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LG unveils new XBOOM speaker lineup at CES 2019

LG Electronics showcased its expanded XBOOM audio lineup at CES 2019. The updated lineup features superior sound, unique features and exceptional convenience.

The latest XBOOM comprises mini components, and all-in-one units, XBOOM Go portable Bluetooth speakers, and XBOOM AI ThinQ smart speakers.

The new flagship XBOOM mini component (model CL98) boasts a solid output of 3,500W. It incorporates a Compression Horn to generate crisper, more detailed audio across higher frequencies.

Meanwhile, LG’s high-end XBOOM (model OL100) delivers a robust 2,000W output. It employs a proprietary Blast Horn–a folded air duct behind the driver designed to create acoustic sound pressure by directing air through an amplifying duct–to improve high-frequency reproduction and bass performance. This speaker also offers Meridian Mode, which provide clearer vocals and more responsive bass.

Finally, the XBOOM freestyle speakers (models RK7 and RL4) feature the X-grip handle for convenient transportation and can be placed either vertically or horizontally. There’s also the LG XBOOM Go PK series speakers, which produce excellent high-fidelity sound despite their compact size and light weight. These portable speakers support aptX™ HD codec for lossless 24-bit audio when streaming from the latest smartphones. The PK series generates high-quality audio that will satisfy even the most discerning listeners, producing stunningly accurate wireless sound and giving the XBOOM PK a solid advantage in the on-the-go category.


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The new XBOOM design supports the aptX HD codec for lossless hi-resolution audio streaming over Bluetooth, while the upgraded Wireless Party Link makes it possible to connect multiple speakers at the same time.

In addition, these XBOOM devices also come with an easy-to-use DJ App, which is available on the App Store and Google Play Using DJ Star, it’s easy to deftly fade in and out of tracks, cue up future tunes, and scratch like a professional DJ. The Cross Fader feature allows the seamless mixing of audio from two different sources while a simple throttle control enables users to build the music to a pulsating crescendo, complete with flashing lights. The app also provides access to a range of effects such as Scratch Mixing and DJ Loop while Party Accelerator is sure to get everyone on their feet and dancing.

Another new feature is the Karaoke Star. It can suppress the vocals on almost any track, setting the stage for users to give voice to their musical ambitions. The 18 unique vocal effects pair perfectly with the new Multi-Color Lighting feature, a range of preset lighting options including the ability to sync with whatever track is being played, accentuating the beat and heightening the ambience.

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