later this month.