PRS HX 50, HX 100, & Archon 50 - Summer Gear Slam '21

Listen to a modern-day interpretation of Hendrix's Woodstock head and an updated version of the company's flagship high-gain model.


PRS HX 50

The PRS HX 50 captures the flexibility and balance of late 60's British- inspired tone in a powerful 50-watt amplifier. A continuation of PRS's popular HXDA amplifiers, PRS HX amps feature a refined control layout and a newly-documented "Authentic Hendrix" Touring Circuit. This circuit is heavily inspired by one of Hendrix's personal amps, purportedly used at Woodstock, which Paul Reed Smith and PRS Amp Designer Doug Sewell were able to study in 2018.

Designed to push the high-end so it is very clear, but not so much that it's harsh, the PRS HX shines without glaring and allows for aggression that can be backed off for smooth, sweet tones. The PRS HX 50 is driven by a pair of EL34EH power tubes, the best pre-amp tubes available, and a custom-designed Straight Edge output transformer. The HX 50 has the documented 100 watt power supply, which makes it sound much closer to the 100 watt amplifier than a normal 50 watt amp. The power supply and filament design also make the HX 100 remarkably quiet with little to no amp "hum or hiss."

PRS
$2,900

PRS HX 100

The PRS HX 100 captures the flexibility, power, and balance of late 60's British-inspired tone. A continuation of PRS's popular HXDA amplifiers, PRS HX amps feature a refined control layout and a newly-documented "Authentic Hendrix" Touring Circuit. This circuit is heavily inspired by one of Hendrix's personal amps, purportedly used at Woodstock, which Paul Reed Smith and PRS Amp Designer Doug Sewell were able to study in 2018.

Designed to push the high-end so it is very clear, but not so much that it's harsh, the PRS HX shines without glaring and allows for aggression that can be backed off for smooth, sweet tones. The PRS HX 100 is driven by four EL34EH power tubes, the best pre-amp tubes available, and a custom-designed Straight Edge output transformer. The power supply and filament design make the HX 100 remarkably quiet with little to no amp "hum or hiss."

PRS
$3,150

PRS Archon 50

The Archon 50 continues the Archon's promise of delivering full, lush gain 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.

6L6 power tubes allows players to further personalize the tone and feel of the Archon 50. 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.

PRS
$1,199
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