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LG unleashes its UltraGear Gaming Speaker on the US market

The new UltraGear GP9. (Source: LG)
The new UltraGear GP9. (Source: LG)
LG is known for its UltraGear gaming-focused line of monitors; now, it has announced the speaker to match. The OEM claims to have devoted all its audio experience and prowess to optimize this new GP9 variant for communication as well as immersion during gameplay. Therefore, it offers an in-built mic in addition to a "Hi-Fi Quad" DAC and a battery rated for up to 6 hours of use per charge.
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LG is often thought of as a display OEM; however, it also lays claim to many years of expertise in the audio sector as well, thanks to its line of products in this area. Now, it has chosen to apply this CV to a new potential companion for the UltraGear monitors. 

The South Korean giant also claims to have combined this experience with feedback from "real gamers", which has apparently led to the conclusion that these customers would prefer a dedicated hands-free speaker for both listening and chat rather than headphones, due to the fatigue those accessories might exert over prolonged sessions.

Therefore, the new LG UltraGear GP9 has been revealed as the peripheral to address such concerns. Its appropriately styled (complete with physical controls and a dial, found above the series' logo) and back-lit chassis contains dual 2-inch woofers, dual 20mm tweeters and a passive radiator for a combined total output of 20W.

LG has combined these specs with its in-house 3D Gaming Sound, not to mention a 7.1 virtual surround sound effect via DTS Headphone:X and even a first-party Hi-Fi quad DAC. The OEM asserts that they all culminate in convincingly immersive sound that arrive at the user's ears in accordance with where and how different parts of a given sound-scape manifest on- or off-screen.

The user can connect the UltraGear GP9 to the rest of their set-up via ports such as USB type C or optical. However, it can also work over Bluetooth, for an estimated duration of 6 hours between charges. The new gaming-focused speaker is now priced at US$499.99, although its order pages on LG.com or Amazon do not have stock behind them at the moment.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-09-13 (Update: 2021-09-13)