Originally Posted by Solitary1
How does the ASL (and the Yarland for that matter) stack up against the Singlepower? That's the amp I want ultimately, one of these days...
My Singlepower is a non-SLAM PPX3. It's a very romantic, lush tube sound, the tubey-est of all the tube amps I have. I know the SLAM is supposed to be more neutral. But I use the PPX3 with the JVC DX1000's, and it's a perfect match. The DX1000's can use a little midrange sweetening, and the PPX3 obliges nicely. The DX1000's also have a very extended treble and very powerful bass, again a good match for the PPX3.
OTOH, I use my 600 ohm Beyer DT880's with the ASL amp, and that's a great combo. It's really so much about the pairing of the amp and headphone. I don't really have amps and headphones, I have SYSTEMS:
Meier Corda Opera > Beyer DT990
Meier HA-2 mkII SE > Darth Beyers
ASL OTL III > Beyer DT880
Singlepower PPX3 > JVC DX1000
So far have listened to the Yarland just with Darth Beyers. That's a good match. Will try some other cans with it too though after it breaks in more.