Harman/Kardon HKTS 35
HKTS 35BQ
Home theater speaker system
Owner’s Manual
HKTS 35BQ
Introduction
Introduction, Description and Features,
and Included Items
Included Items
Thank you for purchasing the Harman Kardon® HKTS 35 speaker system, with which
you’re about to begin many years of listening enjoyment. The HKTS 35 has been custom
designed to provide all the excitement and power of the cinema experience in your own
living room.
While sophisticated electronics and state-of-the-art speaker components are hard at
work within the HKTS 35, hookup and operation are easy, thanks to simple controls and
color-keyed cables and connections.
To obtain maximum enjoyment from your new home theater speaker system, we urge you
to take a few minutes to read through this manual. It will help ensure that the connections
you make to your receiver (or preamp/processor), amplifier and other devices are correct.
In addition, a few minutes spent learning the functions of the various controls will enable
you to take advantage of all the power and refinement the HKTS 35 is able to deliver.
SAT-TS30 Satellite
speakers x 4
Satellite wall-mount
bracket x 4
CEN-TS30 Center
speaker x 1
Center speaker wall-mount
bracket x 1
If you have any questions about this product, its installation or its operation, please
contact your dealer. He or she is your best local source of information.
Description and Features
The HKTS 35 is a complete six-piece home theater speaker system that includes:
• A 200-watt wireless powered subwoofer with an 8-inch (200mm) low-frequency
transducer
• F our identical, two-way, video-shielded, dual midrange satellite speakers for the front
left and right, and surround left and right speaker positions
Bracket stop
plate x 4
• A dedicated, voice-matched, video-shielded, dual midrange center speaker
•R
emovable bases for the satellite speakers and wall-mount brackets for the satellite
and center speakers
• All of the cables you need to connect all of the speakers to your receiver or preamp/
processor and amplifier
The speaker cables all use a color-coding system to conform to the Consumer Electronics
Association (CEA®) standard. This color-coding system minimizes confusion when
connecting the speakers, especially when you are connecting them to a Harman Kardon
receiver.
We have equipped the HKTS 220SUB wireless subwoofer and transmitter with Wireless
Code switches that allow the subwoofer to avoid interference from other wireless devices
while it’s operating wirelessly. Other conveniences include a level control, a phase switch
for fine-tuning bass response to suit your listening environment and taste, and an
efficient switching system that senses the presence of an audio signal and automatically
switches the subwoofer from standby mode to on.
We have included wall-mount brackets for the satellite and center speakers and shelf
stands for the satellite speakers. Optional HKFS 3 floor stands are available separately
from your Harman Kardon dealer.
Harman Kardon engineers invented the high-fidelity receiver over fifty years ago. With
state-of-the-art features and time honored circuit designs, the HKTS 35 is a perfect
complement to a Harman Kardon receiver or any home theater system.
HKTS 220SUB wireless
subwoofer x 1
Wireless transmitter
power supply x 1
Subwoofer wireless
transmitter x 1
32.8-foot (10m)
speaker cables x 2
Transmitter power
supply AC cord x 1
(varies with region)
16.5-foot (5m)
speaker cables x 2
Trigger cable x 1
LFE cable x 1
2
13.1-foot (4m)
speaker cable x 1
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Subwoofer Rear-Panel Controls and Connections
Subwoofer Rear-Panel Controls and Connections
Subwoofer Unit
Phase Switch
Bass Boost Switch
Power On Mode Switch
Subwoofer Level Control
Input Mode Switch
External Trigger Input
Line-Level LFE In Connector
Line-Level L/R In Connectors
Wireless Code Switch
Power Switch
Phase switch: This switch determines whether the subwoofer transducer’s piston-like
action moves in and out in phase with the satellite speakers. If the subwoofer were to
play out of phase with the satellite speakers, the sound waves from the satellites could
cancel out some of the subwoofer’s sound waves, reducing bass performance and sonic
impact. This phenomenon depends in part on the placement of all the speakers in the
room. In most cases, the Phase switch should be left in the “Normal” position. However,
it does no harm to experiment, and you can leave the Phase switch in the position that
maximizes bass response and impact.
