Community D8
Distributed Design 8" 2-Way High Output Coaxial Ceiling Speaker


Community's Distributed Design D8 rewrites the cost-to-performance equation for high-end ceiling loudspeakers.
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Community's 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.

Community D8 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" and 1" 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
  • Back can and face-only packages available
  • Five year warranty

Community D8 Specifications:

  • Loudspeaker Type:  Two-way, full-range, coaxial ceiling loudspeaker, 8 Ohm or 70V/100V operation
  • Operating Range:  60 Hz - 22 kHz
  • Frequency Response:  80 Hz - 20 kHz (+/- 5 dB)
  • Max Input Ratings (8 Ohm):  150W continuous, 375W program, 35 volts RMS, 77 volts momentary peak
  • Transformer Taps:
    • 70V:  120W, 60W, 30W, 15W and low impedance
    • 100V:  120W, 60W, 30W
  • Distortion:
    • 500 Hz, 10% Full Power: 1.28% 2nd Harmonic, 1.14% 3rd Harmonic
    • 500 Hz, 1% Full Power:  0.09% 2nd Harmonic, 0.55% 3rd Harmonic
    • 2 kHz, 10% Full Power:  0.45% 2nd Harmonic, 0.23% 3rd Harmonic
    • 2 kHz, 1% Full Power:  0.09% 2nd Harmonic, 0.11% 3rd Harmonic
    • 8 kHz, 10% Full Power:  2.52% 2nd Harmonic, 0.02% 3rd Harmonic
    • 8 kHz, 1% Full Power:  0.71% 2nd Harmonic, 0.02% 3rd Harmonic
  • Sensitivity (1W/1m):  95 dB SPL (120 Hz to 12.5 kHz 1/3 octave bands); 94 dB SPL (250 Hz to 4 kHz speech range)
  • Maximum Output:  117 dB SPL / 123 dB SPL (peak 8 Ohm)
  • Nominal Impedance:  8 Ohms
  • Minimum Impedance:  6.7 Ohms @ 220 Hz
  • Nominal Coverage:  100Âş conical (1 kHz to 6 kHz); 115Âş conical (500 Hz to 6 kHz)
  • Axial Q / DI:  5.7 / 7.6, 500 Hz to 6 kHz
  • Crossover Frequency:  1.3 kHz
  • Recommended Signal Processing:  60 Hz high pass filter
  • Drivers:  LF 1x 8", HF 1x 1.25" exit compression driver
  • Driver Protection:  Self-resetting solid state circuit breaker
  • Input Connection:  4-position Euroblock connector
  • Controls:  Front-face wattage / low impedance selector switch
  • Enclosure:  Corrosion-resistant zinc plated steel
  • Mounting/Rigging Provisions:  4 steel mounting clamps with 3-inch grip range
  • Grille:  Powder coated steel with safety line,white finish, paintable
  • Baffle:  Reflex loaded UL 94V-0 rated ABS
  • Safety Features:  4x safety hang points
  • Safety Agency Ratings:  ETL listed to comply with UL1480, UL2043 and CSA60065. Suitable for use in air handling spaces per NFPA70 and NFPA 90.
  • Face-Only / Back Can Options:  D8-FO Face-Only Assembly, D8-BC Back Can
  • Required Accessories:  Electronic high passfilter
  • Supplied Accessories:  C-Ring supporting plate, tile support bridge rails, grille, paint mask, cut-out template, flat screwdriver
  • Optional Accessories:  D8-NCB New Construction Bracket
  • Dimensions:
    • Width:  13.209" (335.5 mm) bezel diameter
    • Depth:  8.166" (207.4 mm) can depth
    • Cutout Diameter:  12.25" (311 mm)
  • Weight:  16.4 lbs (7.4 kg)
Community D8-GRL-B D8 Grille in Black
Community D8-GRL-B D8 Grille in Black
The Community D8-GRL-B is an 8" black grille for the D8 ceiling speaker.

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Community D8-NCB New Construction Bracket for D8 Ceiling Speaker
Community D8-NCB New Construction Bracket for D8 Ceiling Speaker
The Community D8-NCB is an optional bracket for installing D8 loudspeakers in new construction before drywall or plaster is put into place.

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