Harman Kardon HKTS 15 User's Manual

Harman Kardon HKTS 15 User's Manual
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HKTS 15
HOME THEATER SPEAKER SYSTEM
OWNER’S MANUAL
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Safety Information
Introduction
Included
SUB-TS15 Subwoofer Amplifier Panel Controls and Connections
Speaker Placement
Color-Coding System
Mounting Options
Speaker Connections
Speaker-Level Connection Guide
Dolby Digital or DTS (or Other Digital Surround Mode) Connection
Dolby Pro Logic (Non-Digital) – Line Level
Dolby Pro Logic (Non-Digital) – Speaker Level
Operation
Volume
Additional Bass Adjustments
Troubleshooting
Specifications
Please register your product on our Web site at www.harmankardon.com. Note: You’ll need the serial number of your
new home theater speaker system. At the same time, you can choose to be notified about our new products and/or
special promotions.
Typographical Conventions
In order to help you use this manual, certain conventions have been used.
EXAMPLE – (bold type) indicates a specific control or rear-panel connection on the SUB-TS15 subwoofer
EXAMPLE – (OCR type) indicates a control or switch position on the SUB-TS15 subwoofer
¡ – (number in a circle) indicates a rear-panel control or connection on the SUB-TS15 subwoofer
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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SAFETY INFORMATION
Read First! Important Safety Precautions!
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with a dry cloth.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves or other apparatus
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized
plug has two blades with one wider than the other.
A grounding-type plug has two blades and a third
grounding prong. The wide blade or the third
prong is provided for your safety. If the provided
plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an
electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked
on or pinched, particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles and the point where they exit from
the apparatus.
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified
by the manufacturer.
12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket
or table specified by the manufacturer or sold with
the apparatus. When a cart is used, use
caution when moving the cart/apparatus
combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms
or when unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has
been damaged in any way, such as power-supply
cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled
or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture,
does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
15. Do not use attachments not recommended
by the product manufacturer, as they may cause
hazards.
16. This product should be operated only from
the type of power source indicated on the marking
label. If you are not sure of the type of power
supply to your home, consult your product dealer
or local power company. For products intended
to operate from battery power, or other sources,
refer to the operating instructions.
17. If an outside antenna or cable system is
connected to the product, be sure the antenna or
cable system is grounded so as to provide some
protection against voltage surges and built-up
static charges. Article 810 of the National Electrical
Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information with
regard to proper grounding of the mast and
supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire
to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding
conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit,
connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode. See Figure A.
18. An outside antenna system should not be
located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or
other electric light or power circuits, or where it
can fall into such power lines or circuits. When
installing an outside antenna system, extreme
care should be taken to keep from touching such
power lines or circuits, as contact with them might
be fatal.
19. Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords,
or integral convenience receptacles, as this can
result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
20. Never push objects of any kind into this
product through openings, as they may touch
dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that
could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill
liquid of any kind on the product.
21. The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing, and no objects filled with liquids,
such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
22. Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or removing covers may expose
you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer
all servicing to qualified service personnel.
23. When replacement parts are required, be
sure the service technician has used replacement
parts specified by the manufacturer or that have
the same characteristics as the original part.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire,
electric shock or other hazards.
24. Upon completion of any service or repairs to
this product, ask the service technician to perform
safety checks to determine that the product is in
proper operating condition.
25. The product should be mounted to a wall or
ceiling only as recommended by the manufacturer.
Figure A.
Example of Antenna Grounding as per
National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA 70
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INTRODUCTION
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the Harman Kardon®
HKTS 15, with which you’re about to begin
many years of listening enjoyment. The
HKTS 15 has been custom-designed to
provide all the excitement and power of the
cinema experience in your own living room.
To obtain maximum enjoyment from your
new home theater speaker system, we urge
you to take a few minutes to read through
this manual. This will ensure that connections to your receiver or preamp/processor
and amplifier or other external devices are
made properly. In addition, a few minutes
spent learning the functions of the controls
will enhance the HKTS 15’s performance.
