Audioengine announce HDP6 Speakers

Passive aggressive?

by hodg100 Sep 13, 2016 at 10:05 AM

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    Audioengine announce HDP6 Speakers
    Based on the same look and style as its HD6 powered speakers, Audioengine’s HDP6 offer up more flexibility to use your own components by being passive bookshelf loudspeakers.
    The company promises despite the relatively small size in comparison to floor-standers, the HDP6 offer up a sound that can rival them, in terms of delivering a big soundstage, only with easier installation.

    "The HD6 powered speakers are the flagship of our recently-released HD Series, and we felt many customers would appreciate a passive speaker with the same great sound and look so we created the HDP6" says Dave Evans, Audioengine co-founder.

    The HDP6 feature Audioengine proprietary 5.5 inch woofers that are built on solid aluminium frames and sport Kevlar cones and butyl rubber surrounds that are designed to dissipate unwanted resonances. The Ferrofluid-cooled silk dome tweeters are driven with neodymium magnets in order to hold up well under high power and give a smooth response, courtesy of their edge-driven design. Cabinets of 20mm thick MDF and rigid bracing should ensure proper stiffness and mass to reproduce sound without creating parasitic resonances.

    ‘Furniture-grade’ hardwood veneer finishes with aluminium trim accents are available in Walnut and Cherry o, for a look that blends more into the background, you could choose the custom Satin Black automotive finish. Slotted rear bass ports are designed to eliminate wave turbulence and transition low frequency energy from the speaker cabinets into the room.

    Brady Bargenquast, Audioengine co-founder added, "The HDP6 are a solid-performer and an attractive value in their price range. And with identical audio specs as the powered HD6, the new P6's are happily driven by just about any amplifier, stereo system or surround-sound setup."

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