Item# HKTS 20BQ



Powerful 5.1-channel Surround Sound System

$599.95599.95 per system
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Engineered to serve as the complete home theater loudspeaker package, the HKTS 20BQ system integrates high-performance 5.1-channel speakers – front and rear satellites, plus a center loudspeaker – with a subwoofer in one sophisticated offering. The combination of dual-driver, center-channel speakers for replaying distinct movie dialogue, powerful satellites that envelop you in all the high energy of the best entertainment and a powered sub for low-frequency thrills makes this speaker system more than equal to handling the sonic excitement of Hollywood blockbusters and your favorite musical offerings. Constant-directivity waveguides fitted to the satellite speakers’ soft-dome tweeters decrease their directivity at high frequencies to produce a wide stereo image across a large listening area. The system looks elegant as well; the speakers’ black finish and streamlined structures will fit into any interior design. And it’s flexible; you can use HTFS 3/E floor stands to place the speakers at ear height and add additional speakers to change the system from 5.1 channels to 7.1. This six-piece system provides a best-in-class cinema experience while elevating your home theater from the ordinary to the truly extraordinary.

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  • 4 SAT-TS20 satellite speakers for front left/right and surround left/right channels
  • 1 CEN-TS20/30 center-channel speaker
  • 1 HKTS200SUB powered subwoofer
  • 4 wall-mount brackets for satellite speakers
  • 1 wall-mount bracket for center speaker
  • 4 metal stop plates and screws for satellite-speaker wall-mount brackets
  • 1 20' (6m) combination LFE and trigger cable for connection to subwoofer
  • 1 13.1' (4m) color-coded cable for center speaker
  • 2 16.4' (5m) color-coded cables for front satellites
  • 2 32.8' (10m) color-coded cables for rear satellites
  • Owner’s manual

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As a complete home theater package, the HKTS 20BQ 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.

Four voice-matched satellite speakers with a single 3-inch (75-millimeter) midrange drivers and 3/4-inch (19-millimeter), high-frequency dome tweeters produce a rich, realistic, all-encompassing sonic performance with convincing sound effects. You can place these video-shielded speakers near your TV without causing magnetic interference.

The HKTS 20BQ’s center-channel speaker features tandem 3-inch (75-millimeter) midrange drivers and a 3/4-inch (19-millimeter) high-frequency dome tweeter for clear, precise dialogue from movies, TV shows or other media created for a multichannel sound system. Constant-directivity waveguides decrease the tweeter’s directivity at high frequencies. The result is a wide stereo image across a large listening area.

The HKTS 20BQ’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. The subwoofer lends an impressive richness and credibility to your home theater experience.

The HKTS 20BQ represents a décor-friendly complement to any entertainment center or home theater. Its contemporary styling incorporates glossy, black 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 20BQ’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 subwoofer 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 20BQ’s magnetically shielded loudspeaker components can deliver high-quality, high-performance results even when you place them near a TV. Now, whether you are watching a traditional CRT or a flat-panel TV, you can continue watching undisturbed.

The HKTS 20BQ 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 better low-end performance.

If wall-mounting is not your preferred method of installation, optional HTFS 3/E floor stands (sold separately) set the HKTS 20BQ satellite speakers at the ideal ear-level listening position. The aluminum-extrusion columns, which also include a self-contained wire-management system, will elegantly complement 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 20BQ system. The 7.1 surround-sound format elevates the impact of your entertainment experience with a richer, more thorough soundstage.