If you have any questions about this product, its installation or its operation, please
contact your dealer, the best local source
of information, or visit our Web site at
www.harmankardon.com.
Description and Features
The HKTS 15 is a six-piece home theater
speaker system that includes a 10-inch,
100-watt, bass-reflex powered subwoofer;
four identical, two-way satellite speakers
for use in the left and right front and rear
speaker positions; a voice-matched, dedicated, dual-driver center speaker; shelf
stands and wall-mount brackets for the four
satellites; and all of the speaker cables you
need to connect your speakers to your
receiver or preamp/processor and amplifier.
The speaker cables and speakers are all
color-coded to conform to the CEA standard, simplifying setup, especially when the
system is used with a Harman Kardon
receiver.
The HKTS 15 subwoofer is easy to connect
to your system, since it’s equipped with a
subwoofer input for use with equipment that
has a dedicated subwoofer low-frequency
output. It also includes stereo speaker-level
inputs and outputs for connection to older
receivers and processors that do not have
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INTRODUCTION
a line-level subwoofer output. Other conveniences include a level control, an external
trigger input for automatic turn-on when
connected to a compatible product, a highcut (low-pass) filter switch and a phase
switch for fine-tuning bass response to suit
your listening environment and taste, and
audio-sense auto turn-on, which senses the
presence of an audio signal and automatically switches the unit from Standby mode
to Active mode.
Shelf stands and wall-mount brackets are
included for the satellite speakers, and
optional HTFS 2 floor stands are available
separately from your Harman Kardon dealer.
Harman Kardon invented the high-fidelity
receiver more than fifty years ago. With
state-of-the-art features and time-honored
circuit designs, the HKTS 15 is a perfect
complement to a Harman Kardon receiver
or any home theater system.
■ Complete home theater speaker
system
■ Speakers are magnetically shielded
for placement near video monitors
■ Fully color-coded cables and connections simplify setup
■ Both line- and speaker-level inputs
for use with most audio components
■ Subwoofer input offers superiorquality bass reproduction when used
with any digital audio system that
incorporates bass management or
programmable crossovers
■ Auto turn-on using trigger input or
audio-sense
One center channel speaker
• Four satellites
for left, right
and surrounds,
with color-key
stickers (shown
with included
shelf stands
attached)
• Four leatherette
coasters
Four wall-mount brackets
One 15' RCA cable for connection to subwoofer (purple)
One 15' mini-plug cable for use with external
trigger input (black)
Three 20' speaker cables for connection to
front satellites (red and white) and to center
speaker (green)
Included
One powered
subwoofer
Two 40' speaker cables for connection from
receiver to rear satellites (gray and blue)
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SUB-TS15 SUBWOOFER AMPLIFIER PANEL CONTROLS AND CONNECTIONS
¡ Subwoofer-Level Control
™ High-Cut (Low-Pass) Filter Switch
£ External Trigger Input
¢ Audio-Sense On/Off Switch
∞ Phase Switch
§ Line-Level Subwoofer (SUB) Input
¶ Line-Level Full-Range Inputs
• Speaker-Level Outputs
ª Speaker-Level Inputs
‚ Master Power Switch
⁄ AC Power Cord
¡ Subwoofer-Level Control: Volume
may be adjusted using the SubwooferLevel Control. Turn the control clockwise
to increase the SUB-TS15’s volume, or
counterclockwise to decrease it.
inefficiency and distortion. Engage this filter
when using the Speaker-Level Inputs ª,
or when using the Line-Level Full-Range
Inputs ¶, unless your receiver or processor
processes its line-level output using a lowpass filter. The filter has no effect when the
SUB Input § is used.
3 and 30 volts (AC or DC) is detected, the
SUB-TS15 amplifier will turn on, even when
the Audio-Sense feature has been activated
by placing the Audio-Sense On/Off Switch
¢ in the AUTO position. The amplifier will
remain on for about 10–15 minutes without
a trigger signal.
