Blackstar HT-5R 5 Watt Valve Guitar Amp Head

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Product Ref: 20624

  • Head Version of The HT-5R Combo
  • Compact and Portable but Capable of Driving a 4x12
  • Fully Equipped for Studio or Practice
  • Stereo Reverb and Enhanced Tone Controls
  • Speaker Emulated Output

Blackstar HT-5R 5 Watt Valve Guitar Amp Head


The Blackstar HT-5R 5 Watt Valve Guitar Amp Head packs all the great tone and innovative features of the award winning HT valve pedals into a two channel, foot switchable valve amp format with a unique push-pull power amp design. When the original HT-5 was launched in 2008 it quickly became one of the most successful studio and practice amps ever designed. The ultimate amp for home/studio use, the Blackstar HT-5R features dedicated tone control on the clean channel, stereo MP3/line input and stereo reverb.

Product Ref: 20624

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Two Footswitchable Channels

The Blackstar HT-5R Valve Amp features both Clean and Overdrive channels. You can deliver anything from a clean sound through to a crunch tone using the Volume control while on the Clean channel. Alternatively you can select the Overdrive channel and again using the Gain control, change from a clean sound on the edge of breakup right through to a distorted lead tone.

5 Watt, Push-Pull Design

This low powered push-pull design amplifier produces the crunch and break-up characteristics of a traditional 100W output stage, but at a much lower volume. This is achieved by the use of a 12BH7 dual triode valve in push-pull configuration producing 5 Watts output, which is rich in valve harmonics and compression, sounding full and toneful even at the lowest volume level.

ISF Control

The ISF control works in conjunction with the Tone control. It allows you to choose the exact tone signature you prefer. Fully CCW is a more American characteristic with a tight bottom end and more aggressive middle, and fully CW is a British characteristic which is more 'woody' and less aggressive.


  • Innovative 5 Watt valve combo
  • 1xECC83 and 1x12BH7 valves
  • Unique push pull power amp design
  • Award winning HT Pedal preamp
  • Two footswitchable channels
  • Enhanced tone controls
  • Patented Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)
  • Digital Stereo Reverb
  • Fully equipped for studio or practice
  • Speaker emulated output with 1x12 or 4x12 voicing
  • Effects loop with effects level switch
  • Footswitch included
  • Cool vintage styling



  • Product Range: HT-5
  • Model: HT-5RH
  • Technology Type: Valve


  • Preamp Valves: 1 x ECC83, 1 x 12BH7


  • Wattage: 5
  • Inputs: Guitar Input, MP3/Line Input
  • Controls: Clean Volume, Clean Tone, Overdrive Select, Overdrive Gain, Overdrive Volume, Bass, Middle, Treble, ISF, Reverb
  • Channels: 2 - Clean, Overdrive


  • Weight: 7.5KG
  • Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth): 443 x 229 x 228 (mm)