800-ZZOUNDS (800-996-8637)
When you call, mention priority code 208-X2L7
close [x]
Available Hours (EST):
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 7:30AM - 11:30PM
  • Sat, Sun 9:00AM - 10:00PM

Rating and Reviews: PRS Archon Guitar Amp

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.

User Ratings
Overall
Sound
Features
Ease of Use
Quality
Value
Manufacturer Support
The Wow Factor
| | |

"WOW !! " submitted September 20, 2014

By Matthew L in Fort Sill, OK
Overall
Sound
Features
Ease of Use
Quality
Value
Manufacturer Support
The Wow Factor
Musical Background: 20+ years guitarist and audio engineer.
Music Style: Metal, Rock, Jazz
Back to Product Information
VERIFIED BUYER
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us.
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.
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful. Did you?
Thanks for your opinion!
close [x]

Thank you. Your vote has been counted. Could you briefly tell us why the review was or was not helpful?

"True story" submitted May 14, 2015

By Ryan M in Indianapolis , IN
Overall
Sound
Features
Ease of Use
Quality
Value
Manufacturer Support
The Wow Factor
Musical Background: Guitarists for makeshift tragedy. Been playing for 15 years.
Music Style: Rock and metal
Back to Product Information
VERIFIED BUYER
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us.
Overall: This amp is amazing. I play mostly metal but this amp is capable of much more. No extra bells and whistles. They spent that time making the important parts right. The cleans are perfect. I use super high output pickups and I call still get a super clean tone. The voicing on the gain channel is beast. The eq is really usable. It looks beautiful. It's something sounds amazing. It gives me everything I want in an amp. This is the only time I've bought an amp and been able to say the hype is real.
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful. Did you?
Thanks for your opinion!
close [x]

Thank you. Your vote has been counted. Could you briefly tell us why the review was or was not helpful?

"Great Amp!!" submitted August 2, 2014

By Mark S in Ballston Lake, NY
Overall
Sound
Features
Ease of Use
Quality
Value
Manufacturer Support
The Wow Factor
Musical Background: 17 years playing mostly guitar, also build my own amplifiers and guitars as a hobby.
Music Style: whatever the mood calls for
Back to Product Information
VERIFIED BUYER
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us.
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).
9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful. Did you?
Thanks for your opinion!
close [x]

Thank you. Your vote has been counted. Could you briefly tell us why the review was or was not helpful?

BizRate Customer Certified (GOLD) Site
Questions? Our gear experts can help!
800-zZounds (800-996-8637)
When you call, mention priority code 208-X2L7. Llame Gratis en Español: 800-460-7976
Lunes-Viernes de 2AM a 3AM EST
Customize Search Results for Your Location
Follow zZounds on:
Shop with those who respect your privacy — we do. Copyright © 1996-2016, zZounds Music, LLC. Terms of use apply.
close [x]What is this?
A temporary customer reference number is assigned to each customer only while they are shopping on zZounds.com. If you call our customer service department for assistance, this number makes it easier for us to answer any questions you have about products, services or purchases.
 
close [x]What is this?
A temporary customer reference number is assigned to each customer only while they are shopping on zZounds.com. If you call our customer service department for assistance, this number makes it easier for us to answer any questions you have about products, services or purchases.
close [x]

1. zZounds offers the industry‘s most musician-friendly payment plans

zZounds offers a variety of Play as You Pay installment plans that allow you to get the gear you want today. While our competitors might offer house credit cards that require you to fill out an application and pass a credit check, our payment plans are easy to get, simple to use, and, best of all, accrue zero interest. Unlike those house credit cards that can leave you vulnerable to exorbitant interest charges once the promotional period ends, we never have and never will charge interest when you take advantage of one of the zZounds Play as You Pay plans.

zZounds payment plans details »

2. zZounds guarantees the lowest price

Seen it for less somewhere else? Get it for less at zZounds. Simply click the “Seen it for less?” link on any product page and as long as we‘re not losing money, we‘ll beat any legitimate competitor‘s lowest price, usually within two hours. Want our best price even faster? Call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637), and we‘ll provide you with a lower price on the phone. Also, if you purchase from us and later find the product for less elsewhere, call or email us within 45 days, and we‘ll refund you the difference.

zZounds.com price match details »

3. Nobody Beats zZounds‘ Fast & Free Shipping

At zZounds, we know you want your gear fast, and shipped to you free of charge. That‘s why we have absolutely free ground shipping on every single order shipped within the continental United States. This includes heavy and oversized items. No minimum purchase required. No exclusions. We also ship over 90% of our orders with FREE 2-day shipping. We pull it all off with our strategically placed, coast-to-coast warehouses.

zZounds.com shipping details »

4. zZounds makes returns super easy

Buy it, try it, like it, or return it to us for a full refund. It‘s just that simple. If you‘re not in love with what you bought, return it to zZounds within 45 days, and we‘ll promptly arrange for an exchange or a refund. No hassles. No hidden charges. And if a product‘s defective or damaged, call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637), and we‘ll email you a prepaid shipping label so you can easily return it to us at zero cost to you.

zZounds.com return details »

5. zZounds delivers top-rated customer service

zZounds has received multiple Bizrate® Circle of Excellence Platinum awards, placing us in the top 0.7 percent of Bizrate‘s network of 5,200 retailers. Our success in meeting the needs of our customers -- since 1996, we‘ve satisfied over 1,000,000 people -- is due in large part to the fact that zZounds only hires experienced musicians to answer your calls and emails, and they are never paid a commission.

zZounds.com customer service »
close [x]
Available on
orders $59+
learn more

Need it now but short of cash? All we need is the first payment up front and the rest in easy monthly payments!

Fast approval.
We approve everyone, with very few exceptions, as long as we can verify your identity.
No interest. Ever.
It's just as if you paid the whole amount up front!
No paperwork. Nothing to track.
No application to mail or fax, no bills to pay. We automatically charge the payments to your credit card.

We'll wait on your money so you don't have to wait for your gear!

When you checkout, just click the Play as you Pay checkbox to indicate which installment plan you wish to use.

close [x]
no minimum

learn more

Why fight traffic and pushy salesmen when we'll bring your gear straight to your home, free of charge?

zZounds free shipping is really free!
No hidden charges or hassles on returns.
Fast, reliable delivery
We have warehouses on both coasts, so most shipments arrive in 3 days or less.
We don't collect sales tax. Bonus!
Only NJ residents pay tax during checkout.
close [x]

A guarantee so solid, you never have to worry about price when shopping at zZounds

We'll beat any price
Simply click the Seen it for less? link next to the gear you want or call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637)
Got a coupon from another site?
Use it with us - we'll beat those prices, too!
Find a better price after buying from us?
No problem. We'll refund you the difference for 45 days, so you'll never regret buying from zZounds.

You'll still get the trustworthy service you've come to expect from zZounds, without paying more for your gear!