Orange Micro Terror MT20 20W Hybrid Guitar Amp Head
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The first thing to note about these amps is obviously their size. They are significantly smaller than a loaf of bread, and look amusingly small on top of a 2x12 cabinet. Inspired by the Tiny Terror, our game-changing ‘lunchbox’ amplifier, the diminutive Micro Terror is the original micro amp. SINGLE ECC83 (12AX7) PREAMP VALVE With a high tensile steel case is it built to the same rugged specifications as the other members of the Terror family and is incredibly compact and highly portable. This is a true Orange Amp classic, with masses of vintage British character, clean crunch and full-on overdrive sounds.
Orange Micro Terror Head - Andertons Music Co. Orange Micro Terror Head - Andertons Music Co.
In terms of cons, the tone control is fairly basic , and only allows a certain level of tone shaping, but it does have a good range. In general, I keep it set between 11am and 1pm and find that going outside of this leads to very dark and muddy or ear-piercingly bright. Having said this, the sound could never be described as 'small'. These are louder than any amp this size has a right to be. I have used mine in some big rooms and still had sound guys telling me to turn down. If you're playing in venues with microphones for electric guitar, there'll never be an issue with dialling in a great clean tone. If anything, you'll want to run them a little bit hotter (isn't that always the way with guitarists?) because in my experience the best sounds have been just on the edge of breakup.
This scaled down cab's 8" speaker delivers a punchy tone and sound that has to be heard to be believed. Like all Orange speaker cabs it is built to last using extremely rugged construction and manufacturing techniques and stands out from the crowd with Orange's legendary basket weave Tolex grill cloth, Orange crest and badge. The tone control is very basic but extreme from ear splitting sharpness to sounding like it is under a dozen pillows. I have combined this with an Orange Two Stroke to drive the front end a bit harder and have a much wider control of the tone shaping and I am in heaven. The Orange Micro Terror houses a single 12AX7 pre-amp tube, powering 20 watts RMS of solid-state output. The Micro Terror is powered via a 15-volt DC supplier and features a handy auxiliary input for MP3 player, CD player etc and can be plugged into to any cabinet with 4-ohm or greater handing - it'll even a power a 4 x 12 cabinet... Seriously!
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You could easily do a small pub gig with this amp and there are many videos on the 'the tube' which show how it can easily drive a 4x12. There is also the option to swap out the pre-amp valve for a better one, but until the one in it dies, I am quite happy with the sound. More than capable of powering our largest speaker cabinet, the PPC412 the Micro Terror is compatible with any cab with an impedance of 8 Ohms or greater. AUXILIARY INPUTThe Orange Micro Terror features the same rugged metal build quality as other Terror amps but at just (approximately) 9" wide by 6" tall the Micro Terror takes 'portable' to another level.
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Since the amps have returned with the original color scheme, they are rightly claiming their niche in the highly competitive amplifier market. Just as before, when countless sizes used these amps, Orange Amplifier builds distinctive sound for people who know exactly what they want. These are a remarkably good amp for their price and size. As an amp for small gigs (or even for bigger events) these perform far beyond what they look like they should be capable of. I modified my Fender Mustang 1 amp so that I could connect its speaker to the PPC108 cab and now the amp sounds even better! The sounds seems more rounded and complete somehow, so I recommend running it with two 8'' speakers if you can to get the perfect Orange sound.
Features and Specifications
Despite its incredibly compact size, this is an amp that's most at home on stage or in a soundproof studio. It just sounds better with the volume working harder and the headphone output is a little harsh for sustained solo practice sessions. Please note: This product does not come with a speaker cable. Please see the related items section for an appropriate cable. Specification Hot on the heels of such additions to the range as the none-more-metal Dark Terror and the Terror Bass heads comes a pair of new models: the Signature #4 Jim Root unit and Orange's smallest head yet, the impossibly cute Micro Terror.