Audioengine HD6 Wireless Speaker System (Walnut)

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Audioengine HD6 is a premium powered speakers are a complete home music system with bold stereo sound that fills any room. Connect in seconds and stream your music from any app or device via high-definition Bluetooth.

HD6 Wireless Speakers are not just another great-sounding Audioengine speaker but a complete, full sized Bluetooth music system that works with all your apps, music, and devices. Blending the best of the past and present, HD6 combines stunning good looks with truly-useful features. Tidal, Spotify, Pandora…all your favorite streaming apps play instantly. No matter how you listen, HD6 Wireless Speakers have you covered.

Perfect for TV sound
Wireless that works with all your devices and apps
No network setup, no passwords, no hassle
High-end sound wrapped in hand-built wood cabinets
Simple setup, no receiver needed
Optical audio input
Advanced wireless
Subwoofer connection
Solid metal remote control

The HD6 Wireless Speakers are versatile Bluetooth speakers packing a big sound that fills any room. Turntable? TV? No problem, we have you covered. No network setup, passwords to enter, or buttons to push. Setting them up is so easy you’ll be rocking in no time. Keep your music fun, easy, and sounding great.

Clear, full and powerful sound that fills any room.
The HD6 Wireless Speakers are constructed with custom Audioengine components: aramid fiber woofers, silk tweeters, high-fidelity Bluetooth aptX-HD, and built-in power amps wrapped in precision tuned, hand-crafted cabinets. These speakers are designed as a main TV room system but are versatile enough to fit into any space.

Audioengine wireless speakers are special. Their traditional analog amplifiers sound incredible compared to lower-cost digital amps found in other mass-produced brands. A whole new audio experience, guaranteed.

Technical Specifications

  • 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″ aramid fiber 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
  • Power consumption: Idle: 10W, Mute: 6W, Sleep: 4W
  • Internal D/A converter: AKM AK4396
  • Input bit depth: 24-bits upsampled
  • Bluetooth receiver type: Bluetooth 5.0 audio
  • Supported codecs: aptX HD, aptX, AAC, SBC
  • Wireless operation range: Up to 100ft (30m) typical
  • Input data rate: Determined by Bluetooth
  • Wireless latency: ~30 milliseconds (ms)
  • 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 weight: 15kg / 33.5 lbs per pair
  • Shipping box dimensions: 17″ (43cm) x 20″ (51cm) x 15″ (38cm)

Frequently Asked Questions

Just how easy is it to set up the HD6?
It's pretty easy! Our powered speakers are an all-in-one solution with no extra amps or components needed! All you need to do is unpack the speakers, place them where you want, and then plug in the AC cord. Next, connect the included speaker wire from the active speaker to the right passive speaker. Then plug in your music (iPod, CD player, computer, etc.) with the supplied cables and you're ready to go!

Is the HD6 designed only for use with Bluetooth devices?
Even though the HD6 has a built-in Bluetooth receiver, the HD6 are extremely versatile and can be used with a number of different devices, both digital and analog. There two analog inputs, a mini-stereo and RCA input, on the rear panel so you can directly connect any product with a line-level/preamp audio output, such as a turntable. The HD6s also have an optical input that utilizes the speakers' built-in DAC, so any source that has a digital optical output can be used directly with the speakers, such as the optical output of your television or computer.

What's the difference between the HD6 and the A5+?
The HD6 include some pretty significant upgrades over the A5+s. Among these are:

Larger redesigned woofer with die-cast aluminum frame for extended bass response with fast dynamics
New larger custom 1” tweeter for an open and realistic high end and an extraordinary soundstage
Thicker, low-resonance cabinet
Upgraded crossover components
In addition to the performance related upgrades, the HD6s also feature:

Bluetooth aptX and digital optical inputs
Real wood-veneer cabinet finish options
Removable magnetic grills
Solid aluminum remote control
If I have a subwoofer of my own, how would I use it with the HD6?
You would connect the variable output of the HD6 into the input of your sub using RCA cables.

If HD6 is paired and connected to my phone, do I need to do anything else to play music?
Once your HD6 is paired and connected, then open any app (iTunes, Spotify, Amarra, etc.) - or online players such as Youtube - and it will automatically play your music through Bluetooth once you've selected what you want to hear.

Do I need to install any special software apps or drivers for the HD6?
No extra software or drivers are needed. The HD6 is compatible with any device that supports Bluetooth, and the A2DP profile for streaming stereo audio. This includes most smartphones, tablets, and computers.

If I connect my turntable to the HD6 will it be necessary to purchase a phono preamp or can I simply connect the turntable directly to the HD6 input?
Some turntables will need a preamp before being connected and others may have one built-in. With that in mind, it is best to check the turntable manufacturer’s website, the turntable’s user manual, or you can even try your turntable without the preamp first to see how it operates.

How to replace the battery in your HD6/A5+ remote control

To replace the battery in your HD Series remote, you'll need a paperclip or similar.

