This amazing amp deserves its own thread. It’s basically the one to beat at $99. I’ve had and tried the schiit fulla 2(still use this as my dac), micca origen G2 (sold this one, but loved the form factor), geshelli archel pro (sold this one) and magni 3 (also sold). The Atom is the best sounding out of all of them. I really don’t see myself upgrading to another amp until the THX AAA 789 becomes more widely available. I’m content with it, and don’t have that “upgradeitis” that can sometimes be contracted with this happy.
I don’t mind the plastic build at all; but the stock volume knob is a bit too shallow for my preference. Luckily, I found a simple solution (on amazon, of course). These knobs fit perfectly, and feel great in use. Taller, so they stick out more, knurled, but not sharply, so you get some grip, but not like you’re grabbing sandpaper, and it’s slightly smaller in diameter than the stock knob, so the led behind the volume knob shows up better.
Swapping them out was easy; the stock jds knob pulls straight off, and the aluminum knob is held in place with a set screw.
Album with more pics.