Community DS8-B
Distributed Design Series 8" 2-Way Coaxial Surface Mount Loudspeaker in Black


The Community Distributed Design Series DS8 is a full-range, compact, two-way system, ideal for installations where space is a premium. Easily outperforming loudspeakers of a larger size format, the DS8 provides high power handling, high sensitivity and realistic sound reproduction. With a modern architectural appearance that aesthetically merges well in most environments, combined with weather-resistant capability suitable for indirect outdoor use, the DS8 can be used in a wide variety of speech and music applications. It is equipped with a built-in autoformer, allowing the full loudspeaker output to be realized with 70V or 100V distribution lines. A convenient front-accessible power tap switch is hidden behind a rotatable logo. Installation is simple and flexible using the included Infin-A-Ball™ multi-angle wall mounting bracket which allows low profile mounting and precise positioning of the enclosure over a broad tiltswivel range.

Community DS8 Features:

  • Modern architectural design
  • Same components and voicing as the Distributed Design ceiling loudspeaker family
  • High efficiency, high output, high intelligibility, low distortion
  • Paintable enclosure constructed of high-impact ABS plastic to reduce resonances
  • Front-accessible power tap switch for selectable 8 Ohm or 70V/100V operation
  • Infin-A-Ball™ low profile mounting bracket included
  • Weather-resistant construction with treated drivers, two-layer powder coated grilles and protected wiring ingress

Community DS8 Specifications:

  • Loudspeaker Type: Two-way, full-range, coaxial surface mount loudspeaker, 8 Ohm or 70V/100V operation
  • Operating Range:  60 Hz - 22 kHz
  • Frequency Response:  70 Hz - 20 kHz (±4.3 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
  • Sensitivity (1W/1m):  95 dB SPL (125 Hz to 12.5 kHz 1/3 octave bands); 96 dB SPL (250 Hz to 4 kHz speech range)
  • Maximum Output:  117 dB SPL / 124 dB SPL (peak 8 ohm)
  • Nominal Impedance:  8 Ohms
  • Minimum Impedance:  6.5 Ohms @ 220 Hz
  • Nominal Coverage:  115º conical (+46° / -46°, 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, 24 dB/Oct high pass filter
  • Drivers: LF 1x 8" cone; HF 1x 1.25" exit compression driver
  • Driver Protection:  Self-resetting solid state circuit breaker
  • Input Connection:  4-screw Euroblock connector for two pair of 2-wire leads (uninterrupted whether the loudspeaker is connected or not) concealed in the base of the mounting bracket; and a 2-pin Euroblock connector on the loudspeaker enclosure
  • Controls:  Front-accessible wattage / low impedance selector switch hidden behind the rotatable logo
  • Enclosure:  ABS plastic, matte finish, paintable
  • Finish:  Black
  • Mounting/Rigging Provisions:  Infin-A-Ball™ mounting system with hidden internal wiring
  • Grille:  Dual-layer powder coated steel
  • Safety Features:  Built-in safety cable attachment loop
  • Environmental:  IP55 rated loudspeakers, IP56 rated connector cover, designed to Mil Spec 810
  • Required Accessories:  Electronic high pass filter
  • Supplied Accessories:  Infin-A-Ball™ mounting bracket, Hex wrench, Flathead screwdriver
  • Optional Accessories:  DS-WMP Wall Mount Plate
  • Dimensions:
    • Height:  18.5 inches (470 mm)
    • Width:  9 inches (230 mm)
    • Depth:  10.1 inches (257 mm)
  • Weight (without bracket):  17.6 lbs (8 kg)
  • Weight (with bracket):  18.2 lbs (8.3 kg)
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