12" Raptor 100
General Characteristics for 8Ω
Thiele-Small Parameters for 8Ω
Constructive Characteristics for 8Ω
Electrical Characteristics for 8Ω
General Characteristics for 16Ω
Thiele-Small Parameters for 16Ω
Constructive Characteristics for 16Ω
Electrical Characteristics for 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.
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.