Back at CES 2020, TCL showed up a new premium sound bar dubbed the ALTO 9+ Sound Bar that it promised would change the game thanks to Ray-Danz technology. Now the $300 ALTO 9+ Sound Bar is here, along with $179 ALTO 8i, the $129 ALTO 6+ and $79 ALTO 6, and the $59 ALTO 3. That’s a spectrum of prices that should fit nearly any budget.
A Premium Sound Bar Option
If you want a premium TCL sound bar with Roku, there’s one option you should consider now: the $299 ALTO 9+ Sound Bar. While it may look unassuming at first glance, look a little closer, and you’ll spot some of what makes it a premium sound bar.
The left and right speakers fit along a curve, and it’s not there for show. That’s the hint of Ray-Danz tech that uses backward-tilted side speakers to send sound waves toward curved reflectors. Basically the ALTO 9+ bends sound around the room while firing voices directly to you to give a more immersive experience.
You can buy the ALTO 9+ starting today.
Middle of the Road Sound Bars
If your budget has room to splurge a little, but you don’t want to spend all your dollars, TCL has three options for you. Which you get depends in part on the size of your TV. All three sound bar options include Roku as a nice bonus.
- TCL ALTO 8i Sound Bar: Perfect for 55+ and up TVs, the ALTO 8i uses Dolby Atmos and deep bass to provide an immersive experience.
- TCL ALTO 6 and 6+ Sound Bar: For TVs inches and larger, the ALTO 6 sports a big bass sound and Dolby Digital capabilities. Need more base? The 6+ adds a subwoofer.
All three options are available today.
Budget Sound Bars for Small TVs
If you have a small TV, around 32 inches or larger, then the TCL ALTO 3 Sound Bar is made for you. It doesn’t break the bank at $59, and provides enough pumping sound to match (and not overshadow) your TV experience.
The ALTO 3 doesn’t include Roku and will arrive later this year.