At CES 2018 LG presented a number of audio based devices for various aspects of life. This was all available in a small side room that showcased their entire speaker setup. I was able to listen to some of the devices though it was far too loud within the booth to check out the voice activated assistants which were all the rage this year at the event.
To start the LG SK10Y soundbar delivers 550W of powerful output and supports 5.1.2 channels by harnessing the power of the glorious Dolby Atmos. The primary goal of Atmos is to deliver a true sense of immersion with 3D audio and its lovely sound. To create such powerful textured sound the SK10Y is equipped with multiple speakers. This includes a pair of powerful up firing speakers with options for the user to adjust the sound based on the height of the room.
Part of the magic with this soundbar is the partnership with Meridian Audio. They were able to equip a high level of performance including its bass and space technology to envelop listeners in rich, uncompromising sound. It does sound quite amazing and it's great to see that level of audio quality at one's home. There's playback of up to 40kHz and an upconverting feature that boosts standard audio files to 24bit/192kHz. As a final note it's extremely compatible with devices including voice controls.
The LG portable PK series speaker delivers incredible sound despite the rather crowded floor in a convenient and small scale. They're equipped with Apt-X HD Bluetooth standard for streaming 24-bit music over a wireless connection. There's also dynamic party lights for some color to match the beats.
The LG ThinQ Speaker looked interesting though I sadly wasn't able to test it out. It's fitted with Google Assistant, but alas the show floor was too loud. Not only is the device a traditional assistant, it's also a personalized voice activated interface for LG’s smart home appliance network. With that it also makes no compromises when it comes to audio quality once again using Meridian Audio technology.
Overall I was impressed with the selection of audio equipment and really amazed by their smaller speaker. It's got a lot of great features to it and is something that's perfect for just grabbing to take with you anywhere. It doesn't compromise on the audio quality and really brings the sound one wouldn't expect. The soundbar was similarly impressive and the ThingQ speaker looked promising, but I haven't an opinion of it without being able to test its responsiveness. Everything did look sleek, modern and perfect for the current home.
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