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KEY FEATURES

  • Meridian Audio Technologies
  • Enjoy a higher bitrate, Hi-Res content and uncompressed Dolby Atmos® with HDMI eARC
  • Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X with Upfiring Height Speakers
  • High-Resolution Audio sounds closer to the real thing
  • Control your sound bar and connected home with the Google Assistant built-in
  • 4K and Dolby Vision®video passthrough
LG SN8YG 3.1.2 Channel High Res Audio Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos® and Google Assistant Built-In
$ 799.99
CES 2020 Innovation Awards Honoree in Home Audio/Video Components & Accessories1

CES 2020 Innovation Awards Honoree in Home Audio/Video Components & Accessories

  • Meridian Audio

  • Surround Sound Ready

  • Dolby Atmos

  • High Resolution Audio

*Dolby, Dolby Atmos and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
*Google is a trademark of Google LLC.

Creating Sound Together

Prestigious British Audio, Meridian

Since 1977, Meridian has delivered innovative and elegant high-performance audio solutions. They have pushed boundaries, disrupted norms, and delivered products that have redefined how people enjoy their music and movies, wherever they are.

Meridian’s Leading Technologies

Meridian's rigorous and research-led philosophy has maintained their position on the limits of what's possible in sound. As the Pioneer of High Resolution Audio and the Master of Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Meridian has played an integral role in the development and adoption of pioneering technologies.
  • Digital Signal Processing

    DSP allows absolute control over the audio signal, enabling the design of advanced technologies that can enhance the listening experience in any context.

  • Meridian Lossless Packing

    Meridian has been a long-term collaborator and technology partner with Dolby. Meridian Lossless Packing technology is licensed to Dolby as the standard for DVD audio.

  • Master Quality Authenticated

    Meridian developed MQA - the revolutionary technology for efficiently streaming music with the highest possible sound quality.

Dolby Atmos 

Experience how powerful sound can be

Dolby Atmos® envelops you in sound. Originally created for the cinema, Dolby Atmos pairs with up-firing height channels so you hear every note, every sound and every word in stunning clarity. It’s powerful, moving audio that flows all around you, even overhead.

Take sound to greater heights

Dolby Atmos takes surround sound to a higher level with a third overhead dimension. By tracking audio objects moving within a scene, the new LG Sound Bars delivers aerial sounds from all directions, up and down, right and left for to simulate the cinematic audio experience.
*Dolby, Dolby Atmos and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

5.1.2 ch Surround Sound Expansion

Immerse yourself in sound

Hear sound all around you. Wirelessly pair with additional surround sound speakers for a full cinematic audio experience. 2.0 ch Rear Speaker Kit expansion delivers audio from behind for greater depth and immersive surround sound.
*Rear Speaker Kit sold separately.
**Rear speakers are wired to the included wireless receiver but is not shown in the image.
*Google is a trademark of Google LLC.
**The Google Assistant is not available in certain languages and countries.
***TV voice control with HDMI CEC to be available starting with 2019 models.
*AI Room Calibration is an automatic sound tuning technology that compensates for the environment the Sound Bar is placed, by using Algorithms that improve the Sound Bar’s sonic performance.
*Dolby, Dolby Atmos and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
*Image simulated.
*Included in select models only.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

    • Dolby Atmos
    • Yes
    • DTS:X
    • Yes
    • Google Assistant Built-in
    • Yes
    • High Resolution Audio
    • Up to 24bit/96kHz
    • 24-bit Upsampling
    • Yes
    • 4K Passthrough
    • Yes (HDCP 2.3)
    • Group Play Mode
    • Yes (Chromecast)
    • Chromecast Built-in
    • Yes
    • Wireless Surround Sound Ready
    • Yes
    • Bluetooth Streaming
    • Yes (5.0)
    • Meridian Audio Technology
    • Yes
    • Works with the Google Assistant
    • Yes
    • USB Playback
    • Yes
    • Dolby Vision & HDR10 Passthrough
    • Yes
    • HDMI eARC
    • Yes
    • Custom Room Tuning
    • Yes

GENERAL

    • Channels
    • 3.1.2ch
    • Total Power
    • 440W
    • 2020 Model
    • Yes

CONVENIENCE

    • TV Remote Compatibility
    • Yes
    • Smartphone Remote App (iOS/Android)
    • iOS/Android OS
    • Easy Setup with BLE
    • Yes
    • Auto Volume Leveler
    • Yes (In App)
    • Dynamic Range Control
    • Yes (In App)
    • SIMPLINK
    • Yes
    • Firmware Over-the-air (FOTA)
    • Yes
    • Night Mode
    • Yes
    • LCD Display Auto-Dimmer
    • Yes

