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SK9Y

Key Features

  • 5.1.2 Channel (2 Up-firing Speakers)
  • Dolby Atmos®
  • High Resolution Audio (24bit/192kHz)
  • Works with Google Assistant
  • Chromecast Built-In
  • Wireless Rear Speaker-Ready
Suggested Price

$899.99

Suggested Price
Promotion Price*

$699.99

Promotion Price*
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The Sound Bar for the Serious Watcher

Enjoy the breakthrough sound of Dolby Atmos®. With this high-performing sound bar the action transports you inside the experience to complete your home theater.

Dolby Atmos®

Dolby Atmos®

Experience cinematic sound at home: With Dolby Atmos®, the action can move anywhere in three-dimensional space, including above the listener for the ultimate in surround audio. (Dolby Atmos audio available on select titles.)

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

High Resolution Audio

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.

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24-bit Upsampling

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.

*Audio quality dependent on original source of content.

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

Chromecast Compatible

Chromecast Compatible

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

Works with the Google Assistant

Works with Google Assistant

You can play music, skip tracks, and adjust the volume on your Sound Bar with your voice. You just need another device with Google Assistant built-in – like the LG ThinQ® Speaker.

This feature is available when the sound bar is turned on. Google Assistant compatible device available separately.

Wireless Surround Ready

Wireless Surround Ready

This upgradeable sound bar has been designed to integrate with the SPK8-S optional wireless surround speakers (kit sold separately), adding the premium home theater audio of dedicated rear channels, with wireless convenience.

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.

Surround Sound Expansion
4K Pass-Through

4K Pass-Through

4K resolution is the new video quality standard for TVs, and to offer the full 4K home theater experience from streaming, disc and beyond, sound bars need to be able to input and output the 4K signal, with no loss of image quality.

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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
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CONVENIENCE
SOUND MODES
AUDIO FORMAT
SPEAKER
CONNECTIVITY
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What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Soundbar I originally had a smaller size 5.1 sound bar from another company. I wanted to upgrade to an Atmos type system and decided on this LG version to keep things simple. Amazing sound! I’m glad I switched to this one. The Atmos system did not disappoint. You are really surrounded by all the noises/sounds being played. The sub-woofer provides that “umpf” needed to replicate low frequency sounds. I really enjoy watching TV these days. To really appreciate Atmos you’ll need a Dolby Atmos source. I managed to download some Dolby clips off the internet and played them through my HDTV via the USB port. I couldn’t believe the realism it provided.
Date published: 2018-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice looking and spacious. I've had this for months and can now say that I like having this setup vs a more traditional side by side fridge. The space it provides is nice.
Date published: 2018-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good sound and easy setup This is a very good soundbar. It is a lot better than the TV speakers and the setup was very simple. Great sound and bass after some run-time.
Date published: 2018-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best I've heard ever Got this acouple weeks ago and I must tell you that it is the best thing I could of done to match my lg oled b7a. Just a few days ago i got the spk8-s rear wireless speaker kit and now I'm just so shocked at this set up. I added a XBOX ONE X AND A PS4 PRO to this set up and man is it awesome. I look forward to movie time and game time like never before!
Date published: 2018-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good features, horrible instruction manual I bought this to replace an aging surround sound system and so far I have no complains aside from it needing a better instruction manual. The suppied instructions fail to tell you that you need to go into the TV settings to change the sound output to the device. They fail to explain the various sound modes either. Also, I think there may have been a mix up on the device as well. If you stream music from your phone and use the music sound setting it doesn’t sound right, there is barely any bass response. Also, the unit does have pretty good bass response however you shouldn’t have to turn up the bass setting to max to get it, let’s call that a manufacturer error. Additionally, there should be some kind of on screen setup for the device when it is paired to one of the modern OLED TV’s with WebOS, how they missed that is anyone’s guess. Once you get it up and running and calibrated to your liking, it is a great unit. I am going to buy the options satellite speakers now, calling it a full surround sound or even Atmos without them should be false advertising. It is not really surroundsound if all the sound is coming from one direction, the immersive nature is non existent.
Date published: 2018-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good so far. Great sound. Not the best Atmos experience, but good enough for a sound bar. I have had some Atmos issues when starting a video where there is a skipping effect, but I need to troubleshoot further to determine if it's the TV output or the sound bar.
Date published: 2018-09-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh... I purchased this item 2 days ago and I have put it through every type of test I can. The major problem that I have is that the soundbar has 2 side-firing surround speakers on the soundbar which totally drown out the rear surround. If you turn the surround volume up, it increases the volume of both the side firing speakers and the rears. It seems to be a very poor design choice. There needs to be a way to turn off the side firing speakers if you add the wireless rear surrounds. I must add that other than this one design flaw the speakers sound great!
Date published: 2018-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound I bought this a few months ago. I was skeptical with the surround capabilities of ATMOS but I must say I am pleased with the result!
Date published: 2018-08-18
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ASK & ANSWER

