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Blackstar HT-20R MKII Valve Combo Amplifier with Reverb - Black

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Blackstar HT-20R MKII Valve Combo Amplifier with Reverb - Black



EL84s are at the tonal heart of the HT-20R MkII combo and head. We have used our 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’

Key Details :

20 Watt combo
2x ECC83 preamp valves
2x EL84 power amp valves
1×12 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
2-button footswitch included

Concentrated, to Concert-rated

The HT-20R MkII comes equipped with a power reduction feature taking you down to 2W without any tonal compromise, perfect for driving those EL84’s hard at manageable volumes in the studio or home.

When you’re ready to take to the stage, switch to full 20W and utilise the XLR DI output to simultaneously feed direct to the sound engineer with incredible sounding cabinet simulation.

Professional Recording Connectivity

The HT-20R MkII comes equipped with a direct USB output for the simplest way to get valve tones into your recordings without the need for an interface. Also included is a fully specified stereo recording output via XLR and jack with selectable cabinet simulation options of 4×12 or 1×12.

The best part? These amps have in-built load protection, meaning you can use them without a cabinet connected for silent practice and recording.


Patented ISF

The patented ISF (Infinite Shape Feature) control is unique to Blackstar Amplification and represents a major step forward in tone shaping flexibility. The ISF control shifts the response of the three-control tone stack between a US type response at one end and a UK type response at the other. Importantly, in between the two extremes lie an infinite number of alternative tone choices that would be otherwise unavailable.

Ground-Breaking Cleans

The HT-20R MkII has two footswitchable Clean Voices:

Voice 1: This clean voice gives a bright, 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: This clean voice 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.

Richer, More Responsive Overdrives

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 and resonant low-end.

Choose Your Cabinet Response

The HT-112OC and HT-212VOC cabinets come equipped with a removable rear panel – this allows the user to easily switch between a closed back for a tight low-end, to a semi-open back for a wide mid-range.

Stage Ready

Connect a two-button footswitch for full stage control over the HT-20R MkII’s channels and voice settings. FX loop and pro XLR DI with inbuilt cabinet sims complete the stage ready package.

Studio Quality Reverb

Our new studio quality reverb has been referenced against the most revered vintage and modern reverb units, designed to perfectly complement guitar tones.

Unique Tilt-Back Design Head

The compact cabinet of the HT-20R MkII has a 3-degree angle on the front face, a top-loader panel and stage-friendly chickenhead knobs giving the amp a stunning boutique style.

The head tilts back slightly to make it easy to dial in your tone.




VALVES: 2x ECC82 Preamp, 2x EL84 Power Amp   
CHANNELS/VOICES: 2 Channels, 2 Voices Per Channel 
FOOTSWITCHABLE: Yes - Channels & Voices 
SPEAKERS: 1x 12" Blackstar Designed 
WEIGHT: 15.9kg 
DIMENSIONS: 513 x 487 x 270 (mm)