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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, it continues to test the boundaries of conventional amp design to bring you the latest range of heads, cabinets and combos.

Orange’s commitment to quality control, construction and craftsmanship is long established, and each amplifier passes through a rigorous test procedure before shipping, resulting in complete confidence 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 Orange amplifiers cannot be reproduced by artificial means. Many guitarists have reached the same conclusion: there is nothing as good as an analogue amplifier!

This web page contains valuable technical and safety information. Please take the time to read these instructions and warnings, as the information will enhance the performance and longevity of your amplifier.

  1. Read these instructions.
  2. Keep these instructions.
  3. Heed all warnings.
  4. Follow all instructions.
  5. Do not use this apparatus near water or other liquids.
  6. Clean only with a dry cloth.
  7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
  9. 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 a replacement of the obsolete outlet.
  10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit the apparatus.
  11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
  12. 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.
  13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
  14. 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.


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
  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 digital devices of its class, 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:

  1. Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  2. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
  3. Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  4. 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 digital apparatus complies with Canadian Interference Regulations CAN ICES-3(B)/NMB-3(B).

All products are certified and tested to relevant safety standards. For further information, please contact us at

Voltage selection

The voltage-selector switch and mains fuse are set at the factory for the country or region in which this Orange product is intended to be sold. To prevent serious damage to the product, ensure that the rated AC mains voltage indicated on the product’s rear panel agrees with the mains voltage from your AC mains inlet before connecting the IEC power cable.

If the product is to be used outside of the factory-set region, please ensure the voltage-selector switch (found on the rear or side panel) is set to the correct voltage for the new country/region and that the appropriate mains fuse is fitted in the pull-out fuse tray below the IEC mains input.

The correct mains fuse rating for the product is printed on the chassis (see “Rear Panel Features”). Use only the same type and rating as specified for the product. Be advised that different operating voltages require the use of different types of line cord and attachment plugs. If you are unsure, please contact your Orange dealer.

Before using your amplifier

Always ensure the amp’s volume control(s) are set to zero before switching on the power to the amplifier. To prevent hum and electrical noise, operate your amplifier and instruments as far away from other electronic devices (especially fluorescent and neon lamps) as possible, as devices such as these generate extremely high levels of electronic noise.

Speaker output connections

  1. Make sure the correct speaker is connected at all times during operation.
  2. Do not connect to a speaker load which is less than 8 Ohms in total.
  3. Always connect to a cabinet of an appropriate power rating/handling.
  4. Never use two cabinets of different/mismatched impedance.
  5. Only connect speakers using a quality dedicated speaker cable. Never use an instrument cable.
  6. Never connect headphones to the speaker outputs.

If you are unsure, please contact your Orange dealer.


For one 16 Ohm cabinet — Use the 16 Ω speaker jack socket (rear panel).

For two 16 Ohm cabinets — Use both the 8 Ω speaker jack sockets (rear panel).

For one 8 Ohm cabinet — Use either of the 8 Ω speaker jack sockets (rear panel).


All Orange valve combos have an internal speaker load of 16 Ω and are connected to the amplifier’s 16 Ohm output at the factory. When using an extension cabinet, only ever connect a 16 Ω cabinet. To connect an extension cabinet to the combo, reconnect the internal speaker jack to either of the 8 Ohm speaker outputs, and connect a 16 Ohm extension cabinet to the other 8 Ohm speaker output. Ensure to reconnect the internal speaker to the 16 Ohm output when an extension cabinet is not attached.


When powering up, ensure the amplifier is set to the STBY position on the front panel for a minimum of two minutes prior to performance. This will prolong the life of the valves. The HT fuse(s) (rear panel) will blow in the event of output valve failure in order to protect the internal circuitry from damage. Orange recommends output valves are replaced in full matched sets. Orange models fitted with EL34 or 6550 valves will also benefit from a bias adjustment, which should only be undertaken by a qualified technician. When changing the HT fuse, gently push down on the fuse holder and turn anticlockwise to release the fuse.

