12" Raptor 100

12" Raptor 100

General Characteristics
Nominal Overall Diameter 12 mm 0.47 in
Nominal Voice Coil Diameter 50 mm 2 in
Magnet Weight 1450 g 51 oz
Overall Weight 4.5 kg 9.92 lbs
Flux Density 1.15 T
Thiele-Small Parameters
Nominal Impedance 16Ω
Voice Coil DC Resistance RE 6.72 Ω 12.15 Ω
Resonance Frequency ƒS 77 Hz 76.5 Hz
Mechanical Q Factor QMS 12.41 13.57
Electrical Q Factor QES 0.62
Total Q Factor QTS 0.45 0.59
Mechanical Moving Mass MMS 31.1 g 30.4 g
Mechanical Compliance CMS 137 µm/N 142 µm/N
Force Factor BxL 14.72 Wb/m 16.91 Wb/m
Equivalent Acoustic Volume VAS 47 lt. 48.4 lt.
Diaphragm Area SD 490.9 cm2 490.9 cm2
Voice Coil Inductance @ 1kHz LE 0.8 mH 1.15 mH
Constructive Characteristics
Magnet Ferrite
Voice Coil Winding Copper
Voice Coil Former Nomex
Cone Material Paper
Surround Material Integrated Paper
Dust Dome Material Non-treated Cloth
Basket Material Pressed Sheet Steel
Electrical Characteristics
Nominal Impedance 16Ω
Rated Power 100 W 100 W
Musical Power 200 W 200 W
Sensitivity@1W,1m 99.4 dB 98.6 dB
100 watts
Available in 8Ω, 16Ω

The Raptor is one of the newest Jensen speakers, released after a long time in development refining the ideal qualities of a contemporary, sophisticated, touch responsive speaker. The result is a 100W ceramic speaker with a characteristic, vocal, rounded midrange and a silky-smooth top end, all based on a solid, fat and firm bass foundation. Eminently versatile, the Raptor is equally suitable to clean, crunch and lead tones.

Guitarist Description
Powerful, smooth and warm. Excellent definition in the upper midrange. When presented with overdrive distortion, it exhibits a silky, full-sounding lead tone.
Specification Sheet
Product Dimensions
Note: all dimensions are in mm.
User Reviews

It has a silkiness, clarity and musical presence that is unlike anything else honestly. I have been A/B’ing with everything vintage/new so there are some familiar places. It feels a lot like an E120 (in terms of power quick response to touch sensitivity). But it reacts to change is pick attack quicker. It also reacts to guitar volume adjustment more dramatically.  So, it is more like a vintage Celestion in that regard. The high end is right there without being harsh… that is the failing of the JBL as you get the harsh sizzle from the metal dust cap among with the clarity and presence. 

If I had to sum it up… the speaker has exactly what I was looking for for my new model: a powerful/responsive speaker with high power American presence and clarity and British “silk” in terms of mid response (as you say in the upper range). 

You guys definitely did a nice job with this one.