LG SP8YA 3.1.2 Channel Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos

Model: SP8YA UPC: 195174008096 Item: 176488

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Settle into Cinematic Sound

Hear multi-dimensional audio - all from the comfort of your couch.

Features:

  • High Resolution Audio (24 bit / 96 kHz) 
  • Control your soundbar with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Apple Airplay 2 
  • 4K & HDR Passthrough
  • 5.1 channel 440 W
  • Dolby Atmos & DTS: X with upward-firing height channels
  • Meridian Advanced Sound Technologies

Bring the Theater Home

Full-on surround sound and dimensional audio bring the cinema front and center. The subwoofer immerses you in dimensional sound with 3.1.2 channels and 440W of premium sound quality.

Sound All Around You

Dolby Atmos® envelops you in sound. Originally created for the cinema, content created in Dolby Atmos, pairs with up-firing height channels to deliver powerful, moving audio that flows all around you.

Better Sound Together

LG partnered with Meridian Technology, pioneers of High-Res Audio to deliver a wide soundstage with quality ear-level sound.

A More Lifelike Listening Experience

High-Res Audio sounds closer to the real thing. Enjoy stunning audio resolution — closer to the original sound.

Take Command of Your Entertainment

Choose your go-to voice assistants like Google Assistant or Alexa, and control your favorite features like Chromecast, AirPlay 2, and more through your LG soundbar.

Connect to Amazing Picture & Sound with 4K & HDR Passthrough

Fewer cables with no loss of sound quality. Maintain high-resolution audio and Dolby Vision picture quality when you connect an external source, like a streaming device or 4K Blu-ray player, to your soundbar using an HDMI cable.

Get More From Your Entertainment

Connect your TV and soundbar with just one cable. Enjoy a higher bitrate, Hi-Res content, and uncompressed Dolby Atmos® with HDMI eARC. 

Specifications

Specifications

  • Product Highlights
    • Dolby Atmos: Yes
    • DTS:X: Yes
    • High Resolution Audio: Up to 24bit/96kHz
    • 24-bit Upsampling: Yes
    • 4K Passthrough (HDCP 2.3): Yes
    • Group Play Mode: Yes (Chromecast)
    • Chromecast Built-in: Yes
    • Wireless Surround Sound Ready: Yes
    • Bluetooth Streaming: Yes (5.0)
    • Meridian Audio Technology: Yes
    • Works with the Google Assistant: Yes
    • Amazon Alexa Supported: Yes
    • Spotify Connect Supported: Yes
    • Apple AirPlay 2 Supported: Yes
    • USB Playback: Yes
    • Dolby Vision & HDR10 Passthrough: Yes
    • HDMI eARC: Yes
    • Custom Room Tuning: Yes (App)
    • Sound Bar Mode Control: Yes
    • TV Sound Mode Share: Yes
  • General
    • Channels: 3.1.2ch
    • Total Power: 440W
  • Convenience
    • TV Remote Compatibility: Yes
    • Smartphone Remote App (iOS/Android): iOS/Android OS
    • Smartphone Music File Playback: Yes
    • Easy Setup with BLE: Yes
    • Auto Volume Leveler: Yes (App)
    • HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
    • HDMI Audio Return Channel (eARC): Yes
    • Dynamic Range Control: Yes (App)
    • SIMPLINK: Yes
    • LCD Display Auto-Dimmer: Yes
    • Auto Power (On/Off) Remote / App: Yes/Yes
    • Customize EQ Remote / App: Yes/Yes
    • Night Time Mode (On/Off) Remote / App: Yes/Yes
    • Surround (On / Off) Remote / App: Yes/Yes
  • Sound Modes
    • AI Sound Pro: Yes
    • Standard: Yes (w/ Meridian)
    • Music: Yes
    • Cinema: Yes
    • Clear Voice: Yes
    • Bass Blast: Yes
    • Bass Blast +: Yes
    • Sports: Yes
    • Game: Yes
    • DTS:X: Yes
    • Dolby Atmos: Yes
  • Audio Format
    •  LPCM: Yes
    • Dolby Atmos®: Yes
    • Dolby TrueHD: Yes
    • Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
    • Dolby Digital: Yes
    • DTS Digital Surround: Yes
    • DTS-HD Master Audio: Yes
    • DTS-HD High Resolution: Yes
    • DTS:X: Yes
    • FLAC (Up to 192kHz) C4A / USB: Yes/Yes
    • OGG (Up to 48kHz) C4A / USB: Yes/Yes
    • WAV C4A / USB: Yes/Yes
    • MP3 C4A / USB: Yes/Yes
    • AAC C4A / USB: Yes/Yes
    • AAC / AAC+: Yes
  • Speakers
    • Front: 40W*2
    • Center: 40W
    • Front Height: 50W*2
    • Subwoofer: 220W (Wireless)
  • Connectivity
    •  Wi-Fi: Yes
    • Wireless Active Subwoofer: Yes
    • Bluetooth: 5.0
    • LG TV Sound Sync (Optical): Yes
    • Optical Input: Yes
    • USB Host: Yes
    • HDMI 2.1 (HDCP 2.2) Out: 1
    • HDMI 2.1 (HDCP 2.3) Input: 1
  • Power
    • Sound Bar Power Consumption: 45W
    • Sound Bar Standby Power Consumption: 0.5W ↓
    • Subwoofer Power Consumption: 38W
    • Subwoofer Standby Power Consumption: 0.5W ↓
  • Dimensions/Weight
    • TV Matching: 49 inch ↑
    • Sound Bar (WxHxD): 41.7" x 2.2" x 4.7"
    • Subwoofer (WxHxD): 8.7" x 15.4" x 12.3"
    • Sound Bar Net Weight: 9.7 lbs
    • Subwoofer Net Weight: 17.2 lbs

