GOTHENBURG, Sweden (PTA) — A new speaker line launches from one of our favourite Swedish high-end audio companies, Marten. New for 2020 is the Parker Series of loudspeakers. Initially thought as a predecessor to Marten’s “Heritage” series, the new Parker line positions itself as an entirely new range of loudspeaker. Dripping with new technologies throughout, the new Parker series promises to be one the most advanced products ever produced under the Marten label.
Let’s start with the big boys. A 2.5-way floor-stander, with nine custom drivers, Jorma Design internal cables, and featuring Marten isolation pucks. And like all of the speakers in the Parker series, it features the new Multi-diverse crossover.
A slightly smaller tower than the Quintet, the Trio is also a 2.5-way floor-stander, with five custom drivers, Jorma Design internal cables, and featuring Marten isolation pucks.
The baby of the bunch only in stature, the Parker Duo is a 2-way monitor, with a total of three custom drivers, Jorma Design internal cables, and a optional stand with Marten isolation pucks.
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MARTEN ANNOUNCES NEW PARKER LOUDSPEAKER SERIES
Three All-New Models Deliver Breakthrough Performance
VANA Ltd, North American importer and distributor of some of the world’s finest audio products, is pleased to announce Parker, a collection of loudspeakers that incorporate the most advanced technologies ever included in a Marten loudspeaker.
Originally intended as a replacement for Marten’s “Heritage” series, advances in driver technology, enclosure materials and crossover design demanded that Parker be an entirely new product range, rather than an upgrade of existing models.
Starting with Parker’s elegant, tapered cabinet, Marten’s proprietary M-Board — a laminate of different materials which mitigate each other’s resonances — produces an enclosure that is virtually vibration-free. Marten IsoPucks, designed by IsoAcoustics, further reduce resonance, enabling a room-filling soundstage while delivering more transparent, effortless sound and detailed, powerful bass. Improved hand-finishing techniques result in exquisite, lustrous cabinet aesthetics.
Marten loudspeakers have always utilized the finest drivers available, and this obsession with quality has reached its highest expression with Parker. Chief Designer Leif Olofsson has engineered a new generation of proprietary bass/mid drivers which are superior to any similar drivers currently available, at any price. In concert with Marten’s new enclosures and “Multi-Slope” crossover technology, these bespoke ceramic drivers offer the best performance possible. Leif’s use of passive radiators extends bass control and dynamics beyond what is achievable with active drivers alone.
Marten’s Parker series consists of three models. The Duo is a two-way, stand-mounted monitor outfitted with a tweeter, mid/bass driver and a rear-mounted passive radiator. The Trio is a 2.5-way tower with two mid/bass drivers and two passive radiators. Finally, the awesome Quintet deploys four mid/bass drivers and, at the rear, an equivalent number of passive radiators. Each model is also available as a “Diamond Edition” which adds a pure diamond tweeter, higher-end crossover components, improved cable terminals and top of-the-range Jorma Statement internal cabling.
“By reconsidering every aspect of loudspeaker design—cabinet, drivers, crossover and componentry, we have realized a level of performance never before achieved in this price range,” said Marten CEO Jorgen Olofsson. “It only requires a brief audition to hear what has been accomplished.” Parker will be shipping in September, 2020. Prices range from approximately $11k-45k. Please contact VANA Ltd for more details.
ABOUT VANA: Founded in 2010, VANA Ltd. (vanltd.com) is a full service importer/ distributor of fine audio products, including Atlas Cables from Scotland, Audio Physic loudspeakers from Germany, European Audio Team (E.A.T.) turntable products from Austria, Marten loudspeakers from Sweden, and Okki Nokki record cleaning machines from the Netherlands. Based in Nesconset, NY, VANA offers sales and marketing services to specialty manufacturers around the world. VANA provides dealer support and sales channel management at the highest level and maintains relationships with North America’s most respected high-end audio retailers.