We’ve seen loads of soundbars with 4 upfiring drivers previously couple of years, however LG’s upcoming 9.1.5-channel soundbar with 5—rely ‘em, 5—upfiring drivers is a novelty.
Displaying it off upfront of CES subsequent month, LG says its new S95QR soundbar comes with three upfiring drivers in the primary soundbar unit for the left, proper, and middle channels, together with two extra within the left and proper encompass audio system.
That upfiring driver for the middle channel marks the primary of its type we’ve seen in a soundbar, and it might assist to spice up the readability of dialogue, significantly in setups the place the soundbar is put in beneath the TV.
We haven’t heard the LG S95QR in motion but, so we’re curious to match it with soundbars which have extra typical “.4” configurations, with upfiring drivers for the left, proper, and encompass channels however not the middle channel.
Moreover the brand new upfining middle driver, the LG S95QR’s options bigger woofers for “deep, resonant bass,” whereas its wi-fi encompass audio system now boast side-firing drivers together with the front- and up-firing drivers. Certainly, LG says that every one of its 2022 “premium” soundbars with encompass audio system will include side-, front- and up-firing drivers.
Naturally, the LG S95QR will help object-based Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio codecs, and it may additionally upmix stereo audio content material to 7.1 channels courtesy of Meridian Audio’s Horizon expertise.
One other bonus for LG S95QR customers is its help for the IMAX Licensed format, which simply rolled out on Disney+ for a wide range of Marvel motion pictures. When you can watch IMAX Licensed motion pictures with out particular tools, you may get further audio and video enhancements through the use of IMAX Licensed elements, together with enhanced DTS:X audio.
In video passthrough mode, the LG S95QR will help VRR (variable refresh price) and auto low-latency mode, which ought to assist ship clean and responsive gaming visuals.
LG can be touting a brand new, optionally available “Wowcast” Wi-Fi audio dongle that may transmit multi-channel audio to the soundbar with out cables.
LG has but to disclose pricing or availability for the S95QR soundbar, however we’re positive to listen to extra particulars popping out of CES in Las Vegas subsequent month, so keep tuned.