Audioengine HD6 Premium Powered Speakers
Audioengine HD6 Premium Powered Speakers Cherry
Audioengine HD6 Premium Powered Speakers
Our flagship HD6 powered speaker system represents a major milestone for Audioengine and shows just how far we’ve come in 10 years. Featuring built-in amplifiers that really pack a punch as well as analog and digital inputs including aptX® Bluetooth® and optical, the HD6 is not just another great-sounding pair of Audioengine powered speakers, but a complete audio system. Easy to set up, simple to use, and designed for the way people listen to music today.
We’ve included features from some of our best-selling products making HD6 quite possibly the most versatile powered speaker available. Stream TIDAL, Spotify, Pandora, YouTube - or any streaming service or media player - wirelessly from your smartphone, tablet or computer. For the highest resolution connect to the optical input, which is perfect for network music players. It can also be used to connect any component with an optical output, including your TV system. You can also connect your favorite turntable or a subwoofer, so no matter how you connect and listen, HD6 has you covered.
The HD6 was designed first for performance, but speakers also need to look great, right? The furniture-grade wood veneers and detachable magnetic grills give the HD6 a look and feel of old-school elegance that blends with any decor. Available in Satin Black for your stealth system as well as Walnut and Cherry wood finishes at no additional cost if you want to really show them off.
Built-in power amplifiers save space and eliminate the need to connect HD6 to a stereo receiver or external power amp. Simply plug the left speaker into a power outlet and connect the included speaker wire from the left to the right passive speaker. All internal components of the HD6 are designed and tuned together, so you’ll get Audioengine’s Signature Sound and a much more efficient system than traditional separate passive speakers and amplifiers.
The HD6 is Audioengine’s latest statement on high-quality and highly-affordable audio. The all-new woofers have diecast aluminum frames allowing the lower-end to really perform. Also new are the silk dome tweeters which have been upgraded for even smoother, more extended highs, superior stereo separation, and incredible imaging. The HD6 speaker cabinets are also a new design that are thicker and more stable which reduces unwanted resonances.
FeaturesBuilt-in analog class A/B monoblock power amplifiers
Dual audio inputs and full-range variable output
High-fidelity advanced Bluetooth® with aptX®, simplified setup, extended range, and 24-bit upsampling
24-bit digital optical (SPDIF) input
Custom 5.5” Kevlar woofers with die cast aluminum woofer baskets
Custom 1” silk tweeters with neodymium magnets and ferrofluid-cooled voice coils
Hand-built cabinets with furniture-grade finishes
Detachable magnetic speaker grills
Threaded inserts to secure speakers to stands
Passive crossovers with upgraded components
Solid aluminum remote control
What’s in the boxHD6 powered (left) speaker
HD6 passive (right) speaker
Speaker wire (16AWG), 4 meters (~13ft)
Mini-jack audio cable, 2 meters (~6.5 feet)
RCA audio cable, 2 meters (~6.5 feet)
Microfiber speaker bags
Microfiber cable bag
Product line brochure
Works withMac, PC, tablets, or smartphones
Any operating system (Windows, MacOS, Linux, iOS, Android)
Any music player app or streaming service (iTunes, TIDAL, Youtube, Amarra, etc.)
Any product with Bluetooth, mini-jack, RCA, or optical outputs (TV, Apple TV, network streamer, etc)
All Audioengine digital-to-analog converters and wireless audio adapters
Finish optionsSatin Black Paint
Cherry Wood Veneer
Walnut Wood Veneer
Materials and construction¾” (20mm) thick MDF cabinets
1" (25mm) silk dome tweeters with neodymium magnets
5.5" (140mm) Kevlar woofers with advanced voice coils and diecast aluminum frames
Built-in linear power supply with toroidal power transformer
About Bluetooth® and aptX®Our Bluetooth products easily connect to any of your devices that have Bluetooth, but to get the best sound possible we recommend using a device that supports Bluetooth aptX. Find out more about aptX here: csr.com/products/aptx
And if you’re looking for a new smartphone, tablet, or computer with aptX or want to look up your device and see if it supports aptX, go here to check out what’s available:aptx.com/products/browse/categories
And for iPad or iPhone users that don’t have aptX, don’t despair! MacOS (MacBook, iMac, Mac mini) include Bluetooth aptX, however if you use an iPhone or iPad, Apple generally uses the AAC codec and doesn’t support aptX. AAC sounds really good as well and you'll also get the extra benefit of our upsampling 24-bit DAC, so you won’t be disappointed by the sound quality if you use an iOS device with any of our Bluetooth products.
