Before I started using a Razer Leviathan as my primary speaker setup for all computing and gaming needs, I made use of (and reviewed) the entire line of Audioengine speakers — the B2, A2+, A5+ and the odd-child, the P4W. I was tipped by my friends at AE that eventually, at some point, new powered speakers would arrive.
Today is finally that day, and I’m interested in what their performance might be. The Audioengine HD6 is a take on the modern speaker, while also becoming Audioengine’s new flagship speaker. It comes in cherry or red (hello, holidays) and will retail for $749 a pair.
Bluetooth aptX support, 3.5mm audio, RCA and digital optic inputs all are means of getting sound through these gorgeous bookshelf speakers, but it’s specs and audio quality that you’re paying such a premium for. Also: detachable grills, in case you want minimalism or expose the audiophile aesthetic.
Power output is at a solid 150W peak output (50W RMS, 75W peak per channel), through 5.5″ Kevlar woofers and 1″ silk dome tweeters, 24-bit input/DAC and an aluminum remote control.
They’re available starting today, through Audioengine and its retail partners. Hopefully I’ll be getting my hands on a pair, and will report back on their performance.