Overview: ZR Speaker Systems

When nothing but the best will do.

Purpose-engineered utilizing our vast design experience and exclusive JL Audio technologies, ZR component system woofers and tweeters are precision-built in Germany featuring die-cast alloy baskets and Kurt Muller cones and suspensions to produce astonishing mid-bass and refined clarity. ZR component tweeters feature 1-inch aluminum domes with rubber-roll surrounds to produce unmatched high-frequency detail and extension. Made with super-premium component parts, ZR crossover networks are bi-amp capable and offer a range of flexible tweeter and mid-range adjustments for twenty possible voicing combinations. Built to exacting standards in our Miramar, Florida factory, the ZR800-CW 8-inch mid-bass driver represents the ultimate in mid-bass performance. Engineered to deliver world-class audio performance and fidelity, ZR component speakers are for the most discriminating listeners. Return to ZR speaker systems.

JL Audio Evolution ZR650-CSi JL Audio Evolution ZR800-CW


6.5 in (165 mm) 2-Way
Component System

8 in (200 mm)
Midbass Driver

Cont. / Peak RMS Power

85 / 225 W

125 / 225 W

Recommended RMS Power

25 - 175 W

75 - 150 W

Efficiency @ 1 W/1 m

89.5 dB

87 dB

Nominal Impedance Ω



Frequency Response (± 3 dB)

48 Hz - 25 kHz

50 Hz - 500 Hz

Woofer Size

6.5 in / 165 mm

8 in / 200 mm

Tweeter Size

1 in / 25 mm

1 in / 25 mm

Tweeter Material

Aluminum Dome


Mounting Hole
Diameter - Woofer

5.56 in / 141 mm

7.125 in / 181 mm

Mounting Depth - Woofer

2.65 in / 67 mm

3.39 in / 86 mm

Mounting Hole Diameter -
Tweeter Compact Flush-Mount

1.68 in / 43 mm


Mounting Hole Diameter -
Tweeter Enhanced Flush-Mount

1.72 in / 44 mm


Mounting Depth - Tweeter
Compact Flush-Mount

0.45 in / 11 mm


Mounting Depth - Tweeter
Enhanced Flush-Mount

0.40 in / 11 mm


Tweeter Fixtures Included

Surface Mount, Compact &
Enhanced Flush Mount


Grilles Included



ZR Speaker Systems include the following JL Audio technologies and features:

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Dynamic Motor Analysis -
DMA Optimized Motor

Elevated Frame Cooling

Dr. Kurt Muller & Co.

Built in U.S.A. with Global Components*

JL Audio's proprietary Dynamic Motor Analysis system is a powerful suite of FEA-based modeling systems, first developed by JL Audio in 1997 and refined over the years to scientifically address the issue of speaker motor linearity. This leads to vastly reduced distortion and faithfully reproduced transients... or put simply: tight, clean, articulate bass.

JL Audio's patented Elevated Frame Cooling design delivers cool air through slots directly above the top-plate to the voice coil of the speaker. This not only enhances power handling, but also sound quality by minimizing dynamic parameter shifts and power compression. (U.S. Patent #6,219,431 & #6,229,902)

The best sound requires cones and suspensions made to the highest standards in the world. This is why we turn to our partners at Germany's Dr. Kurt Müller & Co. for critical cone and suspension elements in our top-flight component woofers. Their track record of manufacturing precision and meticulous quality control is very well established in the loudspeaker industry.

JL Audio's Miramar, Florida loudspeaker production facility is one of the most advanced in the world.