A New Dual Discrete Op-Amp for Audio Products from Orange Amplification

April 21 2017, 03:10
Once in a while, British guitar amp specialists - increasingly turning also into a lifestyle brand - surprise the industry with some unusual products. We've seen Orange introducing headphones,  the VT1000 valve/tube tester and even an automatic bias adjustment kit, the DIVO OV4. But now, Orange truly surprised us, with the introduction of its new Dual Discrete Op-Amp, which has been specifically designed for audio use. Orange simply says, "it is one of the most musically sounding of its kind on the market today."

Built to a high specification, the new Orange Dual Discrete Op-Amp has been constructed for superior musical audio performance purposes. Unlike existing products, it only contains the gain blocks that are needed to give good clean audio. Each of the individual transistors and resistors are of the highest quality, so the Op-Amp runs as close to pure Class A as possible instead of the class B operation seen in IC Op-Amps. It has been designed to be 8 pin DIP compatible, and comes with a socket, so is easy to drop in and replace. The DC offset of Orange’s Op-Amp is low, which means they can be used almost anywhere, even active filters.

"We wanted to design something purely for audio," explains Adrian Emsley, Orange Amplification’s Technical Director. "Many Op-Amps perform well on paper but the trouble is the human ear does not hear quite the same way as test equipment. To me, this Op-Amp sounds more musical, more natural, with the transient sound feeling more real and less synthetic.’

The new component is sold for £42.00, or $55.00 in the Orange US webstore at https://usastore.orangeamps.com/product/op-amp/. If you want to find out more about the Orange Op-Amp and its full specifications visit also https://orangeamps.com/shop/op-amp and to see Adrian Emsley talking about the new Op-Amp check out this video here https://youtu.be/tKanR1aM16I.
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