Bass Boost switch: Set this switch to “On” to enhance the subwoofer’s low-frequency
performance. Set this switch to “Off” for normal low-frequency performance.
Power On Mode switch: When this switch is set in the “Auto” position and when the
Power switch is set to “On,” the subwoofer will automatically turn itself on when it
receives an audio signal and will enter the standby mode after it has received no audio
signal for about 15 minutes. When this switch is set in the “On” position, the subwoofer
will remain on whether or not it is receiving an audio signal. An LED on the subwoofer’s
top panel indicates whether the subwoofer is in the on or standby state:
• When the LED glows white, the subwoofer is turned on.
• When the LED is not illuminated, the subwoofer is in the standby mode. When the
Power switch is set to “Off,” the LED will not be illuminated, no matter what setting
the Power On Mode switch is in.
Subwoofer Level control: Use this control to adjust the subwoofer’s volume. Turn
clockwise to increase the volume; turn counterclockwise to decrease the volume.
Input Mode switch: When this switch is in the “Normal” setting, the input signal from
the Line-Level L/R In connectors is active. When this switch is in the “LFE” setting, the
input signal from the Line-Level LFE In connector is active.
Power Cord
Line-Level LFE In connector: The signal from this connector bypasses the subwoofer’s
internal low-pass crossover. When you’re connecting the subwoofer to the dedicated
subwoofer output of a receiver/processor that has its own low-pass crossover network,
use the Line-Level LFE In connector. You must also set the subwoofer’s Input Mode
switch in the “LFE” position.
Line-Level L/R In connectors: The signals from these connectors pass through the
subwoofer’s internal low-pass crossover. When you’re connecting the subwoofer to
the preamp or subwoofer outputs of a receiver/processor that does not have its own
low-pass crossover network, use both Line-Level L/R In connectors. You must also set
the Input Mode switch in the “Normal” position. If your receiver/processor has only one
subwoofer output, you can use either the L or R connector.
Wireless Code switch: This switch selects between four different channels for the
wireless subwoofer signal.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to set the subwoofer’s Wireless Code switch to the same channel
that you set the transmitter module’s Wireless Code switch. See Wireless Code Settings,
on page 10, for more information.
Power switch: Set this switch in the “On” position to turn the subwoofer on. The
subwoofer will then be either on or in the standby mode, depending on the setting of the
Power On Mode switch.
Power Cord (non-detachable): After you have made and verified all the connections
described in this manual, plug this cord into an active, unswitched electrical outlet for
proper operation of the subwoofer. DO NOT plug this cord into the accessory outlets
found in some audio components.
External Trigger Input connector: Use the supplied trigger cable to connect the External
Trigger Input connector to the trigger output of another compatible component. Whenever
the subwoofer detects a trigger signal between 3V and 30V (AC or DC), its amplifier will
turn on. The amplifier will turn off after the trigger signal ceases, even when the Power
On Mode switch is in the “Auto” position.
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Subwoofer Rear-Panel Controls and Connections (cont.),
Color-Coding System, and Speaker Placement
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Speaker Placement
Transmitter Unit
Front speakers
DC 5V
WIRELESS
CODE
1
Power
Connector
2
3
4
Wireless
Code
Switch
R INPUT L
Front Left
Speaker
Front Right
Speaker
Input
Connectors
Power connector: Plug the transmitter power supply into this connector and into a
working AC outlet.
Wireless Code switch: This switch selects between four different channels for the
wireless signal.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to set the transmitter unit’s Wireless Code switch to the same
channel that you set the subwoofer’s Wireless Code switch. See Wireless Code Settings,
on page 10, for more information.
