PREMIUM AUDIO MORE ACCESSIBLE TO AUSTRALIANS: THE 2020 LG SOUND BAR RANGE ARRIVES IN AUSTRALIA

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LG introduces:

  • Nine new models, featuring Meridian high-resolution sound and an immersive experience with Dolby Atmos® on top tier models and DTS:X
  • Sound optimisation through the power of AI Sound Pro
  • Seamless connectivity and smart functionality with Google Assistant™
  • Award winning* audio innovation and sleek designs to match the 2020 TV range

SYDNEY, 26 May 2020 – LG Electronics Australia (LG) today unveiled the company’s 2020 sound bar range consisting of nine models that deliver premium quality audio, seamless connectivity and smart functionality. At the top end of the line-up are the SN11RG, SN10YG and SN9YG models. The new range complements the company’s line-up of premium TVs, including the 2020 LG OLED, NanoCell and UHD TVs, through sleek designs matched with powerful output. 

Strategic partnerships that help deliver larger than life sound

LG partners with the experts and when it comes to audio, LG has continued its long-standing relationship with Meridian, the UK-based pioneers of high-fidelity audio. The company’s premium, Meridian Audio technology is integrated in more models this year. The line-up also supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, technology that has been making an impact on Hollywood content for decades, for dynamic and immersive experiences.

Bringing high-fidelity audio into Australian homes, Meridian’s audio enhancements deliver high-performance, high-fidelity audio, Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and psychoacoustics. LG 2020 models SN11RG, SN10YG, SN9YG, SN8YG, SN7Y, SN7CY are equipped with this high-level performance technology.

Meridian contribution is the Bass and Space technology, which boosts low-frequency reproduction and widens the soundstage, allowing the listener to hear warm and immersive sound, no matter where they are seated. On top of this, Image Elevation technology ensures a more lifelike listening experience by elevating the perceived height of lead instruments and vocals, which will make users feel like they are part of a crowd at a concert.

In addition, Dolby Atmos® produces rich, atmospheric sound and creates textured layers of details and depth. When playing content mastered with Dolby Atmos or DTS:X, users will enjoy realistic surround sound-like with audio that appears to originate from multiple directions. For example, users will feel like a rainstorm is above and around them.

Tailoring sound for any room with AI Room Calibration

The premium models (SL11RG, SN10YG, SN9YG, SN8YG) in the 2020 LG Sound Bar range are enhanced with AI Room Calibration for the first time. After Wi-Fi setup using Google Home, the LG Wi-Fi Speaker app enables customers to use their smartphone microphone to listen to specialised test tones produced by the Sound Bar. LG Sound Bars will adjust the equaliser according to the room acoustics (such as reducing undesirable standing waves generated by room corners). This advanced feature enables the sound bar equaliser to self-calibrate and allows users to experience optimum sound from the TV by using the Google Home and LG Wi-Fi Speaker apps to calculate the ideal sound based on the characteristics of the room.1

Tony Brown, Marketing Manager for Home Entertainment at LG Electronics Australia commented on the 2020 range of Sound Bars:

“At LG Australia, we are passionate about providing Australians with the very best home entertainment experience possible. Our successful partnership with Meridian Audio has allowed us to bring high-fidelity sound into even more Australian homes this year.

“It has never been a better time to pair great visuals with superior audio. Our 2020 Sound Bars are the ultimate home entertainment package when paired with one of our premium TVs. We’re excited to give Australians access to advanced audio technologies and create memorable moments with family and friends at home – whether it be watching movies, sport or gaming.” 

LG SN11RG Sound Bar – the perfect companion for a 2020 LG OLED TV with an outstanding audio experience that must be heard to be believed

Transforming the home entertainment experience, the LG SN11RG Sound Bar, which sits at the top of the 2020 range, delivers 770W of power and supports a 7.1.4-channel system including Meridian Audio and Dolby Atmos®. This powerhouse sound bar comes complete with two rear wireless up firing speakers that produce multi-dimensional sound for a heightened soundstage. Delivering a cinematic sound experience from the comfort of the home, the LG SN11RG Sound Bar enables unique sound objects to be placed anywhere in a three-dimensional space for a multi-dimensional sound experience. Enhancing the realism of what is on screen, this innovative feature puts the viewer at the centre of the action.

In addition, this model boasts 4K Pass-Through allowing a smooth transfer of 4K content from the screen through to the sound bar. Furthermore, with Google Assistant built-in, users can enjoy voice-controlled access to control compatible smart home devices, get answers, play content and make everyday tasks easier.

LG has taken connectivity a step further in 2020, with the addition of enhanced audio return channel (eARC) on selected models, allowing users to connect external devices directly into eARC compatible TVs. The result? Enjoy multi-dimensional sound of high-resolution audio formats, such as Dolby True HD and DTS Master Audio.2

SN10YG and SN9YG – high-fidelity sound that is accessible

Sitting second and third at the top-end of the LG 2020 Sound Bar range, the  LG SN10YG and SN9YG deliver life-like and multi-dimensional sound thanks to Meridian Audio, while Dolby Atmos® produces rich, atmospheric sound quality to deliver textured layers of detail and depth for an immersive experience.

