The ID:Core BEAM is a Super Wide Stereo guitar amp with Bluetooth functionality and channels for electric, bass and acoustic guitars, and hi-fi quality music playback, styled for the home.
Blackstar are proud to introduce the new ID:Core BEAM. Based on the control set of the critically acclaimed and best-selling ID:Core series of guitar amps, the ID:Core BEAM takes incredible guitar tone into the home and becomes the central hub for instruments and stunning music playback.
The ID:Core BEAM is the first Blackstar product with Bluetooth functionality, allowing you to stream your music to the amplifier. The hi-fi quality playback of your MP3s through the ID:Core BEAM will redefine what you can expect from a multifunctional product and with Super Wide Stereo the sound will fill the room.
With two bass, six electric guitar, two acoustic and two acoustic simulator Voices, and with a sealed and ported cabinet construction for optimum bass response and stereo definition, the ID:Core BEAM is the ultimate musicians amp for the home.
The retro-cool design means ID:Core BEAM will look at home in any room in the house.
The central hub for instruments and stunning music playback
The ID:Core BEAM with it’s stylish looks and incredible versatility will become the central hub in your home for all things music. Whether it be setting some grooves on the bass, recording your guitar directly into your DAW or just pairing your MP3 playback device, put your feet up and enjoy wirelessly streaming your favourite songs to the ID:Core BEAM with incredible quality and definition. Try setting your Voice to one of the acoustic simulators and enjoy the high quality acoustic sounds from your electric guitar.
The ID:Core BEAM is the first product that caters for bass guitarists. We have worked extensively on the bass voicings on this amp to make sure they will please even the most discerning player.
Bass 1 Voice setting is a vintage voicing. This voicing is EQ'd fairly flat and will give you warm, smooth, classic bass tones.
Bass 2 Voice setting is a modern bass voicing that will help you achieve those dynamic bass tones of today.
The electric Voice control has six different settings – Clean Warm, Clean Bright, Crunch, Super Crunch, OD 1, OD 2. Using these in conjunction with Blackstar’s ISF, you will be able to achieve any tones you are thinking of. If you want to go into even deeper editing, simply plug your ID:Core BEAM into your Windows PC or Mac and open up the Insider software.
This is the first ever acoustic product that Blackstar have released and we have worked tirelessly to make sure you will be able to achieve crystal clear acoustic chimes to warm, full bodied depth. There are 2 different voicings available for your guitar:
Acoustic 1 Voice setting is designed to be flat response allowing your acoustic to take the driving seat. The tone from the amp will replicate that of your guitar and the guitar’s pickup and pre-amp section.
Acoustic 2 Voice setting is a natural sounding, dynamically voiced pre amp that will turn any acoustic guitar into a ready-to-record tone machine.
Fed up with loads of cables getting tangled up and looking messy? So are we! This inspired us to work with modern technology to allow you to stream your favourite music wirelessly to the ID:Core BEAM with extremely impressive audio quality and volume. The way in which we have designed the cabinet provides impeccable audio separation and will fill out the room with a perfect level of bass response. Find yourself enjoying music more than you ever have whilst having the option to play along to tracks and record into a DAW all from the same box, at the same time.
The ID:Core BEAM cabinet has been carefully designed to give you the optimum sonic performance for the bass, electric and acoustic guitars, and for audio/MP3 playback.
The custom designed speakers and the sealed and ported construction, together with the separated speaker enclosures ensure that you can get low end punch for the bass, chiming cleans on the acoustic and crushing electric tones you would expect from a Blackstar product, as well as amazing stereo definition when streaming your MP3’s.
Posted by Peter Scriven on 24th Mar 2016
I bought this amp from wild wire after seeing the demos of it on youtube and I haven't been disappointed. The amp works well for both my strat and my taylor 114 and having bluetooth connectivity justified the purchase to my wife!
All prices are in GBP