Community DP8-W
2 Way 8" High Output Pendant Loudspeaker in White, 8 ohm or 70V Operation


The Community DP8 is a high performance 8-inch pendant loudspeaker designed for open architecture spaces or any location where a stylish pendant form factor is desired. Featuring high power handling, high sensitivity and realistic sound reproduction, the DP8 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.

Uniform voicing means that the DP8 can be combined with other ceiling and surface mount models in the Distributed Design Series without compromising consistency from zone to zone. The genuine coaxial design uses separate magnets for the LF and HF drivers for reduced distortion and industry-leading sensitivity, thereby 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.

An easy-access selector switch is conveniently located on the face of the loudspeaker for selectable 8 ohm or 70V/100V operation, while an integrated rear cover hides all wiring and hanging hardware for an aesthetically pleasing installation. Two 15-foot (4.5m) long 2mm (0.77?) high tensile galvanized steel wire rope suspension cables with integrated spring clips for attaching the cable to the enclosure are included, along with Gripple® brand adjustable height cable fasteners. Optional accessories include 30ft (9.1m) and 50ft (15.2m) hang kits, a replacement Gripple® speed clamp and trimmable 14ft (4.3m) decorative split loom tubing.

The powerful and versatile Distributed Design DP8 provides high quality paging and musical performance suitable for retail environments, restaurants, resorts, and numerous other applications where the importance of sonic quality cannot be ignored.

Community DP8 Includes:

  • Two PHK-15 pendant hang kits
  • Enclosure ABS plastic rear cover
  • Rear cover ingress weather plug

Community DP8 Features:

  • Stylish, contoured contemporary pendant design
  • Same components and voicing as the Distributed Design ceiling and surface mount loudspeaker family
  • Consistent, wide dispersion up to 16 kHz
  • True coaxial loudspeakers with HF compression drivers
  • Tru-Phase™ high-frequency waveguide
  • Patented Carbon Ring Cone Technology™
  • High efficiency, high output, high intelligibility, low distortion
  • Paintable enclosure constructed of high-impact ABS plastic to reduce resonances
  • Easy-access power tap switch for selectable 8 ohm or 70V/100V operation
  • Integrated rear cover hiding all wires and hanging hardware
  • Weather-resistant construction with treated drivers and two layer powder coated grilles
  • ETL listed to comply with UL1480
  • Available in standard black or white finishes
  • Five-year warranty

Community DP8 Specifications:

  • Operating Range:  60 Hz - 22 kHz
  • Frequency Response:  80 Hz - 20 kHz (± 5dB)
  • Max Input Ratings (8 ohm):  150W continuous, 375W program, 34.6 volts RMS, 69.3 volts momentary peak
  • Transformer Taps:
    • 70V:  120W, 60W, 30W, 15W and low impedance
    • 100V:  120W, 60W, 30W
  • Sensitivity (1W/1m):  95 dB SPL (120 Hz to 12.5kHz 1/3 octave bands); 94 dB SPL (250 Hz to 4 kHz speech range)
  • Maximum Output:  117 dB SPL / 123 dB SPL (peak 8ohm)
  • Nominal Impedance:  8 ohms
  • Minimum Impedance:  5.6 ohms @ 200 Hz
  • Nominal Coverage:  100º conical (1 Hz to 6 kHz);115º conical (500 Hz to 6 kHz)
  • Crossover Frequency:  1.3 kHz
  • Drivers:
    • Low Frequency:  1 x 8-inch
    • High Frequency:  1 x 1.25-inch exit compression driver
  • Mounting/Rigging Provisions:  Two PHK-15 pendant hang kits (one for main suspension and one as a safety cable), each including 15ft (4.5m) long 2mm (0.77") high tensile galvanized steel wire rope suspension cables with integrated spring clips for attaching the cable to the loudspeaker bracket and Gripple® brand adjustable height cable fasteners.
  • Finish:  Black or White
  • Grille:  Powder coated steel with safety line, black or white finish, paintable
  • Baffle:  Reflex loaded UL 94V-0 rated ABS
  • Safety Features:  Included safety cable. Each cable has an SWL of 99 lbs (45 kg).
  • Safety Agency Ratings:  ETL listed to comply with UL1480 and CSA60065. Suspension system and Gripple® brand cable fastener listed per UL1598 and UL2239, TUV and CSA Class 3426-01 and Class 3426-81.
  • Dimensions:
    • Height:  17.720 inches (450.1 mm) enclosure
    • Diameter:  13.406 inches (340.5 mm) face diameter
  • Weight:  16.5 lbs (7.5 kg) includes cables and Gripples
Add to Cart

We're sorry, only of this item available

Call a Sales Pro at for more information

Serving Contractors, Dealers, and Installers Since 1977

Contact: 1-800-828-0509 / Hours: Mon - Fri 7:00AM - 7:00PM