Marten, Swedish high-end loudspeaker company, has announced it has upgraded its flagship series of floor-standing speakers to include Marten Isolators, developed with IsoAcoustics.
IsoAcoustics’ acoustic isolation technology was first introduced by Marten on the Parker series speakers when launched in June 2020. Following this success, Marten and IsoAcoustics are teaming up again to announce that Coltrane 3 and Coltrane Tenor 2 are the latest models to receive the Marten Isolator upgrade. Marten Isolators are now standard for the Coltrane series, Mingus Orchestra and the Parker series, but are also available as upgrades across the Marten range (with the exception of Duke 2).
Together, Marten and IsoAcoustics are billed as a match made in home listening heaven. Both audio manufacturers deeply value sound quality and aesthetic design. Marten uses exclusive technology, the finest materials, and over twenty years’ worth of experience crafting premium speakers. To complement the speakers and ensure that Marten listeners hear their music accurately and clearly, Marten called on IsoAcoustics to develop Marten Isolators for Marten’s floor-standing loudspeakers.
Marten Isolators on Coltrane Supreme
The Marten Parker series, consisting of the Parker Quintet, Parker Trio, and Parker Duo, all with Marten Isolators made by IsoAcoustics, have received acclaim from the audiophile community. Stereo Sound Japan awarded the Parker series the Grand Prix 2020 Award. John Atkinson of Stereophile said, “Marten’s Parker Trio Diamond Edition is one of the best-sounding full-range loudspeakers I have auditioned in my room.” John went on to explain the magic between Marten and IsoAcoustics as “Marten’s IsoPuck feet are designed by IsoAcoustics and incorporate a compliant layer that, in combination with the speaker’s mass, acts as a low-pass filter to absorb higher-frequency noise in the enclosure and prevent it from being transmitted to the floor.” Pursuit Perfect System’s Terry Ellis called the Marten Parker Duo, “The best speakers I have reviewed to date full stop. That includes all the floor standing speakers too.” He added, “Overall, the dedicated stands with the isolators are pretty special things.”
Listeners can be sure that Marten Isolators will complement and enrich the acoustic performance of the Coltrane and Mingus series. By managing the boundary condition between the speaker and the supporting surface, Marten Isolators reduce the transfer of energy to the floor and prevent reflections from being conducted back into the enclosure, leading to improved definition. Marten Isolators are designed to provide a stable foundation for Marten speakers, allowing the speakers to deliver remarkable three-dimensional stereo imaging and clarity regardless of the floor construction.
Dave Morrison, Founder of IsoAcoustics, adds, “I was very pleased to work with Leif Olofsson and the team at Marten to develop the Marten Isolators, and I’m very excited about the results we were able to achieve. The customer feedback and reviews for the new Parker Series have been remarkable. We are now excited for everyone to experience the difference the Marten Isolators make with the Coltrane and Mingus Series. Incredible speakers, incredible products, and an amazing team. We feel privileged to be part of this project.”
Leif Olofsson, Chief Designer of Marten, is equally enthusiastic about the partnership, “I loved working with the guys at IsoAcoustics. When you are designing, I think it’s good to change gears sometimes. Working with others changes the pace. Plus, they have such good products and knowledge in the field. We first developed Marten Isolators for the Coltrane and Mingus Series, and I was so pleased with the results that I knew we had to use them for the next series. The Parker Series has done incredibly well, both critically and with the public. The work we did with IsoAcoustics certainly contributed to its success.”