AudioAficionado.org  

Go Back   AudioAficionado.org > Manufacturers Forums > Marten Loudspeakers

Marten Loudspeakers Sweden's Best

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 03-06-2014, 01:45 AM
shaizada shaizada is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Orange County, California
Posts: 75
Default

jazzhead, do you have place to get a good deal on the Stillpoints Ultra V's? 8x $699 retail is a good chunk of change for footers

I am very much privy to the gains gotten via Stillpoints. I own and use their ESS rack.
__________________
Analog: Ear Discmaster, Redpoint Model D, VPI TNT 6 Hot Rod, Townshend Rock 7, EAR 324, VDH Grasshopper III GLA, Dynavector XV-1T, Dynavector XV-1S, Jorma Prime/Origo, Jan Allaerts, Einstein Turntables Choice, Digital: EAR Acute IV / Dac IV Preamp: EAR 912, Ray Samuels B-52 Amplifiers: EAR 890 Monoblocks, Concert Fidelity ZL-120V2SE, Almarro 318B Accessories: Stillpoints ESS Rack, Sistrum, KS Emotion Cables Speakers: Marten Coltrane Tenor
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-06-2014, 02:47 AM
jazzhead's Avatar
jazzhead jazzhead is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 519
Default

shaizada .. nice rig ... you have the Robert Levi recommended pairing , EAR + Marten . Try another RL recommended tweak , The Robert Stein Speaker Match plus . I have it on the Coltrane 2 and positives are all I have to report . A lot cheaper than the V's too . Yes, the V's are bleedingly expensive , is your ESS rack the latest generation ?
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-06-2014, 03:22 AM
pweg pweg is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 91
Default

Jazzhead how long did ur coltrane2's take to break in?
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-06-2014, 05:49 AM
jazzhead's Avatar
jazzhead jazzhead is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 519
Default

I would say around 300 hrs for it to settle and then further smoothen out with prolonged use . I had the internals upgraded to Prime wiring from No.1 , as I was running a Origo/Prime loom at the time , have since changed to a complete Stage3 Concept loom . Do you have the option of switching your SIA-25 to a power amp and driving it with an external tube pre ? a touch of the tube with SS muscle does the trick on the Martens as far as I am concerned .
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-06-2014, 05:52 AM
pweg pweg is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 91
Default

thx. Yes can do that with the Vitus but going to see how settles down first before deciding to upgrade further still - although i do have a spare shelf on my finite element rack.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-06-2014, 06:20 AM
shaizada shaizada is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Orange County, California
Posts: 75
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jazzhead View Post
shaizada .. nice rig ... you have the Robert Levi recommended pairing , EAR + Marten . Try another RL recommended tweak , The Robert Stein Speaker Match plus . I have it on the Coltrane 2 and positives are all I have to report . A lot cheaper than the V's too . Yes, the V's are bleedingly expensive , is your ESS rack the latest generation ?
Thanks!

Robert Levi is my neighbour...I keep checking the latest greatest tunes at his place all the time I almost hear every single item he reviews before it get's published.

I use a bunch of Holger Stein stuff...Stein Harmonizers cubes (x4), E-Pads, Stein Signature Speaker Matches, and all versions of the Stein Feet.

My ESS Rack is the one right before the latest skeletal version. I just can't be without proper shelves
__________________
Analog: Ear Discmaster, Redpoint Model D, VPI TNT 6 Hot Rod, Townshend Rock 7, EAR 324, VDH Grasshopper III GLA, Dynavector XV-1T, Dynavector XV-1S, Jorma Prime/Origo, Jan Allaerts, Einstein Turntables Choice, Digital: EAR Acute IV / Dac IV Preamp: EAR 912, Ray Samuels B-52 Amplifiers: EAR 890 Monoblocks, Concert Fidelity ZL-120V2SE, Almarro 318B Accessories: Stillpoints ESS Rack, Sistrum, KS Emotion Cables Speakers: Marten Coltrane Tenor
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 03-06-2014, 07:59 AM
Bodhisattva
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pweg View Post
HI David

ill be using my trusty Vitus SIA-025 and Cd player, all wiring will be existing Jorma

it was a bit hard to find something that suited aesthetically while still having a sound I liked - so hopefully these tick the box

ill let you know how they sound when i get them
I loved the time I spent with my Coltranes, and clearly the Tenors should be a step about the Altos. I posted a short video from CES 2013 below.

Btw congrats on the SIA-025! Mine is approaching 250hrs & sounding great. VA & Marten have great synergy as you know. And we're on the same page with Jorma cables. Again, a great choice with your gear

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENw5MW2v6dI]Marten Coltrane Tenor at CES 2013 - YouTube[/ame]
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 03-06-2014, 02:46 PM
tom_hankins tom_hankins is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 252
Default

A good friend uses the Coltranes with a pr. 890 amps, 912 preamp, EAR cd/dac, and Steinmusic catridge. SPECIAL
Congrats I think your going to love your Tenors.
__________________
VPI HRX, PC-1 Supreme, AudioNet-Pre G2, Pam G2, EPS G2, AMP, YG Acoustics Anat III sig.

Last edited by tom_hankins; 03-06-2014 at 02:49 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 03-06-2014, 05:09 PM
bvdiman's Avatar
bvdiman bvdiman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 574
Default

Nice..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2-GwbeeTbs
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 03-06-2014, 06:51 PM
shaizada shaizada is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Orange County, California
Posts: 75
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tom_hankins View Post
A good friend uses the Coltranes with a pr. 890 amps, 912 preamp, EAR cd/dac, and Steinmusic catridge. SPECIAL
Congrats I think your going to love your Tenors.
Hey Tom!

Are you referring to Chuck Bruce, Casper or Art Womack?
The only other people I am aware of with that system.

The Steinmusic cartridge is excellent and one I like a lot I hear it all the time on the EAR Discmaster turntable at Bob Levi's place.

It has a full, warm and inviting sound! Totally musical on those Helius Omega arms.



What are your thoughts on the sounds of the system? I know you love BAT gear which I have great respect for...so really hoping to hear your opinion.
__________________
Analog: Ear Discmaster, Redpoint Model D, VPI TNT 6 Hot Rod, Townshend Rock 7, EAR 324, VDH Grasshopper III GLA, Dynavector XV-1T, Dynavector XV-1S, Jorma Prime/Origo, Jan Allaerts, Einstein Turntables Choice, Digital: EAR Acute IV / Dac IV Preamp: EAR 912, Ray Samuels B-52 Amplifiers: EAR 890 Monoblocks, Concert Fidelity ZL-120V2SE, Almarro 318B Accessories: Stillpoints ESS Rack, Sistrum, KS Emotion Cables Speakers: Marten Coltrane Tenor
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Audioaficionado.org tested by Norton Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:59 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
ęCopyright 2009-2019 AudioAficionado.org.Privately owned, All Rights Reserved.
Audio Aficionado Sponsors
AudioAficionado Subscriber
AudioAficionado Subscriber
Inspire By Dennis Had
Inspire By Dennis Had
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Wyred4Sound
Wyred4Sound
Dragonfire Acoustics
Dragonfire Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
Esoteric
Esoteric
AC Infinity
AC Infinity
JL Audio
JL Audio
Acoustic Sciences Corportation
Acoustic Sciences Corportation
Legend Audio & Video
Legend Audio & Video
Audio by E
Audio by E
Canton
Canton
Bryston
Bryston
WireWorld Cables
WireWorld Cables
Stillpoints
Stillpoints
Bricasti Design
Bricasti Design
Furutech
Furutech
Shunyata Research
Shunyata Research
Accuphase
Accuphase