Packing 200 watts of pure tube power in a rugged, no-compromise design.
Blackstar builds the 200W Series One S1-200 tube guitar amp head with intuitive controls, comprehensive
range, and sturdy construction to stand the rigors of the road.
The amplifier head's unique Bright/Warm switch control
actually reconfigures the pre-amplifier voicing and power amplifier damping to reproduce either ringing Class A performance
in the Bright mode, or crunchy Class AB tones in the Warm setting.
Blackstar paid careful attention to the amp's available
overdrive levels when designing the S1-200 head's Crunch Channel. Blackstar wanted to cover the widest range of crunch gain
levels from just on the edge of clean break-up, to crushing modern rhythm tones. To this end the Crunch/Super Crunch switch
alters both gain levels and tonal shaping for maximum crunch flexibility.
The overdrive channels are characterized
by a tone that's high in gain, but lacks any of the detached top-end often found in many similar 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 S1-200 tube amp's overdrive
channels remain natural sounding. The 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 response at one end and a UK response at the other. As a result, an infinite number of alternative tone choices lies
in between that would be otherwise unavailable.
Completing the tonal feature set is another unique Blackstar innovation—the
DPR (Dynamic Power Reduction) system. DPR reduces the power of the output stage from full power (200W) down to 10% (20W) and
any power output in between. This means that the full tonal depth of the KT88 power amplifier can be enjoyed at any volume,
making the S1-200 ideal for recording, smaller gigs and even home practice use. Working in conjunction with the power amplifier
voltages, this method of power reduction suffers none of the loss in tone of other power reduction systems.
flexibility of the S1-200 is augmented by full MIDI implementation of the main channel switching functions. Used in conjunction
with outboard gear such as multi-effects units, MIDI allows a whole new level of creative performance to be explored.
Blackstar Series One 200 200W Tube Guitar Amp Head Features:
- 200W head with built-in DPR power reduction
- 4 x ECC83, 1 x ECC82, 4 x KT88 tubes
- 4 footswitchable channels
- Clean channel with Warm (Plexi) and Bright (Class A) type modes
- Crunch channel with Crunch and Super Crunch modes
- Two overdrive channels with high and low output damping
- Two ISF equipped tone control sections
- Presence and Resonance controls
- Master Volume
- Series effects loop
- MIDI switching
- Speaker emulated output
Effectively design your own sound with Series One customization. Order your S1-200 amp head
Blackstar Series One 200 200W Tube Guitar Amp Head Specifications:
- Power (RMS): 200W
- Tubes: 4 x KT88, 4 x ECC83, 1 x ECC82
- Weight: 60 lb.
- Dimensions: 27-3/4" x 11-1/4" x 11"
- Footswitch: FS-3 supplied