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Back in 2010 the 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.


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 neighbors. The HT-1R MkII with its unique push-pull power amp gives you this coveted valve performance at volumes suitable for home practice and recording.


Alongside providing capture-ready valve tones at any volume, HT-1R MkII comes equipped with a direct USB output for the simplest way to get valve tone 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.


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 at the other, a UK type response. Importantly, in between the two extremes lie an infinite number of alternative tone choices that would be otherwise unavailable.


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

Blackstar HT-1R MkII Surf Green

  •    Innovative 1 Watt valve combo.

    • 1xECC83 and 1xECC82

    • Unique push-pull power amp design

    • Based on award winning HT-5

    • Two channels

    • 8" speaker

    • Patented Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)

    • Perfect for studio or practice

    •Speaker emulated output

    • Stereo MP3 / Line input

    • External speaker output

    • Stereo Reverb

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