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Blackstar ID:Core Beam 2x3 Bluetooth Guitar Combo Amp  

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Based on the critically acclaimed and best-selling ID:Core series, the ID:Core Beam takes incredible guitar tone into the home and becomes the central hub for instruments and stunning music playback. ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Based on the critically acclaimed and best-selling ID:Core series, the ID:Core Beam takes incredible guitar tone into the home and becomes the central hub for instruments and stunning music playback. For the first time ever in a Blackstar product, you also get Bluetooth functionality. Alongside the six electric guitar Voices, there are also two bass, two acoustic and two acoustic simulator Voices, making this the ultimate in-home musicians amp. For music playback we have taken the incredible audio performance of ID:Core and raised it to another level. Beautifully styled, the ID:Core Beam's design will look at home in any room.

Features
  • Controls: gain, volume, EQ, voice selector, effects selector, effects level
  • Six guitar voice simulators
  • Two bass voice simulators
  • Two acoustic voice simulators
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • USB connectivity
  • Aux. input
  • Headphone output
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BlackstarID:Core Beam 2x3 Bluetooth Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

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4.0

Glad I Bought It

By Dennis

from Knoxville

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Blackstar ID:Core Beam 2x3 Bluetooth Guitar Combo Amp:

    At church I basically only needed decent chorus, reverb, delay and a small assortment of clean and crunch to cream tones. This has all of that in an easy to use package. It fit on a very small table next to my chair and I could quickly move through the tones as needed. In some ways it was easier than a multi pedal. I had no intention of using the bluetooth function when I got it but that is a quality sound on this amp. I can take the Planning Center/Music Stand tracks and listen on my tablet (At rehearsal) with the sheet music on the screen. The only down sides I have seen so far is the huge difference in gain/volume between the effects settings for clean/dirt and delay reverb voices. This to took more getting used to than I would like, and our sound person has to be on his toes. I also wish it had a dedicated line out other than the 1/8 inch simulated cab/headphone combination that it has, but I don't believe they designed this for the ways I use it.Very good quality of tones and easy to use. I left this at church but it was not designed to be portable. This is not for everybody but I did homework before i purchased and it works well for me. It looks like a toy. It is not a toy.

     
    5.0

    Great if you utilize all features

    By Archer Sterling

    from Orange County, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Blackstar ID:Core Beam 2x3 Bluetooth Guitar Combo Amp:

        I would only buy this if you're going to utilize all of the features of the amp e.g. bluetooth for music. As far as the hiss or background noise problem in another review, this can easily be fixed by changing the noise gate from low to high using the computer. Other than that I basically only use it for practice and play along with songs. You can get pretty much any tone you need out of it and if you like effects its got digital pedals you can edit and tune with the computer.

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best in Class

        By Pitcher

        from Canada

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home use

          Comments about Blackstar ID:Core Beam 2x3 Bluetooth Guitar Combo Amp:

          There are a few products like this amp on the market, but this is only one that does it all very well. It sounds great as a guitar amplifier and is a superb bluetooth music player as well. Volume levels are more than adequate for a large living room, the tone is well balanced with good highs and low end.
          Blackstar is not kidding when they advertise 'super-wide stereo'. The amp is about 12" across but with on-board delay and mod effects the unit presents itself as being five foot wide! Also, the perceived width of the stereo effect can be set by the user.
          The bluetooth connection is quick and stable. (my two biggest complaints with its competitor, the Line6 Amplifi, was unreliable bluetooth (a major component to the features of this amp line) and lack of stereo presentation despite having five speakers onboard).
          Dialling in tones is easy and intuitive, you can connect to a computer for detailed editing, but I have yet to find a need to do so. Footswitch is a welcome bonus as is the fact that it is designed to double as a bass amp as well as for guitar (I haven't tested that feature out yet)
          The BEAM should present very closely to the Blackstar IDCore 20, but in my experience, the BEAM is much better. Music streaming is the obvious plus on the BEAM, but it also has more tonal features and the smaller cabinet size is better suited to the living room environment; I also found the IDCore to be more easily overwhelmed by low end frequencies on clean settings - it didn't take much to set the cabinet humming...a fine amp for distortion settings though...
          Compared to the Yamaha THR10, the sound is cleaner and the amp is quieter; plus you get Bluetooth AND it's priced better. The Roland Cube Lite has great sounds and the price is reasonable, but it lacks the Bluetooth and it's noisy! Even a humbucker guitar buzzes annoyingly. So yes, I have tried them all, and the Blackstar BEAM is the hands down winner.

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Very Good Amp w/Significant Flaw

          By Old Guy

          from Greenville.SC

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy Bluetooth Link
          • Good effects
          • Good Music Playback Sound
          • Great sound for its size

          Cons

          • Constant Background Hiss

          Best Uses

          • Practicehome Amp

          Comments about Blackstar ID:Core Beam 2x3 Bluetooth Guitar Combo Amp:

          Would rate this as a great amp for practice and music play back EXCEPT for a constant background hiss that occurs as soon as the guitar cable is plugged in. This is the second one I've had with the same problem. (Guitar Center has been great on the exchange). In quiet situations like our home music room its distracting. Otherwise a really great product that would meet all my needs but I think its going to go back to Guitar Center for a refund.

           
          4.0

          Surprisingly good amp for it's size

          By Jim the runner

          from Dallas

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about Blackstar ID:Core Beam 2x3 Bluetooth Guitar Combo Amp:

            Amazingly full sound compared with other digital amps I've used (line 6, fender, peavy, vox). The acoustic effects are not very good though and probably worthless. A better explanation of the controls and optimal use would help.

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