The Alto 9+ is a 3.1 channel soundbar with an associated subwoofer that relies on processing to create surround sound effects including treble. The setup does not include upward-facing drivers, but still promises “multidimensional sound that offers depth and tension for a more cinematic experience thanks to the dedicated center channel and support for Dolby Atmos”
Best Buy – Alto 9+ Dolby Atmos Soundbar $ 299
The Alto 8i soundbar offers the subwoofer add-on for two internal subwoofers, making it cheaper and more compact. It’s a 2.1-channel soundbar that fits easily into your existing setup and maintains processing for Dolby Atmos audio tracks. It costs $ 179 and will ship next month.
The Alto 6 and 6+ models don’t offer Dolby Atmos support for TCL’s more expensive models, but do allow buyers to choose between an additional subwoofer or one that is not available. They’re still Roku Ready for extremely easy set-up and use, and fit televisions in the 40-inch size range. According to TCL, they will be available later this month, priced at $ 79 for the Alto 6 and $ 129 for the Alto 6+, which comes with a subwoofer.
The Alto 3 is the smallest and cheapest option and is intended for smaller areas like dorms. There is no built-in or external subwoofer. So what you can expect is stereo audio that at least outperforms the speakers on small, cheap TVs, as well as Dolby processing – but not over HDMI, as none of these jacks for input or output. The Alto 3 will sell for $ 59 in October.