I say forget the Archon. It's a great sounding amp, but overpriced for what it is. Also, I had serious issues with the fx loop with both of the Archons I had. They weren't the first run ones either. One was built in 2017, and the other was built in 2018. They both created an insane amount of hiss that I could not tame. I tried every trick in the book to eliminate, but nothing worked. The second Archon I had even made an odd buzzing sound when idle, and made popping sounds whenever i turned it on. I can't help but question their quality control now. At the end of the day, i was much happier with my 5153, and had cash to spare.