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Blackstar HT Series HT-5C 1x12" 5W Guitar Combo Amp


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Product Description

Thanks to the unique 5W push-pull design, the HT-5C combo delivers huge tone at any volume. This award winning guitar amp features enhanced tone controls and a 12" custom designed speaker to bring you one step closer to finding 'The Sound In Your Head'. The HT-5 is the ultimate studio and practice amp, packing all the great tone and innovative features of the award-winning HT valve pedals into a two channel, footswitchable valve amp format. The patent-applied-for ISF (Infinite Shape Feature) 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. In making the HT-5 ideally suited to home and studio use, the aim was to develop a valve amp which sounded full and toneful even at the lowest volume level. With this in mind the Blackstar design team designed a brand new valve power amplifier topology. 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 in push-pull configuration producing 5 Watts output, which is rich in valve harmonics and compression. The HT-5 also has a fully specified stereo speaker emulated output which further enhances the studio credentials and allows any guitarist to get amazing valve tone straight to tape or disk, or through headphones. 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 signal 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 an effects

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 12 x 17.5 inches ; 24 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 33 pounds
  • ASIN: B006D9YIW8
  • Item model number: HT5C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #102,318 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 1, 2011

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This amp was a great find!
Basically it is the HT 5R without the reverb effect (which kind of sucks IMO). It has the bigger speakers, the footswitch and nicer finish of the HT 5R for almost 2/3 of the price. I don't know if I got a great deal on this amp because it was missing the ISF knob, but $280 for a practically brand new tube amp is a steal.

About that knob though: I heard a funny rattle while moving my amp so I opened the back panel and, well, there it was. Rolling around by the circuit board was the missing knob. I placed it where it belonged, screwed the back panel back on and now my amp is defect free!

I'll update this review if anything goes wrong, as I've only owned the amp for a about a month.
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By German on June 3, 2014
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This is a High quality amp. Beatiful tone, exellent power for practice or small rigs, I love the ISF and its overdrive channel. The effects sound really good in the fx loop. Also the construction is nice.
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By ejs on February 27, 2014
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Solid, well made unit. Clean channel is clean like an old Fender, starts to break up as you approach full crank. Only one tone control, but that's all it takes. Distortion channel starts where "Clean" leaves off, gets totally nasty sounding up high. 3 band eq works well, and the ISF really does do the US/Brit variation thing quite well. Though it's subtle at low volumes, cranked up with moderate gain it's almost like having a Mesa AND a Marshall in one box. The 12" speaker sounds better than the 10's I've heard in similar amps, and the speaker sims over headphones, while not the same as having the full box of Redwirez at your disposal, sound pretty good. No reverb, but having an efx loop allows me to use my HD500X to full advantage, and the HD's preamps sound better (when used in place of the HT's preamp) than the the HD's full amp sims through FRFR speakers (just my opinion of course, YMMV). 5 watts might not sound like a lot, but that's 5 kickin' TUBE watts, way louder than I can play in my apartment. Of course, with a full band you'd want to go through the FOH rig, but since you can use the headphone out (with 2 or 4-12 sim) into a DI without cutting out the speaker, the amp becomes the perfect stage monitor.

All in all, well worth the price. I like it!
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