The Orange CR120H 120W Head is a brand new direction for Orange. World renowned for their valve powered amplifiers, the tone obsessives at Orange have put a huge amount of time into research and development and took their time creating a high powered solid-state amp worthy to wear the Orange brand name! Orange are calling it the analogue solid-state equivalent to the Rockerverb and it's not hard to see why! The fully styled CR120 guitar amp has two channels clean and dirty, with the dirt channel offering up the classic lush Orange distortion that cleans up beautifully as you roll back the guitar's volume control!
Here's what Orange say about the CR120H
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.
And if you need a speaker cab to go with this head, either search for "Orange Cab" in the seach section, or check out the cabs we've recommended for this head in the "Related Items" section on this page.
- 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: 120 Watts
Outputs: 2 x 16 Ohm (Min 8)