OUR PART # CR120C
The high power Crush range heralds a new dawn for Orange Amplifiers. These amplifiers mark Orange's first foray into the world of high-power, solid-state amplifiers.
Orange have spent years researching, developing and testing a solid-state amplifier which they are truly proud of. The Orange design team felt it was important to keep these amplifiers simple and not bombard the player with hundreds of on board features. The result is an analogue, solid-state, two channel (dirty and clean) amplifier based on their prestigious Rockerverb range. The dirty channel use a circuit based on four stages of gain and a three-band EQ which provide the player with a wide pallet of over-driven and distorted sounds. The clean channel is based on a two-stage, two-band EQ design, that gives the player a clean but warm sound which when cranked begins to break up, just like a Rockerverb.
Although simplistic in its design, Orange have also given the amplifiers a transparent effects loop, allowing you to plug in your favourite pedals to open the amplifier up to a wide variety of situations and playing styles. Finally, the amplifier contains a built-in digital reverb, providing the player with a natural sounding spring, hall or plate reverb.
As with all of Orange's amplifiers, the look had to be right. The Crush amps exhibit the same features as their valve-based brothers which includes Orange basket-weave Tolex, woven speaker grille, beading, hieroglyphs, and of course, the Orange signature picture frame edging.
The CR120C is a 120W solid-state combo made from 18mm ply and loaded with Oranges own 2x 12? 60W, 8 Ohm Voice of the World speakers. Like all of the parts in Orange's products, these speakers are of the highest quality, both in terms of construction and tone. The Voice of the Worlds combined with the analogue solid-state circulatory gives the CR120C the tonal clarity and definition players adore in an Orange amplifier.
The CR120C has been designed to look and sound the part, be it in a rehearsal, living room or on the stage.