Blackstar HT-5R MKII Tube Combo Amp with Reverb


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Blackstar HT-5R MKII Tube Combo Amp with Reverb

  • Blackstar HT-5R MKII Tube Combo Amp with Reverb

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Blackstar HT-5R MKII Tube Combo Amp with Reverb

The Blackstar HT-5R MKII Tube Combo Amp takes this revered design a step further with incredible performance and game-changing new features from dynamic power reduction to 0.5W and footswitchable voices, to XLR DI out and direct USB recording.

Low Wattage Valve Goodness

The valve amps sound best when cranked. The unique feel, dynamics and natural compression of a valve power stage running hot are widely considered the holy grail of guitar tone. The HT-5R MKII with its low-powered push-pull 12BH7 power amp produces the crunch and break-up characteristics of a traditional 100W output stage, at volumes suitable for home practice and recording.

Professional Recording Connectivity

The USB output has been added for the simplest way to get valve tone into your recordings. Also added is a pro balanced XLR D.I. output, which allows the speaker simulated signal (selectable choice of 4 x 12 or 1 x 12) to be connected to external devices for practicing, recording or live use.

Power Reduction

Inspired by the patented Dynamic Power Reduction circuit, simply switch down to 0.5 Watts at the push of a button without any loss of tone. It is perfect for driving the 12BH7 power stage hard at lower volumes.

Patented ISF

The patented ISF (Infinite Shape Feature) control is unique to Blackstar Amplification and represents a major step forward in tone shaping flexibility. The ISF control shifts the response of the three control tone stack between, a US type response at one end, and at the other, a UK type response. Importantly, in between the two extremes lie an infinite number of alternative tone choices that would be otherwise unavailable.

Full Tone and Low Volume

Featuring unique push-pull 12BH7 power amps, the HT-5R MKII is designed to create a full sound even at the lowest of volumes, helping to create that sound in your head no matter the environment.

Studio Quality Reverb

The studio-quality reverb has been referenced against the most revered vintage and modern reverb units, designed to perfectly complement guitar tones.

Two Footswitchable Channels and Voices

The HT-5R MKII amps come equipped with two footswichable clean and overdrive voicings. On the clean, choose between a bright and pristine American setting with solid and tight bass response. Or a classic British setting with a looser bass response and a warmer mid-range, sensitive to your guitar output and playing dynamics. On the overdrive, choose between a classic hot-rodded setting with medium power amp damping. Or, a more modern setting with a strong mid-emphasized pre-overdrive boost with a looser, more aggressive sound due to reduced power amp damping.

Stunning Looks

The compact cabinet has a 3-degree angle on the front face, top-loader panel and stage-friendly chickenhead knobs giving the HT-5R MKII a stunning boutique style.

Blackstar HT-5R MKII Tube Combo Amp with Reverb

  • Wattage: 5W
  • Valves: ECC83 Preamp, 12BH7 Power Amp
  • Channels/Voices: 2 Channels, 2 Voices Per Channel
  • Footswitchable: Yes - Channels & Voices
  • Speakers: 1 x 12 inch Blackstar Designed
  • Reverb: Yes
  • Speaker emulated output/headphones: Yes
  • Effects loop: Yes
  • USB recording: Yes
  • Power reduction: Yes (to 0.5W)
  • Dimensions: 441 x 410.5 x 249 (mm)
  • Weight: 12.4 kg

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