HT Metal 5
HT Metal 5 Overview
- Innovative 5 Watt valve combo
- Specially voiced for metal guitar
- Extreme gain and tone
- 1 x ECC83 and 1 x 12BH7 valves
- Unique push-pull power amp design
- Two footswitchable channels
- 12" Blackbird 50 custom-designed speaker
- Custom metal styling
- Enhanced tone controls
- Patented Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)
- Fully equipped for studio or practice
- Digital stereo reverb
- Speaker emulated output with 1x12 and 4x12 voicings
- Effects loop with effects level switch
- Footswitch included
- Metal grille
General Product Range HT Metal Series Model HT Metal 5 Technology Type Valve Valves Preamp Valves 1 x ECC83, 1 x 12BH7 Poweramp Valves Electronics 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 Speakers Speaker Size 12" Speaker Model Blackbird 50 Speaker Amount 1 Dimensions Weight 14.1KG Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth) 444 x 237 x 400 (mm)
Custom Metal Cosmetics
The HT METAL series all feature custom cosmetics designed more for metal guitarists. All the range feature black knobs, metal panel, metal logo and on some models a custom metal grille.
5 Watt, Push-Pull Design
The HT-5 power amplifier is a low powered push-pull design which 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.
The HT-5C and HT-5R models both feature a Blackstar custom voiced 12inch 50W speaker.
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.
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.
The reverb control sets the overall level of the reverb effect. With the control fully counter clockwise there will be no reverb. Turning the control clockwise will increase the amount of reverb.
Two Footswitchable Channels
The guitar amplifier has two channels available for selection, a Clean channel and an Overdrive channel. Using the Volume control while on the Clean channel you are able to deliver everything from a clean sound through to a crunch tone. 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.