This cab was purchased to become a companion to my Orange Dark Terror. As I received the cab I was really impressed with the build quality. The cab weighs about 15 kg and is very sturdy and well put together. When I plugged this speaker in I was really disappointed and immediately wanted to go back to my old speaker. The speaker had really harsh highs and was kind of nasally in the mids (well, it has a Vintage 30 in it, it's supposed to be quite middy) and the sound character was constantly changing as I was playing. But don't let this deceive you and write the cab off as a piece of garbage. If you read online about guitar speakers (especially new ones) you'll read about something called speaker "break in". My previous cab was about 10 years old (long broken in) and I really didn't remember what kind of stages a speaker goes through during break in time. I researched various break in techniques and one of them was simple: play clean, pretty loud but not painful for 10-15 minutes, use your mid switch position and it should take care of about 90% break it characteristics. And it worked. A week after I got the cab, the constant tonal changes seized and the speaker settled at its final character. The highs smoothed out, the mids are not nasally anymore and the lows are just great. I use this cab along with the Dark Terror for old school thrash and I'm not disappointed at all. The speaker gives you very focused lows on those palm mutes. Every note is distinct even at fast tempos and the leads just sound mind blowing. I am very happy with the cab now. If you get this cab, before you pass final judgements, play through it, let the cone move and I guarantee you that after the initial break it you won't be be able to go any other speaker.
I bought this for studio use. I run an Orange micro or tiny terror (depending what I'm doing) through it and it definitely produces that brilliant Orange tone. I generally am using it for more rock/metal sounds, and can't really comment on its use for clean or quieter tones.
I am immensely pleased with the quality of the tone from this cabinet. Warm is really the best word for it. It really does justice to a good head like the tiny terror, and I have gotten great use from it as my main recording cabinet.
The build quality is impeccable. I believe plywood or MDF is what it's made of but I'm not certain. The tolex covering is perfect and there are no rough edges to be found anywhere.
To top it all off, like all Orange products it looks amazing!