Orange AD5

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AD5, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Orange in the AD series.

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Orange AD5 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Orange
  • Model: AD5
  • Series: AD
  • Category: Tube Combo Guitar Amps
  • Added in our database on: 06/07/2008

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Orange AD5 user reviews

Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 4 reviews )
 3 reviews75 %
 1 user review25 %

pussyriots's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Perfect Studio"

Orange AD5
Features can be more simple, a lamp, 5w, plug and play


Configuring Feneant is what I wanted. I have an old AC30 voice so I do not want 10 settings but I stand to stay in his brit and ad5 fulfilled all these criteria.


For my part, I make garage rock (or es335 fender strat japan) but again it is too light with a drummer who hits like a lumberjack (I never tried transplanting). on the other hand Studio is a marvel. I use it with a firm 2 * 12 vox and it defends more than fine.
To double track or a solo by one by her, have a different tone in a tower volume is really terrible.


It is now three years since I used to supplement my AC30 in the studio and although I hesitate long ac4 with the opportunity to fact that I turned to this small (but powerful) orange.
I wanted to sell it there's little need for money, but to be honest, I pulled the ad because I think I really missed.
The price / quality ratio is very good on the market occas' and I would be up to € 250 but not more (remember that this is a 5w and you also pay the brand).
With the experience I would do this choice with a big YES because as I said, in the studio it's a bomb.
Why put a score of 8/10 then??? Well because they have added a 5W/7W switch that would not have been a luxury. Anyway, had to find a fault ;)

09:squeal's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Orange AD5
5W tube amp: a EL84 power and a 12AX7 preamp in
An instrument input, an output HP 16 Ohms (in addition to the output for the combo of HP)
Simple adjustments: an OFF / Stand-by / ON, volume, tone


Super simple setup, plug, turn the volume knob and it sounds right now! Note that the volume control is also used to gain control: from 1 / 3, the volume is already at maximum, then the more you increase this setting, the greater the gain.
The tone is very effective


It is perfect for my style of music: rock 70's / 80's
I play a Hamer Standard Custom fitted with Seymour 59 'and with a Stratocaster Classic Player 60's.
There are really sound a bit "fat" feature of Orange amps. With a "large" Orange AD30, the comparison is easy.


I use it for one month, either at home or in rehearsal, where he is more than enough, even with a drummer maniac!
A € 360, it may seem expensive for a small amp like this, but the quality is really there, and it has nothing to do with a field 600 or a Valve Junior (I have these 2 amps), the Orange is in the range above.
This choice I would do without hesitation.

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

Orange AD5
5W-power lamps (very powerful, especially mounted on a 4x12)

-1 Volume (mounted between the two preamp gain =), a tone (treble cut)

-1 HP 10 "40W 16 Ohm and 1 output


We can no longer simple, an adjustable volume (gain) and a tone

One branch, we play ... there is no simpler! a manual? I have not had


-Sound is already amazing in combo, it is bluffing when it is plugged into a speaker (2x12 "front for mine)

-The only problem is that it is a single channel ... So if you want to pluissance, we must play with distortion and vice versa, we can not play at low volumes with distortion.
(Unless you go up a volume knob at the entrance of the light amplification)

-The sound is typical of Orange, vintage vintage vintage! You can spend a very creamy with a clean greasy and aggressive distortion. The advantage of 5W is that really benefits from its typical volume resonance lamp!


I've had it for 2 months as amp apartment

-I like the feature on this amp is its warmth and crunch to mid-volume, the less it is crunch fairly quickly (in 1 / 4 gain) ... but what a crunch too!!

"I hesitated with the Super Champ XD Fender 15w, which has more possibilities bcp (long live the digital) but with experience the AD-5 is much better quality!

-I am now in love with the Orange so I do it again the same choice with experience!

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

Orange AD5
Amp watt bulbs 5W

HP 40W Celestion

Two knobs: volume (which coincides with the gain) and tone

Simple, but very few may lack rglages supplmentaires (gain)


Nothing to say, very simple: from 0 to 1 / 3 volume: clean which tends cruncher
above: overdrive and distortion from noon approximately

No manual.


I played with a standard tlcaster.

It should be my style of music, blues / rock, grunge, garage.

Nothing to say about the sound is a very good quality. It sounds very british! With an OD pedal in front is even beautiful.

My sonority prfr on this amp: just over half the volume knob and 2 / 3 the volume of tonality with an Ibanez TS9 before, it sounds very grunge, garage.


I use it for 3 months. I has a `other amp numrique compared the sound is really AD5 dgueulasse.

Report qualitprix way, paying off the mark. But the sound is, Don has nothing wrong.

The only problem: we must push for volume gain, and sends strong ca ... Should not be difficult neighbors.

With exprience, I would do this choice: to house, the sound is adequate, in that same group nickel. And this quality of sound ... !

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