Best TCL Alto 6 Plus Soundbar Reviews and Price

The TCL Alto 6 Plus does not expensive and has few frills, but delivers best quality audio for the price. If you have been wavering on whether it is worth spending money on greater sound for your TV.

The TCL Alto 6 Plus makes the decision much simpler. This does just what you want from a soundbar: It greatly improves on the quality of the sound. You hear compared to your TV’s built-in speakers. It’s also dead easy to set up and use and it costs just $99.

The Alto 6 Plus also sounds grand, delivering a much bigger sound than you expect at first glance. Its clarity has a downside: you can not modify the audio — what you hear is what you get. However, for the money—you get more than you paid for in improved sound. Keep reading our TCL Alto 6 Plus for the full reviews.

Key Features

  • Speaker: 2 x full range drivers, 1 x subwoofer
  • Ports: 3.5mm aux, in optical, USB-A, HDMI ARC
  • Wi-Fi: N/A
  • Size: 31.5 x 4.2 x 2.4 inches, 12.8 x 7.9 x 7.9 inches (subwoofer)
  • Weight: Not stated
  • Price: $99

TCL Alto 6 Plus Soundbar Price and Review

The Soundbar lists for $129.99, but you can buy it for $99 at Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and Target. That makes it even more affordable than one of the other high-grade, low-price soundbar and subwoofer combos. We’ve tested the Creative Stage V2 bar.

Body and Design

The Alto 6 Plus soundbar is a relatively small bundle. The 31.5 x 4.2 x 2.4 inch sound bar has two drivers interior and features rounded edges instead of the more traditional rectangular aesthetic. The wireless subwoofer does not take up much space either, at 12.8 x 7.9 x 7.9 inches. You can connect to your TV via HDMI ARC, or use optical digital or 3.5 mm. There is a USB port for playing music and you can run wirelessly using Bluetooth.

The Alto 6 Plus soundbar does not have many special features, so there aren’t many buttons on the soundbar itself: just power, input, Bluetooth and volume. There are five LED lights on the front: one that is always on and changes color to indicate input and four. That flash in different combinations to show you.

Which sound mode you’ve switched to, as well as indicate the volume, when you’ve switched it.
The remote also keeps it easy with buttons for power, mute, input and Bluetooth. There is a wheel that controls volume and play/pause, skip and back buttons for music control. You can also select from three sound systems.

Sound Performance

The TCL Alto 6 Plus soundbar produces a surprisingly big sound given it’s size and price. It makes dialog simple to hear, thanks in part to the extra resonance that the subwoofer punches. The subwoofer also issues oomph on low-end effects, though it isn’t very detailed.

While watching March insanity basketball games, the announcers were simple to understand, and Lady. Whistle down’s voiceovers in Bridgeton sounded standard-able. In the action-heavy opening site of the and the Winter Soldier. When Thor guided the lightning down on Wakanda in Avengers: Infinity War, the house rumbled satisfyingly — though it was a muddy rumble.

The TCL Alto 6 Plus soundbar was just ok for playing music. Some of its TV and movie force still applied, with the vocals on Black Pumas is Fire sounding clear and the bass rich. But the system lacks punch in the treble tones, which build the horns on the song to sound flat.

The small system comes into plenty loud for most rooms, maxing out around 94 decibels. But, it distorted significantly at that level and the sound was much more pleasant at 85 decibels — which should still be loud enough for most positions.

Setup Elements

The repeating theme here is simplicity. Because the TCL Alto 6 Plus soundbar does not have many features, there is not much you need to do or can do, during all setup.

I connected the TCL Alto 6 Plus soundbar to my TV via HDMI cable and the soundbar’s HDMI audio return channel. After connecting, I was able to control the sound bar’s level and use my TV’s remote.

TCL also makes TVs that run Roku TV, like the beautiful TCL 6-Series Roku TV (R635). The Alto 6 Plus is now Roku TV ready. This means that if you have a Roku TV, it will take you through setting up the soundbar and you can use your Roku remote to control it. But, setup was easy without the Roku TV.

The TCL Alto 6 Plus soundbar doesn’t have any way to adjust the subwoofer depth, which may annoy some people who generally like more or less bass. There is no mobile app either.

In some ways the lack of features was refreshing as soundbars become more complex and throw in systems to complicate the setup process, but if you want the ability to adjust the sound output to your liking, the Alto 6 Plus soundbar is not for you.

Advantages (Pros and Cons)

Pros

  • Clear dialog and booming bass
  • Easy to use
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Minimal sound adjustments
  • No app

Conclusion

For around $100, the Alto 6 Plus is hard to beat. It has a big sound and the dialogue is easy to understand. The subwoofer adds a lot to the audio and gives oomph to the action scenes. The Alto 6 Plus does the job without a hitch.

The lack of customization is a shame, but few sound bars in this price range offer much in the way of audio compatibility. So, if you like bass and don’t want to spend more than $100, the Alto 6 Plus is definitely worth a listen.

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