Frankly i bought the two used ( the Ember and the Bushmaster)... I thinks that its certainly possible to have better than this pairs but with a most higher price.... I run the bushmaster mkII with ankaka battery.... The sound is detailed.... and the coated silver cable for the he 500 attached to my He 400 is marvellous with details all across the spectrum... and no more agressive high frequencies.....My next and last move move will be the he 560 in the next two years...I want to have the best for the minimum price... Its not for me to pay big money for only minimal improvement....Simple note: before the Ember and the bushmaster i was not totally satisfied with the he 400 ,now i am pleased and i will wait two years before any upgrade....
Nice, about to get the Anker battery myself and maybe build a Bottlehead Quickie pre-amp focused on getting a better sound with planars.
I was skeptical about a battery improving the Bushmaster Mk2 DAC but will give it a try. It's good to hear the tube in the chain is smoothing out the highs on brighter planars.
Edited by Lohb - 5/23/14 at 6:22am