I came across an Archon here in the local wild. I tried it out through the only cab readily available which was an Orange 2x12. My initial thoughts from playing it through the aforementioned cab, all knobs at noon except for gain, gains were noon to max depending, and masters were never taken above 1.5/2.
It had plenty of gain and retained note definition very well. Chords and tremolo picked stuff sounded great. Really thick and fat. The amp had a light and airy feel on single notes to me. Reminds me a lot of the 100 watt Two Channel H I played some time ago. If I was forced to liken it something I would say Two Channel H meets 5150 III meets Rectifier to my ears/hands. Seriously shined to me on chords with lots of strings ringing and low riffs.
The clean channel was clean as all get out...really. Cleanest sound I have heard from any higher gain amp ever...period.
The feature set didn't leave me wanting or slap me in the face with option paralysis. I also really liked the form factor. Reminds me of a VHT/Fryette with the fascia across the front, but prettier and smaller. The weight was also very reasonable.
On a side note I tried it with a S2 Custom 24. Great guitar. When you consider the price it's an even sweeter deal for sure. Sounded great, played great.