Community D5-COMMUNITY
Distributed Design 5" 2-Way High Output Coaxial Ceiling Speaker


Easily fitting locations where larger models cannot, Community's Distributed Design Series D5 provides designers and installers with an exciting new tool for high-end ceiling-mount loudspeaker systems. This innovative product provides performance normally associated with 6-inch or larger models, at a 4-inch budget. The D5’s capabilities include powerful, clear paging, background music, and mid-level foreground music, while uniform voicing technology makes it easy to combine the D5 with other members of the Distributed Design product family. The D5 is particularly effective when augmented with the D10SUB or larger full-range models in the series.

True coaxial design boasts separate magnets for the LF and HF drivers for reduced distortion and industry-leading sensitivity. Providing 3 dB to 6 dB greater output level than competing products, the D5 typically requires only half the amplification power. 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 D5 face-only assembly and back can are also available for separate purchase.

Community D5 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 D5 Specifications:

  • Loudspeaker Type:  Two-way, full-range, coaxial ceiling loudspeaker, 8 Ohm or 70V/100V operation
  • Operating Range:  65 Hz - 22 kHz
  • Frequency Response:  80 Hz - 20 kHz (+/- 5 dB)
  • Max Input Ratings (8 Ohm):  100W continuous, 250W program, 28 volts RMS, 63 volts momentary peak
  • Transformer Taps:
    • 70V:  60W, 30W, 15W, 7.5W and low impedance
    • 100V:  60W, 30W, 15W
  • Distortion:
    • 500 Hz, 10% Full Power:  2.28% 2nd Harmonic, 0.43% 3rd Harmonic
    • 500 Hz, 1% Full Power:  1.12% 2nd Harmonic, 0.42% 3rd Harmonic
    • 2 kHz, 10% Full Power:  1.14% 2nd Harmonic, 0.35% 3rd Harmonic
    • 2 kHz, 1% Full Power:  0.30% 2nd Harmonic, 0.15% 3rd Harmonic
    • 8 kHz, 10% Full Power:  0.48% 2nd Harmonic, 0.01% 3rd Harmonic
    • 8 kHz, 1% Full Power:  0.16% 2nd Harmonic, 0.03% 3rd Harmonic
  • Sensitivity (1W/1m):  93 dB SPL (125 Hz to 12.5 kHz 1/3 octave bands); 91 dB SPL (250 Hz to 4 kHz speech range)
  • Maximum Output:  113 dB SPL / 119 dB SPL (peak 8 Ohm)
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Minimum Impedance:  6.9 Ohms @ 250 Hz
  • Nominal Coverage:  115º conical (1 kHz to 6 kHz); 130º conical (500 Hz to 6 kHz)
  • Axial Q / DI:  4.5 / 6.5, 500 Hz to 6 kHz
  • Crossover Frequency:  1.6 kHz
  • Recommended Signal Processing:  65 Hz high pass filter
  • Drivers:  LF 1x 5", HF 1x 1" 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 NFPA 70 and NFPA 90.
  • Face-Only / Back Can Options:  D5-FO Face-Only Assembly, D45-BC Back Can
  • Required Accessories:  Electronic high pass filter
  • Supplied Accessories:  C-Ring supporting plate, tile support bridge rails, grille, paint mask, cut-out template, flat screwdriver
  • Optional Accessories:
    • D45-FAR Face Adapter Ring
    • D45-CATR Can Adapter Ring / Trim Ring
    • D45-NCB New Construction Bracket
  • Dimensions:
    • Width:  9.768" (248.1 mm) bezel diameter
    • Depth:  6.788" (172.4 mm) can depth
    • Cutout Diameter:  8.75" (222 mm)
  • Weight:  10.4 lbs (4.7 kg)

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