ICE amps run cool - check out Bel Canto. Any conventional SS or tube will run hot if it has high power output.
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Many thanks for the advice. I will look for the Edge amps and the 2BSST.
I am actually powering the Vandersteen 2C and it is a home studio monitor situation, so I am listening as I work on music. Composing, mixing, and then mastering. I have a Simms Celeste currently and want to upgrade. The front is are Manley tube mixer and EQ units. In the small, 10x14 room, two tube products is enough. that's why "cool-running" is my wish for the amp.
Please, Welcome any more suggestions for amps in this small room.
Thanks all for your replies. So many options. Since I have a couple of Manley tube units, I decided to stay away from tubes (too much heat). Will likely go with the Channel Island D-100 mono pair. For the size of my room, 10x14, I think the D-200's would be too much and my Vandersteen 2C's don't play loud. In researching the Byston amp, it seemed that it might be too bassy for the small room, even though the room is heavily treated.
Again, many thanks for so much help all you Audiogoners. Larry