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Blackstar Debuts HT Venue Series Amps

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Blackstar Debuts HT Venue Series Amps
Northampton, UK (January 29, 2010) -- Designed to inspire the working musician, Blackstar amplification are proud to announce the launch of the HT Venue Series. The HT Venue line has a tube amp to suit every performance situation from the studio to the stage. For the first time, authentic ‘boutique’ cleans and super high gain overdrives are combined, in this innovative and highly portable tube amp line.

HT Studio 20 – 2 channels (1x12” combo or head)

The HT Studio 20 offers huge versatility for home, rehearsal or studio use. The carefully voiced preamp coupled with a cathode-biased EL34 power amp, provides the user with the ability to create wonderfully lush tube tones. From pure ‘boutique’ cleans, to mild overdrive that cleans up by backing off the guitar volume control, up to highly saturated distortion, this amp does it all.

Specs:
• 20 Watt valve combo
• 2xECC83, 2xEL34
• Two footswitchable channels
• 12˝ Celestion speaker (On Combo)
• Enhanced tone controls
• Unique Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)
• Master volume
• Digital reverb
• Speaker emulated output
• Effects loop
• 1-way footswitch included

US Retail: $749.99 (combo)
US Retail: $629.99 (head)

HT Club 40 – 2 channels, 4 modes of operation
Equipped with 2 channels and 4 modes the HT Club 40 is the ideal gigging tube amp for club sized venues. The 40W EL34 driven power amplifier has amazing punch and dynamics that will easily cut through in a full band situation. The ‘boutique’ style clean channel is extremely versatile with two modes – ‘British Class-A’ and ‘dynamic US’. Switching to the amazing ISF equipped overdrive channel accesses a further two modes – ‘classic crunch’ and ‘super saturated lead’. With Celestion speakers, reverb, emulated output and effects loop this amplifier will set a new standard for flexible, gigging tube combos.

Specs:
• 40 Watt valve combo
• 2xECC83, 2xEL34
• Two footswitchable channels
• 12˝ Celestion speaker
• Enhanced tone controls
• Unique Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)
• Clean Voice switch
• Overdrive Voice switch
• Master volume
• Digital reverb with dark/bright switch
• Speaker emulated output
• Effects loop
• 2-way footswitch included

US Retail: $879.99

HT Soloist 60 – 2 channels, 4 modes of operation
The ultimate compact gigging amp for players who want the power to handle larger venues but in a 1x12 combo format. The HT Soloist has two channels and four modes which are augmented by an additional footswitchable solo boost. The solo boost will add up to 10dB of level boost and can be used in conjunction with the Body switch for fat, singing leads. The ‘boutique’ style clean channel is extremely versatile with two modes – ‘British Class-A’ and ‘dynamic US’, while the overdrive channel has ‘classic’ and ‘super high gain lead’ voices. Built to last, this combo comes fully equipped with a Celestion speaker a reverb, advanced emulated output, 4-way footswitch and effects loop.

Specs:
• 60 Watt valve combo
• 2xECC83, 2xEL34
• Two footswitchable channels
• 12˝ Celestion speaker
• Enhanced tone controls
• Unique Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)
• Clean Voice switch
• Overdrive Voice switch
• Footswitchable solo boost with body switch
• Presence
• Master volume
• Digital reverb with dark/bright switch
• Speaker emulated output with 1x12/4x12 voicing
• Effects loop with effects level switch
• 4-way footswitch included

US Retail: $999.99

HT Stage 60 – 3 channels, 6 modes of operation
The HT Stage 60’s selected duet of EL34s deliver 60W of glorious tube 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. OD1 has a ‘classic’ or ‘modern crunch’ mode and OD2 has a ‘standard’ or ‘super high gain lead’ mode. This no-compromise workhorse is fully equipped with Celestion speakers, reverb, advanced emulated output, 4-way footswitch and effects loop.

Specs:
• 60 Watt valve combo
• 2xECC83, 1xECC82, 2xEL34
• Three footswitchable channels
• 2x12˝ Celestion speaker
• Enhanced tone controls
• Patent-Applied-For Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)
• Clean Voice switch
• Overdrive 1 Voiceswitch
• Overdrive 2 Voice switch
• Presence
• Resonance
• Master volume
• Digital reverb with dark/bright switch
• Speaker emulated output with 1x12/4x12 voicing
• Effects loop with effects level switch
• 4-way footswitch included

US Retail: $1129.99

HT Stage 100 – 3 channels, 6 modes of operation
The HT Stage 100 uses a quartet of selected EL34 power tubes to deliver 100W of British dynamics with 3 channels delivering 6 modes 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. OD1 has a ‘classic’ or ‘modern crunch’ mode and OD2 has a ‘standard’ or ‘super high gain lead’ mode. This no-compromise workhorse is fully equipped with reverb, emulated output, 4-way footswitch and effects loop.

Specs:
• 100 Watt valve head
• 2xECC83, 1xECC82, 4xEL34
• Three footswitchable channels
• Enhanced tone controls
• Unique Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)
• Clean Voice switch
• Overdrive 1 Voice switch
• Overdrive 2 Voice switch
• Presence
• Resonance
• Master volume
• Digital reverb with dark/bright switch
• Speaker emulated output with1x12/4x12 voicing
• Effects loop with effects level switch
• 4-way footswitch included

US Retail: $1069.99

For more information:
Blackstar
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