LG Electronics (LG) will be showcasing its XBOOM lineup at CES 2019, with new products to promise superior sound, unique features and convenience.
The latest XBOOM products family includes mini components, and all-in-one units, XBOOM Go portable Bluetooth speakers and XBOOM AI ThinQ smart speakers.
The new flagship XBOOM mini component (model CL98) boasts a solid output of 3,500W and incorporates a Compression Horn to generate crisper audio across higher frequencies.
LG’s high-end XBOOM (model OL100) delivers a 2,000W output, employing a proprietary Blast Horn – a folded air duct behind the driver designed to create acoustic sound pressure by directing air through an amplifying duct – to improve high-frequency reproduction and bass performance. It also offers Meridian Mode, developed in collaboration with the experts at British company Meridian Audio. This sound setting results in clearer vocals and more responsive bass.
Another new XBOOM design supports the aptX HD codec for lossless hi-resolution audio streaming over Bluetooth, reproducing sound with high fidelity. Moreover, the upgraded Wireless Party Link makes it possible to connect multiple speakers.
LG XBOOM presents a variety of form factors. The all-in-one unit (model OL100) has the Grab & Move handle design and casters to ensure portability. The XBOOM freestyle speakers (models RK7 and RL4) can be oriented either vertically or horizontally and feature the X-grip handle for convenient transportation.
Users can indulge their inner DJ, putting their own creative spin on popular tracks with LG’s array of party-oriented features. Using DJ Star, it’s easy to deftly fade in and out of tracks, cue up future tunes and scratch like a DJ. The Cross Fader feature facilitates the seamless mixing of audio from two different sources. With a simple throttle control that enables users to build the music to a pulsating crescendo, complete with flashing lights, Party Accelerator will get everyone on their feet and dancing. A DJ App (available for Android and iOS devices) provides access to a range of effects such as Scratch Mixing and DJ Loop.
Available on 2019 LG XBOOM products, Karaoke Star is a new feature that’s fun for the whole family. Karaoke Star can suppress the vocals on almost any track, setting the stage for users to give voice to their musical ambitions. The 18 vocal effects pair with the new Multi-Color Lighting feature, a range of preset lighting options including the ability to sync with whatever track is being played, accentuating the beat and heightening the ambience.
LG XBOOM Go PK series wireless speakers produce high-fidelity sound despite their compact size and light weight; will also make their debut at CES. These portable speakers support aptX HD codec for lossless 24-bit audio when streaming from the latest smartphones.
Visitors to LG’s booth during CES will be able to experience the smart capabilities of XBOOM AI ThinQ speakers featuring built-in Google Assistant and Meridian technology.