The Blackstar HT-1R MKII Combo Electric Guitar Amplifier is a 1 Watt, all-valve beast from Blackstar. Don't let the diminutive wattage fool you, this amp packs some serious punch. Featuring two channels with four voices you'll find enough variety of tone to suit any style coupled with the build quality you'd expect from one of the world's leading manufacturers.
All Valve Power
With an ECC82 valve in the power amp stage and an ECC83 (12AX7) in the preamp, the HT-1R MKII gives you a tight sound with a chime-like quality. Using the push-pull valve power amp design you get the response of a much larger amplifier in a smaller package. The HT-1R MKII has plenty of gritty tones, cleaning up nicely when you roll off the volume and responding well in high gain scenarios.
Four Expressive Voices
With four different voice options, the HT-1R MKII is ideal for any style or situation giving you great versatility and killer tones. The voices are footswitchable so you can change it up at the click of a button.
The clean channel has two voices, the first is an 'American' style sound with more emphasis on the low-mids and a warmer character. Voice 2 is designed to emulate the Class A 'British' amplifier sound, a strong midrange and overall more aggressive sound.
The Overdrive channel consists of a 'Classic' tone which is the well-known Blackstar 'British' overdrive. It cleans up remarkably well and can go all the way to all-out crunch if you need it. The second is a 'High Gain' channel which has extra growl in the high end and a tight low end inspired by the Blackstar HT Venue MKII high gain sounds.
Infinite Shape Feature
The HT-1R MKII features Blackstar's patented Infinite Shape Feature, an addition designed to give you access to a much wider tonal palette than a traditional amplifier circuit. Set to '0' you get an 'American' style tone with a tighter focal point. Give it a twist to '10' and you get a more 'British' tone that's full of warmth and crunch.
A traditional amplifier has a specific range that it operates within which is what gives you the signature sound of the classic brands. Blackstar have created something wholly different with the ISF knob, so instead of being limited to a specific range built in by the manufacturer, you have access to the full tonal spectrum, resulting in an extremely versatile amplifier that will cater for any occasion and allow you to create your own signature sound.
With the Blackstar HT-1R MKII, you get the option to connect to any cab that operates between 4 and 16 OHMS if you need the extra grunt plus a USB Audio out and emulated output for recording in the studio as well as a line in so you're covered for any situation.
Manufacturer Blackstar Model HT-1R MKII Combo Type of Amp Combo Wattage 1 Watt Amp Technology Valve Speaker Size 1 x 8-inch Valves 1 x ECC82 / 1x ECC83 (12AX7) Channels 2 Voices 4 (2 Clean/2 Overdrive) Controls Gain Volume EQ/ISF Reverb Connectivity Emulated Output USB Audio Out Line In Style Boutique styling with chickenhead knobs
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