Orange AD200B

Orange AD200B

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AD200B, Bass Guitar Amp Head from Orange in the AD series.

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Orange AD200B tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Orange
  • Model: AD200B
  • Series: AD
  • Category: Bass Guitar Amp Heads
  • Added in our database on: 03/05/2005

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Orange AD200B user reviews

Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 7 reviews )
 5 reviews71 %
 1 user review14 %
 1 user review14 %
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MGR/Laklander's review"Orange AD200 B Bass Head"

Orange AD200B
As the name suggests, this head is covered in orange Tolex. It's back-to-basics, 200W tube head that is about as close as you can come to plugging your bass straight into a power amp. Active and passive inputs, Master Volume and gain, Treble Middle and Bass, standby and power switches, all front mounted. 53 pounds. About me:
I've played bass professionally for 44 years. I currently play in a praise band in a local church and also do studio work. I favor rock but have played just about every style, even -- shame -- disco. Favorite players include Paul McCartney, James Jamerson, Tony Levin, Chris Squire, Joe Osborn, Bob Glaub and Sting.

Tried it at a local dealer, coupled with an Orange 410 cab with Eminence speakers.

The AD200 B is loud -- plenty loud enough for most small club situations -- and delivers a very nice, warm, old-school tube bass amp sound. Despite having only three tone controls, it puts out a surprising variety of tones. Think of it as a Fender Bassman on steroids.

It's pricey -- $2200 street. Add in an Orange 410 cabinet at $900 and you're talking prohibitively expensive for most players.

Solidly constructed with quality materials. My only caveat is to handle it with more care than a solid-state amp because, after all, tubes are made of glass and more susceptible to being tossed into a truck or car trunk.

The Orange Orange AD200 B Bass Head delivers old-school tube bass sound, but at a cost -- $2200 for the head alone -- that probably puts it out of the range of all but professional players or those with lots of credit. 5 stars for quality, 3 stars for realistic pricing.

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Felkoryov's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Awesome."

Orange AD200B
200 watts, power tubes 4 6550, output jack 8/4 ohms, and Master knobs gain equalizer and bass, mid, treble.
It's simple, that's all I need!


Can no longer be simple to use, personally I play on a 410 + OBC OBC one above 115, so output 4 ohms with a jack / speakon in the first box, then Speakon / Speakon first box to the second.
10/10 perfect for me because, corresponds exactly to my expectations simplicity of setting an amp head.


Suited to my style of music (rock / garage rock), because I like a bass sound aggressive but precise. And this is the case with this monster, his SLAP! Really impressive.
setting the master / gain allows for clear sound at high volumes, despite its reputation saturate early (which is the case! but it prevents the power margin before saturation is huge).
I put a 10/10 because I play rock and it is perfect in this area for my taste. I do not doubt that for bass sounds more jazzy or gentillets, there are certainly better.


I bought a few weeks ago after selling my old rack Ampeg SVT-CL SVT 610-HLF + I among others had the opportunity to try many racks over concerts and backline made provision.
Well I do not regret NOT AT ALL have sold my Ampeg! Arguably the ampeg was "versatile", you can certainly get out of that suit sounds more musical styles, but personally, I mainly play rock and this rack is by far the best I've played this day.
Another point that differentiates SVT-CL with this AD200B: watts, 300 against 200 for Orange. Well I have absolutely not felt a difference in volume! The AD200, at least with the cabs that I use, it really is VERY strong, a lot of volume, and I am convinced that never in my life I will not need more power than that.
It also beautifully cash pedals and distortion boost.
I recommend this amp very clearly to those looking for a powerful bass sound that growl with a big attack!

mala1's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" war machine"

Orange AD200B
characteristics of bases of the head:

Power: 200 watts at 4 ohms
Lamps preamplifier: 1x ECC83 and 1x ECC81
Lamps amplifier: 4x 6550
Controls: 1x Master Volume, Gain 1x, 1x Bass, Middle 1x, 1x Treble and this is
Output Impedance: 4 Ohm and 8 Ohm
connections: 2 jack inputs active and passive
2 jack outputs into 4 ohms speaker - 1 speaker output jack into 8 ohms
1 output jack for Slavic DI
Dimensions: 55 x 27 x 29cm
Weight: 24 kg anyway ...

In summary amplifier design robust and simple with good components.


This amp is very easy to use, just plug in, open the knobs and go ... I use usually plugged into a 4x10 in Orange 8 ohms and power is given to the appointment ... Config in concert can add a 15 and then ... is the panzer!
Useless to try to explain the manual because it does not exist ... Anyway, there is nothing to adjust ... it sounds now!


I currently play fusion / metal after leaving a funk band - rock ... in other words we can all play with this amp. It's main quality in addition to its ease of use, is undoubtedly the lack of coloration. It restores the very sound of the bass plugged ... So much that the possibilities are endless.
The big muff on the seventies jazz bass in passive literally tears ... for the fans


I use this amp since 2004, I have chosen SVT Classic, Fafner head and SWR ... this is what sounds best to my taste.
One downside: the price that beats ... and yeah ... was nothing without the eye!

but well worth it! I recommend

closer's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Orange AD200B
- Attention here was the big deal all 200 W lamps
- In faade: 2 connections classic active / passive according to the low use
the rear: HP connections 4 ohms / 8 ohms and a slave
and PSU 'well sr
- Rglages basics: master and gain more by pushing the gain results in a distortion
Natural pretty terrible even dmoniaque
APRS classic treble and medium bass
that's it and not need more


- The configuration is very simple given the limited rglages not galres rgler 15 knobs
- We get immediately a sound terribly hot and heavy that you can adjust the eq working on everything but the bass uses dpend
- A manual? but not really let srieux


- It's a pretty versatile amp
we can both play the Cure as Queens of the Stone Age on, or the noisy rock o it makes perfect
- I play it with a Gibson Thunderbird that possde dj sound loud so well this lamp is coupled to the madness
I fall just a little low on the head, by mounting the medium and treble, and I drop one of the two humbucker in the lower (bottom) this story to have a more prcis that my group is better right now
I played just before the bottom and it was excellent also


I use it for about a year and I am fully satisfied
I was looking for a big sound both warm and heavy without being too disgusting not
and it is the absolute Rolls: D
I tried two ampeg heads (the 100W and 300W Class SVT) and finally with 200W Orange has won for its sublime and the look as the original
a bit expensive but it's so good that frankly I forget the price
I'll throw it again without hsitation

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