Community D8 Two Way High Output Ceiling Loudspeakers - Pair


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CMTY-D8 - Overview

The Distributed Design D8 rewrites the cost-to-performance equation for high-end ceiling loudspeakers. Able to fulfill a wide variety of needs, the D8 exceeds the performance of competing "high-ceiling" models. Foreground music, high-level paging, and augmentation of large music systems as a delay or fill speaker in ancillary zones are all within the capability of this versatile performer.

The D8 can readily be combined with other members of the Distributed Design Series due to Community's exclusive uniform voicing technology. Genuine coaxial design uses separate magnets for the LF and HF drivers for reduced distortion and industry-leading sensitivity, permitting 3 dB to 6 dB greater output level while requiring half the amplification power of competing products.

The proprietary Tru-Phase waveguide and perfectly centered driver produce a consistently wide conical polar response up to 16 kHz. Community's patented Carbon Ring Cone Technology increases the effective cone area to further reduce distortion while reinforcing the cone for improved durability.

Exclusive Drop-Stop and Twist-Assist tabs allow single-handed placement to speed installation and reduce labor time. Drop-Stop's spring-loaded legs support the back can on the included tile rails and snap-on C-ring, so that the installer no longer needs to hold the can against the tile while tightening the clamps. Twist-Assist performs a similar function for the baffle assembly: when the loudspeaker back cans are pre-installed into a conduit system for termination at a later date, a simple twist of the baffle into the back can brings the Twist-Assist clips together, supporting the baffle assembly while the installer fastens the screws.

The front-face wattage selector switch enables quick adjustment of 70V/100V tap levels. A variety of installation accessories are available to accommodate different ceiling materials. The D8 face-only assembly and back can are also available for separate purchase.

  • Features:

    • High intelligibility with exceptional uniform coverage
    • Consistent, wide dispersion up to 16 kHz
    • True coaxial loudspeakers with HF compression drivers
    • Tru-Phase high-frequency waveguide
    • Patented Carbon Ring Cone Technology
    • Spring loaded Drop-Stop installation assistant tabs support the back can on the included rails and C-ring to simplify installation
    • Uniquely designed tile bridge support rails and snap-on C-ring support plates prevent sag
    • Twist-Assist loudspeaker face retainer tabs for fast and easy installation
    • 3/4-inch and 1-inch knock-outs on the sides of the back can
    • External loop-through Euroblock connectors
    • Rear cover with integrated cable clamp (strain relief) and optional conduit knockout
    • Selectable 8 ohm or 70V/100V operation
    • Sold by the pair only
    • Back can and face-only packages available
    • Five year warranty
  • Specifications:

    • Transducers: LF - 1 x 8", HF - 1 x 1.25" exit compression driver.
    • Operating Range: 60 Hz - 22 kHz.
    • Sensitivity (1W/1m): 95 dB.
    • Power Handling: 150W continuous @ 8 ohms.
    • Continuous Max Output: 117 dB (123 dB Peak).
    • 70V/100V Autoformer: 120W, 60W, 30W, 15W (@70V only).
    • Nominal Beamwidth (H x V): 115° Conical.
    • Finish: Corrosion-resistant zinc plated steel can, white paintable ABS baffle, matched dual-layer powder-coated steel grille.
    • Dimensions (H x Dia): 8.2" x 13.2" (207 x 336 mm).
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