‘New performance dimensions’ for Community’s R-Series
The R-Series of enclosures from Community Professional has expanded by eight new models, with the US manufacturer claiming that the new designs will add ‘new performance dimensions’ to the installation focused range.
First on the list are three new compact models, the R.15COAX, R.35COAX, and R.35-3896, all of which are described as giving ‘systems designers increased flexibility by offering vastly improved music playback, additional coverage patterns and higher output’.
Housed in paintable ABS enclosures, the R.15COAX and R.35COAX use identical 1.25-inch exit HF compression drivers, featuring Community’s Tru-Phase phase plug technology, and Carbon Ring Cone woofer technology, which reportedly allows LF drivers to exhibit cone areas up to 20 per cent larger than standard woofers of the same diameter. Both models feature front-loaded LF drivers – 6.5-inch in the R.15COAX and 10-inch in the R.35COAX. Meanwhile the R.35-3896 is a triaxial 8-inch Carbon Ring Cone speaker boasting the manufacturer’s MultiSource Waveguide, which integrates the output from dual midrange compression drivers and a 1-inch exit HF compression driver into a single coherent source. Fully passive, it is voiced for flat musical reproduction without EQ.
Also new are five new R-MAX products – the R.5-66MAX, R.5-96MAX, R2-64MAX, R2-66MAX, and R2-94MAX. They are described as ‘the most well behaved, flattest musical response, premium loudspeakers ever offered in the R-Series’.
Designed to produce ‘high intelligibility and high broadband output’, the loudspeakers include 1.4-inch exit HF drivers and 600W neodymium woofers. Chris Barrow, Community’s director of product marketing, commented: ‘The R-MAX products are the best sounding R-Series loudspeakers we have ever produced. They are not just great outdoor loudspeakers, they are great loudspeakers period’.