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Community I/O 5, I/O 8

The new two-way I/O 5 (pictured, left) and I/O 8 loudspeakers from Community offers high sensitivity and power handling over their full range of operation and can be used indoors or out. 4/19/2004 8:00 AM Eastern

The new two-way I/O 5 (pictured, left) and I/O 8 loudspeakers fromCommunity offers high sensitivity and power handling over their fullrange of operation and can be used indoors or out.

With a frequency response of 80 to 18k Hz, the I/O 5 weighs 5 1/2pounds and measures 11.2x6.7x6.3 (HxWxD) inches. Equipped with asmooth-performing 1/2-inch diaphragm Mylar dome tweeter and along-throw 5-inch woofer, the mini-system can handle 60 watts ofpower.

An 8-inch, two-way system, the I/O 8 has the capacity to handle 100watts of power and is operable between 65 to 18k Hz. The I/O 8 measures20x10.6x10.2 (HxWxD) inches and weights 35 pounds, and similar to theI/O 5, the I/O 8 houses its own auto-resetting protectivecircuitry.

Outfitted with weather-resistant polypropylene woofer cones andrust-proof aluminum grilles, both loudspeakers can withstandhigh-humidity environments.

Available in black or white, each cabinet is made using rugged ABSplastic. Yokes are included, and multi-angled brackets are optionalwith each system; both are also offered with 70/100V line transformeroptions tapped at 40, 20, 10 and 5W.

Suggested retail prices are $109 for the I/O 5 and $179 for the I/O8.

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