Input connectors: Connect the supplied LFE cable from your receiver’s or processor’s
subwoofer output to either of the transmitter unit’s Input connectors.
Place the front speakers the same distance from each other as they are from the listener’s
position. Place them at about the same height from the floor as the listener’s ears will be.
Angling them towards the listener can improve the stereo imaging.
Color-Coding System
The HKTS 35 system uses the channel color-coding system established by the CEA to
make setting up your home theater speaker system as easy as possible. The system
includes speaker wires and an LFE cable with color bands on each end.
Speaker Position
Wire Color Bands
Front Left
White
Front Right
Red
Center
Green
Surround Left
Blue
Surround Right
Gray
Subwoofer
Purple
Center Speaker
Center Speaker
0 – 2 ft
(0 – 61cm)
Front Left
Speaker
Front Right
Speaker
Place the center speaker directly above or below the center of your TV screen. Its center
should be no more than two feet (61cm) above or below the centers of the front left and
front right speakers. If your TV set is deep enough, it may be convenient to set the center
speaker on top of the television set.
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Speaker Placement (cont.)
Surround Speakers
Subwoofer
1.
Front Left
Speaker
Surround Left
Speaker
Center
Speaker
Front Right
Speaker
2.
Surround Right
Speaker
3.
The performance of a subwoofer is directly related to its placement in the listening room
and its physical position relative to the other speakers in the system. While it is true
that in general our ears do not hear directional sounds at the low frequencies where
subwoofers operate, when installing a subwoofer within the limited confines of a room,
the reflections, standing waves and absorptions generated within the room will strongly
influence the performance of any subwoofer system. As a result, the specific location of
the subwoofer in the room does become important to the amount and quality of bass
that is produced.
5 – 6 ft
(1.5m – 1.8m)
For example, placing the subwoofer next to a wall generally will increase the amount of
bass in the room; placing it in a corner (1) generally will maximize amount of bass in the
room. However, corner placement can also increase the destructive effect of standing
waves on bass performance. This effect can vary depending on the listening position –
some listening positions may yield very good results while others may have far too much
(or too little) bass at certain frequencies.
In many rooms, placing the subwoofer along the same plane as the left and right
speakers (2) can produce the best integration between the sound of the subwoofer and
that of the left and right speakers. In some rooms, the best performance could even result
from placing the subwoofer behind the listening position (3).
The two surround speakers should be placed slightly behind the listening position, facing
each other, and, ideally should be 5 – 6 feet (1.5m – 1.8m) from the floor. An alternate
location would be on a wall behind the listening position, facing forward. The surround
speakers should not call attention to themselves while they’re playing. Experiment with
their placement until you hear a diffuse, ambient sound accompanying the program
material heard from the front left, front right and center speakers.
We strongly recommend that you experiment with placement before choosing a final
location for your subwoofer. One way you can determine the best location for the
subwoofer is by temporarily placing it in the listening position and playing music with
strong bass content. Move around to various locations in the room while the system is
playing (putting your ears where the subwoofer would be placed), and listen until you find
the location where the bass performance is best. Place the subwoofer in that location.
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Speaker Mounting Options
Speaker Mounting Options
Shelf Placement
You can place the satellite and center speakers on shelves. The satellite speakers have
built-in bases for shelf placement. You can also remove the bases.
4. Attach the wall portion of the wall-mount bracket onto the wall using hardware that is
appropriate for the wall’s construction and materials. We recommend first anchoring
the bracket using its keyhole, then attaching it with another anchor through its top
opening, as shown in the illustration. Note that the satellite speakers weigh 3.3 lb
(1.5kg). Be sure to use hardware that can support this weight.
Top Opening
To remove a satellite speaker’s base, pull it straight off the speaker. Pulling evenly on both
sides of the base will allow it to slide off smoothly.
