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Old 02-13-2014, 03:32 AM
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Bird2, lovely color & finish
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Old 02-13-2014, 05:05 AM
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Sweet looking, and I'd imagine, sounding set-up..
*Love TdP tube gears! ..and oh, your rack too
+ 1...especially the Stillpoints ESS rack! Marten with EAR and Vitus are both pretty classic combo's. I found however my previous Coltrane Alto's liked more power and were very happy with a combination of Boulder solid state amplification and a tubed line stage (Ayon). With this combo I had power, speed, tube warmth/sweetness and excellent control with deep bass.

I've heard the Bird 2's in a treated room in a couple of different setups. On each occasion I was never really satisfied with the bass. They do have a lovely timber finish though The S5's otoh are clearly better than the Coltrane Alto's & Bird 2's overall, especially in the bass.

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Old 02-13-2014, 03:17 PM
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+ 1...especially the Stillpoints ESS rack! Marten with EAR and Vitus are both pretty classic combo's. I found however my previous Coltrane Alto's liked more power and were very happy with a combination of Boulder solid state amplification and a tubed line stage (Ayon). With this combo I had power, speed, tube warmth/sweetness and excellent control with deep bass. I've heard the Bird 2's in a treated room in a couple of different setups. On each occasion I was never really satisfied with the bass. They do have a lovely timber finish though The S5's otoh are clearly better than the Coltrane Alto's & Bird 2's overall, especially in the bass.
wow. Every post always comes around to the superiority of your gear!

S'zada, those are some *gorgeous* speakers. Great looking set up. You might tell that dealer a thing or two about how to set these up!
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Old 02-14-2014, 10:11 AM
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shaizada, great looking speakers. I habe marten django xl latest, did you have a chance to listen both. Were birds 2 exel in compare with martens? Thanks.
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:46 PM
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wow. Every post always comes around to the superiority of your gear!
That is such an idiotic comment. The first thing members need to know is you've got form having digs at me on this forum which resulted in me permanently ignoring you. Secondly, I have actually owned Marten Coltranes, heard the Bird 2's on several occasions in treated rooms and currently own Magico S5's, so i'm not speaking out of my rear end. If you can't handle that, I invite you to ignore my comments and we can move on in mutual acrimony
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:53 PM
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That is such an idiotic comment. The first thing members need to know is you've got form having digs at me on this forum which resulted in me permanently ignoring you. Secondly, I have actually owned Marten Coltranes, heard the Bird 2's on several occasions in treated rooms and currently own Magico S5's, so i'm not speaking out of my rear end. If you can't handle that, I invite you to ignore my comments and we can move on in mutual acrimony
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I'll respect Ivan's wishes to not respond to you directly, though I still must object to your use of "idiotic."
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Old 02-14-2014, 07:35 PM
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I'll respect Ivan's wishes to not respond to you directly, though I still must object to your use of "idiotic."
I apologize unreservedly for using that word, but suggest all parties move on.
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:41 PM
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shaizada...congrats on the Bird 2 and wonderful overall set-up. Always been a fan of EAR and TdP's designs.
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Old 02-14-2014, 10:01 PM
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shaizada, great looking speakers. I habe marten django xl latest, did you have a chance to listen both. Were birds 2 exel in compare with martens? Thanks.
I have heard the Marten Djangos XL when they first came in to the US market. They sounded splendid! I love the fullness and richness of sound they portrayed with such ease. However, there were the Coltrane Tenors sitting right next to them in the same setup. The combination of a diamond tweeter and that accuton midrange in the Tenors was really something special. The Bird 2 have the same midrange and tweeter which have a more sophisticated mid and top end compared to the Django. Hence, I went with them. Marten has never designed a mediocre speaker from what I've heard from them over the years.

You have clearly chosen an EXCELLENT speaker my friend. Enjoy!

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shaizada...congrats on the Bird 2 and wonderful overall set-up. Always been a fan of EAR and TdP's designs.
Thanks! Me too There is a "rightness" about his sound that I seem to really enjoy and savor.
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