SOUND MODES

    • AI Sound Pro
    • Yes
    • Standard
    • Yes
    • Music
    • Yes
    • Bass Blast
    • Yes
    • Bass Blast +
    • Yes
    • Movie (Dolby Surround)
    • Yes
    • DTS:X
    • Yes
    • Dolby Atmos
    • Yes

AUDIO FORMAT

    • LPCM
    • Yes
    • Dolby Atmos®
    • Yes
    • Dolby TrueHD
    • Yes
    • Dolby Digital Plus
    • Yes
    • Dolby Digital
    • Yes
    • DTS Digital Surround
    • Yes
    • DTS-HD Master Audio
    • Yes
    • DTS-HD High Resolution
    • Yes
    • DTS:X
    • Yes
    • FLAC (Up to 192kHz) C4A / USB
    • Yes/Yes
    • OGG (Up to 48kHz) C4A / USB
    • Yes/Yes
    • WAV C4A / USB
    • Yes/Yes
    • MP3 C4A / USB
    • Yes/Yes
    • AAC C4A / USB
    • Yes/Yes

SPEAKERS

    • Front
    • 40W x 2
    • Center
    • 40W
    • Front Height
    • 50W x 2
    • Subwoofer
    • 220W (Wireless)

CONNECTIVITY

    • Wi-Fi
    • Yes
    • Wireless Active Subwoofer
    • Yes
    • Bluetooth
    • 5.0
    • LG TV Sound Sync (Optical)
    • Yes
    • Optical Input
    • Yes
    • USB
    • Yes
    • HDMI (HDCP 2.3) Output
    • 1
    • HDMI (HDCP 2.3) Input
    • 1

POWER

    • Soundbar Standby Power Consumption
    • 0.5W ↓
    • Soundbar Power Consumption
    • 45W
    • Subwoofer Power Consumption
    • 38W
    • Subwoofer Standby Power Consumption
    • 0.5W ↓

DIMENSIONS/WEIGHTS

    • TV Matching
    • 49 inch ↑
    • Sound Bar (WxHxD)
    • 41.7" x 2.2" x 4.7"
    • Subwoofer (WxHxD)
    • 8.7" x 15.4" x 12.3"
    • Soundbar Net Weight
    • 9.7 lbs
    • Subwoofer Net Weight
    • 17.2 lbs
    • Shipping Size (WxHxD)
    • 45.9" x 11.2" x 18.1"
    • Shipping Weight
    • 32.2 lbs

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

    • Remote Control
    • Yes
    • Batteries
    • AAA x 2
    • Optical Cable
    • Yes
    • Wall Mount Bracket
    • Yes
    • Cable Management
    • Yes
    • Warranty Card
    • Yes

WARRANTY

    • Limited Warranty
    • 1 Year Parts & Labor
    • UPC
    • 719192637412
    • Country of origin
    • China

What people are saying

Rated 1 out of 5 by from SNY8YG Bought the sound bar and sub combo 1.5 months ago. About 2 months ago I noticed the sub would disconnect. At first I thought no big deal I would just link it back up and it would work again. It started happening more often to where I would have to unplug the sub and plug it back in before it would link. Then it would disconnect daily until it finally will not do anything. Only makes a discharge sound when the sub is unplugged. Sounds like a capacitor discharge. The sub was always plugged into a surge protector along with other electronics no problems with any other device. I contacted LG for assistance and got no help since the manufacturer warranty is only 1 year. Had to send a copy of my original receipt to be considered for a 1 time warranty repair. Was told I would be notified with a decision within 3 to 5 days. It has been weeks. I have called back once for any updates but got zero. I purchased a 65 inch LG C9 when the sound bar at the same time thinking it would be a great package. The TV has been great. However I am very upset with the sound bar and with the customer service. At first I offered to take it to a service center if LG would repair at no cost. I never write reviews but this time I feel I should and am due a new sub for my sound bar or a new sound bar system to replace the one I have that is no good at this point. I will give a little time for a response. I am leaning towards no longer purchasing any LG products after this experience a surround system should last a lot longer than 1.5 years.
Date published: 2022-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great customer service Great product and great customer service sounds amazing
Date published: 2022-06-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not happy After a little more than a year the sub woofer stopped working. Of course the factory warranty was up and I had to send the whole unit back for repairs. LG charged me for the repair but was kind enough to send a box to ship it. Sending unit back hopefully the repair will be done quickly.
Date published: 2022-06-06
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Can I update software for LG SN8YG? How do I do it? Update software for Google Assistant on same unit? How do I do it? Can't find anything in the manual or online. All software has bugs. I like to keep my equipment updated.

