TCL TS8132


Via a physical driver array incorporating a dedicated centre channel and twin upfiring units, plus a wireless subwoofer, TCL’s affordable soundbar system creates enveloping 3.1.2-channel sonics from a discreet design. Ideally suited to a TV-based setup, the TS8132’s dialogue handling, effects separation and detailing are strong points, as is the sense of scale brought by its deep bass response. Native Dolby Atmos playback is supported, and stereo content can be upmixed through the soundbar’s surround mode. The specification is fit for a pricier model, too – dual HDMI ports, USB and optical digital audio make it easy to connect a range of sources, while Chromecast (with Google Assistant voice control), Apple AirPlay and Bluetooth usher in plenty of wireless potential.