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, ofering 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.


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.

Construction Closed Back
Colors Black British-Style Knitted Weave
Speaker Celestion V-Type
Power Handling 140 Watts
Construction Closed Back
Impedance 8 Ohms
Weight 56 lbs
Cabinet Width 25.25”
Cabinet Depth 11”
Cabinet Height 21.6”

SKU 38AMP-ARC212
Brand PRS
Shipping Weight 26.0000kg
Shipping Width 0.650m
Shipping Height 0.550m
Shipping Length 0.280m
Shipping Cubic 0.100100000m3
Unit Of Measure ea

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