Blackstar HT-5RH MkII

Tube Amp Head for Electric Guitar

  • Power rating: 5 W
  • 2 Channels
  • ECC83 Preamp Tube
  • 12BH7 Power stage tube
  • Push-Pull power stage design
  • Switchable voices for Clean and Overdrive
  • Power reduction to 0.5 W
  • USB audio output
  • D.I. output (XLR)
  • Studio-quality reverb
  • Dimensions (H x W x D ) 213 x 398 x 222 mm
  • Includes 2-fold foot-switch

Further Information

Power 5 W
Power Amplifier Tubes 12BH7
Channels 2
Reverb Yes
Footswitch Yes
18 Customer Ratings
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The ultimate home practice amp
TheOgre, 19.03.2019
I use this home (most of the time using headphones) and I'm using it for anything from crystal clean to extreme gain sounds. Without headphones I'm using it on the 0.5 watt setting and it's perfect for my living room. On the 5 watt it is a bit to loud for home practice, but it's probably OK for a small gig.
This sounds amazing and it covers a great amount of genres, but it does not cross in the extreme gain territory. It can do hi gain, but sticking a Metal Muff or Metal Zone in the effects loop makes it sound even more amazing. I think this alone and a high gain pedal are enough to cover any guitar tone that one could image.
I've bought this to replace my old Bugera G5 witch I wasn't planning on replacing if it wouldn't have broke. I was not expecting great differences, but there are, quite a lot. Besides the double voicing for each channel and the fact that it sounds better, all my pedals seem to feel, react, and sound better through this amp (my pedal board has about 20 pedals, about half of which are in the effects loop, the others in front of it). Also the reverb sounds very good. I'm using it with a Les Paul and 2 Strats - one with hot humbuckers and one with single coils - they all sound great through this amp.
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Size doesn’t matter
MSantos, 14.10.2019
Great sound quality and pretty loud for 5W. I was kinda surprised when I started to dial up the volume knob, it can get very loud without losing any quality. This is a pretty versatile amp with some nice crunch and clean tones. I usually like to play some blues, Ozzy, Led etc and I had no problems on getting tone right in just a couple of minutes. I have my HT-5RH connected to a 140 watts Marshall cabinet 8412 with four G12L-40. If you want a practice amp and have some extra money to spend on a couple o pedals to be able to get even more tones I don’t see any cons on this one.
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Mehr als nur ein Facelift
Dan555, 20.06.2019
Ich gehe kurz auf die für mich wichtigen Eigenschaften ein, ohne viel drumherum zu schreiben.
Optisch muss man ihn mögen. Ich find ihn schick.
Verarbeitung ist tadellos.
Ein Trafo surrt leicht.
Im Idle(alle Regler auf Null) leichtes Rauschen, in 5W natürlich lauter als in 0.5W.
Reverb klingt Sahne.
Pedale frisst er Problemlos und ohne irgendwelche Störungen.
Kopfhörer Ausgang ist fantastisch, kein Rauschen, kein Gebrutzel. Einfach Stille im Clean Channel. Im OD leichtes Rauschen, völlig normal.
Fuss-Schalter aus Plastik aber recht stabil, dennoch zu leicht..rutscht.

Er kann von Clean über Crunch bis hin zu guter Zerre wirklich alles im Wohnzimmerbereich abdecken.
Klingt dabei wirklich um Einiges besser als der alte HT 5R, allein weil man ja 2 Voicings pro Channel hat. Da findet man immer das passende.

Kann nur sagen dass man den mal antesten sollte.
Preislich hätten es auch 50euro weniger getan aber was solls ;-)
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Super top voor het geld
wubbifier, 31.08.2020
De blackstar maakt zijn belofte waar:
Clean erg mooi, en het od kanaal bied genoeg ruimte om een variatie aan scheur geluiden te produceren.
Ook op een overdrive pedaal reageert de blackstar weliswaar iets anders dan verwacht, maar toch heel goed.
De reverb vind ik zelf wat minder, hij is echter wel bruikbaar.
De powersoak functie is echt handig; lekker roppen en scheuren op een beschaafd volume, een uitkomst in mijn geval.
Wat een gemis zou kunnen zijn is een master volume, en een gain op het clean kanaal.
Zijn deze opties belangrijk voor je, dan vind je in de blackstar range vast wel een passende versterker.
Ik kan alleen maar zeggen dat ik blij verrast ben door deze bad boy.
De usb interface heb ik nog niet geprobeerd, hier kom ik zeker op terug.
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