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Orange Micro Dark Terror Mini Electric Guitar Head Hybrid 20 Watts

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Product Description

A pint-sized, 20 watt valve hybrid head, the Micro Dark Terror is driven by a 12AX7 preamp section that offers tones from ‘Clean’ to ‘Mean’. Features include a buffered effects loop , headphone out with CabSim circuitry. Pair with a PPC108 cabinet for a small but powerful practice rig.

Orange Micro Dark Terror Mini Electric Guitar Head Features

  • Single channel valve/solid state hybrid amp head
  • High gain preamp
  • Shape control
  • Fully buffered effects loop
  • CabSim circuitry loaded headphone output
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 palette 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 Orange’s popular CabSim circuitry. When with 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!

The Micro Dark sports a new high gain circuit which blends valve and solid state technology. The preamp uses single 12AX7/ECC83 valve and produces a huge range of usable tones with warm cleans, smooth overdrive and fat, singing distortion. Its robustly designed solid state output section means the Micro Dark can be paired with any 8-16 Ohm cabinet. Plus, it’s so small you could lose it!

Orange’s exclusive Shape control varies the midrange response whilst interacting with the bass and treble. Working from the 12 o’clock position, a subtle nudge to the left adds more midrange and smooths the highs. A clockwise notch or two reduces the mids and brightens the tone.

At the extremes the Shape’s effect becomes even more pronounced, especially as you begin to push the Gain control. A scooped, thrashy voicing with a ‘smiley face’ EQ is easily achieved in the fully clockwise position, whilst turning fully anti clockwise aggressively boosts the mids, for a more ‘classic’ bark.

The Micro Dark’s fully buffered, low impedance loop allows for any number of effects and cables to be patched in without sacrificing tone. It’s incredibly transparent, meaning your pedal arsenal will perform to its absolute peak.

A popular feature on Orange’s Crush Series amps, the headphone output includes our CabSim circuitry which faithfully emulates the sound of a mic’d Orange 4×12” cabinet loaded with the flagship Voice of the World speakers. Use headphones for silent practice or connect to a mixer/recording console to capture huge, authentic Orange tones in the studio.

Product Specifications
Orange Micro Dark Terror Mini Hybrid Amp Head Specifications
  • Controls (right to left): gain, shape, volume
  • Finish: matte black high tensile steel
  • Output power: 20 watts max.
  • Speaker output: 1 x 8-16 ohm cabinet, rated at 20 watts or greater
  • Dimensions (w x h x d): 6.50 x 5.31 x 3.74” (16.5 × 13.5 x 9.5cm)
  • Weight: 1.72 lbs. (0.78 kg)
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  404-303-8196 Warranty:  1 Year; 3 months speakers
"Ole Russ" Submitted: 9/5/2018
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A lot of bang for the bucks !
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What is your opinion of this product?
Amazed at how much sound comes from such a small box. Got it pushing a Peavey 2-12 celestion greenbacks.Like the effects loop also.
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Jmyambo Submitted: 7/21/2018
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True analog sound
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Great sound and quality construction. It has an unique sound, beutiful clean tones and high gain.
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SteveSaH1978 Submitted: 6/14/2018
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Totally collectable
What is your opinion of this product?
For under 200 buck this lil box is worth the money. Looks totally innocent but jams. Nice addition to any guitar players collection. Pushes my 2x12 can just fine. And when I'm jamming outside in the summer I don't have to bring out the good stuff.
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Aaron Submitted: 2/10/2018
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Very Respectable
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Let’s be realistic and start with what this amp isn’t. It’s not a boutique amp and it’s not expensive. It’s not a meant to compete with amps that have tube power sections so you won’t need to spend twice as this amp cost to re-tube a costlier amp. So far, so good. Now what this amp is. It’s a super affordable amp that sounds great. A simple single channel amp that goes from clean to high gain and does both well. I’ve read issues about the effects loop but I haven’t had a problem. The headphone out is handy when you need to be quiet. Slick little unit. The only issues for me so far are the shape control is a bit limiting and the volume potentiometer isn’t as linear as I’d like. It has a volume jump at the beginning of it’s range that can be annoying at times. Not deal breakers at all. All things considered for under $200 you can’t go wrong. It’s a handy little tool for home practice and has enough umph for rehearsal. Plus it looks kind of cool in my cave. Glad I bought one.
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Wayne Arnold Submitted: 1/30/2018
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Hard rocking head for such a little guy!!!
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Great sounding amp for it's size. Great for the heavy music I like to play. The scooped mods are killer.
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William Hackerman Submitted: 10/19/2017
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Fantastic
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Walk softly and carry a big stick- little, LOUD and amazing. Impressive sound
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Manuel Submitted: 4/27/2017
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Absolutely love it
What is your opinion of this product?
Sounds big with no signs of breakup. Great low tone and sounds like it has a lot of headroom. Size is great for traveling and the price is fantastic.
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Rodolfo Echipare, Sr. Submitted: 3/22/2017
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Well worth the money. I lve this thing.
What is your opinion of this product?
I usually connect this to my Acoustosonic 90 Fender Amplifier and gave an astounding crisp, clear sounds even at minimal volume . I love this small amplification .I will give 5 stars . Perfect sound systems even in a big gathering and jamming.
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Randall Barnes Submitted: 11/15/2016
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better than I hoped it would be
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It's much better than I thought it would be.
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Kenny H Submitted: 4/18/2016
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AWESOMENESS IN A SMALL PACKAGE
What is your opinion of this product?
Love it! It has no problem powering my (2) Jet City 1X12 cabs. For those of you that think this amp sounds thin, etc. just place an eq pedal out front or in the effects loop and you should be good to go. Keep in mind that wah pedals, distortion and boost pedals should go into front input jack. I bought mine from a local music store only because they had it in stock and I was able to compare it with the Micro Terror and the Ibanez TSA15 combo. The TSA15 is a nice amp don't get me wrong. I played it the longest, but for 1/3 of the price, I chose the Micro Dark. FYI - the input jack is on the right side which is opposite from most amps so be careful not to plug your guitar into the headphone jack. The blue power LED is a nice touch also. Try one! I was very impressed. ROCK ON ORANGE!!!
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