£ External Trigger Input: Use the supplied mini-plug cable to connect the trigger
output of another compatible product to this
jack. Whenever a trigger signal between
¢ Audio-Sense On/Off Switch: When
placed in the AUTO position, and when the
Master Power Switch ‚ is turned on, the
SUB-TS15 will automatically turn itself on or
™ High-Cut (Low-Pass) Filter Switch:
Placing this switch in the ON position activates circuitry that cuts out all audio input
signals above 120Hz. This allows the SUBTS15 to focus its power on reproducing the
low-frequency portion of the signal, avoiding
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SUB-TS15 SUBWOOFER AMPLIFIER PANEL CONTROLS AND CONNECTIONS
place itself in the Standby mode, depending on
whether it is receiving an audio signal. When
this switch is placed in the ON position, the
SUB-TS15 will remain on, whether or not it is
receiving an audio signal.
An LED located on top of the SUB-TS15
indicates whether the SUB-TS15 is in the
ON or STANDBY state when used with the
Audio-Sense On/Off Switch ¢ in the
AUTO position. The LED is lit blue to indicate that the SUB-TS15 is receiving an
audio signal and is turned on, and the LED
is lit amber to indicate that no signal is
being received and the SUB-TS15 is in
Standby mode.
When the Audio-Sense On/Off Switch ¢
is in the ON position, the LED will be
lit blue, whether or not an audio signal is
present.
When the Master Power Switch ‚ is
turned off, the LED goes dark, no matter
which position the Audio-Sense On/Off
Switch ¢ is in.
∞ Phase Switch: This switch determines
whether the SUB-TS15 subwoofer’s pistonlike action moves in and out in phase with
the main speakers. If the speakers were to
play out of phase, the sound waves produced by the subwoofer would be cancelled
out, reducing bass response. This phenomenon depends in part on the relative placement of 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 with the Phase
Switch ∞, and you may leave it in the
position that maximizes bass response.
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§ Line-Level Subwoofer (SUB) Input:
Connect the subwoofer output of a receiver
with digital surround sound decoding, such
as Dolby® Digital or DTS,® to this input. This
input bypasses the SUB-TS15’s internal
crossover circuitry, and should only be used
with a filtered signal. If your receiver does not
have digital decoding, you should use the
Line-Level Full-Range Inputs ¶ instead.
¶ Line-Level Full-Range Inputs: Connect
the line-level subwoofer output or preamp output(s) of your receiver or amplifier to these
inputs. If your receiver does not have a separate subwoofer output, use a Y-adapter (not
supplied) to bridge the receiver’s preamp output to the main amp input for that channel,
and connect the long end of the adapter
to the corresponding line-level input on the
SUB-TS15. If your receiver has only a single
subwoofer output, you may connect it to
either the left or right line-level input on the
SUB-TS15, and no Y-adapter is needed.
ª Speaker-Level Inputs: If your receiver
or amplifier does not have a line-level subwoofer output, connect these binding-post
terminals to the main left and right speaker
terminals of your receiver or amplifier.
Remember to maintain polarity by connecting
the (+) terminal on the receiver/amplifier to the
(+) terminal on the SUB-TS15 subwoofer, and
the (–) terminal on the receiver/amplifier to the
(–) terminal on the SUB-TS15 subwoofer.
‚ Master Power Switch: Place this
switch in the “•” position to power-on the
SUB-TS15 subwoofer. The SUB-TS15 will
then be either in the Standby mode or completely on, depending on the position of the
Audio-Sense On/Off Switch ¢.
⁄ AC Power Cord: Make sure to plug this
cord into an active, unswitched electrical outlet for proper operation of the SUB-TS15.
The cord should not be plugged into the
accessory outlets found on some audio
components.
• Speaker-Level Outputs: If you are
using the Speaker-Level Inputs ª on the
SUB-TS15, you should connect these binding-post terminals to your front left and right
speakers, remembering to maintain polarity
by connecting the (+) terminal on the SUBTS15 subwoofer to the (+) terminal on the
speaker, and the (–) terminal on the SUBTS15 subwoofer to the (–) terminal on the
speaker. If you are not using the SpeakerLevel Inputs ª, then connect your front
left and right speakers directly to your receiver
or amplifier. See pages 9 through 12 for
further information on speaker connections.
