Orange Micro Dark review

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Orange’s latest hybrid head crams more gain than ever into a titchy package. Richard Purvis gets out his magnifying glass… Ta-daa! Orange cranked up the excitement before the launch of the Micro Dark with a social media campaign that challenged us to guess what its game-changing new product might be. An amp that could control the human mind via More...

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