I realized that I should have asked this here rather than the Intro forum.
I have an E12 and an Alo National en route as my portable amp solutions - but I have realized that i want a portable with a juicier, more tubey sound: warm, velvet, lush, rich midrange. I dont care if I cannot use this amp while on the go - I'd like something that I can stuff into a messenger bag or a carryon bag and use while waiting in airports, on flights, in coffee shops, etc.
Sources presently are DX50 and X3. I may spring for an AK100 later, if it is worth it.
Headphones - again, presently I plan to use this with Momentums, BT990 Pro (ordered) and Shure SE535s, which are my travel 'cans. I will likely also be adding another open headphone to my travel arsenal - most likely a Philips X1.
Music - a lot of classical symphonies with side orders of rock, metal, jazz, techo/house and occasional hip-hop.
Can anyone recommend such a beastie? Continental V3? Pan Am? Anything else? The closer to the sound of a single-ended triode amp, the better!