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    The versatile tone of HT tube pedals in a great 1x10 combo amp.

    The Blackstar HT-5 is a 1x10" combo amp ideal for studio work or practice, packing all the great tone and innovative features of the award-winning HT tube pedals into a 2-channel, footswitchable tube amp format. The tube amp's patent-applied-for ISF (Infinite Shape Feature) circuit gives you infinite adjustment over the characteristics of the tone control network and takes your tone from the USA to the UK and any where in between. So now you can effectively design your own tone and finally find "that sound in your head."

    In making the Blackstar HT-5 guitar amplifier ideally suited to home and studio use, the aim was to develop a tube amp that sounded full and toneful even at the lowest volume level. With this in mind Blackstar designed a brand-new tube power amplifier topology. The HT-5C power amplifier is a low-powered, push-pull design which producing the crunch and breakup characteristics of a traditional 100W output stage but at a much lower volume via its 12BH7 dual-triode in push-pull configuration producing 5 watts output, which is rich in tube harmonics and compression.

    The Blackstar HT-5 guitar combo amp also has a fully specified speaker-emulated output, further enhancing its studio credentials and allowing any guitarist to get amazing tube 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 2 emulated cabinet types.

    Add to this an effects loop with switchable level, along with 16-ohm and 8-ohm speaker outputs allowing you to run the guitar amp into an external speaker cabinet of your choice, and you have everything you need for recording or practicing right here in the Blackstar HT-5 tube amp.

    Features
    • Innovative 5-watt valve combo
    • 1xECC83 and 1x12BH7
    • Unique push/pull power amp design
    • Award-winning HT Pedal preamp
    • Two footswitchable channels
    • 10" 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
    • Cool vintage styling

    Add the HT-5C combo amp to the cart now and experience Blackstar HT tone.

     
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    Blackstar HT-5 For That Perfect Tone!

    For playing clear, I use my Hot Rod Deluxe. The Blackstar HT-5 is not too inspiring for clear tones, but then, that isn't what I bought it for. I wanted to...Read complete review

    For playing clear, I use my Hot Rod Deluxe. The Blackstar HT-5 is not too inspiring for clear tones, but then, that isn't what I bought it for. I wanted to hear some sweet distortion - the kind that makes you sigh when you hear it on the radio. And this amp delivers. It's loud, too, but loud and full aren't the same thing, and one little ten inch speaker is a distinct limitation. I would like it to sound a little bigger - not louder, just fuller, so to that end, I plan to add one of the Blackstar 10 inch extension cabs, and I think that will do the trick. In any case, I definitely recommend this product. For that sweet distortion that just makes your heart ache, this amp delivers and without your having to turn it up loud enough to kill cats and dogs.
    This amp has most of the bells and whistles you can think of: Two channels - of course! It allows for headphones, an extended cab, includes a footswitch, a bank of equalizer controls, and the tone shaping feature is something I just don't get tired of playing with, and the sounds you can get from the distortion is just wonderful, and you don't have to blow down the neighbor's house with volume to get it!
    I trust my local luthier pretty well - he does good work for me, and as a certified guitar maniac, I send him a lot of business. One day he said," ""Man"," have you heard that Blackstar HT-5? That has got to be one of the sweetest sounding amps I've ever heard!"" Well", of course, I was hooked and had to have one. After surfing ebay for used (apparently people seldom sell them once they've bought them), waiting for the universe to deliver one to my door for free (well, you never know!), and coming up zip, I broke down and ordered one from this website. I was not disappointed. I have quite a few nice guitars, but one of the sweetest sounds is from a Squier Classic Vibe 50s," and that guitar played through this amp can deliver tones that would wring tears from a stone statue! Words fail me when I play my American Deluxe Strat through this amp with the controls set for imitation of the ""British"" sound - what can I say? - my wife was impressed. As you married fellows know", impressing the wife counts for a lot, and it's never easy!
    The amp seems rugged and durable, and the overall feel of it is that it is well built. On the other hand, I have only owned it a few weeks so far - but I don't foresee any problems. The sound quality pretty much classifies this amp as being in the boutique class, and as such is at the bottom range of the boutique scale. To find an amp sound to compare it to, I think you are probably going to have to spend about a thousand dollars, so this is a steal! The only complaint I would have is that the little 10 inch speaker sounds a little on the thin side - speaking purely of the fullness of the sound.

