Blackstar Amplification HT-1R

HT-1R, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Blackstar Amplification in the HT-1 series.

Tyrion_20 07/01/2013

Blackstar Amplification HT-1R : Tyrion_20's user review

«  Very convincing »

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1 watt tube amp with reverb. Headphone and external HP. Input for mp3 handy!


The amp could not be more simple: a "clean" channel crunch in mid race and a saturated channel starts to send the paté of half way also. The peculiarity of this little one watt is the absence of three traditional band EQ (treble, middle, bass) in favor of a knob called "ISF" purports to be a bottom left an "American" and typed his right an "English" sound (a la Marshall).
In fact the left, the sound is sharper and clearer, with less mids. On the right the sound is a little duller, more rock n roll. I prefer clearly set the knob to the left cleans her, and the right to saturation.


the ht1r is very versatile, since the distortion is largely 15h powerful enough to play metal: that is such a solo record with pantera exit "headphone / line out" of the amp: com / watch? v = 5L2QIuf1dUw & hd = 1

the clean sound lacks a bit of personality, and because of the low power, volume up clean sound is quite low (but more than adequate for home use!). Saturation is very nice, not runny or messy. But plugged into a good speaker (in this case orange PPC112), the amp goes from a great friendly: between 8 hp integrated thumb amp and my HP 12 inch speaker, this is the day and night: the sound "cheap" is, nasal and without density through the HP Embedded, once plugged into the external speaker, the sound breathes and one earns a lot of bass and punch.

Here is a test of the amp:


I use it for almost a year and it is ideally suited to the use I made this game is to say in an apartment / house jams and recording. value for money is clearly very good