LG enter smart speaker arena and confirms five new soundbars

LG have confirmed Australian pricing and availability details for their first smart speaker and five new soundbars alongside a new partnership with UK-based industry brand Meridian Audio.

“We are continuing to push boundaries and this year, it’s through our new partnership with audio experts, Meridian,” said Angus Jones, General Manager of Marketing at LG Electronics Australia.

“The integration of Meridian Audio into the range creates incredibly impactful and realistic sound and gives new meaning to what’s possible when it comes to audio experiences in the home." 

In terms of more-specific benefit the partnership will provide to consumers, the company say that Meridian’s Height Elevation technology raises sound above the speaker and the sound bar to the level of the screen, "bringing extra clarity to speech and music."

Moving onto the company's first smart speaker, Jones says that "our first smart home connected speaker is one of the stand-outs in this year’s range. According to Jones, it "aligns with our focus on AI and with our mission of improving the day-to-day lives of Australians through forward-thinking technology.”

First shown at this year's CES, the LG WK7 ThinQ speaker (seen above) promises all the functionality offered by the standard Google Home augmented by support for high resolution audio.

Then, LG say their SK10Y soundbar "delivers 550W of ground-breaking output and supports 5.1.2 channels by harnessing the combined power of Dolby Atmos and Meridian Audio technologies for the ultimate at-home cinematic sound experience."

The SK10Y comes accompanied by the SK8Y and SK9Y soundbars, both of which support Dolby Atmos and High Resolution audio. The former packs 360W of total power and incorporates an Adaptive Sound Control feature which LG say "automatically adjusts the sound setting according to what’s playing in order to provide exceptional sound experiences for listeners."

The SK9Y then bumps things up to 500W and adds supports for 4K HDR Pass Through. A pair of optional rear speaker units is also available.

LG’s 2018 AV range will be available from mid-April in retailers across Australia. Full pricing and availability can be seen below:

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags lgSmart SpeakersSoundbar

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Fergus Halliday

Fergus Halliday

PC World
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?