TCL Alto 9+ Review — Learn What The Soundbar Has To Offer Your TV in 2021

TCL Alto 9 Review

The TCL Alto 9+ is one of TCL’s most advanced soundbars, but is it really a high-performing soundbar worth the money? Our experts will guide you through the TCL Alto 9+ review with the results of our audio tests for an in-depth look at what it has to offer. 

Pros

Cons

TCL Alto 9+ Design

The design of the TCL Alto 9+ is one that can easily integrate into a modern home. The profile is wide and flat and can be wall-mounted or placed flat on your entertainment system without obstructing the remote sensor. 

It has a dedicated center channel and two deeply embedded left and right channels that propel the acoustics across the soundstage. The different positions of the three channels will allow an immersive and realistic experience.

The Alto 9+ does not possess a display screen but has indicator lights above to show the settings instead. There also isn’t a control panel on the surface, so all controls and inputs need to be done via the remote control.

TCL Alto 9+ Features

Sound Quality

The Alto 9+ features Dolby Atmos. The Dolby Atmos is a worthy technology and one of the most coveted advanced audio features we can bring to our home theaters. With the support of this audio format, the Alto 9+ will create a more immersive, multi-dimensional, and lifelike sound.

TCL Alto 9+ Design In A Room

Ray Danz is another form of technology that the Alto 9+ offers. It expands the soundstage and utilizes the surrounding acoustics of the room to provide a dynamic sound environment. 

Then there is the dedicated center channel. It is optimized for speech to bring clarity to muffled speech and dialogue you wouldn’t hear otherwise. 

To know more on what’s best for your TV, check our comparison of soundbars and speakers here. 

Subwoofer

The Alto 9+ is a soundbar subwoofer combination that accentuates the bass notes. The subwoofer can be connected wirelessly for flexible placement and a clutter-free setup. You will be able to cater to the design of your living space to find the sweet spot with the help of the wireless sub.

Surround Sound

The Alto 9+ is a soundbar subwoofer combination that accentuates the bass notes. The subwoofer can be connected wirelessly for flexible placement and a clutter-free setup. You will be able to cater to the design of your living space to find the sweet spot with the help of the wireless sub.

TCL Alto 9+ Connections

The Alto 9+ has HDMI connection [1], which is our expert team’s first recommended option for not only the TCL ALto 9+ review but every soundbar available. HDMI connection supports the highest audio format with the least amount of distortion and lag. It’s a one-cable plug-and-play design that affords users the utmost convenience.

Wireless Connectivity

Wireless connectivity in soundbars are a basic feature, but usually, we only see Bluetooth. The Alto 9+ has both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for wireless streaming and cable-free connection to other devices.

(Check here for specific instructions on connecting soundbars to Sceptre TV.)

TCL Alto 9+ Audio Modes

The Alto 9+ only features a dedicated center channel for clear speech. This is the equivalent of dialogue mode for most other soundbars. The conversations on screen will be enhanced and clarified so you never miss a whisper.

Channels

The Alto 9+ is a 3.1 channel soundbar. The first figure equates to how many points of sound emission the soundbar has. You have the left, right and center channels to depict clear audio from three different points. 

TCL Alto 9+ Design And A Phone

The figure after the decimal refers to the number of subwoofers. The Alto 9+ has its own wireless subwoofer for deep and thundering bass.

Easy Setup

The soundbar can be wall-mounted with a mounting kit. Once turned on, the subwoofer connects to the soundbar automatically. When connecting to your TV, HDMI is the easiest and best form to support high quality content.

TCL Alto 9+ Price

The Alto 9+ goes for a reasonable price with all the features you get with it. The advanced technologies and convenient characteristics such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi make the Alto 9+ a good option for the money.

(We also compared the Sonos Playbase and the Beam, which our experts consider value for money.)

TCL Alto 9+ Review Conclusion

Our experts have a very positive TCL Alto 9+ review. The Dolby Atmos and Ray Danz technology come together to create a wide and immersive soundstage unmatched by other soundbars. You can connect the soundbar easily to your TV via HDMI for the highest quality relay.

The dedicated center channel will enhance all dialogue spoken onscreen and the wireless subwoofer will work to propel all the deep bass notes. The soundbar can also be easily mounted on the wall to save space.

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Willie Greer
Willie Greer
Willie Greer is the founder of The Product Analyst. A cinephile, he has made it a personal quest to achieve the awesomest home theater possible. He now shares what he has learned through the years on the site, and has enlisted the help of tech-savvy colleagues in providing more insight about today’s most sought-after gadgets.