PRS has created a supremely versatile, powerful amp designed for the modern player. The Archon provides incredible high-gain tone as well as a beautiful clean channel not normally found in amps with this much crunch. Four 6L6 tubes, 100-watts of power switchable to 50-watts, and robust PC boards with extensive handwired construction make this an amp deserving of the Paul Reed Smith name.
PRS Paul Reed Smith Archon Amp Head Features
- 100/50 watts [1/2 power switch]
- 6L6 power tubes
- Fixed bias
- Bypassable effects loop
- Volume, bass, mid, treble, bright switch and master volume for each channel
- Global presence and depth controls
- 2 button LED foot switch
- Chassis mounted pots, jacks, power tube sockets and switches
- Covering - stealth/charcoal burst
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.
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.