The latest line of LG and Meridian audio products marks the culmination of three years’ close collaboration between the two brands. Meridian’s audio engineering expertise and psychoacoustic research has been applied to new 2020 models of LG’s wireless earbuds, soundbars and portable speakers.
John Buchanan, Chief Executive Officer at Meridian Audio comments, “As part of our collaboration, Meridian and LG recognise the importance of high-quality audio in creating and delivering the ultimate user experience, which continues with new 2020 models of LG’s wireless earbuds, soundbars, and portable speakers. These new audio products are a testament to our successful partnership and our commitment to delivering premium, authentic audio to customers, wherever they are.”
The new LG TONE Free (HBS-FN6 and HBS-FN4) wireless earbuds are the first TWS product (True Wireless Stereo) to include Meridian HSP (Headphone Spatial Processing), a technology included within some of Meridian’s own audio products.
Developed by Meridian, both TONE Free models feature customised EQ sound settings, with each mode offering four unique presets to deliver a tailored listening experience, including Natural, Immersive, Bass Boost and Treble Boost, depending on the user’s preferences or choice of listening material.
With Meridian’s advanced tuning, the LG TONE Free wireless earbuds are said to deliver premium audio that supports fast charging, allowing users to listen to music for up to one hour from just five minutes of charging. When fully charged, users can enjoy music for up to six hours.
In addition, the 2020 LG soundbar models (SN11, SN10 SN9, SN8, SN7, SN7C) use Meridian’s tuning and on-board technology. In Meridian-tuned ‘Standard’ mode, Image Elevation, a technology used in Meridian’s In-Wall Loudspeakers, ensures a more lifelike listening experience by elevating the perceived height of lead instruments and vocals, especially important for soundbars positioned below a screen, whilst Meridian’s Bass and Space technology boosts low-frequency reproduction and naturally widens the soundstage.
Built-in AI Room Calibration in the soundbars produces more optimised audio by assessing the dimensions of a given space and adjusting accordingly, as well as creating sound that appears to originate from multiple directions. The soundbars also feature an advanced processing algorithm that can upscale conventional file formats to near-studio quality.
The latest addition to LG’s XBOOM Go portable Bluetooth speaker line-up, the LG XBOOM Go PL Series (models PL7, PL5 and PL2) integrate Meridian tuning for enhanced bass and clearer vocals for listening on-the-go.
The integrated Dual Action Bass in the PL7 and PL5 models naturally extends the bass, whilst the PL7 speaker features dual tweeters to enhance the detail across higher frequencies. To XBOOM Go PL Series also produces pulses of LED lighting in sync with the speed and beat of the audio.