Responses from bojack

What did the tweeter say to the woofer? Hey baby, I like that bottom end.  
Aftermarket fuse to tame a bright system?
No fuse, even ones made with gold and diamond vapor deposited crystals imported from Neptune, will tame sorry.  
Tube Amps needing mods. Needing a referral for the work.
I want to apologize for my comment, as it was snarky and totally uncalled for (out of character for me). I don't have ARC experience, but I'm sure someone who does will post a comment that is actually helpful (unlike mine). Again, my apologies.  
Tube Amps needing mods. Needing a referral for the work.
I suggest contacting ARC and letting them know you really don't like the sound of their statement amps. Then ask if they know of any techs in your area who would could change their carefully engineered creation. I'm sure you'll hear back.  
must you play music to break in tubes
x2...Send them back because this seller is full of it.  
Power cords: does length matter?
"Keep power chords under 2 meters if possible"... LOL! Because we all know that electrical properties change drastically once power travels more than this. It just never ends what people still post on this site.  
Those rare albums that are great on first listen.
David Gray "White Ladder"...just perfect.  
New expensive power cord for amp and no change in sound?
I'm going out on a limb and saying you didn't hear any difference because there WAS no difference! much money wasted on silly ¬†aftermarket cords.  
Thoughts? - First Watt F8 / Vandersteen Treo's
What you will not get with the F8 on that speaker is real dynamic swing. Yes, it might sound good tonally, but those speakers deserve more power. I base this opinion from someone going from a FirstWatt M2 (25W) to Quicksilver Mono 120s (120W) on 8... 
Tube vs Solid state for Preamp
AI preamps (L3, M3) are capable of incredible bass performance...absolutely no need to jump to SS. I've owned an M3B for 7 years, btw.  
No discussion about the Synergistic Pink fuse?
All part of their new diversity and inclusion plan...Pink is now no longer a marginalized fuse.  
Solar Eclipse Music
"There Goes the Sun," the track overshadowed by the more popular "Here Comes the Sun."  
Overkill for small room
I own the Contour 20i's and drive them in a small room with a 25W, Class A, First Watt M2...they sound GREAT. Plenty of dynamics, tight bass, and power at all volumes. These are not that hard to drive. And btw, my amp has a damping factor of 20...... 
power cord for pass 250.8 the aftermarket cord manufacturers go laughing all the way to the bank.  
Stuff You Tried To Love
Anyone who does not get "Kind of Blue" a) lacks a soul and b) does not deserve to even call themselves a music lover. Harsh but true!