#1
Quick question all: did a quick google search and saw nothing.

I have been playing my HT-5 a lot longer lately than I ever have been, and have been finally cranking the clean channel more and more and really warming up to it. By doing so, I have noticed the switches on my HT-5 that control the power/standby are getting warm to the touch, not really hot, but definitely warm. Is this an issue, or somewhat normal with this type of amp?

Thanks.
Blackstar ID:15TVP
2001 MIA Strat (SD '59/Stock/CustomCustom)
Early 80s Fernandes The Revival '57
#2
it should be allright, the circuit is pretty close to everything, i've noticed a similar thing with the headphone output, if it get too much, you can always open the back up, as there is no fan in it
#3
Tubes tend to get very warm when you crank the amp, especially for a long time. And since your Blackstar is only 5 watts, I guess it doesn't take much for the tube temperature to really peak.

So I guess it's not really an issue, unless something starts to smell. :p
Ibanez RGT6EXFX -> Ibanez TS9 -> Korg Pitchblack -> Peavey 5150 II head -> Mesa Rectifier 2x12 cab
#4
Nah, don't worry about it. My Blackheart gets bloody hot when cranked.
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#5
That's perfectly normal for a tube amp, especially a small one where the heat isn't dissipated as thoroughly. You can check the tubes for redplating (exactly what it sounds like) if you're really worried, but that's very unlikely.