Harman Kardon HKTS 200 Owner's Manual

Harman Kardon HKTS 200 Owner's Manual
HKTS 210 SUB/HKTS 200 SUB
Subwoofer
Owner’s Manual
HKTS 210 SUB/HKTS 200 SUB
Introduction
Introduction, Included Items and
Subwoofer Rear-Panel Controls
Subwoofer Rear-Panel Controls
Thank you for choosing this Harman Kardon product!
Your new Harman Kardon 200-watt powered subwoofer incorporates an 8" (200mm)
down-firing cone transducer and a built-in, high-performance, 200-watt amplifier that
delivers the powerful, dynamic and accurate low-frequency performance that makes
your film soundtracks and music come alive. And with line-level and LFE inputs, phase
control and automatic turn-on/turn-off, the HKTS 210 SUB/HKTS 200 SUB is also simple
to connect and set up.
We’re confident that this Harman Kardon subwoofer will provide every note of enjoyment
that you expect – and that when you think about purchasing additional audio equipment,
you will once again choose Harman Kardon products.
This owner’s manual contains all the information you need to set up, connect
and adjust your new subwoofer. For more in-depth information, go to our Web site:
www.harmankardon.com.
NOTE: This owner’s manual covers both the HKTS 210 SUB and HKTS 200 SUB models.
All contents cover both models except where noted.
Included Items
One powered subwoofer
Phase Switch
Bass Boost Switch
Power On
Mode Switch
Subwoofer
Level Control
Input Mode Switch
External Trigger
Input Connector
Line-Level LFE In Connector
Line-Level L/R In Connector
Power Switch
Power Cord
Subwoofer
Level Control
Bass Boost Switch
Phase Switch
Power On
Mode Switch
External Trigger
Input Connector
One combination LFE and trigger cable
Line-Level LFE In Connector
Line-Level L/R In Connector
Power Switch
Power Cord
Top: HKTS 210 SUB Rear-Panel; Bottom: HKTS 200 SUB Rear-Panel
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Subwoofer Rear-Panel Controls
and Placing the Subwoofer
HKTS 210 SUB/HKTS 200 SUB
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.
Placing the Subwoofer
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
• 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 (HKTS 210 SUB only): 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.
External Trigger Input connector: Use the mini plug of the supplied combination LFE
and 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.
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. HKTS 210 SUB only: You must also set the
subwoofer’s Input Mode switch in the “LFE” position.
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).
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.
1.
TV
Front Left
Speaker
2.
Center
Speaker
Front Right
Speaker
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 lowpass crossover network, use both Line-Level L/R In connectors. HKTS 210 SUB only:
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.
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.
Surround Left
Speaker
Surround Right
Speaker
3.
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HKTS 210 SUB/HKTS 200 SUB
Connecting the Subwoofer
Connecting the Subwoofer to a Receiver or Preamp/Processor
With a Dedicated Subwoofer Output
(HKTS 210 SUB only):
Set Input Mode
Switch to “LFE”
Connecting the Subwoofer
Connecting the Subwoofer to a Receiver or Preamp/Processor
With Line Outputs
(HKTS 210 SUB only):
Set Input Mode
Switch to “Normal”
LINE-LEVEL
OUTPUTS
L
R
LFE/Trigger Cable
(supplied)
Use this installation method for receivers and preamps/processors that have a dedicated
subwoofer output with low-pass filtering (also called bass management). If the dedicated
subwoofer output does not have low-pass filtering, follow the instructions in Connecting
the Subwoofer to a Receiver or Preamp/Processor With Line Outputs on this page.
Use the LFE (purple) connector of the supplied combination LFE and trigger 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. HKTS 210 SUB only:
Set the 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
an active AC outlet.
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Stereo RCA Cable
(not supplied)
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.
If the receiver or preamp/processor has a dedicated subwoofer output with low-pass
filtering, see Connecting the Subwoofer to a Receiver or Preamp/Processor With a
Dedicated Subwoofer Output on this page.
Connect one end of a stereo RCA cable (not supplied) to the receiver’s or preamp’s line
outputs and the other end to the subwoofer’s Line-Level L/R In connectors. HKTS 210
SUB only: Set the Input Mode switch in the “Normal” position.
After you have made and verified all connections, plug the subwoofer’s AC Power Cord
into an active AC outlet.
HKTS 210 SUB/HKTS 200 SUB
Connecting the Subwoofer to a Trigger Voltage Source
Connecting the Subwoofer, Operating
Your Subwoofer and Specifications
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.
Trigger Cable
(supplied)
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 Placing the Subwoofer, on page 3, for more information.
Subwoofer Adjustments: 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.
Subwoofer Adjustments: Bass Boost
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.
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 combination LFE/trigger cable to make the
connection.
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.
Specifications
Low-frequency transducer:
8" (200mm) down-firing cone
Amplifier power:
200 watts
Frequency response:
45Hz – 200Hz (–6dB)
Controls:
Volume, phase, bass boost
Connections:
LFE (RCA-type); left and right line-level
(RCA-type)
Enclosure type:
Sealed
External trigger input voltage:
3 – 30 volts, AC or DC
Power requirement:
120V, 60Hz (USA); 220V – 240V,
50/60Hz (EU)
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.
Power consumption:
<1W (standby); 200W (maximum)
If you connect 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.
Dimensions (H x W x D):
13-29/32" x 10-1/2" x 10-1/2"
(353mm x 267mm x 267mm)
Weight:
19.8 lb (9kg)
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.
Operating Your Subwoofer
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.
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, switch the Power switch to the “Off” position.
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