Pull Evenly on
both Sides of Base
Keyhole Opening
Bottom Opening
NOTE: If you’re running the speaker wire through the wall, you can bring it out directly
behind the bracket location and insert it through the bottom opening in the wall portion of
the bracket. Running the wire in this way will keep the wire completely hidden from view
once the installation is complete.
Insert Wire into
Bottom Opening
Wall-Mounting: Satellite Speakers
IMPORTANT: Read the Connections section, on page 8, before wall-mounting the satellite
speakers. During the process of installing the brackets you will need to insert the speaker
wires through the wall-mount brackets and connect the wires to the speakers.
Bring Wire out
Through Here
NOTE: If you are using your own speaker wire, it must be no thicker than the wire supplied
with the speakers. Thicker wire will prevent the bracket from sliding onto the speaker.
5. If you’re not running the speaker wire through the wall, insert it through bottom of the
wall portion of the bracket as shown below.
1. D
etermine the location for the speaker.
2. R
emove the speaker’s base as explained in Shelf Placement, above.
3. S lide the two sections of the wall-mount bracket apart.
Speaker
Portion
6. Pass the speaker wire through the speaker portion of the wall-mount bracket, as
shown in the illustration.
Wall
Portion
Bring Wire in
Through Here
Bring Wire out
Through Here
7. If you have not already removed the speaker’s base, do so by pulling it straight off the
speaker, as shown in Shelf Placement, above.
CAUTION: Before making speaker connections, be sure that your receiver or
amplifier is turned OFF and its AC cord is unplugged from the AC outlet.
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Speaker Mounting Options (cont.),
and Wall-Mounting: Center Speaker
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8. C
onnect the speaker wire to the speaker terminals as shown in the illustration:
A) Push Down on Cap
to Open Hole
B) Insert Bare Wire
into Open Hole
+
C) Release Cap
to Secure Wire
–
Insert the conductor with the colored band into the speaker’s red (+) terminal, and insert
the other conductor into the speaker’s black (–) terminal.
IMPORTANT: Make sure the (+) and (–) bare wires do not touch each other or the other
terminal. Touching wires can cause a short circuit that can damage your receiver or
amplifier.
9. Slide the speaker portion of the wall-mount bracket onto the speaker as shown in the
illustration. Fit the grooves on the bracket onto the rails in the speaker, and apply even
pressure on both sides of the bracket so it slides straight onto the speaker.
Fit Bracket Grooves
Onto Speaker Rails
Push Down Evenly On
Both Sides of Bracket
Wall-Mounting: Center Speaker
1. Determine the location for the speaker.
2. Attach the center speaker wall-mount bracket to the wall using hardware that is
appropriate for the wall’s construction and materials. Attach the anchors through the
holes shown in the illustration.
Use These
Holes to Attach
Bracket to Wall
NOTE: The center speaker weighs 3.3 lb (1.5kg). Be sure to use hardware that can
support this weight.
CAUTION: Before making speaker connections, be sure that your receiver or
amplifier is turned OFF and its AC cord is unplugged from the AC power source.
3. Connect the speaker wire to the speaker terminals as shown in the illustration:
A) Push Down on Cap
to Open Hole
B) Insert Bare Wire
into Open Hole
+
C) Release Cap
to Secure Wire
–
• Pull any slack speaker wire back through the bracket as you slide the bracket onto
the speaker.
Insert the conductor with the green colored band into the speaker’s red (+) terminal, and
insert the other conductor into the speaker’s black (–) terminal.
• Push the bracket all the way onto the speaker until it snaps into place.
IMPORTANT: Make sure the (+) and (–) bare wires do not touch each other or the other
terminal. Touching wires can cause a short circuit that can damage your receiver or
amplifier.
10. S lide the speaker onto the bracket’s wall section, as shown in the illustration. Pull any
slack speaker wire back through the bracket’s wall section.
Slide Speaker
Onto Bracket
Wall Section
11. F it the metal stop plate into the recess on the bottom of the bracket with the pad
facing the bracket, and fasten it to the bracket using two of the supplied screws. It
will prevent the speaker from detaching from the bracket and will hold the speaker’s
position as you rotate it.
