LG today announced the SoundPlate (model LAP340), an innovative all-in-one speaker system that provides high-quality audio with a minimalist design for today’s flat-panel HDTVs. The LG SoundPlate’s profile is only 1-3/8 inches (35 millimeters) high and is primarily meant to act as a pedestal, ideal for 32 to 55-inch class TVs, but is compact enough to fit in shelving units or TV stands. The speaker system offers 4.1 channel sound with dual built-in subwoofers.
Its 120W output is boosted by a unique internal structure and LG’s proprietary acoustic tuning system, which makes it easier to hear dialog and other discrete sounds when watching TV shows or movies. To further enhance sound quality, this unit features LG’s Bass Port system, which reduces harmful vibrations from within the speaker enclosure. LG’s Cinema Mode feature optimizes the LAP340’s surround sound capabilities, creating an immersive field of multidirectional audio.
For additional functionality, LG’s Sound Sync, which is driven by Bluetooth capabilities, enables users to pair the device with other compatible devices, such as phones, so consumers can wirelessly stream music when in range. As an added bonus, this feature helps reduce cable clutter in the living room by pairing your compatible LG TV to the SoundPlate wirelessly.
From an aesthetic perspective, its low profile and sleek matte finish make it an attractive choice for any home theater set up.
Price and Availability
The LG LAP340 SoundPlate is expected to be available through U.S. retailers in October 2013. Price TBD.