CES 2019: LG Soundbars SL10YG, SL9YG and SL8YG Debut

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The speakers are fitted with Meridian's Bass & Space technology, which improves the soundstage and envelops listeners in rich, uncompromising sound and strong bass, according to the Korean tech firm.

LG's 2019 sound bar range features three models, the SL10YG, SL9YG and SL8YG.

Meridian's Upmix technology can up-mix two-channel audio to multiple channels without distortion, increasing sound immersion and upgrading audio clarity.

The soundbars promise to integrate smart functionality, sleek and modern designs, and multi-dimensional sound to fill every corner of the room; the sound bars are also equipped with AI.

Details are a little thin on the ground, but LG has confirmed it will be officially unveiling three new soundbars at CES 2019.

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It's perhaps no surprise the soundbars will come with smart assistant technology.

With Google's smart digital assistant built-in to LG's new soundbars, users will be able to control them using voice commands.

As The Verge notes in a piece today, "this means you can control all three speakers using voice commands, asking Assistant to raise the volume, identify the song now playing, or cue up your favorite playlist". Because they all feature DTS:X and Dolby Atmos, expect nothing less when it comes to sound quality. The SL9 has also already picked up a Best of Innovation honor at the 2019 CES Innovation Awards.

"LG's 2019 sound bars deliver awesome performance tuned in close partnership with Meridian Audio with the convenience of smart AI connectivity", said Kim Dae-chul, head of LG Home Entertainment Company's audio and video business. LG also says that there's an integrated gyroscopic sensor that will detect the orientation and position of the soundbar (on a wall, lying flat, etc.) and adjust its emanations accordingly.

Visitors to LGs booth in the Las Vegas Convention Center (Central Hall #11100) during CES 2019 will experience first-hand the award-winning the 2019 LG soundbar models.

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