Harman/Kardon

HK SB20

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Advanced soundbar with Bluetooth and powerful wireless subwoofer

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The soundbar that ties it all together

The Harman Kardon SB 20 soundbar provides theater-quality sound for all of your entertainment components, audio or video. Easily connect to your TV, smartphone, tablet or gaming console with HDMI (ARC), optical or Bluetooth. The wireless subwoofer delivers powerful bass and brings the future of home entertainment to life. Enjoy your favorite movies, music, sports and games in a classic, compact design that complements your home decor, integrating seamlessly with even the most stylish, slim-profile TV. This powerful soundbar is the elegant solution to complete any system.

Item# HKSB20BLKEU

General Specifications

Frequency response 45Hz – 20kHz
Maximum SPL 100dB
2-way, dual driver left and right speaker modules Yes
Harman Display Surround mode for a complete virtual surround sound experience without extra speakers or wires Yes

Speaker Specifications

Total output 300W max
Wireless active subwoofer with 165mm (6.5”) driver Yes
Dolby® Digital Decoding Yes
2-channel stereo mode Yes

Dimensions

4 x 55mm (2.25”) full range drivers Yes
2 x 32mm (1.25”) dome tweeter Yes

Control and Connection Specifications

1 HDMI output with Audio Return Channel (ARC) Yes
Harman volume Yes
Bluetooth® connectivity Yes
1 stereo analog-audio input Yes
1 optical digital input Yes
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Spec Sheet (EN)

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  • 1 x Harman Kardon SB 20 soundbar
  • 1 x Wireless subwoofer
  • 1 x Remote control
  • 1 x Remote control battery
  • 1 x Wall Mount accessory for soundbar
  • 1 x Optical digital audio cable.
  • 1 x HDMI cable
  • 1 x Main Unit IEC cable
  • 1 x Subwoofer IEC cable
  • 1 x Quick-start guide
  • 1 x Warranty statement
  • 1 x Safety sheet

Hello as a 24yr old, i want to invest in a future proof fullrange soundbar, Does this one have Bluetooth 5.0, support chromecast and will I be able to connect it to other wireless speaker in stereo?

Asked by: Marc Arthor
The SB250 has Bluetooth version of 2.1 ER and compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled devices. It's not chromecast-buit in and cannot be connected to other wireless speaker.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-06-14

We have had an accident and made a small hole in the speaker cover fabric on the soundbar. Is it possible to replace the speaker fabric? 

Asked by: Giles
Hi Giles, Sorry to hear about the fabric being damaged. Yes, the whole fabric can be swopped out with a new one. Please contact our service station below and ask for the fabric part. If you cannot do it yourself, then they are able to help you with replacing the fabric but will cost a service repair fee. Here is the information: Fullers Electronic Services Ltd Spares Dept: 01728 746500 (Note: This line is shut between 12pm-1pm) Open: Monday-Thursday 9.00-17.30 GMT Friday 9.00-16.30 If you need further assistance, please contact us at customer.service@harman.com
Answered by: Danny HARMAN
Date published: 2017-06-06

Where can we get a complete list of the functionality of this device? The QSG is near useless. What is "Harmon Sound" for example? Other posts have managed to obtain information about remote control learning and device reset... What else is hidden?

Asked by: FrustratedCustomer
Hi, Thank you for your question and concern. The Quick Start Guide covers all features of what the soundbar can do, and to know what a specific feature can do, then in our Spec sheet found on our website you can read about the features. To explain what Harman Sound is, please see below: No more loud commercials or other sudden volume changes – Harman Volume automatically keeps audio changes smooth and consistent so you can pay attention to your entertainment, not your remote. I will forward your feedback to our engineering department. If you need more assistance or help, please contact us at customer.service@harman.com
Answered by: Danny HARMAN
Date published: 2017-05-26

Hi how can you turn on dolby digital i can only access normal settings on my tv turning on digital results in loss of sound my connection is via hdmi to hdmi arc on tv .

