Blackstar ID:Core BEAM Stereo Guitar Amp and Speaker with Bluetooth

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About this product


  • Suitable for almost any guitar player, this amp has custom channels for electrical, bass and acoustic guitars as well as normal music playback
  • Two three-inch speakers work together to deliver 20W of stereo sound
  • Has a 1/4-inch input for connecting your guitar and a 3.5mm line-in for plugging in virtually any device – including smartphones, MP3 players and more

Product overview

• Suitable for almost any guitar player, this amp has custom channels for electrical, bass and acoustic guitars as well as normal music playback
• Two three-inch speakers work together to deliver 20W of stereo sound
• Has a 1/4-inch input for connecting your guitar and a 3.5mm line-in for plugging in virtually any device – including smartphones, MP3 players and more
• A 3.5mm headphone port out lets you plug in headphones, a recording device or mixing deck
• Variety of channels (voices) available – two for bass, six electric guitar, two acoustic and two acoustic simulators
• Includes a multitude of effects to use while you are playing such as the patented Infinite Shape Feature (ISF), modulation and delay

Special Features
• Wirelessly stream music to this amp through the use of Bluetooth
• Built-in tuner allows you to tune your guitar with the amp

Would this be the right amplifier for me?
The ID:Core BEAM is an amp that can be used as a central hub for instruments and stunning audio playback. It has been with it designed to give you optimum performance for bass, electric and acoustic guitars and music playback (BEAM). You can also record directly to your computer and stream wirelessly with Bluetooth. Custom designed speakers, separate speaker enclosures and the sealed and ported construction all contribute to delivering a fantastic 20W of sound with low end punch for bass, chiming cleans on the acoustics and crushing electric tones, as well as stereo definition when streaming.

Super wide stereo technology provides you with an immersive audio experience, so you’ll feel like the music is playing all around you. When it’s time to play you’ll get the same room-filling sound and you can select various channels (voices) for electric, bass and acoustic guitars – two bass, six electric guitar, two acoustic and two acoustic simulators.

What effects can I implement?
A plethora of effects are available for you to choose from while using the ID:Core BEAM. Overall it has 12 effects, with four effects for each effect category – modulation, delay and reverb (or distortion when using bass voices). Equalisation can also be controlled via Blackstar’s patented Infinite Shape Feature (ISF), with movement of the dial changing the overall perceived sound. A full counter-clockwise movement of the dial gives you a more American characteristic sound – with a tight bottom end and a more aggressive middle, while a full clockwise movement of the dial produces a British characteristic sound – more ‘woody’ and less aggressive.

What other connections are there?
Aside from the 1/4-inch input port for your guitar, there is also a 3.5mm line-in port for you to play your own music from a smartphone, MP3 player, laptop and tablet (or any other audio device that has a 3.5mm output connection). This allows you to enjoy your favourite tunes through the ID:Core BEAM’s impressive speakers. What’s more, if you have a Bluetooth enable device, you can wirelessly stream music to the amp and listen to it without the hassle of cables. You’ll have the option to play along to tracks as well.

The 3.5mm output jack lets you plug in headphones, recording devices, PA systems or mixing desks and outputs sound with the tonal characteristics of a speaker cabinet emulated. Through the USB port, you can plug the supplied USB cable in and connect the amp to a Windows PC or Mac to record your music. Alternatively, you can use Blackstar’s free Insider software for extended effects and storing of patches.

