Easily fitting locations where larger models cannot, the Distributed Design Series D5 provides designers and installers with an exciting new tool for high-end ceiling-mount loudspeaker systems. This innovative product provides performance normally associated with 6-inch or larger models, at a 4-inch budget. The D5's capabilities include powerful, clear paging, background music, and mid-level foreground music, while uniform voicing technology makes it easy to combine the D5 with other members of the Distributed Design product family. The D5 is particularly effective when augmented with the D10SUB or larger full-range models in the series.

True coaxial design boasts separate magnets for the LF and HF drivers for reduced distortion and industry-leading sensitivity. Providing 3 dB to 6 dB greater output level than competing products, the D5 typically requires only half the amplification power. 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.

Exclusive Drop-Stop™ and Twist-Assist™ tabs allow single-handed placement to speed installation and reduce labour time. Drop-Stop's spring-loaded legs support the back can on the included tile rails and snap-on C-ring, so that the installer no longer needs to hold the can against the tile while tightening the clamps. Twist-Assist performs a similar function for the baffle assembly: when the loudspeaker back cans are pre-installed into a conduit system for termination at a later date, a simple twist of the baffle into the back can brings the Twist-Assist clips together, supporting the baffle assembly while the installer fastens the screws.

The front-face wattage selector switch enables quick adjustment of 70V/100V tap levels. A variety of installation accessories are available to accommodate different ceiling materials. The D5 face-only assembly and back can are also available for separate purchase.


Loudspeaker Type 2-way, full-range, coaxial loudspeaker
Operating Range 80 Hz / 20 kHz (+/- 5 dB)
Max Input Ratings (8 ohm)
100 W continuous, 150 W program
Wattage Tap Selections 60 / 30 / 15 watts @ 100 V
60 / 30 / 15 / 7.5 watts @ 70 V
Sensitivity 1W/1m 93 dB
Maximum Output 113 dB SPL / 119 dB SPL (peak 8 ohm)
Nominal Impedance 8 Ohms
Nominal Dispersion

115º conical (1 kHz to 6 kHz)
130º conical (500 Hz to 6 kHz)

Crossover Frequency 1.6 kHz
Recommended Signal Processing 65 Hz high pass filter
Drivers LF 1 x 5"
HF 1 x 1"exit compression driver
Driver Protection Self resetting solid state breaker
Input Connection Removable Phoenix terminal block
Controls Front face tapping selector
Enclosure Zinc plated steel back can, ABS baffle
Finish White grille and baffle
Mounting / Rigging Provisions 3 steel mounting clamps
Grille White powder coated steel
Supplied Accessories C-ring supporting plate
Tile support bridge rails
Paint mask
Cut-out template
Flat screwdriver
Optional Accessories D5-FAR Face Adapter Ring
D5-CATR Can Adapter / Trim Ring
D5-NCB New Construction Bracket
Hole Cutter - Canford - Part No. 55-688
Hole Cutter - Toolstation - Part No. 84341
Dimensions Depth: 174 mm (6.83")
Diameter: 242 mm (9.53")
Cutout: 222 mm (8.75")
Weight 4.7 kg (10.4 lbs)

Community D5 high quality coaxial ceiling speaker


  • High intelligibility
  • Exceptional uniform coverage
  • Consistent, wide dispersion up to 16 kHz
  • True coaxial drivers
  • Tru-Phase™ high-frequency waveguide
  • Patented Carbon Ring Cone Technology™
  • Spring loaded Drop-Stop™ installation assistant tabs
  • C-ring to simplify installation
  • Tile bridge support rails and snap-on C-ring support
  • Twist-Assist™ loudspeaker face retainer tabs
  • ¾-inch and 1-inch knock-outs on back can
  • External loop-through Euroblock connectors
  • Rear cover with cable clamp and conduit knockout
  • Selectable 8 ohm or 70V/100V operation
  • Back can and face-only packages available
  • Five year warranty


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