HKTS 210SUB (serv.man8) — Harman Kardon Audio Service Manual (repair manual)

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            Service Manual 
 
 
                               
                                                 
HKTS 200/230 SUB 
HKTS 210/230 SUB 
Active subwoofers. 
Part of systems HKTS 20, HKTS 30 and HKTS 60 and 
more. 
Also sold separately.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Released EU2011   
 
Harman Consumer Group, Inc. 
 
Rev 2, 04/2011 
 
 
 
 
 
       8500 Balboa Boulevard 
 
 
 
 
 
   Northridge, California 91329 
CONTENTS 
HKTS 200SUB rear panel connections 
  2 
HKTS 210SUB rear panel connections          3 
HKTS 210SUB operation 
 
              4 
TROUBLESHOOTING HKTS system 
  5 
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 
  
  6 
HKTS 200SUB EXPLODED VIEW/PARTS    7 
 
HKTS 200SUB PARTS LIST   
 
    8 
HKTS 200SUB SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM 
    9 
HKTS 210SUB EXPLODED VIEW/PARTS     10 
HKTS 210SUB PARTS LIST   
 
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HKTS 210SUB SEMICONDUCTOR PINOUT 12 
HKTS 210SUB SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS    13-18 
 
 
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HKTS200SUB Rear-Panel Connections 
Subwoofer Level Control: 
.
Use this control to adjust the HKTS200SUB’s volume. Turn 
clockwise to increase the volume; turn counterclockwise to decrease the volume.
Bass Boost Switch: 
1.
Set this switch to ON to enhance the HKTS200SUB’s low-frequency 
performance. Set this switch to OFF for normal low-frequency performance. 
Phase Switch: 
2.
The Phase Switch 
2
 determines whether the  HKTS200SUB’s piston-like 
action moves in and out in phase with the satellite speakers. If the subwoofer were 
to play out of phase with the satellite speakers, the sound waves produced by the 
subwoofer could   be canceled out, reducing bass performance and sonic impact.  This 
phenomenon depends in part on the relative placement of all the speakers in the 
room. In most cases the Phase Switch 
2
 should be left in the NORMAL position. 
However, it does no harm to experiment, and you can leave the Phase Switch 
2
 in 
the position that maximizes bass response and impact.
Power On Mode Switch:
3.
 When set in the AUTO position and when the Power Switch 
7
 is set to ON, the HKTS200SUB will automatically turn itself on when it receives an 
audio signal, and will enter the standby mode once no audio signal has been received 
for about 15 minutes. When this switch is set in the ON position, the HKTS200SUB 
will remain on whether or not it is receiving an audio signal.  
An LED on the HKTS200SUB’s top panel indicates whether the subwoofer is in the on 
or standby state: 
• When the LED is illuminated white, the HKTS200SUB is turned on. 
• When the LED is not illuminated, the HKTS200SUB is in standby mode. 
When the Master Power Switch 
7
is set to OFF, the LED will not be  
illuminated, no matter what setting the Power On Mode Switch 
3
is in.
External Trigger Input:
4.
 Use the mini-plug of the supplied combination LFE and trigger 
cable to connect the External Trigger Input to the trigger output of another 
compatible component. Whenever a trigger signal between 3 and 30V (AC or DC) is 
detected, the HKTS200SUB’s amplifier will turn on. The HKTS200SUB’s amplifier will 
turn off after the trigger signal ceases. (This will occur even when the Power On 
Mode Switch
 
3
 is in the AUTO position.)
Line-Level LFE In Connector:
5.
 Use the LFE (purple) connector of the supplied combination 
LFE and trigger cable to connect the Line-Level LFE In to the dedicated subwoofer 
output of a receiver or preamp/processor. This input bypasses the HKTS200SUB’s 
internal crossover circuitry, so it should only be used with a subwoofer output that has 
been low-pass filtered. If your receiver or preamp/processor does not have a dedicated 
subwoofer output that is low-pass filtered you should use the HKTS200SUB’s Line-
Level L/R In Connectors 
6
 instead. 
Line-Level L/R In Connectors:
6.
 Use these connectors if your receiver or preamp/processor 
does not have digital surround sound decoding or a subwoofer output that is low-pass 
filtered. 
•  If your receiver or preamp/processor has a separate subwoofer output, use the LFE 
(purple) connector of the supplied combination LFE and trigger cable to connect it to 
either one of the HKTS200SUB’s Line-Level L/R In Connectors.
 
