January 7th, 2015

The room

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This year we are sharing room with Hanss Acoustics, The Lotus Group, PranaWire and KR Audio. The combination is real great and sound sublime if we may say that ourselves.

Here is the full specification of everything in the room:

Marten Coltrane Tenor Loudspeaker
Hanss T-60 Belt Driven Turntable
Hanss Equipment Rack
Durand Talea II Tonearm
Ortofon Winfeld Cartridge
KR Audio P130 Pre Amplifier w/MC Phono
KR Audio VA910 Mono Block Amplifiers
Oyaide MTB-6 R-1 Power Distribution
Acoustic Revive RTP-2 Ultimate Power Distribution
Langerton MCB amp stands
All cables from PranaWire

Welcome to have a listen in Venetian suite 29-132

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January 5th, 2015

CES 2015

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Yes! We’re here at the biggest electronics show on the planet again! This time we’re here showing the sleek but powerful Coltrane Tenor together with tube amps from KR Audio and a turntable from Hanss Accoustics. Come and listen in Venetian suite 29-132.

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We’ll be back soon with more info.


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December 24th, 2014

Happy Holidays!

northern-lights

On the Northern hemisphere the longest night of the year have now passed. We can count on longer and brighter days from now on:)

We look forward to a new year with a lot of exciting events and music. 

And remember, don’t plan too much and stress about now.

Life is a lot like jazz… it’s best when you improvise.

- George Gershwin

Happy Holidays everyone! 

Photo credit: Béatrice Karjalainen


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December 9th, 2014

Weekend in Stockholm

The best ever!

was a common comment this weekend in Stockholm. We had a great time at Audio Concept with lots of music, audiophiles and other people, audiophiles in the making we hope:) A big thanks to everyone that came for a listen and to Audio Concept of course.

Audio Concept in Stockholm


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December 5th, 2014

Demo in Stockholm happening NOW!

We’re in Stockholm on a great demo at Audio Concept, one of the biggest HiFi dealers in Sweden. We have two great setups,Coltrane 2 with Analog Domain andMSB electronics and Django XL with KR amplifier. Both systems sound awesome! You really should come in for a listen as it’s a great opportunity.

Welcome to Audio Concept at Södra Agnegatan 29, Stockholm. Open Friday 10 – 18 Saturday 11 – 15.


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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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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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