(PRESS RELEASE): PRS Guitars' Archon amplifier has enjoyed a warm reception from artists, press and players alike since its launch in 2013. And now the company has added a 50 watt version of the super-versatile amp to the range, expected to be available in Europe by October 2014.
Keeping the original Archon's lush gain and remarkable clean channel, the Archon 50/25 continues the amp's promise of delivering expansive high gain tones, while offering a clean channel that players of all genres will appreciate. With 50 watts '“ switchable to 25 via the amp's back panel '“ the Archon 50 breaks up at a lower volume, resulting in a more classically driven tone than its predecessor. The added option of 6L6 or EL34 power tubes allows players to further personalise the tone and feel of the Archon 50/25. 6L6 tubes offer plenty of versatility and warmer, more balanced tone across the full range of frequencies. They will also push with less saturation for a bit of a sweeter, smoother tone. EL34 tubes offer focused, tight, punchy gain - they run a little hotter, distort earlier, and deliver a wider range of overdriven, crunch tones that are great for rock distortion.
Jon Croft, PRS Guitars Acoustic and Amplifier Manager says of the new Archon 50 watt, 'The Archon 50 is a high gain heavyweight and really breathes fire like the Archon 100 watt. You can push the 50's power amp to get some power amp clip for that classic feel and we're really excited about how the lower wattage translates on the 'clean'