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LG's 2020 premium soundbars will be able to adapt to a room using AI

LG will showcase its new soundbars at CES 2020. (Source: LG)
LG will showcase its new soundbars at CES 2020. (Source: LG)
LG's upcoming line of soundbars will be unveiled at CES 2020. However, the OEM has offered some details on these new products ahead of this event. They have been developed with Meridian Audio, while also supporting Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and an AI Room Calibration feature to optimize sound based on their surroundings.

LG claims that its 2020 line of soundbars are designed to be sleek, stylish and tp match its high-end TVs, particularly those of 55 and 65 inches in screen size. The OEM has revealed that it consists of the models SN9YG, SN8YG, SN10YG and SN11RG, the latter of which is the new flagship among these devices.

This SN11RG is billed as a stand-alone 7.1.4-channel audio system that comes with 2 additional wireless rear speakers. These units fire up and forward for clear, directionally-accurate sound. Other new LG soundbars can also integrate with such components, although they may need a separate SPK8 Wireless Rear Speaker Kit to do so.

However, the bars are slated to be capable of impressive reproduction by themselves. They have been built in collaboration with Meridian Audio, which, as LG claims, enhances different areas of a given sound-track with Bass and Space and Image Elevation profiles respectively. On the other hand, some new 2020 variants will also support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.

These new LG audio devices also support the emerging enhanced audio return channel (eARC) standard, which will also enable Dolby True HD or DTS Master Audio in compatible TVs. These speaker bars are also capable of 4K Pass-Through and Google Assistant for media and smart-home integration respectively.

Next year's soundbars from LG also offer AI Room Calibration, which assesses the space in which a given bar finds itself and adjusts its output accordingly. This new feature may have helped 2 of these products win 2020 CES Innovation Awards. They, along with the rest of their series, will be unveiled in full at the company's booth (#11100) in Central Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center, from January 7 to 10, 2020.


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-12-28 (Update: 2019-12-28)