Item# HKTS 16BQ



5.1, 120 watt surround-sound speaker system

$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 4.5205 out of 5 by 73.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Full Surround Sound Awesome system, my first experience with surround sound. Using a Denon AVR-S700W receiver, will upgrade to full 7.2 when these speakers go on sale again.
Date published: 2016-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surround sound I bought it for Christmas, best thing I ever did. Sound is great. Hooked up to 4k ultra hd TV and Sony 7channel receiver. It rocks!
Date published: 2016-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome. After purchasing a HK277 and a set of HKTS 2MKII system for the bedroom, I knew that I had to get a surround for the living room. When the opportunity presented itself, I purchased the HKTS 16. I currently had a BOSE system but the quality and sound from the HKTS 16 surpassed the sound of the BOSE system and I had to retire the Bose. Crisp, clean sound.
Date published: 2016-01-15
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I bought harman/kardon  HKTS16BQ/ 230 but i found that different codes on each speaker and woofer as well, such as ME2779-KF0217500 and ME2714-IF0209793 etc. It is standard like that or something else? mentioned HKTS210SUB/230 on the back of woofer. 

Asked by: THEIN
Thank you for purchasing the HKTS16 BQ, all the units that is shipped from our factory get serialized, The MExxxxx-xxxx is part of our serial number sequence, the product information is HKTS16BQ and 230 is part of a one system bundle package that we put together and out a new item # ex… HKTS 16BQ
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-05-16

I have marantz sr6010 7.2 receiver. Can i use additional two satellite speaker to expand my system 7.1?

Asked by: Fred44
It sounds like you're looking for the HKTS16, 5.1 home theater system, expanding it to 7.1 to match your receiver. If that's the case, the HKTS16 is upgradable to 7.1 where you can add 2 satellite speakers (part#HKTS 11BQ-A SAT-EP) to the mix. Please call our Customer Service to order the additional satellite speakers.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-05-12

Can I connect Pioneer VSX-530-K AV Receiver with my HKTS 16

Asked by: samikhan
This is a question to Joe (Harman Kardon). The specification at Amazon for Pioneer VSX-530-K 5.1 says, it emits 140w per channel. But you are saying 80w per channel. This seems to be contradicting. Can you please explain if HKTS 16 can actually handle Pioneer VSX-530-K 5.1 receiver? I don't want my speaker system to get burned.
Answered by: Tamilan_da
Date published: 2016-05-14

Hi, I was curious, I have a Panasonic. SA-ht930 home theater system and I was wonder if I can wire these speakers to the dvd player portion of this system

Asked by: Kayla
Your existing home theater system uses a proprietary cable/connector in between your DVD player and subwoofer. You can not connect HKTS subwoofer to your system. However, you can utilize the HKTS satellite speakers to replace your existing speakers as they have same speaker connections.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-05-10

What else do I need for the HKTS 16 to work ? do I need to buy any additional accessories or it just works outside the box, I am reading a review and someone is saying something about getting a receiver ?

Asked by: Lexzy
The HKTS16 is a 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 At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-05-13

J have the hkts 16 im wondering what kind of wires [copper]  aluminum.  since  i haven't installed 

Asked by: Jairo
You can use any standard 16-12 gauge speaker wire. Most speaker wire is copper. Some wire uses copper and aluminum, but these cables can oxidize over time. Even so, you can use either kind.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-05-14

Does it require amplifier? and Can we directly connect my LCD TV? 

Asked by: arun
The HKTS16 is a passive speaker system with a powered subwoofer. This system must be connected to an audio/video surround sound AVR receiver.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-05-14

What Harman/Kardon receiver u recommend to use with this model of speakers HKTS 16BQ HKTS 16?  

Asked by: jacalderon
The HKTS16 satellite speakers can each handle up to 120 watts of RMS power. This means that they can handle, and will work well with any one of our current AVR receivers. Simply pick out the receiver that has enough power/volume for your listening taste, and the features you desire, and you will be good to go with these speakers.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-05-05
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