Hi folks, newbie to these forums and PS Audio in general. I’ve been looking for a preamp for awhile having gone through too many to count in recent months. My favorite has been the Ayre K-5xeMP thus far although I’m currently using a Pass Labs XP-10 that I’m not entirely enamored with. I’ve been drooling over a BHK pre ever since the reviews started rolling in, and the Black Friday deals finally tipped me over the edge. I’m very excited for whenever it arrives (dealer said they’re shipping directly from Colorado as he doesn’t have any in stock with the sale cleaning out his inventory).
One question I have is: what’s the heat output like on the BHK preamp? I’ve experienced a few tube integrateds and headphone amps that put out crazy amounts of heat (PrimaLuna comes to mind), but I’m not sure what to expect from a tube pre that only utilizes tubes in the input stage but also as part of the voltage gain for volume control. I have a relatively small listening room and it can get hot in our sultry southern summers which is why I run a Class D power amp. Any word on how much heat the BHK pre produces compared to solid state preamps?