PRS | HX SERIES AMPLIFIERS

Two New Hendrix-Inspired Amps and Cabs from the Maryland Brand

Paul Reed Smith debuts the HX 100 and HX 50, 100- and 50-watt amplifiers featuring the newly-documented “Authentic Hendrix” Touring Circuit, specially designed electronics modeled after one of Hendrix’s personal amps, believed to be the one he used at the Woodstock Music Festival in 1969. 

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This circuit, powered by EL34H tubes and a custom-designed Straight Edge output transformer, pushes the high-end for a clean and clear sound that can be both intense and aggressive or rolled off and sweet, with little to no noise. 

Chicago Music Exchange PRS HX 50W Head
Chicago Music Exchange PRS HX 50W Head
Chicago Music Exchange PRS HX 50W Head

PRS HX 50W Head

$2,900.00
The PRS HX 50 captures the flexibility and balance of late 60’s Britishinspired 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.”

The PRS HX 50 features a 3-band TMB tone stack, 3-way bright switch, highmid gain switch, and presence controls. These features mirror the historic amp and give players flexibility and increased control of their tone. The PRS HX 50 is also designed with internally bridged channels with individual volume controls. This eliminates the need for a jumper cable (historically used on the outside of the amp) and allows players to more easily dial in their distortion level and tone by blending the lead and bass channels’ individual volume controls, bringing more modern convenience to the amp. Made in PRS Guitars Stevensville, Maryland, USA factory, PRS HX 50 amps are an exhaustive recreation of tone, a celebration of history, and a monument to modern technology. PRS has also designed matching 2x12 and 4x12 cabinets for the HX Amp family. Loaded with modified Celestion G12H-75 Creamback speakers, these cabinets push and punch to complete the package.

“Designing the PRS HX was not an exercise in over-engineering – it’s a fairly straightforward build with the right parts and circuit. We kept historic specs where it made sense, and we made substitutions based on availability, safety, and experience. In the end, I think we have made a great-sounding amplifier with exceptional build quality and enough power to blow your pantleg when you play it,” Paul Reed Smith.

Please note: This is a vintage stock volume amp. PRS recommends using a volume attenuator with these amplifiers. There are several good choices on the market. PRS recommends the Koch Loadbox LB120 II. Please note, these come in 16 and 8 ohm versions; make sure the resistance matches the cabinet being used.

Wattage (nominal): 50
Output Transformer: Straight Edge 50 Watt Output

Power Tubes: 2x New Sensor EL34EH
Preamp Tubes: 3x JJ ECC803S
Preamp Positions: V1- Input, V2- Cathode follower, V3- Phase Inverter

Channel 1 Controls: Bass Volume with common Presence, Bass, Middle, Mid Gain (on/off), Treble, Lead Volume, 3-Way Bright Switch (Off, Bright 1, Bright 2)
Channel 2 Controls: Lead Volume with common Presence, Bass, Middle, Mid Gain (on/off), Treble, Bright (Off, Bright 1, Bright 2), Bass Volume

Inlet: IEC w/ integrated fuse
Bias: Adjustable
Channels: 2, Internally Bridged
Output Jack Configuration/Ohm Selection: 2x4, 2x8, 1x16

Covering: Black Tolex
Piping: Black
Trim: Panel Black Tolex

Amp Width: 21.5”
Amp Depth: 10”
Amp Height: 10”
Amp Weight: 23.2 lbs
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PRS equips the HX 100 and HX 50 with a control set mirroring that of the original, including a 3-band TMB tone stack, 3-way bright switch, high-mid gain switch, presence controls, and internally bridged channels with independent volume controls. 

Along with the HX 50 & HX 100, PRS introduces the HX 2X12 and 4X12 cabinets, closed-back poplar plywood enclosures with Celestion GH12-75 Creamback speakers, black tolex wrap, and British-style grill cloth. 

Woodstock may have come and gone, but time has told us again and again that Hendrix, and his inimitable sound, are here to stay. PRS has managed to preserve just a piece of it here in the HX Series, amps and cabs with a history made to become a part of yours. 

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Chicago Music Exchange PRS HX 4x12 Stealth Closed Back Cabinet w/Celestion G12H 75 Creamback Heavy Speakers
Chicago Music Exchange PRS HX 4x12 Stealth Closed Back Cabinet w/Celestion G12H 75 Creamback Heavy Speakers
Chicago Music Exchange PRS HX 4x12 Stealth Closed Back Cabinet w/Celestion G12H 75 Creamback Heavy Speakers

PRS HX 4x12 Stealth Closed Back Cabinet w/Celestion G12H 75 Creamback Heavy Speakers

$1,199.00
PRS HX speaker cabinets feature a closed-back design, delivering full-spectrum sound. The Celestion G12H-75 Creamback speakers bring girth and articulation, allowing plenty of “woof” without the boom, defined midrange, and clear high-end to push from these powerful cabs. With black tolex-wrapped poplar plywood, salt and pepper British-style knitted weave grill cloth, and PRS Signature logo, PRS HX cabinets are a handsome accompaniment to PRS HX amps.

Cabinet Wood: Poplar Plywood
Covering: Black Tolex
Grill Cloth: Salt and Pepper British-Style Knitted Weave

Speaker(s): 4 ea. 16 ohm Celestion G12H-75 Creambacks wired series/parallel
Cabinet Impedance: 16 Ohms
Power Handling: 300 Watts

Cabinet Width: 30”
Cabinet Depth: 14”
Cabinet Height: 30”
Cabinet Weight: 88 lbs
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