Peter Laurits Jensen was born in 1886 in Denmark and devoted his life to innovations and speakers for musical instruments. The JENSEN brand continues this tradition to this day.
Jensen Radio Manufacturing Company was founded in Chicago in 1927 and produced loudspeakers for military purposes and radios. Later, it began producing commercial loudspeakers for public use. As early as 1929, Jensen produced 60% of all loudspeakers that were supplied by independent radio manufacturers. Jensen built the first multiple speaker system and introduced the first permanent magnet, dynamic loudspeaker and first commercial compression tweeter. Jensen also developed the first bass reflex speaker and the first commercial coaxial speaker.
Since the mid-1940s, Leo Fender began using Jensen speakers for his guitar combos, especially for their excellent sound. During the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, Fender, Ampeg, Gibson and all other major amplifier manufacturers began using JENSEN speakers in their musical instrument sound systems.
In the late 1960s, JENSEN ceased production. In 1996, SICA accepted the challenge to revive Jensen's legendary speakers. Today, the JENSEN brand is synonymous with classic, reliable style, but also a pioneer in the development of state-of-the-art speakers.