PRS Ampire Expansion – Sweet 16 Amp
Ahhh, sweet, low-wattage valve tones.
Paul Reed Smith’s efforts to take over the world continue apace with this, the Sweet 16.
We’re talking a 16 watt head powered by 6V6 valves. It’s a master volume amp with a full treble/middle/bass stack and a built in reverb. The amps are handwired (albeit to printed circuit boards) in the US.
All pots, switches, jacks, and power tube sockets are chassis-mounted which bodes well for reliability.
Tube-wise, the 6V6s are cathode biased, in push-pull, to near class A. The preamp tubes are a little unusual. There are four preamp valves – two 12AT7s, an ECC83S and a 12AX7. PRS reckon it will maximise clean volume and provide ‘thick crunchiness’ at higher volumes.
It certainly looks handsome and there are a couple of cabs available for it too – you can get a 1×12 or 2×12 cabinet in similar livery should you wish.
At the moment, the Sweet 16 is only available in the US and Canada.
See PRS for info.