HT Metal Overview
- Genuine valve design
- Operates at 300V HT
- Cascaded valve gain stages
- Extreme Gain and Tone
- Responds like a valve amp
- 2 channel operation
- Clean, Overdrive and Super High Gain Lead modes
- Unique switching operation
- Unique enhanced tone controls
- Patented Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)
- Fully equipped for stage or studio
- Speaker emulated output
- High integrity buffered bypass
- Power supply included
- Silent switching
General Product Range HT Pedals Model HT Metal Technology Type Valve Valves Preamp Valves ECC83 / 12AX7 Poweramp Valves Electronics Wattage Inputs Controls Gain 1, Level 1, Gain 2, Level 2, Bass, Middle, Treble, ISF, Input, Output, Speaker Emulated Output Channels - Dimensions Weight 1.2KG Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth) 160 x 119 x 80 (mm)
Overdrive and Super Gain
The HT Metal takes gain to the next level. Powered by true 300V high-voltage vacuum tube circuitry this pedal offers cascaded tube gain stages and authentic tube amp response. Two channels and three modes provide extreme versatility. Each ultra-high gain channel offers its own gain and volume controls. Additionally, Channel 1 is equipped with a Clean/Overdrive switch. The three-band EQ (Bass, Middle, Treble) is tied to the patented ISF (Infinite Shape Feature), which re-voices the entire tone stack for an expansive tonal range.
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.
Operates at 300V HT
The HT pedal operates on a 300V DC anode supply voltage (High Tension voltage). This is the same used in traditional valve amplifier design and means the circuit has the headroom associated with a true valve design and will 'clean up' accordingly. The pedal will exhibit the compression and distortion characteristics associated with a true valve design.
Many hours of research showed us that only soft switching and a buffered bypass signal will give absolutely silent switching in high gain applications.
Speaker Emulated Output
The Blackstar emulated output design is a new benchmark for pro direct recording. This no-compromise design makes it easy to get your tone to disk and tape. You can also use it to run a line out to a PA.