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Orange Amps OPC: price, specs, release date revealed

Orange Amps OPC: look out for it in August.
Orange Amps OPC: look out for it in August.

Orange Amplifiers' OPC - a computer-powered amp - was announced back in April, but since then, guitarists have been craving more detailed specs, pricing information and news on availability.

Well crave no longer: Orange has announced that the OPC will be released in August 2010 priced at £1199 (inc VAT)/$1499/€1225 (ex vat/tax). As for the specs, the Orange press release has them as follows:

Amp

- 15 watt RMS per channel stereo amplifier (into 4 ohms) with 2 band EQ, - 2 x JBL 6.5" 55 Watt RMS Dual Concentric Speakers both mounted into an optimised cabinet for enhanced cooling and acoustics.
- Portable strong lightweight vinyl covered wooden case with an all aluminium powder-coated chassis featuring the same iconic design as a small Orange Amplifier optimised for personal computer use.
- Direct stereo line to the internal amplifier allows the OPC to be used as an amplifier and speaker for any playback device- from iPods to Microphones

Orange opc

Orange opc

PC

- NVIDIA® GeForce® 9300 integrated graphics (overclocked GPU)
- GPU clock: 580 MHz / Shader clock: 1400 MHz
- HDMI/VGA/DVI-I allowing up to three monitor outputs at the same time
- Onboard 5.1-channel high-definition audio (via 3 stereo mini-jacks) and Optical * Coaxial S/PDIF outputs
- 2 independent ¼" jack inputs for guitar, microphone or instrument, switchable and attenuated
- 2 line-output ¼" jack sockets
- 2 powered jack sockets for external speaker use
- Optical & Coaxial S/PDIF outputs
- Intel® Pentium® Processor E5400 (2M Cache, 2.70 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
- 4GB dual-channel DDR2 800 (PC6400)
- 7 USB 2.0 ports and 1 eSATA port for adding extra storage and devices.
- Includes a top loaded (slot loading) DVD±RW DL for easy access and built-in Wi-Fi (802.11g) featuring a top loaded antenna maximising signal strength and throughput.
- PCI-E x16 accepting a range of interfaces from PCI-E x1 through to x16.

Orange opc

Orange opc

Interface

- 24-bit audio interface with both guitar and microphone inputs

Operating system

- Windows 7 (64 bit)

Bundled software

- PreSonus Studio One Orange Custom Edition
- Acoustica Mixcraft (full version)
- IK Multimedia AmpliTube 3 (full version)
- ToonTrack EZ Drummer Lite
- Licklibrary guitar tuition software

For further information visit Orange Amps.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology.