Presenting the all new updated PRS Archon 50 Watt Head.
The 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 your favorite 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 sonically 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 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 Archon 50 | PRS Guitars
The Archon 50 Head | Demo by Tom Walls | PRS Guitars
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
Extension Speaker Jacks: 2x4 parallel, 2x8 parallel, 1x16
Channels: 2 (Lead & Clean)
Covering: Black Textured Vinyl
Grill Cloth: Black British-Style Knitted Weave
Panel: Brushed Black Aluminum
Piping: Black Embossed Welt
Output Transformer: 19H01-OPT
Power Tubes: 2x JJ 6CA7
Preamp Tubes: 6x JJ ECC83S
Amp Width: 21.5”
Amp Depth: 10”
Amp Height: 10”
Amp Weight: 32.4 lbs
Included Accessories: 1-Button Footswitch for Channel Switching
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