Is it really "hot"?
I put those caps on the DACs on the VALAB but forgot or was not really sure of their impact as I did it right away. But after all the mods on the Chameleon it really shows. Tons of bass. Better image separation. Tons of bass.
I used 47uF Nichicon Fine Gold. I also scarified another BlackGate [one of the few who like them] on the power in. I tossed the little links that were there and used the leads from the cap to connect power and ground from DAC board to lower board.
I am glad I waited to add these caps because the impact is enjoyable. Next up is 1uF Jupiter caps because I think those old school wax caps might be a sympathetic sound with the transformer and wiring the power direct from the power input to the BK cap. I do like the Obbligato's but I think they are now adding too much thick tone. [ I thought this before the new BG went in.]
[another crap your pants moment]
Did you remove the original SMD caps or did you parallel them?
Second thing, for all the comments about problems with too much heat on the PS please define "hot". Someone must have a thermometer that they can tape or BlueTak to the case to find out what temperatures we are really talking about. I have no problems whatsoever with heat so I am curious.
If you check out the PDF on the power transistor that Teradak uses the PS does not even come close to using much of the capacity of the transistor. They are rated for 8 amps (continuous!!) and 50 watts unless I have the wrong number for the chip. We are using about 1 amp at 8 volts. The PDF also shows the temperature ratings for the junction and the case. If you don't have a thermometer 130 degrees F (about 55C) equates to about 2 seconds of being able to hold your hand on it. Yeah, that's pretty hot and still not hot to that transistor.