Jensen Loudspeakers is a firm that makes a variety of speaker models and sizes. Originally based in Chicago, Illinois, the firm had a reputation for producing speakers for guitar and bass amplifiers in the 1950s and 1960s.
The ‘reissue’ guitar speakers are currently built in Italy by SICA Altoparlanti and distributed in the United States by CE Distribution, despite the fact that the American company is long out of business. Two 12 Jensen C-12K speakers are used in the contemporary Fender Twin Reverb amp.
Peter Laurits Jensen, co-inventor of the first loudspeaker, created the old Jensen Radio Manufacturing Company in Chicago, Illinois, in 1927. Jensen speakers were chosen to be utilized in the first manufacture of a guitar amplifier by Fender Musical Instruments Corporation in the mid-1940s, bringing the company’s fame to a high.
Jensen speakers were widely used in major amplifier manufacture in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, including Fender, Ampeg, and Gibson amplifiers. The company also manufactured Hi-Fi loudspeakers for home use and OEM drivers for other manufacturers.
In the early 1970s, Jensen Loudspeakers stopped producing their devices. The speakers were in high demand as replacements for amplifiers that had been built using Jensen speakers. In 1996, SICA Altoparlanti began reproducing reissues of Jensen speakers in response to this demand. These speakers are designed to be as near to the original design as feasible.
SICA Altoparlanti began manufacturing new Jensen speaker designs in 2008. CE Distribution distributes these speakers, as well as the Jensen reissues, in the United States.
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