At the top of the range, the Alto 9+ is a 3.1-channel soundbar with an accompanying subwoofer that relies on processing to create sound effects including altitude. The setup does not include upward-fairing drivers, but still promises “multi-dimensional sound that provides a more cinematic experience thanks to the support of the dedicated center channel and Dolby Atmos.” It is also compatible with Google Assistant and Apple AirPlay, and is currently available for $ 299.
Best Buy – Alto 9+ Dolby Atmos Sound Bar $ 299
The Alto 8i sound bar makes subwoofer add-ons cheaper and more compact for dual internal subwoofers. It has a 2.1-channel sound bar that easily fits into your existing setup and maintains processing for Dolby Atmos audio tracks. It costs $ 179, and shipping will begin next month.
The Alto 6 and 6+ leave the Dolby Atmos support featured in the TCL’s more expensive models, but allow buyers to choose between having or not having an add-on subwoofer. They are still Roku Ready for very easy setup and use, and match TVs in the 40-inch size range. According to TCL they will be available at the end of the month, with a price of $ 79 for the Alto 6 and $ 129 for the Alto 6+ that comes with the subwoofer.
The Alto 3 is the smallest and cheapest option, and for smaller areas such as the dorm room. It does not have a subwoofer built-in or provided externally, so what you can expect is stereo audio to at least give the outfitter what the speakers on a small, cheap TV can offer, plus Dolby processing – But not via HDMI, because it does not have any jacks for input or output. The Alto 3 goes on sale in October for $ 59.