Blackstar HT Studio 20 1x12 20-Watt Limited Edition Tan

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Blackstar HT Studio 20 1x12 20-Watt Limited Edition Tan



The Blackstar HT Studio 20 1x12 Combo brings together an affordable price point and boutique-quality appointments like a footswitchable dual-channel clean and overdriven design with separate controls for each, a four-band equalization section, and onboard digital reverb. The all-tube EL34 preamp and ECC84 power amps drive straight into a 12" Celestion speaker make specifically for Blackstar to pump out the enormous tone you'd expect from a salon shop with updated features for ease of use.

The HT Studio 20 combo from the Venue series is the big brother of Blackstar's critically acclaimed HT-5, and offers huge versatility for home, rehearsal or studio use. Coupled with a cathode-biased EL34 power amp, the carefully voiced preamp provides the user with the ability to create wonderfully lush tube tones through the 12" Celestion speaker.

The Clean Channel on the Blackstar tube amp provides a wide range of clean and moderately overdriven tones. The voicing is typical of many 'boutique' style amplifiers with a ringing Class A type performance. The overall character may be adjusted with the Tone control from dark and warm through to bright and sparkling.

The HT Studio 20 Overdrive Channel is characterized by a tone that's high in gain, but lacks any of the detached top-end 'fizz' often found in many similar designs. This is a result of unique preamplifier and power amplifier shaping techniques. The overdrive cleans up beautifully as the guitar volume is reduced, so even at the most extreme settings, the Overdrive Channel remains natural sounding.

The HT Studio 20 Overdrive Channel also has its own highly flexible EQ section providing a variety of overdriven tones. Blackstar's ISF (Infinite Shape Feature) control represents a major step forward in tone-shaping flexibility. The ISF control shifts the response of the three-control tone stack between a U.S.-type response at one end, and at the other a U.K.-type response. Between these two extremes lies an infinite number of alternative tone choices that would be otherwise unavailable.

The HT Studio 20's two-channel design has been optimized for either preamp or power amp overdrive, or a combination of both. The carefully voiced preamp and cathode-biased dual EL34 power amp configuration provides the user with the ability to create wonderfully lush tube tones. From mild overdrive, that cleans up by backing off the guitar volume control, to highly saturated distortion, this amp does it all.

The HT Studio 20 also features a completely natural sounding digital reverb, which is outstandingly musical on both clean and crunch tones and raises the benchmark for guitar amplifier specific reverb design.

  • Power: 20W
  • Tubes: two 12AX7 (preamp), two EL34 (power amp)
  • Two channels
  • Single input
  • Speaker: 1x12 Celestion
  • FX loop
  • Dimensions: 22-3/5 x 20-4/5 x 11-1/2 in.
  • Weight: 45 lb.
  • FS-4 footswitch included