Crush Acoustic 30 — instructions for use

Top panel


Guitar channel bass


Guitar channel mid-range


Guitar channel treble


Guitar channel gain


Guitar channel colour switch


Guitar channel pad switch


Guitar channel input


Mic channel bass


Mic channel treble


Mic channel gain


Mic channel mic/line-in switch


Mic channel phantom power switch


Mic channel input


Global volume


Global notch


Effects level


Effects blend







The top panel of the Crush Acoustic 30 is divided into four sections indicated by the following icons:

A. Guitar channel (top right)

These controls affect the tone of the instrument attached to the input socket.

B. Mic channel (bottom right)

These controls affect the tone of the microphone attached to the input socket.

C. Global (top left)

These controls affect both the guitar channel and the mic channel.

D. Effects (bottom left)

These controls affect both the guitar channel and the mic channel.

A. Guitar channel

1. Bass

Adjusts the low-end response.

2. Middle

Adjusts the mid-range response.

3. Treble

Adjusts the high-end response.

4. Gain

Controls the gain level (volume). When set to minimum, no sound will be heard.

5. Colour switch

Changes the voicing. When engaged, it will boost presence and slightly cut midrange frequencies.

6. Pad switch

Reduces the input signal by 10 dB, maintaining a clean signal with higher-output instruments.

7. Input

Use a quality shielded instrument cable to connect your instrument to the Input jack socket.

B. Mic channel

8. Bass

Adjusts the low-end response.

9. Treble

Adjusts the high-end response.

10. Gain

Controls the gain level (volume). When set to minimum, no sound will be heard.

11. Mic/Line-in switch

Selects between instrument/line-level signals from the jack input and mic-level signals from the XLR input.

12. Phantom power switch

Activates phantom power when using a condenser microphone (check manufacturer specifications).

13. Input

This socket can accommodate either a quarter-inch jack or XLR input

C. Global

14. Global volume

Adjusts the volume of both channels. With the control set to zero, no sound will be heard..

15. Global notch

Adjusts the frequency of a narrow-Q notch filter. The filter selects and removes a precise frequency to help combat feedback.

D. Effects

16. Effects volume

Controls the overall volume of the selected effect.

17. Effects blend

Adjusts how much of the selected effect is applied to each channel. In the 12 o’clock position, both channels will receive equal amounts of the effect. When turned fully anticlockwise, the effect will only be applied to the Guitar channel; fully clockwise, the effect will only be applied to the mic channel.

18. Chorus/Reverb depth

Selects the type of effect—chorus or reverb—and increases the effect depth as the knob is rotated clockwise.

19. Aux-in

For use with mp3 players, laptops etc. via a 3.5 mm audio cable. The audio signal is internally summed to mono.

20. Battery

The LED will illuminate green when the power is on. It will show red when the batteries are low.

Rear panel


Balanced output


Ground lift


Line out


Effects loop


DC input


Battery compartment


Battery compartment

1. Balanced output

Sends a balanced, line-level signal (post-EQ) to a mixer or PA system.

2. Ground/Lift switch

Engage the ground Lift/GND button if ground hum becomes a problem when connecting the amplifier to external equipment.

3. Quarter-inch line output

Sends an unbalanced, line-level signal (post-EQ) to a mixer or PA system.

4. Effects loop

Used to place external effects between the amplifier’s preamplifier section and output section. Connect the SEND jack to the input of external effects. Connect the output of external effects to the RETURN jack.

5. DC input

Use only the supplied DC adaptor. Connecting the DC adaptor will disconnect the batteries.

6. On/off switch

Switches the mains power supply to the amplifier on/off.

7. Battery compartment

The Acoustic 30 requires ten AA batteries — DC 15V (10 × 1.5V)

Features:Acoustic guitar amplifier with guitar and mic channels, phantom power, effects loop, digital effects, aux input, XLR output and line output. Powered by DC adapter or batteries
Controls:Ch 1: Pad switch, Colour Switch, Gain, Treble, Middle, Bass
Ch 2: Phantom Power Switch, Mic/Line Switch, Gain, Treble, Bass
Master: Notch Frequency, Volume
Effects: Effect select, blend, level
Speaker:Custom 8″, full-range Voice of the World speaker
Output Power:30 Watts RMS
Unboxed Dimensions (H x W x D):28cm x 32cm x 23cm (11″ x 12.75″ x 9″)
Unboxed Weight:6.12kg (13.5lbs)