The Orange front panel was redesigned in 1973 for the Pics & Text head. Technical modifications included a new DC coupling concertina phase splitter, which replaced the previous negative feedback phase inverters.Production began in late 1973 ahead of the Frankfurt 1974 launch.

The Pics & Text model was available as an OR120 and OR80 watt head and 2×12″ combo.

“The big difference between the Pics & Text and what came before was that the Pics & Text had a DC- coupling concertina phase splitter, which improved the sound.”

Adrian Emsley, Orange Amplification Technical Director