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LG SP7Y Review

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Thanks to a huge selection of audio customization options and a dedicated center channel, the LG SP7Y crystal clear TV dialogue. However, with poor surround sound and lacking Dolby Atmos and deep extended low-bass, this soundbar struggles with movies.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The LG SP7Y is a 5.1-channel premium surround system that made its debut in 2021, offering high-resolution content and DTS Virtual:X sound for living rooms.

Compared to the best-ranked speakers on the market today, this system has a number of advanced features that include equalizer presets, as well as bass and treble sliders.

It has a bass-heavy sound profile out of the box, but doesn’t produce deep movie-ready low bass despite the included dedicated sub. This system uses a side-firing phantom arrangement for surround sound, so the soundstage is not very immersive during movies and games.

It boasts only Bluetooth as the only wireless connectivity option. Wired connectors include a shared HDMI Out+ARC port, a full HDMI In connector, and a USB port. Read to the end of this LG SP7Y review, and be sure to check out our list of the best soundbars in the industry today.

Consensus

our Verdict

Product editors were impressed by the boomy sound profile and excellent connectivity options of the LG SP7Y, and they approve it for TV shows and music, calling it just adequate for movies.

Testers from Trusted Reviews adore the thumping sound profile of this speaker, which has a, making it a good pick for music lovers. This sound system comes with equalizer presets and bass/treble sliders, which delighted reviewers from Crutchfield.

It gets fairly loud, featuring a maximum sound output of 90.3 dB in stereo. Dialogue enhancement and an auto volume mode will appeal to TV show fans, and the speaker also has a huge selection of wired connectivity options.

It has snappy latency over both wired and wireless connections, so there are no noticeable delays in dialogue. Unfortunately, it doesn’t support Dolby Atmos or eARC and the surround sound performance leaves a lot to be desired.

Consider the LG SN11RG review for a more immersive 7.1.4 system and see our LG SN10YG review for a built-in voice assistant.

Reason to Buy

  • Fairly immersive 5.1 surround system
  • Quality center channel speaker is excellent for TV dialogue
  • Equalizer presets as well as bass and treble adjusters for customizing the sound profile
  • A huge selection of wired connectivity options
  • Dialogue enhancement and auto volume are good for TV shows

Reason to Avoid

  • Doesn’t support Dolby Atmos
  • Surround performance is not as good as systems with satellite speakers
  • Doesn’t support voice assistants
  • Lacks Wi-Fi connectivity

LG SP7Y Specs

Bluetooth EnabledBluetooth EnabledYes
DepthDepth4.1"
Dialogue Enhancement FeatureDialogue Enhancement FeatureYes
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star CertifiedNo
HDMI ARCHDMI ARCYes
HeightHeight2.5"
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channels5.1
SubwooferSubwooferIncluded
Surround Sound SupportedSurround Sound SupportedDolby Digital, DTS Digital Surround, DTS Virtual:X
Voice AssistantVoice AssistantAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Yes
Wall MountableWall MountableYes
WeightWeight7.1 lbs
WidthWidth39.4"
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityBluetooth, Wi-Fi
Wireless Subwoofer ConnectivityWireless Subwoofer ConnectivityYes
Works WithWorks WithAmazon Alexa, Bluetooth, Google Assistant, Remote Control, Wi-Fi

All Specs

Test Results

Low End Roll Off (Hz)62.586
High End Roll Off (Hz)1,317.507
Max Volume Test (db)90.3
Latency (ms)38
THD @ 80dB0.37

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LG SP7Y Review

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Market Context

The LG SP7Y is a 5.1-channel premium surround system that made its debut in 2021, offering high-resolution content and DTS Virtual:X sound for living rooms. Compared…

The LG SP7Y is a 5.1-channel premium surround system that made its debut in 2021, offering high-resolution content and DTS Virtual:X sound for living rooms.

Compared to the best-ranked speakers on the market today, this system has a number of advanced features that include equalizer presets, as well as bass and treble sliders.

It has a bass-heavy sound profile out of the box, but doesn’t produce deep movie-ready low bass despite the included dedicated sub. This system uses a side-firing phantom arrangement for surround sound, so the soundstage is not very immersive during movies and games.

It boasts only Bluetooth as the only wireless connectivity option. Wired connectors include a shared HDMI Out+ARC port, a full HDMI In connector, and a USB port. Read to the end of this LG SP7Y review, and be sure to check out our list of the best soundbars in the industry today.

While the LG SP8YA soundbar supports Dolby Atmos content and has a room correction feature, the LG SP7Y doesn’t. It also produces deeper, extended low-bass…

While the LG SP8YA soundbar supports Dolby Atmos content and has a room correction feature, the LG SP7Y doesn’t. It also produces deeper, extended low-bass than the SP7Y. However, being a 5.1 setup, the LG SP7Y produces better surround sound than the 3.1.2 LG SP8YA, which lacks side-firing speakers Be sure to check out our LG SP8YA review for details.

The Samsung HW-Q600A has up-firing speakers, supporting Dolby Atmos, unlike the LG SP7Y. It also has a more neutral sound profile and has a graphic…

The Samsung HW-Q600A has up-firing speakers, supporting Dolby Atmos, unlike the LG SP7Y. It also has a more neutral sound profile and has a graphic EQ, unlike the LG device, which only has EQ presets.

Featuring a 5.1 configuration, the LG SP7Y provides a wider soundstage than the 3.1 Sony HT-G700. It also has bass and treble sliders, unlike the…

Featuring a 5.1 configuration, the LG SP7Y provides a wider soundstage than the 3.1 Sony HT-G700. It also has bass and treble sliders, unlike the Sony device. However, the Sony soundbar supports Dolby Atmos content, unlike the LG speaker.

Bluetooth Enabled

Yes

Yes

Yes

Depth

4.1"

4.7"

4.1"

Dialogue Enhancement Feature

Yes

Yes

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Energy Star Certified

No

No

Yes

HDMI ARC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Height

2.5"

2.2"

2.3"

Number of Audio Channels

5.1

3.1.2

3.1.2

Subwoofer

Included

Included

Included

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Expert Score

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Customer Score

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True Score

81

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    103

    Category Trust Rating

    72
    The LG SP7Y 5.1 is decent for mixed usage. With its ‘Standard’ preset, this soundbar… read more

    By:

    John Panoryios
  • Consumer Reports
    40.86

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    The LG SP7Y is part of the Soundbars test program at Consumer Reports. In our… read more

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