AV Peripherals and Systems Guide
LG Announces Three New Audio Systems
Besides announcing its 2013 Cinema 3D Smart TV lineup, LG has also introduced three new audio systems, including a 9.1-channel Cinema Sound Home Theater System BH9530TW, NB4530A Sound Bar, and CM3330 Micro Audio System.
BH9530TW 9.1-channel Cinema Sound Home Theater System
Delivering a 1,460W 9.1-channel system, the entire system includes the same number of speaker units as a standard 5.1-channel system. Four multi-directional standalone speakers help sound fill the space completely to create a level of sound immersion that rivals that of a conventional cinema. In addition, LG’s 3D Surround Processor analyzes the source and distributes the sound in multiple directions while keeping the appropriate balance levels.
Aramid fibers were also employed in the construction of the speaker cones. Formed into a thin membrane, this very strong, highly heat-resistant material naturally enables a wider range of sound while maintaining near-zero distortion. Aramid fibers are well-known for its tensile strength and are commonly employed in Kevlar body armor and professional hockey sticks. It can also prevent tears and warping in speaker cones that could severely compromise sound quality.
The BH9530TW also serves as a hub with a wealth of connectivity options, including Miracast, which is based on Near Field Communication (NFC). Miracast allows users to wirelessly and seamlessly mirror content from smartphones or other external devices. The BH9530TW is also equipped with Smart TV capabilities and supports web browsing. Conversion technology is also taken care of -- the BH9530TW enables LG’s 2D to 3D conversion option, which reinterprets 2D content and renders it in 3D. Likewise, when connected to an Ultra HD TV, the Ultra HD upscaling feature takes ordinary content and renders it in clear, crisp Ultra HD (3,840 x 2,160) resolution.
The system’s user experience is easy to navigate, making complex tasks seem intuitive. As such, the BH9530TW overcomes the compatibility and task-complexity problems that plagued more primitive home theater systems. At the same time, small touches such as the USB connections for a mouse and keyboard give the user the flexibility to manage content as he or she sees fit. The BH9530TW also offers a new feature for late night viewing; the Private Sound Mode lets customers feed the system’s sound directly to their smart phone via Wi-Fi to ensure that the rest of the family stays fast asleep.
NB4530A Sound Bar
With 2.1-channel output and LG’s advanced 3D Surround Processor, the premium NB4530A Sound Bar stands at 35mm tall, and features a sophisticated black and silver finish. Designed to harmonize with the current crop of large-screen TVs, it offers installation versatility, as it can be wall-mounted, positioned as a stand-alone unit, or placed in close proximity to the TV.
The NB4530A Sound Bar houses high-performance 160W speakers within its compact frame, while its wireless subwoofer packs extra bass punch. LG’s latest 3D Surround Processor creates a stunningly real audio landscape. The wireless subwoofer means there are no unsightly wires snaking around the room and with HDMI ARC, the NB4530A Sound Bar can play audio from the TV without requiring additional cables. It is also Bluetooth-enabled for wireless audio streaming from smartphones, tablets and laptops. For a seamless exterior, the NB4530A Sound Bar can be operated without any cables when connected to LG’s newest TVs.
CM3330 Micro Audio System
Via its Bluetooth compatibility and range of diverse audio input options, music on smartphones, ultrabooks, tablets, and other compatible devices can be played through the system's speakers. Supporting wireless streaming with LG Bluetooth Remote app, The CM3330 also supports USB Smart, which makes it a snap to stream music from iOS or Android devices while charging them. For the more traditional music lover, the unit has a built-in CD player and also includes a FM
Sports a stylish face with a minimalistic silver stand, the space-saving design allows it to fit unassumingly into the living room, bedroom or any room of the house. The CM3330 is available in three stylish shades of black, white and green to suit multiple décors and its slick touch interface creates a smooth and undeniably modern exterior.
The LG CM3330 contains a 40W 3-way 2.1 channel speaker system for a lush, rich sound. This thoughtfully designed configuration includes a built-in subwoofer usually not found in audio devices of this size. The system also supports LG’s Dynamic Loudness Algorithm to optimize the sound throughout the entire range, adjusting for the loss of sensitivity at low frequencies. The CM3330 also supports Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) files, for high quality sound without any degradation.
|Price in S$|
|BH9530TW 9.1-channel Cinema Sound Home Theater System||1,499|
|NB4530A Sound Bar||549|
|CM3330 micro audio system||349|
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