AudioAficionado.org  

Go Back   AudioAficionado.org > Manufacturers Forums > Marten Loudspeakers

Marten Loudspeakers Sweden's Best

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 03-30-2015, 09:50 PM
shaizada shaizada is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Orange County, California
Posts: 75
Default

Hi Glisse,

there is a marked difference between the Getz and the Getz 2 with the newer updated crossover along with updated Accuton drivers. Partnered with appropriate electronics, there is great richness, tonality and wonderful textures. Bass weight is just right and really hits you in the chest if the music dictates so.

Listening extensively to the Bird 1 and owning the Bird 2, there is this richness that seems prevalent throughout the newer Marten crossovers. I heard the same difference between the Duke 1 and Duke 2 that I have spent extensive time with.
__________________
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 03-06-2016, 08:15 PM
audiohippo's Avatar
audiohippo audiohippo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Australia
Posts: 874
Default

Does Bryston electronics pair well with Marten speakers? Such as the Bird or Miles?
__________________
Audio Research REF6 | Dan D'Agostino Momentum S250 | PS Audio Directstream DAC + Transport + P10 | Wilson Audio Alexia + Mezzo | Krix Atmospherix A20 | Bryston SP3 + 7B3 + 9BSST2 | Velodyne DD15 | JVC X7900 | Panasonic UB900 | Wireworld Gold SC + Platinum IC + Silver Electra PC
My Pictures
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-08-2016, 06:07 PM
shaizada shaizada is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Orange County, California
Posts: 75
Default

I have heard both separately both not together. I would personally like a level of richness and musicality to the sound that I would look to gain from the source or preamp section. The Marten speakers are overly transparent in character. You can make them sound lean or you can make them sound rich...all depends on your partnering equipment

To pair with Bryston electronics, I would probably NOT look at ceramic driver based speakers. Just a gut hunch, but I am sure it could be made to work with enough dedication behind the electronics chain. Cheers!
__________________
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
  #14  
Old 03-21-2016, 07:46 PM
pierre pierre is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 4
Default

Hi Shaizada,

I am considering to buy a used Bird2 currently on the market here in the Netherlands.

My amplification is Conrad Johnson CT5/Premier 140. This would be a match comparable to your EAR combo.

My main concern however is the roomsize they will be in: 17 ft deep, 10 ft high, wall to the left, open on the right side. Can too much bass be a problem in this set-up?

What is your experience with the Bird2 in your room setting and the use of its bass level control?

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-22-2016, 12:26 AM
Masterlu's Avatar
Masterlu Masterlu is online now
AA Founder, Legend AV Owner



 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: South FL & Cape Cod MA
Posts: 67,622
Default

pierre... Welcome to AA!
__________________
Ivan
FLORIDA
MX136, MC1.2KW(10) MC2KW(2), MCD1100, MS750(2) MVP881, C1000C/P/T, MPC1500, HT-2 SUBS(2) HT3F(2) WS350(2) XRT2K, XCS2K, XR27(2) XCS350(2) PS AUDIO PPP(8) RGPC 1200(20) RGPC POLE PIG(4) JL GOTHAM SUBS(2) SONOS ZP90-W4S MOD, LUMAGEN RADIANCE SCALER, SONY VPH-G90U PROJECTOR, SVS SCISSOR LIFT, STEWART STUDIOTEK 120" MOTORIZED SCREEN, ASC ACOUSTIC PANELS & BASS TRAPS, CINEMA-TECH SEATING, WIREWORLD PLATINUM STARLIGHT HDMI, GOLD ECLIPSE CABLES & PLATINUM ELECTRA PC'S
Reference System: ACCUPHASE A250 MONOBLOCK AMPS, C3850 PRE-AMP, DP950 CD/SACD PRECISION TRANSPORT, DC950 PRECISION DIGITAL PROCESSOR, DG-58 DIGITAL VOICING EQUALIZER, T1200 FM STEREO TUNER, PS530 POWER SUPPLY, SONOS ZP90-W4S MOD, HRS-SXR CUSTOM 4V-4V RACK w/ M3X 1921 SHELVES, TAD REFERENCE ONE MK2 LOUDSPEAKERS, WIREWORLD PLATINUM CABLES & PLATINUM ELECTRA PC'S
CAPE COD

