LG Electronics has unveiled its 2013 audio and video lineup.
The company’s new array of products include the BH9430PW 9.1-channel speaker system, NB4530A Sound Bar, BP730 Blu-ray player with Smart TV features, the ND8630 Dual Docking Speaker, and the NP6630 Portable Speaker.
The BH9430PW, a surround sound speaker system, uses speaker cones with high-tensile Aramid fiber, and results in a wider range of sound, including defined, deep bass with near-zero sound distortion. Additionally, the 9.1-channel system creates four additional channels in addition to the typical 5.1 setup.
A new feature called the Private Sound Mode lets consumers feed the system’s sound directly to their smartphone via Wi-Fi where they can listen with any regular earbuds. Also serving as a smart hub, the BH9430PW supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which offers wireless and seamless content mirroring from smartphones and other compatible external devices.
LG expanded its Sound Bar lineup in 2013 to include four models, highlighted by the NB4530A Sound Bar. The Sound Bar produces rich audio with 2.1 channels, 310W speakers and a wireless subwoofer. The unit is only 1.38 inches tall. Supporting HDMI with an Audio Return Channel (HDMI ARC), the Sound Bar plays audio from the TV without requiring additional cables. It is also Bluetooth-enabled to facilitate wireless audio streaming from smartphones, tablets and laptops.
New in 2013, the BP730 is operated with the LG Magic Remote, enabling customers to navigate the system’s control options with point—and-wheel based actions. The BP730 also supports NFC. Additional Blu-ray players in the U.S. lineup include the BP530 and BP330.
Rounding out LG’s audio lineup are a series of docking and portable speakers, led by the ND8630 Dual Docking Speaker, which supports dock-and-play for both iOS and Android mobile devices. The 80W speaker charges the batteries of all docked devices. It can also recognize and wirelessly play music files saved on smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop PCs that support Bluetooth and Apple’s AirPlay.
The NP3530 rounds out the portable speaker lineup. It is LG’s flagship portable speaker. The 20W unit supports NFC, AirPlay and Bluetooth to wirelessly stream music from a range of mobile devices.
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