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Little amps, big sound!

Introducing the HT-5R MkII and HT-5RH MkII

Killer tones and innovative features make the HT-5R MkII the ultimate studio and practice valve amp. The MkII’s completely new design takes the performance of this award-winning tone machine to a whole new level.

To make the HT-5R MkII sound full and toneful even at the lowest volume levels, we designed a low powered push-pull power amp 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.

The Power Reduction switch takes you down to 0.5 Watts without any compromise in tone: perfect for driving the valve power stage at home or in the studio.

Our patented ISF circuit gives you infinite adjustment over the characteristics of the tone control network and takes you from the USA to the UK and anywhere in between. So now you can effectively design your own tone and finally find "the sound in your head".

The HT-5R MkII also has a fully specified stereo speaker emulated output and USB audio output which allows you to easily record amazing valve tone. It also features the unique 4x12/1x12 voicing switch allowing you to change the tonal characteristics of the emulated signal between two emulated cabinet types. The stereo speaker emulated output can be used at the same time as the internal speaker/extension cab, providing headphone free monitoring or the choice to blend a mic'd speaker and emulated signals together for unrivalled usability when recording at home or in the studio. In addition the speaker output can be turned off for "silent" practice or recording.

Add to this footswitchable Voices for Clean and Overdrive, an XLR D.I. output, effects loop with switchable level, 16Ω and 8Ω speaker outputs which allow you to run the amp into an external speaker cabinet of your choice, and a stereo MP3/Line in allowing you to jam along to your favourite tracks, you have everything you need for recording or practising.

What's new

  • Footswitchable Voices for Clean and Overdrive channels
  • Power reduction to 0.5 Watt
  • USB audio out for easy pro recording
  • XLR D.I. out
  • Newly voiced studio quality reverb

The conventional three way guitar EQ network, or tone stack (a.k.a. Bass, Middle and Treble), is a key to the characteristic "voice" of traditional guitar amplifiers. Classic amplifier designs have their own versions of this network which leads to their own tonal voicings. The ISF control allows you to infinitely adjust the response of the tone control network between any of the traditional voicings in a way that has never before been possible. In this way you can design your own sound and truly find 'the sound in your head'.

Patented ISF (Infinite Shape Feature) Tone Shaping
Professional Recording Connectivity

Professional Recording Connectivity

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 emulated signals to be connected to external devices for practicing, recording or live use.

Reverb

Power Reduction

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

Reverb

Reverb

Our new studio quality reverb has been designed to perfectly complement guitar tones.

Stunning Looks

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-5-MkII

Choose Your Amp

  • HT-5R MkII

    HT-5R MkII Specification

    • 1 Watt combo
    • Unique push-pull power amp design
    • ECC83 preamp valve, ECC82 power amp valve
    • 2 channels
    • Footswitchable Voices for Clean and Overdrive
    • USB audio out
    • Newly voiced studio quality reverb
    • 4-16Ω Extension speaker jack socket
    • 1x8" speaker
  • HT-5RH MkII

    HT-5RH MkII Specification

    • 1 Watt head
    • Unique push-pull power amp design
    • ECC83 preamp valve, ECC82 power amp valve
    • 2 channels
    • Footswitchable Voices for Clean and Overdrive
    • USB audio out
    • Newly voiced studio quality reverb
    • 4-16Ω Extension speaker jack socket
  • HT-112VOC MkII

    The stunning HT-112OC MkII 1x12" cabinet is perfectly matched to the HT-1RH MkII head, loaded with a single Celestion Seventy 80.

    The pull-off panel on the rear allows you to easily change from a closed back for a tight low-end, to a semi-open back for a wide mid-range.

    Specification:

    • 1x12 cabinet
    • Semi-open/closed rear panel
    • 50 Watts
    • 16Ω mono speaker input
  • HT-212VOC MkII

    The stunning HT-212OC MkII is a vertical 2x12" cabinet is perfectly matched to the HT-1RH MkII head, loaded with Celestion Seventy 80s.

    The pull-off panel on the rear allows you to easily change from a closed back for a tight low-end, to a semi-open back for a wide mid-range.

    Specification:

    • 2x12 cabinet
    • Semi-open/closed rear panel
    • 160 Watts
    • 4Ω and 16Ω mono speaker inputs

Get down to your local Blackstar dealer to get your hands on the HT5 MkII amps

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