LG Electronics has launched its 2018 SK series sound bars and PK series portable speakers. The line will include technology developed by Meridian Audio, and LG claims the new 2018 products will deliver ‘natural, high-quality sound’ in the home and on the go.
Top of the line is the LG SK10Y, a next generation sound bar tailored for use with a home theater, while listeners ‘on the go’ are catered for with the APT-X HD Bluetooth-equipped PK range of speakers, which promise to combine ‘powerful sound performance with a compact, portable design,’ and which will include multicolored lighting modes.
“LG has long been an innovator in the audio industry, and the addition of Meridian Audio technology in 2018 sound bars and portable speakers reflects LG’s commitment to leading the industry in acoustic performance,” said Tim Alessi, head of product marketing at LG Electronics USA. “LG’s next generation of audio products is the perfect solution for the in-home and on-the-go listening experience.”
The 550W, 5.1.2 channel LG SK10Y sound bar will feature support for immersive Dolby Atmos audio as well as compatibility with high-res audio formats. Certain 2018 LG audio products, including the SK10Y, incorporate Meridian Audio’s hi-fi audio and Digital Signal Processing (DSP), as well as the company’s ‘Bass and Space’ and ‘Height Elevation’ technologies. Music can also be sent to the sound bar directly through Bluetooth or ChromeCast, or from an LG ThinQ speaker or any other Google Assistant product. The SK10Y sound bar is made to match the width of a 65–inch TV, acknowledging the trend toward larger screen sizes, and it can also be used with smaller or larger sets. The SK10Y joins the LG SK9Y, SK8Y, SK6Y and SK5Y sound bars in the 2018 lineup.
As well as the mood-lighting functionality mentioned earlier, and combined with Meridian Audio’s technologies in a ‘portable’ design, the PK speaker series speakers are assured to offer ‘powerful sound, undistorted bass and optimized vocals’ in any environment. The speakers are compatible with APT-X HD Bluetooth for hi-speed streaming over Bluetooth and incorporate IPX5 compliance for splash-proof water resistance, making the LG PK speakers ready for on-the-go listening, both indoors and outdoors.
Pricing for both the SK Sound Bars and PK Portable Speakers are listed below:
LG SK10Y $1,099
LG SK9 $899
LG SK8 $499
LG SK6 $379
LG SK5 $279
LG SK1 $99
LG PK7 $249.99
LG PK5 $149.99
LG PK3 $99.99