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The Valve Amp Redefined

The stunning next generation of HT Venue valve amplifiers.

After more than 3 years of intensive R&D and market research, Blackstar are proud to release the stunning next generation of HT Venue valve amplifiers. HT Venue MkII takes this award-winning line and elevates it to a new level of sonic performance, whilst adding every major enhancement that guitarists have requested; resulting in a massively flexible feature set that is still intuitive and musician-friendly.

The mission was “simple”: improve on the sonic references of the best vintage and new valve amps on the planet, in the way Blackstar is renowned for and combine the sounds into a cohesive, creative product.

HT Venue Series Mk2 Product Range

What's New?

• Ground-breaking new Clean channel

• Richer, responsive Overdrives

• All modes are now footswitchable

• Power Reduction to turn down to 10% of the amp’s rated power

• Professional USB recording output

• Professional features including; footswitchable boost on all channels, XLR recording DI output and a newly designed in-house studio quality reverb

• Compact and portable

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More Refined Cleans

The ground-breaking clean channel has two voices and offers the ultimate in clean tone quality and flexibility. One voice is based on a classic American circuit and the second channel is based on a classic British tone. The Voice switch reconfigures the preamp voicing, EQ and valve gain structure, as well as the power amplifier damping. This produces a clean, bright and tight but solid bass response for the American tone and a highly responsive ‘chime’ with a looser bottom for the British tone that can be pushed into a midrange overdrive when driven hard. All Clean channels now include Bass, Treble and a Voice switch.

More Responsive Overdrives

Boasting two richer, fuller and responsive voices on the Overdrive channels, the high gain voices are tight and focused, drawing on the original award-winning HT Venue Series. These two voices provide a broad palette of overdriven tones. When switching between channels, the amplifier will recall the specific Voice setting last used on that channel. The Overdrive voices are characterised by a tone which is high in gain, but avoids any of the detached top-end ‘fizz’ often found in other designs. This is a result of unique preamplifier and power amplifier shaping techniques, which also benefit the player in the way the overdrives clean up beautifully as the guitar volume is reduced. Even at the most extreme settings, the Overdrive voices remain natural sounding.

More Flexibility

All modes are footswitchable, resulting in the widest possible selection of stage accessible valve tones and footswitchable boost on all channels. The supplied 2-way footswitch enables the selection of the Clean and Overdrive channels, and the two voices on each Channel.

The optional 5-way footcontroller enables instant access to all channels and voices, plus the global boost function and Reverb switching for maximum control.

More Control

A switchable power reduction circuit has been included with the HT Venue MkII models giving reliable, transparent attenuation down to 10 percent of the amp’s rated power. This means that the full tonal depth of the EL34 power stage can be enjoyed at any volume, retaining the distinctive sound of power valves working hard, making the HT Venue MkII perfect for any live or recording situation.

More Pro Recording Options

HT Venue Series Recording

The simplest way to get valve tone into your recordings. The flexibility of adding a USB connector allows for sending up to 4 channels of the guitar signal, dry, preamp out and stereo emulated out into a computer for recording purposes. Two further outputs on the rear, a stereo jack socket and balanced XLR, also allow the speaker emulated signals to be connected to external devices for practicing, recording or live use.

More Pro Features

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 at the other, a UK type response. Importantly, in between the two extremes lie an infinite number of alternative tone choices that would be otherwise unavailable.

The amplifier features naturally sounding digital reverb that can be adjusted via the Reverb control on the front panel or turned on and off via the optional 5-way footcontroller. A switch on the rear panel selects between ‘Dark’ and ‘Light’. The Dark setting is based on a room reverb and the Light setting is based on a plate reverb.

More Compact and Portable

All the HT Venue MkII products have been reengineered to make them more practical and portable.

