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.
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LG’s SL8YG, SL9YG 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 ($179 / £149 / AU$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 $799 / £699.99 / AU$1,099 for the entry-level SL8YG, followed by $999 / £999.99 / AU$1,499 for the mid-range SL9YG, and topping out at $1,299 / £1199.99 / AU$1,699 for the high-end SL10YG model.