Item# HKTS 16BQ



5.1, 120 watt surround-sound speaker system

$189.99189.99 per system $599.95
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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 4.5 out of 5 by 70.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mind blowing speaker system I wanted to upgrade my 5.1 speaker system because my wife gave me a new 7.1 receiver for Christmas. Surfing the Internet, I stumbled upon the HKTS 16 system. I could not believe the price was so economical (a steal really). After connecting them, I was blown away by the sound quality. The subwoofer rumbled in my man cave, the speakers distinctly separated the highs and mids. WOW!!!!! What an experience!!!!! What a buy!!!!!
Date published: 2016-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impeccable Sound that doesn't break your budget Like the title states, the sound these speakers produce is incredible and they look great doing it too. I was in the market for smaller more discrete speakers that could fill my living room with sound and even allow anyone in my kitchen to hear what was going on. This fit the bill perfectly and I'm very happy with their quality, both build and sound. Can't go wrong especially if you happen to get the with a little discount. HK makes great products and these came very quickly and well packaged.
Date published: 2016-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic sound and look! I bought this a few weeks ago because my existing Woofer went out. I replaced the old system with the new HK...WOW! My whole family loves the sound. I need to replace my old receiver to a HK and the system will be complete. Also shipping was pretty quick and the packaging was great.
Date published: 2016-01-14
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All of sudden my Subwoofer for the model HKTS 16BQ sound is not working. Power is on and also the purple cable is connected. My order number for this model is Sales Order Number(s): o197035186 SAP Order Number(s): 2429360 placed on 4/26/2014 Plz hlp

Asked by: VNABAP
Please try connecting the purple cable, currently connected to your receiver, to a different source component like a CD player or any other device that has a similar white or red RCA jack. If the sub performs, this means the sub is functioning and the problem may be in the setup of the receiver. On the other hand if the sub doesn't perform, please submit a case at www.harmankardon,com/contactus. They will be able to assist you.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-04-11

I have a set of HKTS 16 WQ speakers. which floor stand model I should buy and where I can buy near me?

Asked by: jim liu
The part you're looking for is HTFS 2BQ/U. Please submit a request at and give them that part number. They will be able to assist you.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-04-05

is this 110 or 220 v?

Asked by: Tamer
This is the US model so it is the 110 volt version.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-04-29

What are the available options to connect the speakers to an I Phone ? laptops ? Are there any showrooms or suppliers for the product in Riyadh ?

Asked by: Ahmad
These are passive speakers that must be connected to a surround sound receiver. They cannot be connected directly to a phone or laptop.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-04-01

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

Asked by: samikhan
Your receiver can put out up to 80 watts per channel of RMS power, while the HKTS16 speakers can handle up to 120 watts per channel. This will be a great match. The speakers can handle the 80 watts of power from the receiver without any problem.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-04-29

Can these speakers be mounted to the ceiling? My home is pre-wired for ceiling mounts.

Asked by: VRV3
These speakers are not designed for ceiling mounting. They can be mounted on a wall very nicely, but we cannot recommend mounting them to a ceiling as this is not what they are intended for, and the mounting brackets will not work on a ceiling mount setup.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-04-29

Are there floor stands for these speakers?  I see that the only stands available do not fit this model.

Asked by: Marco
Unfortunately this is correct. The HTFS2 stands have been discontinued. The current HTFS3 stands will not work with the HKTS16 speaker system.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-02-25

Hi, Can i connect Sony STR Dn850 Receiver with HKTS 16 ?

Asked by: Sudhama
Absolutely. Your receiver puts out up to 95 watts per channel at 8 ohms. The speakers in the HKTS16 can handle up to 120 watts per channel. This is a great match.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-04-28
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