Audioengine HD6 Powered Speakers

$1,499.00

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  • Available as duo speakers (Left and right).
  • Everything required is included in the box.
  • Free shipping available within New Zealand.
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Product Description

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.

Versatile Connectivity

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.

Retro-Forward Design

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.

Quality Sound

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.

Additional Information

Colour

Black, Cherry, Walnut

Reviews

Positive Feedback - Writer's Choice Award

WHATHIFI – HD6 REVIEW

“These refined, pleasant-sounding and well-designed speakers are a credit to the brand.”
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Positive Feedback - Writer's Choice Award

POSITIVE FEEDBACK – WRITER’S CHOICE AWARD

“Beyond everything else that these speakers offer, they are unbelievably musical; the job that Audioengine has done in matching the internal amp with the speaker complement is textbook design, such that I could very easily live with them forever.”
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Starke Insider

STARK INSIDER – HD6 REVIEW

“I can hear so much more detail than I could with other PC speaker systems I tried. Stereo separation is fantastic. And the tonality is pleasing and beautifully balanced.”
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Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity

SECRETS OF HOME THEATER AND HIGH FIDELITY – HD6 REVIEW

“I am strongly recommending the HD6’s for consideration if you are in the market for a small system. I can’t think of any system I have heard that does as much and for such a reasonable price.”
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APH Networks

APH NETWORKS – HD6 REVIEW

“If heaven is installing a new sound system, they will be getting the Audioengine HD6.”
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Constantine Soo's Dagogo

CONSTANTINE SOO’S DAGOGO – HD6 REVIEW

“I was shocked how big these speakers sounded. I mean they had real scale. It didn’t matter whether I was listening to a big band, a symphony orchestra or watching an action movie, they sounded huge. The soundstage was very wide, very deep and they had a great vertical soundstage. Add to this scale a sense of real power and you have a really impressive sounding system.”
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Sound & Vision

SOUND & VISION – HD6 REVIEW

“The easy-to-live-with HD6 looks great and can deliver high-quality, true stereo sound with a minimum of fuss and clutter.”
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The Gadgeteer

THE GADGETEER – HD6 REVIEW

“Once again, Audioengine has made a pair of speakers that should thrill the buyer and continually amaze with killer audio.”
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AudiophiliaAudiophilia Star Component

AUDIOPHILIA – HD6 REVIEW

“Once serious listening began, the HD6’s sweet quality became apparent. No matter the genre, the speakers captured the musical essence of the repertoire.”
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CNET

CNET – HD6 REVIEW

“Audioengine’s brilliant new HD6 speaker: Stereo imaging was remarkably broad… (and) the HD6’s dynamic punch was awfully good….”
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The Absolute Sound

THE ABSOLUTE SOUND – AUDIOENGINE HD6

“A genuine performer, it’s attractive, flexible, and user-friendly. Indeed, it’s hard to imagine a “tweener” rig that does more for less than the HD6. Truly the little audio engine that could.”
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Digital Audio Review

DIGITAL AUDIO REVIEW – HD6 REVIEW

“The HD6 is a retro-styled system-in-a-box that just works…and one that sounds as good as it looks.”
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Positive Feedback

POSITIVE FEEDBACK – HD6 REVIEW

“Audioengine has been riding the crest of audio innovation for some time, and it appears with the HD6, they are riding higher than ever.”
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Enjoy the Music

ENJOY THE MUSIC.COM – HD6 REVIEW

“I can’t recommend the Audioengine HD6 highly enough. This amplified speaker is perfect for music lovers and audiophiles who need a small self-powered speaker that works in many applications.”
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Audiostream

AUDIOSTREAM – HD6 REVIEW

“While the Audioengine HD6’s worked perfectly wonderfully on my desktop, if you’re also going to ask your desktop speakers to do double-time in-room, the HD6’s are bouncing out of their seat, waving their hand, and shouting “Pick me!, Pick me!”.”
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Positive Feedback

POSITIVE FEEDBACK – HD6 REVIEW

“The HD6’s offer an imposing package of features that has the potential to serve as an impressive stand-alone system—just add a source de jour.”
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9to5toys.com

9TO5TOYS.COM – HD6 REVIEW

“With the consumer audio world dominated by artificial bass enhancements, Audioengine thankfully skips the low-end augmentation. The HD6 shines on acoustic and jazz tracks where string instruments accompanied with strong vocals are present.”
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Digital Audio Review

