VANA Ltd. to Debut Marten Loudspeakers in North America
VANA, Ltd. (www.vanaltd.com) has been appointed exclusive Importer of Sweden’s Marten brand of speakers and audiophile recordings to North America. Known for their emphasis on high-technology components that banish unwanted vibration from drivers, crossovers and cabinets, Marten’s core philosophy is to utilize the best possible material for every application. The resulting speakers have earned Marten their reputation for sonic transparency and fatigue-free listenability. With a product range spanning all prices from its new, accessible Oscar series (starting under $7,000 MSRP) to the state-of-the-art Coltrane Series (top models over $500,000 MSRP), there’s a Marten for every music lover.
Innovative Application of the Finest Materials
Marten’s choice materials include ceramic and diamond drivers, copper foil inductors and extremely expensive, critically damped capacitors used in their crossovers. Marten’s cabinets are computer-optimized to minimize excess resonance and feature exotic dampening materials including honeycombed Kevlar and carbon fiber. Virtually all models feature down-firing ports that make Marten speakers uniquely room-friendly and compatible with a range of listening environments and, thanks to “stiff” impedances, many different amplifier designs as well. The company’s ultra-rigid, lightweight ceramic and diamond drivers offer near-perfect piston-like motion, eliminating audible distortion and delivering blindingly fast and dynamic sound reproduction. Marten’s lead engineer and designer, Leif Mårten Olofsson, has long felt that these drivers offer the best of both worlds: the micro dynamics and resolution of electrostatic drivers in concert with the macro dynamics and frequency extension of dynamic drivers.