Blackstar HT-1R Combo Amp With ReverbStock code: 89240
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- Innovative 1 Watt valve combo
- 1xECC83 and 1xECC82
- Unique push-pull power amp design
- Based on award winning HT-5
- Two channels
- 8" speaker
- Patent-Applied-For Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)
- Perfect for studio or practice
- Speaker emulated output
- Stereo MP3 / Line input
- External speaker output
The Blackstar HT-1R Combo Amp is the perfect studio and practice amp, packing all the great tone and innovative features of the award-winning HT-5 valve amp into a 1 Watt format.
The Blackstar HT-1R's patent-applied-for ISF (Infinite Shape Feature) circuit gives you infinite adjustment over the characteristics of the tone control network and takes you from the USA to the UK and anywhere in between. Add a fully specified speaker emulated output, MP3/ Line Input, plus an 8Ω speaker output and you have everything you need for recording or practicing.
|Type of Amp Effect||Reverb|
|Type of Amp||Combo|
|Speaker Size||8 inch|
|Key Stage||Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4|
|Manufacturers Link||Blackstar HT-1R Combo Amp With Reverb|
Small But Mighty!
Posted on 12/06/2012 by Daniel
We recently bought the Blackstar HT-1R at college after I requested it after using it in Dawsons. Comparing this to the line 6 spider 3 and 4 (which I've previously owned) and other Vox combos we have at college, I feel that this amp stands out the most. Like the Line 6 and the Vox amps, the Blackstar also has mp3 input and headphone ports which, when playing along to your favourite songs, is extremely helpful if you are practising or jamming (or your mum tells you to turn off that racket). Don't worry when they're out, this thing is LOUD!
Although the Vox has more effects I feel the sound quality from the Blackstar is a lot sharper and the cleans are a lot cleaner, it's not twangy (if that is the best word to describe it).
To be honest, in built effects compared to pedal boards or interfaces aren't great, but when you plug a pedal board into this baby it really shows its true colours! Especially if you are a metal fan as it's hard to find an amp that is suited to that style. Don't get me wrong the Blackstar also suits other styles such as blues and jazz very nicely!
In typical Blackstar style, like every product they make, it is made to not disappoint!
Great starter amp
Posted on 08/06/2012 by Daniel
As good a tone as you're going to get in a starter amp if you're a rock and metal player.
Still want to try it through a cab to see how much of a difference it makes but it's loud distorted.
If you do a lot of clean stuff or want something that can take pedals a bit better, the HT-5 might be a better look, but it's significantly more expensive and you may have more options at that price point.
As a practice amp, the HT1 sounds great but it would need a good cab to really step up the quality.
Blackstar made a great amp!
Posted on 31/05/2012 by Mike
I bought this after my guitar teacher suggested it and instantly loved it. It's a brilliant little amp that really packs a punch, I never have the volume past 6, which is surprising because its only 2W. It's got a headphone output for annoyed neighbours and an MP3 input which I plug my phone in to play along to. If you use your phone, turn it on airplane mode or it will interfere with the amp. It sounds brilliant, just as good as any big amp that is twice the price. It's a little more than most practice amps but for valves it's worth the extra £30-£40. The reverb isn't brilliant but it's worth the little extra cash instead of the HT-1. It's a good starter before you get a reverb pedal. If you already have a decent one and don't like the HT-1R reverb, go for the HT-1. Overall it's a great little valve practice amp, which isn’t too shabby for recording either, and will be miles better than anything your mates have got.
Blackstar amp small, but loud!!
Posted on 15/10/2011 by brucew.e
I brought this amp from Dawsons Chester recently as I wanted an amp that I could use at home at low volumes, which had tube amp tone. I compared amps like the Marshall Class 5, Orange Micro Crush, and Fender Tube amp. I found this amp after deciding that the other tones were not up to the standard that I wanted. The amps sound great for almost every style of music: country, rock, blues, jazz & stick a distortion pedal in front of it and you can pull off metal. It has a handy external cab output, which I never use, but I imagine it would be good on stage or something. The clean tone shines with that tube in it and, if you are looking for a low watt, tube amp with some serious tone, then this amp is the right price for anyone.
Nice little valve combo
Posted on 07/09/2011 by PAUL.P
Blackstar amps sound good clean, not just for overdrive. This one obviously sounds better through an external cab, but is also useful as a portable combo. There’s nothing else around I can think of that competes with it - i.e. valve combo with reverb and extension output socket for a very reasonable £200. Only gripe is it has made me dislike my previously acquired cheap transistor amp even more - but that’s a good thing really.