Blackstar HT-1R Metal awarded “Top Gear”

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TopGuitar is proud to announce that the HT-1R Metal guitar combo amplifier from Blackstar had been reviewed for the January issue of the magazine and received a “Top Gear” editors’ award this month.

Below are some excerpts from a successful review by gear department editor Grzegorz Ufnal, which may serve as reasons for the award:

“The tested Blackstar model employs two triode power tubes working in a PP mode typical for most high-end amplifiers. Thanks to this we get this characteristic power amp drive, harmonic richness and sound compression.”

“As befits a tube amplifier, the HT-1R is much more responsive to articulation than any kind of software modeling solutions and lets you quickly and easily find a satisfying clean or dirty tone. The “R” version is equipped with a very good quality digital reverb circuit that significantly raises the value of this amp.”

“Once again Blackstar presents a well-thought and usable product, free from nonsense features and meeting the actual needs of guitar players.”

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