The SN10YG and SN9YG Sound Bars feature 570W and 520W of powerful output respectively and with 5.1.2 channel support, the result is a life-like surround sound experience that makes what consumers love about their TV sound better. To beef up sound even further, users can add rear speakers for an extra two channels and 140W.3 Furthermore, both models feature AI Calibration, 4K Pass-Through, enhanced audio return (eARC) and the convenience of Google Assistant through the comfort and ease of conversational voice commands.4

Winning two CES Innovation Awards in 2020 for enhanced sound quality and usability (models the SN11RG and SN9YG) and a Red Dot Design Award 2020 (model SN11RG)5 , the 2020 LG Sound Bar range exudes a sophisticated and minimalist design that perfectly matches the 2020 LG 55- and 65-inch TVs. LG has again delivered a range of stylish Sound Bars in 2020 that creates seamless visual harmonies and fits with modern home décor.

The full 2020 LG sound bar range includes:

Model CodeKey FeaturesRRP^In-store date
SN11RGWireless rear up-firing speakers Meridian Audio Dolby Atmos® & DTS:X Google Assistant Built-in 770W & 7.1.4 Channels$1899May
SN10YGMeridian Audio Dolby Atmos® & DTS:X Google Assistant Built-in AI Room Calibration 570W & 5.1.2 Channels$1599June
SN9YGMeridian Audio Dolby Atmos® & DTS:X Google Assistant Built-in AI Room Calibration 520W & 5.1.2 Channels$1399May
SN8YGMeridian Audio Dolby Atmos® & DTS:X Google Assistant Built-in AI Room Calibration 440W & 3.1.2 Channels$1049May
SN7YMeridian Audio Dolby Atmos® & DTS:X High Resolution Audio 4K Pass Through 380W & 3.1.2 Channels$899May
SN7CYMeridian Audio Dolby Atmos® & DTS:X High Resolution Audio 4K Pass Through 160W & 3.0.2 Channels$749June
SN6YDTS Virtual:X™ High Resolution Audio AI Sound Pro Rear Speaker Compatible 420W & 3.1 Channels$649May
SN5YDTS Virtual:X™ High Resolution Audio AI Sound Pro Rear Speaker Compatible 400W & 2.1 Channels$549April
SN4DTS Virtual:X™ AI Sound Pro HDMI In/Out, Optical &USB 300W & 2.1 Channels$399April

For more details on the 2020 range of sound bar products please visit http://www.lg.com/au.

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Disclaimers:

1 AI room calibration requires Google Home, LG Wi-Fi speakers apps and compatible smart phone.

2 Available with models SN11RG, SN10YG, SN9YG, and SN8YG

3 Compatible LG Rear Speaker Kit SPK8-S sold separately

4 Google Assistant is not available when watching TV. Google is a trademark of Google LLC. *Wi-Fi network and Google Account required. Use of Google Assistant requires consent to Google Terms of Use and/or Privacy Policies. Controlling devices and features require compatible smart devices. Internet usage charges and conditions may apply. Subscriptions may be required to access certain content. Features and services may not always deliver or respond to the requested command. To learn more visit www.lg.com.au

5 SN11RG Red Dot Design Awards – http://www.lgnewsroom.com/2020/03/lg-oled-tv-again-takes-top-honor-at-prestigious-red-dot-design-awards/

^Any reference to RRP in this communication is a recommended retail price only and there is no obligation on resellers to comply with the recommendation provided. 

About Meridian Audio

Since 1977, Meridian Audio has been crafting innovative, elegant, high performance audio solutions. From its compact DSP loudspeakers with integrated amplification, to its user-friendly music management platform, Sooloos, Meridian delivers easy to install, high resolution audio systems for home cinemas and whole home solutions. The Meridian Audio experience is now available in the latest models from Jaguar Land Rover, thanks to a collaborative partnership between these two leaders of British innovation and engineering. Meridian’s renowned audio quality has extended to new markets including consumer electronics, in partnership with LG Electronics (LGE), marine and airline, ultimately transforming the way people experience sound, wherever they are. Learn more at www.meridian-audio.com.

Follow Meridian on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and You Tube @MeridianAudio.

About LG Electronics Australia

LG Electronics Australia is based in Sydney and is a subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc, a global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In Australia, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions, all under LG’s “Life’s Good” marketing theme. For more information, please visit

www.lg.com.au or facebook.com/LGaustralia

About LG Electronics, Inc.

LG Electronics Inc. is a global innovator in technology and manufacturing with operations in 140 locations and a workforce of over 70,000 around the world. With 2018 global sales of USD 54.4 billion, LG is composed of five companies – Home Appliance & Air Solution, Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Vehicle Component Solutions and Business Solutions. LG is a world-leading producer of TVs, refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines and mobile devices, including premium LG SIGNATURE and LG ThinQ™ AI products featuring artificial intelligence. For the latest LG news, go to www.LGnewsroom.com.

About LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company

The LG Home Entertainment Company is an industry leader in televisions, audio video systems, monitors, projectors and portable computers. The company is a recognized innovator in the industry for its leadership in OLED TVs which is revolutionizing the premium TV category. LG is committed to improving customers’ lives with innovative home entertainment products led by category-leading OLED TVs and award-winning NanoCell TVs featuring artificial intelligence capabilities. For more information, visit www.LG.com.

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