4. U
sing two of the supplied screws, attach the center speaker to the bracket, as shown
in the illustration.
Wall-Mount
Bracket
Supplied
Screws
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Connections
Connections
Connecting Satellite Speakers with the Supplied Bases
1. Remove the speaker’s base (see Shelf Placement, on page 5).
Satellite and Center Speaker Connections
2. Pass the speaker wire through the opening in the speaker’s base.
CAUTION: Before making speaker connections, be sure that your receiver or
amplifier is turned OFF and its AC cord is unplugged from the AC power outlet.
Speakers and receivers/amplifiers have corresponding (+) and (–) connection terminals.
Most electronics makers use red to denote the (+) terminal and black for the (–) terminal.
Newer Harman Kardon receivers conform to the CEA standard and use specific colors to
denote the (+) terminals of the speaker positions. See the table in Color-Coding System,
on page 4.
3. Connect the speaker wires as described above.
4. Reattach the speaker’s base, as shown in the illustration.
Each speaker wire included with your system has colored bands at both ends of the (+)
conductor that correspond with the colors defined by the CEA standard. This system
helps ensure that the speaker in each location is connected to the correct receiver or
amplifier terminals. In addition to the colored bands at each end, each speaker wire’s (+)
terminal has ribs molded into its insulation to help you identify it.
Front Left
Satellite Speaker
Front Right
Satellite Speaker
Center
Speaker
Subwoofer: Wireless Connection
White Colored
Band
Green Colored
Band
Red Colored
Band
DC 5V
WIRELESS
CODE
1
Receiver/Amplifier
Power
Supply
AC Cord
FRONT FRONT SURROUNDSURROUND CENTER
LEFT RIGHT LEFT
RIGHT
Surround Left
Satellite Speaker
2
3
4
R INPUT L
Use either
connector
Power
Supply
LFE Cable
(supplied)
SUBWOOFER/
LFE OUT
Surround Right
Satellite Speaker
1. Connect the supplied LFE cable from your receiver’s or processor’s subwoofer output
to either of the transmitter unit’s Input connectors.
Blue Colored
Band
Gray Colored
Band
It is very important to connect each speaker identically: (+) on the speaker to (+) on the
receiver or amplifier, and (–) on the speaker to (–) on the receiver or amplifier. Miswiring
one or more speakers results in thin sound, weak bass and a poor stereo image. With the
advent of multichannel surround-sound systems, connecting all of the speakers in your
system correctly is very important to achieving the proper ambience and directionality of
surround-sound program material.
Connecting Satellite Speakers without the Supplied Bases
A) Push Down on Cap
to Open Hole
B) Insert Bare Wire
into Open Hole
+
C) Release Cap
to Secure Wire
–
Insert the conductor with the colored band into the speaker’s red (+) terminal, and insert
the other conductor into the speaker’s black (–) terminal.
IMPORTANT: Make sure the (+) and (–) bare wires do not touch each other or the other
terminal. Touching wires can cause a short circuit that can damage your receiver or
amplifier.
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• If your receiver/processor does not have a dedicated subwoofer output but does have
a set of preamp-level (volume-controlled) line outputs, use a stereo audio cable (not
supplied) to connect them to both of the transmitter unit’s Input connectors
2. Connect the transmitter power supply to the Power connector, and into a working AC
outlet,
3. Set the Wireless Code switches on the transmitter unit and subwoofer to the same
position.
Connections (cont.),
and Operating Your Subwoofer
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Subwoofer: Wired Connection
As an alternative to wireless operation, you can connect the subwoofer conventionally,
using the supplied LFE cable.
NOTE: You can use both the wireless and the wired methods to connect the subwoofer to
two different sources. However, if you play both sources at the same time the subwoofer
will play bass from them both.
