Blackstar HT5R MkII - 5 Watt Valve Combo with Reverb
The Blackstar HT-5R MkII is the latest incarnation of Blackstar's hugely popular 5-watt all-valve combo. Get killer valve tone and a selection innovative features that make for a superb home, practice and studio guitar amp!
The HT-5R MkII comes loaded with a 1x12" speaker set into a classy, boutique looking cabinet - now with a 3 degree angled design, top loaded panel and stage friendly chickenhead knobs.
The amp puts out a punchy 5 watts of valve power (2 x EL84 power valves, 1 x ECC83 preamp valve), with the addition of a new power switch that'll take you down to 10% power - 0.5watts.
When it comes to sound, the HT-5R MkII is now even more versatile than previous iterations. The Clean channel features two footswitchable voices, Voice 1 delivers that "American" classic bright tone with solid bass response, whilst Voice 2 target the "British" sound with a responsive chime, looser low end and ability to drive when pushed hard. The single tone control allows you to tweak the final sound.
The Overdrive section also features two foot switchable voices. Voice 1 is all about the classic "British" Blackstar overdrive, taking you from a rich natural drive to a super crunch, all whilst being able to clean up when you back off the volume. Voice 2 is all about the "High Gain" inspired by the critically acclaimed HT Venue MkII high gain sounds - aggressive high end with a tight, compact yet resonant low end. A 3-Band EQ allows you to tweak your overdrive tone, whilst the Blackstar ISF filter gives added tonal range.
Other features include a newly voiced studio quality reverb, effects loops, D.I output, emulated output and USB connectivity.
- 5w valve combo
- 10% output switch (0.5 watts)
- 1 x 12BH7 power valve
- 1 x ECC83 preamp valve
- 1 x 12" speaker
- 2 x Clean voices
- 2 x Overdrive voices
- 3-band EQ
- ISF filter
- Studio quality reverb
- Chickenhead knobs
- Effects loops
- Emulated output
- D.I output
- USB connectivity
- Includes 2-button footswitch