•  If your receiver or preamp/processor does not have a separate subwoofer output, 
use two Y-adapters (not supplied). Connect an adapter’s single end to the unit’s 
preamp output for that channel. Connect one of the adapter’s dual ends to the main 
amp input for that channel, and connect the adapter’s other dual end to one of the 
HKTS200SUB’s Line-Level L/R In Connectors. Repeat with the other Y-adapter, 
preamp channel, main amp input and HKTS200SUB Line-Level L/R In Connector.
Power Switch: 
7.
Set this switch in the ON position to turn the HKTS200SUB on. The 
subwoofer will then either be on or in standby mode, depending on the setting of the 
Power On Mode Switch 
3
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Power Cord (Non-Detachable):
8.
 After you have made and verified all subwoofer 
and speaker connections described in this manual, plug this cord into an active, 
unswitched electrical outlet for proper operation of the HKTS200SUB. DO NOT plug this 
cord into the accessory outlets found in some audio components.
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HKTS 210SUB Rear-Panel Connections, Color-Coding System
Phase switch
0.
: The 
Phase switch 0 determines whether the HKTS 210SUB’s 
piston-like action moves in and out in phase with the satellite speakers. If the 
subwoofer were to play out of phase with the satellite speakers, the sound waves 
produced by the subwoofer could be canceled out, reducing bass performance and 
sonic impact. This phenomenon depends in part on the relative placement of all the 
speakers in the room. In most cases the 
Phase switch 0 should be left in the 
NORMAL position. However, it does no harm to experiment, and you can leave the 
Phase switch 0 in the position that maximizes bass response and impact.
Bass Boost switch
1.
: Set this switch to ON to enhance the HKTS 210SUB’s 
low-frequency performance. Set this switch to OFF for normal low-frequency 
performance.
Power On Mode switch
2.
: If this switch is set in the AUTO position and the Power 
switch 8 is set to ON, the HKTS 210SUB will automatically turn itself on when it 
receives an audio signal and will enter the standby mode once no audio signal has 
been received for about 15 minutes. When this switch is set in the ON position, the 
HKTS 210SUB will remain on whether or not it is receiving an audio signal. An leD 
on the HKTS 210SUB’s top panel indicates whether the subwoofer is in the on or 
standby state:
When the leD glows white, the 
HKTS 210SUB is turned on.
When the leD is not illuminated, the 
HKTS 210SUB is in standby mode.
When the 
Power switch 8 is set to OFF, the leD will not be illuminated, no 
matter what setting the 
Power On Mode switch 2 is in.
Subwoofer Level control
3.
: Use this control to adjust the HKTS 210SUB’s volume. 
Turn clockwise to increase the volume; turn counterclockwise to decrease the 
volume.
Input Mode switch
4.
: When this switch is in the “normal” setting, the input signal 
from the 
Line-Level L/R In connectors 7 is active. When this switch is in the 
“lFe” setting, the input signal from the 
Line-Level LFE In connector 6 is active.
External Trigger input
5.
: Use the mini-plug of the supplied combination lFe and 
trigger cable to connect the 
External Trigger input to the trigger output of another 
compatible component. Whenever a trigger signal between 3v and 30v (AC or DC) 
is detected by the HKTS 210SUB, its amplifier will turn on. The HKTS 210SUB’s 
amplifier will turn off after the trigger signal ceases. (This will occur even when the 
Power On Mode switch 2 is in the AUTO position.)
Line-Level LFE In connector
6.
: The signal from this connector bypasses the 
subwoofer’s internal low-pass crossover. When you’re connecting the subwoofer 
to the dedicated subwoofer output of a receiver/processor that has its own low-
pass crossover network, use the 
Line-Level LFE In connector 6 and set the 
subwoofer’s 
Input Mode switch 4 in the “lFe” position.
Line-Level L/R In connectors
7.
: The signals from these connectors pass through 
