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Community Launches Ground-Breaking dSPEC226 Loudspeaker Processor

Community dSPEC226 Loudspeaker Processor

Community Professional Loudspeakers announces the debut of its ground-breaking loudspeaker processor, the dSPEC226.

More than just another DSP, dSPEC heralds an all-new approach to configuring, controlling and commissioning sound system installations, from very small to very large. Employing both a high-speed SHARC DSP and a Xilinx Spartan FPGA, dSPEC offers a host of capabilities – and a method of engineered workflow – not available anywhere else.

All dSPEC models feature a 4 Input x 6 Output fixed-chain DSP architecture that includes 2 x 6 native analog I/Os. Various expansion cards are available to provide two additional analog inputs, two AES3 dual-channel digital inputs, or eight CobraNet™ Inputs and Outputs. Additional expansion cards will become available as new digital audio networking protocols gain market acceptance, reducing the cost-burden for system installations that do not require a full array of I/O options.

Intuitive and easy to use, dSPEC eliminates more

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YOSO Rocks the House with Community M-CLASS Monitors

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M-CLASS M12 Stage Monitors in Black and White Finishes

Featuring Toto singer Bobby Kimball and Billy Sherwood and Tony Kaye of Yes, supergroup YOSO creates a powerful musical blend that combines the sounds of both bands, with complex yet accessible instrumental passages and catchy pop vocal hooks.

YOSO’s unique musical style and heavy instrumentals are evident in their premier album Elements, which debuted in 2010. The album release was supported by an international tour. Live performances included classics from both Yes and Toto, as well as new music from the album.

As YOSO’s FOH Engineer Paul Doty, CEO of tour providers West Coast Sound and Light, explains, during the U.S. leg of the tour the band used Community’s M12 Ultra High Performance Stage Monitors, selected for their high fidelity and crystal clear sound. But during the European leg of the tour, they opted not to take along their own equipment, relying instead on equipment provided at each more

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Eureka Casino Resort Upgrades with Community’s New Distributed Design Series

Eureka Casino, Mesquite, Nevada
Eureka Casino Interior displaying Distributed Design Series ceiling loudspeakers

Mesquite, NV – Nestled among the scenic red mesas of the southern Nevada desert, the Eureka Casino Resort is a favorite with golfers and gamers alike. The 214-room resort is located about 80 miles north of Las Vegas, surrounded by six world class golf courses, and offers a variety of slot and video poker machines, blackjack, craps, roulette, and a 24-hour poker room with daily tournaments.

Eureka is also the frequent site for activities to support the surrounding community of Mesquite. For its annual “Rockets over the Red Mesa” July 4th celebration, the resort recently hosted the 31-piece Nevada POPS Orchestra performing a 75-minute program of American standards.

To ensure the property is well equipped to cater to the needs of its guests and its community, the Casino recently underwent major renovations. A resort-style pool and cabana were constructed, numerous amenities were added to each guest room, and more

Community Outfits Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center

Tractor Square Dancing in the PA Farm Show Large Arena

Tractor Square Dancing in the PA Farm Show Large Arena

Situated on 60 acres in the heart of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center is an impressive venue whose immense 11-building complex includes three arenas, seven exposition halls, and a banquet hall, all designed by Bala Cynwyd, PA-based Converse Winkler Architecture. With nearly one million square feet of indoor floor space, the flexibility of the complex allows it to host a wide range of premier events. In addition to accommodating its namesake Pennsylvania Farm Show, the venue serves as host to more than 200 exhibits and trade shows, numerous meetings and conferences, proms and graduation ceremonies, concerts, sporting events and rodeos, even monster trucks.

With space for up to 5,000 large animals and 10,000 or more visitors at any given time, a powerful, high-quality sound system is a necessity for the complex. Incorporated into the venue is a top-of-the-line audio system featuring nearly 800 Community loudspeakers more

Community Loudspeakers Put Omaha’s New Ballpark in Major League

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Omaha, NE – Omaha is a city that loves its baseball. And despite the lack of a major league franchise, there’s nothing minor league about the new TD Ameritrade Park. The $128 million stadium, home to the Creighton Bluejays and the NCAA’s premier event, the College World Series, has brought a major league baseball experience to the city.

The 2011 College World Series took place last month for the first time in the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship’s new 24,300 seat stadium. It is among the game’s most technologically advanced, with modern features including microphones embedded in home plate and the pitcher’s mound, the second largest video board in the state of Nebraska, and a sub-air system within the playing surface that can either heat or cool the field.

