MAXIMUM IMPACT FROM A 2×12
Our imposing PPC212 is a closed-back 2×12″ cabinet equal in width to the PPC412. Featuring two Celestion Vintage 30 speakers, the PPC212 is in essence our classic 4×12 slashed in half. The large internal volume of the sealed enclosure makes the PPC212 ideal for players looking for the the fattest possible tone when a 4×12″ would be too large. Many players choose to stack two PPC212 cabs for ease of load-in, also giving them the flexibility of using just one for smaller venues. Made in England from high density 13 ply 18mm Baltic birch plywood, the PPC212 is fitted with steel hardware to withstand the rigours of the road. Our unique skid runners fitted to the base helps to acoustically couple our cabinets to the stage for a fuller low end response.
British Made Cabinets*
Orange cabinets are an industry standard and have been produced to the same quality construction, since they were first introduced in the late 60’s. Cliff explains how new employee Mick Dines was key to the Orange cabinets design:
“In December 1968, Mick Dines joined the company in the Orange shop, he immediately became involved in the design of the Orange cabinets. As a young bass guitarist he understood how equipment could be so easily mistreated on the road. His first priority was to make Orange cabinets the most solid and robust cabinets available. When it came to choosing the speaker front cloth, his main concern was durability.
Mick choose a tough material called Basketweave. Orange speaker cabinets could now certainly take the knocks and were appreciated by the roadies. Guitarists loved the ‘thickened’ sound that the Basketweave helped to create. What’s more, the Orange 4×12 was 15″, until then, 14″ was the norm. The extra depth also helped to define the distinctive ‘Orange sound’.
The 4×12 was built to be very strong and featured a baffle centre post, 13-ply (18mm) birch-faced marine plywood and a tough orange vinyl cloth covering called Rexine. The use of Basketweave really helped to define the ‘Orange sound’. Instead of fitting plastic feet, or castors which we found tended to rattle and roll, we came up with the idea of having tough wooden runners – which we called skids. The original idea was durability, making loading and unloading out of vans, or onstage, easier. It turned out that the skids dramatically improved the sound by acoustically coupling the cabinets to the stage or wooden floor.”
Cliff Cooper, CEO and Founder of Orange Amps.
|Features||STRAIGHT FRONT, CLOSED-BACK 2×12 ｜ 18MM BIRCH PLYWOOD CONSTRUCTION ｜ 2 X PARALLEL ¼” INPUT JACKS FOR DAISY-CHAINING TO ANOTHER 16 OHM CABINET (TOTAL LOAD = 8 OHMS) ｜ HARD WEARING WOVEN PAPER GRILLE CLOTH ｜ SKID RUNNERS ｜STEEL HARDWARE|
|Power Handling||120 WATTS (MONO)|
|Speakers||2 x 12″ CELESTION VINTAGE 30|
|Unboxed Dimensions (W x H x D)||78 x 53 x 37.5 cm (30.71 x 20.86 x 14.76″)|