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Siemens W295b

I just picked up a pair of these racked at a good discount when i was purchasing some pre's private sale.

Why don't I see a lot of raving about these? Too worried the price will jack up?

These EQ's are gorgeous. Amazing tracking eq. Fixed highs and lows have the perfect tone to them. Mid band is awesome as well. Very much the same vein as my tg channel eq's but somewhat different. Super smooth on every band at any amount of boost.

Who out there has the pleasure of using these and is keeping it a secret?

Maybe they are more rare than i would anticipate having stumbled across them locally. Anyone know if there was a specific console these were originally installed in?

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Yep, these things are totally great. One of my favorite EQs, really.
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shhhhhh! tutt , you don't want to rise the prices, don't you?
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I have the Neumann equivalent and love them.
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They look like great units. I checked out the guts, and it's all rock solid and transformered.

Great units for the buck me thinks.... I just have to try them now.

They also have very similar looking compressor modules that seem to sell for a bit more. I've heard they kick ass too.
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They also have very similar looking compressor modules that seem to sell for a bit more. I've heard they kick ass too.
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We once had a pair of racked Neumann x73 modules here for testing, didn't buy them for budget reasons however. Which is a pity. They were great, clean but still with some character to them, you could hit them pretty hard without very noticeable pumping. Think "broadcast vocal comp". Also very cool are the v276 sitral preamps. A little noisy but everything, including line signals, comes out sounding damn expensive :-)
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just for info i'm selling a 6/2 M444 Siemens sitral console loaded with 6 V276 + 6W295b etc ...
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They also have very similar looking compressor modules that seem to sell for a bit more. I've heard they kick ass too.
You probably mean the Siemens U273.
Here it is next to some W295b's and a V276:



(Pic stolen from Matucha - Sorry! Here's the original thread)

Anyhow, these things sound great, too.
Pretty dark, slow and somehow 2254-ish, thanks to the diode bridge design.


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i had a guy in germany make me a rack with 2 W295b and 2 IA line amps. it's a beautiful piece of gear.

people tend to gush about the high end on the 295s, but i gush about the incredibly TIGHT 60hz bass. amazing for various electronic music styles.
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i had a guy in germany make me a rack with 2 W295b and 2 IA line amps. it's a beautiful piece of gear.

people tend to gush about the high end on the 295s, but i gush about the incredibly TIGHT 60hz bass. amazing for various electronic music styles.
Thats a sick rack job. Mine isn't nearly as pretty, but it works well.

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Just had some TAB channels serviced so have 6 W295 equivalents incoming (along with 4 U373a comps and 6 V276a pre's)
Yes, these are lovely units. Not too hard to get but getting harder...
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hestudiotechnik racked and repaired these once for me.

Great eqs!
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nice pics, guys! i don't think the siemens can look bad... such sweet industrial design on those.
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You probably mean the Siemens U273.
Here it is next to some W295b's and a V276:



(Pic stolen from Matucha - Sorry! Here's the original thread)
No problem with the picture .... but the thing is, I still don't have them racked. The guy who is working on it is unbelievably slow...

This is how it's going to look like.


I was quite surprised to find the HP and LP filters (W293 and W294) were so full of electronics... I mean, it's just a one filter, not three or...



Compared to W295b...




But I know very little about electronics...




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Guys I am loving this thread!

Very sweet pictures.


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just for info i'm selling a 6/2 M444 Siemens sitral console loaded with 6 V276 + 6W295b etc ...

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I Love my SIEMENS SITRAL racks !
  • Siemens V276 PRE [18x]
  • Siemens W295a EQ [10x]
  • Siemens W295b EQ [6x]
  • Siemens U273 Comp [2x]
  • Siemens U274 Limiter [4x]


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Nice racks Jiri!
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Thoose racks are SICK Jiri!

Forgot to ask, how does the 295 compare to the Telefunken 695? They seem pretty similar to eachother when you read about them.

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wow. as beautiful to look at as they are to hear...
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Dudes, Those setups!

I'm going to crawl into a corner now
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i had a great pair of W695s many moon ago.
man, they sounded great

but the best ever was the neumann OEVs (modded for .5dB steps)

i keep begging the guy to whom i sold them to sell them back to me!
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Thoose racks are SICK Jiri!

Thanks guys


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The one you've all dreamt about in this thread !!


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i made a few recording with it
but unfortunately i haven't got the time to restaure it,
so if anybody is interested, i may let it go for a fair offer
as such lovely desk should be restaured and used passionately



ps it is the perfect vintage front end / 8ch summing box, and built like a tank !
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siemens w295b insert

hey to everyone,

i'm new here and read this and other threads with pleasure.

i bought a couple of w295b's - they are not yet racked and i wonder, whether it is better to use them as an insert (with my mackie 8 bus - not the greatest, i know) or try to get an m444 like the one from livingstone.

price/versatility vs. quality... keeps me thinking and thinking and...

how do you connect/use your w295b's - any problems with the specs of the different era's?

regards
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I'd rack them and use them as regular outboard.

Mackie? well....
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