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

 
4.7

(28 reviews)

SKU: BCORE10XX-P

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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.

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Blackstar Id:Core Stereo 10 2X5w Super Wide Stereo Combo Guitar Amp
 
4.7

(based on 28 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (6)
  • Portable (6)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Compact (4)
  • Price (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practice (16)
  • Recording (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23)

Reviewed by 28 customers

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5.0

Amazing amp - Highly Recommend!

By 

from CA

Pros

  • Superwide Stereo Effects

Cons

  • Nothing

Best Uses

  • Playing at home

Comments about Blackstar Id:Core Stereo 10 2X5w Super Wide Stereo Combo Guitar Amp:

This is an awesome amp. It's so fun to play. I have it in my studio and the other amps are gathering dust!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Awesome amp!

By 

from NY

Pros

  • Awesome Sounds
  • Clean Warm To Od2 Sounds
  • Light And Well Built
  • Usb Music Streaming

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Ideal For Beginner
    • Insider Application

    Comments about Blackstar Id:Core Stereo 10 2X5w Super Wide Stereo Combo Guitar Amp:

    Fantastic amp. Ideal for myself, as starting out - this amp is affordable and allows myself to learn my fav Black Sabbath tracks!

    Get one, it rocks!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Big things from a small package

    By 

    from Indianapolis Indiana

    Staff 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

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    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

        • Was this a gift?:
        • 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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          • No
           
          5.0

          GREAT SOUNDING AMP

          By 

          from TORANCE

          Staff Reviewer

          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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          • No
           
          5.0

          Your go to practice amp

          By 

          from Lombard, IL

          Staff 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

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Fantastic Practice Amp

            By 

            from Columbus, Ohio

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Effects
            • Portable
            • price
            • Versitile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practice
              • Recording

              Comments about Blackstar Id:Core Stereo 10 2X5w Super Wide Stereo Combo Guitar Amp:

              A super versatile practice amp that covers all the bases. Chock full of effects and a choice of 2 clean, 2 crunch and 2 overdrive sounds. The super wide stereo sound allows you to dial in a full array of guitar tones everything from U2 delays to Stray Cattish rock-a-billy boogie. There's even a noise gate included for hi-gain metal players. A little powerhouse for a great price.
              I am a staff reviewer for Sam Ash Columbus

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              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)

              ID:Core Stereo Series Handbook




              Warranty Info:

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