Harman-Kardon HKTS 8 Speaker System User Manual

Read First! Important Safety Precautions!
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with a dry cloth.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves or other apparatus
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polar-
ized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug
has two blades with one wider than the other.A
grounding-type plug has two blades and a third
grounding prong. The wide blade or the third
prong are provided for your safety. If the provided
plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an elec-
trician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked
on or pinched, particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles and the point where they exit from
the apparatus.
Only use attachments/accessories
specified by the manufacturer.
12. Use only with the cart, stand, tri-
pod, bracket or table specified by the man-
ufacturer or sold with the apparatus. When a cart
is used, use caution when moving the cart/appa-
ratus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms
or when unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service person-
nel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has
been damaged in any way, such as power-supply
cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled
or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture,
does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
15. Do not use attachments not recommended
by the product manufacturer, as they may cause
16. This product should be operated only from the
type of power source indicated on the marking
label. If you are not sure of the type of power sup-
ply to your home, consult your product dealer or
local power company. For products intended to
operate from battery power, or other sources,
refer to the operating instructions.
17. If an outside antenna or cable system is con-
nected to the product,be sure the antenna or
cable system is grounded so as to provide some
protection against voltage surges and built-up
static charges. Article 810 of the National
Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides informa-
tion with regard to proper grounding of the mast
and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-
in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of
grounding conductors, location of antenna-
discharge unit, connection to grounding elec-
trodes, and requirements for the grounding elec-
trode. See Figure A.
18. An outside antenna system should not be
located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or
other electric light or power circuits, or where it
can fall into such power lines or circuits. When
installing an outside antenna system, extreme
care should be taken to keep from touching such
power lines or circuits, as contact with them might
be fatal.
19. Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords,
or integral convenience receptacles, as this can
result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
20. Never push objects of any kind into this prod-
uct through openings, as they may touch danger-
ous voltage points or short-out parts that could
result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid
of any kind on the product.
21. The apparatus shall not be exposed to drip-
ping or splashing, and no objects filled with liquids,
such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
22. Do not attempt to service this product your-
self, as opening or removing covers may expose
you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer
all servicing to qualified service personnel.
23. When replacement parts are required, be sure
the service technician has used replacement parts
specified by the manufacturer or that have the
same characteristics as the original part.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, elec-
tric shock or other hazards.
24. Upon completion of any service or repairs to
this product, ask the service technician to perform
safety checks to determine that the product is in
proper operating condition.
25. The product should be mounted to a wall or
ceiling only as recommended by the manufacturer.
Figure A.
Example of Antenna Grounding as per
National ElectricalCode ANSI/NFPA 70
CAUTION: To prevent electric shock,
do not use this (polarized) 
plug with an extension cord, 
receptacle or other outlet 
unless the blades can 
be fully inserted to 
prevent blade exposure.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,
within an equilateral triangle, is intended to
alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the product’s
enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a
risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
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