Item# HKTS 16BQ



5.1, 120 watt surround-sound speaker system

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$599.95599.95 per system
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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
Satellite Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power
10 ~ 120 watts
Subwoofer Power Requirement
AC 100–120V, 50/60 Hz, 200W (USA)AC 220–240V, 50/60 Hz, 200W (EU)
Subwoofer External Trigger Input Voltage
3 ~ 30 volts AC/DC
Subwoofer Woofer
8" (200mm) woofer, sealed enclosure
Speaker Tweeter
One 3/4" (19mm) dome, video-shielded
Satellite Midrange Transducer
Dual 3" (75mm) drivers, video-shielded

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HKTS 16 is rated 4.5125 out of 5 by 80.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good buy As expected this product was nice. I recommend this buy.
Date published: 2016-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sounding speakers. I bought these speakers because I had bought a set about a year ago and love the way sound when I am watching movies or listening to my music.
Date published: 2016-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound, especially bass.! Very happy with my purchase. Great sound! Great price!
Date published: 2016-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features, sound and value Very glad that I purchased this set of speakers, and will purchase more from them in future.
Date published: 2016-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound for the price A great purchase for the price with excellent sound
Date published: 2016-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound I bought this system a month ago and at first I was hesitant because the price was to go to be true but once I installed them in the Man Cave. LOL. Wow, the sound is awesome. I would highly recommend them to anyone. They do take some time to install so take your time. Also get a nice receiver to be able to accommodate all of the speakers. Have fun
Date published: 2016-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice speakers for the price These are actually fairly nice speakers. I was a little apprehensive since they were so cheap, but I thought I'd give them a try since I was only using them for a secondary setup. Obviously not as good as higher end speakers but HK has those too, but very nice for the price.
Date published: 2016-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mid price speakers I hooked then speakers up roughly in my living room while I finish up their final home in the basement. The quality is awesome, I'm considering get another set for the living room now.
Date published: 2016-03-09
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Are these wireless?

Asked by: Jonny
No, the HKTS16 is a wired passive speaker system with a powered sub. It must be connected to an audio/video surround sound receiver in order to function. Any one of our AVR receivers will work with these speakers.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-07-26

What is the dimensions of the box this system is shipped in, also what is the total shipping weight of the box? 

Asked by: Brain
Thank you for the inquiry. This is the dimension and weight specification information. Best Regards. Dimensions: 365MM X 365MM X 762MM Weight: 19.570 KG
Answered by: ZUndi
Date published: 2016-07-18

Would I be able to use this system back in India where the power is 240v if i purchase it in the US?

Asked by: Anil
Thank you for the inquiry. This product is US region 120V input specification. A power converter would be required for use in other regions not supporting 120V. Best Regards.
Answered by: ZUndi
Date published: 2016-06-09

Are the rear speakers wireless. If not is there a way to convert them to wireless?

Asked by: Gail
Thank you for the inquiry. No. This product is not wireless and in no way designed for any conversion. Best Regards.
Answered by: ZUndi
Date published: 2016-06-09

Could you please forward me the size/dimensions of all of the speakers ?

Asked by: Jaha
As shown in the owner's manual... Satellite 243mm x 100mm x 92mm (9-9/16" x 3-15/16" x 3-5/8") Center 102mm x 241mm x 92mm (4" x 9-1/2" x 3-5/8") Subwoofer 353mm x 267mm x 267mm (13-29/32" x 10-1/2" x 10-1/2")
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-06-08

What's the difference between the hkts16 and hkts20 ? And what receiver is the best fit ? Thank you

Asked by: jOSH
The HKTS 16 speakers can handle up to 120 watts per channel while the HKTS 20 can handle up to 80. When it comes to a receiver which fits best, it really comes down to your listening preference. For example, if your listening taste only requires 30 watts per channel of power in order to be loud enough for you, there would be no reason to get a 120 watt per channel amplifier, as you will never use all of that power. The most important thing is to get a receiver that puts out enough volume for you, without exceeding the 120/80 watt limit of the speakers.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-06-08

If i buy this HKTs 16 to connect my Samsung 55 inch TV do i need  the Amplifier ? What's mean by code? I only pay this sets is 189.99 ? Tks

Asked by: Richard pan
The HKTS 16 must be connected to an audio/video surround sound receiver in order to function. With regard to a code, you may be referring to a coupon code. It gives you discount on an item when used during promotional pricing period.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-06-08

how many RMS of power give the subwoofer ( no peak power ) ?

Asked by: papijoe
As shown above in the audio specs, the SUB for the HKTS16 can handle up to 200W RMS.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-06-01
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