Blackstar HT-1R Mk II
The HT-1R MkII is the perfect studio and practice amp, packing all the great tone and innovative features of the award-winning HT Venue MkII range into a 1 Watt format. The patented 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. So you can effectively design your own tone and tune it to find ‘the sound in your head’.
Following in the footsteps of the original HT-1, the HT-1R MkII is also designed to be ideally suited to home and studio use. This is a valve amp that sounds full and tuneful even at the lowest volume level, using the proven valve amplifier topology used in the original. This is a low powered push-pull design which produces the crunch and break-up characteristics of a traditional 100W output stage, but at much lower volume. This is achieved by the use of an ECC82 dual triode in push-pull configuration producing 1 Watt output, which is rich in valve harmonics and compression.
Along with the Channel switch, the HT-1R MkII now also includes a Voice switch. The combination of these allows the user to access two different clean sounds and two overdrive sounds, therefore making this product amazingly versatile.The HT-1R MkII also has a fully specified speaker emulated output which further enhances the studio credentials and allows any guitarist to get amazing valve tone straight to tape or disk, or through headphones.
A USB connector allows for sending a speaker emulated output into a computer for recording purposes.
Add to this an MP3 / Line Input, along with a 4-16Ω speaker output which allows you to run the amp into an external speaker cabinet of your choice, and you have everything you need for recording or practising.