1999 – AD5 Combo
A total run of 64 AD5s were hand built, point to point. This highly collectable amplifier was a single-ended mini valve combo with 1 x 12AX7 and 1 x EL84 tubes, and was fitted with an Alnico Eminence 10” speaker.
In 2003, due to popular demand, Orange made a PCB production-run of 60 AD5 combos, this time fitted with a Jensen P10R Alnico speaker.
Then in 2008 came the third version of the AD5, still based on the Custom Shop 1999 edition, but made with a PCB. This combo’s loudspeaker was a newly developed 10” known as the ‘Celestion 40’. This speaker is quite similar to Celestion’s ‘Greenback 10’.