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5.1-channel, 120 watt surround-sound system


$379.00 per system $599.00


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If you’re going to add surround sound to your home playback system, you will want to do it once – and do it right. That’s why the HKTS 16BQ/WQ home theater loudspeaker includes five voice-matched satellite loudspeakers for the center, left/right front and left/right surround channels, in addition to an attention-grabbing, 200-watt powered subwoofer. The speakers are magnetically shielded to prevent interference that can damage your television. Together, the combination creates an immersive, 360-degree surround-sound environment. We’ve engineered all of the system components to work together, resulting in a rich, realistic, all-encompassing sonic performance with convincing sound effects. If you want to adjust the sound, we’ve equipped the subwoofer with phase and bass-boost controls. We’ve even made the system compatible with HTFS 3/E floor stands that raise your speakers to ear level, and you can expand the system from 5.1 channels to 7.1 for an even more encompassing sonic experience. The system looks beautiful, too; it’s available in streamlined, glossy black or white to fit into any décor.By delivering movie dialogue, music and effects in this high-quality fashion, the HKTS 16BQ/WQ ensures that you’ll have a best-in-class cinema experience while it elevates your home theater from the ordinary to the truly extraordinary.

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  • 4 SAT-TS11satellite speakers for front left/right and surround left/right channels
  • 1 CEN-TS11 center-channel speaker
  • 1 HKTS210SUB powered subwoofer
  • 4 wall-mount brackets for satellite speakers
  • 1 wall-mount bracket for center-channel speaker
  • 1 20' (6m) combination LFE and trigger cable for connection to subwoofer
  • 3 20' (6m) color-coded speaker cables for center speakers and front satellites
  • 2 40' (12m) color-coded speaker cables for rear satellites
  • Owner’s manual

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Audio Specifications

Satellite Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power
10 ~ 120 watts
Subwoofer Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power
200 watts RMS
Satellite Sensitivity
86dB @ 1 watt/1 meter
Frequency Response
45Hz – 20kHz (-6dB)
Speaker Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power
10 ~ 120 watts
Satellite Nominal Impedance
8 ohms nominal
Speaker Nominal Impedance
8 ohms nominal
Speaker Sensitivity
86dB @ 1 watt/1 meter

System Specifications

Subwoofer Power Requirement
AC 100–120V, 50/60 Hz, 200W (USA) AC 220–240V, 50/60 Hz, 200W (EU)

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer External Trigger Input Voltage
3 ~ 30 volts AC/DC
Subwoofer Woofer
8" (200mm) woofer, sealed enclosure

Speaker Specifications

Speaker Tweeter
One 3/4" (19mm) dome, video-shielded

Satellite Speaker Specifications

Satellite Midrange Transducer
Dual 3" (75mm) drivers, video-shielded


Complete 5.1-channel home theater surround-sound system

As a complete home theater package, the HKTS 16BQ/WQ has everything you need – including satellite bases, wall-mounting hardware and all necessary cables – in one box. And by including removable shelf-mount stands and wall-mount brackets for the satellite and center speakers, the system offers you great flexibility for installing the speakers in different locations.

Voice-matched, two-way, 120W satellite speakers

The HKTS 16BQ/WQ system’s five voice-matched satellite speakers with dual 3-inch (75-millimeter) midrange drivers and 1/2-inch (13 millimeter) high-frequency tweeters are engineered to work together to produce a rich, realistic, all-encompassing sonic performance with convincing sound effects. You can even place these video-shielded speakers near your TV without causing magnetic interference.

Powerful, down-firing, 200W subwoofer

The HKTS 16BQ/WQ’s 200-watt down-firing subwoofer with an 8-inch (200-millimeter) driver offers deep, authoritative low-frequency realism that lends a richness and believability to whatever imagery you’re seeing on screen – while remaining surprisingly unimposing off screen. While viewing an action film, you hear every crash, bang and boom the soundtrack has to offer.

Stunning modern design

The HKTS 16BQ/WQ system represents a décor-friendly complement to any entertainment center or home theater. Its contemporary styling incorporates glossy, black (BQ) or white (WQ) accents, polished surfaces and elegant symmetry – elements that are clearly part of the rich Harman Kardon® design heritage. The system’s compact, unobtrusive dimensions offer virtually unlimited installation options.

Bass-boost controls and phase switches for subwoofer

Controls on the HKTS 16BQ/WQ’s 200-watt subwoofer let you fine-tune its bass output for your personal taste and room acoustics. Bass-boost and phase switches also allow you to optimize the subwoofer’s performance, depending upon where you place the speakers. A subwoofer properly in phase with the satellite speakers generates clear, and lifelike sounds for instruments such as drums, piano and plucked strings.

Magnetically shielded loudspeaker components

Unshielded loudspeaker components can upset the magnetic field in a conventional TV, resulting in visible color shifts and possible long-term damage. But the HKTS 16BQ/WQ’s magnetically shielded loudspeaker components can deliver high-quality, high-performance results even when you place them near a TV.

