Orange Amplification has launched two newcomers to its highly successful range, the valve powered Rocker 15 & 32 combos.
The Rocker 32 is claimed to be Orange’s most versatile amp yet: a portable, all-valve 2×10” stereo combo. At the heart is its stereo effects loop which opens up a lot of possibilities for pedal board users. The amp can be used as a ‘normal’ mono amp or be configured for Wet/Dry, or even true stereo for huge sounding panning effects. At 30 Watts (15-a-side) the Rocker 32 has plenty of clean headroom, but also features a half power mode to suit practice sessions.
The Rocker 15 switches between 0.5, 1, 7 or 15 Watts of output, so will be suit home, to studio, to smaller stage uses. Despite its compact 1×10” format, Orange says the tone is always fat and full, ‘oozing warm valve compression and saturation’. There’s also a valve-driven effects loop for total clarity from input to output.
The Rocker 15 and 32 have been designed by Technical Director, Adrian Emsley in the UK. Both amps feature an all-valve signal path plus a twin channel layout with an, ‘intuitive Natural channel’. This channel features just a single control – Volume – and Orange says it is ‘…perfectly voiced to bring out the natural character of different guitars and effects’. The second (Dirty) channel has a more familiar look, with a three band EQ, and delivers the classic British grit that Orange is known for. Both amps feature Orange’s new 10” Voice Of The World Gold Label speakers and the same beefy transformers found in the Terror series.