Archon 100 power tube options

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  1. Lyric

    Lyric New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Was looking around on the forums and ran across some posts from others here who stated the Archon can use KT66 tubes and of course a bias would need to be performed afterwards.

    Before spending $$$ on some Gold Lion KT66 power tubes I wanted to get everyone’s thoughts. I emailed PRS who said only 6L6 tubes could be used but then from posts online I’ve read others who contacted PRS who told them that yes KT66 tubes can be used -and- not to be confused with KT77 tubes.

    Anyone? Thanks
     
  2. TroyBaer

    TroyBaer Really knows where his towel is.

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    I had Shuguang KT66s in my Archon 50 for ~9 months, and I just recently swapped them for JJ E34Ls. The KT66s put out noticeably more low bass than 6L6s or EL34s do in the Archon, which can get a tad muddy with 7-string or lower-tuned guitars given how much bass the Archon has to start with.
     
  3. Lyric

    Lyric New Member

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    Thank you for the reply

    I mostly play in standard, half and drop d tunings.

    I emailed PRS prior to posting here which the reply I got was that KT66 tubes could not be used but maybe the person replying wasn’t aware KT66 tubes could be used.

    Reply from PRS ———>>>

    Hi Lyric,

    Thank you for writing PRS Guitars. You would not be able to change the power tubes to KT66's due to the different output impedance. I hope you find this information helpful.

    Regards,

    Paul Reed Smith Guitars
    Customer Service
    380 Log Canoe Circle
    Stevensville, MD 21666
    410-643-9970

    Second reply ———>>>

    Hi Lyric,

    KT66's have double the plate impedance and would have a mismatch output impedance. The recommended bias for the Archon would be 30mV.

    Regards,

    Paul Reed Smith Guitars
    Customer Service
    380 Log Canoe Circle
    Stevensville, MD 21666
    410-643-9970

    Maybe it’s best to stick with 6L6 tubes lol.

    I removed the PRS customer service persons name. Just not wanting to put someone in the spot lol.
     
  4. Lyric

    Lyric New Member

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    I give up here, useless forum, please delete thread and my account. Ty

    No replies needed, leave it be.

    Outta here, take care and farewell.
     
  5. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    Have a Snickers
     
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  6. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Yeah, cuz he's acting like Betty White!
     
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  7. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    Doesn't serve your needs? Fair enough.

    Useless? Fairly solipsistic to think other needs don't exist.

    Peace out.
     
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  8. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Dude, of course this forum is useless. The only porn here is guitar porn!

    :rolleyes:
     
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    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    I think he’s really gone. I feel so... useless. :(
     
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  10. Lyric

    Lyric New Member

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    Posting as I received emails showing these recent posts, otherwise I have not been on here. These replies sure are out of lame boredom, imbeciles :rolleyes:

    You seriously must be bored to be posting to something from months back. Possibly the forum is useless, or maybe you find your life boring and useless to come here with your reply/comment above which is quite lifeless/boring. Again yes lmfao :)

    I highly doubt you have that correct. If you’re this bored to post such a lame reply then use that boredom towards playing guitar instead of replying with some useless reply ;)
     
  11. toothace

    toothace We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers.

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    Gripes about peoples responses from "months back"...

    yet, what's he even doing here???
     
  12. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    Months back? Better check your dates.

    My life is boring and useless? I didn’t realize that. Thanks for enlightening me. Best part is, I only replied again to be funny, and you said lmfao, so I guess it worked. Plus, I knew you were lurking, so.... GOTCHA SUCKER! :p

    Seriously, you can’t come in here running your mouth like you did, and not expect people to have some fun with it. What YOU did was completely lame, and immature. Rather than tell you to STFU and go away, we tried to have a little fun with your posts. This isn’t The Gear Page, maroon. There aren’t 200,000 people on here every day. Asking a tube swapping question about one specific amp model may not get replies for a few days. If you can’t handle that, you don’t belong here anyway. If you want to through a little pissy fit because nobody answered you quickly enough, then you need to be in a big forum where the needy get the attention they require. Lots of people have Archons here, but like I found when I asked about swapping power tubes two years ago, and every thread about it since, not many people have done it. A few have, most haven’t. Like it or don’t. I don’t really care.

    Sad thing for you is, there are several Archon owners who have swapped power tubes, and if you’d just waited for a couple of them to reply, you would have gotten what you asked for. Instead, you flip out when someone doesn’t reply... when you’ve specifically asked about a tube PRS has told you NOT to use. Were you hoping someone would chim in and say it was OK?

    Of course, if you apologized for your lame post above and the other thread, I’d forget it and welcome you back like it never happened, but you seem more interested in calling names than apologizing, so I’m not holding much hope.

    Happy lurking! ;)
     
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    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    Fake celebrity nudes.

    Edited to clarify: That means faked pictures of celebrities appearing to be nude AND nude pictures of fake celebrities.
     
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  15. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    Uh wait.... those are FAKE???? :eek::eek:
     
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  16. Lyric

    Lyric New Member

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    Ok, yes I understand I was being totally abrasive and not patient. I sometimes lack patience and it’s childish that I am that way sometimes. My words and actions were uncalled for and I apologize. I don’t expect a response to this apology or any questions answered for the thread created. I’ll let the thread go. Thank you


    I understand and I had found several threads where members swapped power tubes. Yes I contacted PRS who said no and they did not recommend anything other than 6L6 or EL34. But reading through the forum I found threads with members who stated when they contacted PRS they were told by PRS that KT66 tubes could be used but when I contacted them I was told no and that it’s not recommended.

    - Anyways it’s happened, it’s screwed up. No need for replies, just saying what I should say for my mistakes. I apologize and thank you
     
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  17. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    Thanks, and I'm sorry as well. I had no right to demand an apology. Hope you got the big picture, that I'd rather you move past that and stick around. You did your part! I'll keep my word. We're good. Hang with us when you can.
     
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  18. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I highly doubt you and I will ever see eye to eye about humor, or much else.

    Weren’t you leaving, deleting your account, and never coming back? That would’ve been a good plan, had you followed through on it.
     
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  19. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    yin-yang

    :p
     
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  20. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    Doing some quick math here....

    DTR = 70 x 7
    Les = 1 x 1

    I'm not sure what that means, as I don't know how this new math works.
     

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