Audioengine HD6 Home Music System


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Our flagship HD6 premium powered speakers are a complete home music system with bold stereo sound that fills any room. It features wired and wireless connections, including digital optical from your TV, aptX-HD Bluetooth from your phone, tablet, or computer, or good old analog from a turntable or prized tape deck.

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 powered speaker to the right passive speaker using the included upgraded speaker wire with banana plug tips. Finally, plug in your music (cell phone, turntable, computer, laptop, etc.) with the supplied cables or via Bluetooth 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

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 your TV set as long as there are analog outputs available. Any of our speakers will provide a greatly enhanced TV audio experience with a wider sound stage 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.

How would I connect a subwoofer to the HD6 speakers?

For starters, you will need to use a powered subwoofer with analog inputs (either RCA or 3.5mm). Simply connect the subwoofer to the RCA outputs found on the back of the HD6 speakers. If your subwoofer only has a 3.5mm input, you could pick up a 3.5mm to 2-Male RCA Adapter cable to bridge the connection between your subwoofer and the HD6 speakers.


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?

Absolutely! You can connect any Audioengine speaker with an analog output to any Sonos product that has the Line-In feature. You can also connect any Audioengine passive speakers into an existing Sonos system using the Sonos Amp.
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.

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 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!

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.


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.


Connects to TVs with an Optical output
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
Subwoofer output
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 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.

Type: Powered Bluetooth aptX HD speaker system

Amplifier Type: Class AB

Power Output: 150 W peak power total (50 W RMS / 75 W peak per channel), AES

Drivers: 5.5″ aramid fiber woofers, 1″ silk dome tweeters

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

Outputs: RCA variable line-out

Input Voltages: 115/240 V, 50/60 Hz manually switchable

SNR: >95 dB (typical A-weighted)

THD+N: <0.05% at all power settings Crosstalk / <50 dB

Frequency Response: 50 Hz-22 kHz ±1.5 dB

Analog Input Impedence: 48K ohms 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: 10 W, Mute: 6 W, Sleep: 4 W


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