Ugly? I think it's a sexy beast myself, especially with the aluminum top plate and upgraded power knob (though now you're getting close to the price of the Lyr 2). All the power the HE-500 could ever want with tons to spare. The combination is spectacular, especially for the price. That said, transporting anything with tubes is probably going to be more trouble than it's worth. if you don't mind the larger size of the Asgard 2, then this could be a good option.
9/2/15 at 6:42pm