Aiming to redefine the music experience, LG today launched its new line-up of speakers with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ‘Meridian Audio’ tech, with the flagship speaker featuring support for Google Assistant and powered by Android Things.

The new range of audio devices include the ‘PK’ series and the LG XBOOM AI ThinQ WK7. The LG PK3 is available for Rs 10,990, PK5 for Rs 14,990, PK7 for Rs 22,990 while the ThinQ WK7 costs Rs 27,990.

The LG XBOOM AI ThinQ WK7 comes in a cylindrical form factor, measuring 135mm x 210.7mm x 135 mm, while the grille wraps around the body with a seamless finish.

The speaker is one of the first products with Google’s new “Android Things” platform built-in, with which users would be able to get information, get reports on the weather, check the calendar, make calls and control a whole range of smart home devices, the company added.

The WK7 can play high-res audio at 24bit/96kHz, is capable of reproducing High Quality sound from the original recordings, including formats like ALAC, WAV and FLAC.

Google Assistant support
Google Assistant support

The South Korean tech major has partnered with UK-based Meridian Audio, who make high-fidelity audio components, to deliver great sound experience to music lovers. “As technology is pervasive and ever changing, we have been witnessing a lot of exciting trends coming our way, one of which is definitely AI. With this evolving trend, we are happy to present the new range of speakers equipped with this technology,” Younchul Park, Director-Home Electronics, LG Electronics India, said in a statement.

LG’s new “PK series” features a handle that makes it easy to pick up the device and carry it. The front of the speakers come with a grille that lets the user see its dual tweeters and woofers.

With the dual passive radiators, the speakers deliver better bass performance without using more power or additional speakers, the company said. You also get support for Qualcomm aptX HD, which helps you retain the original sound quality of any track, and allows you to play tracks at higher fidelity than CD quality. The PK lineup is also weather-proof and splash-proof (IPX5). It comes with a built-in microphone automatically filters audio during calls to eliminate background noise.

With inputs from IANS