PRS Archon 50w Valve Combo
Langley Guitar Centre

PRS Archon 50w Valve Combo

Regular price £1,249.00 £0.00

 

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High-Gain Hero

 

50 Watts | 2 Versatile Channels | Combo

 

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 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 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 highmid

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.

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.

 

Specifications

 

ELECTRONICS

Wattage (nominal) 50

Output Transformer 19H01-OPT

Speaker Celestion V-Type 70W

TUBES

Power Tubes 2x JJ 6CA7

Preamp Tubes 6x JJ ECC83S

Preamp Positions V1: Input, V2: Clean, V3&4: Lead, V5: Loop,

V6: Phase Inverter

FRONT PANEL CONTROLS

Lead Channel Controls Volume, Bright (off/on), Treble, Middle, Bass, Master

Clean Channel Controls Volume, Bright (off/on), Treble, Middle, Bass, Master

Global Controls Presence, Depth

BACK PANEL FEATURES

Inlet IEC w/ integrated fuse

Effects Loop Series - tube driven

Bias Adjustable

Channels 2

Output Jack Configuration/Ohm Selection 2x4 parallel, 2x8 parallel, 1x16

MATERIALS/COVERING

“Shell” Material

Covering Black Textured Vinyl

Grill Cloth Black British-Style Knitted Weave

Piping Black Embossed Welt

Trim Panel Brushed Black Aluminum

MEASUREMENTS

Amp Width 21.5”

Amp Depth 10”

Amp Height 18”

Amp Weight 42.8 lbs

ACCESSORIES

Footswitch 1-Button, for Channel Switching

Cover N/A

AVAILABLE CONFIGURATIONS

ST - Stealth

SUGGESTED CABINET PAIRING

Archon 1x12, Archon 2x12

 


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