The Valley and the Vox

The Valley and the Vox : A Story of Triumph Before Silicon Valley

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Peter L. Jensen is the loudspeaker inventor who co-founded Magnavox(r) and later manufactured Jensen(r) speakers. Now, for the first time, unpublished manuscripts from Jensen's estate reveal an astonishing true story from the dawn of electronics in the Silicon and Napa valleys. The Valley and the Vox recounts an entertaining rags-to-riches journey fueled by the electronic marvels of the early 20th century. In his lighthearted and humorous narrative, Peter Jensen conveys the exhilarating, fortuitous and almost accidental discoveries leading to radio and audio as we know it today. Along the way he recounts the amusing curiosity of the first sound system users, ranging from Woodrow Wilson and Prince Edward to ordinary citizens hearing mysterious voices on high. Brilliant but struggling inventors joined forces with the tricksters of capitalism to create today's world of amplified sound. Technology, war, politics and the boom of American business all combine to make this courageous story one of epic triumphshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 304g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507680627
  • 9781507680629
  • 2,424,299

About William F Jensen

William F. Jensen is the youngest grandson of loudspeaker inventor Peter L. Jensen, and has collected artifacts and information related loudspeaker development for over 30 years. Mr. Jensen lives with his wife and four children on a small farm in Wisconsin. In addition to his collection of over 30 antique Jensen and Magnavox speakers, Jensen maintains an orchard of 400 trees planted by his father, Peter E. Jensen, the youngest son of the inventor. Mr. Jensen holds a BA in Journalism and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is employed as a marketing and business development executive in the health insurance industry, and is a frequent public speaker on topics related to more