Orange Debuts Its "No Compromise" Crush Amps
March 29, 2013
|Orange Amplification is extending its best-selling Crush amps range with the launch of three new professional level products: the CR60C 60 Watt 1 x 12 Combo, CR120C 120 Watt 2 x 12 Combo and CR120H 120 Watt Head. Designed without compromise, these new products deliver quality sound and build at a price, which is superb value for money.
The new additions to the Crush range are the first solid-state professional amps to be launched by Orange since the late 70’s. Working on the brand philosophy 'simple is better', the Orange engineers have created a preamplifier based on the highly prestigious and respected Rockerverb range which delivers warm and rich tonal characteristics using solid-state technology.
The new Crush amplifiers contain both a clean and dirty channel, which are foot switchable. With both channels based on the Rockerverb series, the clean channel uses two stages of gain, which provide a wonderfully warm clean tone which begins to break up when cranked. The dirty channel's four stages of gain give the Crush the overdriven sound guitarist’s lust for in an Orange amplifier. Also on board the amplifiers are a new natural sound digital reverb, which gives the player the choice of spring, plate, or hall. For those wishing the amplifiers to be used in a variety of situations and playing styles a super transparent FX loop is included which operates in a similar manner to that used in the brand's valve models.
Only the best quality components have been specified, the combos include Orange’s Voice of the World 60-watt speaker, which are the same as those found in our larger Orange products. This brings a high level of sensitivity to these new amplifiers giving them that distinct Orange warm midrange tone on the overdrive channel and a super sparkly clean tone.
Continuing with the no compromise design ethos, these amplifiers have the look of the flagship Orange products. Using the Orange basket-weave Tolex, woven speaker grille, beading, hieroglyphs, and of course the Orange signature picture frame edging. The combo cabinets and the head sleeve are made from 18mm plywood making them solid, rugged and durable.
The new products extend the Crush range out of the practice amp market offering a product that is perfect for band rehearsals and small to medium size gigs.