Speaker type2.0 powered bookshelf-style speaker system featuring wireless and digital optical inputs
Power output150W peak power total (50W RMS, 75W peak per channel)
Inputs3.5mm mini-jack, RCA L/R, digital optical (SPDIF,) Bluetooth aptX
OutputsVariable line-out w/2.0V RMS max output, 47ohm output impedance
Input voltages115/240V, 50/60Hz manually-switchable
Amplifier typeAnalog dual-class A/B monolithic
Drivers5.5" Kevlar woofers, 1" silk dome tweeters
SNR>95dB (typical A-weighted)
THD+N<0.05% at all power settings
Frequency response50Hz-22kHz ±1.5dB
Analog input impedance48Kohms unbalanced (mini-jack and RCA inputs)
ProtectionOutput current limiting, thermal over-temperature, power on/off transient protection, replaceable external main fuse
Internal D/A converterAKM AK4396
Input bit depth24-bits upsampled
Bluetooth receiver typeBluetooth 4.0 audio
Supported codecsaptX, AAC, SBC
Wireless operation rangeUp to 100ft (30m) typical
Input data rateDetermined by Bluetooth
Wireless latency~30 milliseconds (ms)
Internal D/A converterAKM AK4396
Input bit depthup to 24-bits native
Input data rateup to 192KS/s native
Speaker dimensions (HxWxD)
Left speaker (powered)Dimensions: 11.75” (30cm) x 7.25” (18.5cm) x 10” (25cm)
Weight: 17.5 lbs (8kg)
Right speaker (passive)Dimensions: 11.75” (30cm) x 7.25” (18.5cm) x 10” (25cm)
Weight: 12.5 lbs (5.5kg)
Shipping boxDimensions: 17” (43cm) x 20” (51cm) x 15” (38cm)
Total weight: 33.5 lbs (15kg)
Power consumptionIdle: 10W
Environmental requirementsOperating temperature: 32° to 95°F
Non-operating temperature: -4° to 113°F
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
Custom componentsAudioengine designs and manufactures our own speaker drivers and other critical components. In other words, the HD6 is not a “box-built" system with off-the-shelf parts, but includes custom-designed components constructed to our specifications. What we do not fabricate directly inside our factories we have made to our specific designs - parts such as circuit boards, transformers, magnets, and wiring harnesses, for example.
Efficient integrated designThe speaker cabinets, drivers, innovative bass port designs, amplifiers, and passive crossovers are all critically tuned together for each Audioengine model. This, in turn, makes for a much more efficient system that requires less power than passive speakers and a separate integrated amplifier or similar A/V components. We build all this goodness into the left speaker cabinet to make it super-easy to connect your smartphone, tablet, computer, TV, network player - or any other audio product.
Built-in B1 and D1We’ve taken features from two of our best-selling products, the B1 aptX® Bluetooth® Receiver and the D1 24-bit DAC, and combined some of this circuitry with advanced speaker components to achieve a complete high-end analog and digital audio system.
High-quality Bluetooth audioThe Bluetooth built into the HD6 powered speakers features aptX coding which is an advanced Bluetooth audio codec with very impressive sound. And even if your phone or tablet doesn’t have aptX, the HD6 Bluetooth solution is backwards-compatible with SBC and AAC codecs, so you can wirelessly stream music from any Bluetooth-enabled device and still enjoy all your music. High-fidelity Bluetooth aptX that really works and sounds great. Here’s why:
Extended wireless range - Most Bluetooth implementations have very limited range, typically within just one room. But with careful signal management circuitry and antenna tuning, we offer a superior solution that has up to 3 times the range of standard Bluetooth for multi-room use, with no degradation in audio quality.
24-bit DAC - The HD6 Bluetooth receiver and optical input both utilize the AKM AK4396A DAC, widely known for its low-noise and high-fidelity. The optical input configures the AK4396A as a bit-perfect 24-bit DAC, which will process sample rates up to 192kHz natively. But for Bluetooth the AK4396A is used as an upsampling DAC and will pad all bit depths to 24-bits, achieving a higher signal-to-noise ratio and lower noise floor. Due to the high signal-to-noise specs of the AK4396A, the fact that digital signal is upsampled to 24-bits - as well as the added benefit of onboard triple redundancy power source conversion and filtering - the HD6 Bluetooth implementation presents impressive low noise and low distortion characteristics with a noticeable improvement over other Bluetooth devices.
Furniture-grade finishesThe HD6 cabinets are available in several handsome finishes, including walnut and cherry veneers as well as satin black paint, offering a wide choice for complementing room furnishings. Also included are detachable grills that add further aesthetic advantages as they are firmly held in place with hidden neodymium magnets for a clean look.
Amplifier designThe amplifiers in powered Audioengine speakers are located in the left speaker and are a conservatively-rated class A/B analog monoblock design. This is a more traditional speaker/amplifier marriage which provides excellent quality audio and greater flexibility. All circuit boards for the power and preamp sections are vertically mounted for maximum mechanical shock protection.
Driver designsAudioengine uses audiophile-quality, ferrofluid-cooled silk dome tweeters with neodymium magnets. Silk tweeters hold up well under high power and the edge-driven design gives very smooth response. The woofers are Kevlar woven glass aramid composite with rubber surrounds. Kevlar is obviously very strong, which means the woofer retains its shape when being driven at high levels. The HD6 woofers are housed in cast aluminum frames which provide high rigidity and increased heat dispersion.
Power transformersPower transformers are critical to to high-quality audio performance, especially in the low-end and again, no off-the-shelf parts. Audioengine uses gapless core toroidal transformers which have a tighter radiated magnetic field, translating to lower noise. They are lighter than standard, lower-cost "EI" transformers and also generate less heat.