Dolby Atmos has been with us for just a few years now, however the worth of sound bars that can play stays fairly excessive — particularly in comparison with the wonderful number of finances non-Atmos bars. 

The LG SK10Y prices $1,099, £1,200 and AU$1,699, and its measurement is as large as its worth. It features a wi-fi subwoofer and the choice of rear audio system, and its sound high quality favors dwelling theater with a shiny energetic sound. However do you actually need a speaker that prices this a lot?

Whereas there’s quite a bit be stated for limiting your finances — $300 is a candy spot for sound bars — the LG is nonetheless one of many least expensive methods to get Dolby Atmos into your own home. If you’d like these atmospheric “top” results however do not wish to trouble with a full receiver and multispeaker combo, it is price a glance.


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Atmos sound bars do a number of stuff. Fashions such because the LG SK10Y challenge audio ahead, upward and to the edges, which takes a number of drivers. And house. Because of this the LG SK10Y is big! It is simply the longest if not the most important sound bar we have ever had within the Proinertech listening room. Transfer apart, Yamaha YST-5600.

The SK10Y’s 57.7-inch width matches up properly with that of the corporate’s 65-inch TV’s, which is clearly by design. The sound bar can also be not too tall that it blocks your IR port at 2.5 inches (although if it does, sadly there isn’t any IR repeater). The matching subwoofer is comparatively giant at eight.7 inches by 15.four inches by 12.three inches.

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The distant management is quaint, and permits entry to essentially the most generally used features, however after setup most individuals will both use the TV distant or the good telephone app.


The LG is a 5.1.2 channel sound bar whose promoting characteristic is its capacity to play Dolby Atmos soundtracks — the “atmospheric” format that seems on Blu-rays and a few Netflix applications, and which provides an additional layer of top results.

Nonetheless, now that the LG’s foremost rivals — the Samsung N850 and the Sony HT-S5000 — embody each Dolby Atmos and DTS:X it makes the LG’s holdout on the latter look like an pointless omission. A small variety of discs, together with the 4K Blu-ray variations of Harry Potter, embody a DTS:X soundtrack with out Atmos, so you might be lacking out on some results by shopping for the LG.


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