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Blackstar HT-5R MKII Valve Guitar Amplifier Combo
Little Amps, Big Sound!
Introducing the HT-5R MKII
Back in 2008 our HT-5 took the world by storm, setting the precedent for low wattage home and studio amps. Now the MkII 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
Valve amps sound best when cranked. The unique feel, dynamics and natural compression of a valve power stage running hot is widely considered the holy grail of guitar tone. The problem is turning your 100W valve amp up to these volumes is neither practical for yourself, nor your neighbors. Our 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.
Perfect for Practice & Recording
Alongside providing capture-ready valve tones at any volume, HT-5R MkII comes equipped with a direct USB output for the simplest way to get valve tone into your recordings without the need for an interface. Also included is a fully specified stereo recording output via XLR and jack with selectable cabinet simulation options of 4×12 or 1×12.
The best part? These amps have in-built load protection, meaning you can use them without a cabinet connected for silent practice and recording.
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 simulated signal (selectable choice of 4x12 or 1x12) to be connected to external devices for practicing, recording or live use.
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.
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.
- Wattage: 5W
- Valves: ECC83 Preamp, 12BH7 Power Amp
- ChannelsVoices: 2 Channels, 2 Voices Per Channel
- Footswitchable: Yes - Channels and Voices
- Speakers: 1x 12` Blackstar Designed
- Reverb: Yes
- Speaker Emulated OutputHeadphones: Yes
- Effects Loop: Yes
- USB Recording: Yes
- Power Reduction: Yes (To 0.5W)
- Weight: 12.4kg
- Dimensions: 441 x 410.5 x 249 (mm)