PRS Paul Reed Smith Archon 100 Guitar Amplifier Head

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Product Description

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
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.

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.

Product Specifications
PRS Paul Reed Smith Archon Amp Head Specifications
  • 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 (LxHxD): 21.57 x 10.5 x 10 inches
  • Weight: 43lbs
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  410-643-9970 Warranty:  2 Years
Scott Dexter Submitted: 11/2/2017
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First let me start off by saying here are some amps I have owned and make my comparison from. Ironheart 120 and 60, Peavey 3120 and XXX, Peavey 5150 III, Marshall DSL 100, Marshall Mode 4, Boogie Dual Rec, Tri Rec, Bugera Tri Rec, Various Boogie, Peavey and Marshall Combos. The drive channel is like the title Face Melting. Can get from the Highest Gain to clean up nicely for a more classic sound and this sound is a clean dirty, some people would call it firm, warm, with great sustain. I have a guitar with PAF's that sounds so creamy and one with Sentient Nazgul that sounds insane, both clean up well in the drive channel. The clean is about as clean as one can get, a little reverb and delay and you get whatever sound you want from sweet rock to classic Jazz, totally dig the lack of compression in the sound. Cabinets, I play through a laney 2x12 with V30's and a 4x12 with G12T75's like the Marshall 1960A or B cab, but it is home made. Really this amp is a treat. Just Love IT!
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