Insert the paperclip into the hole on the back of the remote and push. The battery/button assembly of the remote will pop out.
Use the paperclip to push the battery out of the battery clip. Note the orientation of the battery when removing it.
Slide the new CR2025 battery into the battery clip. The positive (+) side of the battery should face away from the PCB.
The battery/button assembly is held in place with magnets, so once you've replaced the battery, slide it back into place.
How does the HD6 switch between audio sources?
Both analog inputs are "open" or active, so you can leave 2 audio sources plugged in at the same time with no need to flip any switches! Both the optical input and the bluetooth module share the same DAC so using the optical input on the HD6 as well as streaming to the speakers via bluetooth would utilize the built-in DAC. This means that the HD6's bluetooth receiver takes priority, so if you start playing audio over Bluetooth the optical input will mute; optical will resume automatically a few seconds after Bluetooth is paused or disconnected.

How does the HD6 handle multiple inputs? Can I use Bluetooth and the optical input at the same time?
Both analog inputs are "open" or active, so you can leave 2 audio sources plugged in at the same time with no need to flip any switches! Both the optical input and the bluetooth module share the same DAC so using the optical input on the HD6 as well as streaming to the speakers via bluetooth would utilize the built-in DAC. This means that the HD6's bluetooth receiver takes priority, so if you start playing audio over Bluetooth the optical input will mute; optical will resume automatically a few seconds after Bluetooth is paused or disconnected.

Should I use the volume control on the front of the HD6 or can I adjust from system volume on my computer?
If the left speaker is in an easy to reach location, you can certainly use the physical knob to set volume. If not though, we generally recommend setting the HD6 at around 50% and adjusting from source.

Will my current universal remote work with my HD6?
The HD6 is not officially supported by any universal remotes. However, you can use a learning remote to copy the signals being sent by the HD6's remote. Check with the manufacturer of your remote to find out if it supports learning IR codes.

What speaker stands work well with the HD6?
The HD6s are slightly too big for our DS1 desktop stand, so we wouldn't really recommend them with the speakers. We've been using the IsoAcoustics as desktop stands for the HD6 and they've been working pretty well. Here's some information about them:

Can you stream music wirelessly to the HD6 with the Audioengine wireless adapters like you can with the A5+ Classic?
Yes! An AC wall outlet near the HD6 is all you need to power the W3 wireless receiver.

My computer doesn't have an optical output; how can I connect my computer to the optical input of the HD6?
There do exist USB-to-optical converters that should work in a setup like this, though a product like this isn't very widespread. We don't really have any recommendations on a specific brand or model to use, but a quick Google/Amazon search should yield results.

Another solution is to use an external DAC, like our D1 24-bit DAC, connected to the USB port on your computer and plug it into either of the analog inputs of your HD6s.

I'd like to connect an Apple Airport Express to my HD6 speakers to stream music from my Mac. I also wish to connect the speakers to my Samsung LCD TV. Is it possible to have simultaneous connections to the HD6?
Yes, there are 2 audio inputs on Audioengine powered speakers, so you can connect the Airport Express to one input and the variable output from your TV into the other. Both inputs are "open" or active so you can leave 2 audio sources plugged in at the same time with no need to flip any switches.

What if my source doesn't support aptX? Can I still use HD6 and if so, how will it sound?
You can absolutely still use the HD6 and it will sound great! AptX is a high-quality Bluetooth audio codec that works really well. In addition to mandatory support for SBC, Bluetooth also includes optional support for many other codecs, like MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and AAC, all of which have their own advantages, and some of which sound very close to AptX.

What does the indicator light on the HD6 rear panel mean?
If it's on and solid, this means the HD6 is powered on, and currently connected to a Bluetooth-enabled device.
If your source is currently sending the HD6 an aptX signal, the LED indicator on the rear panel will illuminate orange instead of white.
If it's on and blinking, this means the HD6 is powered on but not currently connected to a device.
If it's off (and HD6 is powered on), this means Bluetooth is in standby and not connected to a device. The HD6, however, is still visible to your device, so simply connect using your device and the HD6 will automatically wake up.
Can I use my computer speakers and the HD6 at the same time?
If you have a Mac running Snow Leopard or later, you can create a multiple output device to accomplish this. See the link below for how-to instructions on Apple’s site:

Is the HD6 compatible with TIDAL music streaming service?
The short answer is yes! You can use TIDAL on any compatible source device (PC, Mac, iPhone Android, etc.). The HD6 is compatible with most all of these devices as well since they almost universally also include Bluetooth.

OK, so If I can use the HD6 with TIDAL, how come you're not listed on TIDALs website?
From what we understand the devices listed on TIDAL’s website are network media servers with the TIDAL app already installed on their operating systems, that’s all. No difference in audio quality or anything else as compared to their downloadable app, just that TIDAL comes pre-installed on those devices. The only notable exception is that if you're listening to TIDAL on a computer, the only web browser that supports the full audio quality is Google Chrome.

Will my music have a delay through the HD6 if I’m watching a movie or music video?
Bluetooth has a delay of about 30ms (milliseconds) so you can watch videos from Youtube, for example, and stream the audio through your HD6 without any noticeable lag between the video and audio.

When I connect a turntable to my HD6, why is the volume extremely low?
Some turntables do not have a built-in preamps and as a result you will need to add an external phono preamp between your turntable and the HD6. Many turntables, however, (such as the Music Hall USB-1 or Audio Technica AT-LP120) have a built-in preamp and include a switch on the back for "line" or “phono”. For Audioengine powered speakers select "line".

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