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Paul Reed Smith Archon 50 watt 1x12 Combo

$1,199.99
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Greek for “ruler” or “lord,” the PRS 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 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 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. The 1x12 combo features a single Celestion V-type speaker, offering
full, extended lows and sweet midrange. The compactness and portability
of a “grab and go” combo design is also great for players who bring their
amp along to rehearsals, studio time, and gigs.
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.
Bottom Line: The Archon 50 delivers full, lush gain, a remarkable clean
channel, and a versatile control layout that players of all genres will
appreciate. Available as a 50-watt head or 1x12 combo.

ELECTRONICS
Wattage (nominal) 50
Output Transformer 19H01-OPT
Speaker Celestion V-Type 70W
TUBES
Power Tubes 2x JJ 6CA7
Preamp Tubes 6x JJ ECC83S
Preamp Positions V1: Input, V2: Clean, V3&4: Lead, V5: Loop,

V6: Phase Inverter

FRONT PANEL CONTROLS
Lead Channel Controls Volume, Bright (off/on), Treble, Middle, Bass, Master
Clean Channel Controls Volume, Bright (off/on), Treble, Middle, Bass, Master
Global Controls Presence, Depth
BACK PANEL FEATURES
Inlet IEC w/ integrated fuse
Effects Loop Series - tube driven
Bias Adjustable
Channels 2
Output Jack Configuration/Ohm Selection 2x4 parallel, 2x8 parallel, 1x16
MATERIALS/COVERING
“Shell” Material
Covering Black Textured Vinyl
Grill Cloth Black British-Style Knitted Weave
Piping Black Embossed Welt
Trim Panel Brushed Black Aluminum
MEASUREMENTS
Amp Width 21.5”
Amp Depth 10”
Amp Height 18”
Amp Weight 42.8 lbs
ACCESSORIES
Footswitch 1-Button, for Channel Switching
Cover N/A
AVAILABLE CONFIGURATIONS
ST - Stealth
SUGGESTED CABINET PAIRING
Archon 1x12, Archon 2x12
High-Gain Hero Specifications
50

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