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SPEAKER PLACEMENT
Color-Coding System
The HKTS 15 uses the channel color-coding system established by the Consumer
Electronics Association to make setting up
your home theater speaker system as easy
as possible. Your system includes a set of
colored stickers that may be placed near
the speaker terminals of each of the four
satellite speakers according to the key below.
It doesn’t matter which satellite speaker is
used for any of the front or rear positions.
(The center speaker and powered subwoofer are already color-coded for you.)
Speaker
Position
Front Left
Front Right
Center
Surround Left
Surround Right
Subwoofer (LFE)
Sticker (or Terminal)
and Cable Color
White
Red
Green
Blue
Gray
Purple
Before you begin to connect cables, it is
important to set up your speakers in their
correct locations in the room.
Optimally, the speakers should be placed in
a circle with the listening position at its center. The distance from the listening position
to the video display forms the radius of
the circle.
The speakers should be angled so that they
directly face the listening position.The center speaker is placed either on top of or
below the video display screen.
The front left and right speakers are placed
along the circle, about 30 degrees from
the center speaker and angled toward
the listener.
SUB
C
FL
FR
30°
110°
150°
30°
110°
150°
SR
SL
Alternate Placement
for Side Surround
Left Speaker
It is best to place the front left/right and
center speakers as close to the same
height as possible, preferably about the
same height as the listener’s ears. In any
event, the center speaker should be no
more than two feet above or below the
left/right speakers.
The side surround speakers should be
placed 110 degrees from the center
speaker; that is, slightly behind and angled
toward the listener. If this isn’t feasible, place
the surround speakers behind the listener,
with each surround speaker facing the
opposite-side front speaker. The surround
speakers may be placed a little higher than
the listener’s ears.
Alternate Placement
for Side Surround
Right Speaker
The subwoofer’s location is less critical,
since low-frequency sounds are omnidirectional. Placing the subwoofer close to a
wall or in a corner will reinforce the low frequencies, and may create a “boomy” sound.
You may wish to experiment over time by
placing the subwoofer where the listener
normally sits and then walking around the
room until the low frequencies sound best.
Place the subwoofer in that spot.
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MOUNTING OPTIONS
Satellites and Surrounds
The satellite speakers may
be placed on a shelf. Place
each satellite speaker on
one of the supplied coasters
for added stability and to
protect your furniture.
They may be wallmounted using the
supplied brackets.
Wall-Mounting
Unscrew the bolt that attaches the black
shelf stand to the bottom of the speaker.
Store the stand and bolt in a safe place
in case they are needed for a future
installation.
Wires to Speaker
Terminal Cover
Wall Plate
Wall Plate
Mount the wallRemove
bracket attachment
Stand
plate on the wall in
15mm
the desired location. or
1/2"
If possible, position
the speakers so that
the mounting screws
(not included; use size #8) may be
installed directly into a wooden wall stud.
If that is not possible, use optional wall
anchors that are rated to support at least
twenty-five pounds. The customer is
responsible for proper selection and use
of mounting hardware, available through
hardware stores, to properly and safely
wall-mount the speakers.
Referring to the speaker connection instructions on pages 9 through 12, thread the
appropriate speaker cable through the opening in the bottom of the wall plate, and then
through the back of the bracket, as shown in
the diagram. The bracket has two openings
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Overhead
View
Wire
From
Wall
Plate
on top: a round screw hole, and an arcshaped opening in front of it. The speaker
cable should be threaded through the arcshaped opening, not the screw hole.
Attach the bracket to the wall plate by inserting the tab at the top of the wall plate into
the slot on top of the bracket and snapping
the bracket onto the wall plate.
Thread the cable through the round opening
in the terminal cover, and then insert the
speaker wires into the terminals on the
underside of the speaker, remembering to
observe the correct polarity (see page 9).
Place the terminal cover over the opening
on the underside of the speaker so that it fits
flush against the speaker and covers the terminals, with its round opening exposing the
threaded insert. The bracket fits through the
round opening in the terminal cover.
