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Blackstar HT-1R 1 Watt Valve Guitar Amplifier

Blackstar HT-1R 1 Watt Valve Guitar Amplifier

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Introducing the HT-1R MkII

Back in 2010 our HT-1 set the stage for ultra low wattage amps perfect for home and studio. Now the MkII takes this revered design a step further with incredible performance and game-changing new features from USB recording to footswitchable voices.

Low Wattage Valve Goodness

Valve amps sound best when cranked; the unique feel, dynamics and natural compression of a valve power stage running hot is widely considered the holy grail of guitar tone. The problem is turning your 100W valve amp up to these volumes is neither practical for yourself, nor your neighours. Our HT-1R MkII, with its unique push-pull power amp, gives you this coveted valve performance at volumes suitable for home practice and recording.

Perfect for Practice & Recording

Alongside providing capture-ready valve tones at any volume, the HT-1R MkII comes equipped with a direct USB output for the simplest way to get valve tones into your recordings without the need for an interface. 

The best part? These amps have in-built load protection, meaning you can use them without a cabinet connected for silent practice and recording.

Patented ISF

The patented ISF (Infinite Shape Feature) control is unique to Blackstar Amplification and represents a major step forward in tone shaping flexibility. The ISF control shifts the response of the three-control tone stack between a US type response at one end and a UK type response at the other. Importantly, in between the two extremes lie an infinite number of alternative tone choices that would be otherwise unavailable.

Studio Quality Reverb

Our new studio quality reverb has been referenced against the most revered vintage and modern reverb units, designed to perfectly complement guitar tones.

Record Without a Cabinet

HT-1R MkII has in-built load protection; this means you can use the head for direct USB recording or headphone practice without the need for a connected cabinet, making it the ultimate portable practice and recording rig.

Full Tone, Low Volumes.

Featuring unique push-pull power amps, the HT-1R MkII is designed to create a full sound even at the lowest of volumes, helping to create that sound in your head no matter the environment. 

Two Channels, Two Voices.

The HT-1R MkII offers two selectable clean and overdrive voicings: On the clean, choose between a classic American bright, mid-shaped tone with a rounded bottom end or a classic British tone – crunchy, chimey and dynamically responsive.

On the overdrive, choose between a tight and articulate super-crunch tone or a higher gain drive with loose power amp response.

Footswitch Control

A 2-way footswitch can be connected to the HT-1R head and combo giving full control over both channel and voice selection for clean and overdrive. (Not Included)

Stunning Looks

The compact cabinet of the HT-1R MkII has a 3-degree angle on the front face, a top-loader panel and stage-friendly chickenhead knobs giving the amp a stunning boutique style.


  • Wattage - 1 Watt
  • Valves -  ECC83 Preamp, ECC82 Power Amp
  • Channels/Voices -  2 Channels, 2 Voices Per Channel
  • Footswitchable - Yes - Channels & Voices
  • Speakers -  1x 8" Blackstar Designed
  • Reverb - Yes 
  • Speaker Emulated Output/Headphones - Yes
  • Effects Loop - No
  • USB Recording -  Yes (B-Type USB)
  • Weight - 5.6 KG
  • Dimensions -  311 x 306 x 178 (mm)
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