Blackstar Amplification HT-5RH

HT-5RH, Tube Guitar Amp Head from Blackstar Amplification in the HT-5 series.

Prix public : $479 VAT
iamqman 11/07/2011

Blackstar Amplification HT-5RH : iamqman's user review

« Nice little 2 channel amp »

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This is one beast of an amp for being only 5 watts. This amp comes with two channels, one being dedicated to a clean tone that give some volume can produce a solid classic rock dirty tone, and a distortion channel that can get very beefy and thick.

The interesting thing about this amp is the ISF control knob that acts sort of like a voicing knob. Helps shape the tone in interesting ways. This amp is two channels which is great for the money and convenience.


Blackstar HT-5RH Tube Amplifier Head Features:

* 5-watt tube head
* 1 x ECC83 and 1 x 12BH7 tubes
* Unique push-pull power amp design
* HT Pedal preamp
* 2 footswitchable channels
* Stereo digital reverb
* Enhanced tone controls
* Patent-applied-for Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)
* Fully equipped for studio or practice
* Speaker-emulated output with 1 x 12" or 4 x 12" voicing
* Effects loop with effects level switch
* Footswitch included


I like this amp with just about any guitar you decide to throw at it. The tone of this amp is exactly like the combo version but just in a nice little head. I particularly like this amp with a solid Gibson Les Paul. I feel that the two were fit for each other. It seems like perhaps the builder of this amp voicing the amp towards the Les Paul because the tones of it are just flat out amazing! The clean channel is very good and very reminiscent of an old Fender deluxe amp. When You crank up the volume you get a great classic rock tone ala AC/DC or Led Zeppelin. The emulated speaker output is kind of weak in my opinion. It doesn't sound that great compared to speaker that's inside the amp


Overall this is a very solid amp for the money. At new these amps come in at around $379, which isn't a bad price for this high quality amplifier. I would recommend this amp to anyone who wants a great sounding tube amp that doesn't want to pay an arm and a leg to get one. This is a great amp to record with and and excellent amp to practice with in the home or office.