TCL reveals 3.1 channel RAY-DANZ soundbar and subwoofer

Reflecting on sound

by Andy Bassett
Delivering powerful audio in a small package, soundbars have quickly gained popularity in recent years. They are particularly welcome by consumers whose homes do not allow for an elaborate multi-speaker audio system.
However, in achieving the compact form factor, manufacturers often had to compromise on the sound stage that the soundbars can reproduce. This also leads to a smaller “sweet spot,” where the listening experience is optimal. The RAY-DANZ soundbar uses Dolby Atmos decoding and acoustic reflectors to widen the sound stage and create its immersive effect.


TCL Press statement here:

Berlin, September 5, 2019 – During a keynote presentation at IFA 2019, TCL unveiled its latest TCL RAY-DANZ Sound Bar, a 3.1-channel Dolby Atmos® soundbar and wireless subwoofer sound system that is designed to deliver a premium home audio experience with an expansive sound stage.

RAY-DANZ Sound Bar - Innovative Atmos Sound Bar with Unique Acoustic Reflector Technology

RAY-DANZ is a 3.1-channel Atmos soundbar featuring two uniquely angled sideways-firing speakers on each side that project sound waves towards curved acoustic reflector units on each side to create a wider soundstage, without any digital virtualization. Instead, the reflectors bend the sound at a precise angle to create natural reverberation and a much wider perceived sound stage This allows for a larger sweet spot compared to mainstream soundbars without compromising audio quality, clarity and accuracy.

While the wide soundstage is provided by the side speakers, RAY·DANZ’s front firing centre channel provides clear dialogue and accurate voice positioning for spoken content. It also features Dolby Atmos technology with virtual height channels that simulate overhead sounds to create a 360-degree surround sound without requiring additional upward-firing drivers.

The subwoofer can be connected wirelessly to the RAY∙DANZ unit to complement the listening experience and reproduce ground-shaking bass that is essential in creating an ultimate immersive experience.

We entered the audio market with some top-class soundbars and headphones that are performing extremely well in the market. The reception of these products has given us great momentum to forge ahead with confidence,” said Wiebo Vaartjes, CEO of TCL Entertainment Solutions.


No price or availability has been announced as yet.

What do AVForums member's think? Gimmick or useful budget and space-saving alternative to multi-speaker AV setups? Let us know what you think.

Source: Press release
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