CES 23 > LG SE6S Eclair, compact soundbar 3.0 Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Meridian Horizon AirPlay 2, Wow Orchestra, 100 W and HDMI 2.1

After the presentation of the new LG SC95 soundbar, following our overview of the Korean manufacturer's 2023 range with the Dolby Atmos/DTS:X compatible LG SE6S, also known as LG Eclair. An extremely compact model.

The Korean manufacturer LG has therefore announced its new Eclair soundbar, the SE6S, a model that stands out from the rest of the 2023 range by its compactness, apart of course from the external wireless subwoofer. Judge for yourself, the LG SE6S measures 800 x 63 x 125 millimeters.

LG SE6S Eclair, central Up-Firing speaker

Unlike the LG S95QR, LG S80QR and LG S80QY vintage 2022 soundbars and the LG SC95 vintage 2023, the LG SE6S does not have an Up-Firing speaker. Similarly, no Imax Enhanced label here. On the other hand, the LG SE6S is announced certified Hi-Res Audio (96 kHz/24 bits).

LG SE6S Eclair, main specs

In addition to Dolby Atmos/DTS:X compatibility, the technical specifications of the LG SE6S mention Class D amplification delivering a total power of 100 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 3.0. Finally, we also note the Smart Up-Mixer function to broadcast a stereo signal to all the speakers of the SE6S.

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 SE6S the Triple Sound Optimizer process to take into account the unique acoustic package of the sound bar.

LG SE6S, 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 (Spotify/Tidal Connect) 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 SE6S, the connection

The HDMI 2.1 connection of the LG SE6S integrates the eARC, VRR, ALLM functions and, in 2033, 4K/120 compatibility. The same for the management of HDR10 and HDR Dolby Vision.