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    I read tons of reviews saying how great of a amp this was and watch numerous videos on youtube and various sights and thought this amp was perfect. I received it today and after...Read complete review

    I read tons of reviews saying how great of a amp this was and watch numerous videos on youtube and various sights and thought this amp was perfect. I received it today and after a short amount of playing found a crack in the back of the enclosure. quickly to sound changed from a nice warm tube tone to crackling and feedback. This clean channel sucks but the overdrive is quite good. keep looking this is not the amp you want trust me...

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    5.0

    Blackstar HT-5 For That Perfect Tone!

    By Witnar

    from Deep In The Heart of Texas

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    Comments about Blackstar HT Series 5W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    For playing clear, I use my Hot Rod Deluxe. The Blackstar HT-5 is not too inspiring for clear tones, but then, that isn't what I bought it for. I wanted to hear some sweet distortion - the kind that makes you sigh when you hear it on the radio. And this amp delivers. It's loud, too, but loud and full aren't the same thing, and one little ten inch speaker is a distinct limitation. I would like it to sound a little bigger - not louder, just fuller, so to that end, I plan to add one of the Blackstar 10 inch extension cabs, and I think that will do the trick. In any case, I definitely recommend this product. For that sweet distortion that just makes your heart ache, this amp delivers and without your having to turn it up loud enough to kill cats and dogs.
    This amp has most of the bells and whistles you can think of: Two channels - of course! It allows for headphones, an extended cab, includes a footswitch, a bank of equalizer controls, and the tone shaping feature is something I just don't get tired of playing with, and the sounds you can get from the distortion is just wonderful, and you don't have to blow down the neighbor's house with volume to get it!
    I trust my local luthier pretty well - he does good work for me, and as a certified guitar maniac, I send him a lot of business. One day he said," ""Man"," have you heard that Blackstar HT-5? That has got to be one of the sweetest sounding amps I've ever heard!"" Well", of course, I was hooked and had to have one. After surfing ebay for used (apparently people seldom sell them once they've bought them), waiting for the universe to deliver one to my door for free (well, you never know!), and coming up zip, I broke down and ordered one from this website. I was not disappointed. I have quite a few nice guitars, but one of the sweetest sounds is from a Squier Classic Vibe 50s," and that guitar played through this amp can deliver tones that would wring tears from a stone statue! Words fail me when I play my American Deluxe Strat through this amp with the controls set for imitation of the ""British"" sound - what can I say? - my wife was impressed. As you married fellows know", impressing the wife counts for a lot, and it's never easy!
    The amp seems rugged and durable, and the overall feel of it is that it is well built. On the other hand, I have only owned it a few weeks so far - but I don't foresee any problems. The sound quality pretty much classifies this amp as being in the boutique class, and as such is at the bottom range of the boutique scale. To find an amp sound to compare it to, I think you are probably going to have to spend about a thousand dollars, so this is a steal! The only complaint I would have is that the little 10 inch speaker sounds a little on the thin side - speaking purely of the fullness of the sound.

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    5.0

    blackstar HT5 Combo

    Comments about Blackstar HT Series 5W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    first I must say I have both the combo and the head unit which should tell you how much I love this gem. I love the fact I can adjust my tone to suit my mood from the american to the british side of the house. I am currently in Iraq and that is why I have the combo so that way I can practice in my CHU without driving my neighbors nuts. If this amp were to ever stolen I would be getting another one!

