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Sound Quality: 92%!
Very high score received for our own recording, Supreme Sessions 2 from Ken Kessler at HiFiNews.co.uk.
Here is the review in full:
Supreme Sessions 2 Marten Recordings (no catalogue number) A gold sticker on the sleeve says it all: ‘A true audiophile recording! Ballads, Jazz and Classical Music, recorded live in studio with two mics only!’ Ordinarily, this would have be heading for the hills, but it comes from the Swedish speaker company, Marten, and what they’ve assembled is a terrific demo disc – not something you would sit and listen to for pleasure, but a treat for showing off your system. Especially useful are tracks like the percussive ‘Dance, Drums, Dance’, sort of like Kodo via Stockholm, ‘Rosetta’ with its ragtime brass and even some banjo, plenty of Bela Bart6k for those so inclined and even a couple from the Great American Songbook.
KK Sound Quality: 92%
To good luck, health and fortune in the year of the rooster, from the Marten team.
Here is a rough translation of the final paragraph:
Just as the luxurious feel and glamour of the exterior, the inside is armed with accurate detail and richness. The high-frequency tendency is natural rather than intense. It combines the clarity, detail and quick response of the mid and low range in mid-range to create a dynamic sound that accurately expresses the Martens Mingus Quintet style no matter what genre it is. As a speaker, Mingus Quintet is the ideal combination of flagship Coltrane series and mid-range Heritage line-up.
One of the most renowned HiFi magazines in Asia, Audio Art from Taiwan gave us an award!
Best Performance of the year for our mighty Coltrane 3. Thank you very much!
We just had a fantastic weekend participating at the Guangzhou AV Fair. Great sound, great music, great people, everything you need for a perfect show.
Our Coltrane Supreme 2 had good company with CH precision electronics, a TechDas turntable that had a SAT tonearm. Impressive was the word we heard the most and we agree the sound was breathtaking, if we may say so ourselves.
Jörgen held a few presentations in front of the crowds of audiophiles.
One can expect a lot of people in big city like Guangzhou but the visitor count was extremely high this time!
A big thank you to everyone involved. We are looking forward to next year.
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We just received a nice email form our great distributor in Holland:
We had extremely good feedback at this national show where 3600 visitors attended.
The setup consisted of:
Marten Mingus Quintet speakers
Bladelius Embla CD transport
Jeff Rowland Aeris DAC
Jeff Rowland Corus pre amp
Jeff Rowland Model 825 power amp
Jeff Rowland PSU power storage unit for Aeris/Corus
Stillpoints ESS rack and Ultra 6 resonance control devices
Jorma Prime and Statement cables
And of course the sound was brilliant!
Thank you Hans!