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Blackstar HT-5 Guitar Combo Amplifier (5 Watts, 1x10 in.)

Innovative 5 Watt valve amplifier. 1xECC83 and 1x12BH7 valves. Unique push pull power amp design. Award winning HT Pedal preamp. 10-inch Celestion speaker. (6) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The Blackstar 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 combo. 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 any where in between. So now you can effectively design your own tone and finally find 'the sound in your head'.

Features
- Innovative 5 Watt valve amplifier

- 1xECC83 and 1x12BH7 valves

- Unique push pull power amp design

- Award winning HT Pedal preamp

- Two footswitchable channels

- 10-inch Celestion speaker

- Enhanced tone controls

- Patent-Applied-For Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)

- Fully equipped for studio or practice

- Speaker emulated output with 1x12 or 4x12 voicing

- Effects loop with effects level switch

- Footswitch included

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Blackstar Amplification products.
Blackstar Warranty Information
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 631-390-8737
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (6 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "This is THE AMP I've wanted for a LONG TIME...."
Sound: I got this amp because I missed my old Marshall that really "roared" when it was cranked up. I've had several other amps that all had their great qualities but none quite replicated the vibe the Marshall gave me, until this little monster. The Blackstar HT-5 combo positively SCREAMS, without the hearing damage associated with a 100-watt stack. But this amp is SO much more than that. The clean channel at first didn't impress me until I REALLY started to tweak the tone controls that actually WORK... turn it up past halfway, which is still not too loud, and you get a nice, natural slightly overdriven break-up that is more obvious when you pick harder but retains clarity while picking lightly. You can really fine-tune your sound, tailoring it to what you need for just about any given scenario. The ISF control seems pretty subtle when adjusting most settings, that is, until you dial in a scooped heavy tone, then the differences between both extremes become much more obvious. The HT-5 can fit most any type of music by itself but if you really want a crushing, over-the-top HEAVY metal sound you'll need to add a pedal, which this amp accommodates VERY nicely! I wish it would have just a bit more gain.... but not enough to penalize it because it doesn't! Feature: Search for a 5-watt, all-tube amp that has an effects loop.... go ahead.... this is the only one I've found. Then see if you can find one with 2 channels... go ahead.... this is the only one I've found. I've read other people complaining about the length of the cord attached to the footswitch.... mine's about 10 or 11 feet long, plenty for a little combo. Like I said, the tone controls actually WORK. I can CARRY this thing without hurting my back. I like the way it looks, LOVE the way it sounds... the features are exactly what I was hoping to get, nothing more, nothing less. I'd rather not have a mediocre reverb built in to the head. I bought this amp for the TONES. Ease of Use: Sculpting the sound to your liking doesn't get much easier than using the HT-5. Everything does what you would expect. I get great tones from this amp and the actual sound of the guitar plugged into it really comes through; the better guitar you play, the better it will sound, although I got my daughter an VERY inexpensive guitar (to start learning)and it sounds AMAZING in my HT-5. Quality: There's not a mark anywhere on this amp. It operates extremely cleanly, knobs function smoothly and quietly.... everything just plain WORKS. It's a bit larger than I expected a 5-watt amp would be but that's a happy surprise. It feels very solid, well-built. The covering looks better than expected, as does the fabric in front of the speaker. I couldn't be more pleased and I wouldn't think twice about gigging with it. Value: This is some of the biggest bang for the buck I've ever gotten from musical equipment. I'm thrilled with the purchase. Zzounds got it to me pretty quickly, too. Manufacturer Support: I've got no reason to ding Blackstar for support because I haven't needed to contact them. I have read reviews, however, that wax very enthusiastically concerning customer support from them so I'm confident if I ever have an issue that it would be resolved. The Wow Factor: It is absolutely a practical addition to my arsenal. I hope to use this for recording projects as well as just practicing. You know, honestly, of course there are better amps out there, but for what I wanted, and needed THIS TIME, I haven't found one to top it. It fit my wishes to a "T". Overall: I'm so happy with my HT-5 that I would consider a larger Blackstar if I need another amp. I considered an Orange amp but found the HT-5 just suited me better. When I start playing I don't want to stop. I haven't felt that way for a LONG time. I know I gave this thing top scores all the way but this is the first time my EXPECTATIONS have been exceeded in all areas.
Style of Music: Rock, mostly of the Hair Band variety, some metal, some classic rock
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Unless you are looking for clean 'chimey' tones, you can't go wrong for practice, studio or a small gig."
Sound: These little amps kick butt and now they have been reduced by 100 dollars are even more of a great buy. If you are looking for a low volume over driven tube 'classic rock' type of sound, then this should be on your short list of amps to try. Clean channel is not great but it can come alive with he right guitar effects and a good extension cab. It's actually more jazzy than anything. Also, it responds well to natural tone of the guitar, the hallmark of a good amp. Feature: Very versatile.... emulated direct out (to mixer or headphones), effects send and return (very good feature) extension cab sockets. Only thing missing is perhaps on-board reverb but at this price it's probably better to just use your favorite pedal. Ease of Use: The controls are simple but effective. Another hallmark of a good amp. Quality: Seems well made. I hope it holds up, it cost enough. Value: Good value now at 399 I think. Manufacturer Support: Haven't used 'em, hope I don't need to. The Wow Factor: I use a Digitech 1101 along with his amp and I am in tone nirvana. One pre set and the tap of my foot takes me from smooth jazz to ultra over drive with great authentic tone and enough volume to play a small (wee) venue, record or practice. Overall: Get it, it's a thing of beauty.
Style of Music: Blues, Classic Rock, Acoustic, Jazz.
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