Every month, we compile a list of announcements, releases and rumours from amp and speaker makers big and small. Here are our favourites from the past month.
1Orange Amplifiers Terror Bass
After a decade, Orange Amplifiers has decided to bring back the Terror Bass. The redesigned head unit is a 500-watt hybrid bass amp with an all-tube preamp and a solid state power amp.
2Orange Amplifiers OBC112 cabinet speakers
The OBC112, announced alongside the Terror Bass, is a cab with a dynamic Lavoce neodymium 12-inch bass speaker under its hood. Weighing in at just 11.8 kg, this is a powerful yet portable tool.
3Mesa Boogie Fillmore 25
If the Fillmore 50 is too big for you, Mesa Boogie has introduced a more compact alternative: the Fillmore 25. It’s powered by two Mesa 6V6 power amp tubes and five 12AX7 preamp tubes, and is available either as a head or a 1×12-inch combo.
4BC Audio Bel Air 40
Boutique amp maker BC Audio’s Bel Air 40 is a five- to 40-watt, all-tube guitar amplifier that offers you unique control over the power section. Configuration switches toggle between various modes to deliver a variety of voices.
5Carr Amps Telstar
Carr Amps’ latest creation, the Telstar, is a 17-watter that uses a unique combination of 6L6 and EL84 power amp tubes integrated via a push-pull Class A circuit.
6TC Electronic BC208
Described by TC Electronic as a “bass tour de force”, the BC208 is a portable cab that can handle 200 watts of low end punch.