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Bluetooth® wireless is effortless.
It's so easy to wirelessly pair your LG sound bar, you'll feel like an audio expert. Bluetooth® 4.2 provides range and reliability to connect your LG sound bar to your TV or device, or you can connect via LG Sound Sync*.
*Compatible with select LG TVs.
4K Pass-through enabled.
4K pass-through ensures a full home theater experience when passing through HDMI connections from an external source, such as a 4K Blu Ray player or streaming device.
The brilliance of the Google Assistant built-in.
LG smart sound bars offer the ultimate in voice control with the Google Assistant* built-in. Just say "Ok Google" and give a command to control your sound bar, entertainment and smart home.
*Service limited to certain languages. Some features require 3rd party service subscriptions.
Works with Google Chromecast™.
Cast your favorite music wirelessly from your phone's streaming apps, such as Pandora® or Google Play™ Music. You can even group Chromecast-enabled speakers for a whole-home audio experience.
*Requires compatilble content and HDMI passthrough from a compatible source device.
Experience powerful, moving audio.
Originally created for the cinema, Dolby Atmos sound technology creates powerful, moving audio that seems to flow all around you, even overhead.*
*Dolby Atmos requires HDMI passthrough from a Dolby Atmos-compatible source device. Dolby, Dolby Atmos and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
DTS:X is sound that moves all around you.
DTS:X is an immersive audio decoder that places sound where it would occur naturally in space, creating a more lifelike, multi-dimensional audio experience. Feel like you're in the middle of a car chase or hear a storm thundering above you.
MERIDIAN Technology raises the sound bar.
LG partnered with Meridian Technology, pioneers of High-Resolution Audio, to combine advanced signal processing and refined hardware design, creating a sound field with greater height, width and depth.
Audio that sounds closer to the real thing.
Leading audio processing technology provides sound quality that surpasses CDs, and allows you to enjoy a stunning 24-bit/192kHz audio resolution — as close to original sound as you can get.*
*Compatible high-resolution music files required, sold separately.
Feel audio from every direction.
Expand your surround sound with two additional wireless speakers in the mix. 2.0ch Rear Speaker Kit expansion delivers audio from behind you for true physical depth of immersive, surround sound in a wall-mountable design.
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.
Rated 5 out of
Totally Fills My Apartment with SoundHaving just set up the LG SL9Y in my apartment and running it through various audio such as movies, TV, video games, and streaming music, I can honestly say this is the best sounding sound bar I have ever heard.
The way it fills the room makes it seem like the sound is coming from more than just the bar itself, and it has a wonderful full and rich sound.
It also looks great, and fits in front of my 65" TV perfectly, which brings a wonderful ascetic to my setup.
My only real complaint is with the setup. The directions were a bit limited, and I couldn't get it to connect to WIFI when running the app. This is needed to setup the Google Assistant and allows you to connect through blue tooth. It kept searching, but wouldn't pair, and eventually gave me a website to go to for more help, but the website didn't provide any additional information. After many tries of unplugging it and plugging it back in, I eventually uninstalled the Google Home app, restarted my phone, and reinstalled the app and it connected on the first try.
Once it was connected, the sub automatically connected and I was on my way.
I would definitely recommend this sound bar to anyone that is looking for a sleek design and great sound for their media!
Date published: 2019-07-11
Rated 5 out of
Excellent sound!I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest opinion. Now opinion is that the surrond sound system is amazing! Crisp sound and we even went out and bought the wireless rear speakers. This made the quality much better! But even with out the extra speaker that we purchased the sound system works amazing! The Dolby Atmos is great lets you feel like your surrounded by the action in the movie. Gives off a great movie theater sound. The Chromecast and Google Assistant are great tools and the setup was so easy that i was able to conect on my own. I am also able to connect my phone and control the sound bar so when i misplace my remote i can still control the system. All I had to do was turn on Bluetooth to my phone and it connected that easy.
Date published: 2019-07-02
Rated 5 out of
Farmer Green from
Full and Immersive SoundI've owned the soundbar, as well as the rear speaker kit, for about 3 weeks now. The sound is wonderful when watching films, television, and playing video games. I would recommend the set. I also own a LG OLED television and they play quite well together. Using the optical audio cable and an HDMI cable, there is dual control and they power on/off together.
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What exactly are the channels on a 4.1.2? The 4 is a center, right left, and what else?? I know the .1 is the subwoofer and the .2 is the Atmos ceiling facing speakers. But what is the 4th channel?
Asked by: Robulus101
As with traditional Soundbar designs, a Dolby enabled Soundbar will incorporate left and right primary speakers and may include a center speaker and even surround speakers located on the sides of the Soundbar. The  in the 4.1.2 configuration of the LG SL9Y 4.1.2 Channel 500W Sound Bar w/ Meridian Technology & Dolby Atmos, Model # SL9YG is referring to the two primary speakers and the two surround speakers in the bar...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2019-07-09
I have a 4K LG Nano cell TV and I was thinking of getting this sound bar. Is it best to hook it with an Optical Cable or an HDMI cable for the best sound quality and to take adventage of all the features?
