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Blackstar Announces HT-1 Amps

Blackstar Announces HT-1 Amps

The HT-1 is a two-channel, single-watt amp with Blackstar''s Infinite Shape Feature circuit and speaker emulated output

Northampton, UK (October 25, 2010) -- Blackstar has announced the release of their HT-1 practice and recording amp. The amp is available now in Europe, and will be coming to the United States in early 2011.

The HT-1 packs all the great tone and innovative features of the award-winning HT-5 valve amp into a 1-watt format. The 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.

In making the HT-1 ideally suited to home and studio use, the aim was to develop a valve amp which sounded full and toneful even at the lowest volume level. With this in mind, the Blackstar design team designed a brand new valve power amplifier topology. The HT-1 power amplifier is a low-powered, push-pull design which produces the crunch and break-up characteristics of a traditional 100-watt output stage but at a 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.

The HT-1 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.

Add to this an MP3 / Line Input, along with an 8Ω 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 practicing. The amp is available as a combo (HT-1 or HT-1R) or head (HT-1RH).

■ Innovative 1 Watt valve combo
■ One ECC83 and one ECC82
■ Unique push-pull power amp design
■ Based on award winning HT-5
■ Two channels
■ Patent-Applied-For Infinite Shape Feature (ISF)
■ Perfect for studio or practice
■ Speaker emulated output
■ Stereo MP3/Line input
■ External speaker output
■ 8 ̋ speaker in combos
■ Stereo digital reverb in HT-1RH Head or HT-1R Combo

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Source: Press Release