Orange CR120H Crush Pro 120W Head, Orange
The new high power Crush range heralds a new dawn for Orange Amplifiers. These mark Orange's first foray into the world of high power, solid-state amplifiers. The reason it has taken so long? We have yet to be happy with the sound, that is, until now.
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 the 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, we 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 an inbuilt digital reverb, providing the player with a natural sounding spring, hall or plate reverb.
Like with all our amplifiers, the look had to be right, the Crush 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 CR120H packs a 120 Watts into a head with the classic Orange look. The CR120H has been designed to look and sound the part, be it in a rehearsal, living room or on the stage.
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- Features Two Channel, Digital Reverb.
- Controls Clean Channel: Volume, Bass and Treble. Dirty Channel: Volume, Bass, Middle, Treble and Gain. Global: Volume and Reverb.
- Output Power (Heads and Combos) 120 Watts
- Power Handling (Cabinets) NA
- Valves (Heads and Combos) NA (Solid State)
- Speaker Output options (Heads) 2 x 16 Ohm (min 8 Ohm)
- Speakers (Combos and Cabinets) NA
- Impedance (Cabinets) NA
- Extension Cabinet Options (Combos) 1 x 16 Ohm
Very popular amp simple not over complicated and British made ??????
Excellent amplifier at an excellent price, dirty sound is a classic British dirty sound perfect for rock and metal music, and the clean tone is excellent too
This Amp has far exceeded my expectations. I have owned many High end Valve amps over the years and this thing definitely holds its own. I play it through a 2x12 OB Orange Cab lots of headroom for rehearsals and most gig venues a killer 4 stage gain channel and a sweet reverb. A Great Amp head for a great price.
I’ve played this Orange Crush 120 Head through a Marshall 1960a lead cabinet, using a Gibson Les Paul Standard. Because I’m in a giging covers band I wanted the sound of a valve amp without the unpredictability of a valve amp. The tone of this analog amp is very impressive both on the clean and dirty channels and dose a very good impersonation of the Orange Rockerverb valve amps. Because it’s analog I don’t have to worry when transporting it to gigs or the studio and the costs of servicing that I had when using a valve amp. It did turn a lot of heads when I took it out for he first time on top of the cabinet, because of that classic Orange look. I would recommend this head for anybody who wants the sound and look of an Orange amp head at a very reasonable price.
Excellent product very pleased with the amp. High quality for reasonable price