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SK8Y

Key Features

  • 2.1 ch, 360 W
  • Dolby Atmos® Height Virtualization
  • High Resolution Audio
  • Chomecast Built-in
  • Adaptive Sound Control
  • LG Sound Sync
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Dolby Atmos®

Virtual Height without Upfiring Speakers

Discover a more immersive home theater experience in any room. Unlike traditional Dolby Atmos® speakers, which direct overhead effects upward to be reflected off the ceiling, the SK8Y realistically simulates these channels to add thrilling surround audio to select movies and TV shows.

*Dolby, Dolby Atmos and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

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High Resolution Audio

Digital music for audiophiles, with higher sampling rates and bit depth, both of which can contribute to more accurate, more enjoyable music listening. This certified Hi-Resolution Audio sound bar can play back lossless stereo audio at up to 24-bit/192kHz quality.

Learn more about High Resolution Audio

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Studio-quality Sound for All

24-bit sound contains more data than lower-quality audio, and is the standard for high-resolution music. This feature converts lower-resolution audio to a high-resolution 24-bit format for a more premium listening experience.

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*Compatible high-resolution music files required, sold separately.

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Chromecast Built-in

Google Chromecast™ works seamlessly with popular music apps like Pandora® and Google Play™ Music, enabling wireless audio from a compatible phone or tablet, iPhone®, iPad®, Mac® or Windows® laptop or Chromebook™. Simply open a Cast-enabled app and touch the Cast button to get started.

*Internet access and optional service subscriptions required, sold separately

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Ideal Sound, Automatically

Action movies, dramas, sports, music and even the nightly news all have different audio profiles, so don't listen to them all the same way: Adaptive Sound Control identifies what's playing and automatically adjusts the sound mode to create the ideal audio experience.

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LG Sound Sync

LG Sound Sync technology links compatible LG televisions to the sound bar wirelessly, using Bluetooth, to enhance the home entertainment experience without the clutter of unnecessary cables.

Learn more about Wireless Surround Speaker

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Surround Sound Expansion

Upgrade to a truly cinematic surround audio experience. This optional kit (SPK8-S) includes a receiver unit that links wirelessly to compatible LG Sound Bars, then connects to a pair of supplied speakers that can be placed behind the listener.

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Bluetooth™

Prized for its range and reliability, convenient Bluetooth wireless connectivity easily links portable devices such as smartphones and tablets—as well as compatible televisions—to a speaker or sound bar.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
GENERAL
CONVENIENCE
SOUND MODES
AUDIO FORMAT
SPEAKERS
CONNECTIVITY
POWER
DIMENSIONS / WEIGHTS
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
Warranty / UPC

What People Are Saying

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good features I bought this and it is a decent soundbar but not loud enough.
Date published: 2019-10-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sounded GREAT! 2 stars because I could not get the sound to match the spoken words via bluetooth. Bad lag even after LG support and Best Buy support made suggestions. Bottom line if you don't connect via cdmi arc-sound won't line up. returned item
Date published: 2019-08-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 1080p only soundbar - no future compability It took a bit of research, after I bought the soundbar, to realize that this soundbar is stuck at 1080p if you ever want to use the virtual Dolby Atmos feature. If you have a 4k TV there is no way you'll be able to enjoy 4k content with Dolby Atmos. The issue is that the SK8Y doesn't have 4k passthrough. It only supports 1080p. So if your entertainment source is plugged into the soundbar to the TV you can't do 4K or HDR or any new technology. Okay so you'll use the ARC feature you think and pass sound from the TV to the soundbar. Well no. This soundbar has HDMI 1.4 only. It would need HDMI 2.1 and eARC (enhanced ARC) to be able to pass Atmos from the TV to the soundbar. Something the SK8Y, and all soundbars at the time of this writing, does NOT have. Even flagship LG's SL10YG, albeit with a lot of features, does NOT have eARC and HDMI 2.1. I'm rating this product 2 stars instead of 1 because the Chromecast (audio ONLY - there's no mention of this either in their documentation and something you just find out after plug it in and think where's the video?) is convenient. I'm sure there's a workaround but whatever it is it won't be as simple as plugging in two HDMI cables.
Date published: 2019-07-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from price was right Woofer is very weak and I finally synced the voice to the picture [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-06-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for the price So I am a big sound freak and usually compare soundbars to see which one will offer me a great experience without breaking the bank. The SK8Y offers a easy setup and matches my LG 65" TV. Pros: Dolby Atmos Great Subwoofer Cons: Wifi sometimes hit or miss Center dialogs sometimes seems low (Compared to my Polk Audio MagniFi Mini Soundbar) [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-05-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sounds for a small space for not a lot of mo Happy overall with the sound and ease of set up. Built-in Chromecast is a little buggy, but chalk that up to a Google problem and not LG. On every other setting the sound is perfect. However, i have several Google home and mini units and the wifi in the sound bar drops from the Google home group daily. If i unplug and replug the speaker it works as intended. But the next day that setting is lost and have to unplug and replug again. Again, think it's a Chromecast issue bc the other settings work fine for movies, TV etc. Hopefully the next Chromecast update will fix it. Added the rear speakers to complete the system to get the full 4k and Dolby Atmos experience. Love it! It works very well with the LG OLED and Blu-ray player. Very happy with the purchase. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-05-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Dead in a week Had a faulty unit, unable to connect LG was no help as all they could say was return for repair. The error message was for a wrong area blue ray! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-05-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This soundbar occasionally stops sound for a sec! LG is fully aware of the glitch with this soundbar. They also dont offer an app for adjustments and updates. I gave it 4 stars bc the quality is mindblowing. Unfortunately, even with my TV off, the SK8Y flips back to optical output when listening to music.I can either use my TV bluetooth or unplug the opticle connection? [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-05-11
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