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Blackstar HT-5R MkII Bronco Grey

Blackstar HT-5R MkII Bronco Grey

Back in 2008 our HT-5 took the world by storm, setting the precedent for low wattage home and studio amps; now, the HT-5R MkII takes this revered design a step further with incredible performance and game-changing new features from dynamic power reduction to 0.5W and footswitchable voices, to XLR DI out and direct USB recording. Now available in the Limited Edition colour, Bronco Grey.


Full Tone, Low Volume

Featuring unique push-pull 12BH7 power amps, the HT-5R MkII is designed to create a full sound even at the lowest of volumes, helping to create that sound in your head no matter the environment.


Power Reduction

Inspired by our patented Dynamic Power Reduction circuit, simply switch down to 0.5 Watts at the push of a button without any loss of tone. Perfect for driving the 12BH7 power stage hard at lower volumes.


Professional Recording Connectivity

USB output has been added for the simplest way to get valve tones into your recordings. Also added is a pro balanced XLR D.I. output, which allows the speaker simulated signal (selectable choice of 4x12 or 1x12) to be connected to external devices for practicing, recording or live use.


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.


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.


Two footswitchable channels and voices

The HT-5R MkII comes equipped with two footswitchable clean and overdrive voicings: On the clean, choose between a bright and pristine American setting with a solid and tight bass response or a classic British setting with looser bass response and a warmer mid range, sensitive to your guitar output and playing dynamics. On the overdrive, choose between a classic hot-rodded setting with medium power amp damping or a more modern setting with a strong mid-emphasised pre-overdrive boost with a looser, more aggressive sound due to reduced power amp damping.


Stunning Looks

The compact cabinet of the HT-5R 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. Available for a limited time in Bronco Grey.



  • 5 watt combo
  • ECC83 preamp valve, 12BH7 power amp valve
  • Unique push-pull power amp design
  • 2 channels
  • Footswitchable voices for Clean and Overdrive
  • Power reduction to 0.5 watts
  • USB audio out
  • XLR D.I. out
  • Newly voiced studio quality Reverb
  • 1×12 Blackstar designed speaker
  • 2-button footswitch included

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