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PRS ARCHON 50W COMBO

PRS ARCHON 50W COMBO

$1,199.00Price

 

 

High-Gain Hero

Greek for “ruler” or “lord,” 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 tubes, offering full, articulate tone 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 bright switch acts almost as a treble boost, putting a shine on the amp’s high-end without going into icepick territory. The global presence and depth controls in the Archon’s power amp section both work to modify the feedback network of the amp to unleash the potential of the high- and low-end respectively. Turning up the Presence control releases more high- mid and treble frequencies, bringing the amp’s tone forward. Depending on the tone stack and volume settings, the Presence can change the gain/ texture and loudness of the high-end, making your tone wilder and more 3-dimensional (or more “present” sounding). In addition to adding low-end, Depth adds a resonance to those frequencies that more 3-dimensionally shapes the Archon’s tone.

The 1x12 combo features a single Celestion V-type speaker, offering full, extended lows and sweet midrange. The compactness and portability of a “grab and go” combo design is also great for players who bring their amp along to rehearsals, studio time, and gigs.

Bottom Line: The Archon 50 delivers full, lush gain, a remarkable clean channel, and a versatile control layout that players of all genres will appreciate. Available as a 50-watt head or 1x12 combo.

SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL
Available Configurations1x12 Combo, Head
ELECTRONICS
Wattage50
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
InletFused Power Inlet (IEC)
Effects LoopSeries - tube driven
BiasAdjustable
Extension Speaker Jacks5, Parallel
Ohm Switching(2) 4 ohm, (2) 8 ohm, (1) 16 ohm
ChannelsLead & Clean
HARDWARE
CoveringBlack Textured Vinyl
Grill ClothBlack British-Style Knitted Weave
PanelBrushed Black Aluminum
PipingBlack Embossed Welt
SpeakersCelestion V-Type 70W
Output Transformer19H01-OPT
TUBES
Power Tubes2x 6CA7
Preamp Tubes6x JJ ECC83S
MEASUREMENTS
Amp Width21.5”
Amp Depth10”
Amp Height18”
Amp Weight42.8 lbs
ACCESSORIES
Included Accessories1-Button Footswitch, for Channel Switching

 

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