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LG SL10YG Review

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The LG SL10YG produces incredibly detailed extended low bass, winning plaudits as one of the better 5.1 soundbars for movies, games, and music. This device is remarkably loud, but movie lovers should note that this unit’s 3D surround soundstage is average.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The LG SL10YG is a high-end 5.1.2 channel soundbar that was released in 2019, delivering Dolby Atmos and high-end smart features for TVs. This system gets pretty loud, like most devices on our list of the top speakers on the market.

With a suite of smart features like built-in Google Assistant and a mobile app, this device is quite intuitive. An outstanding sound profile and a dedicated sub deliver outstanding music and epic bass-heavy audio in movies.

In addition to Bluetooth, this system boasts a built-in Chromecast for streaming from Android devices. A USB port accommodates storage drives, and the system boasts HDMI ARC, HDMI out, and two full HDMI in ports, letting users switch easily between various connected devices.

The only notable pain point for users is the disappointing surround soundstage, so users will not get the kind of immersive performance that is common on other 5.1 soundbars.

Continue reading our LG SL10YG review below and see how it compares with the finest soundbars in the industry today.

Consensus

our Verdict

Top experts were excited by the near neutral frequency response range of frequency response range and loud output of the LG SL10YG, endorsing it for music, movies, and TV dialogue.

Editors at PCMag love its subwoofer, which produces powerful bass, adding some buzz to music and action movie scenes. Testers from What Hifi hailed its loud output, which easily fills a large room.

With a dedicated center speaker, this device performs well with the TV dialogue, although the phantom-style phantom projection doesn’t provide as good a surround soundstage as soundbars with satellite speakers.

It supports Dolby Atmos and it has an incredible range of inputs. However, its latency is a bit high, so you may notice some slight delay in the audio feed.

However, If you require a more affordable 3.1.2 channel system, check out our LG SL6Y review and see our LG SN6Y review if you are sensitive to audio lag.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Remarkably loud design is good for parties
  • Neutral sound profile produces pleasant music and podcasts
  • Supports Dolby Atmos, support Blu-ray formats
  • Built-in Chromecast and Bluetooth for wireless streaming

Reason to Avoid

  • Mediocre surround sound is not great for action movies
  • High latency results in a slight delay during dialogue

LG SL10YG Specs

Bluetooth EnabledBluetooth EnabledYes
DepthDepth5.8"
Dialogue Enhancement FeatureDialogue Enhancement FeatureYes
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star CertifiedNo
HDMI ARCHDMI ARCYes
HeightHeight2.5"
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channels5.1.2
SubwooferSubwooferIncluded
Surround Sound SupportedSurround Sound SupportedDolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS Digital Surround
Voice AssistantVoice AssistantGoogle Assistant, Yes
Wall MountableWall MountableYes
WeightWeight16.5 lbs
WidthWidth56.7"
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityBluetooth, Wi-Fi
Wireless Subwoofer ConnectivityWireless Subwoofer ConnectivityYes
Works WithWorks WithBluetooth, Chromecast, Google Assistant, Remote Control, Wi-Fi

All Specs

Test Results

Low End Roll Off (Hz)35.125
High End Roll Off (Hz)6,639.82
Max Volume Test (db)94.2
Latency (ms)83
THD @ 80dB0.52

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Market Context

The LG SL10YG is a high-end 5.1.2 channel soundbar that was released in 2019, delivering Dolby Atmos and high-end smart features for TVs. This system…

The LG SL10YG is a high-end 5.1.2 channel soundbar that was released in 2019, delivering Dolby Atmos and high-end smart features for TVs. This system gets pretty loud, like most devices on our list of the top speakers on the market.

With a suite of smart features like built-in Google Assistant and a mobile app, this device is quite intuitive. An outstanding sound profile and a dedicated sub deliver outstanding music and epic bass-heavy audio in movies.

In addition to Bluetooth, this system boasts a built-in Chromecast for streaming from Android devices. A USB port accommodates storage drives, and the system boasts HDMI ARC, HDMI out, and two full HDMI in ports, letting users switch easily between various connected devices.

The only notable pain point for users is the disappointing surround soundstage, so users will not get the kind of immersive performance that is common on other 5.1 soundbars.

Continue reading our LG SL10YG review below and see how it compares with the finest soundbars in the industry today.

While both the LG SN10YG and LG SL10YG have a 5.1.2 setup, the LG SN10YG produces more immersive 3D sound than the LG SL10YG. Unlike…

While both the LG SN10YG and LG SL10YG have a 5.1.2 setup, the LG SN10YG produces more immersive 3D sound than the LG SL10YG. Unlike the SL10YG, the SN10YG has a room correction feature and supports eARC. On the other hand, the SPL10YG gets louder, featuring a high 94.2 dB stereo maximum SPL, than the 91.8 dB SPL of the SN 10YG.

Both the LG SL10YG and the LG SK10Y are 5.1.2 channel surround systems, so they are very similar. Both have a V-shaped sound profile with…

Both the LG SL10YG and the LG SK10Y are 5.1.2 channel surround systems, so they are very similar. Both have a V-shaped sound profile with a slightly best-biased vibe. However, the LG SL10YG gets much louder, reaching a top SPL of 94.2 dB than the 87.1 dB SPL of the LG SK10Y.

The Samsung HW-Q800A produces more immersive surround sound than the LG SL10YG, although both have center channels. While the Samsung device has a graphic equalizer…

The Samsung HW-Q800A produces more immersive surround sound than the LG SL10YG, although both have center channels. While the Samsung device has a graphic equalizer for customization, the LG device doesn’t. However, the LG has better 5.1 surround performance than the Samsung device.

Bluetooth Enabled

Yes

Depth

5.8"

5.8"

Dialogue Enhancement Feature

Yes

Energy Star Certified

No

HDMI ARC

Yes

na

Height

2.5"

2.5"

Number of Audio Channels

5.1.2

Subwoofer

Included

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103

    Category Trust Rating

    76
    Decent for mixed usage. This bar has an excited sound profile, which makes the bass… Read More

    By:

    Jean-Simon Bonneterre
  • PC Mag
    54.9

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The LG SL10YG soundbar offers exceptionally powerful bass depth and ideal clarity. It’s expensive, but… Read More

    By:

    Tim Gideon
  • Pocket Lint
    55.88

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The LG SL10YG is an impressive soundbar-and-subwoofer system that delivers a sizeable sonic delivery best… Read More

    By:

    Steve Withers

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