#1
Please could someone suggest a cab for my Blackstar HT-5 head?

I really don't know much about cab's at all but someone suggested this one

I am not sure whether to go for a 212 or 412, it's manly for home practice but I do have a few gigs coming up. (I know HT-5's aren't really loud enough for gigging before anyone says).

I'd like to buy new, as I am not a fan of auction sites or such like and I'd rather not spend too much (below £200). So I can get more gear.

Thanks, in advance.
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#3
It looks alright for the price. You should be fine with a 2x12 unless you need lots of bass response associated with drop tunings and stuff.
Vintage 30s are generally a pretty good choice for anything but jazz imo.
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#5
i would just get the matching cab..i mean its a 5w head not enough to really use a 2x12 cab anyways
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#6
My HT5 sounds killer with my V30 loaded 4x12. Definitely get a speakers with a high sensitivity rating, like V30's. They help the HT5 cut through better and the amp gets a louder & clearer projection with them.
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#7
Quote by Harvesterofsrrw
i would just get the matching cab..i mean its a 5w head not enough to really use a 2x12 cab anyways

Then if he upgrades to a larger head he has to buy another cab though. Why isn't a 5W head 'enough' to power two 12" speakers? It has the output.
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#8
I have an HT5 in the practice room and have run a 4x12 (Avatar with Celestion V30s), a 2x12 (Avatar with Jensens), and a 1x12 (Avatar with V30). It sounds good on all of them, but the 1x12 is more than adequate.

The costs are: 1x12 ($249), 2x12 ($349), 4x12 $449). Well-worth it, best cabinets I've ever owned...I'll never buy another brand.
#9
Quote by Harvesterofsrrw
i would just get the matching cab..i mean its a 5w head not enough to really use a 2x12 cab anyways


.....waht?

I use my Ht-5 through a 4x12 and it sounds fantastic. And, as mentioned, if he upgrades heads, he doesnt have to buy a new cab.

Avatars cabinets are great, defs look into them. Thats about as far as my cabinet knowledge goes...

EDIT: What styles of music do you play? That could help narrow down what speakers to look into.
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