Harman Kardon AVR 220 Receiver and Harmon Kardon HKTS5 Speaker SystemCombo

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  1. Tony Mc

    Tony Mc Stunt Coordinator

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    I've just purchased the H/K 220 receiver and the H/K HKTS 5 speaker system online and am awaiting their arrival. I listened to both but they were setup in a wide-open area of a showroom, and just music CDs were listened to, not DVDs. I know that this was not the best environment to gauge HT equipment performance. The setup did sound good though. Since I am a newbie to HT, I wanted to know what others opinions are on this purchase. I've read the reviews of both items and they receive good ratings. Just that I haven't heard any comments when both components are matched up.

    Thanks to all for any words of wisdom on this purchase.

    Tony
     
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    I just started a thread asking opinions on the HK 320 and the HKTS 10's! I can get a sweeeeeeeeet deal on them (or anything HK for that matter) and I just want to make sure that I'm making a wise decision here. You say that the 220 with HKTS 5's sound good? But just how good? [​IMG]
     
  3. Tony Mc

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    As I said in my post, the H/K 220 and H/K HKTS-5 speakers had a nice sound. Unfortunately, the two systems were set-up in an open area at a Circuit City. And I also only listened to music Cds. But based on my previous knowledge of Harman Kardon and the sound that the HKTS-5 put out, I made a decision to purchase both systems. Hopefully I made a wise choice.

    What prices are you getting on the H/K 320 and the HKTS-5 speakers?
     
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    My brother works for a distributor of HK/JBL/Infinity products (no, I can't afford infinity, at least I don't think [​IMG] ) and I can get the stuff for -50%. Pretty sweet huh? I was also looking at a set of JBL speakers but I tend to want to keep everything HK for some reason...
     
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    Thanks much for the replies. But I'm still looking for opinions on how the two systems sound when setup together.
     
  6. Tony Mc

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    Any other opinions on this subject??
     
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    I am also cerious on the Harman Kardon HKTS 5
     
  8. Tony Mc

    Tony Mc Stunt Coordinator

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    I finally opted for the Infinity HTS-20 Speaker System.

    My decision was based on listening to the H/K and the Infinity speaker systems one day in a Circuit City.

    The Infinity was about $300 more, but the sound was much more impressive. Nice full sound, good for DVD viewing and music. Since I've had the Infinity speaker system (about 1 year), I'm very pleased with the choice that I made.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Excellent move. The HK speakers sound small despite the attempts made by it's better then average subwoofer.

    The Infinities are in another league as they should be based on price.
     

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