All 100 watts of the Archon are maintained here, delivering a versatile 2-channel amp with aggressive overdriven tones and sparkling cleans with plenty of headroom. The Archon’s lead channel was designed with five gain stages before the master volume, delivering full, lush distortion. The clean channel provides ample headroom with rich clear tones that retain clarity even at high volume and are 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 control layout is easy to master, featuring volume and tone controls for each channel, a global depth control to add a thunderous low end, and a presence control to effect the high end chime. A half-power switch allows players to choose either 100 or 50 watts of output adding to the Archon’s extreme flexibility.
Watts: 100W/50W (Half Power Switch) (nominal)
Power Tubes: (4) 6L6GC
Preamp Tubes: (6) 12AX7
Ohm Selection: 4/8/16 Selectable
Output Jack Configuration: (2) Parallel Jacks
Fixed/Adjustable or Cathode Bias: Fixed Bias (Adjustable)
Front Panel Controls: Volume/Treble/Middle/Bass/Master for each channel, Global Presence/Depth, On/Standby/Off
Rear Panel Controls: Half Power Switch, Impedance Selector Bias Jack Terminals: Yes - Accessible from Back Panel
Footswitch: Channel and Loop Bypass Switches (Two button, LED)
Effects Loop: Series
Head : Yes
Length x Width x Height: 21.570"L x 10.500"H x 10.000"D (nominal)
Weight: 43lbs (nominal)
Covering & Fascia: Digital Camo Tolex Covering
The PRS 2 Channel Custom amplifier platform has received great accolades since its introduction in 2011. From time to time, however, we have been asked for something just a little smaller. Keeping all the versatility of the 2 Channel Custom 50, this 20 watt version limited edition amp is easier to transport and use in smaller clubs, rehearsal spaces, and the living room.
But, it is not only the lighter weight and the smaller box that defines this amp. For some, wattage equals tone and sometimes that tone is all about lower wattage tube amps. With lower wattage, you can crank up the amp and it saturates and breaks up earlier, delivering a tone that cannot be found in larger-platform amps. This is where the PRS 2 CH Custom 20 shines. Using two 5881 power tubes coupled with a Heyboer output transformer to crank out a muscular 20 watts this amp strides from spanking clean tones to slightly over driven rhythm tones on the clean channel then sprints from crunchy to blistering overdrives on the lead channel without breaking a sweat.
Outfitted with the channel boost, reverb and effects loop found on all of the 2 Channel Custom amps and packed into a comfortable sized cabinet equipped with a trusted Celestion G12H-30, the PRS 2 CH Custom 20 is the perfect sidekick for the player looking for a solid, well rounded, not-kidding-around amplifier that is easy to transport and delivers the sonic goods.
Power Tubes: (2) 5881
Preamp Tubes: (3) 12AX7, (2) 12AT7, (1) 12DW7
Output Jack Configuration: (2) Parallel Jacks Fixed/Adjustable or Cathode Bias: Fixed Bias (Adjustable) Combo Dimensions: 26”L x 13.5”W x 25” H
Combo Weight: 49 lbs
Speaker (Combo Only): Celestion G12H-30
Front Panel Controls: Volume/Bright/Treble/Mid/Bass/Master for each channel, Mid Switch, Reverb Defeat on lead channel, Global Reverb/Presence/Depth Boost, On/Standby/Off
Rear Panel Controls: Loop Controls, Boost Controls, Impedance Selector
Bias Jack Terminals: Accessible from Back Panel
Footswitch: Channel, Reverb, Global Boost Switches (3 button, LED)