I got a new guitar last week. (Thanks Brian and Brians guitars!). It’s not a PRS and it even has the no longer in vogue Floyd Rose on it. I won’t talk much about the guitar here, except to say it is a pure rock and roll machine and is a fantastic and great sounding guitar. And because the FR rests on the body, it has those fat low mids, more like the thickness of a 594 or LP. But it also has GREAT pickups. Anyway... This weekend, I played this guitar through the Archon exclusively. Every night for 30-45 minutes I played that guitar through the Archon and PRS 2x12 pine cab. Results? These are THE BEST rock tones I’ve ever gotten out of any gear I’ve ever owned, or played. I will say that I’ve noticed the last few months that the speakers have finally broken in and that cab is sounding better than ever. The tubes in the amp are a couple years old now, so I’m sure it’s not them that has gotten better over the last year. LOL. But this amp sounds better than ever now and that part is the speakers being broken in. But the revelation is that now I’m FINALLY hearing the amp as it was intended... as it was designed. The cab was new when I got the C50 and doesn’t get “cranked” enough, often enough to speed the breakin process. I noticed a nice improvement after a couple “bash sessions” where the wife was gone and I hit it pretty good for a half hour or so, but over the last few months, that cab has come into it’s own and sounds better than ever. And so, now does the amp. I played a Bogner Ecstacy amp a few years back and it was the best amp I’d ever heard. Pretty easily, actually. While that was 10 years ago, I’m confident that what I’ve heard lately out of the Archon is easily at least its match. It simply sounds incredible. And I’m not just doing metal tones at all. 70s classic rock (with the Gain WAY WAY down. LOL) 80s hard rock tones (only better!) and fat hard rock tones, not just scooped ones. All sound incredible. Tonight, I quickly switched over the the C24 and NF3 for just a few minutes each. Each sounds better than ever lately, with the cab improvement. But that new guitar is a perfect match for just pure rock, hard rock and metal tones and goes incredibly well with this amp. I’ve said it many times before, but now, even more than ever, the Archon is incredible! And, I will voice an opinion one more time about the reason this amp sounds SO great now. If I was building new amps and cabs, I’d find a real legitimate way to break in the speakers before they left the factory. I can’t tell you how many times I heard an amp and said “nah, not that great” only to hear it later through a broken in cab/speaker and it sound MUCH MUCH better. While I do have multiple cabs, and I did get the new 2x12 Mesa Recto cab right around the time I got the PRS cab, both got a lot of playing time at ‘mid” volume levels. And that cab is a couple years old now and just in the last 6 months has totally come into it’s own. And BOY does it make the Archon sound even better!!!