Orange Dark Terror 15 DA15H 15W Tube Guitar Amp Head


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Orange Amplifiers DA15H Dark Terror 15 15W Tube Guitar Amp Head

Gearank High Notes

On October 18 2021 we announced the results of our annual analysis of guitar amp brands - Orange ranked #1.

Gearank Recommended

The Dark Terror has maintained a place on our recommended list ever since December 2017. During that entire period the only amp heads powered at 15-watts or less that achieved higher ratings were the Orange OR15H and Egnater Tweaker.

See our Current Recommendation.

Tech Specs

  • Power Rating: 7 to 15-Watts
  • Preamp Tube(s): 3 x 12AX7
  • Poweramp Tube(s): 2 x XEL84
  • Controls: Gain, Shape, Volume
  • Input(s): Normal
  • Output(s): 8ohm, 16ohm, 2x16ohm
  • Misc:Tube Buffered Effects Loop
  • Weight: 12.46 lbs
  • Suitable for: Modern Rock, Alternative, Punk, Metal

Samples Comparing the Orange Dark Terror with the Orange Micro Dark

Dark Terror Clean
Micro Dark Clean

Dark Terror Distorted - Rock
Micro Dark Distorted - Rock

Dark Terror Distorted - Metal
Micro Dark Distorted - Metal

All tracks recorded by Raphael Pulgar with the following gear: 2002 PRS Santana III, Laney Cub cab with HH speakers, Shure SM57 mic going into a Presonus ioSTATION 24c.

Online Reviews

Website Source *Rating Value
Premier Guitar Jordan Wagner 90/100
Music Radar Stuart Williams 100/100
YouTube Plague Scythe Studios 89/100
*Displayed values are prior to the Gearank Algorithm's adjustments it makes when evaluating the source.

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Supporting Information


This photograph shows the size of the Dark Terror compared to the Micro Dark:
Orange Micro Dark beside Orange Dark Terror

This video by Toby's Guitar Gear Demos demonstrates the amp's sound using multiple settings.