Item# HKTS 16BQ



5.1-channel, 120 watt surround-sound system

$599.95 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 4.4925 out of 5 by 67.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound. I love this theatre speaker. Definitely recommend >
Date published: 2016-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sound system enjoying the sound, works perfectly the way i want
Date published: 2016-01-14
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hi, Is it working on 240v power supply?

Asked by: Ashok
if you have bought it from UK/EU, yes it works in 220-240, if bought in US, it supports 110-120 V
Answered by: Kart
Date published: 2016-02-09

What is a good ceiling mount for the HKTS 16WQ (white) satellite speakers? Also, can wall mounted speakers safely be mounted upside down using the supplied mounts? (current wiring close to ceiling)

Asked by: DearOleDad
Is this bluetooth
Answered by: Chelle34
Date published: 2016-01-22

Can this system be used with a karaoke 

Asked by: dave1300
Answered by: pocp
Date published: 2016-01-20

are any of the surround speakers comparable for wireless

Asked by: Susie
Answered by: prasthak
Date published: 2016-01-31

What kind of floor stands are compatible with the HKTS 9/16 system speakers? Are the HKTS 16 the same.

Asked by: beetle

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

Asked by: Sudhama

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

Asked by: Marco

Can u make some recommendation for a receiver to hook up this system?

Asked by: billyw
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