the subwoofer’s internal low-pass crossover. When you’re connecting the 
subwoofer to the preamp or subwoofer outputs of a receiver/processor that 
does not have its own low-pass crossover network, use both 
Line-Level L/R In 
connectors 7 and set the Input Mode switch 4 in the “normal” position. If 
your receiver/processor has only one subwoofer output, you can use either the l or 
R connector.
Power switch
8.
: Set this switch in the ON position to turn the HKTS 210SUB on. The 
subwoofer will then either be on or in standby mode, depending on the setting of 
the 
Power On Mode switch 2.
Power cord (non-detachable)
9.
: After you have made and verified all subwoofer 
and speaker connections described in this manual, plug this cord into an active, 
unswitched electrical outlet for proper operation of the HKTS 210SUB. DO nOT plug 
this cord into the accessory outlets found in some audio components.
Color-Coding System
The HKTS 60BQ use the channel color-coding system established by the CeA to make 
setting  up  your  home  theater  speaker  system  as  easy  as  possible.  The  HKTS  60BQ 
systems include speaker wires with color bands on each end.
Speaker Position
Wire Color Band 
Front left
White
Front Right
Red
Center
green
Surround left
Blue
Surround Right
gray
Subwoofer
Purple
HKTS 210SUB Rear-Panel 
Connections
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Operation
Operation
Turning the Subwoofer On and Off
Set the HKTS 210SUB’s 
Power Switch 8 to the ON position.
If the 
Power On Mode Switch 2 is set to AUTO, the HKTS 210SUB will 
automatically turn itself on when it receives an audio signal, and it will go into 
the standby mode after it has received no audio signal for 15 minutes. The 
HKTS 210SUB’s leD will glow white when the subwoofer is on and will not be 
illuminated when the subwoofer is in standby.
If the 
Power On Mode Switch 2 is set to On, the HKTS 210SUB will remain on 
at all times. The HKTS 210SUB’s leD will glow white.
If the 
External Trigger Input 5 is connected to a trigger-voltage source, the 
HKTS 210SUB will turn on whenever a trigger voltage is present and will enter the 
standby mode after the trigger voltage ceases, regardless of the position of the 
Power On Mode Switch 2.
If  you  will  be  away  from  home  for  an  extended  period  of  time,  or  if  you  will  not  be 
using the subwoofer for an extended period, switch the 
Power Switch 8 to the OFF 
Position.
Subwoofer Adjustments: Volume
Use  the 
Subwoofer  Level  Control  3  to  set  the  HKTS 210SUB’s  volume.  Turn  the 
knob clockwise to increase the subwoofer’s volume; turn the knob counterclockwise to 
decrease the subwoofer’s volume.
Subwoofer Adjustments: Phase
The 
Phase Switch 0 determines whether the HKTS 210SUB’s piston-like action moves 
in  and  out  in  phase  with  the  satellite  speakers.  If  the  subwoofer  were  to  play  out  of 
phase with the satellite speakers, the sound waves from the satellites could cancel out 
sound  waves  from  the  subwoofer,  reducing  bass  performance  and  sonic  impact. This 
phenomenon depends in part on the placement of all the speakers in the room. 
Although in most cases the 
Phase Switch 0 should be left in the NORMAL position, 
there is no absolutely correct setting for the 
Phase Switch 0. When the HKTS 210SUB 
is properly in phase with the satellite speakers, the audio will be clearer, have maximum 
impact and make percussive sounds like drums, piano and plucked strings sound more 
lifelike. The best way to set the 
Phase Switch 0 is to listen to music that you know 
well and set the switch in the position that gives drums and other percussive sounds 
maximum impact.
Subwoofer Adjustments: Bass Boost
When  set  to  the  ON  position,  the  Bass  Boost  Switch  1  enhances  low-frequency 
performance, resulting in bass with more impact, which you may prefer while watching 
movies or listening to music. There is no harm in experimenting with this control. Setting 
the switch to the OFF position will return normal low-frequency performance.
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