Back in 2008 Blackstar's HT-5 took the world by storm, setting the precedent for low wattage home and studio amps. Now the Blackstar HT-5RH MkII Guitar Amp Head 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.
- 5 watt head
- ECC83 preamp valve, 12BH7 power amp valve
- Unique push-pull power amp design
- 2 channels
- Footswitchable voices for Clean and Overdrive
- USB audio out
- Newly voiced studio quality Reverb
- 8-16Ω extension speaker jack socket