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.