Blackstar HT-5RH MkII - 5W Head
Blackstar HT-5RH MkII - 5W Head
The HT-5R MkII also has a fully specified stereo speaker emulated output and USB audio output which allows you to easily record amazing valve tone. It also features the unique 4×12/1×12 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 signals 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.
Back in 2008 Blackstar HT-5 took the world by storm, setting the precedent for low wattage home and studio amps; now, the HT-5R 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 neighours. 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-5RH MkII comes equipped with a direct USB output for the simplest way to get valve tones 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 tones 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 a UK type response at the other. Importantly, in between the two extremes lie an infinite number of alternative tone choices that would be otherwise unavailable.
Specification HT-5RH MkII:
- 5 Watt Combo
- Ecc83 Preamp Valve, 12bh7 Power Amp Valve
- Unique Push-Pull Power Amp Design
- 2 Channels
- Footswitchable Voices For Clean And Overdrive
- Power Reduction To 0.5 Watts
- Usb Audio Out
- Xlr D.I. Out
- Newly Voiced Studio Quality Reverb
- 2-Button Footswitch Included