Bruce Howze, a creatively inclined loudspeaker designer working in Pennsylvania with influential bands such as Jefferson Airplane, was keenly aware that 2-way sound systems based on equipment from movie theaters were no longer viable. These had unacceptable limitations in coverage, clarity, and portability, largely due to their massive size, weight, and the lack of midrange output of their loudspeakers, a result of their limited 2-way design.
Determined to solve these problems, Howze came up with an original idea that would revolutionize the technology of live sound. To improve the clarity and coverage of loudspeakers and reduce their weight, he designed and engineered lightweight horns and enclosures from fiberglass, a radically different material for that application. This breakthrough eventually led to the foundation of Community Light & Sound in 1968 and landmark products such as the LMF, a round compression-loaded fiberglass horn driven by a 12″ cone that specifically addressed the lack of midrange output. The focus on the importance of the midrange frequencies and use of fiberglass immediately set Community apart from its competitors and became central to its ongoing legend.
After 40 years, Bruce Howze is still the Chief Engineer at Community and with his team, exciting and innovative products are still being designed and manufactured.
These days Community’s products are aimed squarely at the installed sound market. The product portfolio includes loudspeakers that can form the basis of a sound system in virtually and venue, be that a church, stadium, train station, nightclub or theatre.Visit Site
C Series consists of in-ceiling loudspeakers are designed to deliver good quality sound with wide, uniform coverage in paging and BGM applications.
Ranging from 4.5-inch to 8-inch systems, the series features three models, each of the three full-range models is a true coaxial loudspeaker, with a compression driver concentrically located so that high frequencies emerge through the centre of the low-frequency driver's magnetic structure and cone via a precisely contoured Tru-PhaseTMHF waveguide. The 6 inch version is also available in black or white as standard.
For applications requiring performance of the C Series ceiling products, but where ceiling mounting isn't desired or practical then there is a 6" surface mount product, and a 6" pendant version.
D Series consists of in-ceiling loudspeakers are designed to deliver exceptionally high quality sound with wide, uniform coverage. The series debuts Community's innovative Drop-StopTM and Twist-AssistTM features, to make the installation process easier, faster and safer. Drop-StopTM and Twist-AssistTM are unique features which really aid installation, providing that elusive ‘third hand' installers frequently desire.
The Drop-StopTM feature provides spring-loaded legs to support the back can on the included rails, so the installer no longer needs to hold the can against the tile while tightening the clamps. Installation Assistant Tabs snap over the C-Ring Support to temporarily hold the back can in place.
Twist-AssistTM performs a similar function for the baffle assembly when the loudspeaker back cans are pre-installed to a conduit system for later termination. A simple twist of the baffle into the back can brings the Twist-AssistTM clips together so the baffle assembly is self-supporting while the installer fastens the screws. Twist-Assist
Ranging from 4.5-inch to 10-inch systems, the series features seven models including five full-range, standard-depth back can designs, a low-profile model for installations where limited depth is available, and a 10-inch subwoofer system for applications where extra bass is needed. Each of the six full-range models is a true coaxial loudspeaker, with a compression driver concentrically located so that high frequencies emerge through the centre of the low-frequency driver's magnetic structure and cone via a precisely contoured Tru-PhaseTMHF waveguide.
For applications requiring performance of the D Series ceiling products, but where ceiling mounting isn't desired or practical then there are 5" and 8" surface mount products, and 6" and 8" pendant versions.