Originally Posted by Fred Bissnette
as older mixers seem to be built better than newer ones
Not entirely true, the LE has much better build quality than the original Urei in so many respects (Construction, quality of PCB's, PSU design etc) perhaps minus the mix pots as some people say the older BlackBeauty pot was better made compared to the Blue Velvet but this pot could not be used for the LE as it's no longer in production.
This of course has nothing to do with the way it sounds though..the original 1620 for most is still the best sounding Urei but tweak the LE enough and you can make it sound sweet.
On a final note the LE has gone back up in price to £1k if some one wants new