September 4, 2015
While the fashion industry is slowly embracing women’s curves, and celebrities like Tyra Banks and Beyoncé being the embodiment of curves and championing it in mainstream media, technology too is beginning to go in that direction. Although curved projection screen displays have been around since the 50s’, LG were the one of the first to introduce curved televisions to the consumer market back in 2013. Now they’re finally hopping on board the curved sound bar wagon (Samsung got ahead of them). LG will be unveiling their Music Flow HS8 Wireless Curved Sound Bar during IFA (trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances) in Hall 18 of Messe Berlin from today till 9 September.
The sound bar measures 1200mm x 43mm x 82mm and can be mounted on the wall despite the boomerang-like curvature to match your curved television (if it’s mounted too, of course). As the newest addition of its Music Flow series of connected audio equipment, you’ll be able to enjoy listening to music streamed on popular streaming music services from your smart device via your home Wi-Fi network (it’s also Google Cast compatible). And if you have more than LG Music Flow speakers, you can link them up and program the Multi-Room Mode to turn them all into a massive sound system. And you can do this all on one device!
The HS8 has a 4.1-channel design with an output of 360W. To create a more immersive experience, the tweeters are placed on both sides of the sound bar to expand the range of sound. Another feature that differentiates them from the competition is the dynamic i-Sound Mode, which LG claims will detect what you’re watching and revises its sound settings and audio output to match the content to deliver television, movie and music sounds as they were meant to be experienced.
The pricing and availability for the LG HS8 Music Flow HS8 Wireless Curved Sound Bar is currently unavailable until a later date.