Blackstar’s original HT-5 amp is one of the best-selling valve amps in the Blackstar back catalogue. Creating its successor is not a task that was taken lightly, and after two years it returns with some fantastic new features, truly raising the bar for compact amps everywhere.
Fantastic Clean Tones
Two distinct channels are on offer with the Blackstar HT-5R MkII and both feature two footswitchable voices for some great versatility.
The clean channel lets you choose between American and British inspired voices.
With the British inspired voice, you get incredibly responsive to with a real chime and loose bottom end. Drive this voice hard and you’ll get some beautifully crisp mid-range overdrive.
Jump the Atlantic with a stomp of the included footswitch to select the American style voice and you’ll get clean, bright and refined tone with solid bass response.
As with the Clean channel, the Overdrive channel also gives you two footswitchable voices but these are high in gain and ready to rock.
The “High Gain” voice is inspired by the overdrive found on the critically acclaimed HT Venue MkII and gives you high-end aggression along with tight, resonant low-end.
The “Classic” voice gives you great British Blackstar overdrive that is rich and naturally. Play it with some fantastic crunch or clean it up, it all sounds good.
Great New Features
In addition to the footswitchable voices, the Blackstar HT-5R MkII combo amp has some other great new features.
As a 5-watt amp, it’s great for playing at home or in the studio but if you need to take it down lower there’s a power reduction switch. Push this in to go down to 10% power and enjoy full tube tone but at a lower volume.
USB audio and XLR D.I. outputs give you some great recording flexibility while the newly voiced studio quality reverb adds that extra polish to your sound.
The amp has also seen a visual overhaul and now boasts a refined, boutique design with a degree angle, top-loader panel and stage-friendly chickenhead control knobs.
Other great features include Blackstar’s patented ISF tone control so you can really shape your sound which adds an extra dimension to the standard EQ section that’s on board.
There’s also a line out/headphone socket with emulated output so you can get great cabinet tone without using the built-in 12” speaker.
In addition, there’s an mp3/line in so you can play your favourite songs through the amp or play along with backing tracks and an effects loop so you can get your sound just how you want it.
A Powerhouse Amp in A Compact Unit
With its 12” speaker and 5 watt output driven by its push-pull valve power amp design, the Blackstar HT-5R MkII gives you the dynamics and response you’d expect from a 100w stack but in a compact combo amp.
Buy the Blackstar HT-5R MkII from Professional Music Technology today and get an amp that proves big things can come in small packages.
- 5 Watt Output
- ECC83 Preamp Valve
- 12BH7 Power Amp Valve
- Power Reduction to 0.5 Watt
- 2 Channels, 4 Distinct Voices
- XLR D.I. Out
- USB Audio Out
- Effects Loop
- Newly Voiced Studio Quality Reverb
- Boutique Styling
- 2-Button Footswitch Included