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Harman Kardon HKTS 18--Designed to Entertain
For more than 50 years, Harman Kardon products have been engineered, through extraordinary industrial design, innovative technologies and meticulous engineering, to deliver the ultimate listening experience. From the world's very first high-fidelity receiver in 1954 to today's advanced high-definition A/V receivers, the Harman Kardon brand has led the way in the pursuit of the finest audio and video quality possible. In fact, the brand originally introduced many of the technologies associated with the world's best amplifiers. One example: high-current, ultrawide-bandwidth amplifier design, which is still used today to deliver an exciting high-definition listening experience. With the goal of delivering a complete package of performance, design, flexibility and ease of use, Harman Kardon products are perfect for enjoying everything that today's digital high-definition content has to offer. So treat yourself to the ultimate at-home listening experience – one that only a Harman Kardon system can provide.
Surround Sound that Looks as Good as It Sounds
| High-performance satellites and a powerful subwoofer look as good as they sound. |
Featuring an eye-catching high-gloss-black finish and a sleek design, the HKTS 18 would be a stunning centerpiece of any home theater system based on looks alone. But the HKTS 18 sounds even better than it looks. Using advanced speaker technology and featuring a powered subwoofer that will rattle your walls, the HKTS 18 will deliver an exciting and realistic theater experience from anything you choose to watch. It's also the perfect system for delivering an incredible sound experience from today's latest high-definition sources, including Blu-ray. And the HKTS 18 will integrate into nearly any décor. All the hardware for bracketing the speakers on the wall is included. Don't want to hang the speakers on your wall? Optional black speaker stands (HTFS 2) are available; they blend into the satellite speakers for a sleek, seamless look. The HKTS 18 even gives you the ability to build toward the 7.1 home theater of your dreams. Add another pair of the optional satellite speakers (HKS 9), and a state-of-the-art 7.1-channel home theater is just a step away.
To deliver exceptional sound quality, the HKTS 18's satellites and subwoofer have gone through Harman's world-class engineering and design process, resulting in the use of advanced technology that delivers high performance and tremendous value.
| HKTS 18 satellites deliver smooth sound for an engaging music and movie experience. View larger |
Unlike many other satellite speaker systems, all five speakers are identical to provide a smooth, consistent sound field that sounds incredibly realistic and natural. Each satellite is a 2-way design, featuring a 3/4" metal-dome tweeter. The metal-dome tweeter is strong but lightweight, allowing it to reproduce high frequencies with detail, accuracy and clarity. Joining the tweeter are dual 3-1/2" midrange drivers, which deliver increased mid-bass response and smooth vocals.
| The HKTS18 subwoofer delivers low bass that you not only hear but feel. View larger |
No high-performance home theater would be complete without a powered subwoofer. To deliver deep, substantial bass, the HKTS 18 uses a rigid 10" woofer powered by a powerful 200-watt amplifier. The woofer's rigid design allows it to move, while still hold its shape without bending or distorting. This results in high excursion with minimal distortion, and a home theater experience that you just don't hear but feel.
Easy to Set Up
Whether you're doing it yourself or a professional is doing it for you, the HKTS 18 is easy to wire. High-quality speaker connections on the back of each speaker allow for the use of "better" speaker wire. The powered subwoofer includes both a line-level (LFE) connection (for today's 5.1 and 7.1 surround receivers), and speaker-level connections for use with older receivers or stereo receivers. The HKTS 18's LFE input even has an "audio sense" circuit to turn itself off automatically when not in use. If you're using the included wall brackets, they attach effortlessly to the bottom of each satellite, and even allow rotation so you can precisely dial in the best speaker placement.
What's in the Box
Five identical 2-way satellites, 10" 200-watt subwoofer, speaker wire for all five speakers, 15' subwoofer cable, 15' mini-plug cable for use with external trigger input, wall brackets