High and mighty.
Parker Duo is the stand speaker of the Parker series. New for 2020, the series sits squarely in the middle of our product range – a position which has long been held by our Heritage series. Parker elevates our loudspeakers in this class to a whole new level.
What you get
Same team. New players.
With custom designed technology and perfectly balanced build techniques, Parker Duo is new in every way, but remains faithful to the Marten way of recreating sound as it is in life. With extreme resonance reduction, the cabinet is truly free of the soundstage, letting music and emotion take centre stage.
- 2-way stand speaker
- Brand new custom designed drivers
- Multi-diverse crossover technique
- High sensitivity: 88 dB
- Marten custom stand (optional)
Grand Prix 2020
Stereo Sound magazine | Japan
Pursuit Perfect System
We could praise our products all day, but we couldn’t do as good a job as the reviewers. Terry Ellis of Pursuit Perfect System offers a comprehensive round-up of Parker Duo.
Distortion free; pure and powerful.
The cabinet features sleek, tapering sides created from M-board, a multi-layered material offering extreme resonance reduction. Parker Duo is so resonance-free, it completely disappears within the soundstage. The newly designed cabinet balances visual appeal with low-impact on sound.
Smaller scale design for bigger results.
Ceramic drivers are custom designed by Leif Olofsson to meet the needs of a loudspeaker in this class. Each unit has a very long linear excursion and utilises the powerful Neodynium magnet system for control. Custom designed components allows a more holistic way of building a system, making Parker Duo a super-refined Marten speaker.
Parker Duo can be upgraded to Diamond edition, featuring a Diamond tweeter, more advanced crossover components, improved terminals and Jorma Statement internal cables. All models in the Parker series can be elevated to the ultimate in premium loudspeakers.
Bass and midrange
Full. Controlled. Dynamic.
Designed for the system, the 7.5” bass/midrange ceramic driver offers a large surface area resulting in a large, precise soundstage and great dynamics. While the passive radiator gives the control and dynamics needed for Parker Duo. A speaker of this class demands the ultimate in bass response.
A harder working crossover.
A multi-diverse crossover technique was developed through hours of listening and testing, plus rigorous simulation, calculation and measurement. We’ve really put the work in with this crossover, using the best components and precisely tuning it to work with the system.
Premium cables for purer sound.
We use Jorma Design internal wiring, for its exemplary quality and performance. Handmade in Sweden, the cables use separate + and – for enhanced shielding and the highest quality Copper. This offers natural, transparent sound; the perfect choice for our speakers.
Cables are integral components, so they must work harmoniously with our precision design and build. Jorma Design delivers exactly what a Marten speaker demands.
Strong and stable.
The optional stand is Marten designed so it works in concert with Parker Duo. Three extremely rigid pillars are mounted on a steel base plate which is weighted for stability.
A new level of isolation.
The reduction of resonance is important to the design of our speakers – it can mean the difference between a good speaker and a great speaker. With IsoAcoustics we created Marten Isolators. This precision product allows the cabinet to be completely isolated from the floor, reducing resonance and distortion – leaving the soundstage free.
- Dynamic bass with increased power and control
- Natural openness and clarity
- Optimised for cabinet weight
- Resists lateral movement and oscillations
- Reduces internal reflections
- Suitable for carpet
“In a lot of ways, they are the best speakers I have reviewed to date full stop. That includes all the floor standing speakers too…”
Terry Ellis | Pursuit Perfect System
Powerful performance. Anywhere.
Parker works well at every scale – from the most modest, to the grandest of rooms. It’s a broad statement, but because each model has the same quality of driver units, cabinet and crossover, even the smallest model, Parker Duo, has the ability to command a large living space.
High finish laminated cabinets.
1″ pure ceramic tweeter (upgradable to Diamond)
7.5″ ceramic bass/midrange
9″ Aluminium passive radiator
Polypropylene capacitors and copper foil inductors
Copper foil capacitors and copper foil inductors
36-40000 Hz +-2dB
88 dB/2.83 V
6 ohms (3.1 Ohms min)
Multi diverse order,
35 mm M-board
Piano Walnut, Matte Walnut or Piano Black
Stands and feet (optional)
Matte Black with mirror polished
35-28 x 75 x 40 cm
(13.8- 11 x 29.5 x 15.7″)
21 kg (46 lbs)
Dimensions W x H x D
22-28 x 42 x 36 cm
(8.7-11 x 16.5 x 14.2″)
18 kg (40 lbs)