HD6 Reviewed in The Absolute Sound

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Since its release at CES 2016, the Audioengine HD6 has received a lot of praise. From CNET to Digital Audio Review to Metal-Fi, the reviews have all been positive. But it’s praise from within the established audiophile crowd that we appreciate the most. That’s why we just had to share this review from The Absolute Sound: For any audio company, making the leap from the desktop to the listening room is not the simple, slam-dunk proposition it might appear to be. The goals are often at odds with each other and require different skill and feature sets. The desktop experience is more intimate and personal, while the listening room is more inclusive and often shared. Audioengine, however, is not just …

A2+ and U-Turn Audio’s Orbit: A Perfect Pair

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Audioengine’s A2+ speakers provide dynamic sound at a great price. Their compact size and 15W per side of power makes the A2+ a good choice for small and medium-sized rooms. U-Turn’s Orbit turntable brings a level of performance usually found in turntable two or three times the price. Combining these two great products creates a perfect all-in-one vinyl rig that is easy to setup and use, and is sure to impress. Let’s get this system set up and playing music. First, find a spot for your turntable that is isolated from your speakers. In this case, we used a small wooden table and a pair of speaker stands. Separating the speakers from the turntable stops vibrations from feeding back into …

Audioengine’s B2 Bluetooth Speaker – It’s Just Better

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The audio quality of most Bluetooth speakers usually isn’t very inspiring. And with so many of them on the market, why would you buy ours? Well, when we set out to engineer a standalone Bluetooth speaker, we started with our award-winning A2+ Powered Desktop Speakers. Like A2+, our B2 Bluetooth Speaker is handcrafted out of wood. Finished in Walnut, Zebrawood, or Black Ash, its acoustically isolated cabinet with dual front port slots bring warmth and extended, natural bass. It’s driven by an old school class A/B integrated power amplifier that drives its kevlar woofers and silk tweeters, which are protected by a custom removeable front grill attached by neodymium magnets. Everything about B2 screams high-end. On the inside, B2 uses …

Making a Great Vinyl Rig with Audioengine A2+ Desktop Speakers

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I want to show you how to put together a great vinyl rig using our A2+ Powered Desktop Speakers. So I decided to go down to my favorite record shop, The Audio Nerd, to show you how easy it is. I’ve chosen to use this Music Hall USB-1 turntable because it has a built-in phono preamp. All I do is chose “line out” on the back of the turntable, then I connect it to my pair of A2+ speakers using the supplied RCA cables. Now I power up the A2+’s and the turntable, and I go and find a great record to spin. That’s all there is to it! This entire system costs about 500 bucks and sound fantastic.

Using Audioengine HD6 with 4th Gen Apple TV and S8

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Our HD6 Premium Powered Speakers feature built-in amplifiers and several inputs including aptX® Bluetooth with an incredible 100’ range. HD6 isn’t just another great-sounding pair of Audioengine powered speakers, but a complete audio system. Here’s how to use HD6 to turn your 4th Generation Apple TV into a powerful home entertainment system. First, make sure your HD6’s are powered up and are ready to pair. Next, go into your Apple TV’s settings and choose Remotes and Devices. Then click on Bluetooth. Under Other Devices, you’ll see Audioengine HD6. Click on that. Apple TV will pair with your speakers and will send the audio signal directly to HD6. If you want a more floor-shaking movie experience, connect an S8 Powered Subwoofer …

What is a DAC? Using Audioengine D1 with A5+

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DAC stands for Digital to Analog Converter. Sometimes people call them Digital Audio Converters, too. DAC’s are inside almost any device that holds or receives a digital file and has to convert it into sound. Our ears can’t actually hear digital music. It has to be converted into analog sine waves that speakers can play first. Your computer, your phone, your TV; all of these and more have DAC’s. Not very good DAC’s, but they have them. That’s why we make external DAC amplifiers. Think of them as high definition external sound cards. Using an Audioengine DAC is extremely easy. In this video, we show you use our D1 DAC Amplifier with an iMac and our A5+ Premium Powered Speakers.

W3 Wireless Audio Adapter: An Unsung Hero

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It’s fair to say we’re known primarily as a powered speaker company. But if you look in our Store, you’ll find that we have twice as many products that fall outside the powered speaker category than those that fall within it. One of those products is the W3 Wireless Audio Adapter. Using our W3 Wireless Audio Adapter couldn’t be easier. It turns any powered speaker into a wireless one, and can even be used as a source into your stereo receiver or preamp. Check out the video to see how to use W3 to effectively convert our A2+ or A5+ powered speakers into wireless speakers.

The Easy Way to Get Multi-room Sound with Bluetooth

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Ever wanted to create a multi-room sound system using your Audioengine Bluetooth speakers? Well, Mac users have a good reason to be happy because multi-zone audio is built-in to OS X! Here’s how you do it. OS X will list all of the Bluetooth devices in range. To pair with any or all of the available Bluetooth devices, click on the pair button next to each device’s name. Once you’re inside your sound preferences, you will see “Multi-Output Device” listed under the “Output” tab. Select it, and you’re all set to enjoy your music all throughout your house.

Bluetooth: The Right Choice for Wireless Audio

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In this article we’ll explain why we focus on Bluetooth as our go-to technology for wireless audio. We’ll also discuss the steps taken to ensure the Bluetooth sound you hear through Audioengine products is the best it can possibly be, as well as being competitive with other wireless audio products on the market. Over the years, we’ve evaluated and considered every wireless audio technology available, but Bluetooth really is the only one that’s instantly compatible with everything. It works with every smartphone, tablet, and computer. Bluetooth also works with every music streaming service and with every audio-capable app on your devices. It’s available in more products from more brands than anyone could possibly count.