This is a systematic capture of a Jensen® Blackbird 100W AlNiCo speaker, from the Jet Series, installed in two different enclosures:
- a 1x12" Open Back cabinet
- a 2x12" Open Back cabinet
for a total of 576 IRs, developed in conjunction with a Jensen Speakers product specialist, in order to recreate the most authentic playing experience, as if you were playing an original speaker.
Discover the Jensen® Blackbird 12-100
The Blackbird 12-100 is the flagship speaker in the Jensen catalog. Not only it has the highest (100W) power handling available today for a 12” AlNiCo, but it also offers some quite high-end, refined tones. The design has been focused on the most natural and widest possible frequency response, for an open, organic and detailed reproduction. It features a powerful, warm bass range, balanced mids, sparkling highs, with a fine balance of chime and smoothness. Since its introduction, it has been revered as one of the best speakers ever and adopted by amp builders of different inspirations. The Blackbird 12-100 excels in many applications, especially where the details and the harmonic spread make a difference for the discerning users.
Made for the supercabinet
The library is created for the TH-U Supercabinet, which allows to:
- graphically browse the IRs in the library
- blend them together
- craft new cabinet tones with the unique Multiband mode
- use the IR in the software
- export the IRs in .wav, compatible with the software IR loaders and all the major hardware modelers
The microphones used during the capturing session are:
- AKG C12
- AKG C414
- AKG C414 XLS
- Audio Technica AT4033
- Coles 4038
- Electro Voice RE16
- Groove Tubes MD1
- Neumann KM84
- Neumann U47
- Neumann U87
- RODE NT1
- Royer R121
- Sennheiser E609
- Sennheiser MD421
- Shure B52
- Shure SM57
- Shure SM58
- Shure SM81
Every microphone has been moved to 4 different horizontal position (Cap, Cap Edge, Cone and Cone Edge), two distances and two angles, for a total of 16 IRs each.
All the measurement set has been repeated for each one of the cabinet in the library.
All IRs have been phase aligned and they can be blended without phase cancellations.