Choose Your Amp / Cabinet

  • HT Club 40 MKII

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    Equipped with 2 channels and 4 footswitchable voices the HT Club 40 MkII is the ideal gigging valve amp for club sized venues. The 40W EL34 driven power amplifier has groundbreaking clean punch and dynamics with expanded tone controls that will easily cut through in a full band situation. Switching to the amazing ISF equipped overdrive channel accesses a further two modes - 'classic crunch' and 'super saturated lead'. The Power Reduction feature allows further flexibility, by allowing the guitarist to attenuate to 10 percent of the 40 watts of power, also making the HT Club 40 MkII perfect for the home and studio use.

    • Innovative 40 Watt valve combo
    • 2 x ECC83 and 2 x EL34 valves
    • Two footswitchable channels
    • Four footswitchable voices
    • Boutique clean channel with expanded tone controls
    • High gain overdrive channel
    • Patented Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)
    • Power Reduction down to 10% of full Wattage
    • Master Volume
    • Digital Reverb with Dark/Light switch
    • Speaker Emulated output with 1x12/4x12 voicing
    • Effects loop with effects level switch
    • USB for recording
    • 1x12” Celestion speaker
    • Footcontroller included
    • Compact size for ultimate portability
    • Cool boutique styling
  • HT Stage 60 112 MKII

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    The HT Stage 60 112 MkII guitar amp's selected duet of EL34s deliver 60W of glorious valve power through a high quality Celestion speaker, making for a combo that will deliver every night, even in the most testing live environment. The 'boutique' style clean channel is extremely versatile with two modes - 'British Class-A' and 'dynamic US'. Each of the two ISF equipped overdrive channels allows a further two modes. The Power Reduction feature allows further flexibility, by allowing the guitarist to attenuate to 10 percent of the 60 watts of power also making the HT Stage 60 MkII perfect for the home and studio use.

    • Innovative 60 Watt valve combo
    • 2 x ECC83 and 2 x EL34 valves
    • Three footswitchable channels
    • Six footswitchable voices
    • Boutique clean channel with expanded tone controls
    • Two high gain overdrive channels
    • Patented Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)
    • Power Reduction down to 10% of full Wattage
    • Presence, Resonance, Master Volume
    • Digital Reverb with Dark/Light switch
    • Speaker Emulated output with 1x12/4x12 voicing
    • Effects loop with effects level switch
    • USB for recording
    • 1x12” Celestion speaker
    • Footcontroller included
    • Compact size for ultimate portability
    • Cool boutique styling
  • HT Stage 60 212 MKII

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    The HT Stage 60 212 MkII guitar amp's selected duet of EL34s deliver 60W of glorious valve power through two high quality Celestion speakers, making for a combo that will deliver every night, even in the most testing live environment. The 'boutique' style clean channel is extremely versatile with two modes - 'British Class-A' and 'dynamic US'. Each of the two ISF equipped overdrive channels allows a further two modes. The Power Reduction feature allows further flexibility, by allowing the guitarist to attenuate to 10 percent of the 60 watts of power also making the HT Stage 60 MkII perfect for the home and studio use.

    • Innovative 60 Watt valve combo
    • 2 x ECC83 and 2 x EL34 valves
    • Three footswitchable channels
    • Six footswitchable voices
    • Boutique clean channel with expanded tone controls
    • Two high gain overdrive channels
    • Patented Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)
    • Power Reduction down to 10% of full Wattage
    • Presence, Resonance, Master Volume
    • Digital Reverb with Dark/Light switch
    • Speaker Emulated output with 1x12/4x12 voicing
    • Effects loop with effects level switch
    • USB for recording
    • 2x12” Celestion speakers
    • Footcontroller included
    • Compact size for ultimate portability
    • Cool boutique styling
  • HT Club 50 MKII

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    The HT Club 50 MkII offers the same feature set as the HT Club 40 MkII combo in a compact, portable head format. This two channel and 4 voice head with its Power Reduction feature is equally at home in the rehearsal room, studio or club size venue. With the patented ISF control, clean and overdrive channels ranging from 'classic crunch' to 'super saturated lead' the HT Club 50 head truly is the ultimate amp for the gigging guitarist.

