The new Blackstar HT-20R MKii 20-watt tube combo guitar amp is the latest addition to the Blackstar HT Series guitar amplifiers. It is the result of their decades of experience in designing and building classic British guitar amplifiers.
Since EL84 tubes are the heart of the HT20R MKII, it can produce tones from boutique clean to saturated distortion with the response and character of classic British tube amps. It has two foot-switchable Voices, one with an “American” character and the other with Class A “British” sound.
The Overdrive Voices are characterized by a tone which is high gain, but without the “fizz” often found in other designs. Voice 1 clean gives a bright and tight tone with a solid bass response and produces a refined American tone and response. Voice 2 produces a highly responsive chime tone and resonant bottom-end and can be pushed hard in the mid-range for that classic British tone.
A patented Blackstar ISF control on the HT20R MKII allows maximum flexibility in adjusting the tonal response between any of the traditional voicings in a way that has never been possible before. This design allows you to create your own sound and tweak it to your heart's content.
The included USB output is the simplest and fastest way to add tube tone to your recordings, and the pro balanced XLR output allows speaker emulated signals to be connected to external devices for recording or live use. The convenient Power Reduction switch takes you down to 2 watts without any tonal compromise. Perfect for driving the EL84 power stage to produce great tone at low volumes.
Simple controls and professional features make the HT-20 MKII perfect for almost any performance - home, studio or live. Call Andy’s and order yours today.