PRS Archon 50W 1x12" Valve Amp Combo

High-Gain Hero, Featuring 2 Versatile Channels & Tube-Driven Effects Loop

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Product Description

The PRS Archon is a modern classic. Greek for “ruler” or “lord,” the mighty Archon is a commanding 2-channel amp revered for its monstrous high-gain tones, sparkling cleans and engulfing headroom. This 50-watt Archon combo is perfectly-suited for small to medium-sized venues, with its compact “grab and go” design making it easy to take to gigs, rehearsals and the studio.

Offering a remarkably responsive feel with incredible note separation, the Archon is a real player's amplifier — whether you’re playing lush arpeggios on the clean channel or chugging on the lead!

Key Features

  • Five Gain Stages — Several stages before the master volume means that the Archon’s lead channel is voiced to cover everything from classic rock to metal with full, addictive distortion.
  • Spellbinding Clean Channel — Provides warm yet vibrant tones that retain clarity even at high volumes. There is ample headroom too, creating an excellent platform for pedals!
  • 6CA7 Power Tubes — Fall between EL34 and 6L6 tubes, offering the best of both worlds. 6CA7’s are full and articulate with smooth high-end and tight low-end. They chug, distort and get heavy without over-saturating.
  • Intuitive Tone-Shaping — Each channel features volume, treble, middle, bass and master volume controls as well as a bright switch to sweeten the highs.
  • Global Presence & Depth Controls — Work to modify the feedback network of the amp to unleash the potential of the top-end and low-end respectively.
  • Tube-Driven Effects Loop — Allows you to seamlessly integrate your favourite time-based and modulation stompboxes.
  • Celestion V-Type Speaker — Projects full, extended lows and sweet mid-range.
  • 1-Button Footswitch — Included switch lets you easily change channels on-the-fly.



  • Wattage (Nominal): 50
  • Output Transformer: 19H01-OPT
  • Speaker: Celestion V-Type 70W


  • 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 (with Integrated Fuse)
  • Effects Loop: Series (Tube Driven)
  • Bias: Adjustable
  • Channels: 2
  • Output Jack Configuration/Ohm Selection: 2x4 Parallel, 2x8 Parallel, 1x16


  • “Shell” Material Covering: Black Textured Vinyl
  • Grill Cloth: Black British-Style Knitted Weave
  • Piping: Black Embossed Welt
  • Trim Panel: Brushed Black Aluminium


  • Amp Width: 21.5”
  • Amp Depth: 10”
  • Amp Height: 18"
  • Amp Weight: 42.8 lbs


  • Footswitch: 1-Button (for Channel Switching)
  • Cover: N/A