Asked by: Don22
If or when any firmware updates become available for the LG SN8YG 3.1.2 Channel High Res Audio Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos® and Google Assistant Built-In, you will have to visit the support page for the Soundbar on our site and download the update on a thumb drive that you can then insert into the USB drive on the Soundbar to install the update. Google Assistant firmware updates are from Google LLC and you can check for any available updates when or if they are available through the Google Home app or check through Google's official site...^Ivan
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2021-09-17

Suddenly my subwoofer stopped turning on. It currently gets no power. The soundbar still works but there is no bass as the subwoofer will not power on. Anyone have any ideas? Do they sell the subwoofer separately?

Asked by: JJW51
Try unplugging the Subwoofer for the LG SN8YG 3.1.2 Channel High Res Audio Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos® and Google Assistant Built-In and plugging it back in to see if that resolves the issue. If it is still not receiving power, check the outlet that it is plugged into to ensure that the outlet is working. You can use a lamp or something else to plug into the outlet to check if it is working or not. You may also want to make sure that the circuit breaker for that outlet hasn't tripped. You can contact our LG Authorized Parts Distributor Affiliate, Encompass Simply Parts, (800) 432-8542, https://encompass.com to inquire if the Subwoofer can be purchased separately...^Ivan
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2021-09-08

re: LG UHG AI Thin Q 86" I want a sound bar that is proper for TV. We do not get to carried away with electronics. Which LG bar? we have a comcast system and do not want to use more than the controller. Just want on with TV, Net Flex, Apple TV etc.

Asked by: BSCparts
What is the model number for the LG 86 inch 4K Smart UHD TV w/ AI ThinQ® that you are looking for s suitable Soundbar for? Any of our Soundbars will work with any of our TVs, but some TVs have features on them that are best matched up with a suitable Soundbar for you to get the most out of the available feature on both the Soundbar and the TV. The specifications for our Soundbars under DIMENSIONS/WEIGHTS have a TV Matching spec that lets you know if the Soundbar is suitable for a screen size of more than 49" so the soundbar is an aesthetic match for the TV, but knowing which model number the TV is also helps to help us give recommendations on which Soundbar best suits the TV. As for features on the Soundbar, you will need to review the Soundbars to determine which features you are interested in or not interested in. You also need to keep in mind that TV, NetFlix or Apple TV also stream audio in different audio formats so if you want the best audio experience while watching TV programming or movies from NetFix or Apple TV, you will need a Soundbar that is capable of supporting the audio format that is being streamed through them...^Ivan
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2021-09-07

I was led to believe that I could use this soundbar as a smart speaker for Alexa in addition to Google Assistant. So far I cannot get Alexa to connect, respond on the correct device, etc. Is this only compatible with Google Assistant?

Asked by: Brian Greig
As indicated in the title, the LG SN8YG 3.1.2 Channel High Res Audio Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos® and Google Assistant Built-In is compatible with Google Assistant. It is not compatible with Alexa...^Ivan
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2021-08-30

Will this soundbar work with LG TV model 55UM7300PUA? Thanks!

Asked by: Criscan2
The LG SN8YG 3.1.2 Channel High Res Audio Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos® and Google Assistant Built-In will work with any of our TVs, including the LG 55 inch Class 4K Smart UHD TV w/AI ThinQ® (54.6'' Diag), Model # 55UM7300PUA. Both the TV and the SoundBar support Bluetooth so you can pair the SoundBar with the TV via Bluetooth for a wireless Bluetooth connection. You can also connect the HDMI ARC (TV Out) port on the Soundbar to the TV's HDMI ARC port or you can connect the Optical Digital Audio In on the SoundBar to the TV's Optical Digital Audio Out for wired connections using the appropriate audio cables. The SoundBar will also work with TVs from other manufacturers...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2021-04-07

will it work with 75UM8070PUA?

Asked by: airbound9
Yes, this TV will support the features of the Soundbar. It is compatible for LG Sound Sync via Bluetooth connectivity. The TV has HDMI ARC on input 2 and Optical output. If you need further assistance, please reach out to our support team on Twitter via @LGUSSupport or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LGUSA. ^Daphane
Answered by: LG Electronics
Date published: 2020-12-05

I just ordered a 65" nano tv. Will the SN8YG cancell out the tv speakers or will it work together?

Asked by: Mesa5050
Which 65" LG NanoCell TV model do you have, the Nano 99, Nano91, Nano 91, Nano 90, Nano 85, or Nano 81 series TV? When the LG SN8YG 3.1.2 Channel High Res Audio Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos® and Google Assistant Built-In is connected to the TVs via the Optical Digital Audio port, you can use the TV's internal speakers and the Soundbar simultaneously. The TV's internal speakers and audio outputs are only disabled when streaming audio to Bluetooth headphones or Bluetooth speakers...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2020-12-03

Will the SN8YG support full HDMI 2.1 specification on all ports? Does this support passthrough of 4k120hz 8k60hz?

Asked by: Alex_210
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