Insert the supplied bracket bolt up through
the bottom of the bracket and terminal
cover, and screw it into the threaded insert
on the underside of the speaker. The bolt
should be snug, but not so tight as to
prevent the bracket from pivoting.
The wall-mounted speaker may be pivoted
from side to side; however, the bracket
is not designed to tilt up or down, and
attempting to tilt it will damage the bracket
and possibly the wall, which would not be
covered by your warranty.
Wall
23mm
or 3/4"
(M6–1.25P
or 1/4"–20)
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SPEAKER CONNECTIONS
Speaker-Level Connection Guide
IMPORTANT NOTE: Before making speaker
connections, be certain that your receiver or
audio power amplifier is turned off and
preferably unplugged from its AC power
source. The SUB-TS15 subwoofer should
not be connected to an AC power source
until all speaker wire connections have
been made.
Speakers and electronics terminals have
corresponding (+) and (–) terminals. Most
manufacturers of speakers and electronics,
including Harman Kardon, use red to denote
the (+) terminal and black for the (–)
terminal.
connected to the correct terminals on your
receiver or amplifier.
The (+) lead of the speaker wire is indicated
with a stripe and has the colored band corresponding to the speaker’s position. It is
important to connect all speakers identically:
(+) on the speaker to (+) on the amplifier
and (–) on the speaker to (–) on the amplifier. Wiring “out of phase” 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 with the correct polarity
remains equally important in order to preserve
the proper ambience and directionality of the
program material.
To connect the supplied speaker wires to
the satellite and center speaker terminals
located on the bottom of each speaker,
press the red or black tab, insert the bare
end of the wire into the hole, and release
the tab. Gently tug on the wire to make sure
that it is fully inserted.
Newer Harman Kardon receivers conform to
the CEA standard and therefore use a color
other than red or black for the (+) terminal
to indicate some speaker positions: e.g.,
surround left. Although the HKTS 15 system
has red and black collars on the individual
speaker terminals to denote the positive and
negative connections, your system includes
a colored band on the positive lead at both
ends of every speaker cable and a matching
colored sticker for each of the four satellite
speakers, conforming to the key on page 7.
The center speaker has a green (+) terminal,
and the subwoofer has a purple SUB input
jack. This system is intended to help you
ensure that the speaker in each location is
For the best performance, Harman Kardon
recommends that the subwoofer be
connected using either the Line-Level
Subwoofer (SUB) Input § or the LineLevel Full-Range Inputs ¶. However,
if the application requires the use of the
speaker-level connections for the subwoofer,
unscrew the binding-post collar until the
pass-through hole in the center post is visible under the collar. Insert the bare end of
the wire through this hole; then screw the
collar down until the connection is tight. The
hole in the center of each collar is intended
for use with banana-type connectors.
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SPEAKER CONNECTIONS
Dolby ® Digital or DTS® (or Other
Digital Surround Mode) Connection
USE THIS INSTALLATION METHOD FOR
DOLBY DIGITAL, DTS OR OTHER DIGITAL
SURROUND PROCESSORS:
Center
–
+
Front
Left
–
+
SUB-TS15 Subwoofer
Use the line-level input jack marked SUB
§ for the Low-Frequency Effects channel.
Connect this jack to the subwoofer output
or LFE output on your receiver or amplifier.
Connect each speaker to the corresponding
speaker terminals on your receiver or
amplifier.
LINE LEVEL IN
SUB
Make sure you’ve configured your surround
sound processor for “Subwoofer On.” The
front left, front right, center and surround
speakers should all be set to “Small.”
L
Front
Right
SUB/LFE
Out
Surround
Left
Surround
Left
–
+
SPEAKER CONNECTIONS
R
Front
Left
When all connections have been made, plug
the AC power cord on the subwoofer into
an AC outlet.
