Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 10 2x5W Super Wide Stereo Combo Guitar Amp

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The Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 10 is a 2x5W ultimate entry level guitar amplifier.

Loading massive tone and flexibility into a small package, the ID:Core Stereo combo amps offer endless tonal possibilities thanks to 12 vintage-style studio-quality effects, 6 classic voicing options from clean to overdrive, and BlackStar's patented ISF control. Unique Super Wide Stereo technology offers an engaging sonic experience. The ID:Core Stereo 10 2x5W Super Wide Stereo Combo is a great choice for recording or practicing.

The ID:Core Stereo 10 pushes a total of 10 watts (stereo) through two 3" speakers, and comes equipped with more features than you'd typically expect from an amp of its size. From ultra-clean to brutal, high-gain overdrive, the onboard Voice control sports 6 classic Blackstar voices which include Clean Warm, Clean Bright, Crunch, Super Crunch, OD1 and OD2. Paired up with Blackstar's built-in patented ISF (Infinite Shape Feature), the ID:Core Stereo 10 allows you to find the exact sound that you've been searching for. All delivered in massive Super Wide Stereo, the ID:Core Stereo 10 integrates 12 vintage-style, studio-quality onboard effects including four modulation, four delay and four reverb effects. You can store up to 6 of your signature sounds into the amplifier itself, or you can store even more patches onto the free Blackstar INSIDER software for Mac or PC.

Blackstar's INSIDER Software not only allows you to store patches, but it gives you the ability to upload, share and download patches via the online community, and provides you with deep editing capabilities.

Additional features include a USB connector for recording from your amp directly into your computer, a speaker emulated line out for silent practicing or recording, and a stereo MP3/Line in that allows you to jam along with your iPod or MP3 player in Super Wide Stereo.

Get your Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 10 2x5W Super Wide Stereo Combo Guitar Amp today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Guitar Amplifier
  • Power Supply
Series ID:Core
Model ID:Core Stereo 10
Amp Type Solid State
Watts 10
Digital FX Yes
USB Yes
Line Out Yes
Reverb Yes
Other Features 2x3" Speakers

2x5W Stereo

Super Wide Stereo Technology

Programmable

USB Connectivity

MP3 Line Input

Emulate Line Out/Headphone Jack

Voice Control
Clean Warm – Classic Clean, Dynamic
Clean Bright – 'Boutique', Will Break Up When Pushed Hard

Crunch – Classic Medium-Gain Overdrive
Super Crunch – More Gain and Punch Than Crunch

OD 1 – Hot-Rodded Master Volume Overdrive
OD 2 – Mid-Boosted Overdrive

Other Controls
Gain
Volume
Patented ISF

Effects/Effects Controls
Effect Level Control

Effect Type Control

Tap Switch

Modulation (MOD) Switch for Phaser, Flanger, Chorus and Tremolo (Level Control for Depth of Phaser, Flanger, Chorus and Frequency Modulation Depth on Tremolo-Tap Switch Modifies Speed of Effect)

Delay (DLY) Switch for Linear, Analogue, Tape and Multi Delay (Level Control for Delay Level-Tap Switch For Delay Time)

Reverb (REV) Switch for Room, Hall, Spring and Plate Reverb (Level Control for Reverb Level)
Weight 8.16 lbs.
Dimensions 13.39 x 10.43 x 7.28 inches (WxHxD)

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BlackstarID:Core Stereo 10 2x5W Super Wide Stereo Combo Guitar Amp
 
4.7

(based on 35 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (9)
  • Portable (8)
  • Compact (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Versatile (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practice (22)
    • Recording (8)
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    5.0

    Big things from a small package

    By 

    from Indianapolis Indiana

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Great sound
    • Portable

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Practice
    • Recording

    Comments about Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 10 2x5W Super Wide Stereo Combo Guitar Amp:

    The most perfect practice amp around. Ideal for home or professional recording, but really useful for practice sessions at home. So much authentic sound from such a small package, and the tones are both satisfying and inspiring. I am a Sam Ash reviewer

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    5.0

    Great bang for the buck

    By 

    from Westminster, Ca.

