I have bought a new cabinet for my hifi. It isn' t very tall, so i don' t have a lot of space above my ht-equipment, it is very wide, so that is not the problem.The receiver (pio sc-lx71) will just fit in there, will have 0,5 cm to spare on top. These receivers won' t get very hot, because they are class D (ice-power), The feet are 2cm tall on the bottom, i want to replace these with 1,2cm feet, so i' ll have 1,3cm of space above the receiver, which is still very narrow. I always wanted to take the plunge by getting a processor and a power amp, but don' t have the cash for a good proc at this moment(and ia m waiting for a hdmi 1.4 capable processor/pre-amp). If i would use the pioneer sc-lx71 as a processor by using the pre-outs and if i would get a power amp which has a low profile (for example, the rotel 1575, class D), would the receiver still become hot, even when not using its internal amps?