HKTS 5 Recertified


A 5.1-channel home theater speaker system with powered subwoofer

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Compact, 5.1-channel, home theater speaker system with 60W subwoofer.

Compact 5.1-channel home theater speaker system with dual-driver center channel, dome tweeters and 60-watt subwoofer. Designed to serve as a fully integrated home theater loudspeaker package, the HKTS 5 is a music and film fan’s dream system. Harman Kardon® engineers have crafted all of the system components to work together, resulting in a rich, realistic, all-encompassing sonic performance. Five voice-matched satellite loudspeakers with powerful midrange drivers and smooth-sounding dome tweeters for the front and surround channels are augmented with a lusty, down-firing subwoofer to ensure a fully balanced playback environment. The system’s carefully engineered crossovers help ensure smooth transitions between the satellite speakers’ high-frequency tweeters and midrange drivers. The system comes with a variety of cables and mounting brackets that help you place the speakers nearly anywhere you want. And you can expand the system even further by upgrading it to 7.1 channels and adding HTFS 2 floor stands. By elevating your home theater from the ordinary to the truly extraordinary, the HKTS 5 ensures that you’ll have a best-in-class cinema experience.

Item# HKTS 5BK/230-Z

General Specifications

Frequency Response 45Hz – 20kHz (–6dB)

Audio Specifications

Speaker Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power 10W – 80W
Speaker Sensitivity 86dB @ 1 watt/1 meter
Satellite Sensitivity 86dB @ 1 watt/1 meter
Satellite Nominal Impedance 8 ohms
Satellite Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power 10W – 80W
Speaker Nominal Impedance 8 ohms
Frequency Response 45Hz – 20kHz (–6dB)

System Specifications

Power Requirement 110V-240V AC, 50Hz/60Hz
Subwoofer Power Requirement AC 120V, 60Hz (USA)

Speaker Specifications

Speaker Midrange Transducer Dual 3" (75mm) drivers
Speaker High-Frequency Transducer 3/4" (19mm) dome


Subwoofer Width (in) 10-1/2
Subwoofer Weight (kg) 7.7
Satellite Height (in) 6-5/8
Satellite Width (mm) 100
Speaker Width (in) 9-1/2
Subwoofer Depth (mm) 267
Subwoofer Height (mm) 353
Speaker Height (in) 4
Satellite Weight (lb) 1.45
Subwoofer Depth (in) 10-1/2
Satellite Height (mm) 167
Speaker Depth (mm) 92
Speaker Height (mm) 102
Subwoofer Width (mm) 267
Speaker Weight (kg) 1.1
Speaker Depth (in) 3-5/8
Satellite Weight (kg) 0.7
Satellite Depth (mm) 92
Subwoofer Height (in) 13-29/32
Satellite Depth (in) 3-5/8
Speaker Weight (lb) 2.5
Satellite Width (in) 3-15/16
Subwoofer Weight (lb) 17
Speaker Width (mm) 241

Satellite Speaker Specifications

Satellite Midrange Transducer 3" (75mm) driver
Satellite High-Frequency Transducer 1/2" (12mm) dome
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Spec Sheet (EN)

2 MB
  • 1 center-channel speaker
  • 2 39.4' (12m) color-coded cables for rear satellites
  • 4 satellite speakers for front left/right and surround left/right channels
  • 1 23' (6m) RCA LFE/subwoofer cable
  • 1 wall-mount bracket for center speaker
  • 4 wall-mount brackets for satellite speakers
  • 1 HKTS 160SUB powered subwoofer
  • 3 19.7' (6m) color-coded cables for front satellites
  • Owner’s manual
HKTS 5 is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointed with sales team!!! The speakers are acceptable. The same week I bought the system, the next higher system went on sale for lower than I paid. When brought this up in e-mails there was No response. You would think an aggressive sales team would have allowed an upgrade to obtain a loyal customer. Audio is a large part of my life, and I have thousands in equipment. At this point, I am very disappointed.
Date published: 2015-12-19
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Hello, What is the frequency response of the satellite speakers?

Asked by: Damianos
The HKTS 5 has a System Frequency Response of 35Hz – 20kHz (–6dB).
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-06-21

Could you use this system alone as surround sound?

Asked by: Longtail441
Good morning, To use these speakers as a surround set, you will need a receiver which has the speaker channels for 5.1 surround sound, like our Harman Kardon AVR 151S or AVR 161S If you require further information, please contact us by email on customer.support@harman.com
Answered by: Kay Harman
Date published: 2017-05-08

My surround sound receiver has wattage rating of 100 watts per channel . will do a fine job with these speakers?thanks

Asked by: orionas
The HKTS 5’s Satellite Speakers can safely handle up to 70W of power at 8 ohms. It is not advisable to use this with your 100W per channel amplifier. We recommend that you use a speaker that has a rating of 100W up, like those that are included on the HKTS 16 which can handle up to 120W of power.
Answered by: Ren at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-11-04

Is this system ready to use right out of the box? Or do i need to purchase something else to make it work.

Asked by: mattheww1234
The HKTS 5 needs an amp or an AVR to work, so if you don't have either of the two, you would need to purchase a separate AMP/AVR for the speakers to work.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-10-19

I am owner of HKTS 5BK/230, could you suggest me the best compatible speaker stands? Harman Kardon HTFS 3 and HTFS 2 are compatible?

Asked by: paperiss
The HTFS2 stands are compatible with the HKTS5 speakers.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2017-01-27

I have hkts 5 bk/230 with avr151. What kind of cable should I use for longer distance then original cable?

Asked by: halil
Thick wire gauges(12 or 14 gauge) is recommended for long wire, high power and or low-impedance speaker applications. For relatively short distance wiring application(less than 50 feet from source), 16 gauge wires would work fine for the setup. With that said, it would really depend on how long or how you would place your speakers.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-06-08

I wanted to connect this sound system to my PCs sound card, but it only has 3.5mm input for the channel. Is that a problem? Or will this sound system work in that setup?

Asked by: Cam1
Hi, Thank you for the interest in our HKTS 5 speaker system. You will need an AVR receiver or any other receiver, in order to use this system with your PC. Then you can connect an analog connection from your PC to the receivers CD input. The speakers will be attached to the receiver. This way you can play music from your PC to the HKTS 5 system. If you need further assistance with this setup, please contact our helpdesk.
Answered by: Danny HARMAN
Date published: 2016-02-29

I just bought these HKTS 5 BK speakers with 4 Stands and also the AVR 151S , Can you please tell me on AVR speaker setup what crossover HZ shall I use for these speakers ? Front Left /Right ? HZ Center ? HZ Surr Left/Right ? HZ Subwoofer ? HZ

Asked by: Agony
Your best bet is to set the crossover frequency to 120Hz for all five speakers. This will give you the best results with these speakers.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2017-07-27
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