DIGITAL AUDIO REVIEW – GETTING REAL WITH AUDIOENGINE HD6 ACTIVE LOUDSPEAKERS

“Choice is often the biggest barrier to entry to those curious about better sound. Audioengine’s HD6 see the customer taken care of in a single hit – no mess, no fuss. Hard to ask for more than that.”
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Gear Diary

GEAR DIARY – HD6 REVIEW

“Yes, the HD6 offer both the sound and the aesthetic I want in our main living space. I’m a huge fan and I know you will be too.”
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Soundstage Experience

SOUNDSTAGE EXPERIENCE – HD6 REVIEW

“From top to bottom, it’s a complete product in a way that few other audio systems are. It’s pretty and stylish, with a gorgeous real-wood finish. Its high-quality remote has a pleasing weight and solidity. Perhaps most important, its Bluetooth functionality was flawless in execution. Add to these its smooth midrange and properly punchy bass, and Audioengine’s HD6 is an easy recommendation for, well, just about anyone.”
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Audio Video Revolution

AUDIO VIDEO REVOLUTION – HD6 REVIEW

“Audioengine HD6 Powered Speakers are a wonderful achievement. They are feature-rich, a snap to set up and dial in, and lookers to boot. At $749 you have a turn key solution with only a line level source needed to get rocking. Link up any Bluetooth capable device and enjoy high fidelity.”
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Home Theater Shack

HOME THEATER SHACK – HD6 REVIEW

“Make a note: Audioengine = Super Value, they are one and the same.”
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Metal-Fi

METAL-FI – HD6 REVIEW

“HD6 is not just a pair of speakers, but an entire stereo system that both looks and sounds high-end, all for an extremely sensible asking price – a rarity in the audiophile world I assure you.”
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Features

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
Remote control
Antenna
Speaker wire (16AWG), 4 meters (~13ft)
Power cable
Mini-jack audio cable, 2 meters (~6.5 feet)
RCA audio cable, 2 meters (~6.5 feet)
Microfiber speaker bags
Microfiber cable bag
Quickstart guide
Product line brochure

WORKS WITH
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

FINISH OPTIONS
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.

Specifications

Speaker type
2.0 powered bookshelf-style speaker system featuring wireless and digital optical inputs

Power output
150W peak power total (50W RMS, 75W peak per channel)

Inputs
3.5mm mini-jack, RCA L/R, digital optical (SPDIF,) Bluetooth aptX

Outputs
Variable line-out w/2.0V RMS max output, 47ohm output impedance

Input voltages
115/240V, 50/60Hz manually-switchable

Amplifier type
Analog dual-class A/B monolithic

Drivers
5.5″ Kevlar woofers, 1″ silk dome tweeters

SNR
>95dB (typical A-weighted)

THD+N
<0.05% at all power settings

Crosstalk
-50dB

Frequency response
50Hz-22kHz ±1.5dB

Analog input impedance
48Kohms unbalanced (mini-jack and RCA inputs)

Protection
Output current limiting, thermal over-temperature, power on/off transient protection, replaceable external main fuse

BLUETOOTH SPECIFICATIONS

Internal D/A converter
AKM AK4396

Input bit depth
24-bits upsampled

Bluetooth receiver type
Bluetooth 4.0 audio

Supported codecs
aptX, AAC, SBC

Wireless operation range
Up to 100ft (30m) typical

Input data rate
Determined by Bluetooth

Wireless latency
~30 milliseconds (ms)

OPTICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Internal D/A converter
AKM AK4396

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)

SHIPPING BOX

Dimensions: 17” (43cm) x 20” (51cm) x 15” (38cm)
Total weight: 33.5 lbs (15kg)

POWER CONSUMPTION

Idle: 10W
Mute: 6W
Sleep: 4W<

ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Operating temperature: 32° to 95°F
Non-operating temperature: -4° to 113°F
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing

CUSTOM COMPONENTS

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.

FURNITURE-GRADE FINISHES

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.

AMPLIFIER DESIGN

>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.

DRIVER DESIGNS

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

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.<

SHIELDING

Both of HD6’s speaker drivers are directly magnetically-shielded.

Warranty

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.

Exclusive Remedy

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.

Highet Agencies Ltd trading as NZ Audio.

Christchurch, New Zealand.

August 2017.