    • Innovative 50 Watt valve head
    • 2 x ECC83 and 2 x EL34 valves
    • Two footswitchable channels
    • Four footswitchable voices
    • Boutique clean channel with expanded tone controls
    • High gain overdrive channel
    • Patented Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)
    • Power Reduction down to 10% of full Wattage
    • Master Volume
    • Digital Reverb with Dark/Light switch
    • Speaker Emulated output with 1x12/4x12 voicing
    • Effects loop with effects level switch
    • USB for recording
    • Footcontroller included
    • Compact size for ultimate portability
    • Cool boutique styling
  • HT Stage 100 MKII

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    The flagship HT Stage 100 MkII guitar amp head uses a quartet of selected EL34 power valves to deliver 100W of British dynamics with 3 channels offering 6 voices for amazing tonal versatility. The 'boutique' style clean channel has two modes - 'British Class A' and 'dynamic US'. Each of the two ISF equipped overdrive channels accesses a further two modes. From the studio to the stage the HT Stage 100 MkII is the ultimate amp delivering ground-breaking cleans, rich full overdrives and offering maximum control and flexibility. Can you be without one?

    • Innovative 100 Watt valve head
    • 2 x ECC83 and 4 x EL34 valves
    • Three footswitchable channels
    • Six footswitchable voices
    • Boutique clean channel with expanded tone controls
    • Two high gain overdrive channels
    • Patented Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)
    • Power Reduction down to 10% of full Wattage
    • Presence, Resonance, Master Volume
    • Digital Reverb with Dark/Light switch
    • Speaker Emulated output with 1x12/4x12 voicing
    • Effects loop with effects level switch
    • USB for recording
    • Footcontroller included
    • Compact size for ultimate portability
    • Cool boutique styling
  • HTV 112 MKII

    The HT Venue MkII Series has four outstanding speaker cabinets that are all equipped with Celestion drivers and have been voiced to work with the HT Venue MkII amplifiers, as well as a wide range of other products. All the cabs have finger-locked (comb) joints, heavy duty wiring and a cool vintage styling.

    The HTV 112 speaker extension cabinet features one 12" speaker.

    • 1x12 80W
    • 16Ω Mono
    • Open back design
    • Celestion loudspeaker
    • Rugged construction
    • Designed for use with the HT Venue range
  • HTV 212 MKII

    The HT Venue MkII Series has four outstanding speaker cabinets that are all equipped with Celestion drivers and have been voiced to work with the HT Venue MkII amplifiers, as well as a wide range of other products. All the cabs have finger-locked (comb) joints, heavy duty wiring and a cool vintage styling.

    The HTV 212 speaker extension cabinet features two 12" speakers.

    • 2x12 160W
    • 4 or 16Ω Mono / 2x8Ω Stereo
    • Open back design
    • Celestion loudspeaker
    • Rugged construction
    • Designed for use with the HT Venue range
  • HTV 412 A/B MKII

    The HT Venue MkII Series has four outstanding speaker cabinets that are all equipped with Celestion drivers and have been voiced to work with the HT Venue MkII amplifiers, as well as a wide range of other products. All the cabs have finger-locked (comb) joints, heavy duty wiring and a cool vintage styling.

    The HTV 412 speaker extension cabinet features four 12" speakers.

    • 4x12 320W
    • 4 or 16Ω Mono / 2x8Ω Stereo
    • Celestion loudspeaker
    • Rugged construction
  • FS-14 Footswitch

    Unlock the potential of the HT Venue MkII

    The FS-14 allows you to fully unlock the live performance potential of the HT Venue MkII. This rugged 5-button gives the guitarist easy access to all Channels and Voices plus a volume boost

    • Easily switch between all Channels and Voices
    • Footswitchable volume boost across all channels
    • Reverb on and off
    • Low profile switches
    • Rugged housing
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