Solid State Never Sounded So Good
The Crush Pro Series marks our first foray into the realm of high powered, stage-ready solid state amplifiers. Taking its inspiration from the twin channel circuit in our prestigious Rockerverb series, the Crush Pro range has been developed using high grade solid state components. At Orange we have embraced this analogue technology and honed it to the point of perfection. The result is amplifiers that deliver the warm, rich tonal characteristics that have been our hallmark from the very beginning, coupled with extraordinary levels of versatility and construction to match.
For those who prefer a head and cab setup, the CR120H takes the same features and 120 Watt output stage as the CR120C and puts it in a lightweight head format. A range of speaker cabinets can be connected via the two parallel speaker outputs (min. 8Ω load), but our personal favourites are our own CRPRO412 cab for its potent midrange or our PPC212OB for its unrivalled chime.
The Clean channel is a vintage-inspired design, with plenty of sparkle. As the volume control increases, the amp begins to break up into bluesy crunch at higher settings with musical, touch sensitive overdrive. The overall output volume can then be reduced to ‘bedroom levels’ with global master volume. The Dirty channel takes its roots from the Rockerverb, covering a wide dynamic range with four stages of gain. Even at the limit, the Dirty channel remains tight and focused with sustain for days! Complete with professional details like a super transparent, fully buffered effects loop, footswitchable digital reverb (hall/spring/plate), and more than enough power for practically any venue, the CR120H will always perform, wherever your music takes you.
YOU CAN RUN ONE OF THREE CAB CONFIGURATIONS ON THE CR120 HEAD:
– One 16 ohm cab connected to the one of the speaker outputs.
– Two 16 ohm cabs connected to both speaker outputs, or daisy-chained together to one of the speaker outputs.
– One 8 ohm cab connected to one of the speaker outputs.
It’s better to not daisy-chain, in case the first cable or cab in the chain were to go out during a performance; then you’d lose all your sound.
Running a separate cable to each cab insures at least one cab will still be going if a speaker cable or cab goes out during a performance.
Use the Orange FS2 to switch reverb on and off and change channels.
Classic Orange Styling
Finished in our legendary livery dating back to 1968, the Crush range features our basket weave vinyl, woven speaker grille cloth, signature ‘picture frame’ edging and iconic hieroglyphs on the control panel.
The Crush originally came out in the year 2000 as has been updated and tweaked ever since. This latest line has some of the most significant improvements and upgrades in the line so far. I use Crush live and it’s my number one amp in the studio.
|Features||Twin channel, solid state head|
Digital Reverb (Spring/Hall/Plate)
|Controls||Clean Channel: Volume, Bass and Treble.|
Dirty Channel: Volume, Bass, Middle, Treble and Gain.
Global: Volume and Reverb.
|Output Power||120 Watts|
|Speaker Output Options||2 x 16 Ohm parallel (min. 8 Ohm)|
|Unboxed Dimensions||(H) 22.5 x (W) 55 x (D) 25cm / 8.86 x 21.65 x 9.84”|
|Unboxed Weight||14.4Kg / 31.75 lb|
The Crush Pro sounds big and powerful in the room, with more than enough punch for stage use in typical pub and club gigging scenarios.
Be prepared to consign your negative preconceptions to the same scrapheap as the stiff and unmusical transistor amps of decades past; Orange has proven that there absolutely is a place for solid-state technology in today’s amp market, especially when it punches this far above its weight, sonically.