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2019 LG Soundbar Pricing and Availability
LG electronics has just announced pricing and availability for its 2019 soundbars. There are six different models in the announcement, ranging from the affordable SL5Y 2.1-channel model ($279) to the premium SL10YG ($1299) that offers 5.1.2 channel Dolby Atmos with Meridian Technology audio enhancements.
According to LG, the first soundbar to ship is the SL6Y 3.1-channel model ($399) that launches nationwide this week. The remaining models will ship by April 14, with the single exception of the SL9YG that is slated for a late May release.
Three of the new soundbar models support 3D immersive sound, including Dolby Atmos as well as DTS:X: SL10YG ($1299), SL9YG ($999) and SL8YG ($799). The SL9YG is a 4.1.2-0channel model and the SL8YG delivers 3.1.2 channel sound. All of these soundbars feature Meridian Technology sound. These premium soundbars offer voice recognition and “AI smart connectivity” with Google Assistant built in. You do not need an extra device to use speech recognition with these soundbars.
"Our 2019 sound bars are the most innovative and best sounding models LG has designed to date," said Tim Alessi, head of home entertainment product marketing at LG Electronics USA. “This combination of exceptional sound and smart AI connectivity takes music and movies to a new level of home entertainment.”
The SL9YG stands out with its adaptable design that allows it to be used in either horizontal or vertical orientation, depending on whether it is sitting on a stand or wall mounted. Interestingly, when in wall mount mode, it utilizes downfiring speakers to create Dolby Atmos 4.1.2 sound.
The SL5Y ($279), SL6Y ($399) and SL7Y ($499) models are more affordable, but they still offer virtual 3D immersive sound courtesy of DTS Virtual:X. However, they do not have Meridian Technology audio.
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