VALVE PREAMP | FX LOOP | CABSIM HEADPHONE

WELL, YOU DID ASK FOR IT…

Building on the overwhelming success of our acclaimed Dark Terror and Dual Dark amps, we’ve distilled thousands of customer demands into a pint-sized valve hybrid head – the Micro Dark.

The Micro Dark shares the same intuitive Shape control combined with a new 12AX7-driven high gain preamp section which yields screaming dirty tones that make a mockery of its miniature frame. Like its bigger brothers, however, the Micro Dark’s smoky black chassis and simple layout actually disguises its cunning versatility.

Of course, there’s plenty of gain on tap to satisfy even the most discerning devotee of distortion, but this little beast is by no means just a one-trick Metal monster! Beneath the menacing exterior you’ll find a rich and diverse pallette of classy and confident tones. From squeaky clean to brash and mean – whatever your style – you’re gonna love this thing.

Other features include a transparent fully buffered effects loop and a headphone output with our popular CabSim circuitry. With the optional PPC108 cabinet, the Micro is an ideal practice rig… Plug into something a little larger, though, and you might find your new secret weapon in the studio!

Ade Emsley

We did it first and accept no imitation.

Ade EmsleyTechnical Director

Micro Dark head plugged into an Orange PPC412 Cabinet. Modulation and delay effects were recorded with some of our favourite pedals in the Micro Dark’s buffered effects loop. The CabSim demo was recorded straight to DAW.

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 (1.72 lb)
Nico Santora

“I’ll never forget when it was first shown to me, I was just like, ‘Wow, I’ve never seen a micro amp THAT small’. And then we plugged it in… and I literally lost my mind with excitement. The Orange Micro Dark is about to take over band practice. With an 8 Ohm output, I’m able to plug into a full 4×12 cabinet, and it feels and sounds like a monstrous 100 Watt amp. I remember just staring at the thing wondering how it could produce such powerful tones! The Micro Dark really is a game changer.”

Nico SantoraSuicidal Tendencies