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Please first review the detailed product information and help guides in the Product Support section for this product prior to posting a question.

I just purchased an OLED55C8AUA TV and a SK9Y Sound Bar.  I have DirecTV as my satellite provider.  What is the recommended connections of these three components?  Does the DirecTV box connect to the TV or to the Sound Bar?

Asked by: kb52
Hello and thank you so much for choosing LG. We would love to help you get set up but would need some more information to do so. Please give us a call at 1-800-243-0000 or drop us a line on Twitter at @LGUSSupport or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LGUSSupport/ when you are with the unit. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-09-24

What is the best wiring hookup for an LG OLED 65” C8 TV, SK9Y Soundbar and UBK90 disc player to take advantage of Dolby Atmos through Dolby True HD? Should I pass through the soundbar via HDMI/ARC or HDMI direct to TV and return to the SK9Y via Optical?

Asked by: JohnA88
It is always best to route your audio source directly to your audio processing device. Many times a Dolby Atmos disc is encoded in such a way that if the audio processor isn’t capable of Atmos, it will decode Dolby TrueHD. We hope this information helps. If you are in need of any assistance, have additional questions, or would just like to see our helpful tips, check us out on Twitter @LGUSSupport or you can give us a call at 800-243-0000. ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2018-09-09

When will this support DTS:X?

Asked by: tummus
We appreciate your request to get DTS:X added to your soundbar. At this time, we do not have information regarding future updates and what they may contain. . I will be happy to pass along this request to our Design Team for consideration. ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2018-08-24

Am I gonna get Dolby atmos for my dolby atmos bluray player if I connect the OLEDB7a to this soundbar using the hdmi arc while the bluray is connected to any hdmi tv? I mean is it possible to just pass the sound over arc for all the hdmi tv ports?

