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    Product Description

    The Micro Dark is the latest in small and portable amps to come out of Orange. They originally launched their Micro Terror a few years ago which proved that a small hybrid amplifier can deliver some great rehearsal and gigging tones. Even with its small size it still managed to beat out a lot of other amps in its class.

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    Made To Rock

    While the Micro Terror gave you the iconic Orange Terror sound in a smaller package the Micro Dark is more modern sounding with a lot more gain on tap. Still the single channel design with Volume, Shape and Gain controls gives you everything from crystal cleans to crushing high gain tones by manipulating your guitars volume control.

    More Than Loud Enough.

    While it may not sound like a lot 20w of solid state power is actually more than enough for most situations. With 20w of power you can easily use this amp at home, at a rehearsal or even at small to medium sized gigs if your cab is big enough.

    Connections

    For a small amp you really can do a lot. Not only do you have your usual guitar in and cab out but you also have a simulated headphone output for silent practice plus buffered effects loop for all of your favourite effects.

    Specifications

    • FEATURES:  SINGLE CHANNEL VALVE/SOLID STATE HYBRID AMP HEAD, HIGH GAIN PREAMP, SHAPE CONTROL, FULLY BUFFERED EFFECTS LOOP AND CABSIM-LOADED HEADPHONE OUTPUT
    • 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 GREATER
    • 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 (1.72B)
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    Customer Reviews

    4.8

    36 reviews

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    Mr Anton Begley4th Jan 2022

    A brilliant wee amp, which packs a hell of a lot more than the 20w on the spec. You can really crank it. I was sceptical before I bought it, seeing it’s more marketed to the ‘metal’ players among us. I play some metal, but hard, bluesy overdriven tones is what I like to play more than metal. It can really go for the scooper mids metal tone as well as a lower end bluesy tone. So it caters for all. A great little amp!!! It’s also cheap and looks cool!

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Rowan Baylis31st Dec 2021

    I'd give the Micro Dark 5/5 for sound, but it falls down on a couple of other points. Firstly, there's no user manual included (at least with my example) - and not even a link to download some from the Orange website. This is important, because you MUST have headphones (or similar) plugged in if you're not connecting a cabinet. You'll damage the amp if you don't. Secondly, the headphones output really needs a level control, because it gets VERY loud very quickly as soon as you start to play with the amp's gain (use some headphones with a built-in volume control). I'd happily pay a few £s more if Orange added a headphones level control. But the sound is what really matters, and this is excellent. Although some reviews have portrayed the Micro Dark as a "metal" amp, it's actually its clean and edge-of-breakup tones that really impress me. I'm using it direct into my DAW and it offers an excellent, low-cost, valve alternative to my existing digital signal path, and I'm delighted by how good it sounds. Durability seems good. Despite its toy-like size, it's got a solid metal chassis and case, so it should withstand knocks fine.

    Value 5Looks 4Durability 4Sound 5

    Mr Florian Kobisch20th Jun 2021

    Versatile practice amp, light as a feather, but great sound.

    Value 5Looks 4Durability 4Sound 4

    Trusted Customer3rd May 2021

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Simon Tierney13th Mar 2021

    Great little amp, really handy... Loads of gain, at this price well worth it

    Value 5Looks 4Durability 4Sound 4

    Mr Aaron Holden7th Jan 2021

    Just as described on the Youtube vids from Andertons! It is brilliant - the tonal quality is amazing!!

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer10th Nov 2020

    Great value head, great for practicing at home. I haven't tried it with a big cab, but I hear it holds up very well. Personally, I use it with headphones and and quite happy with it. The cleans are great, the crunches are quite nice, but I'm personally not fond of the gain knob being past 1 or 2 o'clock. It might be a matter of preference, though. The amp looks great, I'm a big fan of the Orange look and branding.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 4Sound 4

    Oscar1st Jul 2020

    this a very good portable amp for the money and can also buy the matching cab cheap as well

    Value 5Looks 4Durability 4Sound 5

    Mr. Nathan Adlem13th Sep 2019

    Great anp for the price & very loud for such a tiny amp good range of tone, need to tinker about with it to find my preference of tone

    Trusted Customer11th May 2019

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