At The Farm, we don’t rely on bland manufacturer stock photos - we physically photograph one of each model to show a better representation of the product. Some minor details like wood grain and color finish can, and may vary slightly from the pictures below.
EL84s are at the tonal heart of the HT-20R MkII combo. 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. For at home or in the studio the Power Reduction switch takes you down to 2 Watts without any compromise in tone: perfect for driving the EL84 power stage. Simple and intuitive controls, combined with pro features like the patented ISF control, studio quality reverb, effects loop, XLR D.I. out and USB speaker emulated output, makes this amp perfect for any performance situation – whether you’re in the studio, gigging in front of a small crowd, or playing to thousands.
The HT-20R MkII has two footswitchable Clean Voices, one with an “American” character and the other with a Class A “British” sound. 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.
The conventional three way guitar EQ network, or tone stack (a.k.a. Bass, Middle and Treble), is a key to the characteristic “voice” of traditional guitar amplifiers. Classic amplifier designs have their own versions of this network which leads to their own tonal voicings. The ISF control allows you to infinitely adjust the response of the tone control network between any of the traditional voicings in a way that has never before been possible. In this way you can design your own sound and truly find ‘the sound in your head’.
- 20 watt combo
- 2x ECC83 preamp valves
- 2x EL84 power amp valves
- 1 x 12 Blackstar designed speaker
- 2 Channels
- Footswitchable Voices for Clean and Overdrive
- Power reduction to 2 watts
- USB audio out
- XLR D.I. Out
- Newly voiced studio quality reverb
- The compact cabinet has a 3 degree angle on the front face, top-loader panel and stage-friendly chickenhead knobs
- 2 button footswitch included
*For your protection all purchases over $99 will be shipped signature required.
The Music Farm is an Authorized Blackstar Dealer.