Hello all in cyberspace,
I have been testing the New Jensen Raptor 100 watt 1x12 speaker.
The Jensen Raptor speaker is constructed very well with high quality parts and frame
To my ears the speaker is a cross between an EV12L and a vintage Celestion 65
Very musical speaker when broken is which is 50 hours to 100 hrs
Works well with D-style amps like a Fuchs, Two Rock, and VVT etc.
Works well with high gain amps like a Bogner
Sounds excellent with Fender Strat, Strat style guitars, Les Paul, Les Paul style guitars, semi-hollow guitars, Tele guitars.
Humbuckers and single coil pickups sound excellent
Speaker does not sound good with closed back cabs, sounds best with open back or semi open back speaker cab.
Mounting holes in frame are very tight, bigger diameter mounting holes would solve the problem
Amps at 100w or over best to use 2X12 cab and 2 Jensen raptor speakers, or any speaker rated at 100 watts.
Out of the box the speaker is stiff sounding and needs break in time, which is minimum of 50 hours. Then the speaker starts to sing.
The Italians at Jensen Speakers have a winner! This has become my favorite for my open back speaker cabs.
Give it a 10