PRS HXDA 50 - 50-watt Tube Head - Stealth and Charcoal

50 Watt All-tube Guitar Amp Head
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PRS HXDA 50 - 50-watt Tube Head - Stealth and Charcoal
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The Sound of a Golden Era

PRS has created a flexible amp with unique character in the HXDA 50-watt guitar amp head. The HXDA is based on the esteemed PRS 25th Anniversary amp, a British-inspired amp that boasts a lot of tonal flexibility. PRS took the HXDA to the next level by adding three switches to control the amp's brightness and gain, giving you even more power to shape your sonic signature. You even have control over bass gain in addition to the master gain - tweak them both to discover tones that go from bright and sparkly to crunchy and raw and beyond! The PRS HXDA 50-watt guitar amp head gives you access to the sound and feel of a prized amp from the '70s with the reliability of a modern amp.

Paul Reed Smith HXDA 50-watt Guitar Amp Head Features at a Glance:
  • Flexible vintage tone
  • Cinemag output transformer
  • Internally bridged bass and treble channels create huge guitar tones
  • Bass gain control gives you added sonic control
  • 5 output jacks for use with virtually any speaker cabinet (4-, 8-, and 16-ohm)
The PRS HXDA gives you vintage tone with modern reliability!

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Guitar Amp Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Type Tube
Number of Channels 1
Total Power 50W
EQ 3-band
Preamp Tubes 3 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 2 x EL34
Inputs 1 x 1/4"
Outputs 5 x TS
Manufacturer Part Number AMHXHD_U5-E-_STCH

Customer Reviews

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HX/DA the ultimate plexi

I just finished a two hour jam session with my HX/DA that I have lived with for the past 7 months and I decided it's time to post a review. This is the sweetest yet one of the least forgiving amps I have plugged into. It truly rewards you for playing as cleanly and expressively as possible. EVERYTHING you do is amplified VERY nakedly! It's touch response is AMAZING!!! It is very sensitive to what you plug into it, so your settings for a Lester are going to be very different from your strat which will be different from your tele. This is a pure handwired masterpiece! The three mini toggles are incredibly useful for tayloring your tone to your wishes! I recommend this amp to any session or stage player who needs that plexi magic in a modern reliable amp!
Music background: Texas blues, classic rock, 90's alternative and grunge

Fantastic Amp

I've been making a living in the music industry for 6 years now. 3 of which this hxda has been my main road and studio amp. There's just nothing negative to say about it. My sound is acquired by playing fender style guitars through Marshall style amps. The plexi sound on this amp is absolutely spot on. Highly recommended from me.

HXDA = my main amp

Incredible amp. Nails classic rock tones. Very high quality, good worksmanship. The treble/mid/bass/presence controls are tonally very similar to my old Marshall. BUY THIS AMP!!!
Music background: Gigging musician

HXDA - A good choice

First off, if you're reading this review, you probably have done some homework on this amp and watched a variety of youtube videos to try to hear what it sounds like. Simply put - this is PRS's version of a vintage Marshall plexi. You know that chainsaw snarl sound you hear with Rich Robinson's guitar from the Black Crowes? This is that sound. Obviously there's more to it - as it faithfully reproduces the sound of Duane Allman's amp at Fillmore East (only if you play a LP through it!). I bought this amp to expand my collection and to allow me to play a 50w at larger venues. I would not buy this amp if you are still "experimenting" with sounds (unless you want to blow a bunch of cash). This amp should have a comparible personality to your style of guitar playing if you like the Black Crowes or the Allman Brothers. This amp is suited for classic rock (late 60s, 70s Marshall stack tone). The HX/DA buttons are more subtle - they do not produce an obvious sonic change, but rather change the fragrance of the sound that's coming out of the amp. For a 50w amp with EL34s and 12AX7s, this is spot on.
Music background: Pro Musician


First, let me start by saying this amp sounds nothing like a 68 Plexi.It actually sounds more like a late 70's JMP 50 w/master volume tone.Those amps cost around $1200 to $1400 on the used market.It really does not matter how you play this amp or where the switches are set.The amp sounds fundamentally the same everywhere.There is no lead/bass Plexi tone to be found anywhere in this amp.The HXDA also has a very stiff feel.. as in not much fun to play if you know what I mean.I think The PRS videos make this amp sound better than it really does.I guess I'll keep searching for a more authentic Plexi tone. What a disappointment.Bill
Music background: Weekend Musician,
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