Audioengine HD5 is a 2-way Powered Bass Reflex Bookshelf speaker by Audioengine. HD5's built-in amplifier provides 100-watt RMS( 150-watt Peak). The built-in power amplifier saves space & eliminates the need to connect Audioengine HD5 to a stereo receiver or external power amp. It features a 0.75" Soft-Dome Tweeter and 1 x 5" Aramid Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 55-22k Hz. Audioengine HD5 has an MSRP of 549$ per pair.
What are the speakers in Audioengine's HD Series?
HD5 is a member of Audioengine's HD series of Powered speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
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What is the Frequency Response of the Audioengine HD5 speaker?
Audioengine HD5 has a Frequency response range of 55-22k Hz at ±3dB. At a minimum frequency of 55 Hz, HD5 will provide an average bass depth so depending on your use case, you may consider supplementing your system with a subwoofer.
To focus on the subwoofers that are in a similar price range with Audioengine HD5, check out the Powered Subwoofers under $750. Alternatively, find the Full list of Powered Subwoofers regardless of the price.
Here we have a comparison of how HD5's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Audioengine HD5 comes with a handheld remote which is obviously very useful to control your powered speakers from a distance.
Audioengine HD5 employs Built-in 5.0 Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from your Bluetooth-enabled devices such as Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC, Mac computers/laptops. HD5 can playback up to 24-bit / 192 kHz with compatible devices.
Inputs and Outputs
- 3.5mm Minijack Input
- RCA Input
- Stereo RCA Subwoofer Output
- Digital Input: Optical
Audioengine HD5 External Dimensions and Weight
Audioengine HD5 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 11.125inch x 7.1875inch x 10.4375inch (283.0 x 183.0 x 266.0mm ).
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of Audioengine HD5 is approximately 486.8cm2 / 75.5inch2.
The speaker with the built-in amplifier weighs 8.00kg / 17.6lbs whereas the other speaker weighs 5.70kg/ 12.5lbs. Here is a comparison of how HD5's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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How does the Audioengine HD5 compare to the Audioengine HD6?
One of the natural alternative to the Audioengine HD5 is the HD6 which is located one step higher in Audioengine's Powered Bookshelf selection.
Check the Detailed Comparison of Audioengine HD5 vs HD6 for more details.
Cabinet type and Materials
Audioengine HD5 has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet. Bass Reflex type loudspeakers (aka Ported, Vented or Reflex Port) have enclosures that uses a port, hole or vent cut into the cabinet. Ported designs are generally more efficient than the Sealed designs.
Audioengine HD5 is a rear-firing port speaker so you have to make sure you leave enough space between the back of the speaker and wall or bookshelf so that it has room to breathe.
Audioengine HD5 is available in Black, Walnut and White.
HD5 doesn't sport any built-in mounting bracket, so you need an external structure to mount it on walls.
Does the Audioengine HD5 come with a Grille?
HD5 comes with magnetic grilles in Black color choices. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound to pass as clearly as possible. Since the included grille of the HD5 is magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
What's in the Box of Audioengine HD5?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of HD5:
Powered speakerPassive speaker2 Grilles (pre-installed)6-feet AC power cordRemote control (CR2025 battery installed)Bluetooth antenna13-feet Speaker cable (banana connectors on each end)5-feet Stereo minijack cable6-feet Stereo RCA cable2 Microfiber speaker bagsMIcrofiber cable bagQuickstart GuideBrochure
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the Audioengine HD5.
- Vibration Isolators: IsoAcoustics isolators more affordable options too.
- Acoustic Panels and Treatments: Your room is as important as your stereo equipment so acoustic treatments goes a long way in improving the overall performance.
- Speaker Stands: Stands bring your bookshelf speakers to ideal height (rule of thumb is to have the tweeter level with your ear in your listening position), helps stability and acoustical isolation.
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the Audioengine HD5, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Audioengine HD5
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Audioengine HD5 speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Audioengine HD5
3 Years of parts warranty and 3 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.