Community’s new R.25 full-range, two-way loudspeaker adds an 8-inch LF driver model to the comprehensive line of R Series weatherproof loudspeaker systems. The R.25 measures 11.3x11.3x13.3 inches.
The R.25 is built to provide high-quality voice and music performance in applications requiring long-term exposure to tough environmental conditions. Featuring a horn-loaded, high-power 8-inch cone LF driver and coaxial HF compression driver with a weather-resistant diaphragm, the R.25 combines wide frequency range with efficiency and projection ability. Ferrofluid is used in the voicecoil gaps to prevent corrosion, improve thermal power handling and reduce power compression. The HF driver is coupled to a nominal 90x40-degree horn, and the HF horn assembly is coaxially mounted with the LF driver to minimize interference at crossover.
“Most small outdoor loudspeaker systems are good for either music reproduction or voice communication,” said community president and chief engineer Bruce Howze. “We saw a desire in the market for an ultra-compact weather-resistant loudspeaker with good projection, good vocal capability and good musical performance. The horn-loaded R.25 was designed to meet that need.”
As with the other loudspeakers in Community’s R Series, the R.25 carries a 15-year warranty on the structural integrity of its enclosure. Weighing 20 pounds, the R.25 is molded of UV-resistant polyethylene and outfitted with Community's exclusive three-layer Weather-Stop™ grille. All exposed hardware is stainless steel or aluminum. A weatherproof stainless-steel mounting bracket is also included.
The R.25 is available from the factory in an optional weatherproof transformer version (model R.25-94TX) and a pole-mounted version with a black enclosure and black grille designed for P.A. applications and tripod stand-mounting (model R.25PA). The R.25 incorporates a 12-foot 16-2 SJOW cable ingress; the P.A. version has a 1-3/8-inch pole-mount socket and NL4-compatible locking input connector.
All R.25 loudspeakers can serve as point-and-shoot mini P.A. projectors intended for portability and offered in a discreetly sized package. The suggested retail price of the R.25 is $365; $415 for the 120W/70V transformer version; and $329 for the P.A. version.