LG's 2020 soundbars deliver Bluetooth, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X

LG reveals 2020 soundbars with Bluetooth, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
(Image credit: LG)

LG has confirmed the release of its 2020 soundbar range with a seven-strong lineup from the affordable to the really quite expensive.

After teasing details at CES at the start of the year, LG has now released more information on the form and functions, not to mention the all-important prices.

LG's flagship soundbar for 2020 is the SN11RG (pictured, top). It's a 7.1.4 set-up that comes complete with two wireless rear speakers, both of which are forward and up-firing. For other soundbar models, you can add full surround sound via LG's optional SPK8 Wireless Rear Speaker Kit.

Available now, the SN11RG costs £1499 (AU$1699). It also supports both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, the next-gen audio formats, as does the majority of the LG soundbar lineup.

LG SN4 soundbar

The LG SN4 soundbar (Image credit: LG)

LG is also continuing its relationship with British hi-fi specialist Meridian Audio, with more models than ever boasting Bass and Space technology (which claims to both boost low frequencies and widen the soundstage) and Image Elevation (which raises the perceived height of vocals and instruments).

Elsewhere in the lineup, LG has the SN9YG (£799.99 / AU$949), the SN7Y (£499.99 / AU$799) and SN7CY (£399.99), all offering Meridian technology and high-resolution audio support. 

If you're after something a little more affordable, the SN4 soundbar (pictured, above) is priced at just £199.99 (AU$349), but still offers wireless Bluetooth streaming, AI Sound Pro and a wireless subwoofer, as well as the SN5Y (£299.99 / AU$399) which offers DTS Virtual:X technology for a pseudo surround sound effect.

Other features on the menu include 4K pass-through, HDMI eARC and Google Assistant support.


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Joe Cox
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Joe is Content Director for T3 and What Hi-Fi?, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).