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cab advice

Post by makjoh » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:40 am

I am looking for thoughts and opinions from Orange users on which cab is preferred for use with the Crush Pro 120 head and the OR15 head. Obviously its all a matter of personal taste but I am torn between the compact 4x12 or the 2x12 open back cab. Rather naively I thought I would just use my Line 6 4x12, but the sound is dull and lifeless (reminds me of playing through a Hi Fi amp years ago). Thanks guys

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Re: cab advice

Post by PBA » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:35 pm

Assuming you are looking at Orange cabs then the PPC range comes with Celestion V30 speakers and the Crush/Compact has "Voice of the World". I understand that the Voice of the World speakers are based on the V30 but are aimed at a lower price point. Some folk like them, others don't.

The 2 x 12 comes in UK made closed back and PRC made open back. Both are great. The open back is smaller and a LOT lighter.
I'm fairly sure either would be able to handle the CR120. Both are certainly more than capable of handling the OR15.

I have an OR15 paired with a 112PPC and it's fine for my needs but it did sound bigger and fuller through the 212. I didn't like it through the 412 as the speakers hardly seemed to be working. At least; they weren't working at the volumes at which I played.

As with everything, it's best if you try the kit for yourself.

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Re: cab advice

Post by Ronnie Robinson » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:28 pm

The Orange 212 open back is a brilliant cab..... Just be aware if u buy new those V30s may sound harsh and take some breaking in.... I'd buy second hand if u can.
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Re: cab advice

Post by Mystic38 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:47 pm

A total second for the 212 open back..

i have both the 212 open back and 212 closed back versions and you should only get the closed back IF..

a) you really need extended tight focused low end at the expense of an open mid range,


b) you have the arms and biceps of a gorilla.

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