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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November 3rd, 2014

Hifi shows this autumn

We will show the ultimate loudspeaker Coltrane Supreme 2 at two shows in Europe this autumn. We will also exhibit at the Xiamen High End Audio Visual Show in China.

First off we will make our way to Lisbon – Portugal to participate at Audio Show 2014. It’s on from 7 to 9 November.

Audio & Cinema em Casa

The second show is in France at Salon Haute Fidélité 15 – 16 November.

Salon Haute Fidélité

That same weekend 14 – 16 November we will also be at Xiamen High End Audio Visual Show in China.

Xiamen High End Audio Visual Show

Please come and have a listen if you’re in any of these places.


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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 Svanå 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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September 20th, 2014

Good sounds at Gothenburg Sound & Vision 2014

Coltrane Supreme 2

The weekend is finally here and we’re for some good music. And some good sounds of course. The Coltrane Supreme 2 system has been playing non stop since yesterday and no one seem to tire of finding new songs to play.

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September 4th, 2014

Marten at Gothenburg Sound & Vision 2014

Göteborg Ljud & Bild

There’s a great HiFi show in Gothenburg – Sweden the weekend of 20-21 September. We will be playing the gigantic Coltrane Supreme 2 in our state-of-the-art listening room together with Jorma Design cables, MSB and Whest electronics, Gigawatt power conditioners and more.

You can meet Angel Despotov from exclusive Analogue Domain, the hottest electronics from Germany. We will of course demo one of their amplifiers, The Artemis.

We will also play our own recording Supreme Sessions 1 on Django XL and Django L in another room.

We open already on Friday 19 September 1pm – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm. We are located at Chalmersgatan 24, about 200 meters away from one of the show hotels Park Avenue.

Please come and see us and listen to some good tunes!


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September 2nd, 2014

Great review!

The Miles 5 is presumably the most live-sounding speaker in this size! …and price range!

Miles 5

We just received a copy of German HiFi magazine StereoPlay 07/2014. The conclusion goes something like this:

The Miles 5 perfectly succeeds in creating unity. This is one of the nicest, most supreme, two-way loudspeaker in the absolute top class.


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August 7th, 2014

Marten in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Harbour

We’re now here on this exciting island for the Hong Kong High End Audio Visual Show where we will show the grand Coltrane Supreme 2. We will be back soon with more.


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June 20th, 2014

Happy Midsummer!

Today is the biggest night of the year in our native Sweden. If you’re interested in how it all works, have a look at the video below.


Swedish Midsummer for Dummies from Intellecta Corporate on Vimeo.

Please have a few herrings and vodka shots on us! :)


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June 15th, 2014

Multipak report

Last weekend we had a fantastic time in Croatia. Our distributor Slobodan from BM made us feel real welcome to the well renowned boutique hifi show Multipak in sunny Pakrac.

Pakrac

It was really good as our room felt more like a living room rather than a show. We had this great setup:

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