Blackstar HT-20R MkII 20W 1x12 Combo
The HT-1R and HT-5R now has a big brother! Introducing the new Blackstar HT-20R EL84-powered combo
The HT-20R MkII offers huge versatility for home, rehearsal or studio use. The carefully voiced preamp, coupled with an EL84 power amp, provides you with the ability to create wonderfully lush valve tones. From pure boutique cleans, to mild overdrive that cleans up by backing off the guitar volume control, right up to saturated distortion, this amp does it all.
The best clean tones: Two footswitchable Voices, one with an “American” character and the other with a Class A “British” sound – both are 100% Blackstar:
- Voice 1 American: A clean, bright and tight tone with a solid bass response for a refined American tone.
- Voice 2 British: A highly responsive “chime” with looser bottom for the British tone that can be pushed into a mid-range overdrive when driven hard.
The best overdrives: The two footswitchable Overdrive Voices are characterised by a tone which is high in gain, but avoids any of the detached top-end “fizz” often found in other designs.
- Voice 1 Classic: This is the Classic “British” Blackstar overdrive. Rich and natural it goes all the way to Super Crunch gain but cleans up beautifully.
- Voice 2 High Gain: Inspired by the critically acclaimed HT Venue MkII high gain sounds, this overdrive has additional aggression in the high end with a tight resonant low-end.
The best features: Joining Blackstar’s patented ISF tone control are USB and balanced XLR outputs for more recording flexibility, plus a power reduction switch taking you down to 10% power and a newly voiced studio quality reverb.
The best looks: Now even more refined and boutique the newly design cabinet has a 3 degree angle, top-loader panel and stage-friendly chickenhead knobs.
- 20 Watts
- ECC83 preamp valve
- 2x EL84 power amp valves 2 channels
- 1x12 speaker
- 2-button footswitch included
- Footswitchable Voices for Clean and Overdrive
- Power reduction to 2 Watts
- USB audio out
- XLR DI out
- Newly voiced studio quality reverb
- Boutique styling
This amp sounds so good even at low volume. Makes my shoddy playing sound better. Good for headphone use just turn master volume down to mute the speaker it sound's great.
Really happy with it. Great clean tones with quality valve sound, overdrive settings excellent with a variety of choices and settings. 2 watt option a nice feature although sounds better on 20 watt and seems to perform best when cranked up a bit :)
So pleased that I chose Blackstar. Exactly what I was after and more. A really versatile amp with a fantastic sound. Great service from GAK.
I bought this item through a recommendation from Gak. I wanted a really great overdrive sound and I’m not disappointed sounds awesome!