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    5.0

    Excellent Amp If You're On A Budget

    By EVEHOLT3141

    from Portland, Oregon

    Comments about Blackstar HT Series 5W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    This was the first amp that I bought and I've been happy with it ever since! It has pretty good tone and, although it lacks any reverb, it has fairly good distortion.As for volume, I am in a band and it can easily keep up with drums and two other instruments.All in all, it's a very good amp for the price range.

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    5.0

    Updated review

    By Madmoe

    from Miami, FL.

    Comments about Blackstar HT Series 5W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    I've had this amp since last year and just changed the pre amp tube and it made all the difference. I added a Tung Sol 12AX7 and wow, this thing really came to life. If your going to buy and looking for metal/thrash sounds, add the Tung sol and get a Bad Monkey, you won't be sorry.

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    3.0

    Keep looking

    By Shredshed1

    from london canada

    Comments about Blackstar HT Series 5W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    I read tons of reviews saying how great of a amp this was and watch numerous videos on youtube and various sights and thought this amp was perfect. I received it today and after a short amount of playing found a crack in the back of the enclosure. quickly to sound changed from a nice warm tube tone to crackling and feedback. This clean channel sucks but the overdrive is quite good. keep looking this is not the amp you want trust me...

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    5.0

    Great Amp for Home!

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Blackstar HT Series 5W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    If you only want a fender, marshall, or vox tone then go with one of those. If you want something with versatility and all of the options including effects loop, headphones, and speaker outputs, then this is an excellent amp. The ISF feature is just ok, but overall this amp has the potential for great tone.

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    5.0

    Change The Tubes

    By Maddog 54'

    from New York Jackson Heights

    Comments about Blackstar HT Series 5W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    This amp kicks serious ass, just change the preamp and driver tubes to RCA 12AX7 AND 12BH7A and make sure the RCA's are the 1960's,1970's grey plates your good to go.

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    5.0

    HT5 combo

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Blackstar HT Series 5W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    This was my first amp. I have been very happy with it. Takes a little while to warm up. Sounds really nice with my Hagstrom LP knock off. With a reverb and eq on the fx loop you can do a lot. I'm usually happy that its there when I get home from a long day and its still before 10. My room is roughly 10 x 15, and its more that enough sound power for the space. I like that they are forcing people to get a separate reverb unit, but provide as easy way to hook it all up. It shows a level of thoughfulness that is nice when plunking down some bucks.

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    5.0

    TUBES!!!

    By Hugh

    from MA.

    Comments about Blackstar HT Series 5W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    This amp is going to go down in guitar history as a classic. It has a very warm, rich sound with more than enough volume for bedroom use. The tone with the ISF knob on the USA side is reminiscent of a hot rodded Marshall JMP. If you have a LP with Burstbuckers, you're golden. You get a nice, complex, woody crunch. On the British side, it's more like a Vox than Marshall, but still very ballsy and good for blues and classic rock. It even came with a footswitch. The cabinet is very solid and seems well built. And it has a Celestion! I can't find anything to complain about with this amp. I've had and sold many amps since I started playing, but this one's a keeper!

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    5.0

    Great little tube combo

    By Blue rose SR61

    from Rialto, Ca.

    Comments about Blackstar HT Series 5W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    I got this combo a short while ago as a replacement for another practice amp that suddenly died on me. I was considering a few of the various amps out there, until I came across the Blackstar HT-5. I specifically needed something to practice with, and I realized I was limiting my choices by not looking at tube combos. I did a little research and quickly settled on the HT-5. I've got to say, I'm VERY happy with this little amp. At 5 watts, I can really crank the volume, and it sounds great at any level. The ISF feature is gold, as it truly gives me a ton of tonal options. The effect loop is very handy to have. The crunch channel is terrific, I can get anything from slight breakup, to a nice classic rock sound, to exquisitely brutal distortion.(The guitar I'm using with this amp is an ESP LTD EC401). My only small gripe is that the clean channel is slightly one-dimensional, but that is easily remedied with a reverb pedal. The build quality is excellent and seems very durable. In short, this little amp is everything I was looking for in a practice and (future) recording amp.

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