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Front
Right
–
+
Center
Receiver
Surround
Right
Surround
Right
–
+
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SPEAKER CONNECTIONS
Dolby Pro Logic®
(Non-Digital) – Line Level
USE THIS INSTALLATION METHOD FOR
DOLBY PRO LOGIC APPLICATIONS (NOT
DOLBY DIGITAL, DTS OR OTHER DIGITAL
PROCESSING), WHERE THE RECEIVER/
PROCESSOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A SUBWOOFER OUTPUT, OR A VOLUMECONTROLLED PREAMP (LINE-) LEVEL
OUTPUT:
Use the supplied RCA-type interconnect
cable to connect the line-level subwoofer
output on your receiver or amplifier to either
the left or right Line-Level Full-Range
Input ¶ on the SUB-TS15 subwoofer.
Use both the left and right inputs on the
subwoofer if your receiver or processor has
both left and right line-level outputs. In that
case, you will need to supply a second
interconnect cable.
If your receiver is equipped with line-level outputs but does not have a separate subwoofer
output, use a Y-adapter (not supplied) to
bridge the receiver’s preamp output to the
main amp input for that channel, and connect
the long end of the adapter to the corresponding line-level input on the SUB-TS15.
Center
–
+
Front
Left
–
+
Front
Right
–
+
SUB-TS15
Subwoofer
Line-Level
R
L
Front
Left
Front
Right
SUB/LFE
Out
Surround
Left
Surround
Left
–
+
Center
Receiver
Surround
Right
Surround
Right
–
+
IMPORTANT: Do not use the SUB Input
§ on the subwoofer with Dolby Pro Logic
processors.
If your receiver/processor has a built-in lowpass-crossover filter for the subwoofer output, you may use the SUB Input § to
bypass the subwoofer’s internal crossover.
Connect each speaker to the corresponding
speaker terminals on your receiver or amplifier.
Make sure that you have configured your
surround sound processor for “Subwoofer
On.” The front left, front right, center and
surround speakers should all be set to
“Small.”
When all connections have been made, plug
the AC power cord on the subwoofer into
an AC outlet.
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SPEAKER CONNECTIONS
Dolby Pro Logic
(Non-Digital) – Speaker Level
USE THIS INSTALLATION METHOD FOR
DOLBY PRO LOGIC APPLICATIONS (NOT
DOLBY DIGITAL, DTS OR OTHER DIGITAL
PROCESSING), WHERE THE RECEIVER/
PROCESSOR DOES NOT HAVE A SUBWOOFER OUTPUT, OR A VOLUMECONTROLLED PREAMP (LINE-) LEVEL
OUTPUT:
Center
Front
Left
–
–
+
–
H
I
G
H
L
E
V
E
L
Connect your receiver or amplifier’s center
and surround left and right speaker terminals to the corresponding terminals on the
back of your center, and surround left and
right speakers.
L
R
Receiver
Front Left
When all connections have been made,
plug the AC power cord on the subwoofer
into an AC outlet.
Surround Left
Surround
Left
–
SPEAKER CONNECTIONS
+
SUB-TS15
Subwoofer
Connect your receiver or amplifier’s front
left and right speaker terminals to the left
and right Speaker-Level Input ª terminals on the SUB-TS15 subwoofer that are
marked “High Level In.” Connect the left and
right Speaker-Level Output • terminals
on the SUB-TS15 subwoofer that are
marked “High Level Out” to the corresponding terminals on the back of your front
left and right speakers.
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Front
Right
+
+
Center
Front Right
Surround Right
Surround
Right
–
+
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OPERATION
Move the Master Power Switch ‚
(marked Power) to the “•” (On) position.
The SUB-TS15 subwoofer will automatically turn itself on or go into Standby mode,
depending on whether or not a signal is
being sent to it by your receiver or surround
processor, and provided that the AudioSense On/Off Switch ¢ is moved down
so that it is in the AUTO position.
When your receiver or amplifier is off, or is
not sending program material to the subwoofer, the subwoofer will be in Standby
mode and the LED Indicator on the top of
the subwoofer will turn amber. When the
subwoofer senses an audio signal, it will
automatically turn itself on and the LED
Indicator will turn blue. If the subwoofer does
not sense a signal after approximately twenty
minutes, it will automatically go into Standby
mode.
