The Distributed Design D8 rewrites the cost-to-performance equation for high-end ceiling loudspeakers. Able to fulfill a wide variety of needs, the D8 exceeds the performance of competing "high-ceiling" models. Foreground music, high level paging, and augmentation of large music systems as a delay or fill speaker in ancillary zones are all within the capability of this versatile performer.

The D8 can readily be combined with other members of the Distributed Design Series due to Community's exclusive uniform voicing technology. Genuine coaxial design uses separate magnets for the LF and HF drivers for reduced distortion and industry-leading sensitivity, permitting 3 dB to 6 dB greater output level while requiring half the amplification power of competing products.

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 D8 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)
150 W continuous, 375 W program
Wattage Tap Selections 120 / 60 / 30 watts @ 100 V
120 / 60 / 30 / 15 watts @ 70 V
Sensitivity 1W/1m 95 dB
Maximum Output 117 dB SPL / 123 dB SPL (peak 8 ohm)
Nominal Impedance 8 Ohms
Nominal Dispersion

100º conical (1 kHz to 6 kHz)
115º conical (500 Hz to 6 kHz)

Crossover Frequency 1.3 kHz
Recommended Signal Processing 60 Hz high pass filter
Drivers LF 1 x 8"
HF 1 x 1.25"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 4 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 D8-NCB New Construction Bracket
Dimensions Depth: 209 mm (8.21")
Diameter: 330 mm (13")
Cutout: 311 mm (12.25")
Weight 7.4 kg (16.4 lbs)

Community D8 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


Spec Sheet (354 MB)
Brochure (610 KB)
Manual (6.3 MB)

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