MX150, MC501(2) MC1.2KW(10) MC2301(2) MR88, MS750(3) MVP881, MCD1100, MDA1000, C1000C/P/T, MPC1500, ESOTERIC K-01X 30th ANNIVERSARY (BLACK) SACD/CD PLAYER, G02-X CLOCK, HT3F(2) XRT2K, XCS2K, XR27(2) OPPO-BDP95, PS AUDIO PPP(8) PUREPOWER 1050(4) RGPC 1200(15) JL GOTHAM SUBS(2) JL FATHOM F113 SUBS(4) SOUND ANCHOR SUB STANDS(2) LUMAGEN RADIANCE PRO SCALER, SONY VPH-G90U PROJECTOR, STEWART STUDIOTEK 120" SCREEN, SONUS FABER STRADIVARI, SILENZIO, SONOS ZP90-W4S MOD, BRYSTON BHA-1, ASC ACOUSTIC PANELS & BASS TRAPS, FORTRESS SEATING, WIREWORLD PLATINUM ECLIPSE CABLES & PLATINUM ELECTRA PC'S.
Analog Rig: CLEARAUDIO INNOVATION WOOD w/ OUTER RING & CLAMP, UNIVERSAL ARM w/ Da VINCI' CART, 2nd UNIVERSAL ARM w/ GOLDFINGER STATEMENT CART, KLAUDIO RCM, HRS-MXR REFERENCE 4V RACK-GLOSS BLACK w/ M3X 1921 SHELVES, AESTHETIX RHEA SIG PHONO-PRE, PS AUDIO PPP, RGPC 1200, WIREWORLD PLATINUM ECLIPSE CABLES & PLATINUM ELECTRA PC'S
Reference System: BURMESTER 911MK3 AMP(3), 088 PRE-AMP, 089 CD PLAYER, 100 PHONO PRE-AMP LOADED, 948 POWER CONDITIONER, AVID ACUTUS REFERENCE SP TT, GRAHAM PHANTOM II SUPREME ARM, BENZ MICRO LP-S CART, ESOTERIC GRANDIOSO P1/D1 STACK, G01X RUBIDIUM MASTER CLOCK, N05 NETWORK PLAYER, SILENZIO, HRS-SXR CUSTOM 2V-3V-2V RACK w/ M3X 1921 SHELVES, STILLPOINTS, SONUS FABER AIDA SPEAKERS IN RED VIOLIN FINISH, JL FATHOM F113(2) SOUND ANCHOR SUB STANDS(2) ASC ACOUSTIC PANELS & BASS TRAPS, GIK PICTURE PANELS, PS AUDIO P10, WIREWORLD PLATINUM CABLES & PLATINUM ELECTRA PC'S

Library System: ESOTERIC GRANDIOSO SYSTEM M1 MONOBLOCK AMPS(2), C1 LINESTAGE PRE-AMP, K1 CD/SACD PLAYER, G1 MASTER RUBIDIUM CLOCK, E02 PHONO-PRE, SILENZIO, SONOS ZP90-W4S MOD, AERIAL ACOUSTICS 20T V2 SANTOS ROSEWOOD, AERIAL SW12 SUBS SANTOS ROSEWOOD w/ BASES(2), CANTON REF K1, VPI HRX TT w/ SDS POWER SUPPLY, ORTOFON CADENZA BLACK CART, FURUTECH SILVER ARROWS PHONO CABLE, KLAUDIO RCM, SHUNYATA PS8, RGPC 1200(2) STEVE BLINN COMPLETE CUSTOM RACK, ASC STUDIO TRAPS, WIREWORLD PLATINUM ECLIPSE IC'S & PLATINUM ELECTRA PC'S
Bryston/Esoteric System: ESOTERIC C02-X PRE-AMP, P-02X TRANSPORT, D02-X DAC, G02-X CLOCK, BRYSTON 28B CUBED MONOBLOCK AMPS, BIT-15(2) AMR-DP777-SE DAC, SILENZIO, TAD REFERENCE ONE MK2 LOUDSPEAKERS, QUADRASPIRE RACK, WIREWORLD PLATINUM ECLIPSE IC'S & PLATINUM ELECTRA PC'S
Accuphase/Canton System: ACCUPHASE E-650 INTEGRATED, DP750 CD/SACD PLAYER, T1200 FM STEREO TUNER, PS530 POWER SUPPLY, CANTON REF K3, CANTON REF K5, SILENZIO, HRS MXR 4V REFERENCE MAHOGHANY RACK w/ M3X 1921 SHELVES, WIREWORLD GOLD ECLIPSE IC’s & PLATINUM ELECTRA PC'S

New Bryston Active System Coming Soon...
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-22-2016, 01:34 PM
pierre pierre is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 4
Default

Ivan, thanks for the warm welcome!

