VALVE/SOLID STATE HYBRID DESIGN
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 solid state output section puts out 20 Watts and can be can be paired with any 8 or 16 Ohm cabinet.
The 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 an aggressive "smiley face" EQ is easily achieved in the fully clockwise position, whilst turning fully anticlockwise boosts the mids, for a more classic "bark".
BUFFERED EFFECTS LOOP
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.
CABSIM HEADPHONE OUTPUT
A popular feature on Crush Series amps, the headphone output includes CabSim circuitry which emulates the sound of a mic'd Orange 4x12" cabinet loaded with their 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.
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 FINISH (STEEL CHASSIS) 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?)