Blackstar's HT series has always been highly-regarded, encompassing a range of British-designed valve amps that don't break the bank. This Blackstar HT-5 MkII half-stack, featuring the HT-5RH MkII head and HT-112OC cabinet, is a great little setup that's available in a special edition 'Bronco Grey' finish!
HT-5RH MkII Valve Amp Head
The Blackstar HT-5R MkII gives you pure valve tones that are suitable for the home, rehearsals or small gigs. Super-compact with USB connectivity, balanced XLR outputs and a power reduction switch — the HT-5RH has all of the appointments to meet the demands of modern guitarists!
British Valve Tones
The Blackstar HT-5RH is a pure and authentic valve-powered amplifier. With a single ECC83 preamp valve, the HT-5RH gets most of its British voice from its 12BH7 power amp valve. Delivering pristine-sounding cleans, warm overdrive tones and saturated high-gain — this versatile little head is suitable for both contemporary players and traditionalists alike.
With 2 channels, allowing you to setup switchable clean and overdrive/distortion sounds, the HT-5RH has a clever trick up its sleeve. Each channel has two footswitchable voices, giving you more tonal options.
The clean channel lets you access "American" and "British" voices. The latter has a stronger mid-range, while the US-style mode has a more scooped, bright and focused character. Flick to the overdrive channel, and you can choose between "Classic" and "High-Gain" voices. So, whether you want those old-school British rock tones, or aggressive American metal sounds — the choice is all yours!
Blackstar's signature 'ISF' tone knob features on the HT-5RH MkII. Letting you mould your overall sound to be more American or British, this unique control gives you that extra level of tweakability, alongside the flexible 3-band EQ.
Also sporting a USB port and balanced emulated XLR outputs, direct recording has never been easier. With the ability to switch between 1x12" and 4x12" cab emulations, you can also take advantage of the HT-5RH's headphone output for silent practice.
Speaking of practicing quietly, you can power down the HT-5RH to 0.5W. This means that you can get glorious cranked valve sounds at even lower levels! Another great feature is the newly-voiced studio quality reverb too, which you can use to really spruce up your clean tones.
Last but not least, the Blackstar HT-5RH MkII boasts an essential effects loop. This is an excellent addition, and something that you wouldn't typically find on an amp of this size. Letting you seamlessly run modulation and time-based stompboxes between the the preamp and power amp sections, the HT-5RH can become a great platform for your pedals.
- Footswitchable voices for Clean and Overdrive channels
- Power reduction to 0.5 watt
- USB audio output
- XLR D.I. output
- Newly-voiced studio quality reverb
- Boutique styling
- 2 channels
- 5 watts
- ECC83 preamp valve
- 12BH7 power amp valve
- 2-button footswitch included
HT-112OC MkII Cabinet
Designed to save space on stage without sacrificing projection, the HT-112 MkII cab is a practical solution for the gigging musician. Naturally, it's been engineered and voiced to suit Blackstar's HT range, particularly the MkIIs — but it'll play nice with just about anything!
Open or Closed Back
One of the most notable design features of the HT-112 MkII is the removable back panel. With the simple appointment of velcro and a strap, you can switch from closed back to open back configurations. So whether you prefer a tight and punchy sound, or an airy and vibrant tone — this gives you complete sonic freedom!
- 12" speaker
- Semi-open/closed rear panel
- 50 watts
- 16Ω mono speaker input