Connecting to a Receiver/Processor with a Dedicated Subwoofer Output
Use this installation method for receivers and preamps/processors that have a dedicated
subwoofer output.
Connect one end of a stereo RCA audio cable (not supplied) to the receiver’s or amplifier’s
stereo line outputs and the other end to the subwoofer’s Line-Level L/R In connectors. Set
the subwoofer’s Input Mode switch in the “Normal” position.
After you have made and verified all connections, plug the subwoofer’s AC Power Cord
into a working AC outlet.
Connecting the Subwoofer to a Trigger Voltage Source
The subwoofer will automatically turn on if it receives a trigger voltage at its External
Trigger Input connector and will enter the Standby mode when the voltage ceases.
Trigger Cable
(supplied)
Set Input Mode
Switch to “LFE”
LFE Cable (supplied)
Use the supplied LFE cable to connect the subwoofer’s Line-Level LFE In connector to
the dedicated subwoofer output (or LFE output) of your audio/video receiver or preamp/
processor. Set the subwoofer’s Input Mode switch in the “LFE” position.
Configure your receiver or preamp/processor’s setup menu for “Subwoofer On.” After
you have made and verified all connections, plug the subwoofer’s AC Power Cord into a
working AC outlet.
If your preamp/processor or another audio/video component has a trigger-voltage
connection that supplies between 3V and 30V (AC or DC), connect it to the subwoofer’s
External Trigger Input connector. If the component’s trigger-voltage connection has a
3.5mm mini jack, you can use the supplied Trigger cable to make the connection.
NOTE: Do not connect the subwoofer’s External Trigger input connector to a remote
control output (IR Out) of your home cinema system or surround receiver. Doing so could
lead to malfunction.
Connecting to a Receiver/Amplifier without a Dedicated Subwoofer Output
Operating Your Subwoofer
Use this installation method for receivers and preamp/processors that do not have a
dedicated subwoofer output but do have preamp-level (volume-controlled) line outputs.
Turning the Subwoofer On and Off
Set the subwoofer’s Power switch to the “On” position. If you set the Power On Mode
switch to “Auto,” the subwoofer will automatically turn itself on when it receives an audio
signal, and it will go into the standby mode after it has received no audio signal for 15
minutes. The subwoofer’s LED will glow white when the subwoofer is on and will not be
illuminated when the subwoofer is in the standby mode.
Set Input Mode
Swtich to “Normal”
If you set the Power On Mode switch to “On,” the subwoofer will remain on at all times.
The subwoofer’s LED will glow white.
If you connected the subwoofer’s External Trigger Input connector to a trigger-voltage
source, the subwoofer will turn on whenever a trigger voltage is present and will enter
the standby mode after the trigger voltage ceases, regardless of the position of the Power
On Mode switch.
If you will be away from home for an extended period of time, or if you will not be using
the subwoofer for an extended period, set the Power switch in the “Off” position.
LINE-LEVEL
OUTPUTS
L
R
Stereo RCA Audio Cable
(not supplied)
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Operating Your Subwoofer (cont.),
and Specifications
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Wireless Operation
When the wireless transmitter receives an audio signal from the source, it will immediately
turn on and its status LED will change to flashing green or solid green:
Green (flashing): Transmitter is on but has not established a link with the wireless
subwoofer
Specifications
HKTS 35 System
Frequency response:
45Hz – 20kHz (–6dB)
Green (solid): Transmitter is on and has already established a link with the wireless
subwoofer.
SAT-TS30 Satellite Speakers
Red: Standby (no signal detected, transmitter off)
Midrange transducers:
Dual 3" (75mm) drivers, video-shielded
The transmitter will automatically enter the Standby mode after no audio signal is
detected from the source for approximately 10 minutes.
