Tommy Jenving 1945-2011
Tommy Jenving, founder and CEO of Supra Cables, passed away on November 10th
Tommy was an innovator, inventor, and entrepreneur
with a big heart and a sharp mind. He was not only a popular businessman with a
high profile in the Hi-Fi/Hi End industry, but also a good husband, father and
friend. Tommy always enjoyed making his own designs and figuring out technical
problems and solutions. Many great ideas and innovations over the years have
come from him.
Tommy's philosophy was to make "no nonsense design" products, with
the highest possible quality in cables, connectors and materials, combined with
creative ideas and patented inventions.
Tommy founded SUPRA Cables that has been in production as high quality cables
for over 35 years, effectively kicking off the global cable revolution in 1976.
In competition with many far more expensive products and brands, SUPRA products
have won an impressive number of awards around the world.
The Hi-Fi press often speak about SUPRA products in terms of
"value-for-money" High-End products. Before his first product, SUPRA
Classic 2.5 Speaker Cable, there were no dedicated 'speaker' cables, just
cables. Since SUPRA Classic 2.5 was introduced, there have been many
developments from SUPRA including; Nylon screen, Supra BANANA, Supra FORK,
Supra SWIFT XLR, Supra PLY, Supra EFF-I, Supra LORAD, proof of the
directionality of cables, Supra SWORD, a world record length of Supra HDMI
cables, angled HDMI connectors, Supra HDMI extenders and much, much more.
Tommy's most recent designs include Supra CAT 7+ network cable, Supra Quadrax
speaker cables, and Supra USB cables - are all in the industry vanguard.
Jenving's Lifetime Achievement for Hi-Fi and Hi End
Tommy had with his expertise and commitment made his SUPRA Cables famous and he
won many awards worldwide. In Sweden, Tommy received the award of "The
Entrepreneur of the Year 2003". Then he received the "Arken Award
2008 for Lifetime Achievement" for his outstanding involvment in the
Swedish Hi-Fi & Hi End industry for the past 30 years. And in 2009 Tommy
was selected as "Sweden's Greatest Hi-Fi Personality" for his
invaluable efforts in promoting Hi-Fi & Music
Tommy Jenving was the "father" of loudspeaker cables, a genius, a
great inventor and innovator, a legend, and a giant in the Hi-fi & Hi End
industry. Tommy Jenving will forever be remembered throughout the world, and he
will always live in our heart and minds.
Jenving Technology AB, SUPRA Cables and his business will continue in Tommy's
We know Tommy wished his life's work to continue and to be developed further.
We will ever strive to make him proud.
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Team SUPRA Cables