Blackstar ID:Core 40H Digital Stereo Head

Blackstar ID:Core 40H Digital Stereo Head

Blackstar ID:Core 40H Digital Stereo Head

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Product Highlights

  • 40W (2 x 20W) Stereo Amplifier Head
  • Six Factory Preset Channel Voices
  • ISF Tonal Filter
  • Onboard Modulation, Delay & Reverb
  • Includes Blackstar INSIDER Software
  • Effects & Preamp Editable via INSIDER
  • 2 x 8-Ohm Speaker Outputs
  • Stereo 3.5mm Emulated Speaker Output
  • Interface/Reamp Device via USB
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Blackstar IDCore overview

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The ID:Core 40H Digital Stereo Amplifier Head is a 40W (2 x 20W) stereo amplifier head for use with electric guitar. With two 8-Ohm speaker outputs, it can drive two cabinets in a stereo fashion. This is particularly handy when you activate any of the onboard effects, which can be programmed to run simultaneously. These effects include flanger, phaser, delay, reverb, and more.

The head provides six preset voice channels, from clean to heavily overdriven. Gain, master volume, voice, effect type, and effect level controls are provided, alongside an EQ knob which uses Blackstar's proprietary ISF technology to help you shape the sound you're looking for.

In addition to its stereo 1/4" speaker outputs, the amp offers a stereo 3.5mm emulated speaker out for use with headphones, recording devices, PAs, and mixing desks. A stereo 3.5mm MP3/line input will allow you to jam along with tunes from any compatible MP3 or CD player.

When the 40H is connected to your computer, you can use Blackstar's included INSIDER software to edit patches and effects. You can also use it to record audio digitally and reamp digital signal from your computer.

Patch Storing
All knobs, in manual mode, physically control parameters of the amplifier. However, in patch mode, you can switch between presets individually tailored to your liking. The amplifier itself stores six patches, at one patch per voice setting. Patches can also be stored via Blackstar's INSIDER software.
ISF Tone Filter
The patented ISF control allows you to choose the exact tonal signature you prefer. Fully counter clockwise provides tonal characteristics of American amplifiers with tight bottom end and more aggressive middle, while fully clockwise has a British amp characteristic which is more 'woody' and less aggressive. This leads to a very familiar, musical response. The ISF setting is saved when you store a patch.
Stereo Speaker Outputs
The amplifier has two 1/4" speaker outputs for stereo implementation. When hooked up to two different cabinets, the modulation, delay, and reverb effects will work across a stereo spectrum. The minimum impedance for each of the two independent speaker outputs is 8 Ohms.
Emulated Headphone Output
This output emulates the tonal characteristics of a guitar speaker cabinet and provides a natural tone for connecting to headphones, recording devices, PA systems, or mixing desks. The volume knob will control the level of this output, and the amplifier's speakers will mute when this output is in use.
MP3/Line In
Connect the output of your MP3 or CD player here. Adjust the player's volume to match that of your guitar to enable you to play along.
USB for Various Uses
The USB port will allow you to update firmware and communicate with INSIDER software. However, it will appear as an audio capture device within recording software. It will provide two channels—one for audio with effects, one for unprocessed guitar signal. You can also reamp digital signal via USB and Blackstar INSIDER software.
Six Factory Preset Voices
  • Clean Warm
  • Clean Bright
  • Crunch
  • Super Crunch
  • Overdrive 1 and 2
Additional Features
  • Editable effects
  • Built-in tuner
  • Footswitch input for patch toggle and speaker mute
  • Tap switch for setting certain parameters of effects
In the Box
Blackstar ID:Core 40H Digital Stereo Head
  • Power Supply
  • Amp Strap/Handle
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Blackstar IDCore specs

    Amplifier Section
    Amplifier Type Solid-State
    Output Power 40 W RMS
    Channels 6
    Output Impedance 8 ohms Stereo
    Effects Loop No
    Built-In Effects Chorus, Delay, Digital Reverb, Flanger, Phaser, Tremolo
    Master Volume Yes
    Inputs 1 x 1/4" Mono Instrument
    1 x 1/8" Stereo Line Level
    1 x 1/4" Stereo Footswitch
    1 x USB Stereo Digital
    Outputs 2 x 1/4" Mono Speaker
    1 x 1/8" Stereo Headphone
    1 x USB Stereo Interface
    Tone Section Channel 1: Gain, Tone
    Channel 2: Gain, Tone
    Channel 3: Gain
    Channel 4: Gain, Tone
    Channel 5: Gain, Tone
    Channel 6: Gain, Tone
    Speaker Section
    Speaker Through/Output 2x 1/4"
    Power Rating 40 W RMS
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 12.6 x 6.3 x 7.3" / 32.0 x 16.0 x 18.5 cm Amplifier
    Weight 5.51 lb / 2.5 kg Amplifier

    Blackstar IDCore reviews

    ID:Core 40H Digital Stereo Head is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Home and Small Club Gig amp head! Lot's of power for most Lounge gigs! Remember that the Original Fender Bass Man and Band Master amp heads were 40 watts. I played Many Many gigs with 40 watts and Less. Great tone! I'm driving 2 Kustom 10' W/ horn PA.cabs. Sounds Great!
    Date published: 2017-02-07
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