HD6 Home Music System w/ Bluetooth aptX-HD
HD6 Home Music System w/ Bluetooth aptX-HD
w/ Bluetooth aptX-HD
Our flagship HD6 premium powered speakers are a complete home music system with bold stereo sound that fills any room. Wired or wireless connections, including digital optical from your TV, aptX-HD Bluetooth from your phone, or good old analog from that vintage turntable or 80’s Sony tape deck.
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Extended-Range Wireless aptX-HD Bluetooth
Silk Tweeters & Aramid Fiber Woofers
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.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE THEM
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
Extended-range wireless aptX-HD Bluetooth
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.
SMALL SPEAKERS BIG SOUND
FILLS ANY ROOM
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 aptX-HD Bluetooth, 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.
What's in the Box
Questions & Answers
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!
How much latency do Audioengine Bluetooth products have?
Though overall latency can be affected by some external factors (including things like signal strength, how well the source device's manufacturer has implemented it's Bluetooth, and even simply from being physically further away from the speakers) Audioengine Bluetooth products have very low latency when compared to most Bluetooth receivers, around 30 ms.
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
Some people want to upgrade the audio on their TV's but aren't necessarily interested in surround sound. Can I hook up Audioengine speakers to my TV instead of buying a surround sound system or soundbar?
Audioengine speakers can be easily connected to the audio output on your TV set. Any of our speakers will provide a greatly enhanced TV audio experience with a wider soundstage and better imaging than most sound bars.
Do Audioengine speakers have an auto-sleep, idle, or auto-power-off function? Can I leave them on all the time?
Yes they do! They are equipped with a power-saving circuit that turns off the speaker's final stage amp. This idle mode activates right after you stop playing music. Due to this power-saving function, it's perfectly fine for the speakers to stay on all the time!
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 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.
Are Audioengine products compatible with Bluetooth 5.0?
Yes! We incorporate all the relevant functions and features from Bluetooth 5.0 that apply to our products! These features include; extended range, low latency (so that video and audio sync properly), as well as higher level aptX-HD, aptX, and AAC codecs (with the exception of our 512 portable speaker which supports SBC only). Keep in mind that the capability of the source is what controls the Bluetooth experience.
Is Audioengine able to ship orders outside of the US?
We do not sell internationally directly from our website, but you can buy locally in many countries around the world! To buy our products from a local seller, visit this link and enter your location into the map:
Can I connect Alexa to my wireless Audioengine speakers?
Absolutely! To do so:
- Open the Alexa App on your smartphone or tablet (Apple link | Google Play Link)
- Tap the “Devices” icon and select the Echo/Alexa device you want to connect to speakers
- Select “Bluetooth Devices”
- Select “Pair New Device”
- Find your Audioengine wireless speaker on the list of available Bluetooth devices, and select it
Can I use Audioengine speakers with an existing Sonos setup?
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:
I have an Android phone that includes an IR transmitter. Can I use my phone to control the A5+s/HD6s?
Yes! We've been notified that the Android App ZappIR supports the A5+s, so if you have a phone with an IR blaster like the HTC One or the Samsung Galaxy S4 you can use the App to raise or lower the volume of your A5+s or HD6s with your phone!
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.
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.
If I connect my turntable to Audioengine speakers, do I need a phono preamp? or can I simply connect the turntable directly to the analog input?
All turntables require a phono preamp stage before connecting to Audioengine speakers. Many turntables have this built-in , while others do not and would require an external phono preamp. Check the turntable manufacturer’s website or user manual. Some turntables may even include Bluetooth, in which case you can pair and connect them to the speakers wirelessly!
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