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Old 17th June 2010, 01:50 AM   #1
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I'm a newish immigrant to Powell River B.C. having spent the first 66 years in UK at a place called Wigan.
I've been interested in HiFi since the pre-stereo days.
In my time, I've had Thorens, (Turntable) SME, Decca FFSS (Arm)Shure, Ortofon,Decca FFSS (Cartridges) Radford, Leak,Quad, (Amps) Wharfedale, Goodmans and Quad (Loudspeakers) Sennheisser HD414 (Headphones).
I now use a variety of inputs to a Sugden pure class A amp (25wpc) and a pair of Quad EL63's with consec numbers which I think with 'see me out' as it were.

I would be interested to know if there are any headphones out there similar to the 414's for clarity and 'openness'
Best regards to all and sundry
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Old 17th June 2010, 05:16 AM   #2
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Hi Jim,

I don't know a thing about 414's, but you have and had some neat stuff. Welcome to the forum- IMO, it's a pretty decent place :-)

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Old 17th June 2010, 09:34 AM   #3
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You should turn EAST at Orell, not WEST!

Once Liverpool bound you don't know where you'll end up

A big welcome, anyway!
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Old 17th June 2010, 09:25 PM   #4
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Welcome Jim. Powell River huh? Big pulp mill, really short river and a short ferry ride from Texada?

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Old 18th June 2010, 04:05 AM   #5
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You should turn EAST at Orell, not WEST!

Once Liverpool bound you don't know where you'll end up

A big welcome, anyway!
Thanks for that mate where in UK are you from?
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Old 18th June 2010, 04:11 AM   #6
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Welcome Jim. Powell River huh? Big pulp mill, really short river and a short ferry ride from Texada?

Cheers.
Thanks for that mate. The pulp mill is a mere shadow of what it was. Lots of 'politickin' going on at the moment about how much local taxes they are refusing to pay. Powell River is the 2nd shortest on earth at 1/2 mile long. Texada island is 20 mins away on a catamaran type ferry which, as a foot passenger retiree, I get to ride on all day for nothing. Same applies to the Little River Ferry to Vancouver Island 1 hour 20 mins one way.
But it;s just as nice to stay on terra firma here with all the natural beauty and lots of lakes just a few mins away.
(hope I made you jealous)
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Old 18th June 2010, 04:12 AM   #7
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Welcome Jim. Powell River huh? Big pulp mill, really short river and a short ferry ride from Texada?

Cheers.
P.S. from last reply.......where in B.C. are you?
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Old 18th June 2010, 04:52 AM   #8
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Three ferries to the south. Part of the big smoke.

If Powell River is 1/2 mile long, it must have grown a bunch since I was last there.

Great people, great attitudes. One of the few places I know where 2nd place seems like 1st. How long you been there?
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Old 18th June 2010, 04:52 AM   #9
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Welcome to the forum, welcome to Canada, welcome to BC

If you want to take that Ferry to the VI diyFEST maybe we could get Scott to pick you up on the way down.

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Old 18th June 2010, 02:38 PM   #10
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Three ferries to the south. Part of the big smoke.

If Powell River is 1/2 mile long, it must have grown a bunch since I was last there.

Great people, great attitudes. One of the few places I know where 2nd place seems like 1st. How long you been there?
If you're in Surrey it would be two ferries?
Unless you need another one across the 'Mighty Fraser'
When I referred to Powell River being 1/2 mile long I meant the actual river. The (so called) city, extends from Lund to Saltery Bay Terminal and is about 30 miles long (I think).
You're dead right about its 'greatness'. As far as I'm concerned I'll lay my bones here.
We came for a holiday in August '03 and bought the house we still occupy (usually you buy a stick of rock or a hat with 'kiss me quick' thereon !)
Then we set about trying to get permission to live here. It's a long tortuous story which took 2 years.
We set up home in Sept '05 and ran a B&B until we got permanent residency status. We're now well on the way to Citizenship.
If you're ever up this way, let us know in advance and we'll have the kettle on.
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Jim (and Christine)
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