BishopSound FRFR Orion 8” or 12” Active guitar amplification


Crystal clear Full Range Flat Response sound is the Holy Grail for guitarists using modelling or advanced FX processors – but traditionally the sort of amplifier and speaker quality required has come at a high price. Now UK PA specialist & MIA Member BishopSound has announced its two “British Voiced” FRFR champions…

The Orion 8 300w and the 400 Watt RMS Orion 12 is fully capable of achieving FRFR quality at a very affordable price.

The trapezoidal compact Orion 8 weighs in at 9kg and includes TWS Bluetooth enabling guitarist to sing and play along to any track for rehearsal at home, in a studio, live streaming or professional performance. With 300w RMS from such a compact box it truly is the original “Mighty Atom”!

The Orion 12 is much more than a conventional FRFR amp and speaker, coming with onboard Bluetooth which means users can drive it from a smartphone to provide backing tracks. The Orion also features a separate USB input and a full five band EQ so users can get exactly the sound they want. Suitable for home practice or recording but equally capable of producing a stunning 400 Watts RMS on stage or at rehearsals,

Sturdily constructed in moulded enclosures, the Orion 8 and the 12 comes complete with a 35mm pole mount and can be used in a variety of positions, including on its side in floor monitor mode. Offering twin channel performance, Orion users can employ the Mic channel as a mono modeller input via a jack plug, the Line channel then provides stereo inputs (with a mono output) using either a 2x mono jack to 2x phono adaptor or a 2x mono jack to stereo minijack adaptor.

Equally, an Orion user can run vocals and a backing track and a stereo modeller (or acoustic guitar with stereo FX) in the Line channel.

BishopSound sent an Orion 12 FRFR to highly respected guitar teacher and professional guitar player Sam Bell and has produced a video showing Sam putting the system through its paces:

See the 12” in action here:


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Designed and built to withstand professional use the Orion 8 and 12 is available immediately direct from BishopSound.