June 6th, 2018

Munich the Movie

Here is a little film about our recent visit to Munich High End 2018 recently.

 


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March 15th, 2018

Coltrane Momento 2 & Mingus Twenty

Launching this May in Munich High End: Coltrane Momento 2 and Mingus Twenty.

Coltrane Momento 2 has all the upgraded detail such as first order crossover and Cell technology. It completes the Coltrane Series. 

Mingus Twenty is a celebration of our twenty years in High-End audio. Mingus was the first speaker our chief designer Leif Olofsson developed into production and now he created a new model in the same spirit, in a limited edition of 20 pairs.

We are having a sneak preview this week in Gothenburg celebrating our anniversary and launching two new CDs: Carousel with Rhythm Art Duo and Violin & Marimba with Duo Granmo-Berg.

There was a great party yesterday with live music from many of the artists of the albums including Daniel Berg, Tobias Granmo, Fredrik Duvling and Matti Ollikainen. 


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July 4th, 2017

BRAND NEW! Granmo-Berg, Violin & Marimba

We just updated our web shop with this CD from our friends Granmo-Berg! Great violin and marimba with a wide, dynamic range of music. You can buy it in here!

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Please also remember check out our facebook page. 


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December 9th, 2016

Shop launch!

We just opened our brand new shop. This is where we sell our Supreme Sessions and will sell a lot of other Marten Recordings in the future. Go on and shop some Christmas gifts! 🙂

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May 30th, 2016

Party time!

We recently moved to new tailor built premises in Gothenburg. The site has new exclusive showrooms, offices, streamlined manufacturing facilities, stock rooms as well as an immense listening room with the latest technology from SMT. This room will also function as a live recording studio for Marten Recordings.

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May 15th, 2015

High End Munich 2015 – The Room

We were lucky to get some shots of the room yesterday before we opened otherwise it’d have been impossible. There has been a constant crowd hindering the view 🙂 Leif is playing a crazy mix of tunes, everything from Rock with Jimi Hendrix , Jazz with Hiromi and Beethoven with Lang Lang to Electronica with James Blake and Blues with Junior Wells. It all sounds great!

The system

Here is the main system – Four MSB M203 Mono blocks between the pair of Coltrane 3

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MSB Electronics with the Hard Disk Player Aurender X100 closest in the middle. All on Solid Tech racks.

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Jorma Design cables are being used all over. Here is a Jorma Prime on display.

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Our logotypes can be seen behind the new SMT S-Wings.

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The brand new MSB Select Dac

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MSB Select Dac again but opened up

We will be going on playing music until 6pm on Sunday. You are very welcome to room F214 in Atrium 4.


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February 23rd, 2015

High End in Stockholm

We had a great time with our guests in Stockholm a couple of weeks ago. Rui Borges and Vicky Rosario were there from Portugal as well as Marc Gomez who lives in Gothenburg but originates from Barcelona. Frank Vermeylen from Belgium and of course Michael Fremer from the US were there too so we were a very international bunch, as it normally is on these shows.

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December 2nd, 2014

Time to dust off an old favourite

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Good news for all vinyl lovers. Vinyl sales in the UK is at an 18-year high. Everyone though that vinyl was dying and Compact Disks was taking over. Now the CD is the format that seem to be dying.

“In the US, vinyl sales increased by 32 per cent in 2013 (Nielsen Soundscan), and in the UK, they increased by 101 per cent in 2013 (BPI).” Source.

Further reading:

BBC: Vinyl record sales hit 18-year high
Arstechnica.com: Largest vinyl record pressing plant in the US is expanding

Photo credit: Todd Hryckowian


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October 22nd, 2014

Wonderful Copenhagen

The Little Mermaid - by Matthias Widmer

We’re at the HiFi & Surround show this weekend in Copenhagen together with Studiokoncept from Östersund. We’re showing Coltrane Tenor and Django L.

The little mermaid is looking lonely as usual but we are sure we won’t be:) Please come and have a listen.

Photo: Matthias Widmer


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September 25th, 2014

Scandinavian music today

There’s been a lot of words written about modern Scandinavian music, mainly because it’s known to be fresh electronic pop that has its own sound. Those words has not been written in High End audio publications previously since the sound quality hasn’t been anywhere near good enough. They might sound good in a club or in headphones but that’s about it.

Little Dragon by Marco Van Rijt

Little Dragon by Marco Van Rijt

Now, things are changing. If you have a listen to Gothenburg band Little Dragon’s latest album ‘Nabuma Rubberband’ you’ll find amazing sounding music with real high quality. Yukimi Nagano‘s voice sound crystal clear agains the deep electronic tones.

Röyksopp Robyn Do It Again

Röyksopp Robyn – Do It Again

Norwegian pop duo Röyksopp and Swedish pop artist Robyn have also recently released an EP called ‘Do It Again‘ together that has a rich, detailed and great sounding electronic production.

So, if you’re in to pop but find it hard to discover music that sounds good on your own system you should give these guys a chance. Also, comment if you have any other suggestions that you think would belong here.

If anyone knows Little Dragon you should tell them to pop in considering they’re in Gothenburg as well:) We have Coltrane Supreme 2 set up now in the big SvanĂ„ level 3 listening room and ‘Nabuma Rubberband’ sound absolutely amazing. Official invite to Little Dragon! Contact on: info@marten.se +44 31 20 72 00


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