Item# SB 16

SB 16


Powerful, 2.1-channel, 36" sound bar system

$499.95499.95 per system
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Not everybody has space at home for the myriad loudspeakers that make up a typical home theater system – not to mention the wires needed to hook everything together. There is a far more elegant solution that dramatically reduces component clutter. The SB 16 soundbar speaker system includes a slim, cylindrical unit that sits below or beside your flat-panel screen and works with a wireless, 100-watt subwoofer that you can put anywhere in the room. Connected directly to your TV receiver, Blu-ray Disc™ player, DVD player or game console, the soundbar delivers both stereo and enveloping surround-sound playback. Not only does the SB 16 reduce the number of components you need to an absolute minimum, it also puts no wires in (or out of) sight. A range of optical, digital, coaxial and analog input connections ensure easy hookup to your TV, media players, satellite dish and cable tuner, without making you replug cables every time you change systems. The soundbar is video-shielded to prevent interference with your TV screen, so you can place it as close to the screen as you like. And the system’s handsome components can fit neatly into nearly any room décor.

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  • 1 SB 16 CTR soundbar speaker
  • 1 SB 16 SUB 100-watt wireless subwoofer
  • 2 sets of wall-mount brackets
  • 2 sets of rubber feet
  • 1 24V DC power supply
  • 1 AC power cord for SB 16 CTR speaker
  • 1 5' (1.5m) optical digital audio cable
  • 1 6' 7" (2m) stereo audio cable
  • Owner’s manual

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A two-channel amplifier rated at 25 watts per channel powers the SB 16’s pair of two-way drivers. The amplifier-speaker combination dramatically improves the clarity and realism of directional sounds.

Whether it’s playing a sitcom or a blockbuster movie, the SB 16 delivers a virtual 3D surround-sound experience, filling your living room with full-bodied theatrical playback – all without the need for extra loudspeakers.

The SB 16’s wireless subwoofer offers unprecedented placement flexibility. With a 10-inch (250-millimeter) magnetically shielded woofer and built-in 100-watt amplifier, the system delivers an impactful bass punch when paired with the soundbar speaker. Even better, its down-firing bass-reflex enclosure delivers high bass output, since the subwoofer loads against the floor instead of surrounding walls.

Built-in digital signal processing (DSP) with virtual 3D surround circuitry enables the SB 16 soundbar to work in harmony with the wireless subwoofer. The combination transforms the often-dull playback character of TV audio into a full surround-sound experience.

The soundbar features a pair of 3-inch (75-millimeter) midrange transducers – one per channel – together with a pair of 3/4-inch (20-millimeter) dome tweeters for the high frequencies. Consistent sound from speaker to speaker dramatically improves the clarity and realism of directional sounds.

The SB 16’s interference-blocking video shielding prevents interruptions to the magnetic fields of older TVs with cathode-ray tubes (CRTs). By eliminating such image distortion, the video shielding lets you place the soundbar speaker virtually anywhere.

The SB 16 includes hardware that streamlines installation underneath a wall-mounted flat-panel TV monitor. After a few short steps, you’ll experience the accurate sound and high-definition dialogue that turns an ordinary sound system into an elite one.

Exemplifying the balance among high style, modern design and audio ingenuity, the SB 16 fully embodies the spirit of Harman Kardon® innovation, a legacy that discerning audio enthusiasts have appreciated for almost 60 years.

Frequency Response
50Hz – 20kHz
Speaker Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power
25 watts x 2
Subwoofer Power Requirement
230V AC, 50Hz/60Hz, 100W
Subwoofer Woofer
10" (254mm) cone
Subwoofer_Enclosure Type
Speaker High-Frequency Transducer
One x 3/4" dome per channel, video-shielded
Speaker Midrange Transducer
Two x 3" (75mm) cones per channel, video-shielded
Speaker Power Requirement
24V DC, 2.5A – 2.7A

1 Year Electronic & 5 Years Loudspeaker

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SB 16 is rated 3.25 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Basic sound bar with top notch sound! Bought the SB16 about a year ago. It has met my expectations and exceeded them in some areas. First, everything works without a hitch. Before purchasing I read a number of reviews saying the wireless sub (not necessarily the SB16 Sub) would drop sound during playback or lose connectivity. My SB16 has never done that. The controls are basic, yet easy to navigate. While lacking a remote it was easy to pair it with my TV as well as directv remote. Sound is extremely clear and sub handles bass and is quite powerful. More powerful than I expected from a wireless sub especially at this price range. I give the SB16 5 stars because it met my expectations, did everything as described, and has been a reliable piece of equipment. I use it everyday. While it doesn't have all the bells and whistles (blue tooth, digital display, only 3 connections) it's a solid sound bar with excellent sound!
Date published: 2015-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SB 16 system extraordinaire great customer support Purchased a SB 16 had some issues, sent it back to HK. Harold Kevelos and customer support team were extremely professional, such customer support is a delight these days! Amazing soundbar with outstanding quality.
Date published: 2014-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love that it's wireless I love it and it goes great with my LG 3D tv. This is my first sound bar and it's a bang fir your buck. I just wish it would have came with a remote.
Date published: 2014-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Sound, Clean Lines, No more clutter I bought my SB 16 about a month ago and couldn't be happier. The sound quality is amazing and the system is clean and clutter free. I retired my traditional surround sound system that included an AVR, Subwoofer, multiple speakers and wires running everywhere. This is the way to go. I wish I would have done it years ago. Set up was basically plug and play.
Date published: 2014-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy and sounds wonderful im extremely happy with this product it was simple to install and set up.. if you don't want the jungle of speaker wires this is for you I have a small living room and its perfect
Date published: 2013-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Soundbar Wireless Combo This soundbar combo is very very good. The sound is great and the sub is undeniable good. The one thing I dislike however is that there is no remote provided, you have to program your own remote to the unit. Probably would be best for a newer programmable remote, than an existing one. Does not affect usability, I will keep this setup for quite some time.
Date published: 2014-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost Perfect I purchased this when it first came out along with my new TV. I have had a Bose system before and thought that was a great system, until I got a sample of this one on the show room floor. I loved the design, the simplicity of it, and that it was wireless. Set up was super easy, the sound was KILLER. My neighbors also began to hate my because I kept the bass turned up. Anyways, the system was ALMOST perfect, 2 things I must say that really keep it from being perfect. 1. The volume control, my TV is the top of the line Samsung and always displays that message about the volume each time I turn it up or down (samsung issue??) 2. The wireless set up messes with my WiFi, don't know what it is but my WiFi is now weaker and little slower. When I unplug the system it corrects this so I know this is the HK. Other than that, BEST BANG FOR YOU BUCK
Date published: 2014-04-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cheap The sub failed two weeks after installation. The fuse was intact but the fuse holder stripped out going in second try. Thanks
Date published: 2015-01-05
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