NAMM 2019: Blackstar Announces Three New HT Series Amps

NAMM 2019: Blackstar Amplification has added three new models to its HT series—the HT1R-Mk II, the HT5R-Mk II and the HT20R-MkII amps.

The one-watt HT1R-MkII offers Blackstar’s patented ISF control, 4-16 ohm speaker output and USB speaker emulated output. New features on the model include two footswitchable voices, “American” and Class A “British,” as well as a USB audio output and newly-voiced studio-quality reverb.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.