High-frequency transducer:
3/4" (19mm) dome, video-shielded
Suggested amplifier power range:
10 – 120 watts
Nominal impedance:
8 ohms
Sensitivity (2.83V/1m):
86dB
In the unlikely event that there is interference when operating the system, or if you
have more than one HKTS 220SUB operating, you may change the channel at which the
system operates. Set the Wireless Code selectors on one subwoofer’s transmitter module
and subwoofer to one of the other three positions.
Enclosure type:
Sealed
Dimensions (H x W x D):
11-25/32" x 4-11/32" x 3-15/32"
(299mm x 110mm x 88mm), including stands
You can also set up a maximum of two subwoofers to receive audio from a single
transmitter by setting the Wireless Code selectors on the transmitter and both of the
subwoofers to the same position.
Weight:
3.3 lb (1.5kg)
Wireless Code Settings
The Wireless Code selectors on the transmitter unit and subwoofer must be set to the
same position for the system to function correctly.
Subwoofer Adjustments
Volume
Use the Subwoofer Level Control to set the subwoofer’s volume. Turn the knob clockwise
to increase the subwoofer’s volume; turn the knob counterclockwise to decrease the
subwoofer’s volume.
Notes on Setting Subwoofer Volume:
Sometimes the ideal subwoofer volume setting for music is too loud for films, while the
ideal setting for films is too quiet for music. When setting the subwoofer volume, listen to
both music and films with strong bass content and find a “middle ground” volume level
that works for both.
If your subwoofer always seems too loud or too quiet, you may want to place it in a
different location. See Speaker Placement: Subwoofer, on page 5, for more information.
Phase
The Phase switch determines whether the subwoofer’s piston-like action moves in and
out in phase with the satellite speakers. If the subwoofer were to play out of phase with
the satellite speakers, the sound waves from the satellites could cancel out sound waves
from the subwoofer, reducing bass performance and sonic impact. This phenomenon
depends in part on the placement of all the speakers in the room.
Although in most cases the Phase switch should be left in the “Normal” position, there
is no absolutely correct setting for the Phase switch. When the subwoofer is properly in
phase with the satellite speakers, the audio will be clearer, have maximum impact and
make percussive sounds like drums, piano and plucked strings sound more lifelike. The
best way to set the Phase switch is to listen to music that you know well and set the
switch in the position that gives drums and other percussive sounds maximum impact.
Bass Boost
When set to the “On” position, the Bass Boost switch enhances low-frequency
performance, resulting in bass with more impact, which you may prefer while watching
movies or listening to music. There is no harm in experimenting with this control. Setting
the switch to the “Off” position will return normal low-frequency performance to your
system.
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CEN-TS30 Center Speaker
Midrange transducers:
Dual 3" (75mm) drivers, video-shielded
High-frequency transducer:
3/4" (19mm) dome, video-shielded
Suggested amplifier power range:
10 – 120 watts
Nominal impedance:
8 ohms
Sensitivity (2.83V/1m):
86dB
Enclosure type:
Sealed
Dimensions (H x W x D):
4-11/32" x 10-11/32" x 3-15/32"
(110mm x 272mm x 88mm), including stands
Weight:
3.3 lb (1.5kg)
HKTS220SUB Wireless Subwoofer
Low-frequency transducer:
8" (200mm) down-firing cone
Amplifier power:
200 watts (continuous), 400 watts (peak)
Frequency response:
45Hz – 200Hz (–6dB)
Controls:
Volume, phase, bass boost
Connections:
LFE (RCA-type); left and right line-level (RCAtype)
Enclosure type:
Sealed
External trigger input voltage:
3 – 30 volts, AC or DC
Subwoofer power requirement:
120V, 60Hz (USA); 220V – 240V, 50/60Hz (EU)
Subwoofer power consumption:
<0.5W (standby); 243W (maximum, 120V);
261W (maximum, 230V)
Subwoofer dimensions
(H x W x D):
13-29/32" x 10-1/2" x 10-1/2"
(353mm x 267mm x 267mm)
Subwoofer weight:
19.8 lb (9kg)
Transmitter power requirement:
100 – 240V AC, 50/60Hz
Transmitter power consumption:
<0.5W
Transmitter unit dimensions
(H x W x D):
1-3/8" x 5" x 3-1/2"
(35mm x 127mm x 89mm)
Transmitter unit weight:
0.26 lb (117g)
HKTS 35BQ
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Your HKTS 35 system is designed for trouble-free operation. Most problems that users encounter are due to operating or connection errors.
