had this engineer the other day raving about these in the studio. piqued my interest. anyone have info where these can be found beyond obvious places and also if there's anyone in the us that can service/restore/and rack them?
The Siemens, TAB made Telefunken, and the Neumann eq's are all nice modules. Siemens also purchased a Swiss company called Filtek and made eq modules under the Filtek and BFE brand. All of these have the potential to sound great. It can be tough to get these rack mounted and it can also be a job to get them serviced if they break, but they all sound great. I am not sure who in the U.S. will rack mount them but you can ask Vintage King. Mine where racked and serviced by oliver Archut but he no longer does that work.
Pretty much ANY German module with the square transformer with the typed label that says "H.H." (like the W295 in the photo) is going to be great. I have never heard a mic pre, compressor, or eq module with the "H.H." label transformer in it that was not amazing.
I love my 11 channel Siemens Sitral. It's a fantastic summing box with those delicious EQ's. And the mic pres are as good as vintage neve and my API as well. I mostly prefer recording piano and horns through the V276's and vocals through the Neve.
Before I got on my journey with Siemens, I had heard the V276's and W295's were creamy and warm. And now having owned them all for a while it's exactly what they are.