The venue is also outfitted with high-tech sound reinforcement and broadcast cabling systems designed by Austin, TX-based BAI and more

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Community Expands M-Class Line with Two New Stage Monitors

MX8 and MX10 family

Community Professional Loudspeakers is introducing two new stylish, high performance monitors to its M-Class Series. Applications for the new MX8 and MX10 models include houses of worship, corporate presentations, musical theater, education facilities, television, studio and live music performance.

Handling 300W and 500W program respectively, the 8-inch MX8 and 10-inch MX10 use Community’s proprietary co-axial driver units. Their co-axial design means that all of the sound emanates from the same point source and the Tru-Phase™ conical high frequency waveguide eliminates the transition anomalies that occur in most square and rectangular horns. This results in exceptionally smooth phase and frequency response performance with reduced feedback, improved intelligibility and uniform coverage exactly where it’s needed. The MX8 and MX10 are ideal for single performers who often move off-axis and for group performers such as theater acts and choirs.

These new M-Class monitors feature exceptionally high sensitivity, permitting the use of more

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Community Plays a Major Role in WHYY’s New Venue

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WHYY - Interior Photo of Dorrance H. Hamilton Puiblic Media Commons

Philadelphia, PA – Public Broadcasting station WHYY has recently completed the construction of their new, high-tech media annex. The Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons is a unique venue, designed to educate the regional community on utilizing digital technology for self-expression. The multifunctional space can easily fulfill multiple roles, from broadcast facility to lecture hall, classroom, or movie theater.

Designed by Philadelphia’s KSS Architects, the venue adds 8,000 square feet to WHYY’s existing 60,000 square foot headquarters. The centerpiece of the project is the Lincoln Financial Digital Education Studio. This flexible studio space can host up to 300 participants, and has been designed to allow reconfiguration and relocation of major components within the various systems.

The studio’s audio and technology systems were designed by RJC Designs Inc. Technology Consultants of Glen Burnie, Maryland, who recently won the ProAV 2011 Spotlight Award for the project. Project supply and system more

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Community Introduces FORECASTER HD Ceiling Distributed System Design Software

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Screenshot example of Forecaster HD

Community Professional Loudspeakers introduces FORECASTER HD Ceiling Distributed System Design Software, an intuitive, graphical engineering tool for calculating loudspeaker layout and density in ceiling distributed systems.

FORECASTER HD helps systems designers select the proper models and quantities of Community ceiling loudspeakers for a wide range of ceiling distributed applications based on user input of room dimensions and listening height. The program is designed to compensate for sloped ceilings and seating areas, and individual loudspeakers can be moved to avoid physical barriers in a room. Forecaster HD system designs can be saved, recalled and shared.

Users can quickly compare the results of using different loudspeaker models, and different density and layout patterns to achieve the desired performance and coverage goals. FORECASTER HD also provides high-resolution screen shots of loudspeaker system layouts, SPL mapping and dimensional information, which can be easily exported for client presentations or project team reference.

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Community ENTASYS Chosen for Son et Lumière Spectacular at Reims Cathedral

Reims Cathedral, Paris, France

Paris, France – The magnificent Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral in France is celebrating its 800th anniversary with Dream of Colours – a spectacular high definition son et lumière show that recreates stages in the building of the cathedral and displays the massive intricate façade in all its original glowing colors. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991, the cathedral will host the show three times a night from May to October each year.

A major shoot-out was held between all the main brands of column loudspeaker considered capable of giving the performance required for audio quality, SPL, coverage and throw, and Community’s ENTASYS was chosen for its overall superior capability.

The Dream of Colours system consists of sixteen Community ENTASYS three-way, full-range, column line-array loudspeakers, supplemented by six 18-inch subwoofers. Lab.gruppen amplifiers were selected to power the system, and DSP is provided by a Yamaha DME32.
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Community’s R.5 Now in White

R-Series R.5 White Finish

Community Professional Loudspeakers is now offering their popular R.5 weather-resistant loudspeakers in both standard black and white finishes.

All R.5 models, including the short throw, two-way R.5Z, the medium throw, three-way R.5HP, the full range, two-way R.5COAX and the R.5SUB 12-inch subwoofer, can now be ordered in black, white or the original neutral light gray finish.

Community’s R.5 loudspeakers offer excellent music and speech reproduction in a compact, highly weather-resistant design. All R.5 systems are covered by a five-year limited component warranty and a 15-year limited enclosure warranty.

For more information on the R.5 and other Community R-Series loudspeakers, communitypro.com/rseries.

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