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71Jank you for cboosing a]L Audio Evolution ZR Component Woofer for your
automotive sound system. Witb proper installation, your new speaker
will deliver years oflisteningpleasure.
We strongly recommend tbat you batJe your new Evolution speaker installed
by your autborized]L Audio dealer. 71Je installation professionals employed by your
dealer bave tbe necessary tools and experience to disassemble your interior panels,
install your new speakers and reassemble your vebicle properly. Ifyou prefer to
perform your own installation, please read tbis instruction manual
completely before beginning tbe process.
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Cast Alloy Frame
Elevated Frame Cooling (US Patent #6,219,431
& #6,229,902)
DMA-Optimized Motor System
Mineral-Filled Polypropylene Cone
Santoprene Surround
1.75-in. / 44 mm Voice Coil
Kapton" Former
Progressive Roll Spider
Ferrite Magnet
Precision-Built in Miramar, Florida - USA
Continuous Power Handling (Pt): 125W
(RMS Method)
Peak Music Power: 22S W
Recommended Power Range: 7S-150W (RMS)
Frequency Response: 50 Hz - 500 Hz (± 3 dB)
Included Components and Parts:
• One ZR800-CW 8.0-inch (200 mm) Woofer
• One Metal Woofer Grille with ABS Grille Tray
• One Self-Adhesive JL Audio Nameplate for Grille
• Butyl Adhesive Putty for Woofer Grille
• Eight #8 x 1.25 inch (32 mm) Sheet Metal Screws
• Eight Mounting Clips for Woofer Mounting
• One 6.4 mm Female Crimpable Connectors
• One 4.7 mm Female Crimpable Connectors
* Xmax specifications are derived via one-way voice coil overhang method with no correction
factors applied.
** Efficiency (1 W/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should
not be used as a comparison to other subwoofers to determine which one is "louder" !
All specifications are subject to change without notice
The ZR800-CW is a powerful 8-inch
Infinite Baffle:
component woofer designed to operate
As a dedicated mid-bass speaker operating
in automotive sound systems reproducing
above 50 Hz (with active filtering) the
the frequency range between 30 Hz
ZR800-CW can be safely operated at
and 400 Hz. It can be used in infinite-
power levels momentarily exceeding 200
baffle or enclosed applications as an
watts per woofer. When operating below
extremely potent, dedicated mid-
50 Hz as a true woofer, power should be
bass speaker or as a full woofer.
limited to no more than 125 watts per
woofer in infinite baffle applications.
Active Filtering is Recommended:
When used as a mid-bass speaker, we
Enclosed Operation:
recommend the use of dedicated amplifier
The ZR800-CW can also be used in sealed
channels and active filtering (electronic
or ported enclosures as recommended
crossovers) with the ZR800-CW.
in this manual. Again, power should be
limited to no more than 125 watts per
The ZR800-CW maintains smooth frequency
woofer if being played below 50 Hz.
response characteristics up to 500 Hz, so it
More power can be used if appropriate
is advisable to cross it over with mid-range
active high-pass filtering is applied.
speakers at 300-400 Hz to ensure a smooth
transition. Pushing it higher than this range
may result in uneven response which may
require equalization to correct.
• Turn off the audio system. It is also
Run speaker wire to the desired mounting
a pilot hole in the center of the speaker
advisable to disconnect the negative
location. If you are running wires into a door,
mounting hole at this time. Then, using a
H terminal of your vehicle's battery
use existing factory wiring boots whenever
saber saw, make the circular cut out for the
whenever performing installation work.
possible. If you are drilling new holes, file
speaker. File any rough edges. Insert the
their edges and install rubber grommets
mounting clips with the flat side towards
screw, check clearances on both sides
into each hole. Then, cover the wires with a
the speaker as shown in Diagram B (below).
of the planned mounting surface. Also
protective PVC sleeve and run them through
It is absolutely vital that the speaker frame
check for any potential obstacles, such
the door jamb. Make sure that the wires will
fits into the mounting hole cleanly. This must
as window tracks and motors, wiring
clear door hinges and other structures in the
be checked prior to tightening the screws.
harnesses, etc. Check both sides of the
door. If you are unsure about any part of this
Do not force the frame into a hole that is
process, please contact your JL AUDIO dealer
too small. Do not tighten the speaker onto
for installation help.
an uneven surface. This will damage your
• Before cutting, drilling or inserting any
vehicle, many vehicles are not symmetricall
· Always wear protective eyewear.
speakers. The speaker should also fit so that air
does not leak around the mounting flange. Air
Double check the clearance for both
leaks will cause a severe degradation in sound
speakers before proceeding. Many cars are
quality. Seal any air leaks with an automotive-
different from one side to the other!
grade sealant material.
