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LG SK10Y Review

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The LG SK10Y’s premium price seems to be tied to its heavy low-range bass output, and this, plus its center channel, enhances dialogue for movie or TV watching, making it worth it’s pricing. However, it doesn’t get very loud, and surround sound performance is middling.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

First launched in 2018, the LG SK10Y is a premium soundbar with a 5.1.2 channel setup. This helps mitigate the narrow width of its stereo soundstage.

It also has a dedicated center speaker for precise audio reproduction and a subwoofer for added depth in its bass output. Its wireless capabilities are also as good as what the best speakers offer.

The soundbar supports Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity and is also compatible with Apple Airplay and Chromecast. Its ability to play audio in surround sound formats such as Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, and Dolby TrueHD is something it shares with the best soundbars in the market.

Still, it does not get as loud as the LG SL6Y, which peaks at 94 decibels, or the LG SK9Y, which hits 89 decibels at its loudest. Check them out in our LG SL6Y review and our LG SK9Y review.

Consensus

our Verdict

The LG SK10Y delivers immersive surround sound and reliable wireless connectivity when watching movies courtesy of its support for Dolby Atmos, as well as a thunderous bass output provided by its subwoofer, making it the perfect pick for a cinematic home theater experience as these features mitigate the narrow width of its soundstage.

Vocals are clear thanks to its dialogue-centered center channel, but its boomy sound profile might not impress everyone. It also can’t process the DTS:X audio format.

Still, it offers many wired and wireless connectivity options for easy setup and seamless streaming. Also, its tested low 92ms and 92ms latencies for ARC and Optical connections dissipate the likelihood of any lip-syncing issues.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t get very loud and doesn’t work with voice assistants.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Great surround sound experience
  • Subwoofer delivers impressive bass-depth
  • Clear vocals
  • Many wired and wireless connectivity options
  • Low latency

Reason to Avoid

  • Narrow soundstage
  • Doesn’t get very loud
  • No compatibility with voice assistants
  • Incompatible with DTS:X audio formats

LG SK10Y Specs

Bluetooth EnabledBluetooth EnabledYes
DepthDepth5.8"
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star CertifiedNo
HeightHeight2.4"
SubwooferSubwooferIncluded
Surround Sound SupportedSurround Sound SupportedDolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD
Voice AssistantVoice AssistantNo
Wall MountableWall MountableYes
WeightWeight16.5 lbs
WidthWidth57.9"
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityBluetooth, Wi-Fi
Wireless Subwoofer ConnectivityWireless Subwoofer ConnectivityYes
Works WithWorks WithBluetooth, Remote Control, Wi-Fi

All Specs

Test Results

Low End Roll Off (Hz)35.125
High End Roll Off (Hz)6,639.818
Max Volume Test (db)87.1
Latency (ms)92
THD @ 80dB0.79

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LG SK10Y Review

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First launched in 2018, the LG SK10Y is a premium soundbar with a 5.1.2 channel setup. This helps mitigate the narrow width of its stereo…

First launched in 2018, the LG SK10Y is a premium soundbar with a 5.1.2 channel setup. This helps mitigate the narrow width of its stereo soundstage.

It also has a dedicated center speaker for precise audio reproduction and a subwoofer for added depth in its bass output. Its wireless capabilities are also as good as what the best speakers offer.

The soundbar supports Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity and is also compatible with Apple Airplay and Chromecast. Its ability to play audio in surround sound formats such as Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, and Dolby TrueHD is something it shares with the best soundbars in the market.

Still, it does not get as loud as the LG SL6Y, which peaks at 94 decibels, or the LG SK9Y, which hits 89 decibels at its loudest. Check them out in our LG SL6Y review and our LG SK9Y review.

The LG SK10Y is a 5.1.2 channel soundbar, just like the LG SN10YG, but the SK10YG comes with a room correction feature while the SK10Y…

The LG SK10Y is a 5.1.2 channel soundbar, just like the LG SN10YG, but the SK10YG comes with a room correction feature while the SK10Y does not. The SK10Y also has built-in Google Assistant support, while the SN10YG does not.

The LG SK10Y has an Analog AUX input while the LG SL10YG is missing this feature, but the SL10YG can render audio in DTS:X format…

The LG SK10Y has an Analog AUX input while the LG SL10YG is missing this feature, but the SL10YG can render audio in DTS:X format while the SK10Y cannot. The SL10YG also has Google Assistant support built-in, while the LG SK10Y lacks this.

The LG SK10Y features three HDMI ports while the Bose Soundbar 700 has none, and it also ships with a subwoofer while the Bose 700…

The LG SK10Y features three HDMI ports while the Bose Soundbar 700 has none, and it also ships with a subwoofer while the Bose 700 does not.

Bluetooth Enabled

Yes

Depth

5.8"

Energy Star Certified

No

Height

2.4"

Subwoofer

Included

Surround Sound Supported

Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD

Voice Assistant

No

Wall Mountable

Yes

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103

    Category Trust Rating

    74
    Decent for mixed usage. Unfortunately, the LG SK10Y has a muddy sound profile with an… Read More

    By:

    Jean-Simon Bonneterre
  • Sound Guys
    82.54

    Category Trust Rating

    84
    Though it doesn’t have everything a home theater geek might need, it has more than… Read More

    By:

    Adam Molina
  • CNET
    54.51

    Category Trust Rating

    73
    The LG SK10Y offers an enveloping Atmos sound from a single bar and subwoofer, but… Read More

    By:

    Ty Pendlebury
  • Trusted Reviews
    60.27

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    This large and well-made soundbar can deliver a big, if rather front-heavy, soundstage from Dolby… Read More

    By:

    Unknown
  • Techradar
    46.31

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    A stylish soundbar that delivers big audio with the option of additional rear speakers, LG’s… Read More

    By:

    Stephen Lambrechts
  • Consumer Reports
    40.86

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    “No bottom line found for this product” Read More

    By:

    Unknown

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