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LG's new soundbar has a center up-firing speaker

By Cookie Monster - on 19 Dec 2021, 12:00am

LG's new soundbar has a center up-firing speaker

The LG Soundbar (model S95QR). <br>Image source: LG

LG just announced its latest premium soundbar, the S95QR.

The S95QR is a 9.1.5-channel Dolby Atmos and DTS:X soundbar with a center up-firing speaker. LG claims the world's first center up-firing speaker bounces dialogue off the ceiling and to the ears for better clarity. 

The wireless rear speakers are also upgraded from four channels to six, with four front/side drivers to accompany the two up-firing drivers. LG says the rear speakers are designed to distribute sound evenly across a wide 135-degree space, which offers more speaker placement and angle flexibility. 

There is also a more sensitive receiver in the S95QR to allow for more distance between the soundbar, subwoofer and rear speakers without sacrificing sound quality. The more stable wireless connection also minimises lags or drops in the audio output.

With enhanced AI Room Calibration, the S95QR can adjust its sound output to any given space by analysing the dimensions of the room and delivering more accurate low-frequency audio.

When used with a compatible LG TV, the S95QR can take advantage of the TV's AI Sound Pro feature to enhance the sound to be clearer and more lifelike. In addition, LG TV owners can use one remote to control both the TV and soundbar.

Other specs include variable refresh rate (VRR), auto low latency mode (ALLM), and support for Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and other AI assistants. It also has a lower carbon footprint; it is shipped in 100% paper packaging and recycled plastin rein for the outer case. Composite fibre material is used for all new soundbar models that are lighter and reduce carbon emissions during shipping and transporting.

The S95QR soundbar will be showcased alongside the other latest audio innovations such as XBOOM 360 and UltraGear Gaming Speaker, at LG's virtual CES booth. There is no information yet on its pricing or availability at the time of publication.

Source: LG

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