LG Electronics USA announced U.S. pricing and availability of its 2022 LG soundbar lineup. The new models — the flagship S95QR, S90QY, S80QR, S80QY, S75Q, and S65Q — are now available via LG.com and select authorized LG dealers nationwide.
The 2022 LG soundbar lineup is led by the premium 9.1.5-channel S95QR featuring five up-firing units including the world’s first center up-firing speaker (three on the soundbar and two in the separate rear speakers) that delivers improved height perspective and dialog clarity. The S90QY, S80QY, and S80QR models also feature up-firing center channel speakers. The S95QR also includes rear up-firing speakers, while the S90QY and S80QY support optional SPQ8 (2.0-channel) rear speaker kit (sold separately).
Select 2022 LG soundbars support both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X (S95QR, S90QY, S80QY, S80QR, S75Q) with up-firing speakers for three-dimensional audio. They also support pass-through of Dolby Vision as well as HDMI 2.1’s VRR and ALLM (4K 120 Hz HDR passthrough for gaming not supported). Other features include improved room calibration, compatibility with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, HDMI eARC, and TV Sound Mode Share with compatible LG TVs.
The LG S95QR features several key enhancements, most notably a boost in performance of the new speaker drivers, speaker chambers and subwoofer. The larger woofers deliver premium audio quality with deeper, resonant bass. For 2022, LG upgraded the wireless rear speakers of its premium soundbar setup from four channels to six, with four front/side drivers to accompany the two up-firing drivers. The rear speakers of the LG S95QR are designed to distribute sound evenly across a wide 135-degree space.
The soundbar features an improved transmitter and receiver that allows for increased distance between the soundbar, accompanying subwoofer, and rear speakers without sacrificing sound quality. With a more stable wireless connection, the LG S95QR eliminates drops or lags in audio output for distraction-free viewing and listening.
New for 2022 is the LG Wowcast (wideband audio on wireless) lossless multi-channel audio dongle (purchased separately) that allows for a wireless connection from any TV with an HDMI ARC/eARC port to an LG Wi-Fi enabled sound bar (S95QR, S90QY,S80QY, S80QR) for lossless and uncompressed up to 7.1.4 channel sound.
For more information on LG’s 2022 soundbar lineup, visit LG.com.