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PRS Paul Reed Smith Archon Guitar Amplifier Head (100 Watts), New

From crystalline cleans to crunchy high-gain tones, the two-channel PRS Archon will give you that rich and powerful 6L6 tube sound you've dreamed about. (2) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Plug Into This Super-Flexible PRS Tone Machine!

The Paul Reed Smith Archon guitar amplifier head shows just how flexible a high-octane guitar amp head can be. This baby has a half-power switch for 100-watt and 50-watt power settings, with four 6L6GC and six 12AX7 tubes fueling two channels. You'll find selectable 4/8/16 ohm outputs; dual three-band EQ controls; depth, presence, master clean, and master lead controls; and a sleek stealth/charcoal burst covering. And at only 43 pounds, this head won't break your back. Fire up your signal with this slick-looking and pristine-sounding tone monster, and see just how hot your licks can get.

Check out how versatile the PRS Archon is:


Two Channels of All-Tube Tone

Your PRS Archon guitar amp head hosts a clean and a lead channel. Your clean channel provides a powerful and well-articulated signal to blast through your speaker cab, and your lead channel brings the high-gain output essential for stage-conquering tones and wailing leads. Sets of 6L6GC power and 12AX7 preamp tubes fuel your signal with assured, full-bodied, and warm color you'd expect from such a beastly machine.

Dual Three-Band EQ Controls

To fine-tune your sound, this powerful head features three-band EQ controls for each channel, so switching between settings will be as smooth and seamless as can be. In addition, this baby also features independent clean and lead volume controls as well as depth and presence knobs. Presence helps work a bit more bite into your signal, and depth will focus on delivering more low end to your cab.

Flexible Power and Output Settings

A nice little feature on this baddie is the option of using 100 watts or 50 watts of power for your signal. If you really want to steal the stage, or if you want to bring in the color and warmth that comes with the usage of a lower wattage for a smaller setting, this baby will have you covered. No matter far you push this head, your tone will retain its remarkable clarity and spotless articulation.

Switchable 4/8/16 Ohm Output

The PRS Archon head gives out the option of 4/8/16 ohm settings, which makes working with virtually any type of rig a possibility. Plug your axe into this lean and mean machine, pair it up with just about any cabinet of your choice, and you'll have a rig ready for serious sonic domination.

Features:

- Two channels -- lead and clean
- 1/2 power switch for 100/50 watts of power
- 4/8/16 ohm selectable outs
- Four 6L6GC power and six 12AX7 preamp tubes
- Bypassable effects loop
- Three-band EQ controls for each channel
- Master clean and master lead volume controls
- Depth and presence controls
- Two button LED foot switch
- Stealth/charcoal burst covering
- 43 pounds

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- Watts: 100W/50W (Half Power Switch)
- Channels: Lead/Clean
- Power Tubes: (4) 6L6GC
- Preamp Tubes: (6) 12AX7
- Output Jack Configuration: 4/8/16 Ohm Selectable
- Fixed/Adjustable or Cathode Bias: Fixed Bias (Adjustable)
- Dimensions: (L x H x D) 21.570 x 10.500 x 10.000" (nominal)
- Weight: 43lbs (nominal)
- Covering/Fascia: Stealth/Charcoal
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 50 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 27 x 16 x 15 in

Product Description

PRS Paul Reed Smith's Archon is a powerful and imposing high-gain amplifier with a clean channel not normally found in amps with this much crunch. The PRS Archon amplifier has the impact and flexibility suited for today's heavy music.

High-Gain Heavyweight

Greek for "ruler" or "lord," the PRS Archon is a commanding and versatile 2-channel amp with aggressive overdriven tones and sparkling cleans with plenty of headroom. The Archon's lead channel was designed with five gain stages before the master volume, delivering full, lush distortion. The clean channel provides ample headroom with rich clear tones that retain clarity even at high volume and are 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.

Utilizing a 'no flash or trash' approach, the Archon's control layout features volume and tone controls for each channel, a global depth control to add a thunderous low end, and a presence control to effect the high end chime. A half-power switch allows players to choose either 100 or 50 watts of output adding to the Archon's extreme flexibility.

Features:

- 100/50 watts [1/2 power switch]
- 6L6 power tubes
- Fixed bias
- Bypassable effects loop
- Volume, bass, mid, treble, bright switch & master volume for each channel
- Global presence & depth controls
- 2 button LED foot switch
- Chassis mounted pots, jacks, power tube sockets & switches
- Covering - stealth/charcoal burst
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Great Amp!!"
Overall: An absolutely great amplifier!! I like the voicing of the Marshall amps for certain styles, and the Mesa voicing for others......this amp seems to sit right there in between, having its own unique voicing that simply works......great job to the PRS team on an astounding build. The amp is very responsive to different p/u's, volume settings and tone woods found on different guitar's. I have no need to use any overdrive as this amp delivers serious distortion....but it stays tight and the sound can easily be shaped to whatever you need, including metal. The quality is top notch, the flamed maple front is a work of art. Every knob and switch speaks quality when it is actuated. No corners were cut on the build. This amp provides the muscle, leaving the effects open for pedals that are up to the discretion of the buyer....which keeps the circuit free of anything that deteriorates sound quality!!!....( if you need midi...buy an amp that is advertised as having midi).
Style of Music: whatever the mood calls for
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Overall: You will not be disappointed. I was a sceptic given that PRS and bone crushing 100watt amps don't seem like something that would go together. I purchased it while keeping my fingers crossed that all the reviews and videos you can find online were not just marketing hype. I can tell you right now it is everything that the hype says it is. Seriously good in every way. The controls are extremely simple and ultra responsive. The cleans are insanely clean with headroom that is through the roof. If you play extreme metal with mountains of gain this may be the amp for you. Even with ludicrous amounts of gain dialed in it stays clear and articulate without turning into a compressed fizzy mess. It is lacking in the "features" department compared to the direction some other manufacturers have been going. I feel that is a positive thing though. It has all the good things you want and need. None of the useless junk that you don't. Very straightforward to use and get killer tones from. If you are looking for an amp that requires more knob turning and button pushing than launching a space shuttle, this isn't the amp for you. If you play metal or hard rock and are already shopping for amps in this price range, do yourself a favor and at least take the Archon for a test drive first.
Style of Music: Metal, Rock, Jazz
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