User Manual V1.0
Introduction and Safety Information
Welcome to Orange:
Thank you for choosing Orange.
Since 1968, when the company was founded, Orange Amplification has been researched and developed by the guitarist for the guitarist. Today, with a team of the industry’s most dedicated engineers, we continue to push back the boundaries of conventional amp design to bring you our latest range of heads and combos.
Our commitment to quality control, construction and craftsmanship has been long established, and each amplifier passes through a rigorous test procedure before shipping. We are confident that you will be delighted with your new purchase and that it will provide you many years of enjoyment and reliability.
The warmth, tonal quality and rich harmonics generated by our amplifiers cannot be reproduced by artificial means. Many guitarists have reached the same conclusion: there is nothing as good as an analogue amplifier!
This booklet contains valuable technical and safety information. Please take the time to read these instructions as the information will enhance the performance and longevity of your amplifier.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
- Read these instructions.
- Keep these instructions.
- Heed all warnings.
- Follow all instructions.
- Do not use this apparatus near water or other liquids.
- Clean only with a dry cloth.
- Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
- Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarised or grounding-type plug. A polarised plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
- Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
- Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
- Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
- Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
- Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle and “WARNING” are intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating or servicing instructions. Failure to heed the instructions will result in severe injury or death.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated ‘dangerous voltage’ within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
Warning! For Class I Equipment:
This product is a Class I construction and must be connected to a mains socket outlet with a protective earthing connection. Connect the included power cord/plug to an AC mains socket outlet with a protective earthing connection.
The mains fuse is provided for your safety. Disconnect the apparatus before replacing! The fuse rating for your model and region is indicated near the unit’s AC mains inlet. Do not replace it with a fuse of a different type! If the mains fuse repeatedly blows, contact your Orange dealer.
Information on fuses:
- T = Time Delay (“Slow Blow”)
- mA or A = Rated current, expressed in mA or A
- L = Low breaking capacity or; H = High breaking capacity
Do not tamper with the voltage selector switch!
Where applicable, the voltage selector switch is located on the rear or side of the product. It is set at the factory for the country or region in which the unit is intended to be sold.
Terminals labelled as “SPEAKER OUTPUTS” must be connected to a speaker cabinet of the designated load (Ω) rating using an un-shielded two conductor cable for speaker use at all times during operation.
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock AND/OR INJURY:
Do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture. For indoor use only. Do not use in damp environments, e.g. bathrooms, etc.
Do not place objects containing liquids on, or near the product.
Do not operate this apparatus or connect/disconnect a power plug whilst hands are wet.
Do not cover or block ventilation openings. Ensure the apparatus is installed with plenty of space around the unit as this apparatus may generate heat under normal use.
This equipment is not intended to be used on soft support (like beddings, blankets etc.). This equipment should always be placed on a flat, stable surface.
For units with fan ventilation: Do not obstruct the fan, or place objects into the fan. Keep body parts away from fan blades.
Do not attempt to gain access to the interior of the product. No user serviceable parts inside. Refer all servicing to a qualified technician.
Do not operate equipment when the protective grille has been removed.
To ensure optimum operation, valves should be replaced once per year. Valve models (except Class A fixed bias) will benefit from having the bias checked when output valves are replaced. Bias checking should be undertaken by a qualified technician.
Where indicated or stated on the product/unit:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and; 2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try and correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or a qualified technician for help.
Note: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Orange Music Electronic Company, Ltd. could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
For customers in Canada: Where indicated or stated on the product/unit: This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian Interference Regulations CAN ICES-3(B)/NMB-3(B).
For product operation manual and warranty information please visit: orangeamps.com.
All products are certified/tested to relevant safety standards, for further information please contact us. orangeamps.com/contact.
QUICK START GUIDE
The parametric mid controls are powerful tone-shaping tools and can be used to broadly affect the midrange response of your rig, or to fine-tune a narrow range of frequencies to your taste. ‘Cutting’ the frequencies you don’t want to hear can often be more effective than ‘boosting’ those you do want to hear.
There are no rules to using EQ, but you will learn how to quickly access the most usable tones within the pedal and help your ears tune to how the controls interact. However, experimentation can unearth some seriously far out sounds!
