Orange Amplification’s New 4 Stroke 300 & 500 Bass Amp Heads
In response to the array of Class D bass amp offerings from other manufacturers, Orange Amplification has broken the mould in order to create the consummate tool for the demanding contemporary bassist. The new all analogue 4 Stroke 300 & 500 heads feature everything you need and nothing you don’t, delivering audiophile levels performance in a 2U rackmountable format.
With Class A/B output and a new discrete Class A input buffer stage, these amps speak with supreme authority and clarity, pumping out powerful, full-bodied tones that remain composed and expressive across the sonic spectrum.
The centrepiece of the 4 Stroke Series is the extensive 4-band parametric EQ network, offering players unparalleled control over their tone. This uncompromising approach allows players to sculpt their signature sound in any environment, without the fussiness that plagues so many. The finely tuned Q curves of the frequency dials achieve the perfect balance between precision and usability, whilst each band can be controlled with up to 18dB of cut and boost. Typically Orange – they do much more with much less!
The 4 Stroke’s footswitchable on-board compression tracks seamlessly and maintains the dynamics of the performer for a fat, articulate sound with tonnes of depth. Available in either 300 or 500 Watt variants, both include the usual essentials like line-level and balanced outputs, plus a pair of parallel speaker outputs. Its Class A/B nature also means it can also be run without a speaker load, making it perfect for direct recording.