Sound bar. It will remain my favorite topic until I actually find one slim enough to fit under my ridiculously low sitting 55-inch Mi TV. For everyone else who has none of this concern, you may be interested in the TCL Alto 9+ 3.1 Channel Sound Bar. One look, you know it has a new sound delivery concept.
In this case, it is TCL’s RAY·DANZ technology. RAY·DANZ promised an immersive cinematic experience with uniquely backward tilted side speakers that beam sound waves towards curved acoustic reflector units.
This, said TCL, creates an even wider sound stage over mainstream digital signal processing and without the need for additional drivers. Speaking of drivers, you may have noted that it has three, of which one is a center channel. It is supported by a wireless subwoofer that undertakes the low thumping duty.
Further differentiating itself from the horde of sound bars is, it is Roku TV Ready certified. As a Roku TV Ready sound bar, it can be controlled using on-screen menus on a Roku TV or simply with a Roku TV remote. But really, that’s about it. It is not something I would say a major selling point.
Other highlights include 540W of total audio power output, Dolby Atmos support (and only that), Bluetooth 4.2 for wireless music streaming, HDMI ARC (no eARC, however) and HDMI input, LED display indicator, and selectable EQ settings.
TCL Alto 9+ 3.1 Channel Sound Bar will sell for around $400 when it becomes available early this year.
Oddly, dimensions of the sound bar were not provided. By the look of it, it definitely won’t fit under my TV without blocking part of the lower bezel and I won’t stand for that. So, it is on with the search for me.