12" Raptor 100
|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|
|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|
|Voice Coil Winding||Copper|
|Voice Coil Former||Nomex|
|Surround Material||Integrated Paper|
|Dust Dome Material||Non-treated Cloth|
|Basket Material||Pressed Sheet Steel|
|Rated Power||100 W||100 W|
|Musical Power||200 W||200 W|
|Sensitivity@1W,1m||99.4 dB||98.6 dB|
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.
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.