LG unveils a trio of Dolby Atmos soundbars ahead of CES 2019

LG unveils a trio of Dolby Atmos soundbars ahead of CES 2019

Details are a little thin on the ground, but LG has confirmed it will be officially unveiling three new soundbars at CES 2019.

Like 2018's SK10Y, the new SL10YG, SL9YG and SL8YG have all been designed and engineered with the help of the experts and British company Meridian Audio. They all support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround sound formats and have Google Assistant built-in for extra soundbar smarts.

Features include 'Bass and Space' technology which LG claims delivers an improved soundstage with strong bass

There's also 'Image Elevation' which is designed to lift the soundstage and enhance the listener's feeling of immersion.

Finally, Meridian's 'Upmix' feature will take a stereo signal and divide it into multiple surround sound channels.

At only 57mm deep, LG is quick to point out the SL9YG can sit horizontally or fit flush to a wall. A built-in gyroscope works out you've positioned it and can alter its audio output accordingly.

If you want the full surround sound experience you can also team the new soundbars up with LG's optional wireless Rear Speaker Kit (SPK8).

Pricing and availability of LG's new soundbars are still to be confirmed, but we hope to be able to bring you more information when CES officially kicks off on 8th January.


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Andy Madden

Andy is Deputy Editor of What Hi-Fi? and a consumer electronics journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing news, reviews and features. Over the years he's also contributed to a number of other outlets, including The Sunday Times, the BBC, Stuff, and BA High Life Magazine. Premium wireless earbuds are his passion but he's also keen on car tech and in-car audio systems and can often be found cruising the countryside testing the latest set-ups. In his spare time Andy is a keen golfer and gamer.