Asked by: iali
Since the release of HDMI v.1.4, ARC was made available over one channel, and a number of advancements have occurred that have caught up to and surpassed the initial capabilities of the specification. First, the bandwidth of streaming audio has gone up, enabling many over-the-top streaming services to move to a more robust Dolby Digital+ codec for online streaming, requiring greater bandwidth that has stretched the limits of ARC. The current ARC was designed to pass a maximum of approximately 1 Mbps (it was originally intended to be 384 Kbps), which is just big enough for DD+ but is insufficient to handle newer and more robust lossless surround sound formats that arrived later, including Dolby TrueHD, DTS Master Audio, and others. On top of these object-based audio formats including Dolby Atmos and DTX:S were introduced, bringing over-head height channels and other 3D sound effects to home theaters. Dolby Atmos can be encoded as part of either a Dolby TrueHD stream or a Dolby Digital+ stream, depending on capacity/bandwidth requirements. When encoded in either version, the stream contains metadata to extract and place objects in relevant positions around the audience. Dolby TrueHD is a lossless variable bit-rate codec. In the same way, an Atmos encoded Dolby Digital+ stream contains metadata to extract and place objects, except that format is lossy. (So the Atmos information is compressed in that implementation, lack some of the depth and dimensionality of the lossless version). Dolby Digital+ uses a more efficient compression technique than Dolby Digital at data rates from 96Kbps to 6 Mbps. It can also support up to 7.1 discrete channels, instead of just 5.1 for Dolby Digital. On the LG B7P OLED 4K HDR Smart TV - 55" Class (54.6" Diag), Model # OLED55B7P you can send the decoded Atmos surround information in the TV out over the HDMI ARC connector, but only when the signal is carried in a lossy Dolby Digital+ surround sound stream. and like the other 2017 OLEDs that have a built-in Dolby Atmos Decoder that support the lossless Dolby TrueHD decoding format internally, but this must be delivered into the television over a non-ARC HDMI input for decoding internally by the television. Unlike the other 2017 LG OLEDs, the LG B7A OLED 4K HDR Smart TV - 55" Class (54.6" Diag), Model # OLED55B7A is the only 2017 OLED model that does not feature a built-in Dolby Atmos Decoder. It only supports Dolby Atmos Passthrough so the TrueHD signal has to be input over a non-ARC HDMI input from a supporting device like a Blu-ray player. However, there is no way to get the Atmos/True HD signal back out of the TV over the present ARC. The sound can only be enjoyed through LG’s built-in sound system or integrated soundbar (like the one in the flagship W7 OLED). The solution to all this will come with the delivery of the new HDMI 2.1 specification. With that implementation a new enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) will be added, with ample bandwidth to support the full Dolby Atmos/Dolby TrueHD (and DTS:X/DTS-HD Master Audio) experience. It is also designed to get rid of the many device recognition and handshake issues that plagued the original ARC implementation. Currently, manufacturer's are still waiting for the HDMI Group to put out testing specifications and for supporting SoC’s to emerge, before anything is going to happen. That isn’t expected to begin into some time in the fall. Meanwhile, most of the OTT streaming services carrying Atmos surround sound today – these include: Netflix, Amazon, Vudu etc. — are using the lossy Dolby Digital+ implementation of Dolby Atmos, leaving Ultra HD Blu-ray of HD Blu-ray players as the primary way to listen to Atmos-supporting soundtracks in a lossless Dolby TrueHD environment...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-10-12

Will this soundbar be a perfect fit for my LG Oled B7 will I be able to fit it in perfectly under the TV 

Asked by: LuisDMacedo
The LG 5.1.2 ch High Res Audio Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos®, Model # SK9Y has a width of 47.2" and can be matched with a TV of 55" or above. It comes with a Wall BRackets and a Wall Bracket Install Guide that you can use to match the "TV's Bottom Edge" of the Wall Bracket Install Guide with the bottom of the TV so you can attach the wall brackets so that the soundbar installs under the TV...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-08-05

Hello. What is the main difference between SJ9 and SK10Y? Which one of then delivers the best sound quality and best sound experience? Thanks in advance.

Asked by: Cícero
Hi Cicero. Not to sound redundant, but as you can see from the title descriptions, the 2017 LG 5.1.2 ch High-Resolution Audio Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos, Model # SJ9, and the 2018 LG 5.1.2 ch High Res Audio Sound Bar w/ Meridian Technology & Dolby Atmos®, Model # SK10Y differ in that one has Meridian Technology and the other doesn't. The SK10Y works with Google Assistant and can be integrated with the optional LG Wireless Surround Speaker Kit, Model # SPK8-S to add premium home theater audio of dedicated rear channels...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-09-19

Hello, I just purchased the SK9Y about 3 weeks ago and I'm trying to cast Google Music onto it but it's not picking up the soundbar. I'm able to setup the LG wifi speaker app but I can't use Chromecast or Google assistant. Any suggestions?

Asked by: Wickster
Hi, the SK9Y has Google Chromecast built-in. Open a cast-enabled app and touch the cast button. If you need help getting this set up, please drop us a line on Twitter at @LGUSSupport, on Facebook at @LGUSSupport or give us a call at 1-800-243-0000, we would be happy to help out. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-06-25

Does this support HDR passthrough?

Asked by: TVBBCC
Hi TVBBCC. The LG 5.1.2 ch High Res Audio Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos®, Model # SK9Y has 4K Pass-Through which is a feature that allows a video source to pass unaffected through the Soundbar to a 4K TV without any processing...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-11-28
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