The European launch of the Distributed Design Series of ceiling loudspeakers will take place at ISE 2011, which runs from February 1-3 at the Amsterdam RAI.
Designed for 8 Ohm or 70V/100V line applications, the new product series is comprised of seven products. The full-range, standard-depth back-can models are the 60W 4.5-inch D4, the 100W 5-inch D5, the 100W 6.5-inch D6, the 150W 8-inch D8 and the 200W 10-inch D10. There is also a shallow back-can model for installations where available depth is limited: the low-profile 60W 4.5-inch D4LP, which is 3.6 inches (92mm) deep. Completing the range is the 200W 10-inch D10SUB. Each model is available as a complete unit or the drive unit face plate assembly and the back-can can be purchased separately.
Several features are designed to make the installation process easier, faster and safer. Drop-Stop provides spring-loaded legs which support the back-can on the included rails and C-ring, so that the installer no longer needs to hold the can against the tile while tightening the clamps. When the loudspeaker back cans are installed, the product’s Twist-Assist locking system allows the baffle and loudspeaker assembly to be self-supporting while the installer fastens the screws to the can.
Each of the six full-range models is a true coaxial loudspeaker, with a compression driver concentrically located so that the high frequencies emerge through the centre of the low-frequency driver’s magnetic structure and cone via a precisely contoured Tru-Phase HF waveguide. The driver is mounted dead-centre in the baffle, whilst Community’s patented Carbon Ring Cone Technology increases the effective surface area of the cone. All models in the series comply with ETL standards, including UL1480, UL2043 and CSA60065.
Community will also showcase the ENTASYS column line array, which is now a popular choice for installation into HoWs, theatres, leisure attractions and other public areas.