Orange OR15H Guitar Amplifier Head (15 Watts)

A smaller sibling to the OR50 with an FX loop and switchable 7/15 watts power, this all-tube head combines vintage vibe with modern Orange design and tone.

Don't be fooled by the retro styling. Behind the OR15's "Pics Only" faceplate lives a modern, high-gain 15W amp capable of a hugely diverse range of Orange tones. Based on the Dirty channel of Orange's flagship Rockerverb amps, this EL84-powered little monster pushes out everything from classic cleans to cutting-edge Metal, oozing character at every notch on its five simple dials.

Amazingly playable and switchable from 15 Watts to 7, the responsive EL84 output section and power switching options offer the perfect balance of gain, volume and feel, finding the elusive "sweet spot" in any stage or studio setting. Complete with a valve-buffered FX Loop, the OR15 is equally at home with old-school players "riding the volume control" or at the centre of a complex, modern rig.

Single 4-Stage Channel

The OR15's stripped-down preamp shares its DNA with Orange's flagship Rockerverb's Dirty Channel. This simple, 4-stage design with its intuitive-yet-powerful 3-band EQ covers the entire spectrum of classic amp sounds from vintage to modern. Clean, crunch and super-high gain are just a tweak away, whether you're plugging straight in or boosting the amp with your favourite drive pedals.

EL84 Power Amp with Output Power Switching

Using a pair of EL84 valves and the same robust, proprietary transformers as Orange's Terror series amps, the OR15 delivers a hard-hitting 15 Watts in Full Power mode. Club stages are easily filled with rich power amp overdrive. For those seeking a little read more less headroom, the 7W Half Power setting gives you the same cranked amp feel at a more modest level.

Valve-Buffered Effects Loop

No modern amp would be complete without a great FX Loop. Orange's highly transparent, all-valve design makes sure your signal path gets nothing but the best treatment, no matter how complex your pedal setup.

Classic "Pics Only" Styling

In 1972, Orange launched a guitar amp which came to define the Orange sound -- the Graphic. Years later it was dubbed the 'Pics Only' due to the use of Orange's signature 'hieroglyphs' and the absence of any text. The OR15 echoes this design, saluting this iconic piece of Orange history.

Features:

- Single-channel, all-valve amp with all-valve FX loop
- Three-band EQ
- 4-stage Gain section
- Classic 2 x EL84 class A valve configuration
- Power Amp: 2 x EL84
- Preamp: 3 x ECC83/12AX7
- FX Loop: 1 x ECC81/12AT7
- 7 or 15 watts RMS
- "Pics only" styling
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- Dimensions (H x W x D): 8.27" x 15.75" x 7.09" (21 cm x 40 cm x 18 cm)
- Weight: 15 lb (7 kg)

Speaker output options:
- 1 x 16 ohm cabinet connected to the 16 ohm output
- 1 x 8 ohm cabinet connected to one of the 8 ohm outputs
- 2 x 16 ohm cabinets each connected to one of the 8 ohm outputs
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 21.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 19 x 12 x 12 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): OR15

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 404-303-8196
Web: https://orangeamps.com/support/

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (9 ratings)
Submitted April 22, 2023 by Luke O in Ashland, MO

"OR15 - Stop looking and just get it."

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I had been thinking about one of these for YEARS. I had recently gotten rid of a PRS Archon because, as everyone else has noted, there continued to be an issue with the effects loop. I absolutely loved the gain structure of that amp and had been searching for something that would provide that, and then some. This amp completely delivered and well exceeded my expectations. It has amazing gain, not just for the heavy stuff too. All the way from beautiful clean sparkle to intense and forceful (but still clear) high gain. And it does it all wonderfully. This amp is simple, and that's the point. But, that's in no way an indicator of the amp being limited in any way. This amp can surely get you any sound you want and could not be any easier to dial in. Also, it gets along great with any guitar I put in front of it. Oh, and it can sound great at low volumes and has well more than enough volume to keep up in any practice or live situation. For 15 watts, the OR15 actually gets louder than my Archon ever did (and it's 50w). Perfect for bedroom or stage and everything in between. I haven't found a bad tone whatsoever.

Sound
The amp is very responsive, especially when you have it just over the edge of breakup. With my Tele in hand, I can get it to clean up just by being more dynamic with my picking. And then just bear down and it opens right up into marvelous overdrive. And no matter how you set the gain, note clarity is quite perfect.

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So far, I haven't noticed any weak points, other than I'd like a reverb on it, even if they used the same digital reverb from the Super Crush (which is also amazing). But, the effects loop is outstanding and you can just hook up and time/modualtion effects and enhance it from there.

Ease of Use
This amp could not be easier to use. 5 knobs, that's all you get. But that's all it needs. And I can't state this enough: any and every tone is achievable with this amp. Country clean, dark goth-y cleans, blues, classic rock, hard rock, metal, it's all in there! With just a couple turns of a knob or two you're right where you intended to be.

Quality
Seems very well made, good weight for the size, easy enough to tote to practice or load up for live. Sits right on top of my Mesa Rec vertical 2x12 and really sings through the V30's. Haven't noticed any flaws in the construction.

Value
For what this amp can achieve, and that's really pretty much anything, it's totally worth the price of admission. People think a versatile amp needs to have multiple channels, built-in effects, etc. NOT TRUE. This is one of the simplest amps I've ever used and it hasn't hindered me once in trying to find different sounds from it.

Manufacturer Support
Haven't needed support as of yet, and given the reputation these have, I doubt I ever will.

The Wow Factor
It looks like a true Orange, it sounds like a true Orange, I think on the Rockerverb may be above this as far as tone goes. But that may not really be true either. For the size, weight, volume capability, and tonal variety, this may be every bit as good as a Rockerverb (just minus the 'verb part). This really is the Swiss Army amp, it just disguises itself well as a one-trick pony. Don't be mislead by its appearance. This amp will take you anywhere you want to go. Nuff said.

Musical Background:
30 years playing, tons of live and studio experience

Musical Style:
I listen to everything so I do my best to play everything as well. Country and Jazz all the way to Stoner Doom and Tech Death.
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