A couple of generations ago Philips proved that you really could get great sound out of slim TVs if you separated the set's tweeters and woofers.
The 32PFL9705 continues to benefit from this 'discovery', with its two dome tweeters on the front and two woofers on its rear working in perfect harmony to produce a soundstage of exceptional power, dynamic range and clarity.
Bass is punchy and agile, the mid-range is open and well rounded and trebles are defined and clear, only very occasionally tipping over into sibilance.
There is no escaping the fact that the 32PFL9705 costs almost three times as some 40-42in TVs.
On the other hand, it is the best performing, most feature-packed 32in set we've ever seen, using genuinely cutting-edge technology to deliver outstanding pictures and sound. So we guess it's a classic case of if you want the best, you just have to pay for it.