Orange Amplifaction launches several new products at Winter NAMM 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA beginning January 19, 2017 at Booth #4890, Hall C.
Orange Amplification Launch Rocker 15 & 32 Combo Amps
Orange Amplification’s latest combo amps, the Rocker 15 and 32, are small, light, and the best partner for any guitar players’ pedal board. Their performance and tone will take guitarists from the bedroom to live playing with ease.
The Rocker 32 is Orange’s most versatile amp yet: A portable, all-valve 2×10” stereo combo. At the heart of this unique amp is its valve driven stereo effects loop which opens up a world of limitless possibilities for pedal board users. The amp can be used as a ‘normal’ mono amp or be configured for Wet/Dry, or even true stereo for huge sounding panning effects. At 30 Watts (15-a-side) the Rocker 32 has plenty of clean headroom, but also features a handy half power mode to suit smaller venues.
The Rocker 15 is an amp for all occasions. Switching between 0.5, 1, 7 or 15 Watts of output it moves seamlessly from home, to studio, to stage. Despite its extremely compact 1×10” format, the tone is always fat and full, oozing warm valve compression and saturation. There’s also a valve-driven effects loop for total clarity from input to output.
The Rocker 15 and 32 have been designed by Technical Director, Adrian Emsley in the UK. Both amps feature an all-valve signal path plus a twin channel layout with an intuitive Natural channel. This channel features just a single control – Volume – and is perfectly voiced to bring out the natural character of different guitars and effects. The second, Dirty, channel has a more familiar look, with a three band EQ, and delivers the classic British grit that Orange is known for. Engineered with an emphasis on great tone and portability, both amps feature Orange’s new 10” Voice Of The World™ Gold Label speakers and the same beefy transformers found in the iconic Terror series.
Orange Amplification First Ever Acoustic Pre-Amp
Orange Amplification proudly present the Orange Acoustic Pre, their first foray into the acoustic pre-amp market. Having been a pioneering force in the world of electric guitar amplification for almost fifty years, Orange are known for producing some of the finest sounding, most dependable valve amps in the business. It is only right that Orange’s maiden voyage into the acoustic world will set a new standard for hi-fidelity tone.
Handmade in the UK, the Orange Acoustic Pre is the world’s first stereo valve acoustic pre-amp and active DI, offering supreme clarity and unrivalled performance. Designed and built to be used on stage and in the studio it affords the same warmth, natural compression and rich harmonics to acoustic players, previously only available to their electric counterparts.
The twin channels can be used independently, or blended together. The unique valve Channel A is for active and passive instruments with completely different circuitry to most valve guitar amps. This gives it a much wider frequency range enabling it to capture every subtle nuance of an acoustic guitar. It features a variable ‘Heat’ control which directly affects the tonal response of the valve, bringing in more sparkle and ‘air’ as it increases. This adds extra detail to delicate finger picked passages, whilst turning the Heat control down reveals more rounded tones that are perfect for flatpickers.
The solid state Channel B has a different, slightly softer character with outstanding clarity. This channel has ¼ inch instrument input and an XLR input with switchable 48V phantom power. Both channels have a three band EQ with parametric mid-control and switches to correct phasing problems. The unit also features a stellar stereo reverb, plus effects inserts for each channel, balanced and line outputs.
Stevie Wonder and fingerstyle jazz guitarist Martin Taylor are already touring with Orange’s acoustic pre-amp with great success. Check out the Orange Acoustic Pre at the Orange Amplification Booth #4890, Hall C where all the other Orange products can also be seen. https://orangeamps.com/
Orange Amplification Launch Kongpressor Class A Compression Pedal
Orange Amplification add to their successful guitar pedal range with the launch of their new Kongpressor. The new pedal draws on the world’s most iconic vintage optical studio compressors for its inspiration, adding a stunning three dimensional quality to any rig.
The Kongpressor is an analogue Class A compression pedal with a very natural sound. It has an incredibly satisfying, springy playing response with attack and release times that can be adjusted to suit. At low compression levels the pedal’s effect is transparent, yet somehow fattening, adding mojo and a glossy sheen to the core tone.
Like all Orange pedals, the Kongpressor doubles its operating voltage internally to 18V. This drastically increases the headroom, resulting in super clean compression. Even at extreme settings, where most compressors start to suck the life out of the sound, the Kongpressor’s tone remains musical with a great feel under the fingers. Whether you are new to compression or a seasoned user, it is impossible to get a bad sound from Orange’s latest offering.
In addition to the compression parameters, the pedal also features an active treble control, Chime, to add extra sparkle if desired. This means it also works brilliantly as a clean or treble boost for lead lines that will cut through the band with plenty of full-bodied, singing sustain. It also features an ultra-linear buffered bypass to maintain tonal integrity and harmonic content when the pedal is switched off.
Check it out at the Orange Amplification Booth #4890, Hall C where all the other Orange products can also be seen. https://orangeamps.com/
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