Blackstar HT-1R MK III 1 x 8-inch 1-watt Tube Combo Amplifier

Sale price$449.99 USD Regular price$579.99 USD

Introducing the HT-1R MK III

The HT-1R MK III takes the revered design from the award-winning MkII series to new heights with incredible performance, gorgeous looks and game-changing new features from improved voicings to the addition of our IR-based CabRig™ speaker simulator software.

Big Valve Tone, Small Amp

Valve amps sound best when cranked; the unique feel, dynamics and natural compression of a valve power stage running hot is widely considered the holy grail of guitar tone. The problem is turning your 100W valve amp up to these volumes is neither practical for yourself, nor your neighbours. Our HT-1R MK III, with its unique push-pull power amp, gives you this coveted valve performance at volumes suitable for home practice and recording.

Tonal Options

The HT-1R MK III has 2 channels, clean and overdrive, each with 2 voicing options. With HT-1R MK III, each Voice switch introduces comprehensive circuit alterations in both the preamp and power amp to recreate authentic reference tones without compromise. This includes EQ voicing, tone stack position in the circuit, the gain, and power amp damping. Achieve diverse tonal options with the flick of a single switch!

Perfect for Playing & Recording

Alongside providing capture-ready valve tones at any volume, the HT-1R MK III comes equipped with a direct USB-C output which can send 2 channels (left and right) to your DAW, ensuring the easiest way to capture authentic valve tone in recordings without the need for an interface.

The best part? These amps have in-built load protection, meaning you can use them without a cabinet connected for silent practice and recording.

IR-based CabRig™ speaker simulator

CabRig™, our class-leading IR-based speaker simulator comes as standard in the HT-1R MK III, offering hundreds of different cabinet, mic, and room combinations. Save your favourites to three presets for easy access directly from the amplifier. Get premium valve tones into your headphones, monitors and mixes.


  • A 2-channel, 1-watt update to Blackstar’s lauded 1 x 8-inch HT-1R combo amplifier amplifier platform
  • Clean channel offers superb clarity and definition
  • Clean and Overdrive channels feature a Voice switch and OD Select control to tweak your tone
  • Onboard reverb imparts a sense of space and air to your tone
  • Equipped with Blackstar’s innovative CabRig speaker emulation technology
  • USB-C offers audio interface functionality for easy mic-free recording


  • Type: Tube
  • Number of Channels: 2
  • Total Power: 1W RMS
  • Speaker Size: 1 x Custom Designed 8"
  • Preamp Tubes: 1 x 12AX7
  • Power Tubes: 1 x 12AU7
  • Reverb: Digital Reverb
  • Amp Modeling: American, British
  • EQ: ISF Control
  • Inputs: 1 x 1/4" (instrument), 1 x 1/8" (line in)
  • Outputs: 1 x 1/4" (speaker out)
  • USB: 1 x USB-C
  • Headphones: 1 x 1/8" (phones, Line out)
  • Footswitch I/O: 1 x 1/4" (channel, voice)
  • Footswitch Included: No
  • Computer Connectivity: USB
  • Features: CabRig DSP Cabinet Simulation
  • Software: CabRig, Architect
  • Construction Material: Black Tolex
  • Power Source: Standard IEC AC cable