    Pros

    • Tons of Features

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practice

      Comments about Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 10 2x5W Super Wide Stereo Combo Guitar Amp:

      There are a lot of practice amps out there. Finding something that sounds good at small volume is a challenge, but Blackstar has met that challenge with this little amp. The stereo spread is so unique that it would make this amp a great buy for that alone but in addition there is a usb input, headphone input, and a variety of amp tones and effects to make practice that much more enjoyable.
      I am a sales associate at SamAsh Westminster

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      4.0

      Ideal for Beginners

      By 

      from Sarasota FL

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • price

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practice

        Comments about Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 10 2x5W Super Wide Stereo Combo Guitar Amp:

        This amp offers a lot for the price. I find that the size and capabilites are very impressive for an amp under $150. This is an Ideal amp for a beginner or someone who wants a subtle amp for a quiet setting or something small and compact. Well worth the money.

         
        5.0

        Power in a small Package

        By 

        from Richmond, VA

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Great sound
        • Lightweight
        • Portable
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practice
          • Recording
          • Small gigs

          Comments about Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 10 2x5W Super Wide Stereo Combo Guitar Amp:

          This things packs a punch! Two 3" speakers and 10 watts in this tiny amp is completely mind blowing. Great tone in a pocket-sized package! Headphone outputs and a dedicated MP3 input allow for silent practice. Built-on effects, USB input..the list goes on. This is the real deal in a small format

          I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music

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          • No
           
          5.0

          Great sound

          By 

          from Southern California

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Build
          • Cost
          • Features

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practice

            Comments about Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 10 2x5W Super Wide Stereo Combo Guitar Amp:

            This Dual speaker amp is a great value. The 10 watts total deliver a fun sound thanks to the 12 preset effects but does have the programmable option. MP3 input as well. I am a sales associate @ Sam Ash Ontario.

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            5.0

            Best $99 Amp on the Market

            By 

            from Sam Ash NYC

            Pros

            • Great sound
            • Portable
            • rockable
            • Versitle

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Practice
              • Studio

              Comments about Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 10 2x5W Super Wide Stereo Combo Guitar Amp:

              I love Blackstar and I love these amps. Certainly the best amp on the market for under $100. Do you want to sound good? Do you not want to spend a fortune? Do you want to be awesome? Go check out these amps, you will not be disappointed.

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              5.0

              GREAT SOUNDING AMP

              By 

              from TORANCE

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 10 2x5W Super Wide Stereo Combo Guitar Amp:

                    GREAT SOUNGING AMP WITH OL SCHOOL SPATIAL FLANGING SOUND THE SOUNDS APEAR TO COME OFF TO THE SIDES GREAT FOR PRACTISING
                    I AM A SALES ASSOCIATE AT SAM ASH TORRANCE

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                    5.0

                    Your go to practice amp

                    By 

                    from Lombard, IL

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Great tone
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practice
                      • Recording

                      Comments about Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 10 2x5W Super Wide Stereo Combo Guitar Amp:

                      This is a fantastic beginner amplifier or a perfect practice amp for a seasoned guitarist. The features are numerous in this affordable amplifier and are sure to keep you occupied and entertained for hours upon hours. Besides being a portable practice amp, the core 10 can be used to record with your computer via usb cable. This amplifier can also double as a portable music player as well.

                      With various effects to throw into the mix, this amplifier is a great value for any level guitar player.

                      I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music Lombard, IL

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                      5.0

                      Keep your hands & feet in the boat!

                      By 

                      from Atlanta Ga

                      Pros

                      • Incredibly portable
                      • Infinate Tonal Palette

                      Cons

                      • Only Have 1 Living Room

                      Best Uses

                      • Practice
                      • Studio Recording

                      Comments about Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 10 2x5W Super Wide Stereo Combo Guitar Amp:

                      Want to have a full range amp with FX? Too tired to practice after setting up your half stack & wiring up pedals or... Starting on a budget & want it all? Just click "Add to Cart" & you're done! I am a sales assoc. at Sam Ash Atlanta.

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                      5.0

                      Best Starter Amp On The Market!

                      By 

                      from Columbus, OH

                      Pros

                      • Effects
                      • Great sound
                      • Light Weight
                      • Warm Clean

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practice

                        Comments about Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 10 2x5W Super Wide Stereo Combo Guitar Amp:

                        This amp is by far the best starter amp on the market today. It is super light, with an unbelievable TRUE STEREO sound. The onboard effects not only sound great, but can be stacked between reverb, delay, and modulations. Blackstar really out did themselves with the ID Core series!

                        I am a sales associate at Sam Ash in Columbus, OH

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                        Warranty on Blackstar is 3 years parts & labor, 90 days on tubes & footswitches, 1 year on speakers.