High Gain Preamp with Shape Control and Fully Buffered Effects
The Orange MD20 MICRO DARK is a Valve/Solid State 20W Hybrid
Guitar Amplifier Head.
The Micro Dark shares the same intuitive Shape control
combined with a new 12AX7-driven high gain preamp section which
yields screaming dirty tones that make a mockery of its miniature
frame. Like its bigger brothers, however, the Micro Dark's smoky
black chassis and simple layout actually disguises its cunning
Of course, there's plenty of gain on tap to satisfy even the
most discerning devotee of distortion, but this little beast is by
no means just a one-trick Metal monster! Beneath the menacing
exterior you'll find a rich and diverse pallette of classy and
confident tones. From squeaky clean to brash and mean - whatever
your style - you're gonna love this thing.
Other features include a transparent fully buffered effects
loop and a headphone output with our popular CabSim circuitry. With
the optional PPC108 cabinet, the Micro is an ideal practice rig…
Plug into something a little larger, though, and you might find
your new secret weapon in the studio!
VALVE/SOLID STATE HYBRID DESIGN
The Micro Dark sports a new high gain circuit which blends
valve and solid state technology. The preamp uses single
12AX7/ECC83 valve and produces a huge range of usable tones with
warm cleans, smooth overdrive and fat, singing distortion. Its
robustly designed solid state output section means the Micro Dark
can be paired with any 8-16 Ohm cabinet.
Our exclusive Shape control varies the midrange response
whilst interacting with the bass and treble. Working from the 12
o'clock position, a subtle nudge to the left adds more midrange and
smooths the highs. A clockwise notch or two reduces the mids and
brightens the tone.
At the extremes the Shape's effect becomes even more
pronounced, especially as you begin to push the Gain control. A
scooped, thrashy voicing with a 'smiley face' EQ is easily achieved
in the fully clockwise position, whilst turning fully anti
clockwise aggressively boosts the mids, for a more 'classic'
BUFFERED EFFECTS LOOP
The Micro Dark's fully buffered, low impedance loop allows for
any number of effects and cables to be patched in without
sacrificing tone. It's incredibly transparent, meaning your pedal
arsenal will perform to its absolute peak.
CABSIM HEADPHONE OUTPUT
A popular feature on our Crush Series amps, the headphone
output includes our CabSim circuitry which faithfully emulates the
sound of a mic'd Orange 4×12″ cabinet loaded with our flagship
Voice of the World speakers. Use headphones for silent practice or
connect to a mixer/recording console to capture huge, authentic
Orange tones in the studio.
- SINGLE CHANNEL VALVE/SOLID STATE HYBRID AMP HEAD
- HIGH GAIN PREAMP
- SHAPE CONTROL
- FULLY BUFFERED EFFECTS LOOP AND CABSIM-LOADED HEADPHONE
- CONTROLS (RIGHT TO LEFT): GAIN, SHAPE, VOLUME
- FINISH OPTIONS: MATTE BLACK HIGH TENSILE STEEL
- OUTPUT POWER: 20 WATTS MAX.
- SPEAKER OUTPUT: 1 X 8-16 OHM CABINET, RATED AT 20 WATTS OR
- UNBOXED DIMENSIONS (W X H X D): 16.5 × 13.5 X 9.5CM (6.50 X
5.31 X 3.74″)
- UNBOXED WEIGHT: 0.78 KG (1.72 LB)
Rich and diverse pallette of classy and confident tones from
squeaky clean to brash and mean.