TCL wins a 2020 iF Design Award for its latest flagship soundbar

The TCL 9 Series RAYDANZ soundbar. (Source: TCL)
The TCL 9 Series RAYDANZ soundbar. (Source: TCL)
TCL is becoming increasingly well-known for its mostly affordable high-res TVs. However, it also does soundbars, the newest of which has won an award for its unique "RAYDANZ" design. The OEM claims that it allows the device to project sound effectively in the desirable directions.
Deirdre O'Donnell,

TCL has just announced that its latest soundbar has won one of 2020's iF Design Awards. The OEM - albeit much better known for its display technology - has thus apparently put a lot of work into this audio peripheral, which may go best with big screens of 55 inches in diagonal length or more.

Accordingly, the OEM asserts that the 3.1-channel 9 Series soundbar relies more on its unique RAYDANZ design rather than fancy internal specs such as digital signal processing to deliver sound. This involves specialized rearward-angled speakers that "beam sound waves towards curved acoustic reflector units", which may ensure the resulting output is better distributed toward the user(s) in question.

Then again, this bar's spec-list is also padded out with Dolby Atmos enhancements. The 9 Series, like one of its new Sony counterparts, also has a companion wireless subwoofer so as to promote bass reproduction. This adds up to a 540-watt (W) system. TCL has stated that it will become available in May 2020, but has yet to mention a price for the new home theater-focused accessory.


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-05-21 (Update: 2020-05-21)
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