Haha ! Yes ! Mine smelled nice out of the box, like fresh paint. Then the aroma spread nicely when the amp warmed up. My power transformer is just warm to the touch, not hot, after hours of running.
I have a smaller set to build a Darling/Clementine with, first time for me with all Edcors in a Darling. I usually use the open frame XSE15-8-5K outputs and a Hammond 269EX (115/120 volts) or 369EX (100 to 240 volts) I figured I'd try the Edcor XPWR257 with a set of GXSE10-8-5K outputs.