How many bargains can you find in a Benelux country… garden?17 May 2017
For 10 years now, Benelux sound equipment distributor Audio XL has been organising its annual ‘Garden Sale’ event, offering a substantial inventory of pro audio gear at rock bottom prices, reports Marc Maes.
With a catalogue including top brands like AKG, Harman, Crown, dbx, JBL, Lexicon, Soundcraft and Nexo, Audio XL is one of the low countries’ leading distributors. Over the years, it has become a tradition to offer a range of B-stock gear at bargain prices.
“The Garden Sale is an annual phenomenon attracting the touring and retail clients,” explains Taco Jellema, business development manager. “Alongside the B-stock sales, we seize the opportunity to strengthen our business relations during the informal contact and the garden barbecue. The event attracts some 60 to 100 Audio XL clients from both Holland and Belgium.”
Audio XL Benelux general manager William Van Druten keeps his eye on the clock: on the stroke of 13:00h (1pm), he opens the entry to the AV company’s vault and the crowd storms in to get the most out of the B-stock inventory. This year’s edition included a special series of AKG headphones and dynamic microphones as well as a Nexo GEO M6 system, plus JBL VTX-V20 and VTX-V25 line array kit.
Pictures: Eager crowds await at the entrance (top) before William Van Druten counts down to 13:00h (middle) and the chase for gear begins! (bottom)