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LG SP9YA soundbar review: This 5.1.2 speaker gets its surround effects from the sides

LG’s 5.1.2-channel soundbar uses side-firing drivers rather than separate speakers for surround effects. Does that work?
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Ben has been writing about technology and consumer electronics for more than 20 years. A PCWorld contributor since 2014, Ben joined TechHive in 2019, where he covers smart speakers, soundbars, and other smart and home-theater devices.