|Translation for the UREI 1601S review
featured in Keyboards Magazine, 11/2005
Headline: Driving a Tank!
1601S – DJ Battlemixer with legendary UREI Manufacturing
1984 the name UREI as a successor of Putnams Universal
Ausio went to JBL but in the meantime it was taken over
by Soundcraft. The first product of this promising combination
is called 1601S and is one of the most robust DJ Mixers
than ever ran over me.
If you like retro-chique (?) you´ll experience love
at first sight with the 1601. I never saw more inviting
GDR (german demcratic republic!!) – spacy pots, more
crispy looking faders, more convincing alarm-switches (Switch
on! All drives to full power!) and cooler brushed metal.
But the 1601S is a serious monster! It is a true battle
mixer and interesting for people who like to make hand
conditions (stand on your hands?!) on a DJ mixer and scratch
until “the sparks are flying around”.
Material and features: The manufacturing that you feel
on the UREI mixer is so tight and smooth that it´s
frightning. Feature-wise the fully digital 1601S provides
exactly the useful features you need on a battle mixer.
A complex Send/Return path for effects gets you an external
sound-thunderstorm and can be routed extremely comfortable.
The Exciter is useful for “thickening” higher
bass sounds but not for making dully vinyl tracks glow.
It´s more to get a trashy old-school-vinyl-astethic – and
that´s what it´s thought for.
All in all the Mixer sound breathtaking neutral and fat
and would be a good summing unit as well. XLR and Cinch
outs for master and booth are very useful.
You need to check it out if you want a NASA-style manufactured
for the Original German Review
Translation courtesy of Jörg
ter Veer, AUDIO PRO HEILBRONN Elektroakustik GmbH