LG Sophisticated Dolby Atmos and High Resolution Audio Soundbar Now Available

June 1 2017, 03:10
As previewed at CES 2017, LG Electronics launched its new soundbar with Dolby Atmos, 4K pass-through support and High Resolution Audio to enhance the home cinematic experience. The new 2017 LG SJ9 5.1.2 channel High Res Audio soundbar with Dolby Atmos is also launched together with the LG SJ8 4.1 channel version and LG SJ7 "Flex" soundbar with wireless subwoofer, all using technologies that maximize compatibility with premium LG TVs for an enhanced home experience with surround sound capabilities.

"The versatility and innovation of the SJ9, SJ8 and SJ7 offer consumers more ways to enjoy music and movies than ever before," says Tim Alessi, head of product marketing at LG Electronics USA. "By blending state-of-the-art technology with incredible design, LG's 2017 soundbar lineup pairs perfectly with our industry-leading LG OLED and LG SUPER UHD TVs. Together, they deliver superb picture quality with the highest levels of sound fidelity to create a totally immersive home cinema experience."

The new LG SJ9 soundbar featuring 5.1.2 channels of high resolution audio leads the company's 2017 soundbar lineup and creates a superior home cinema audio experience by harnessing the power of Dolby Atmos technology. The beautifully designed soundbar is equipped with multiple speakers, including two powerful up-firing speakers to create the immersive soundfield, surrounding the listener from every angle and reproducing all of the audio objects in a Dolby Atmos mix.

The "Wireless Sound Sync" feature in the range uses Bluetooth 4.0 to eliminate the need for a physical connection between the soundbar and an LG TV making it easier to set up and control the TV and soundbar with a single remote. All three new LG 2017 soundbar models feature Chromecast Built-In, allowing users to stream music wirelessly from popular apps and any smartphone or tablet, iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows laptop or Chromebook. Specifications detail Wi-Fi double band (2.4G/5G), and HDMI 2.0 support (in/out).

Compatible with high-quality lossless audio files, the LG SJ9 built-in DAC plays all standard PCM formats including FLAC and ALAC up to 24-bit/192kHz, also featuring up sampling standard compressed and lower resolution audio files. The LG SJ9 also supports 4K Pass-Through ((HDCP 2.2) to deliver pristine audio without compromising image quality, ensuring a perfectly synchronized audio visual experience. The SJ9's sleek design matches perfectly with 65- and 55- inch LG OLED and LG Super UHD TVs and is available now at a retail price of $899.99.

The intermediate LG SJ8 soundbar is a slim and efficient 1.5" model, designed to integrate seamlessly with LG's 2017 TV lineup. By employing the TV Perfect Fit Kit, owners can directly mount the soundbar with LG OLED TV B7 and C7 models, replacing the original stand entirely for a finished, integrated look. The LG SJ8 is equipped with many of the same innovative features as the LG SJ9, including High Resolution Audio, 4K Pass-Through, and the ability to stream content using Chromecast built-in. The LG SJ8 is available now at a retail price of $549.99.

The SoundBar Flex (model SJ7) is a powerful 320W soundbar with two speakers and can be either set up in the front of a room as a traditional soundbar or positioned with one speaker in the front of the room and one in the back, providing front-and-back surround audio. The two halves of the LG SJ7 connect wirelessly to each other and one of the two speakers has a built-in battery, allowing to be switched to portable mode and working as a wireless Bluetooth speaker anywhere. The LG SJ7 is available now at a retail price of $449.99.
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