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The LG Éclair wants to prove good things can come in small packages

By Ken Wong - on 18 Jan 2022, 10:10am

The LG Éclair wants to prove good things can come in small packages

The LG Éclair comes small enough to fit under a small TV. Image source: LG.

The LG Éclair (QP5) is the company’s smallest to date and wants to prove it can be so much more.

A partnership between LG and Meridian Audio up-mixes two-channel stereo content into immersive, multichannel audio to deliver a wider soundstage for an immersive listening experience with a tonal balance that remains authentic to the original recording.

The soundbar measures 296 x 60 x 126 mm allowing it to sit in front of small-screen TVs comfortably. The sub-woofer unit is far larger meaning it needs space on the floor. This makes it a 3.1.2 channel sound system with a pair of up-firing speakers to bounce sound off the ceiling.

That bit is important for the Dolby Atmos support as the height is used to place the audio for the object’s spatial positioning. But for even better audio quality, the Éclair also supports DTS:X.

The Éclair soundbar delivers 4K HDR10 pass-through support which allows viewers to enjoy 4K content, including Dolby Vision, over streaming services. It also features enhanced audio return channel (eARC) support meaning that the Éclair is packing HDMI 2.1. There's also a USB input, digital optical socket, and Bluetooth 4.0. However, the lack of Wi-Fi means no AirPlay or Chromecast.

There is a lack of voice-control however, meaning no Alexa or Hey Google support.

 

Pricing and availability

The LG Éclair comes with HDMI 2.1. Image source: LG.

Announced during CES 2021, the LG Éclair (QP5) soundbar is priced at S$999 and will be available from mid- January from LG’s official stores on KrisShop, Lazada, and Shopee, and all authorised retailers including Audio House, Best Denki, COURTS, Gain City, Harvey Norman, Mega Discount Store, and Parisilk.

Product Name

LG Eclair

Model

QP5

Price

S$999

Size

Main Set with Foot (W x H x D) mm

296 x 59.9 x 126

Subwoofer (W x H x D) mm

388 x 291 x 185

Weight

Main

1.55Kg

Subwoofer

7.7Kg

Gross Weight

1.20Kg

Number of Channels

3.1.2ch

Output Power (THD 10%)

Total

320W

Front

20W*2

Center

20W

Top

20W*2

Subwoofer

220W(Wireless)

Speaker Unit Front (L/R)

SPL

82dB

System

Closed

Tweeter Unit

X

Woofer Unit

2 Inch

Impedance

4 Ohm

Speaker Unit Center

SPL

82dB

Woofer Unit

2 Inch

System

Closed

Impedance

4 Ohm

Speaker Unit Top (L/R)

SPL

82dB

Woofer Unit

2 Inch

System

Closed

Impedance

4 Ohm

Speaker Unit Subwoofer

SPL

85dB

Woofer Unit

Closed

System

5.25 inch (2EA)

Impedance

3 Ohm

No. of Speaker Unit (Number of Speakers)

7 EA

Connectivity General

Optical

Yes (1)

HDMI 2.1 (HDCP 2.3) - In / Out 

Yes (1) / Yes (1)

HDR10 / HDR10+        

Yes / -

Dolby Vision

Yes

USB

Yes

Connectivity Wireless

Bluetooth Version         

4.0

Bluetooth Codec - SBC / AAC

Yes / Yes

Display Information

LED Indicator Colour

Yes (3 Color, 3 EA)

Sound Effect

AI Sound Pro

Yes

Standard

Yes (w/ Meridian)

Cinema

Yes

Game

Yes

Dolby Atmos

Yes

DTS:X

Yes

Convenience

Remote App - iOS / Android OS

Yes / Yes

Smart Phone File Playback (Bluetooth)

Yes

NSU / FOTA

X / Yes

Control with your TV Remote (Vol+/-, Mute)

Yes / Yes

Sound Sync - Bluetooth(LG TV) / Optical

Yes / Yes

Auto Power On/Off - Bluetooth (LGTV) / Optical

Yes / Yes

Auto Power On/Off - RCU / APP    

X / Yes

A/V Sunc (0~300ms) - RCU / APP

X / Yes

HDMI SIMPLINK

Yes

HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)

Yes

HDMI Audio Return Channel (e-ARC)         

Yes

Woofer Level (-15 ~ 6dB, 1dB/Step)    

Yes

Channel Level (-6 ~ 6dB, 1dB/Step) - Top / Center / Surround / Rear / Rear Top

Yes / Yes / X / X / X

Mute

Yes

Auto Dimmer           

Yes

USB Host / Charge

Yes / X

Built-in Music           

Yes (1 song)

Bluetooth Stand-By

Yes

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