Asked by: Nathaniel_04
The LG SL9Y 4.1.2 Channel 500W Sound Bar w/ Meridian Technology & Dolby Atmos, Model # SL9YG supports Dolby Atmos® & DTS:X and both those are only supported through your HDMI ports. You will need to connect the Soundbar through the HDMI In 2 / ARC on your 4K LG NanoCell TV (or HDMI In 2 / eARC if it supports eARC)...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2019-07-08
Will this sound bar hook up with my C8?
Asked by: RJsdad313
There are three ways by which you can connect this LG LG SL9Y 4.1.2 Channel Sound Bar w/ Meridian Technology & Dolby Atmos, Model # SL9YG to your LG C8PUA 4K HDR Smart OLED TV w/ AI ThinQ® TV. You can pair it to the TV using Bluetooth, or you can connect its HDMI Out to the TVs HDMI 2/ARC port or you can use its Optical Digital Audio Input to connect it to the TV's Optical Digital Audio Out...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2019-05-28
will the LG tv pass thru my stereo system without problems?
Asked by: JoewR
Regrettably, we are not clear on your inquiry about if the LG TV will pass through your stereo without problems. Which LG TV do you have, what is the model number? The LG SL9Y 4.1.2 Channel Sound Bar w/ Meridian Technology & Dolby Atmos, can be connected to a TV in one of three ways. It supports Bluetooth, so if the LG TV that you have also supports Bluetooth, you can pair it with the Soundbar for a wireless Bluetooth connection. If your TV has an HDMI ARC port on it, you can connect that to the HDMI ARC port on the Soundbar, and you also have the option of connecting the TV's Optical Digital Audio Out to the Optical Digital Audio In on the Soundbar...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2019-05-09
Does the 4k Passthrough include dolby vision passthrough?
Asked by: Atlas3686
Regardless of whether a video signal is carrying HDR10 metadata or Dolby Vision metadata, 4K Pass-Thorugh is a feature on the LG SL9Y 4.1.2 Channel Sound Bar w/ Meridian Technology & Dolby Atmos, Model # SL9YG that will allow the video source to pass unaffected through the Soundbar to a 4K TV without any processing as long as the HDMI ports on the 4K TV are HDCP 2.2 compliant...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2019-04-18
When is SL9YG soundbar going to be available?
Asked by: Hseperas
LG announced through a Press Release dated March 26, 2019, that the LG SL9Y 4.1.2 Channel Sound Bar w/ Meridian Technology & Dolby Atmos, Model # SL9YG will be available in the week of May 27, 2019...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2019-04-02
Will this soundbar or any of the 2019 Soundbars support HDMI 2.1? I want to stream Atmos from the 2019 LG TV’s native Netflix apps.
Asked by: Kyle Smith
Your interest in the LG 4.1.2 ch High Res Audio Sound Bar w/ Meridian Technology & Dolby Atmos®, Model # SL9YG is greatly appreciated. Regrettably, this Soundbar has not yet been released and is currently not available and we do not have the specifications to verify what type of ports it will feature. Please stay tuned to the product information page, the full specifications will be available soon and we will update the product page to reflect its full specifications...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2019-03-08
What does it mean coming soon? 1st, 2nd quarter of 2019? How can we be updated about these 3 models? I need to know if I will buy the 2018 model or it's worth waiting for the new ones...
Asked by: Remus_Sorin
The LG 4.1.2 ch High Res Audio Sound Bar w/ Meridian Technology & Dolby Atmos®, Model # SL9YG like our other 2019 products are currently in production and at this time, we will not have a timetable for when the information for release dates, availability, and pricing will be announced. As production for these products nears completion, LG will put out a Press Release announcing pricing, availability, and release dates and that is when we will have the pertinent information to share with you. Thank you for your interest in our products and for your patience and understanding...^IFV
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Surround yourself with rich, nuanced sound. Whether you love classical music or want to rock out, hear your favorite movies in crystal-clear detail, or connect your MP3 player and just kick back, our newest collection of audio players has just what you need to do it all, including:
Wireless Speakers: With no wires to contend with, you can create a system of speakers that lets the music flow throughout your home. This way, you won't miss a beat when you're traveling from room to room.
Sound Bars & SoundPlatesTM: Featuring sleek, slim designs and superior sonic depth, our soundbars and SoundPlates will bring your TV's audio system to a whole new level.
Shelf Stereo Systems: Get powerful sound from a robust system of speakers designed to work together. And with features like Bluetooth technology, CD players, and multiple USB inputs, our home audio systems give you a range of formats to choose from.
Portable Bluetooth Speakers: Take your favorite tunes with you. Whether you're headed to the beach, a backyard barbecue, a camping trip or just outside to your patio, our portable Bluetooth speakers give you the power to stream music virtually anywhere.
Docking Stations: Charge your go-to mobile device while listening to music. Some docking stations even come with built-in Bluetooth, so you can stream music to your speaker without docking your device.
Home Theater Systems: From state-of-the-art multi-speaker systems to powerful single speakers, our home theater systems offer versatile solutions for homes of any size.
LG home audio devices give you the power to create a sound system designed for the way you live. From wireless speakers that allow you to stream music throughout your home to Bluetooth speakers that let you listen to music on the go, docking stations that do double duty (charging devices and playing music) to powerful multi-speaker home theater systems that offer the ultimate cinematic experience, you'll find the right solution for your life and your style.