The Orange AD30HTC is the most popular (tiny terrors aside!) all valve Orange amp available because it's UK built, solid as a rock and sounds gobsmackingly good. If you can imagine a cascading cacophony of lush harmonically rich tone crashing into sharply defined razor edged and yet warm and organic sound, then chances are you're imagining the incredible sound of this unique and boutique amplifier. No other amp or pedal has ever come close to the tone that Orange have made their own: a super rich crunch that maintains definition and sustain while never ever sounding washy.
The two channels are voiced slightly differently so channel 1 has a gnarly crunchy tone that cleans up nicely with the volume backed off while retaining the thick lushness of overtones while channel 2 is sharper, higher gain with a tight low end and slightly pushed high mids and just a hint of cataclysmic fuzz for a rawkus in-yer-face sound that people simply love about Orange amps.
The AD30HTC features class A all valve (inc rectifier) tone and dual switchable channels each with independent Gain, Volume, Bass, Middle and Treble controls.
Here's what Orange say about the AD30HTC
All valve, 30 watt, channel switching head. Our flagship “British voiced” amp. The AD30 sports two dual stage channels with completely separate signal paths. The result is two vintage amps in one. Channel One has a thick, creamy, classic voice that barks like a rottweiler when pushed in to the tone zone. Channel Two has a tighter, springy and slightly faster character with a little more upper mids and a bit more gain. This amp has proved to be so popular worldwide that its specification remains unchanged. It is fast becoming the new world standard for 30 watt Class A valve amplifiers.
- Channel 1: Gain / Volume / Bass / Middle / Treble
- Channel 2: Gain / Volume / Bass / Middle / Treble
- Features: Twin Channel (Footswitchable)
- Output: 30 Watts Class A
- Valves: Preamp:4 x ECC83, Output: 4 x EL84 , Rectifier: G234 / 5AR4
- Speaker Out: (1) 16 Ohm, 2 (8) Ohm
- Dimensions: (W x H x D) 66x54x30cm, 26×21.25×11.8in
- Weight: 38kg/83lb