LFE (low-frequency effects) input connector

The HKTS 16BQ/WQ includes an LFE (low-frequency effects) input connector that bypasses the subwoofer’s internal, low-pass crossover. As a result, you can use a receiver/processor’s dedicated subwoofer output to provide enhanced low-end performance.

Compatible with HTFS 2 floor stands

If wall-mounting is not your preferred method of installation, the optional HTFS 2 floor stands (sold separately) set the HKTS 16BQ/WQ satellite speakers at the ideal, ear-level listening position. The aluminum-extrusion columns, which also include a self-contained wire-management system, will elegantly complementing virtually any décor.

Upgradable to 7.1 channels

If you want to move beyond the all-encompassing power of this 5.1-channel surround-sound system, you can easily add a pair of front-height or rear-channel surround loudspeakers – and hence unleash the 7.1-channel capability of your HKTS 16BQ/WQ system. The 7.1 surround-sound format elevates the impact of your entertainment experience with a richer, more thorough soundstage.

Energy-saving features

To adhere to European guidelines, the HKTS 16BQ/WQ system uses low standby-power consumption – less than 1 watt – and includes a number of energy-efficient features. For example, an auto-power on/off function automatically controls the subwoofer in response to a relayed voltage or an audio input signal. (If the subwoofer receives no audio signal for 15 minutes, the subwoofer automatically shuts off.) By meeting such “green” standards, this speaker system keeps sound quality high – and your power bill low.

Harman Kardon sound: A legacy of achievement

Exemplifying the balance among high style, modern design and audio ingenuity, the HKTS 16BQ/WQ home theater system embodies the spirit of Harman Kardon innovation, a legacy that discerning audio enthusiasts have revered for almost 60 years. Harman Kardon engineers have consistently advanced the science of sound, developing products that are dedicated to quality, durability and, most importantly, generating rave reviews from audiophiles.

Warranty 1 Year Electronic & 5 Years Loudspeaker

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HKTS 16 is rated 4.3333 out of 5 by 36.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super nice for the price (approx $220 w/ coupon) Have been using it for approx a week, been happy with it so far. I use it in my family room (2 storey). The installation is pain but performance of the unit overall is great for the money.
Date published: 2014-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great looking speakers with great audio quality I always wanted to buy Harman kardon speaker system and with the deal $189 it was no brainer. To me, Bose speaker system is too over priced for the quality. I opted for white color, Speakers looks and feels great in my living room. no need to mention that it produces a great quality audio. I am using this with my new yamaha RX675 AVR. The best thing, speakers came in with all the speaker wires and cable for the powered subwoofer. The length of the speaker wires is adequate, too. The speaker wires were color coded for different speakers. The subwoofer is down/floor facing, though. I was not expecting this. I do not think that this feature was mentioned in the product details. I am not sure, if floor facing subs are any better than regular front facing subs. The only problem was the wall mounting which was somewhat tedious. The screw from the wall mount to the speaker are too short and you can lose screws in the body of the wall mount. Overall, I am extremely happy with this purchase! it seems like dream come true with this top industry branded, high quality, good looking and very reasonable priced speaker system.
Date published: 2014-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great sounand even better price So glad I purchased this set. Sounds wonderful for music and movies.
Date published: 2014-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Bought this system for the satellites, already had a good sub. For the sale price, it was well worth it but I decided to try out the sub just for fun. The sub was way better than expected. Using this in a 5.2 setup is ideal I think, since the satellites don't reach down to the lower frequencies, having 2 subs in opposite corners helps to fill in the sound very well. This is a high quality set on its own, but adding a 2nd sub will add balance and potentially add the earth shattering levels of bass that some movies call for. Anyway, well worth the money, they get loud and sound clean. The lady didn't complain too much because the are nice and small as well, so a big plus there!
Date published: 2014-04-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Receiver Required I am unable to use this product as it required receiver and it was not mentioned as receiver is mandatory..
Date published: 2014-12-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Regular This product is not what i expected the bufer is too small than what I expected.i have bought plenty of harmen kardon products and I have never had any problems until now the speakers Are great but the buffer was too small I expected something bigger
Date published: 2014-12-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Don't Expect too Much from this speakers !!! ++ They are good speakers for small room, not for prime time experience.. ++ Don't expect to hear any low frequency from side speakers, in general, any speaker would generate some bass, but this speakers are poor in that, for all low frequency you have to relay on SUB woofer.. of course which it is designed for.. but still i would say not so great. ++ For small room, that bass would fill the room, but median rooms will not. ++ I have to return this speakers back.
Date published: 2014-12-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Average home theater system Speakers are small and produce a small sound. Speaker wire that comes with the system is too small (gauge size). I dislike the spring clips on the back of the speakers. It's a cheap way to connect your speakers to your system. Overall the system looks nice and sounds average. Better options out there in this price range.
Date published: 2014-12-18
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