Community R.35-3896W
Full-Range 3-Way 8-Inch Weather-Resistant Loudspeaker in White

OUR PART #  R.35-3896W

The innovative triaxial design on the Community R.35-3896W delivers musical quality and detail better than many larger loudspeakers. Community's exclusive MultiSource Waveguide™ system sums dual midrange compression drivers and a 1-inch exit HF driver into a single point source with a 90° x 60° pattern of dispersion. It's designed to offer premium quality music reproduction with exceptional clarity, and is an excellent choice for sightline-friendly, medium-projection sports venue music systems as a flatter, higher output alternative to the Community R.25. It features an attractive, paintable ABS enclosure with included 200W autoformer and Voice/Music switch.

Community R-Series
From the compact R.25 and R.5 models on to the powerful R6-51, there's a Community R-Series made for every installation. Highly weather-resistant for outdoor usage, but very much at home indoors as well, the R-Series provides remarkable voice clarity and sound projection capability. R-Series systems are found in the world’s premier amusement parks, sports arenas, cruise ships, and race tracks as well as countless university and high school sports fields. All R-Series loudspeaker enclosures are warranted for structural integrity for 15 years.

Applications include:

  • Theme and Amusement Parks
  • Outdoor Entertainment Centers
  • Malls, Fairgrounds, Race Tracks
  • Multipurpose Indoor/Outdoor Venues
  • Stadiums and Arenas
  • Swimming pools
  • Athletic Fields
  • Convention Centers
  • Cruise Ships
  • Factories

Community R.35-3896W Features:

  • Excellent musicality and intelligibility, low distortion, and high sensitivity and output
  • Weather-resistant, compact, matte finish paintable high impact ABS plastic modified-trapezoidal enclosure
  • NeverWet™ treated grille and LF driver cones, polymer HF and MR diaphragms, and moisture-sealed crossover
  • Corrosion-resistant zinc-rich epoxy dual-layer powder coated (DLPC) steel grille and low-profile yoke
  • Innovative MultiSource Waveguide™ (MSW) horn design for high frequency and dual midrange drivers
  • 200W autoformer (standard)
  • White finish standard. Custom colors available upon request (contact your Sales Pro)
  • Five-year product warranty / Fifteen-year enclosure warranty

Community R.35-3896W Specifications:


  • Loudspeaker Type: Full-range, three-way, triaxial, weather-resistant
  • Operating Range: 80 Hz to 16 kHz (-10 dB)
  • Frequency Response: 120 Hz to 12.5 kHz (-3 dB)
  • Nominal Beamwidth (-6dB): 90° x 60° , 1.6 kHz to 10 kHz
  • Max Input Ratings:
    • 400W RMS, 800W Program
    • 56 volts RMS, 113 volts momentary peak
  • Autoformer Taps;
    • 70V: 200W, 100W, 50W, 25W, and low impedance
    • 100V: 200W, 100W, 50W
  • Maximum Output:
    • Music: 124 dB (130 dB peak)
    • Speech: 126 dB (132 dB peak)
  • Sensitivity (1W / 1m) Free Space SPL:
    • Music:
      • 98 dB (125 Hz - 10 kHz)
      • 97 dB (250 Hz - 4 kHz)
    • Speech:
      • 100 dB (125 Hz - 10 kHz)
      • 99 dB (250 Hz - 4 kHz)
  • Nominal Impedance:
    • Music: 8 ohms, 6 ohms @ 9 kHz minimum
    • Speech: 8 ohms, 4.1 ohms @ 8 kHz minimum
  • Axial Q / DI: 11.6/10.7, 1.6 kHz to 10 kHz
  • Crossover Frequency: 850 Hz, 2.7 kHz
  • Recommended High Pass: 80 Hz 24 dB / Octave
  • Recommended Amplifier : 800W to 1200W at 8 Ohms
  • Triaxial Transducers:
    • Low Frequency: 1 x 8" Carbon ring NeverWet™* treated cone, 3" VC
    • Middle Range: 2 x 2.35" MultiSource Waveguide™ compression
    • High Frequency: 1 x 1" exit compression

* NeverWet is a registered trademark of NeverWet, LLC.


  • Input Connection: NL4 Speakon-type connector for low impedance operation only; and 7-position terminal strip for low impedance or constant voltage operation
  • Controls: Music / speech switch, 70V/100V operation jumper
  • Enclosure: ABS plastic, matte finish, paintable
  • Finish: White (standard)
  • Mounting/Rigging Provisions: Two (2) M8 rigging points, zinc-rich epoxy DLPC yoke, included integral safety cable mounting point
  • Grille: 3-layer Weather-Stop™ featuring NeverWet™ treated polyester mesh, foam, zinc-rich DLPC perforated steel color-matched to enclosure
  • Input Panel Weather Cover: Color-matched ABS plastic with 13.5mm ID gland nut installed in .82" knockout
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 11" x 13" x 13.5" (279 x 330 x 343 mm)
  • Loudspeaker Weight:
    • Product: 34 lbs (15.4 kg) with included yoke
    • Shipping: 40 lbs (18.1 kg)
  • Environmental: IP55W per IEC 529 at the recommended 5° down-tilt, designed to MIL-STD-810G

NOTE: All wattage figures are calculated using the rated impedance.

Community strives to improve its products on a continual basis. Specifications are therefore subject to change without notice.

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