Orange are more than pleased to announce the brand new and incredibly well-built 4 Stroke series of amps, the ideal companion for an ardent bassist. The 4 Stroke 500 is a superb bass amp head with all analogue circuitry and Class A input buffer circuit, thus sets itself apart from any Class D amp or technology. The 4 Stroke bass amp head is equipped with four parametric frequencies and a Class A compressor design, providing you with an abundance of tones delivered with utmost clarity.
ALL ANALOGUE CIRCUITRY
As mentioned, and not like any preceding Class D amps, Orange have chosen an all analogue design for the 4 Stroke 500 bass amp head. A new element of the design is the Class A input buffer circuit which proves to be an important factor in ensuring each bass note is articulately projected with precision, even the fainter, more subtly played notes. If you’re a live musician, the solid state Class AB output of the 4 Stroke 500 is second to none, with a well-rounded, emphatic tone. If using this amp head in the studio, then there is no requirement for a speaker load so you can get down to recording with no hassle.
FOUR BAND PARAMETRIC EQ
The Orange 4 Stroke bass head amp is equipped with four parametric bands with individual frequency controls. The parametric EQ gives you full sound control as well as up to 18dB of cut or boost, and makes it even simpler to shape your tone to suit your playing needs. Each of the four bands offer a different frequency range on an independent basis but you can also intersect them if needed.
Often the EQ on an amp can cause a lot of confusion and may seem over-complicated, but this is certainly not the case with the 4 Stroke series. The control options are kept simple, with the four parametric frequencies, a compression level, volume, and a footswitch input.
FOOTSWITCHABLE CLASS A COMPRESSION
Orange have selected a Class A compressor for the 4 Stroke amp head which was favoured over a hard limiter as it provides a lively response. By altering the rate of compression you can bolster the core tone or even add a somewhat bouncier feel to the attack. There is a jack to plug in a footswitch which allows you to control the overall compression at the stomp of a switch.
With two Speakon speaker outputs and balanced / line outputs to boot, the Orange 4 Stroke 500 Bass Amp Head has everything you need, all encased in a radiant yet sturdy 2U white steel body.
Manufacturer Orange Model 4 Stroke 500 Bass Amp Head Dimensions (H x W x D) 100 x 482 × 265 mm Weight 9.45kg Controls Treble (550-5500HZ)
High Mid (250-2500HZ)
Low Mid (80-800HZ)
Power Output 500 Watts
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