Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 47

Thread: Holy crap, son of Archon

  1. #21
    Senior Member RedGuitars's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    DFW
    Posts
    668
    Just saw the 50/25 watt switchable archon on FB. Been traveling for biz, but interested to hear more about them, and what they cost.

  2. #22
    Senior Member thieves&foxes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Cape Town / South Africa
    Posts
    225
    dang it Paul. Take my money.
    Location: Beautiful Cape Town, South Africa
    PRS Singlecut Hollowbody II Trampas Green / PRS SE 30 1x12
    Mike Mustok Baritone Brown Burst to come later.

  3. #23
    Senior Member Michael B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Saratoga Springs New York
    Posts
    935
    Awesome! With such a badass amp, its good to see other versions of perfect amp! Love my Archon!
    2010 Black cherry 10 Top Tremonti-signed by Tremonti Modded by PTC DGT frets/signed by PRS
    2012 FBJB 10 top Tremonti-signed by Tremonti
    2012 Tremonti CustomSE Grey/Black heavily modded, DGT frets and nut at PTC
    2014 ARCHON

  4. #24
    Junior Member prs19's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Anderson, SC
    Posts
    51
    Can any of the dealers comment on MAP for these?
    _______________________
    P22 Stoptail Jade Burst 10-Top
    S2 Singlecut Semi-hollow Dark Cherry Sunburst
    Mesa Boogie Express 5:25 Plus Combo
    TC Electronic G-System

  5. #25
    PRS Addiction CoreyT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Auburn, WA. USA
    Posts
    3,065
    I am still debating whether I would want the 6L6 head, or the 6L6 combo.
    I might leans towards the combo since it takes up less room.

    Have not heard back from my dealer yet, so yes, it would be nice to hear from vendors here what these will be going for if they post these up in the vendor section.

    Also I wonder if these have updated tubes in them to cut back on the effects loop hum, as I read two other posts here where members had changed out the power section/pre amp tubes and they got rid of the hum and also got better sound.

    http://prsguitars.com/forum/showthre...e-Bias-Results

    And post 25 in this thread with new power section tubes only.
    http://prsguitars.com/forum/showthre...wners-chime-in!

  6. #26
    Senior Member jfb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    O'Fallon, MO
    Posts
    5,742
    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    Not sure if you're kidding, but basically, all volume controls are in fact gain controls.

    Gain doesn't = distortion. Distortion is the result of more gain than the circuit can handle without distorting.
    Definitely kidding.
    Plank Owner

  7. #27
    Senior Member shinksma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    465
    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    Not sure if you're kidding, but basically, all volume controls are in fact gain controls.

    Gain doesn't = distortion. Distortion is the result of more gain than the circuit can handle without distorting.
    I want an amp with channel volume, pre-amp volume, pre-amp gain, master volume, master gain, and "Loudness". And they all need to go to "11". I'm sure that would be awesome, right?


  8. #28

  9. #29
    Senior Member vchizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    WI
    Posts
    2,619
    I really want a 2nd Archon, a grab & go combo is kind of tempting, although not real practical for my situation...I should have another 100w head to use as a backup with the band. I think the next time a get in the studio, I'm going to track one side with 6L6 and the other side with EL34's. I think the 50w is a great addition.

    Quote Originally Posted by rising farce View Post
    It's interesting that they downplay the EL34 compatibility of the 100-watt head, which accepts those tubes without issue.

    On an separate note, the 100-watter sounds great at low and middling volumes, as well as paint-peeling ones.
    I've always found it odd too. I think they recently added it to the website on the 100, pretty sure it wasn't there at launch...and yes, I've been preaching the master is great on the 100 for a while. I've played at barely audible volumes at home and it sounded great.

  10. #30
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Posts
    24
    Perhaps they underestimate the technical sophistication of the amp's target demographic. Coming from the Egnater/Randall modular world, tube swapping and bias experimentation for optimum tone are second nature to me.

    PS - The global master doubles as the "Paint Peeler" knob.

  11. #31
    Junior Member mikef09's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    30
    Definitely a great option. Still love my 100w though!

  12. #32
    Senior Member Michael B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Saratoga Springs New York
    Posts
    935
    I agree....I love my Archon in 100 watt mode!
    2010 Black cherry 10 Top Tremonti-signed by Tremonti Modded by PTC DGT frets/signed by PRS
    2012 FBJB 10 top Tremonti-signed by Tremonti
    2012 Tremonti CustomSE Grey/Black heavily modded, DGT frets and nut at PTC
    2014 ARCHON

  13. #33

  14. #34
    Senior Member shinksma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    465
    Quote Originally Posted by CoreyT View Post
    Sweetwater has prices listed.
    They are not listing though the option for the EL34s, only the 6L6 tubes.

    PRS Archon Two Channel 50/25-Watt 1x12" Tube Combo - Stealth Black

    PRS Archon Two Channel 50/25-Watt Tube Head - Stealth Black


    My dealer has not emailed me back either on this amp.
    Hmm, I'm on the fence whether I would want to pony up the difference in price and just grab the 100W Archon. I know an amp that is half the power won't be half the price, but I do look for more price differentiation than ~12%...

  15. #35
    Quote Originally Posted by shinksma View Post
    Hmm, I'm on the fence whether I would want to pony up the difference in price and just grab the 100W Archon. I know an amp that is half the power won't be half the price, but I do look for more price differentiation than ~12%...
    It's not much cheaper to make a 50 watt amp as opposed to a 100. Same chassis, same guts, the only differences are the transformer (maybe, depending on design) and not having to put in two tubes.

    It's not like building a 50 is a money-saver. It's the same danged amp with a little less power!

    I'm guessing that they came out with the 50 not to have a lower priced option but to have a lower power option.
    I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken...

    Website: http://www.elfxi.com

  16. #36
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Posts
    24
    Quote Originally Posted by shinksma View Post
    Hmm, I'm on the fence whether I would want to pony up the difference in price and just grab the 100W Archon. I know an amp that is half the power won't be half the price, but I do look for more price differentiation than ~12%...
    I probably won't endear myself to the PRS people by saying this, but I recently paid a near-scandalous $1,300 shipped for my very lightly used 100-watter.

  17. #37
    Junior Member Mark Ray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    29
    HAWT DAMN!

    Just what I need, another amp! A combo would work great for me. My band plays a lot of gigs where just grabbing a combo in one hand and my double guitar gig bag in the other would be nice. I think one reason these are a "bit pricey," is that Paul puts nice tubes in these amps. Correct me if I'm wrong. I am tired of buying a decent amp (Egnater, Hughes & Kettner, etc.) and immediately having to replace the junk tubes that are in them from the factory.

  18. #38

  19. #39
    Name Manglin' Putz alantig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    2,809
    Quote Originally Posted by shinksma View Post
    I want an amp with channel volume, pre-amp volume, pre-amp gain, master volume, master gain, and "Loudness". And they all need to go to "11". I'm sure that would be awesome, right?

    No boost????

    Alan

    "I watched approximately 45 seconds of 'Rock Of Ages'. It was like getting punched in the soul." - Abby Krizner

  20. #40

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •