Solid State Never Sounded So Good
The Crush Pro Series marks our first foray into the realm of high powered, stage-ready solid state amplifiers. Taking its inspiration from the twin channel circuit in our prestigious Rockerverb series, the Crush Pro range has been developed using high grade solid state components. At Orange we have embraced this analogue technology and honed it to the point of perfection. The result is amplifiers that deliver the warm, rich tonal characteristics that have been our hallmark from the very beginning, coupled with extraordinary levels of versatility and construction to match.
For those who prefer a head and cab setup, the CR120H takes the same features and 120 Watt output stage as the CR120C and puts it in a lightweight head format. A range of speaker cabinets can be connected via the two parallel speaker outputs (min. 8Ω load), but our personal favourites are our own CRPRO412 cab for its potent midrange or our PPC212OB for its unrivalled chime.
The Clean channel is a vintage-inspired design, with plenty of sparkle. As the volume control increases, the amp begins to break up into bluesy crunch at higher settings with musical, touch sensitive overdrive. The overall output volume can then be reduced to ‘bedroom levels’ with global master volume. The Dirty channel takes its roots from the Rockerverb, covering a wide dynamic range with four stages of gain. Even at the limit, the Dirty channel remains tight and focused with sustain for days! Complete with professional details like a super transparent, fully buffered effects loop, footswitchable digital reverb (hall/spring/plate), and more than enough power for practically any venue, the CR120H will always perform, wherever your music takes you.
ALL ANALOGUE SIGNAL PATH
Our commitment to analogue amplifier circuitry in a digital age ensures that the Crush Pro 120 head possess the lively feel and responsiveness that Orange is famous for, inspiring guitarists to play their instruments, not the technology.
TWIN CHANNEL, HIGH GAIN PREAMP DESIGN
Our high-gain preamp design puts a truly inspiring range of complex tones in the hands of the player. High quality, low noise components provide four stages of gain with exceptional richness and clarity. The result is amps that deliver everything from blissful cleans, to classic Bluesy Orange crunch all the way through to full-bodied, ultra high gain Metal distortion. Clean and Dirty channels can be switched on the amp’s top panel or remotely using the optional footswitch.
BUFFERED EFFECTS LOOP
For players who love their pedals, the Crush Pro 120 head has a fully buffered, low impedance loop allows for any number of effects and cables to be patched between the amp’s input and output sections without sacrificing tone. Our attention to detail here means your pedal arsenal will perform to its absolute peak.
Based on a classic ‘spring’ type, the reverb in the Crush Pro 120 head is an all-new digital module which adds a warm 3D spaciousness to your sound. Ranging from a subtle shimmer to lengthy ethereal trails the circuit features an analogue ‘dry through’, ensuring your guitar’s tone maintains its integrity as the reverb is blended in.
YOU CAN RUN ONE OF THREE CAB CONFIGURATIONS ON THE CR120 HEAD:
– One 16 ohm cab connected to the one of the speaker outputs.
– Two 16 ohm cabs connected to both speaker outputs, or daisy-chained together to one of the speaker outputs.
– One 8 ohm cab connected to one of the speaker outputs.
It’s better to not daisy-chain, in case the first cable or cab in the chain were to go out during a performance; then you’d lose all your sound.
Running a separate cable to each cab insures at least one cab will still be going if a speaker cable or cab goes out during a performance.
Use the Orange FS2 to switch reverb on and off and change channels.
|Features:||Twin Channel, Solid State Head|
Digital Reverb (spring/hall/plate)
|Controls (Right to Left):||Clean Channel: volume, bass and treble.|
Dirty Channel: volume, bass, middle, treble and gain.
Global: volume and reverb.
|Finish Options:||Orange or Black basketweave vinyl|
|Output Power:||120 Watts|
|Speaker Output Options:||14.4kg / 31.75 lb|
|Unboxed Dimensions (W x H x D):||(W) 55 X (H) 23 X (D) 25CM / 21.65 X 9.06 X 9.6”|
|Unboxed Weight:||14.4KG / 31.75 LB|
The Crush Pro sounds big and powerful in the room, with more than enough punch for stage use in typical pub and club gigging scenarios.
Be prepared to consign your negative preconceptions to the same scrapheap as the stiff and unmusical transistor amps of decades past; Orange has proven that there absolutely is a place for solid-state technology in today’s amp market, especially when it punches this far above its weight, sonically.