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Audioengine HD6 Powered Speakers
Our 10th Anniversary Flagship
To mark a significant milestone, Audioengine have released their flagship HD6 powered speaker system, and this shows just how far they’ve come in 10 years. Featuring built-in amplifiers that pack a punch as well as analog and digital inputs including aptX® Bluetooth® and optical, expect more than just another great-sounding pair of Audioengine powered speakers, in fact the HD6 is a complete audio system.
HD 6 is built with included features from some of Audioengine’s best-selling products thereby making the speaker possibly the most versatile powered speaker available. You can 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. Want to get more out of the HD6 with your favorite turntable or a subwoofer? It’s simple – connect and listen, HD6 has you covered.
HD 6 is strictly built and designed for enhanced audio performance, but nonetheless speakers also need to look good, so Audioengine have included furniture-grade wood veneers, aluminum trim accents and detachable magnetic grills that blend with any decor. Make your HD 6 purchase by settling for either Satin Black as well as real Walnut or Cherry wood, all at no additional cost if you want to really show them off.
Setup is Simple and Straightforward
The HD6 is a total audio solution. Built-in power amplifiers save space and eliminate the need to connect HD6 to a stereo receiver or external power amp. Plug the left speaker into a power outlet and connect the included speaker wire from the left to the right passive speaker. The internal components of the HD6 are built and tuned together, so you’ll get Audioengine’s Signature Sound. This feature gives a much more efficient system than traditional separate passive speakers and amplifiers. Audioengine 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.
Audioengine made the latest statement on high-quality and highly-affordable audio with the release of HD6. The all-new woofers have die-cast aluminum frames allowing the lower-end to perform really. 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 is a digital powerhouse. Audioengine says its AKM AK4396A DAC, is widely known for its low-noise and high-fidelity.
Black, Cherry, Walnut
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Built-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 BOX
HD6 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
Mac, 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
Satin Black Paint
Cherry Wood Veneer
Walnut Wood Veneer
MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION
¾” (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.
2.0 powered bookshelf-style speaker system featuring wireless and digital optical inputs
150W peak power total (50W RMS, 75W peak per channel)
3.5mm mini-jack, RCA L/R, digital optical (SPDIF,) Bluetooth aptX
Variable line-out w/2.0V RMS max output, 47ohm output impedance
115/240V, 50/60Hz manually-switchable
Analog dual-class A/B monolithic
5.5″ Kevlar woofers, 1″ silk dome tweeters
>95dB (typical A-weighted)
<0.05% at all power settings
Analog input impedance
48Kohms unbalanced (mini-jack and RCA inputs)
Output current limiting, thermal over-temperature, power on/off transient protection, replaceable external main fuse
Internal D/A converter
Input bit depth
Bluetooth receiver type
Bluetooth 4.0 audio
aptX, AAC, SBC
Wireless operation range
Up to 100ft (30m) typical
Input data rate
Determined by Bluetooth
~30 milliseconds (ms)
Internal D/A converter
Input bit depth
up to 24-bits native
Input data rate
up 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)
Dimensions: 17” (43cm) x 20” (51cm) x 15” (38cm)
Total weight: 33.5 lbs (15kg)
Operating temperature: 32° to 95°F
Non-operating temperature: -4° to 113°F
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
Audioengine designs and manufactures our own speaker drivers and other critical components. In other words, 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 DESIGN
The 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 D1
We’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 AUDIO
The 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 – HD6’s 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.
HD6’s 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.
>The 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.
Audioengine 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 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.<
Both of HD6’s speaker drivers are directly magnetically-shielded.
All products we sell have a 1-year Limited Warranty on parts and labour from date of purchase, except for Audioengine products which have a 3-year Limited Warranty on parts and labour from date of purchase.
Your warranty is automatic, so there is no need to register.
This Limited Warranty applies only to products purchased directly from NZ Audio in New Zealand.
What is covered
All defective parts or faulty workmanship.
What is not covered
The NZ Audio Warranty does not cover damage caused by accident, misuse, abuse, neglect, excessive moisture, lightning, power surges, other acts of nature, unauthorized product modification or repairs, or failure to follow the instructions provided or available.
What we will do
We will repair or replace any defective parts, at our option, within a reasonable amount of time and free of charge any time during the warranty period. After service, we will be responsible for shipping the product back to you at our expense within New Zealand.
What we ask from you
You will be responsible for shipping or transportation charges directly to NZ Audio at your expense and for providing proof of purchase. We recommend that you keep your proof of purchase and the original shipping materials, as it is important that you package the product so that it will not be damaged during shipping. NZ Audio cannot be responsible for any damages incurred during shipping due to poor packing, so please pack well and insure your shipment.
How to obtain NZ Audio Warranty Service
If you have any questions about your warranty coverage or you think you may need service, please email us. We will do everything we can to answer your questions and resolve any issues as quickly as possible.
This Limited Warranty is fully transferable provided that the current owner furnishes the original proof of purchase and that the serial number on the product is intact. THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF NZ AUDIO SHALL NOT EXCEED THE ACTUAL PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY YOU FOR THE PRODUCT. IN NO EVENT SHALL NZ AUDIO BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES.
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Christchurch, New Zealand.