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LG's first smart speaker went on sale in Russia


LG's first smart speaker with voice assistantAlice from Yandex went on sale in Russia. The novelty is released as part of the LG XBOOM audio system series with the AI ​​ThinQ suffix, which the manufacturer denotes the equipment of the device with artificial intelligence and the ability to connect to the smart home system. The model is called the WK7Y and is distinguished from other smart speakers by high sound quality.


The speaker reproduces the sound highresolution (high resolution audio). High-resolution sound is a living and natural sound, as if in a studio or at a concert next to your favorite musicians. Moreover, LG has joined forces with the company MERIDAN, a pioneer in the development of high-quality audio technologies. Thanks to this collaboration, more people around the world can listen to music and movies in their fullest feelings, which they truly intended from the very beginning. Combining the efforts of the developers of MERIDIAN, which has a 40-year history, and LG Audio with more than 60 years of experience, makes it possible to proudly demonstrate the results of joint cooperation. In addition to the LG WK7Y, MERIDIAN technologies are also built into the new sound bars of the LG SL10Y, SL9Y, SL8Y and the LG XBOOM Go portable speaker series.

Built-in Clear Vocal and Enhanced Bass Modeswork by default and provide great sound corresponding to the high musical taste. Clear Vocal mode allows you to enjoy the performer's voice without distortion, even at maximum volume. The drum beats and deep bass tones enhance the Enhanced Bass mode.

LG XBOOM AI ThinQ WK7Y plays streamingAudio directly from the Yandex.Music service without connecting additional devices. The speaker can play lossless stereo sound with a sampling rate of up to 96 kHz and 24-bit depth, which makes the sound clearer, and listening experience gives you even more pleasure.


Voice Assistant Alice will set the musicwake you up for work, remind you to call your mom, and also answer millions of questions. Alice is always ready to chat and easily finds a common language with children. Use your voice to instantly receive weather information, sports news and more.

Currently, the LG WK7Y smart speaker can execute tasks within the smart home system, for example, turn on or off the lights, control smart sockets and other home devices.

Regardless of the surroundings, the LG XBOOM AI ThinQ WK7Y will look stylish. Color Titan Black and elegant design will fit into any interior space.

Recommended retail price 9 990 rub.

Main technical characteristics:
- Output Power (RMS) / Total: 30 W, 3.5-inch Broadband Speaker + 0.8 inch Twitter
- Streaming audio services: Yandex.Music
- Voice Assistant Alice functions: weather, news, alarm clock, timer, voice control: supported language - Russian
- Device Functions: Reset button (reset), mute microphone, play / pause, voice assistant button, volume +/-, function select button, support for Yandex application (iOS / Android)
- Dimensions (WxHxD, cm): 13.5 x 21.1 x 13.5
- Black colour

Source: LG press release