Community Offers New Loudspeaker System

Aug 19, 2003 12:00 PM, Editors


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At 10.5 inches high and 21.5 inches wide, the sleek, low-profile M12 loudspeaker replaces traditional wedge-shaped floor monitors.

Operable between 55 Hz and 18 kHz, the two-way, bass-ported system houses a 12-inch ferrofluid-cooled woofer and 2-inch, wide-band compression driver coupled with an asymmetrical horn providing full-range output up close or at a distance. Offered in bi-amp or switchable bi-amp/passive configurations, the M12 additionally sports dual-NL4 connectors that are safely tucked out of harm's way in a pocket found at the bottom of the enclosure. Cables arriving at the input panel travel hidden routes within specially molded channels offering the option of both side and rear access to facilitate easy positioning.

With a maximum output of 124dB SPL/131dB SPL (peak), the M12 is available with either a flat-black or flat-white abrasion-resistant, nonreflective Tuf-Coat™ finish. Hidden handles disappear within the stylish all-Fiberglas enclosure, while a "Texas boot-proof" heavy-gauge steel grille offers protection from accidental/deliberate kicks and stompings.

Now shipping, the M12 stage monitor has a suggested retail price of $2,150.

In other company news, Community took the wraps off of its new TLF218 extended low-frequency subwoofer system. Built expressly for use with the company's T-Class components, the dual-18 device provides potent punch, high output and low distortion in a package ideally suited for portable sound reinforcement, dance and nightclub systems, houses of worship, theaters and sporting venues.

When used with a T-Class flybar, the TLF218’s integral fly track facilitates hanging arrays measuring up to eight-deep. The narrow-profile Baltic Birch enclosure additionally shares the T-Class stacking feet and cups, Tuf-Coat™ exterior finish and Ergo-Grip handles, and is outfitted with threaded-T-nuts at the rear for use with an optional caster kit.

The TLF218 employs an innovative combination of techniques that keep voice-coil temperatures down to avoid the reduction in output at higher volumes caused by overheating. Active-Air-cooling utilizes the bass ports to move cooler outside air over the motor structures. Doing its part for this heat-relieving cause, speaker-cone movement acts to move air through a vented magnet pole piece also found in each driver, and balanced cone loading enhances the linearity of the system by equalizing front and rear air loads.

Operable between 30 Hz and 250 Hz, the TLF218 has a nominal impedance of 4 ohms and a maximum input rating of 800W continuous, 2,000W program. Sensitivity is 99 dB; maximum output is 135dB SPL (peak). Standing 22x45x30 inches (HxWxD), the TLF218 has a suggested retail price of $2,797 and is backed by a five-year warranty.

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