CES 23 > LG SC95: 3.1.3 Dolby Atmos/DTS:X soundbar, AirPlay 2, Wow Orchestra, 400 W and HDMI 2.1

LG has just announced three new soundbars, the LG SC95, LG S77S and LG SE6S. Presentation of the first named, specifically designed to match the designs of LG C2 and future LG C3 TVs (fixing a cradle to the back of the TVs to accommodate the soundbar, on a flat support or on the wall), before come back to the other two later.

Audio system 3.1.3, the LG SC95 comes in the form of a sound bar with a classic design accompanied by a wireless subwoofer (20 cm boomer). Namely, like the LG S77s and LG SE6S, the LG SC95 will be marketed without surround speakers.

LG SC95, Center Up-Firing Speaker

Like the LG S95QR, LG S80QR and LG S80QY vintage 2022 soundbars, the LG SC95 has a central Up-Firing speaker, for a total of three on the soundbar. Of course, in the presence of a stereo signal, only two channels (right and left) of the soundbar will be automatically implemented and not all channels. And it remains possible to extend the stereo signal as desired. And to finish with the stereo chapter, the LG SC95 is certified Hi-Res Audio (96 kHz/24 bits).

LG SC95, main specs

In addition to Dolby Atmos/DTS:X compatibility, the technical specifications of the LG SC95 state Class D amplification delivering a total power of 400 W, Imax Enhanced certification, a more stable wireless connection for quality magnified audio, not to mention the exclusive Meridian Horizon technology capable of converting a stereo signal up to 3.1. Finally, we also note the Smart Up-Mixer function to broadcast a stereo signal to all the speakers of the SC95.

New this year, the Wow Orchestra mode already mentioned in our columns (see our CES 23 news > LG 2023 soundbar, new Wow Orchestra function competing with the Q‑Symphony Samsung) for an ever richer sound rendering. Similarly, LG announces for the SC95 the Triple Sound Optimizer process to take into account the unique acoustic package of the sound bar.

LG SC95, AI Sound Pro function, voice assistants and connectivity

The AI Sound Pro function directly from the brand's televisions is present. This means that the settings made in real time by the TV depending on the nature of the signal are transmitted to the sound bar for even better sound reproduction. Likewise, an AI calibration of the room is on the program to perfectly adapt the sound to the acoustics of the room.

We can still point out support for the main music streaming platforms plus voice control with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. To mention again, the AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth functionalities, without forgetting the possibility of connecting the optional Wi-Fi Wowcast module for a wireless association with a television of the brand, up to Dolby Atmos soundtracks.

Namely, the transfer of the audio signal between the TV and the Wowcast module is not compressed (guaranteed until 7.1.4). Precision, the LG Wowcast module (a wireless eARC add-on in fact) works with all LG Wi-Fi soundbars, so it can be associated with a model of the year 2022 or 2023.

LG SC95, the connection

The LG SC95's HDMI 2.1 connector integrates the eARC, VRR, ALLM functions and, in 2033, 4K/120 compatibility. The same for the management of HDR10 and HDR Dolby Vision.