Orange Amplification has introduced the 4 Stroke Bass Amplifier, an all-analog bass head available in 300 and 500-watt versions. The Class AB amps are described as staying “crystal clean and expressive all the way up, without ever becoming sterile or fatiguing.”
Each amp centers around a 4-band parametric EQ section that has variable frequency knobs for Bass, Lo-Mids, Hi-Mids, and Treble ranges. Their corresponding knobs level knobs allow for boosting or cutting each frequency up to 18db. The signal then heads to a footswitch-able Class A compression circuit.
“Rather than a common hard limiter, the 4 Stroke’s Class A compressor design maintains the transients of the input signal for a dynamic playing response,” the company writes. “The carefully developed sidechain has a fattening effect on the core tone at lower compression settings, whilst increasing the amount of compression adds a springy character to the attack, great for heavy thumb work.”
Other features include a pair of Speakon outputs plus balanced and line level outputs. The Orange Amplfication 4 Stroke Bass Amplifier will be available soon with to-be-announced price points.
Orange Amplification 4 Stroke Bass Amplifier Details:
|Power:||300 Watts (4 Stroke 300) or 500 Watts (4 Stroke 500)|
|Features:||Class AB Solid State Bass Amplifier|
|EQ:||Active 4-Band Parametric EQ Section – Treble (550-5500Hz), High Mid (250-2500Hz), Low Mid (80-800Hz), Bass (40-400Hz)|
|Effects:||Footswitchable Class a Compression|
|Outputs:||Balanced & Line Outputs, 2 X Parallel Speakon Speaker Outputs|
|Finish:||2U White Steel Chassis|
|Weight:||4 Stroke 300: 9.45KG (20.83 LB; 4 Stroke 500: 10.05KG (22.16 LB)|
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