Switches mains power to the amplifier on/off. Connect the supplied IEC/Mains cord to the AC Mains inlet (rear). The power LED will illuminate when the mains switch is set to ON. Set the VOL. control to zero/minimum before switching on power to the amplifier.
Use a quality shielded instrument cable to connect your instrument to the INPUT jack socket. The PAD switch (-6dB) selects the correct input level for instruments with active or passive pickups.
Adjusts the overall output volume level.
Controls the effect level of the on-board compression circuit. Adding compression can help to smooth out sound peaks and transients for a fatter, more rounded tone. The COMP. LED will react to your playing and flash blue at higher COMP. settings to indicate the gain reduction.
Selects the centre frequency of the corresponding CUT/BOOST control.
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Controls the level of the selected frequency with up to 18dB cut (-) or boost (+)
When a CUT/BOOST control is in the 12 o’clock/noon position, the response of the frequency band is flat with no cut or boost. Sweeping the corresponding FREQUENCY control will have no effect.
The frequency bands crossover to enable even more cut/boost if required. For example, if the HIGH MID and TREBLE frequency bands are both set to 550Hz, the effect of their CUT/BOOST controls is combined.
Controls the bass frequency band 40-400Hz
Controls the low mid frequency band 80-800Hz
Controls the high mid frequency band 250-2500Hz
Controls the treble frequency band 550-5500Hz
Connect a latching footswitch (e.g. Orange FS-1) to this jack socket to remotely engage/defeat the compression circuit. Use a standard instrument/tip-sleeve (mono) cable to connect the footswitch.
Rear Panel Features
|1. Balanced Output||Sends a balanced, line-level signal (post-EQ and post-volume) to a mixer or PA system. Engage the ground LIFT/GND button if ground hum becomes a problem when connecting the amplifier to external equipment.|
|2. Line Output||Sends an unbalanced, line-level signal (post-EQ and post-volume) to a mixer or PA system.|
|3. Fan Intake||Do not obstruct or place objects into the fan! During sustained periods of high volume playing the fan will begin to operate to help cool the amplifier.|
|4. Speaker Outputs||Refer to ‘Before Using Your Amplifier’. Make sure the correct speaker load and power handling is connected!|
Total minimum impedance = 4Ω (Ohms). Speaker outputs are wired in parallel (Speakon connector only).
Full output power = 4Ω
|5. Voltage Selector||This is factory-set for the region in which the amplifier is intended to be sold. Do not tamper with this switch. Refer to ‘Before Using Your Amplifier’.|
|6. AC Mains Inlet||Connect the supplied IEC/mains cord to the mains input and connect the plug to your AC mains supply. Refer to ‘Before Using Your Amplifier’.|
|7. Mains Fuse||The mains fuse is located in the tray directly below the AC Mains Inlet. If the mains fuse blows, replace only with the exact rating for your region. Use only the correct fuse type. If the mains fuse repeatedly blows, contact your Orange dealer.
Region/Voltage 4 Stroke 300 4 Stroke 500
|8. Model Plate||The model name, output power and serial number is displayed here. Ensure that the power handling/rating of the speaker cabinet(s) connected to the amplifier is equal to or exceeds the output power of your amplifier.|
FREE EXTENDED WARRANTY OFFER
Orange amplifiers are covered by our standard 1 year manufacturer’s warranty from the date of purchase, covering manufacturing and component defects. This is non-transferable and is subject to consumer protection laws in the country of purchase and distributor’s terms and conditions. An additional year can be added by registering your product online. Valves and speakers supplied with an Orange amplifier or purchased separately at our online store are covered for 90 days from the date of purchase.
The warranty status of any Orange product is subject to its being used for its intended purpose in suitable conditions. As the manufacturer we reserve the right to refuse to warranty any Orange product which has been misused in any way whatsoever. Full terms and conditions can be viewed on our webpage here.
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FUSES CAN FAIL AT ANY TIME!
Orange amps are protected from damage caused by inconsistent mains voltage by various fuses. We recommend that Orange users have a set of spare fuses.
For more information on maintenance and for accessories and spares, please click here: