Orange MD20 Head
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 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.
Our 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.
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
A popular feature on our 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 our 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.
High gain preamp, Shape control, fully buffered effects loop
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″)