LG Electronics today announced the LG SoundPlate, a new speaker system that features a minimalist design and provides a big audio boost for the home entertainment center.
The device (model LAP340) is shown for the first time in the United States as the 2013 Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) Expo kicks off today.
Despite a profile only 1-3/8 inches (35 millimeters) high, the LG SoundPlate is equipped with a 4.1 channel sound system complete with dual built-in subwoofers.
Its 120W output is boosted by a special internal structure and LG's proprietary acoustic tuning system, which makes it easier to hear dialog and other discrete sounds when watching TV shows or movies. This unit also features LG's Bass Port system, which reduces harmful vibrations from within the speaker enclosure. LG's Cinema Mode feature also optimizes the LAP340's surround sound capabilities.
LG's Sound Sync, which is driven by Bluetooth capabilities, enables users to pair the device with other compatible devices, such as phones, so consumers can wirelessly stream music when in range. As an added bonus, this feature helps reduce cable clutter in the living room by pairing your compatible LG TV to the SoundPlate wirelessly.
The LAP340 LG SoundPlate is expected to be available through U.S. retailers beginning next month.