LG Electronics has announced pricing and availability for LG's first curved sound bar, scheduled to arrive at select U.S. retailers in October. The premium LG Music Flow Wireless Curved Sound Bar (Model LAS855M) has been designed with a curve, made to add a dramatic design aesthetic to any home while pairing with curved-screen televisions.
With multiple speakers positioned within its slim cabinet, the LG Curved Sound Bar is boasting 360W, a 4.1ch speaker system and wall-mountable design. It contains four separate speakers for sonic depth, while the wireless subwoofer underscores the audio with powerful bass. It also boasts a highly dynamic i-Sound mode, which instantly interprets exactly what media content users are consuming and automatically adjusts the LAS855M's output settings to suit regular television, sports, movies and music.
The Curved Sound Bar further enhances LG's Music Flow family of wireless speakers and sound bars with sub woofers that enable consumers to customize a premium home audio network that fits their budget and connected home. Music Flow launched earlier this year as one of the first systems to feature Google Cast, which allows users to send music from their Android phone or tablet, iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows laptop or Chromebook to their LG Music Flow devices. This convenient feature allows Music Flow to work with almost every streaming service app on the market ? including Google Play Music, Pandora, Songza, TuneIn, iHeartRadio and Rdio, among others ? meaning users can send music from their preferred streaming app directly to the sound bar via their home's Wi-Fi network.
Equipped with full Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, the sound bar can integrate into a Music Flow network of speakers with no bridge required to create TV surround sound, using the feature called Home Cinema Mode. Similarly, Multi-room Mode can be used to turn the entire home into one large-scale sound system. Users can control the music in each room with a single mobile device, enabling them to select a single playlist for the entire house or choose songs on a room-by-room basis.
The LAS855M also offers HDMI pass-through, to reproduce audio while sending HD video to the TV. The LAS855M is also compatible with existing TV remotes from eight different manufacturers.
The LG Curved Sound Bar will be available at U.S. retailers in October at a suggested price of $699, when it will join the larger LG Music Flow series available now.
Models and suggested pricing:
Wi-Fi Streaming Speakers:
H3 30W speaker: $179
H4 20W portable speaker: $199
H5 40W speaker: $279
H7 70W speaker: $379
Wi-Fi Streaming Sound Bars:
LAS855M: $699 (available in October)