LG today announced the global launch of its 2021 line of soundbars, complete with AirPlay 2 support for wirelessly streaming audio from Apple devices such as iPhone, iPad, and Mac. The soundbars are also compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. .
All 2021 soundbars are compatible with Dolby Atmos and DTS: X surround sound formats, while an “AI Room Calibration” feature promises optimal sound in any environment, using spatial awareness technology to measure dimensions of a room and customize the soundbar’s audio settings. respectively. Many of the new models are also certified for Hi-Res Audio for lossless 24-bit / 96kHz playback.
The new lineup includes the SP11RA, SP9YA, SP8YA, SP7Y and SPD7Y models, with additional models coming later this year. Availability will begin this month in key markets in North America and Europe, but pricing was not disclosed.
LG’s press release includes a spec sheet with more details on the new soundbars.