SJ9 soundbar tickles your ears with upfiring drivers
LG is launching a Dolby Atmos-enabled soundbar as well as two other TV audio boosters, bringing it upto speed with a growing category that already includes models from Yamaha, Samsung and Philips.
Details about the new SJ9 Atmos soundbar are a little thin on the ground, with LG only saying it incorporates 'cutting-edge' speakers, including a pair of upfiring units. It isn't, however, supplied with any wireless rears, and a '4K sound' feature transpires to equate to hi-res audio support.
4K passthrough via HDMI, 24-bit/192kHz upsampling and integrated Chromecast support are other feature tricks.
Also announced is the SJ8 (pictured bottom), a non-Atmos model that can be used with certain 2017 LG sets as a replacement for the origital TV stand. Again, this offers 4K passthrough, hi-res audio support and Chromecast.
Rounding out the trio is LG's SJ7, which is a split design, meaning users can choose between running it as a traditional soundbar or two wirelessly connecting speakers for stereo. One of the units is battery powered and can also be used as a standalone Bluetooth speaker, or – oddly – as a wireless rear with the other half on front duty.
Want the latest issue of Home Cinema Choice? Use our magazine locator link to find your nearest stockist!
Want to see your home cinema system featured in the pages of HCC? Click here for more info.
Love home cinema? Sign up to our emails for the latest news and special offers!
Home Cinema Choice is proud to be a member of EISA.
Visit www.eisa.eu for more info.