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • Remote Control
  • Batteries (2x AA)
  • Optical Cable
  • Wall Mount Bracket
  • Warranty Card

Reviews

Customer Reviews for LG SP8YA 3.1.2 Channel Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos

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Rated 4 out of 5
Surprisingly full audio in a small package
Disclaimer: I received this SPY8A sound bar and OLED A1 55 inch TV at a discounted price in exchange for my honest feedback:

With the LG SP8YA we are actually "downgrading" our sound experience from a set of tower speakers and center channel for the sake of space savings. I was expecting a noticeable drop off in sound quality, but instead was pleasantly surprised by how full this sound bar sounds in comparison. Overall there was only a small drop off from our separates, which has me surprised. This soundbar gets plenty loud, the sub has decent punch for what it is and I can definitely hear separation in the sound stage, which is good. This has 2 up firing Dolby Atmos speakers, though if I'm being honest, I can't detect much sound reflection off of the ceiling from them, so I think the effect is minimal at best, but it doesn't degrade the overall sound quality. I think any up firing configuration would be similar. There's only so much you can do without having dedicated height speakers mounted on the ceiling. The only con I've experienced has been the interaction between the soundbar and the LG Soundbar Android app. The app prevents the speaker from remaining turned off, and consistently powered it back on every few minutes until I uninstalled the app from my phone. Thankfully the app is not necessary for setup and uninstalling it has not affected functionality. LG support has said this will be resolved in a updated version of the Android app, so I do look forward to that. Overall, I think this is a great soundbar for those looking for good sound in a compact package without the space required for dedicated separates.

We have this soundbar connected to a LB OLED A1 55 inch TV we received with the soundbar as a bundle. The soundbar compliments the TV perfectly well, connecting with it over HDMI effortlessly. Being able to control it over HDMI with the LG TV remote as well as turning it on and off at the same time is nice, and works flawlessly.
This review was collected as part of a promotion
July 14, 2021
Originally posted at
LG Electronics
Rated 4 out of 5
Good sound bar
I appreciate the much improved sound over my television speakers, bass is heavy which surprised me with Meridian helping out and the height speakers do not seem to add much to the Dolby Atmos effect so keep these qualities in mind, but otherwise happy with product.
This review was collected as part of a promotion
June 3, 2021
Originally posted at
LG Electronics

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