So if you have a problem, first check this list for a possible solution. If the problem persists, consult your authorized Harman Kardon service center.
Problem
Solution
If there is no sound from any of the speakers:
• Check that the receiver/amplifier is on and a source is playing.
• Make sure that all wires and connections between the receiver/amplifier and the speakers are connected properly.
• Make sure that the speaker wires are not frayed, cut or punctured.
• Review the proper operation of your receiver/amplifier.
If there is no sound coming from one speaker:
• Make sure that all wires and connections between the receiver/amplifier and the speaker are connected properly.
• Make sure that the speaker wires are not frayed, cut or punctured.
• Check that the balance control on your receiver/amplifier is not set all the way to one channel.
• Check your receiver/amplifier’s speaker setup procedure to make sure that the speaker in question has been enabled
and its volume level has not been turned all the way down.
If there is no sound coming from the center speaker:
• Make sure that all wires and connections between the receiver/amplifier and the center speaker are connected properly.
• Make sure that the speaker wires are not frayed, cut or punctured.
• Check your receiver/amplifier’s speaker setup procedure to make sure that the center speaker has been enabled and
its volume level has not been turned all the way down.
• If your receiver is operating in Dolby® Pro Logic® mode, make sure that the center speaker is not set to Phantom.
If there is no sound coming from the surround speakers:
• Check your receiver/amplifier’s speaker setup procedure to make sure that the surround speakers have been enabled
and their volume levels have not been turned all the way down.
• Make sure that all wires and connections between the receiver/amplifier and the surround speakers are connected
properly.
• Make sure the speaker wires are not frayed, cut or punctured.
• Review proper operation of your receiver/processor and its surround sound features.
• Make sure the movie or TV show you’re watching has been recorded in a surround-sound mode. If it is not, check to see
if your receiver/amplifier has a different surround-sound mode that you can use.
• Review the operation of your DVD player and the DVD jacket to make sure the DVD features the desired Dolby Digital
or DTS® surround-sound mode, and that you have properly selected that mode using both the DVD player’s menu and
the disc’s menu.
If there is no sound coming from the subwoofer:
• Check that the subwoofer’s Power cord is plugged into a working AC outlet.
• Check that the subwoofer’s Power switch is in the “On” position.
• Check that the subwoofer has been properly connected to your receiver/amplifier.
• Check that the subwoofer’s Level control is not turned all the way down.
• Check your receiver/amplifier’s speaker setup procedure to make sure that the subwoofer has been enabled and its
volume level has not been turned all the way down.
Wireless operation:
• Check that the transmitter is properly connected to your receiver/amplifier.
• Make sure that the Wireless Code switches on the transmitter and subwoofer are both set at the same setting.
If the system plays at low volumes but shuts off as
volume is increased:
• Make sure that all wires and connections between the receiver/amplifier and the speakers are connected properly.
• Make sure none of the speaker wires is frayed, cut or punctured.
• If you’re using more than one pair of main speakers, check to be sure that you’re not operating the system below the
receiver/amplifier’s minimum impedance requirements.
You can find additional troubleshooting information by clicking on the FAQs link on the Support page at www.harmankardon.com.
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Harman Kardon is a trademark of HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, registered in the United States and/or other
countries. CEA is a registered trademark of the Consumer Electronics Association. Dolby, Pro Logic and the Double-D symbol are
registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. DTS is a registered trademark of DTS, Inc.
Features, specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.
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