Harman Kardon HKTS 16 (5.1 channel Home Theatre Speaker System) £299.99 @ amazon (check link in comments for detailed specs) also check comments #30 for bass improvement tip.
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Harman Kardon HKTS 16 (5.1 channel Home Theatre Speaker System) £299.99 @ amazon (check link in comments for detailed specs) also check comments #30 for bass improvement tip.

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Found 12th Feb 2015
£449.95 @ John Lewis white
johnlewis.com/har…128

£385.66 @ amazon white
amazon.co.uk/Har…O0E

Nominal Impedance 8 ohms,
Subwoofer 200 W,
Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power 120 Watts

Engineered to work as a system, the components are designed to work together for optimal performance
Voice-matched speakers means that the four identical satellites are voice-matched to the centre speaker for consistent sound creating a more realistic 360-degree soundstage
Dual midrange drivers meaning both the satellites and the centre speaker employ dual midrange drivers for heightened realism and reduced distortion
Stylish design and finish
Includes all cables, satellite table stands and wall brackets for satellites and centre

33 Comments

Original Poster

Edited by: "stealthx" 12th Feb 2015

good price

Too much wiring, I'd rather get a wireless 5:1 sound bar.

sm-1991

Too much wiring, I'd rather get a wireless 5:1 sound bar.


trollbaiting?

really like the look of this but no bluetooth by the looks of it. is there a device you can buy to make these things compatible with bluetooth,i.e some sort of usb device. or does anyone know any comparable systems with bluetooth built in. it would be nice to stream spotify from it.

It doesn't have bluetooth as it needs a home cinema receiver to power the speakers.

Soundbars < 2.1 home cinema. You only have to look at the wires if you don't know how to hide them (which is easy to do).

I have had the hkts7 system for about 7 years. highly recommend, best system I've ever owned. this is a newer better version!

Have Onkyo HTX-22HDX which appears similar with a couple of surrounds? Worth an upgrade?

mart321

really like the look of this but no bluetooth by the looks of it. is … really like the look of this but no bluetooth by the looks of it. is there a device you can buy to make these things compatible with bluetooth,i.e some sort of usb device. or does anyone know any comparable systems with bluetooth built in. it would be nice to stream spotify from it.



You'll need an AV receiver to go with these. I've got a Yamaha 5.1 receiver that I picked up from richer sounds about a year ago which has Bluetooth, works absolutely perfectly

I'm not sure what it is (possibly the grilles), but these don't look hi-end to me.

The white ones look marginally better, but still not great. I suppose it doesn't matter for most people, as long as they sound good.

Spend 30 quid more and get these. http://homeavdirect.co.uk/tannoy-hts-201-5-1-home-cinema-speaker-system

Imo better build quality (made out of wood), floorstander fronts and proper speaker connectors (not springclips) all equals better sound. Plus they look much nicer than these.

I have this set up with the matching stands and an Onkyo 626 amp. Really good set up for the price.
Looks great, sounds great.

GazmoSpazmo

You'll need an AV receiver to go with these. I've got a Yamaha 5.1 … You'll need an AV receiver to go with these. I've got a Yamaha 5.1 receiver that I picked up from richer sounds about a year ago which has Bluetooth, works absolutely perfectly

Ah I see, I'm a bit of a noob when it comes in surround sound. But I can pretty much buy any system and not worry about Bluetooth as long as the av receiver has it. Ps why is there such a difference in prices between av receivers. Seen some for under £100 then others going for megabucks. Is sound quality not jus determined by the quality of your actual speakers? Is it pointless buying a £1000 set of speakers and running them through a £50 receiver.

CaptainDaly

Have Onkyo HTX-22HDX which appears similar with a couple of surrounds? … Have Onkyo HTX-22HDX which appears similar with a couple of surrounds? Worth an upgrade?


Sure that has an amp built in, this doesn't.

Ordered..Anybody recommend a good deal for a receiver to go with these ?

HOT ! ordered

Check out hkts 65

mart321

Ah I see, I'm a bit of a noob when it comes in surround sound. But I … Ah I see, I'm a bit of a noob when it comes in surround sound. But I can pretty much buy any system and not worry about Bluetooth as long as the av receiver has it. Ps why is there such a difference in prices between av receivers. Seen some for under £100 then others going for megabucks. Is sound quality not jus determined by the quality of your actual speakers? Is it pointless buying a £1000 set of speakers and running them through a £50 receiver.



Like most things, the price of an AV amp is determined by build quality, sound quality, specification (power, features etc) - and the badge on the front!

Yes, it would be pointless running a grands worth of speakers from a £50 amp. If your looking to put a system together, get a copy of What Hifi magazine, then have a chat to the guys in Richer Sounds, as Gazmo mentioned; they won't try to force anything on you beyond your budget and will give you good advice on pairing an amp with a set of speakers. Will probably give you a bit of discount too!

Edited by: "No8" 15th Feb 2015

No8

Like most things, the price of an AV amp is determined by build quality, … Like most things, the price of an AV amp is determined by build quality, sound quality, specification (power, features etc) - and the badge on the front!Yes, it would be pointless running a grands worth of speakers from a £50 amp. If your looking to put a system together, get a copy of What Hifi magazine, !



Not true. A £50 amp is fine.

In blind testing amps £50 or £5000 tend to sound the same. What Hi Fi exists to sell ads, it's not exactly impartial,

sm-1991

Too much wiring, I'd rather get a wireless 5:1 sound bar.



Looking for a wireless (rear) 5:1 system... Anyone have any idea's?

dudedude

Not true. A £50 amp is fine.In blind testing amps £50 or £5000 tend to so … Not true. A £50 amp is fine.In blind testing amps £50 or £5000 tend to sound the same. What Hi Fi exists to sell ads, it's not exactly impartial,


CaptainDaly

Have Onkyo HTX-22HDX which appears similar with a couple of surrounds? … Have Onkyo HTX-22HDX which appears similar with a couple of surrounds? Worth an upgrade?



Go Sony instead, better brand. Plus Onkyo's look like sofas.

orgfilao

Go Sony instead, better brand. Plus Onkyo's look like sofas.



Sony who? Go Bush.

cfbc

Looking for a wireless (rear) 5:1 system... Anyone have any idea's?



Pointless cos still need wired to power them!

rev6

Sony who? Go Bush.



Bring back the Bush I say!

Hot!

dudedude

Not true. A £50 amp is fine.In blind testing amps £50 or £5000 tend to so … Not true. A £50 amp is fine.In blind testing amps £50 or £5000 tend to sound the same. What Hi Fi exists to sell ads, it's not exactly impartial,



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Edited by: "No8" 15th Feb 2015

Original Poster

Tip: Place the subwoofer on a granite plinth for better bass reproduction - to eliminate low frequencies being transferred from subwoofer to the floorboards/carpets, thus giving you a much tighter bass when placed on a plinth or isolation platform.

http://i.imgur.com/j9EUUl6.jpg

Granite Worktop should be fine £7.99 @ Argos

£7.99 @ Dunelm
Edited by: "stealthx" 15th Feb 2015

granite plynth also works brilliantly for turntables I have my project genie sat on two granite worktop savers with a silicon slip mat sanwiched between them

Hot !
Just ordered,
i recently bought a second hand Denon av amp, and needed a set of speakers, although i didn't intend spending quite so much.
but i guess if i want to get the best out of a decent amp i'd need something like this.

Thanks OP, heat given.

is the cable supplied adequate or is it advisable to get better ?

Thanks in advance.
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