Over the years, many guitarists have encountered various obstacles when it comes to owning a well-made ABY pedal. In the past, many of the more economically priced ABY boxes did not have an isolated second output, whereas the higher priced boxes did, yet they came in the form of a large chassis, which isn’t ideal for your pedalboard. Orange have designed the Amp Detonator to resolve this so you can now run two amps efficiently.
BUFFERED ISOLATED OUTPUTS
The Amp Detonator has two buffered isolated outputs which both have a low impedance signal. This ensures that while using other pedals at the same time, your signal won’t be hindered. The pedal is powered by 18V internally thanks to an internal charge pump circuit, which makes both outputs incredibly transparent while also reducing the noise or “hum” often found with similar ABY boxes when trying to run two amps.
Orange have fitted a Phase correction switch to the Amp Detonator pedal. It goes without saying that when two amps go out of phase with one another, it sounds truly dreadful. In fact, many previous ABY pedals cannot prevent this either. However, the Phase switch allows you to bring the bottom end back into play, and consequently re-balance the phase of both amplifiers.
The Amp Detonator has an incredibly durable construction for such a compact pedal. Orange have built this ABY box to withstand years of stomping between amp channels. Its small body is extremely easy to read and use, while it will also fit snugly on your pedalboard. The bar in the middle of the pedal is also a convenient way of ensuring that you step down on the relevant switch.
The tri-colour LED indicates which setting you are currently using, and is bright enough to see on a dark stage. For channel A you see a green light, or a red light for channel B, or if you’re using Both amps you will see a blue light. Easy!
The Amp Detonator could well be the only ABY box out there that can be powered by either a 9V battery, or a 9 - 12V DC adapter. A 9V battery will provide plenty of time, whereas a 12V DC adapter will give you even more headroom.
The Orange Amp Detonator is a brilliantly designed pedal that will overcome any issues you may have come across in the past. Once you have one to power your pair of chosen amps, you won’t look back.
Manufacturer Orange Model Amp Detonator Effects Pedal Controls Phase polarity switch
Buffered ABY LED status indicator
Dimensions (W x H x D) 9.5 × 6.5 × 13cm Power 9V Battery or 9 - 12V DC Adapter (Centre Negative) Current Draw 12MA
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