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WINTER NAMM, ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA, January 23rd, 2014 - Blackstar Amplification announces the affordable ID:Core Amplifier Series, which feature the core attributes of Blackstar's original ID:Series. These programmable, wide-stereo guitar combo amps are small in size, but were designed to deliver huge tone. Well-suited for personal practice or bedroom jamming along with a CD or MP3 player, the compact ID:Core amplifiers are available in 10, 20 and 40-watt configurations.

All ID:Core models provide high-quality sound performance and take advantage of Blackstar's patented ISF control that lets users go from USA to UK tones in mere seconds. There are six onboard voices in all: Warm Clean; Bright Clean; Crunch; Super Crunch; OD1; OD2. Each includes power amplifier modeling, a staple in the Blackstar ID:Series family. The effects section delivers studio quality modulation, delay and reverb effects simultaneously that can be stored along with user-created sounds.

Taking advantage of the built-in USB functionality, all ID:Core amps are compatible with Blackstar's INSIDER GUI software, so guitarists can create deep edits and store their patches in their amp. The INSIDER software also enables users to exchange patches with others around the globe across the Blackstar online community.

ID:Core models and additional features include:

ID:Core 10 Stereo -

  • 10-Watt (2x5W) combo
  • Emulated Line Out for silent practice or recording
  • Stereo speaker configuration - 2x3" speakers producing true stereo Blackstar tones
  • Mains powered via a separate PSU (included with product)

ID:Core 20 Stereo -

  • 20W (2x10W) Combo
  • Emulated Line Out for silent practice or recording
  • Stereo speaker configuration - 2x5" speakers producing true stereo Blackstar tones
  • Mains powered via a separate PSU (included with product)

ID:Core 40 Stereo -

  • 40W (2x20W) Combo
  • Emulated Line Out for silent practice or recording
  • Stereo speaker configuration - 2x6.5" speakers producing true stereo Blackstar tones
  • Mains powered via a separate PSU (included with product)

The Blackstar ID:Core amp series will be available March 2014 with U.S. Street pricing as follows: ID:Core 10 - $99; ID:Core 20 - $149; ID:Core 40 - $199.

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