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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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.


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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January 11th, 2012

CES Day 2

Today we found a moment to walk around and check at least our floor out.

Wes Bender Studio

We found our mate Wes not far from ours, looking very professional with his new set up. Do like the logo work as well:)

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May 19th, 2011

We ♥ Munich (and high-fidelity)

Photo: Heav84 | Manuel Schunder

What a great place Munich is. Walking around in this beautiful city in the spring weather is a real treat. Popping into a bierhalle for a drink here and there makes it all even better:)

The High End fair is exactly how you would expect it to be in Germany, neat, tidy and well organised with a lot of space for everyone. We had our room set up and ready yesterday evening and it’s actually sounding pretty darn good if we may say that ourselves.

Unfortunately I had a little memory mishap and forgot my Canon 50D that I usually use for all the blog photos but luckily, Leif’s little handy Olympus F1.8 takes great pictures so that is what we’ll be using for this show.

Main set up

The Coltrane 2, M•Amp and M•Furniture set up with Jorma Design’s brand new cables, Unity. We also use SMT’s lovely looking diffusors that we had in our room at CES 2011 in Las Vegas.

Form set up

The FormFloors, the FromSub and Bladelius Tyr, playing audio from a MacBook Air also makes for a pretty neat second set up.

Full room

Even if the room is quite large we actually filled it most of this rather busy day. Tomorrow the show will open for non-audio business people so maybe it will be even busier.

See you tomorrow with more form the rest of the show.


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January 15th, 2011

More from Vegas

M•Amp by night

M•Amp by night

We have a lot more to show from CES 2011 so here we go:


The new, very interesting USB Dac from Bladelius. Seems to have very high quality both in performance and appearance.

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January 22nd, 2010

A distant dream

The Dream Weekend 27-28/11/09
It might seem like a distant dream now after the holidays and CES but the Marten Showroom was crowded with audio lovers on the last weekend in November 09.

Erik Andersson and Ola Hesselvall, demonstrated their latest amplifier project: The Dream. This has been legendary audio designer Erik’s dream for many years and he has really put all of his experience and heart into it.

The tube amplifier has direct heated triodes (Russian GM70) which are unusually powerful for being single ended (40W). The setup was really something, with our new reference model Coltrane Momento, Jorma Prime cables, Bladelius Embla CD-player, EAT Forte turntable, Helius Omega 12″ tone-arm, Einstein Audio TU3 cartridge and Einstein Audio “Little Big Phono” phonostage.

The furniture used was G.A.D.-Marten. By that we mean the audio furniture and not the brand of the sofa we sat on. And no, it’s not from IKEA:)

The Dream

Hesselvall Audio The Dream in cool bright red.

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January 9th, 2010

CES 2010 – TGI Friday

What type of cold do you get in a place like Las Vegas? A fake one of course. Perfumed, air-conditioned air plus jet lag can feel like a real bad cold but after a good nights sleep you feel ok again. Even just a fake cold can make your energy levels low so this day dragged on a bit.


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January 7th, 2010

CES 2010 – Getting warmer


Finally in glitzy Las Vegas and all that comes with it; casinos, Elvis impersonators, drive-in weddings and of course the biggest Electronics Show in the world. As you get used to the perfumed air (they actually scent the air in most of the casinos) it is quite a cool place to be.

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