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Jordan JX92S Fullrange Speaker Driver (Transducer)

Jordan JX92S Fullrange Speaker Driver (Transducer)

Note - this driver has been discontinued and is no longer being produced. The Jordan JX92S is a 5" metal cone fullrange driver which is listed by the manufacturer as having an Xmax of 9 mm. The JX92S is constructed on an aluminum die-cast frame. The metallic cone is listed as a 92 mm Controflex metal foil cone and the dust cap is made of the same material. The pole piece is vented and the magnet is shielded. This is a very attractive driver that is very well built. The Jordan drivers are unique amongst most of the smaller fullrange drivers in that they cover almost nine octaves. The JX92S did not come with a gasket or mounting screws.

Jordan JX92S Fullrange Speaker

Jordan JX92S Full Range Driver

Thiele/Small (T/S) Measurements - Jordan JX92S

The Thiele/Small (T/S) Parameters of the Jordan JX92S drivers were measured using the Dayton Audio Woofer Tester 3 (WT3). The measured parameters do not match very closely with those published by the manufacturer. The table below shows a comparison of the measured and published specifications. The measurements below are the average of two drivers which were very closely matched.

 Parameter   Manufacturer  WT31  Sound Easy2  WT33 MJK4
Fs 45.0 Hz 51.8 Hz 53.1 Hz 51.1 Hz 49.8 Hz
Vas 15.28 L 11.38 L 11.01 L 11.81 L 15.53 L
Qts 0.40 0.56 0.58 0.58 0.52
Qes 0.58 0.77 0.78 0.80 0.71
Qms 1.35 2.12 2.19 2.11 2.03
Re 6.0 Ohms  5.2 Ohms  5.2 Ohms  5.2 Ohms   5.3 Ohms 
Le -- 0.17 mH -- 0.16 mH --
SPL 88 dB 85.2 dB 83.8 dB 84.9 dB 88.2 dB4

Thiele/Small (T/S) Parameters - Jordan JX92S Driver

  1 - measurements by using Dayton Audio Woofer Tester 3 (WT3) at 22 degrees Celcius
  2 - measurements by Zaph|Audio using SoundEasy
  3 - measurements by Zaph|Audio using WT3
  4 - measurements by Martin J. King. Note that Martin measured efficiency relative to 2.83V. At 1W it would be closer to 85 dB.

The Jordan JX92S will work in a number of enclosures alternatives. A relatively large vented enclosure will be required in order to get bass depth from this driver. At the expense of LF response, the enclosure size can be minimized by using an aperiodic speaker enclosure. A sealed enclosure will also work well with some LF help.

The Jordan JX92S is a very smooth and accurate driver. While it is relatively expensive, to me it is worth every penny and more.

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