Item# HKTS 16BQ



5.1 channels of vivid, realistic home theatre sound

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

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HKTS 16 is rated 4.512195121951219 out of 5 by 82.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound Great Quality Speakers Looks Nice Too Bought this package a few months ago and hooked it up with my brother. Sounds and looks great in my basement and completes my man cave. Harman Kardon all the way.
Date published: 2016-08-08
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
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Hi, Could you please tell me which receivers will ideally work with this set of speakers?

Asked by: patryykk
Any amplifier/receiver that can output 120W and below would work perfectly with the speaker system.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-10-12

I'm buying this from eBay through Australian supplier. Will this system be in 240v or still in USA 120v.

Asked by: Rod68
System was in 240v. Very happy except for speakers mounts.
Answered by: Rod68
Date published: 2016-09-13

Which is the best amplifier for HKT 161BQ. Plz Help me to select a good combination.

Asked by: LIJO JOY
Any of our receivers and amplifiers would work great on the HKTS 16. However the AVR 1710S and AVR 3700 would work perfectly on this set and you would also have the option to upgrade to a 7.2 home theatre system.
Answered by: Jaycob
Date published: 2016-09-07

Does the sub have an amplifier in it? Is it enough if I connect this to my external audiocard (asus xonar u5) in my pc, or do I need to have to buy an amplifier for this, or is it only compatible with a receiver?

Asked by: justus
The HKTS 16 is a powered Sub, which means that it has a crossover amplifier of its own. If your audio card has a subwoofer output terminal/LFE output, that would be enough for the sub to work with your audio card and if that audio card has speaker terminals the satellites would also work. Just make sure that the audio card does not exceed 120W output as the HKTS 16 has a rated input of 120W RMS. If the audio card does not have speaker terminals and a sub woofer output, then you would need to have a receiver or an amplifier for the speakers to work.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-08-30

Can I use my own receiver? I have sony receiver 

Asked by: Ulug
Yes you can, as long as your receiver has a rated output of 120W or lower. The speaker system has a rated handling of 120W RMS so any amplifier/receiver that has a rated output of 120W and below can be used for the speakers.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-08-27

Hi. Is it possible to use this system without the receiver? I have connected the sub directly to a sound source via the RCA input on the sub and it works fine. However, I cannot get any sound from the satellites that I've connected to the sub. Help!!!

Asked by: patrow
No. The HKTS16 must be connected to an audio/video surround sound receiver in order to function.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-08-23

Just wondering if these directly fit the HTFS 3 stands? The description for the HKTS 16 states that they've been made compatible with them, however the description for the HTFS 3 says they're not compatible.

Asked by: damoe210
The HKTS 16 is actually only compatible with the HTFS 2 stands and not the HTFS 3. The HTFS 3 is only compatible with the following HKTS speakers: HKTS 20BQ, 30BQ, 60BQ and 200BQ.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-08-16

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
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