The Blackstar HT20 is an extremely versatile amp featuring 2 Channels, an all-tube design, 2-Watt mode, foot-switchable voices for clean and overdrive, a dedicated USB output, XLR output, and reverb. This 1x12 combo is sounds great at 20-Watts, with lots of headroom and wonderfully tight and punchy tone.
EL84s are at the tonal heart of the HT-20R MkII head. Blackstar has used their decades of valve amp design experience to combine the response and character of this classic British valve with a carefully voiced preamp 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.
From chiming ‘boutique’ cleans, to on the edge crunch, or full-on distortion, HT-20 MkII deliver ‘the sound in your head’
The HT-20R MkII has two footswitchable Clean Voices, one with an “American” character and the other with a Class A “British” sound.
Voice 1: Voice 1 clean gives a bright and tight tone with a solid bass response, the tone shaping is positioned early in the gain structure for a refined American tone and response.
Voice 2: Voice 2 gives a highly responsive “chime” with a looser, resonant bottom-end for a British tone that can be pushed into a mid-range overdrive when driven hard.
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: 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: 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.
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HT20R MKII 20-Watt Tube Head with Reverb
20 Watt head
2x ECC83 preamp valves
2x EL84 power amp valves
Footswitchable Voices for Clean and Overdrive
Power reduction to 2 Watts
USB audio out
XLR D.I. Out
Newly voiced studio quality reverb
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