I read the Stereophile review in the meantime.
One couldn’t expect more imo. This phono amp seems to be world class in the most essential characteristics and I’d say, there’s no need to look for alternatives up to 10k or even more unless one searches for a different priority. Summarized the strength of the Stellar seems to be midrange transparency with the rest on a level still high enough to nearly reach the best and surpass most others. Only „slam“ and macrodynamics was mentioned as possibly being bettered by some, but still on a very high level. Another review mentioned the Stellar to sound on the gentle side, so this somehow fits together.
Let’s see if the BHK phono project continues at all.
Even aside of an all PSA setup, the reason too look elsewhere seems to be limited to special synergy advantages within gear of the same, different brand.
Congratulation Paul and Darren, you seem to have created one more best buy not only at its price point!