LG S90QY / S80QY / S75Q: New Dolby Atmos Soundbars unveiled
In addition to the flagship S95QR, LG introduced three more affordable models – S90QY , S80QY and S75Q . All of them support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround formats , and the first two additionally support IMAX Enhanced , which is new for devices from this manufacturer.
A distinctive feature of the new soundbars, as well as in the case of the flagship, is the introduction of a central height channel. This solution, used for the first time in the world, is designed to improve the surround sound effect.
The S90QY , S80QY , and S75Q offer 5.1.3 , 3.1.3 , and 3.1.2 channel configurations and power outputs of 570W , 480W , and 380W , respectively.
New items have the same layout “soundbar + subwoofer”. In addition, S90QY and S80QY can optionally be equipped with rear speakers for an additional fee.
All three devices support HDMI 2.1 , eARC , VRR and ALLM technologies , however, they are not capable of passing a 4K / 120Hz signal from game consoles to a TV. This means that PlayStation 5 owners will have to connect it directly to their TV and use the TV’s free eARC socket (if available) for the soundbar for best results.
Other new features include room acoustic calibration, support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice assistants , improved integration with compatible LG TVs through AI Sound Pro technology .
And if you want the new soundbars to receive high-definition (lossless) audio up to 7.1.4 wirelessly, then LG offers to purchase a Wowcast WTP3 transmitter for this purpose for a fee.
The prices recommended by the manufacturer for Europe are (in brackets – conversion in dollars at the exchange rate of the Central Bank):