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Leading Dutch live solutions provider Mertens AVR adds SSL Live to product portfolio

"The SSL Live is the console I have been waiting for"

Feb 2, 2015

Chris Mertens with SSL Live. L500Chris Mertens with SSL Live. L500

GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDSMertens AVR, which has long been an important player in the Dutch live sound rental and production services market, has purchased an SSL Live. L500 console to serve as the premier mixing solution for its clients. Currently in use for a four-month-long national comedy tour, Mertens’ Live console has also been reserved for an extensive project list of classical music concerts that takes them well into the spring. The console was supplied to Mertens by SSL Live Distributor for the Netherlands, Audio Electronics Mattijsen.

According to Chris Mertens, owner of Mertens AVR, the company rents only the industry’s leading brands to provide clients with high-quality infrastructure for projects, from corporate events and expos to theatres and concerts/tours, throughout the Netherlands and Belgium. Since the company offers full system equipment and services, including all lighting, audio and trussing, Mertens says that the capacity and functionality of the SSL Live. L500 allows him to reach an even broader scope of customers.

“I’ve been looking for quite a while for a desk that had enough inputs and outputs to allow us to take productions one step further,” he explains. “I feel I’ve found the solution with the L500. It is an entirely new type of desk; the next generation of digital mixing consoles. It doesn’t matter what kind of sound system you have, the console’s versatility and compatibility means it will always work perfectly with your set up. It really is the product I have been waiting for, which made my decision an easy one. We already have several projects lined up for the L500 this year, which is very good.”

“Chris Mertens and the entire team at Mertens AVR are well-established professionals in the live sound market,” says Tim Harrison, SSL’s Area Sales Manager. “Their extensive customer base provides an unparalleled opportunity for the continued growth and success of both Mertens and the SSL Live console. We are truly excited to add Mertens AVR to SSL’s Partner Network.”

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