J. Rockett Audio Designs Archer Ikon

Regular price $198.95

The Klon Centaur has been cloned hundreds of times by as many companies
since the DIY community managed to scrape the black goop off the circuit board.
Each company’s “klone” sounds slightly different
because there’s one component that nobody can seem to agree on: the diodes.

Players refer to them as “magic” because many diodes
manufactured in this era didn’t come labeled,
so many thought the actual value would remain a mystery forever.

Not anymore. J. Rockett has found the right ones.
J. Rockett spent a great deal of time poring over the Klon circuit
and the diodes used therein.

After finding the right diodes,
he fine tuned the circuit so that it matches the sound of
a real gold Klon Centaur. ]
The Ikon is quite simply the closest you’re going
to get to authentic Centaur tone without draining the kids’ college fund.

The sound is a hair more compressed than the silver Archer and fuller sounding
with the Gain knob dialed back—or “boost” mode—which is how a majority of players use their klones.
Quite simply put, there is no finer tool for goosing your amp,
be it tightroping the verge of breakup or simply dipping its toes into the juice pool.
When set to full gain—or “drive” mode—the Ikon exhibits a smoother, gently compressed clipping section,
indicative of the original Centaur tone but sorely lacking from the abundance of klones on the market. The Treble knob keeps all the frequencies in check, and is a godsend for players using a Les Paul or other humbucker-equipped axe.

Just like the original Centaur,
a charge pump circuit is utilized to internally bump
the voltage from the nine-volt input up to 18 volts.
This helps create the legendary headroom for which the Klon is renowned,
and it is also why the Klon stacks so well with other pedals.

J. Rockett Audio Designs Archer Ikon Features:
-Features actual Klon “magic” diodes. That’s right—THE part
-Legendary drive and boost tones—ultra-transparent
-Internal charge pump circuit doubles the voltage
-Hand-made in the USA
-Standard 9v center-negative power