Are there more features?
The amplifier itself can act as a tuner for your guitar, with voice LEDs indicating the closest note being played and the modular, delay and reverb LEDs showing you whether the note is too sharp, in tune or flat. This provides you with an all-in-one unit that you can use to start playing your guitar through, as well as using it to tune your guitar.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable Sound Just bought my Blackstar BEAM solely as a Bluetooth music player. I tried countless other products in the market from Bose, JBL, Sony and Sonos but the BEAM blew them all out the water. It's amazing how much clarity this thing has and an unbelievable amount of bass if you want it, even from such a small and traditional box. It even sounds great at low volumes, which was a key problem with everything else I tried. I'm not a guitar player and so don't even use that side of the product, but as the Bluetooth music is so good and it looks so classy I don't need to! It even costs less than anything else comparable that I looked at so VERY happy. Recommended to all my family and friends instantly.
Date published: 2015-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow - this thing is stunning Bought this at the weekend, click and collect worked a dream. This little box is amazing, well worth the money. The stereo is so good its eerie - using the delays with my guitar I was thinking the sound was coming from another room. Well built, loads of power, absolutely top notch bit of kit whether you're a guitar player or not. Best bluetooth speaker I've heard and I've had Bose, B&W, the lot really
Date published: 2016-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound, Great Product! I am a new customer to Blackstar, and I have to say I couldn't be happier with the results. I needed a new Amp and I bought this thinking I could use it at band practice, but once I realised how good it was, I found myself using it for gigs! The sound is fantastic and the extra features made the price all the more remarkable! I can't recommend it enough, very pleased with this purchase.
Date published: 2015-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What an amp awsome amp with quality sound actually thought some one was behind me play at one point with one of the settings as the sterio is top notch Nice when plugged into the pc as the sounds are endless Been searching a long time for the right sound for me and I think I've found it Start saving for a Blackstar stack next I think
Date published: 2016-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Killer sound in a tiny box! I needed something small but diverse for my bedroom guitar practicing and something I could also stream my music/Netflix on. The BEAM is perfect! The audio clarity is exceptional and it was really easy to set up. If you're a guitarist, or just need some fancy Bluetooth speakers; these are the ones for you!
Date published: 2015-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I got this amp as one for my boyfriend who loves sitting playing his guitar in the evenings. But I didn't realise how great it would be for the whole family! It now sits in our lounge so he can play his guitar, I can use the Bluetooth to put music on through my phone and the kids can plug in their iPods. It's just such an amazing sound quality. My boyfriend was so surprised that such a small amp could have such a good sound and he spends hours tinkering with all the features. Couldn't recommend more!
Date published: 2015-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The ultimate Bluetooth speaker and multi instrument amplifier I bought this as I heard it was the ultimate home Bluetooth player and multi instrument amplifier. It is! Even my wife loves it, and uses it. All my friends who've been round have complemented the sound and some of them are convinced about buying one as a home audio unit, they dont even play guitar. It sounds that good! I am a guitarist so have got daily use since I bought it for playing Electric and Acoustic guitar. The sound and features for both are amazing and Blackstar's unique Super Wide Stereo effects really allow you to create a huge sound from a small and good looking unit. Particularly fond of the Warm Clean channel with a bit of gain and some Spring reverb toget that tasty Hendrix/Stevie Ray Vaughn thing going on. Usually my amp stays in my music room, but this one moves around the house as my wife and I also use it daily to play music through. We even connect it to the TV to watch movies through. It sounds huge! The bass is really big and low, while the overall dynamics are ace. At this rate I'm going to buy another 1 or 2 units for the house as we just get so much use from it. A good Bluetooth only speaker costs the same price and doesn't do half of what this little fella achieves. One 'hidden' function it took me a while to figure out was the ability to control the width of the stereo field for music. I found this really important so I was able to get the unit to sound great in each room of the house depending on its location (shelf, table, TV shelf etc.). Just hold down the tap button whilst turning the Voice control. Green = Narrow stereo / Red = Wide stereo. The free Insider software is also brilliant and allows you to update the amp as Blackstar make further improvements to the unit. It never goes out of date! The software is also brilliant for deeper editing of the sounds and you can save any favourites to the PC and access them at any time. Also found it brilliant downloading other user patches form the community. Plus there is a great MP3 player which you can slow down music and jam along to for learning tricky fast guitar solos!! I found it at Seriously recommended product. Buy on sight!! attached picture of a recent session by the pool on holiday. NICE.
Date published: 2015-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is it ! This thing is absolutely awesome. Sounds incredible low and high volume, with electric and acoustic guitar and bass and as speaker. If you in heavy music try this settings in drop C. OD-1
Date published: 2016-07-05
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Product Specifications


Combination – amplifier and speaker

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Can this amp be used for voice amplification 

Asked by: Barnstormer
Unfortunately this product is not designed for your intended use.
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2018-01-08
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