When the Audio-Sense On/Off Switch ¢
is switched to the ON position, the subwoofer will remain on, whether or not
program material is playing, and the LED
Indicator will remain lit blue.
If your receiver, processor or amplifier is
equipped with a compatible trigger output,
you may connect it to the SUB-TS15’s
External Trigger Input £. When you turn
on your component, if you have set it up correctly, it will send an electrical trigger signal
to the SUB-TS15, which will cause the
subwoofer to turn itself on, even when the
Audio-Sense On/Off Switch ¢ has been
placed in the AUTO position and no audio
signal is detected.
The trigger signal must be between 3 and 30
volts, although it may be an AC or DC signal,
and an AC signal may be 50Hz or 60Hz.
Volume
Additional Bass Adjustments
Volume can be adjusted using the
Subwoofer-Level Control ¡, as
shown. Turn the control knob clockwise
to increase the volume of the subwoofer,
and counterclockwise to decrease the
subwoofer’s volume.
In addition to the volume adjustments
described above, the SUB-TS15 subwoofer
includes a Phase Switch ∞ and a Filter
Switch ™ that can be used to adjust the
bass response to suit your listening environment or taste.
Subwoofer
Level
MIN
MAX
Subwoofer
Level
MIN
MAX
In most situations, the Phase Switch ∞
should be left in the NORMAL position.
If you suspect that the subwoofer is playing
out of phase with the other speakers, which
would tend to diminish bass response, try
placing this switch in the REVERSE
position. There is no harm in experimenting,
and you may return the switch to the
NORMAL position at any time. If you
rearrange your room and reposition the
speakers, it would be a good idea to check
whether they are in phase by flipping this
switch.
The High-Cut (Low-Pass) Filter Switch
™ limits the frequencies of the audio signal
inputted to the subwoofer to the low frequencies that the subwoofer reproduces
best. This allows the subwoofer to perform
more efficiently, and with superior bass
reproduction, minimizing distortion that might
occur if the subwoofer attempted to reproduce higher frequencies. This switch should
be left in the ON position, except:
1. When the SUB Input § is being used,
in which case it has no effect, or
2. When the Speaker-Level Inputs ª or
the Line-Level Full-Range Inputs ¶ are
being used with a crossover or filter aboard
the receiver or processor.
In these two circumstances, place the switch
in the OFF position.
If you’ll be away from home for an extended
period of time, or if the subwoofer will not be
used, switch the Master Power Switch ‚
to the OFF position.
OPERATION
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TROUBLESHOOTING
SYMPTOM
SOLUTION
If there is no sound from
any of the speakers:
• Check that receiver/amplifier is on and a source is playing.
• Check that the powered subwoofer is plugged in and its Master Power Switch ‚ is switched on to the “•” position.
• Check all wires and connections between receiver/amplifier and speakers. Make sure all wires are connected.
Make sure none of the speaker wires are frayed, cut, punctured or touching other wires.
• Review proper operation of your receiver/amplifier.
If there is no sound coming • Check the “Balance” control on your receiver/amplifier.
from one speaker:
• Check all wires and connections between receiver/amplifier and speakers. Make sure all wires are connected.
Make sure none of the speaker wires are frayed, cut or punctured, and that no wires are touching each other.
• In Dolby Digital or DTS mode, make sure that the receiver/processor is configured so that the speaker in question is enabled.
• Turn off all electronics and switch the speaker in question with one of the other speakers that is working correctly. Turn
everything back on, and determine whether the problem is in the same place: i.e., the speaker that was working previously
now has no sound and the speaker that was not working now sounds fine; or whether it has moved: i.e., the speaker that
was not working still has no sound and the speaker that was working is still fine. If the problem is in the same place, the
source of the problem is most likely with your receiver or amplifier, and you should consult the owner’s manual for that product
for further information. If the problem has followed the speaker, consult your dealer for further assistance or, if that is not
possible, visit our Web site at www.harmankardon.com for further information.
If there is no sound from
the center speaker:
• Check all wires and connections between receiver/amplifier and speaker. Make sure all wires are connected.
