HT-5RW Overview

The stunning HT-5RW packs all the valve-powered punch of its standard HT-5R brother – and dresses it in ice-cool white for a truly distinctive look. Featuring two footswitchable channels, Blackstar's patented ISF control, a custom-designed 12" speaker and a lush digital reverb, the HT-5RW is guaranteed to sound as great as it looks.

  • Innovative 5 Watt valve combo
  • 1xECC83 and 1x12BH7 valves
  • Unique push pull power amp design
  • Award winning HT Pedal preamp
  • Two footswitchable channels
  • 12" Blackbird 50 custom designed speaker
  • Enhanced tone controls
  • Special Edition White Cosmetics
  • Patented Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)
  • Fully equipped for studio or practice
  • Digital Stereo Reverb
  • Speaker emulated output with 1x12 or 4x12 voicing
  • Effects loop with effects level switch
  • Footswitch included
  • Cool vintage styling

Further Info

  • Two Footswitchable Channels

    The HT-5R has two channels available for selection, a Clean channel and an Overdrive channel. Using the Volume control while on the Clean channel you are able to deliver everything from a clean sound through to a crunch tone. Alternatively you can select the Overdrive channel and again using the Gain control, change from a clean sound on the edge of breakup right through to a distorted lead tone.

    5 Watt, Push-Pull Design

    The HT-5 power amplifier is a low powered push-pull design which produces the crunch and break-up characteristics of a traditional 100W output stage, but at a much lower volume. This is achieved by the use of a 12BH7 dual triode valve in push-pull configuration producing 5 Watts output, which is rich in valve harmonics and compression, sounding full and toneful even at the lowest volume level.

    12" Speaker

    The HT-5C and HT-5R both feature a Blackstar custom voiced 12inch Blackbird 50 speaker.

    ISF Control

    The ISF control works in conjunction with the Tone control. It allows you to choose the exact tone signature you prefer. Fully CCW is a more American characteristic with a tight bottom end and more aggressive middle, and fully CW is a British characteristic which is more ‘woody’ and less aggressive.

    Speaker Emulated Output

    The Blackstar emulated output design is a new benchmark for pro direct recording. This no-compromise design makes it easy to get your tone to disk and tape. You can also use it to run a line out to a PA.

    Digital Reverb

    The reverb control sets the overall level of the reverb effect. With the control fully counter clockwise there will be no reverb. Turning the control clockwise will increase the amount of reverb.

  • General
    Product Range Limited Editions
    Model HT-5RW
    Technology Type Valve
    Preamp Valves 1 x ECC83, 1 x 12BH7
    Poweramp Valves
    Wattage 5
    Inputs Guitar Input, MP3/Line Input
    Controls Clean Volume, Clean Tone, Overdrive Select, Overdrive Gain, Overdrive Volume, Bass, Middle, Treble, ISF, Reverb
    Channels 2 - Clean, Overdrive
    Speaker Size 12"
    Speaker Model Blackbird 50
    Speaker Amount 1
    Weight 12.3KG
    Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth) 444 x 237 x 400 (mm)

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