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    Core or CAD 'Son of Archon'???

    I hope I get to play one of the Archons in the not too distant future!!!

    I wanted to run something buy you guys and see what you think. There is no way I need 50 or 100 watts of power in my little guitar practice space. I was wondering if you guys think that PRS will ever do a lower watt version of the Archon or maybe even a lunchbox version??? Is that something that CAD could be used for?

    A lower watt Archon combo would be awesome too I think. Any chance for this on the core line? If not, is this something that CAD could be used for?

    I know I could always use a hotplate/attenuator on the Archon head to get some of this, but just doesn't seem ideal...

    Thanks.

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    my understanding is that CAD is no more. At least when I made an inquiry with Sweetwater, that's what I was told, at least for totally custom amps.

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    They did a run of the 2 channel amps in 20 watt combos a while back, I can't guarantee anything but I feel like if there's demand for it, they've done it before and could do it again.
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    I have a 20 watt Custom and it is like the perfect compromise. Sounds killer and won't peel paint but is plenty loud enough to hang. I can only assume through a 4-12 it would be even better. Yeah an Archon in this size would find a market I bet.
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    For what it's worth, I'm not sure that you'd be better off with a lower power version of the Archon...even for low volume applications. I find that I prefer the 100W setting over 50W regardless of the output volume that I'm playing at. Not sure why that'd be the case, but I also find the same thing with some Mesa's. I guess a bunch of the character of the thing is defined by those 6 (yes 6!) pre-amp tubes and the thing just seems to retain low-end thump better on the 100W setting even at the lowest volume settings. That's my experience anyway...

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    It might be worth checking out how it does at bedroom volumes. I'll admit I haven't played mine much at that volume, but the little bit I did, it seemed to sound good. I'll try to do this some more when I get a chance, but it might be a few weeks. I'll admit, it might be cool to have a version of this amp with, say, 2 6v6 output tubes. No idea if the amp would retain it's character or not though. It would be important, I think, that it still have the same vibe as the 100w version.

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    Sounds great at bedroom volumes. Agree 100 watt setting sounds best.

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    Thanks for the feedback guys!
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    Last edited by PH999; 03-18-2014 at 10:38 AM.

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    odd first post?!?
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    Odd indeed. It's probably spam, but it does remind me that although I love me a good SG, those light fingerboards that Gibson is using nowadays just look icky to me....

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    I have to respecfully disagree w/PH999.

    It's clearly more

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