Make sure none of the speaker wires are frayed, cut, punctured or touching other wires.
• If your receiver/processor is set in Dolby Pro Logic mode, make sure the center speaker is not in phantom mode.
• If your receiver/processor is set in Dolby Digital or DTS mode, make sure the receiver/processor is configured so that
the center speaker is enabled.
If the system plays at low
volumes but shuts off as
volume is increased:
• Check all wires and connections between receiver/amplifier and speakers. Make sure all wires are connected.
Make sure none of the speaker wires are frayed, cut, punctured or touching other wires.
• If more than one pair of main speakers is being used, check the minimum impedance requirements of your receiver/amplifier.
If there is low (or no) bass • Make sure the SUB § or Line-Level Inputs ¶ of the SUB-TS15 subwoofer and SUB or LFE output of your receiver
output:
or amplifier are properly connected by the RCA-type interconnect cable.
• If you are using the SUB-TS15’s Speaker-Level Inputs ª, check your speaker cables to make sure they are all
connected; that none of the wires are frayed, cut, punctured or touching other wires; and that you have maintained the
correct polarity by connecting positive terminals to positive terminals, and negative terminals to negative terminals.
• Make sure the subwoofer is plugged into an active electrical outlet and its Master Power Switch ‚ is
switched on to the “•” position.
• Check the speaker setup (bass management) settings in your A/V receiver or processor to make certain that the front,
center and surround speakers are configured for “Small,” and that the subwoofer is set for “Yes” or “On.”
If there is no sound from
the surround speakers:
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• Check all wires and connections between receiver/amplifier and speakers. Make sure all wires are connected. Make sure
none of the speaker wires are frayed, cut, punctured or touching other wires.
• Review proper operation of your receiver/processor and its surround sound features.
• Make sure the movie or TV show you are watching is recorded in a surround sound mode. If it is not, check to see
whether your receiver/processor has other surround modes you may use.
• In Dolby Digital or DTS mode, make sure your receiver/processor is configured so that the surround speakers are enabled.
• Review the operation of your DVD player and the jacket of your DVD to make sure that the DVD features the desired
Dolby Digital or DTS mode, and that you have properly selected that mode using both the DVD player’s menu
and the DVD disc’s menu.
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HKTS 15 SPECIFICATIONS
HKTS 15 System
Frequency Response:
35Hz – 20kHz (–6dB)
SAT-TS15
Satellites
Recommended Power:
10 – 80 Watts
Impedance:
8 Ohms nominal
Sensitivity:
86dB @ 1 Watt/1 meter
Tweeter:
One 1/2" dome, video-shielded
Midrange:
One 3" driver, video-shielded
CEN-TS15
Center
SUB-TS15
Subwoofer
Recommended Power:
10 – 80 Watts
Amplifier:
100 Watts RMS
Impedance:
8 Ohms nominal
Bass:
10" Woofer, bass-reflex enclosure
Sensitivity:
86dB @ 1 Watt/1 meter
External Trigger Input Voltage:
3~30 Volts AC/DC
Tweeter:
One 3/4" dome, video-shielded
Dimensions (H x W x D):
18-7/8" x 13-3/8" x 13-3/8"
479mm x 340mm x 340mm
Midrange:
Dual 3" drivers, video-shielded
Dimensions (H x W x D):
4" x 9-1/2" x 3-5/8"
102mm x 241mm x 92mm
Weight:
35.11 lb/15.8kg
Weight:
2.69 lb/1.21kg
Dimensions (H x W x D):
6-9/16" x 3-15/16" x 3-5/8"
167mm x 100mm x 92mm
Weight:
1.65 lb/0.74kg
Care and Cleaning
The loudspeaker enclosures may be cleaned by gently wiping with a soft cotton or microfiber cloth.
Do not use water or any liquid cleaners.
All features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Harman Kardon is a trademark of Harman International Industries, Incorporated, registered in the United States and/or other countries.
Designed to Entertain is a trademark of Harman International Industries, Incorporated.
Dolby and Pro Logic are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
DTS is a registered trademark of DTS, Inc.
SPECIFICATIONS
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