CES Preview: LG Electronics Unveils HD Sound Bar Subwoofer

 LG Electronics today unveiled the LG “HD Sound Bar,” a home theater accessory designed to elevate audio performance, complement LG’s advanced flat panel displays and deliver a superb home theater experience.

Shown publicly for the first time at its CES Sneak Peek in New York City and available early next year, the LG HD Sound Bar enhances the audio output of an HDTV by adding additional speakers and subwoofer capabilities to produce powerful 2.1 channel virtual surround sound. The LSB316 includes six speaker drivers housed in a sleek, stylish speaker bar which can be placed directly below the TV or wall mounted. The bar is accompanied by a wireless subwoofer which can be conveniently placed out of sight while delivering deep, rich bass. The HD Sound Bar’s slim design allows for easy wall mounting, which matches up perfectly with a 42-inch class screen, one of the most popular class sizes sold in the United States.

“LG’s new sound bar delivers a great solution for consumers who want to experience enhanced audio performance but may not have space for a full 5.1 home theater system,” said Tim Alessi, director of product development, LG Electronics USA. “The LSB316 not only pumps up the audio performance of programming on TV, but also brings a richer audio experience to music in an easy to set up and use package.”

The LSB316 also includes Bluetooth capability which allows the user to wirelessly stream music from their Bluetooth-enabled smart phone, tablet PC or MP3 player to the bar and enjoy the high quality audio performance. The Bluetooth function can also transmit sound from a TV program to compatible headphones for late-night viewing without disturbing anyone else in the household.

Additional details on the LG HD Sound Bar and other new home electronics innovations will be unveiled at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show in January.

Features include:


2.1 Channel, 280-watt output
Wireless Active Subwoofer, Front Firing Subwoofer
LG Sound Gallery (Professional DSP)
Natural EQ, Bass Blast, Clear Voice, VSM (Virtual Surround Matrix) Plus, Game EQ, MP3 Up-Scaling, Night Mode


42-inch class TV size matching
Slim Design (height 80mm, depth 50mm)
Capable for wall mounting or table display
2.5-inch Parabola speakers with silk dome tweeter


Bluetooth 2.1 TX/ RX
2 Optical In, TV Sound ez Set-up
One portable Audio in
USB Host (MP3/ WMA playback)
MPEG2 AAC Support

About LG Electronics USA

LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, and air conditioning and solar energy solutions, all under LG’s “Life’s Good” marketing theme. For more information, please visit www.LG.com.

About LG Electronics, Inc.

LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 84,000 people working in 115 operations including 84 subsidiaries around the world. With 2008 global sales of $44.7 billion, LG comprises of five business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Air Conditioning and Business Solutions. LG is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, audio and video products, mobile handsets, air conditioners and washing machines. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both A Global Partner of Formula 1™ and A Technology Partner of Formula 1™. As part of this top-level association, LG acquires exclusive designations and marketing rights as the official consumer electronics, mobile phone and data processor of this global sporting event. For more information, please visit www.lge.com.

*Final product specs, pricing and availability subject to change

SOURCE LG Electronics USA, Inc.