PRS Guitars Archon 50W Head

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The PRS Archon is a commanding 2-channel amp with versatile overdriven tones and sparkling cleans with plenty of headroom. Designed with five gain stages before the master volume, the Archon's lead channel is voiced to cover everything from Classic Rock to Metal with full, lush distortion. The clean channel provides rich tones that retain clarity even at high volume, and there is ample headroom, creating an excellent platform for pedals. The Archon has remarkably responsive tone with incredible note separation, whether you're playing on the clean channel or chugging on the lead.

The PRS Archon is powered by two 6CA7 power tubes, which fall between EL34 and 6L6 tubes, offering the best of both worlds. 6CA7's are warm, full, and articulate with smooth high end and tight low end. They chug, distort, and get heavy without over-saturating, and they sing without becoming harsh.

Utilizing a 'no flash or trash' approach, the Archon's control layout allows for detailed and intuitive tone shaping. Each channel features volume, treble, middle, bass, and master volume controls as well as a bright switch. The 3-band EQ lets players better dial-in their desired tone, while the volume and master controls work together to command the amp's distortion and loudness.

The Archon 50 delivers full, lush gain, a remarkable clean channel, and a versatile control layout that players of all genres will appreciate.

Specifications

GENERAL
Available Configurations: Head, 1x12 Combo

ELECTRONICS
Wattage: 50

FRONT PANEL CONTROLS
Lead Channel: Master Volume, Bass, Middle, Treble, Bright Switch, Volume
Clean Channel: Master Volume, Bass, Middle, Treble, Bright Switch, Volume
Global Controls: Presence, Depth

BACK PANEL FEATURES
Inlet: Fused Power Inlet (IEC)
Effects Loop: Series - tube driven
Bias: Adjustable
Extension Speaker Jacks: 2x4 parallel, 2x8 parallel, 1x16
Channels: Lead & Clean

HARDWARE
Covering: Black Textured Vinyl
Panel: Brushed Black Aluminum
Piping: Black Embossed Welt
Output Transformer: 19H01-OPT

TUBES
Power Tubes: 2x JJ 6CA7
Preamp Tubes: 6x JJ ECC83S

MEASUREMENTS
Dimensions (W x D x H): 21.5" x 10" x 10"
Weight: 32.4 lbs

ACCESSORIES
Included Accessories: 1-Button Footswitch, for Channel Switching

Excellent PRS Hard rock amp2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Received this amp (finally after ordering in March of 2021) on December 20th, 2021. The amp is built well and looks good. It comes with a channel footswitch, power chord and an attached handle. The tones that are possible with this are as good or maybe better than expected. The 2nd channel (lead) has gain for days. I being a hard rock player, seem to keep the gain (volume) level around 1 o'clock. The first channel (clean) stands out to me. It's deep and clear with a natural tone that's so pleasing to me. The depth and presence controls which cover both channels give a tone variety that should allow any player to use this amp. My presence and depth are both set between 12 and 1 o'clock and it gives both channels a deep, full and rounded tone. Each channel also has a bright switch which can add a bit of sparkle but I haven't found I use them yet. I play PRS guitars and this amp stands out compared to my other amps (Mesa/Victory/Blackstar)... My ONLY gripe (and it is minor I suppose) is that this amp does not have a standby setting nor does it come with a slip cover. I would happily pay a little more for both of those which is why I only gave a 4 out of 5 for features. nOther than my two gripes, I highly recommend this amp.
Posted by Dan on Dec 22, 2021
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