March 18th, 2015

A clear picture

This is a real interesting video showing what’s actually deleted from a sound file when it’s compressed to mp3 format. Have a listen to Suzanne Vega’s catchy hit ‘Tom’s Diner’. Or rather the leftovers.

Ph.D. student in Composition and Computer Technologies Ryan Maguire has created this rather clear picture of how much we are missing from the mp3 compressed music. No wonder it loses so much dynamism.

Found on

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March 8th, 2015

Showtime weekend!

There are more Marten systems here in Bonn than you could ask for at the moment:) We have Coltrane Supreme 2, Coltrane Momento and Heritage Bird 2 set up and access to lots of other speakers as well. It’s been great so far and it’s not over yet. Come and see us if you are in Bonn or the area.

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February 24th, 2015

Showtime with Marten at HiFi Linzbach!


Our great dealer in Bonn, Germany who has Coltrane Supreme 2 on permanent display will have an open house on Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 March.

It will be presented by Matthias Böde, the renowned HiFi journalist from ‘Stereo’. He will be playing his favourite songs on Coltrane Supreme 2. It’s a great chance to hear some amazing music played on these mighty speakers.

They will also play on Coltrane Momento and show  Django L, Miles 5 and Bird 2.

It’s a good opportunity to listen to speakers from all of our series. Everyone is very welcome.

HiFi Linzbach
Adenaueralle 124
53 113 Bonn
tel +49 228/222051

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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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February 18th, 2015

The Year of the Goat

The Year of the Goat

Happy Chinese New Year!

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February 8th, 2015

High End in Stockholm


The set up:

Marten Coltrane Supreme 2

Rui Borges Turntables Ultimo mk II

Swedish Analog Technology

Ortofon MC Anna

MSB Select

MSB Signatur

Jorma Design Statement
Jorma Design Prime

Analog Domain The Athene monoblock 2000W 8 ohm
Analog Domain M75D

Audio racks
Solid Tech Hybrid

Svanå Miljöteknik

As one could expect, it sounds amazing!

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February 3rd, 2015

High End Show – Stockholm 2015

High End Show 2015 in Stockholm

We’re really happy that Coltrane Supreme 2 was chosen to feature in the main advertising of HEM, the great HiFi Show this weekend in Stockholm. It’s all over the place.

We will have a big room where we present Coltrane Supreme 2 with Analog Domain amplifiers, MSB Select DAC, Jorma Design Statement cables as well as a turntable from Rui Borges and more.

On every hour we will have a presentation for about 45 minutes where we play music and talk about our flagship model Coltrane Supreme 2.

We really look forward to A few of the presentations that will be turned into proper vinyl sessions when Rui Borges and Marc Gomez of SAT take over.

Also, Frank Vermeylen from MSB will visit us to talk about the fantastic MSB electronics that goes so well with our models.

You really should try and make it to this show as we can promise you a fully loaded weekend with great sounds in the middle of beautiful Stockholm.


The Marten room: Drottningh A
Tegelbacken 6
101 23 Stockholm

7 – 8 February 2015
Saturday 10–18
Sunday 10–16

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January 28th, 2015

Best Value 2015

We just had a excellent review for Django L in Chinese hifi magazine Hi-Fi & Hi-Vi Monthly. They dubbed our loudspeaker ”Best Value 2015”.

If you are a fan of jazz, rock or pop, it is strongly recommended that you listen to Django L, to personally feel that vibrant, full of life music and the dynamic appeal of it.

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Thank you very much.

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January 25th, 2015

The Beligian set up

We’re having a great time here in the home land of TinTin. The set up sounds amazing and everyone seem to agree with that statement.


We’re playing on: Coltrane Supreme 2, Jeff Rowland 925 monoamps, Jeff Rowland Corus preamp, Jeff Rowland Aeris DAC, CEC TL0X transport, Lumin A1 network player, Jorma Statement/Prime cables, all on a Stillpoint rack.

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January 24th, 2015

Supreme sounds

in this room.

Coltrane Supreme 2 in Belgium

Come and check it out if you are in the area. Gydotron Pastorijshow 2015.

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