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JL Audio ZR800-CW

Evolution™ ZR Series 8" component woofer (midbass driver)

Item # 136ZR800CW

JL Audio's Evolution™ ZR series component speakers will make your music sound its very best, whether you...

JL Audio's Evolution™ ZR series component speakers will make your music sound its very best, whether you...

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Item # 136ZR800CW

About the JL Audio ZR800-CW

JL Audio's Evolution™ ZR series component speakers will make your music sound its very best, whether you like rap, rock, reggae, or classical. JL Audio obsessed over every little detail of their ZR series components, so these speakers will reproduce the most complex musical passages with lifelike accuracy, even in the unforgiving mobile environment.

JL Audio Built In USA JL Audio's Evolution™ ZR series component speakers will make your music sound its very best, whether you like rap, rock, reggae, or classical. JL Audio obsessed over every little detail of their ZR series components, so these speakers will reproduce the most complex musical passages with lifelike accuracy, even in the unforgiving mobile environment.

The ZR800-CW 8" component woofer can perform one of two roles in your car's audio system — you can use it as a powerful midbass driver in a 4-way component system with bass, midbass, midrange, and high frequencies amplified separately, or employ it as a subwoofer for tight, accurate deep notes. The ZR800-CW works in both sealed and vented enclosures, as well in free-air applications as a rear deck or door speaker. JL Audio designed this versatile speaker to deliver the best sound reproduction possible, with plenty of detail within its supple low tones.

The ZR800-CW features a cast aluminum woofer basket that incorporates JL Audio's advanced cooling technologies to keep the heat out during heavy play. The sub's mineral-filled polypropylene cone and Santoprene™ surround work to deliver sonically neutral performance without sacrificing strength. The optimized motor structure ensures reliable linearity for pristine sound, and high-temperature voice coils allow this speaker to plumb great depths without melting down or introducing distortion. JL Audio includes a stylish grille to protect the driver and give your system a classy look.

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Product highlights:

  • 8" 4-ohm component woofer
  • mineral-filled polypropylene cone with Santoprene surround
  • cast aluminum basket with Elevated Frame Cooling
  • mesh grille included
  • power handling: 75-150 watts RMS (225 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 50-500 Hz
  • sensitivity: 87 dB
  • top-mount depth: 3-3/8"
  • sealed box volume: 0.75 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 1.125 cubic feet
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 91123

What's in the box:

  • One 8" Woofer
  • Trim ring (installed)
  • Grille
  • 8 Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed-clips
  • 2 Female quick-slides
  • Dum-dum
  • Owner's Manual

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Overview: The JL Audio ZR800-CW is a powerful 8-inch component woofer designed to operate in automotive sound systems reproducing the frequency range between 30Hz and 400Hz. It can be used in infinite-baffle or enclosed applications as a dedicated mid-bass speaker or as a subwoofer.

Polypropylene Cone: The cone and suspension elements were designed and manufactured by the world-famous Dr. Kurt Müller & Co of Germany. The speaker features a low-mass, mineral-filled polypropylene cone woofer with a santoprene surround. The cone and surround are inherently well damped to deliver an uncolored, neutral midbass without any coloration. The woofer is also equipped with a progressive roll spider.

DMA-Optimized Motor System: Within the DMA (Dynamic Motor Analysis) optimized motor structure, the CNC-machined back plate, pole piece, and top plate elements offer a degree of precision not possible with conventional forged or stamped parts. The ultra-thin gauge voice coil (1.75") is treated with proprietary, high-temperature adhesives and wound on an aluminum former to further improve thermal transfer, reliability, and linearity at high power levels.

Cast Alloy Basket: The ZR800-CW features a proprietary cast alloy woofer basket, designed to provide maximum rear open area while also incorporating JL Audio's patented "Elevated Frame" cooling system. This cooling technology, also found on W7 and W6v2 subwoofers, allows air to flow directly across the top plate and onto the voice coil windings to greatly improve linearity at all listening levels.

Mounting Ring and Grille: The JL Audio ZR800-CW comes supplied with an ABS mounting ring and metal mesh grille.

Enclosure Compatibility

Infinite Baffle: The JL Audio ZR800-CW can be installed as a free-air driver in a infinite baffle application. As a dedicated mid-bass speaker operating above 50Hz (with active filtering), the ZR800-CW can be safely operate at power levels momentarily exceeding 200 watts. When operating below 50Hz as a subwoofer, power should be limited to no more than 125 watts per woofer in infinite baffle applications.

Enclosed Operation: The ZR800-CW can also be used in a sealed or ported enclosure. Power should be limited to no more than 125 watts if being played below 50Hz. More power can be used if appropriate active high-pass filtering is applied.

  • Recommended Sealed Box Volume: JL Audio recommends mounting this woofer in a sealed enclosure made out of 3/4" MDF with an internal volume of 0.75 cu/ft.
  • Recommended Ported Box Volume: JL Audio recommends a ported enclosure made out of 3/4" MDF with an internal volume of 1.125 cu/ft using a 2" diameter x 5" long port.

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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The are the best speakers and I have them in my truck so I thought I would add them to my car. [ RODNEY  Oct 25, 2016 ]

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Will this replace the 8" sub in 2014 F150 with the Sony audio?
[ Jeffrey   Nov 10, 2016 ]
3 answers
A
Yes, they will. However, it is a little deeper than the stock speaker, so you will want to space it approx 1/4-inch from the door. You will also want to use a cross over, so you can remove the real low and high frequencies. When properly tuned, they sound amazing!
[ Jeremy  Apr 10, 2017 ]
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It is not a sub it is a mid bass woofer and shouldn't be used as a sub if you want a sub look at the w3 or the w0
[ Chris  Nov 18, 2016 ]
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No. This speaker is a mid range speaker
[ Manvel  Nov 11, 2016 ]
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need replacement rear 8" sub 2016 honda accord touring using factory amp can this speaker fit? and do this sub need more power to run or my factory amp should be ok?
[ TONY  Jul 30, 2016 ]
1 answer
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You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Krissy  Jul 31, 2016 ]  Staff
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Do they come in pairs?And will they fit inside a Harley hard saddle bag
[ Gary  Jun 28, 2016 ]
1 answer
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Sold individually. But the speaker needs at least 10x its own size in airspace. Its an infinite baffle speaker. Would not sound good in a small enclosure. An actual 8in subwoofer would be better
[ Manvel  Jun 29, 2016 ]
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could this product be used with the j l 900/5 on the fifth channel and respond properly as a mid bass driver?
[ Ricardo  Apr 14, 2014 ]
1 answer
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I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: That amplifier would be over powering the subwoofer quite a bit. It's putting out 500 watts while the sub is only rated at 150. If you're looking for Mid-range drive, this Rockford would be a better fit. http://www.crutchfield.com/p_575PPS410/Rockford-Punch-PPS4-10.html?tp=49590 If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Krissy  Apr 16, 2014 ]  Staff
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could the zr800 used without enclosures?
[ Ricardo  Feb 27, 2014 ]
1 answer
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The ZR800 can be used in Free-Air (without a box) applications.
[ Jeff  Feb 27, 2014 ]  Staff
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