Speaker Nominal Impedance
8 ohms nominal
Satellite Nominal Impedance
8 ohms nominal
Frequency Response
45Hz – 20kHz (-6dB)
Speaker Sensitivity
86dB @ 2.83V/1 meter
Satellite Sensitivity
83dB @ 2.83V/1 meter
Satellite Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power
10 ~ 80 watts
Speaker Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power
10 ~ 120 watts
Subwoofer Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power
200 watts RMS
Subwoofer Bass
8" woofer, sealed enclosure
Subwoofer External Trigger Input Voltage
3 ~ 30 volts AC/DC
Subwoofer Input Rating
AC 100–120V, 50/60 Hz, 200W or AC 220–240V, 50/60 Hz, 200W
Speaker Tweeter
One 3/4" (19mm) dome, video-shielded
Speaker Midrange Transducer
Dual 3" (75mm) drivers, video-shielded
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Satellite Midrange Transducer
One 3" (75mm) driver, video-shielded

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HKTS 20 is rated 4.333333333333333 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome addition Bought a few weeks ago and I must say these speakers sounds awesome wit a bunch of features. Love it so much I also bought HKTS 16.
Date published: 2016-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy them if they are below 200$ They are great sub is better then expected. Not too much of that theater sub so I bought a bigger sub on the side for 5.2 system
Date published: 2016-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sounds great Awesome sound, looks great, easy install, everything you need to install
Date published: 2016-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing sound Just got these in and WOW! Got them on sale for 220.00 way more than I expected for that price. Sub is tight and the staging is perfect.
Date published: 2016-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great sound im happy with my new home theater is the best sound ever
Date published: 2016-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sound, good size. Base is awesome... These are really great speakers, and they really are crystal clear paired with my Denon 7.2 recieved. I only use 5.1, but that's really all I need right now. My only critique are the mounts. I found them difficult to deal with and would prefer just a simple one or two hole mounting system.
Date published: 2016-08-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sound Great These HKTS 20 speakers sound better than the $3,000 speakers they replaced.
Date published: 2016-06-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great sound nice speakers put them in my man cave and they sound great
Date published: 2016-05-26
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Hello, I'm wondering if the wall mount brackets for the HKTS20 system speakers (left, right and surround) allow for horizontal mounting of the speakers? Thanks.

Asked by: ryanbolls
The HKTS20 satellite's wall mount includes a Stop Plate that prevents the speaker from detaching from the bracket. This would allow you to install it horizontally.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-10-12

HI i will like to know does this system work on computer too thanks.

Asked by: leon088
The HKTS20 needs an amplifier/receiver for it to work. With that said, you can't connect the speakers directly to your computer. You would need to purchase an Amplifier/Receiver for you to be able to connect the HKTS20 to your computer.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-08-17

Can I use Hk1610S ampli receivet ? Or which is perfect ampli for this product ?

Asked by: guru
The HKTS20 speakers can handle up to 80 watts per channel. The AVR1610S receiver puts out up to 85 watts per channel. This would be a great match. A difference of 5 watts per channel will not be an issue.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-08-15

does this an amplifier to connect OR can it sync or connect directly with the TV??

Asked by: Ja Kau
This speaker system needs an amplifier or a receiver to work. So if you are looking to connect thiis OR use this with your TV, you would need to have an AVR or an amplifier.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-07-31

Which receiver is the best compatible for Harman Kardon HKTS 20BQ 5.1? thanks

Asked by: GnHunt
All of our 5.1, 7.1 or 7.2 receivers are compatible with the HKTS 20 speaker system.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-07-22

Is the HKTS 20 compatible with an AVR 125? Will the speakers work on the same stand as my old speakers SAT-TS5?

Asked by: Terrisa58
The HKTS20 speakers can handle up to 80 watts per channel. The AVR 125 puts out up to 55 watts per channel. This would be a great match. The stand for your old speakers will not work with the HKST20. The compatible floor stands for the HKTS20 is the HTFS 3, in stock and ready to ship.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-07-19

Can I plug these speakers directly into my tv I have a Sony KDL48W600B? or do i need to buy a receiver?

Asked by: Gary760
The HKTS 20 must be connected to an audio/video surround sound receiver in order to function.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-06-23

Would I need to purchase a receiver in order to set this up with my TV?

Asked by: Alleman94
Yes, you would need a receiver or at least an amplifier to use the speakers with your TV. THE HKTS 20 is not a stand alone speaker system that you can connect directly to the TV.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-06-22
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