LG Soundbar 2021

LG has launched its 2021 soundbar series featuring Meridian Audio tuning and Meridian technology. Starting with the US and Europe launch in April 2021, these soundbars will be launched in key markets later in 2021. LG India Soundbar launch is expected in the festival months of October & November. The soundbar lineup includes 5 models- SP11RA, SP9YA, SP8YA, SP7Y and SPD7Y.

LG Soundbar 2021
Courtesy: LG

The top three variants SP11RA, SP9YA and SP8YA, support all three popular voice assistants – Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Siri and AirPlay 2. Users can stream music from their iOS device to the soundbar. 

A new feature this year to LG’s soundbars is Meridian Horizon technology. It is the result of LG’s long-term partnership with Meridian Audio. Meridian Horizon technology up-mixes two-channel stereo content into multichannel audio.

LG Soundbar 2021
Courtesy: LG

The soundbars (all except SP7YA which supports Virtual DTS:X) support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. LG’s soundbars also bring with them a host of AI features.

The SP11RA, SP9YA and SP8YA soundbars come with, AI Room Calibration which offers optimal sound in any environment, using spatial awareness technology to measure a room’s dimensions upon which the soundbar’s audio settings are customised in accordance with the specific characteristics of the space.

Also AI Sound Pro uses adaptive sound control to automatically adjust frequency range and sound field extension, depending on which genre of content the user is watching, be it news, music or movies.

Specifications of LG Soundbar 2021

SP11RASP9YASP8YASP7YASPD7Y
US Prices (USD) 999.99799.99450
UK Prices (GBP)1499.99899.99599.99399.99
Power (Watt)770520440440380
No. of Speakers7.1.45.1.23.1.25.13.1.2
Rear SpeakersRear & UpfiringOptionalOptionalOptionalOptional
Dolby AtmosYYYY
DTS:XYYYDTS:X VirtualY
Dolby Vision & HDR 10YYYY
Google Assistant, Alexa, Airplay 2YYY
Meridian Audio TechnologyYYYYY
ChromecastYYY
Spotify ConnectYYY
Hi-Res Audio upto 24bit/96kHzYYY, Up to 24bit/96kHzYY
4K (HDCP 2.3) & HDR PassthroughYYYY
BluetoothY, 5.0Y, 5.0Y, 5.0Y, 4.0Y, 5.0
USB PlaybackYYYYY
HDMI ARCYYYYY
HDMI eARCYYYY
Wireless Surround Sound ReadyYYYYY
AI Room CalibrationYYY
AI Sound ProYYYYY
Smartphone AppY, Android, iOSY, Android, iOSY, Android, iOSY, Android, iOSY, Android, iOS
Custom EQY (In App)Y (In App)Y (In App)Y (In App)Y (In App)