Connect the speaker wires, observing
Select an even surface. Tightening a
correct polarity, and install the speaker and
speaker onto an uneven surface can damage
grille tray as shown in Diagram A (page 5).
it. Use the supplied template to mark the
Hand-tighten the screws evenly to avoid
desired mounting location. Mark the center
bending the speaker frame!
and the outline of the mounting hole as
Break off small pieces of the supplied butyl
well as the mounting screw positions. Before
adhesive putty and place them on the inside
drilling or cutting on your interior panels,
of each grille tray. This adhesive will hold
use a utility knife to cut any fabric, Vinyl or
the grille in place firmly and prevent rattling.
leather from hole locations. These materials
Then insert the metal grille into the grille tray,
can easily be snagged by a drill or a saw,
squeeZing gently around its edge until it seats
causing damage to the panel and possible
firmly into the tray.
bodily injury. Drill eight liS-inch (3 mm)
holes for the speaker's mounting screws at
the positions you have marked. Also drill
Diagram A:
. Woofer Installation
15.5 in. x 12 in. x 10.5 in.
394 mm x 305 mm x 267 mm
~\ Sealed Design
18 in. x 15 in. x 10.5 in.
457 mm x 381 mm x 267 mm
The enclosure recommendations listed are external dimensions which assume the use of 3/4" (19mm) thick material. If you are using 5/8" (16mm) thick
material, subtract 1/4" (6.5mm) from each dimension. Do not use any material with a thickness of less than 5/8" (16mm) as this may compromise the rigidity
of the enclosure.
All enclosure volumes listed are net internal volumes! Box volume displacement, port displacement and brace displacement must be added to obtain
the final gross internal volume. All enclosure dimensions listed have already taken this into account.
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
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From a reliability standpoint, this zone
represents a very comfortable operating
power range for each driver. This level
of power will not stress the woofer but
will not extract all of its performance
potential, either.
Use of less than the minimum power
level will not damage the woofer, but may
result in unsatisfactory performance.
This zone represents the best
reliability, high-output and low-distortion
performance. This power level is lower
than the woofer's continuous power rating
(as published in its specifications), but
you will still be taking advantage of the
woofer's, low-distortion performance
range without undue risk of failure.
Slightly more SPL will be gained by
pushing the power into this zone, but
typically not more than 2dB, compared to
the light gray zone. The subwoofer driver
is designed to operate safely up to this
power range, but not beyond. Operate
with caution.
We do not recommend operating
woofers at this level of power. In this
zone, there is a very high probability
that the driver will fail due to excessive
heat and/or mechanical stress.
Drivers operated at these levels of
power are NOT covered under warranty.
When designing systems with our drivers, it Is very important to achieve a good power match between the subwoofer amplifier and the subwoofer driver's capabilities.
The power levels listed in the above chart represent continuous (RMS) amplifier power per woofer and assume that the user will regularly make full use of that power
without drastically overdrlving the ampllfler(s). Make sure you factor system Impedance and the total number of subwoofers Into your calculations. Adhering to these
power recommendations will result In systems that are both reliable and enjoyable.
JL AUDIO warrants this speaker to be free of defects in materials
and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the original date
of purchase.
Damage caused by the following is not covered under warranty:
accident, misuse, abuse, product modification or neglect, failure
to follow installation instructions, unauthorized repair attempts,
misrepresentations by the seller. This warranty does not cover
incidental or consequential damages and does not cover the cost
of removing or reinstalling the unit(s). Cosmetic damage due to
accident or normal wear and tear is not covered under warranty.
This warranty is not transferable and applies only to the
original purchaser of the product from an authorized JL AUDIO
dealer. Warranty is voided if the factory-applied product serial
number is removed or defaced.
Should service be necessary under this warranty for any reason due
to manufacturing defect or malfunction, JL AUDIO will, at its discretion,
repair or replace the defective product with new or remanufactured
product at no charge.
Any applicable implied warranties are limited in duration to the
period of the express warranty as provided herein beginning with
the date of the original purchase at retail, and no warranties, whether
express or implied, shall apply to this product thereafter. Some
states do not allow limitations on implied warranties, therefore these
exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific
legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state
to state.
If you need service on your JL AUDIO product:
All warranty returns should be sent to JL AUDIO freight prepaid
through an authorized JL AUDIO dealer and must be accompanied by
proof of purchase (a copy of the original sales receipt.) Direct returns
from consumers or non-authorized dealers will be refused unless
specifically authorized by JL AUDIO with a valid return authorization
number. Warranty expiration on products returned without proof
of purchase will be determined from the manufacturing date code.
Coverage may be invalidated as this date is previous to purchase date.
Return only defective components. Non-defective items received
will be returned freight-collect. Customer is responsible for shipping
charges and insurance in sending the product to JL AUDIO. Freight
damage on returns is not covered under warranty. Always include
For Service Information in the U.S.A. please call:
JL Audio customer service: (954) 443-1100 during normal business hours (Eastern Time)
JL Audio, Inc
10369 North Commerce Parkway, Miramar, FL 33025
International Warranties:
Products purchased outside the United States of America are covered only by that country's distributor and not by JL Audio, Inc.
Printed in USA
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