Blackstar HT Stage 100 MkII 100W Guitar Amplifier Head

BH #BLSTAGE100H2 • MFR #STAGE100HMKII
Blackstar
Blackstar HT Stage 100 MkII 100W Guitar Amplifier Head
Key Features
  • 100W Tube-Powered Amplifier Head
  • 2 ECC83 & 4 EL34 Tubes
  • 1 Clean & 2 Overdrive Channels
  • 2 Voices Per Channel
The Blackstar HT Stage 100 MKII is an amplifier head designed for electric guitars. Utilizing four EL34 power tubes and a preamp powered by two ECC83 tubes, the amplifier handles 100W of clean or distorted guitar tone. Combined with appropriate cabinets, this makes the amplifier more than suited to handle all sorts of venues. 

The HT Stage 100 MKII sports three channels, each equipped with two voicing modes to craft your tone. In the clean channel, one voicing mode mimics a classic British tone with increased middle and top end. It can be overdriven at higher volume settings. The other voicing mode has a tighter sound with greater bass response and cleaner headroom, more akin to an American-style clean amplifier.

For additional distorted sounds, the two Overdrive channels have their own traditional tone stack consisting of Bass, Middle, and Treble controls, as well as dual voicing modes. When the Voice switch is in the out position, the overdrive takes on a classic crunchy tonality with a tight response. Press the Voice switch in, and the amp will apply more mid-band gain, adding more body for a smoother sound with a looser response.

To complement the traditional tone stack on the overdrive channels, you'll find two ISF knobs that provide an additional layer of tone control. The ISF knob shifts the response of the tone stack between a US-type response with tighter bottom end and more aggressive mids at one end, and a less-aggressive, woodier UK-type response on the other. Between the two extremes lies an infinite number of alternative tone choices. Master controls are provided for volume, presence, and resonance. 
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Blackstar 100 MkII Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Reverb and Power Reduction Settings
  • 3Effects Loop, Line Out, and USB Interface
  • 4Key Features at a Glance

The Blackstar HT Stage 100 MKII is an amplifier head designed for electric guitars. Utilizing four EL34 power tubes and a preamp powered by two ECC83 tubes, the amplifier handles 100W of clean or distorted guitar tone. Combined with appropriate cabinets, this makes the amplifier more than suited to handle all sorts of venues. 

The HT Stage 100 MKII sports three channels, each equipped with two voicing modes to craft your tone. In the clean channel, one voicing mode mimics a classic British tone with increased middle and top end. It can be overdriven at higher volume settings. The other voicing mode has a tighter sound with greater bass response and cleaner headroom, more akin to an American-style clean amplifier.

For additional distorted sounds, the two Overdrive channels have their own traditional tone stack consisting of Bass, Middle, and Treble controls, as well as dual voicing modes. When the Voice switch is in the out position, the overdrive takes on a classic crunchy tonality with a tight response. Press the Voice switch in, and the amp will apply more mid-band gain, adding more body for a smoother sound with a looser response.

To complement the traditional tone stack on the overdrive channels, you'll find two ISF knobs that provide an additional layer of tone control. The ISF knob shifts the response of the tone stack between a US-type response with tighter bottom end and more aggressive mids at one end, and a less-aggressive, woodier UK-type response on the other. Between the two extremes lies an infinite number of alternative tone choices. Master controls are provided for volume, presence, and resonance. 

This amp features five 1/4" speaker jacks of varying impedances, as well as an included footswitch for changing between channels and voicings. For expanded footswitch usage, make use of Blackstar's separately-available five-switch footswitch.

Reverb and Power Reduction Settings

The HT Stage 100 MkII features a natural-sounding digital reverb that enhances the amp's clean and dirty tones. A Dark/Light switch allows the overall reverb characteristics to be modified and adjusted for different tastes and playing styles, while a power reduction control lets you reduce power handling down to 10% of full wattage, making playing at low levels no less powerful for the lack of volume.

Effects Loop, Line Out, and USB Interface

Additional amenities on the rear panel of the amp include an effects loop, which can be configured for -10 dBV or +4 dBu, depending on the type of equipment being run in the loop. For studio recording and larger venues, a cabinet-voiced direct-out sends a line-level signal which can be routed to an audio interface or a mixing board, precluding the need for a microphone. For this purpose, XLR and 1/4" jacks are both provided.

You can also use the amp's USB port to route digital audio to your recording interface. In this operation, the HT Stage 100 MkII provides four discrete outputs: stereo emulated (left channel), stereo emulated (right channel), preamp output (for use with your own effects and cabinet IRs), and a dry signal. Furthermore, the amplifier accepts two channels of digital signal from your computer.

Key Features at a Glance

  • 100W operation
  • Tube compliment of 2 ECC83 and 4 EL34 
  • Three footswitchable channels
  • Six footswitchable voices
  • Boutique clean channel with expanded tone controls over original model
  • 2 high-gain overdrive channels
  • 2 x ISF tone knobs per channel
  • Power reduction down to 10% of full wattage
  • Master volume, resonance, and presence controls
  • Digital reverb with Dark/Light switch
  • Speaker emulated output with 1 x 12" or 4 x 12" voicing
  • Effects loop with effects level switch
  • USB for recording or playback
  • 2-way footswitch included

Blackstar 100 MkII Specs

Amplifier Section
Amplifier TypeTube
Output Power100 W RMS
Channels3
Tube Types4 x Power EL34/6CA7
2 x Preamp 12AX7/ECC83
Output Impedance16 Ohms Mono
8/16 Ohms Mono
4/8 Ohms Mono
4/8 Ohms Mono
Effects LoopYes, Series
Built-In EffectsDigital Reverb
Master VolumeYes
Inputs1 x 1/4" Mono Instrument
1 x 1/4" Mono Effects Return
2 x 1/4" Stereo Footswitch
1 x USB Stereo Digital
Outputs5 x 1/4" Mono External Speaker
1 x 1/4" Mono Effects Send
1 x 1/4" Mono Emulated Speaker
1 x XLR Mono DI
1 x USB Stereo Interface
Tone SectionChannel 1: Bass, Channel Volume, Presence, Resonance, Treble
Channel 2: Bass, Gain, Mid, Preamp Volume, Presence, Resonance, Tone, Treble
Channel 3: Bass, Gain, Mid, Preamp Volume, Presence, Resonance, Tone, Treble
General
Dimensions (WxHxD)23.3 x 9.6 x 8.9" / 591.0 x 245.0 x 225.0 mm Combo
Weight39.24 lb / 17.8 kg Combo
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