Asked by: Manolos
Hi Manalos, The Soundbar will detect the source signal and if that is Dolby digital content, then it will play source in the Soundbar. If you have the possibility to change the settings to PCM or Bitstream (depending on what it is set to now), then that might solve the issue. The last thing would be to try the Soundbar on a different TV and see how the results will be when testing Dolby Digital. If you seek further assistance or help, please contact our customer service at customer.service@harman.com
Answered by: Danny HARMAN
Date published: 2017-05-23

Hi, in this model, can i make the TV remote to control on the unit? i know that it`s posibble in other models made by HK

Asked by: Anonymous
Hi, Yes, that is possible. Here are the instructions on how to program the remote: Step 1: Power on your Harman Kardon SB20. Step 2: Press and hold the SB20 surround button for 5 seconds. This will make the system enter IR learning mode. The power button will flash amber while in learning mode. Step 3: Now the SB20 can learn to respond to your TV remote control. These commands can be learned: To learn the SB 20 VOL+ command, press volume + on the SB 20 top panel, then press VOL+ on your TV remote control. The power button should blink amber, and the surround button will light up for 1 second. This will indicate that the process was successful. Repeat the procedure for volume-, mute and power on/off. Step 4: To exit the learning mode, press and hold the surround button for 5 seconds again. The power button light goes out. If you need further help or assistance, please contact customer service at customer.service@harman.com
Answered by: Danny HARMAN
Date published: 2017-06-14

Is there a proper manual for this sound bar? Supplied one is useless. No explanation of what the various functions are or how to use them. Most frustrating is that there is no indication on the tv screen that a button on the remote has been activated

Asked by: The Listener
Hi. We are sorry that you find the quick-start guide insufficient. It is true that no other manual exists, but as we see it, the QSG tells you all about connecting and using the SB. This may not be true, as you point out. Please understand that on-screen display is not possible with this kind of soundbar. Since you are not using it as a source, you cannot transmit images from the soundbar to the TV. If you want to have this feature, you will need a soundbar with HDMI inputs, where all external sources are connected to the soundbar, which in turn is used as a source device by the TV. And of course, if you use the built-in tuner of the TV, with audio going via ARC to the soundbar, on-screen display will not be active anyway, since the SB is now no longer a source device. The SB 35 Sabre can be used as a source device. We suggest that you call, mail or chatter with our helpdesk if you are in doubt about any of the functions on the remote control. Our agents will be able to help you. Contact details are on the HK web page, under support.
Answered by: Bo HARMAN
Date published: 2017-05-04

Hello. Yesterday I bought the HB SB20 model and upon plugin in the subwoofer there is this constant " fussy" sound coming from it, even when there is no actual input sound. I tried lowering the bass volume, but this "fussy" sound is still there..

Asked by: Fugitive13
Hi I would like to suggest that when testing, you make sure there are no other Bluetooth devices nearby, and that both the Soundbar and Subwoofer are not near a wireless router ( WiFi 2.4Ghz ). Please reset your Soundbar by pressing and holding the "Volume+" button, together with the "Surround" button for 5 seconds until the SB20 restarts. You can now pair the subwoofer with the soundbar again. If above solution has not fixed the issue, please contact us on customer.support@harman.com, for further assistance
Answered by: Kay Harman
Date published: 2017-04-24

Hi ... was wondering I have plug in the hdmi cable that provide by sb20 to my tv hdmi port ... but yet that still hv no audio out from the sound bar.... I only able connect it via optical or blue tooth ... am I connect it wrongly ? Tks

Asked by: Raysun81
Hi You probably connected it correctly, but most TV's need to have settings changed for HDMI Audio output. Please check the manual for your TV to see if this is the case ( Audio Output -> External Receiver, instead of built-in speakers ). If you are sure this is correct, maybe you can try with a different HDMI cable, and make sure the HDMI cable is connected to the ARC HDMI ports. If above didn't help, please send us an email on customer.support@harman.com, so we can assist you there.
Answered by: Kay Harman
Date published: 2017-04-21
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