I've been around already for some time as registered user, but never got to post a reply until now...
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 03-22-2016, 02:10 PM
-E-'s Avatar
-E- -E- is online now
Media Server Aficionado


 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: East Bay SF, CA
Posts: 6,878
Default

What's the MSRP of those?
__________________
Main: McIntosh XRT1K MDA1000 MC402 | JL F113 | Bryston BUC-1 | WireWorld Cabling | RGPC1200C | PPP
Office: Bel Canto S300iu 24/96 | KEF LS50 | REL R218 | WW Mini Eclipse | 18 TB Media Server
Mobile: McIntosh MX406 MDA5000 MCD4000 MCC420M | JM Lab/Focal Utopia
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 03-22-2016, 02:31 PM
crwilli's Avatar
crwilli crwilli is online now
Racing Hoopties


 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Bluffton SC
Posts: 7,036
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by -E- View Post
What's the MSRP of those?
seems around $30,000
__________________
Main room - Sonus Faber Stradivari, JLAudio F113v2, McIntosh MC2301s with Stillpoint Ultra SS feet, McIntosh C1100 on Stillpoint Minis, Esoteric K-03X on Stillpoint Minis, Esoteric G-02, SilenZio v.2 Audio by -E- Media Server (running ROON), Other - Stillpoint Apertures, GIK Bass Traps, Vicoustics Waveguide panels, WW Gold Eclipse 7 SCs, WW Platinum Starlight 7 USB, WW Silver Electra 7 PCs, WW Silver Eclipse ICs; 3 X 20 Amp Power lines, PS Audio P10 & Dectet, 3 Sound Anchor stands, Powerports and numerous Noise Harvesters. Furutech Flex 50, Cable risers, HRS dampeners

TV Room Audio - Panasonic TC-P60GT50, McIntosh MX-121, MC7106, Revel F52 & C32, B&W LM1, Sonos Connect\W4S Remedy\iFI 9V Power, WW & Kimber cables, PS Audio Dectet
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 03-22-2016, 02:55 PM
-E-'s Avatar
-E- -E- is online now
Media Server Aficionado


 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: East Bay SF, CA
Posts: 6,878
Default

Hrmmm...

Options, options...

The upstairs is getting crowded already, too.

They would certainly be a good fit in the 2-channel room. The wide footprint of the Strads could be better used upstairs? (And then you'd maybe be forced to go upstairs more often aside from just to dust?)
__________________
Main: McIntosh XRT1K MDA1000 MC402 | JL F113 | Bryston BUC-1 | WireWorld Cabling | RGPC1200C | PPP
Office: Bel Canto S300iu 24/96 | KEF LS50 | REL R218 | WW Mini Eclipse | 18 TB Media Server
Mobile: McIntosh MX406 MDA5000 MCD4000 MCC420M | JM Lab/Focal Utopia
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 03-23-2016, 08:24 PM
shaizada shaizada is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Orange County, California
Posts: 75
Default

Current US MSRP is $38,000 from what I know.

Pierre, welcome to AA. I have a much smaller room than yours though with a very large cathedral ceiling. But you will simply have NO PROBLEM with bass control at all. Keep it in the middle position and go from there. These drivers do not have any bass slop or overhang. They do their job and get out of the way like lightening. Easily the fastest moving coil drivers I have heard on this planet!

Only thing I am unsure about is the match with your Conrad Johnson electronics, but be careful as the speakers are ultra revealing. So tune properly and with care to get the most out of the speakers. 1/8th of an inch movements in positioning can change the sound, so you need to give it time. Time for you to get used to to them and learn your way around. With that said, Bird 2 are a very different speaker compared to the Bird 1

Enjoy your purchase! What finish are the ones u are getting? I have a Cherry Burled finish. There is spectacular complexity in the wood, if you take the time to appreciate these things. Easily one of the best purchases of my speaker life.

Lots of things to learn about them. If u do buy them, reach out and I can help you with whatever I learned about them so far. Little tips and tricks to get the most out of them. The art is in the setup. A very refined speaker!
__________________
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 05:01 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
©Copyright 2009-2018 AudioAficionado.org.Privately owned, All Rights Reserved.
Audio Aficionado Sponsors
AudioAficionado Subscriber
AudioAficionado Subscriber
Fortress
Fortress
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