Community Professional Loudspeakers is launching its new Distributed Design Series of ceiling loudspeakers.
"Designed for high quality sound with very wide, uniform coverage, the series debuts Community's innovative Drop-Stop and Twist-Assist features, making the installation process easier, faster and safer," the company says.
The Drop-Stop feature provides spring-loaded legs to support the back-can on the included rails and C-ring, so 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 later termination, 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.ff
The series comprises seven products, including five full-range, standard-depth back-can models. The D4 is a 60W, 4.5-inch model; the D5 and D6 are 5- and 6-inch 100W models; the D8 is an 8-inch, 150W design, and the D10 is a 10-inch, 200W model.
Also available is the D4LP, a low-profile, shallow back-can model that is only 3.6 inches (92mm) deep, for installations where available depth is limited. Completing the range is theD10SUB, a 200W 10-inch subwoofer that provides powerful LF reinforcement for entertainment applications.
Each of the full-range models is a true coaxial loudspeaker, with a compression driver concentrically located so that high frequencies emerge through the center of the low-frequency driver's magnetic structure and cone via a precisely contoured Tru-Phase HF waveguide. This special construction is designed to provide consistent, wide dispersion up to 16 kHz, all but eliminating high-frequency beaming. Further pattern improvement is achieved by precisely mounting the low frequency driver (and its concentric HF driver) dead-center in the baffle, as contrasted to the offset designs used by others.
AvailabilityThe Distributed Design Series can be used in 8 Ohm or 70V/100V line applications, and will be available for sale in December 2010.