Thank you for the clarification on Hel+ having a shell knob. If yall are even considering the insert knob I’ll just enjoy my Hel+’s shell knob and if it gets a new knob that’s cool and if not I will live.Hel actually uses what is called a "shell knob," as in, it's a shell of stamped aluminum over an injection-molded plastic piece. We've been considering doing an "insert knob" for it--that is, a milled hunk of aluminum with a small plastic insert for fitting on the potentiometer shaft. Not sure if we'll do it, because the cost is quite a bit higher.
Fun fact: a Ragnarok 2 knob fits perfectly. The catch is that the volume indication will be offset from the correct indication.
We're also debating this. The second run is pretty much sold out in advance of our shipping any. How does everyone feel about continuing this one, even though I said it was limited? Is that a cheat? Or just a logical response to a popular product?
As for MJ3, it seems like your headphone amps version of your yggy DAC— I think the only issue with MJ3 is knowing just how popular it is regarding sales: is it a product where 3-5 runs saturates the demand, or will it be a top end product where people hear from other consumers about how great it sounds and have it be a mainstay? I feel like doing more than 2 runs but not promising it exists as an in stock is a fair compromise that lets you see how much demand is out there.