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owner’s manual is in compliance with technical standards:
HKS 4, with which you’re about to begin many
years of listening enjoyment. The HKS 4 has
been custom-designed to provide all the excite-
ment and power of the cinema experience in
your own living room.
ing almost any 5.1 home theater system to 7.1
channels when used with a 7.1-channel receiver
or processor and any necessary additional ampli-
speakers, we urge you to take a few minutes to
read through this manual. This will ensure that
connections to your receiver or preamp/proces-
sor and amplifier or other external devices are
made properly. In addition, a few minutes spent
learning the functions of understanding the
setup options will enable you to take advantage
of all the power and refinement the HKS 4 is
able to deliver.
installation or operation, please contact your
dealer, the best local source of information.
for use in a home theater system. The HKS 4
speakers are identical to the satellites in the
Harman Kardon HKTS 11 system, and are
designed to be used with the HKTS 11 in a com-
plete 7.1-channel home theater. Color-coded
speaker cables are included to facilitate
installing the speakers in the surround back left
and right positions.
ed for the satellite speakers, and optional HTFS 2
floor stands are available separately from your
Harman Kardon dealer.
er fifty years ago. With state-of-the-art features
and time-honored circuit designs, the HKS 4 is a
perfect complement to a Harman Kardon receiv-
er or any home theater system.
■ One-3/4-Inch Balanced-Dome Tweeter
■ Metal-Wire-Mesh Grille
■ Elegant Cabinet
■ Shelf Stands, Wall-Mount Brackets and
(shown with included shelf stands attached)
from receiver to speakers.
color-coding system established by the Con-
sumer Electronics Association to make setting up
your home theater speaker system as easy as
possible. Your system includes a set of colored
stickers that may be placed near the speaker ter-
minals of each of the satellite speakers. In addi-
tion, the included speaker wires have colored
bands at each end to assist you in connecting
them correctly. Use the brown sticker and cable
for the Surround Back Left speaker, and the tan
sticker and cable for the Surround Back Right
speaker. Although the wires included with
your HKS 4 speakers are color-coded for the Sur-
round Back Left and Right channels, they are
interchangeable with the wires supplied with the
HKTS 11 system. It doesn’t matter which satel-
lite speaker is used for any of the front or rear
positions. (The center speaker and powered sub-
woofer of the HKTS 11 are already color-coded.)
Front speakers should be placed the same dis-
tance from each other as they are from the lis-
tening position. They should be placed at about
the same height from the floor as the listeners’
ears, or they may be angled toward the listeners.
For 5.1-channel applications, the two surround
speakers should be placed slightly behind the lis-
tening position and, ideally, should face each
other and be at a level higher than the listeners’
ears. If that is not possible, they may be placed
on a wall behind the listening position, facing
speakers slightly behind the listening position, as
shown in the diagram to the left. The surround
back speakers should be placed on the rear wall,
facing forward, the same distance apart as the
main front speakers.
HKS 4 speakers for the surround back speakers
in place of a single rear center speaker. Using
two speakers will provide a more diffuse sur-
round effect, and will also increase the total
sound output for the surround back channel
without overworking any individual speaker.
Place the two speakers on the rear wall the
same distance apart as each speaker is from the
listener, but at least four feet apart.
channel system should be placed at the same
height as the surround speakers, about 1.5 to
1.8 meter above the floor.
to themselves. Experiment with their placement
until you hear a diffuse, ambient sound accom-
panying the main-program material heard in the