Damn they're both more money than a Mark V?
I know there's overseas shipping plus taxes/tariffs to take into account, but I feel like that's a lot, especially for the 50W head.
It's a shame what an Orange amp costs. I really believe that they make some pretty unique sounding products but I can't justify what they offer for the price they ask. I'd expect hand wired with UK made electronics as well for those prices. Not just assembled there.
I'd expect hand wired with UK made electronics as well for those prices. Not just assembled there.
There is no doubt that they're not going to be cheap.
OTOH, they're in the same price range as the 1-channel, non-handwired, assembled in the UK Marshall JCM800 2203X. Or the 2-channel, non-handwired, assembled in the UK Marshall 1959SLP.
In other words, while I'd have loved these amps to street between $1500-$2000, comparable non-handwired, UK assembled amps also street between $2000-$2500.
I'm going to be honest, and I can't believe I'm saying this, but I kinda prefer the sounds he got from the CR120.
Then again, that's for more traditional hard rock and metal voicings. I'm sure for sludgier stuff, the Dual Dark will sound phenomenal.
Didn't like the CR very much. Just feels like something is missing to make me go:
But I won't say anything truly negative about it. Probably wasn't intended for me.
And I'm ....ing picky.
Does the original Dark Terror make a great bedroom amp? I noticed my 5150 doesn't really sound great until the volume hits a certain threshold. I wonder if the Dark Terror would be a little more suitable for my uses.
One thing to keep in mind is that Orange Amp's "showcase" dealer, Humbucker Music, often has introductory sales and the like on new Orange amps. I was able to get a new Orange TH30 at a steep discount, I also saw they had a similar introductory offer on the OR100 when released.
They don't have the Dual Dark listed yet, because they only list stuff when it's in stock or imminent, but when they *do* have one I intend to call them for their price. I find them to be a great company to deal with, really helpful, and no problem getting them to ship nationally (I'm pretty much across the nation from them, they're in Atlanta I'm in California).
But—did you click the "need price request" button? You'll notice that the Dual Dark 50 or 100 aren't on their Orange price list yet. My guess? When it's an actual shipping product, Humbucker Music will be at more liberty to price the amp accordingly.
As I said though, it's just a guess—maybe they can't go any lower, I don't know. But I'm very interested in this amp, I have requested they notify me when it's available, and we'll see!