Many of us haven’t been to the cinema in close to a year now, and if you have the space at home you may have been eyeing up various home theater systems. Here is our take on the Harman Kardon HKTS 9.
Electronics Discount Codes
First things first, let’s talk budget. You could argue that a home theater system will easily pay for itself within a year considering how much you’d save on trips out to the cinema. And while that’s true it doesn’t mean you have to pay top dollar for a good system. Indeed many top of the line home theater systems can be purchased from major retailers for less with an electronics voucher. I find you can typically get the best price from websites like Argos, eBay, and Amazon rather than going directly to the manufacturer themselves. Patience will get you better prices too. Wait for sales and promotions, or a good voucher code to come along before making a large purchase.
Are Home Theatre Systems Worth the Investment?
If you enjoy movies and you get a good quality system (ideally at a discount by using a promotional code) then I would say yes, absolutely. Plus you never do know when there might be a pandemic and going to the cinema will no longer be an option. Now keep in mind you do need the space for a home theatre, and if say you live in a flat with many neighbours around you they may not appreciate your high quality subwoofer. But if your home is suited to it, and it’s something you think you’d get lots of use and enjoyment out of then it likely is well worth the money.
Reviews of the Harman Kardon HKTS 9
The average rating for the HKTS 9 is 4.3 stars out of 5 with high marks in both sound quality and overall value. The majority of the positive reviews sing the praises of the excellent sound quality. You may need to make some adjustments to suit your particular needs and preferences but across the board people were impressed with the clarity and crispness of sound, as well as the depth of the bass. It is worth noting if you are planning on mounting the speakers on the wall that some customers were not impressed with the hardware provided.
And as it seems that a couple of customers were unaware before making their purchase, you will need to purchase a receiver separately to connect the speakers to. Again, I suggest that you do not do this at full price but wait for a good sale or discount code from a large retailer.
Technical Specs of the Harman Kardon HKTS 9
Included with the system is 4 satellite speakers, 1 center channel speaker, and 1 subwoofer. It also comes with cables and mounting hardware for the satellite speakers, although as I mentioned earlier some people found the mounts to be lacking in quality.
The Subwoofer is down-firing, and is 200W with an 8 inch driver. You might be wondering what a down firing subwoofer is and why it matters to you? Normal speakers push sound out and into the room, and front firing subwoofer would do the same. However the human ear can’t detect the where low-frequency sounds are coming from very well, and pushing the sound down into the floor can amplify it by using the floor as a resonating surface. What does this mean for a down firing subwoofer? You can place it pretty much anywhere, and it will sound great.
The speaker sensitivity is 86dB per 1 watt. If that was Greek to you, that means that for every 1 watt of electricity provided to the speaker it can output 86 decibels of sound. Basically, it’s how loud the speakers can go. A lower number would mean you can’t play at higher volumes without distortion, a higher number means you can. Again, please be considerate of your neighbours if you have them.
Harman Kardon HKTS 9: A Solid Choice at an Excellent Price
Overall, this is a great home theater system. It’s worth noting that several reviewers waited until the system was deeply discounted by either a sale or voucher code offer to purchase, and it only made them happier with it. We think you will enjoy it too!