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LG unleashes its 2022 soundbars on the US market

The new flagship S95QR soundbar system. (Source: LG)
The new flagship S95QR soundbar system. (Source: LG)
LG's latest S-series soundbars go up to 9.1.5-channel sound with auto low latency mode (ALLM) and variable refresh rate (VRR) over HDMI 2.1. The line also boasts a world-first central up-firing speaker design for potentially increased aural realism and clarity. They also now have pricing and availability for the United States market.

LG's latest soundbars for the US market consist of the S95QR, S90QY, S80QY, S75Q and S65Q SKUs, the first of which is their 9.1.5-channel top-end model that also feature top-mounted speakers on its main bar as well as the new wireless rear speakers also found in the box.

They reprise many features from their 2021 predecessors, Meridian Audio tuning; LG's TV Sound Mode Share; Dolby Atmos and DTS:X (in most models, although the S65Q misses out on the last 2). However, their OEM touts the newer models as ideal companions to a number of its corresponding 2022 TVs, thanks to the HDMI 2.1 support in most variants (except, again, for the S65Q).

They support most of the features linked to the standard, VRR and ALLM included - with the exception of that HDR passthrough at 4K/120Hz for gaming, unfortunately. Nevertheless, their new, flat-edged design might make for a complete home-theater upgrade in one, in numerous cases.

The new range has been announced starting at US$399 for the S65Q and going up to US$1,799 for the S95QR. However, that flagship option is currently discounted by $300 on LG.com, or is available bundled with LG's new WOWCast (wideband audio on wireless) transmitter via Amazon.com.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-06-26 (Update: 2022-06-26)