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7.9 out of 10

JL Audio ZR800-CW

Great Deal: $229.95

Reviews and Problems with JL Audio ZR800-CW

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Overall 10
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Ease of use 10
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Sound quality 10
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Build quality 10
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Coolness factor 6
6.0

This is a midbass driver, not a sub folks

sirbOOm, Crutchfield
30 May 2013
  • Summary: I'm posting to note that the not so great reviews below seem to be comparing this 8" MIDBASS driver to a SUBWOOFER. It is suited to play about 63 hz to maybe 350 tops - that's where it rolls like a champ. People say the woofer is clipping. Clipping is a term associated with the signal.
  • Pros: Excellent midbass driver for a 3-way system, NOT a 2-way system.
  • Cons: Equally as good drivers for less money but usually have a deeper mounting depth or other better/comparable drivers have a larger mounting depth.
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Overall 10
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Ease of use 6
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Sound quality 10
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Build quality 10
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Good in 3-way

si, Crutchfield
30 May 2013
Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Sound quality 6
6.0
Build quality 8
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Coolness factor 8
8.0

Expected Better

DB, Crutchfield
2 January 2013
  • Summary: I've had a pair of these in my '07 Trailblazer for almost a year now and have really mixed feelings of them. One blew within a month and had to have it warrantied. I was ticked because I was only feeding them 1/2 their rated power (60-70 watts checked with meter) for break-in. I am a proffesional quality installer and the doors are modified correctly with a solid plate (1") w/sound deadner both mat and spray.
  • Pros: Sound warm and powerful when the right music is played Look cool, but looks ain't everything
  • Cons: Clip easily, Over rated power handling (I feed them 95 watts now peak at 90hz 24db cutoff-130 hz 12db cutoff; they should be able to drive at 125 peak) OVERPRICED and causes me to be unconfident of their other equiptment even though the rest of the gear help to produce sonic nirvana
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 10
10
Sound quality 6
6.0
Build quality 10
10
Coolness factor 8
8.0

Not Bad for an 8" mid-driver setup free-aired

Rich, Crutchfield
2 January 2013
  • Summary: It sounds good for an 8", but I wish it could handle a higher wattage. The bass is just okay. Its not comparable to even a poor quality 10" or 12" when it comes to bass. But I guess for a free-air setup, its pretty good. It clips easily. I find myself adjusting the subwoofer level on my OEM headunit often so as to not clip the driver. (I listen to a wide variety of music, some with deep bass).
  • Pros: - The sound from the driver is good. - It's JL Audio
  • Cons: - Expensive! Not worth the money for a free-air setup. - Bass is lacking, but okay to good for an 8 mid driver. - Clips easily, even following Crutchfield's way to setup a subwoofer.
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