Another View on Biamp Buying Community and Apart Speaker Brands


By James Kirby Industry Analyst, Futuresource Consulting Yet further consolidation has hit the professional audio markets, with Biamp’s acquisition of the Community and Apart loudspeaker brands. This follows a consolidation trend which Futuresource has being reporting on for some time, with pro audio moving further away from the independent, family-run industry it once was. This announcement […]

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Community Uses InfoComm 2019 to Launch Two New Speaker Lines


Community Professional Loudspeakers is exhibiting at InfoComm 2019 (booth 6343) and showing two new major product lines. The new L SERIES LVH-900 Beamforming Venue Horn, combined with Community’s proprietary room prediction software and Amplified Loudspeaker Controllers, precisely tailors the directivity of each loudspeaker, or array of loudspeakers, to meet the sound requirements in any application. […]

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The Golden Year


Although you are reading this in February 2019, it was written in December of 2018 due to the weird schedules needed for online publishing. December of 2018 was a personally momentous month because it represented a major milestone — my 50th year as a member of the Audio Engineering Society and the professional audio community […]

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Community Adds Compact Model to Its EN54-24 Certified R Series


Community Professional Loudspeakers is pleased to announce it has completed EN54-24 certification for its R.35-3896-EN loudspeaker. The R.35-3896-EN is designed for indoor and outdoor use in applications including background and foreground music and announcement systems in corporate A/V, leisure centers, swimming pools, theaters, night clubs, shopping malls, stadiums, cruise ships, theme parks and factories. The […]

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Community Sound Debuts I Series Outdoor Speakers


Community has expanded its flagship I SERIES Engineered Loudspeaker Systems with Weather-Resistant models of its I SERIES 800-Level and 600-Level loudspeakers. In contrast to fiberglass-covered wood enclosures which entail long manufacturing lead times, I SERIES weather-resistant loudspeakers feature enclosures made with Community’s breakthrough PolyGlas technology. These Mil Spec 810G-tested PolyGlas cabinets reduce lead times considerably […]

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Community’s R SERIES Expands with Three New Models at ISE 2016


Community’s R SERIES loudspeakers are designed for extreme weather conditions. Now, two new full-range R-MAX models and a high-output R-MAX bass horn offer higher output levels than previous versions. These new loudspeakers offer consistent coverage patterns, smooth frequency response, and very high output levels making them ideally suited for sporting venues, race tracks, outdoor theaters, […]

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Audioprof Group International Acquires Majority Share in Community Professional Loudspeakers


Audioprof Group International has acquired a majority share in Community Professional Loudspeakers, a U.S.-based loudspeaker manufacturer with global sales activities. Community is a market leader with a strong track record in large and medium sized fixed install audio applications. It was founded in 1968 by Bruce Howze and became an innovator in the audio industry through revolutionary […]

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Community Completes New Loudspeaker Test Facility


Community has opened a new indoor test facility at its factory in Chester, Pennsylvania USA. Designed by Charlie Hughes of Excelsior Audio and operated by Senior Measurement Technician, Hadi Sumoro, the new test facility enables loudspeaker measurements with unprecedented accuracy and precision. With its indoor location, the new facility makes it possible to control temperature […]

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Community Adds DP8 Pendant Loudspeaker to Distributed Design Series


Community Professional Loudspeakers has expanded its Distributed Design Series of ceiling, surface mount and pendant loudspeakers with the new DP8 Pendant. Available in paintable white or black, the DP8 is an 8-inch coaxial loudspeaker with a tapered style designed to be used in modern open-architecture environments like restaurants, lounges, hotels, ballrooms, convention centers, etc. integrating […]

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Moving On: John Wiggins Retires from Community


Chester, Pennsylvania, USA – June 25, 2013 – Community Professional Loudspeakers announced today that John T. Wiggins, Community’s Vice President, will retire after a distinguished career spanning 41 years with the company. Wiggins joined Community’s founder, President and Chief Engineer, Bruce W. Howze in 1971 and became a partner in 1972. He has held multiple roles during […]

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Community Sound Announces WET X Series of Outdoor Speakers


Community has announced “WET X” – thirteen new models of its acclaimed WET Series featuring innovative next generation techniques that redefine outdoor loudspeaker construction and improve sonic performance. WET X’s exclusive hand-laid fiberglass enclosures are internally lined with marine-grade plywood and use innovative drivers to provide premium sound quality for both outdoor and indoor venues. […]

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Community Intros New ProAV Design Series of Speakers


Community Professional Loudspeakers have introduced a new line of speakers it is dubbing the Commercial Design Series that includes ceiling, surface mount and pendant loudspeakers. Commercial Design models are offered in a choice of 4.5-inch, 6.5-inch and 8-inch driver sizes and was designed to work with Community’s Distributed Design family of ceiling, surface mount and […]

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Community Debuts Installation Series of Loudspeakers


Community has announced the second generation of its VERIS (VERsatile Installation Systems) Series. Dubbed the VERIS 2, these speakers are two-way and three-way speakers, plus subwoofer designs created for installed sound reinforcement and playback applications. The series includes 11 new models, from small-format enclosures for distributed systems, fill and delay applications to mid-sized three-way systems […]

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Community Offers New Column Line Array


Community has introduced the ENTASYS 200, a small-format column line array loudspeaker, which offers a two-way design, complex frequency shaded LF crossover networks, the proprietary “ENTASYS” convex-curve HF to provide output and consistent beamwidth up to 16kHz. ENTASYS 200 is a family of two-way column line-array loudspeakers for indoor and outdoor use. There are four ENTASYS 200 models ranging from the smaller ENT203 and ENT206, designed for delay […]

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