Community expands R Series all-weather range
The enclosures of the R Series are UV-resistant roto-moulded with integral points for vertical or horizontal mounting with the supplied yoke and a built-in pole mount on the R.25 for portable use. For all-weather reliability the enclosures are complete with three-layer Weather-Stop grilles. Community's unique PowerSense DDP protection is incorporated in the R.5-COAX models and the new Dyna-Tech circuit on the R.25, to ensure system reliability.
Smallest of the new products is the R.25, which measures just 11.3" x 11.3" x 13.3" (287 x 287 x 338mm). This full-range system uses a horn loaded 8" mid/bass and 0.75" compression HF unit on a 90 x 40 degree horn. The R.5-COAX-66 (and 66T 200W transformer version) uses a direct radiating 12-inch coaxial driver in a 16" x 16" x 16" (406 x 406 x 406mm) enclosure. With 99dB sensitivity, 60 x 60 degree symmetrical dispersion, 500W programme power handling and a frequency response of 50Hz-16kHz (+/- 5dB) the R.5-COAX-66 offers the highest SPL for music playback and speech systems.
For full range music the R.5-COAX-66 can be coupled with the R.5-SUB (and SUB T transformer version), which has a frequency response down to 45Hz. Utilizing the same 16-inch cube enclosure, the R.5-SUB houses a 500W programme 12-inch bass driver. Also incorporated in the SUB, for use in smaller and portable systems, is a 120Hz high-power passive crossover. 70/100V 'T' versions are available for constant voltage systems where cable runs are long. The 'T' versions offer a 200W transformer will very low insertion loss, allowing the addition of "REAL" sub content in a distributed 70/100V system.
If true full-range speech and music and wide coverage are required from a single cabinet, the R.5-COAX-99 (and 99T 200W transformer version) provides a solution, say Community. From the same 16" cube enclosure as the R.5-COAX-66, the 12" coaxial driver fitted in the R.5-COAX-99 provides 90 x 90 degree symmetrical dispersion with an extended frequency response down to 30Hz (-3.5dB), yet still maintains a high sensitivity of 97dB with 500W programme power handling.
For maximum flexibility in system configuration, the Community DXP4800 digital controller is pre-programmed with the parameters required for R.25 and R.5 loudspeakers. The R.5-COAX-66 and R.5-COAX-99 are available now and the R.25 will be available during the first quarter of 2005, say Community.