Ruark Audio R1 MK4 (Light Cream) Bluetooth/DAB/FM Radio

Ruark Audio R1 MK4 (Light Cream)

Bluetooth/DAB/FM Radio

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£229
Mixing premium Ruark quality with compact versatility, the Ruark R1 MK4 is the perfect introduction to this legendary hi-fi brand.

Premium quality digital radio – with Bluetooth streaming
Designed as a superior quality radio for your bedroom, in the kitchen or at your desk, the R1 MK4 brings Ruark quality to compact audio. Featuring a digital DAB radio, with the back-up of FM, plus Bluetooth streaming and a line input, the R1 MK4 has the true multi-source functionality of a larger music system.

Smooth, Ruark sound
Featuring Ruark’s NaturalSound+ driver and linear amplifier, the R1 MK4 delivers an impressively smooth and natural sound for a compact speaker. With 9 watts of power, there’s ample volume to fill a smaller area with life-like sound. Adjustable EQ settings tailor the sound to your preference.

DAB and FM radio
With a choice of DAB, DAB+ and FM, the R1 is well equipped for tuning into a wide range of radio stations both here and abroad. DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) gives access to the widest range of stations in the UK, in crisp and clear digital sound quality. DAB+ is available across countries European countries and offers even higher levels of sound quality. In case your favourite stations aren't available in DAB, then this Ruark radio is also equipped with an FM tuner.

Wireless Bluetooth connection
As well as just a radio, the R1 MK4 lets you stream music via Bluetooth. Connect your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth music source and you can effortless stream your stored music or streaming music services such as Spotify and Tidal.

AUX in and USB
Connect up another source, such as an MP3 player or iPod by using the AUX 3.5mm input. Also featuring a USB-C play and charge socket, the R1 MK4 charges your smartphone. Stream some music before you go to sleep, plug in overnight and wake up to a phone that's charged and ready to go - no other charger required!

Effortless control
Using Ruark’s intuitive Rotodial, controlling the R1 MK4 is easy. Similar to a premium car brands’ multi-controllers, the Rotodial groups all the controls together for simple twist and push operation. An optional remote control is also available at additional cost.

Add the optional BP2 battery pack and use it anywhere
You can make the R1 MK4 even more flexible by adding the optional Ruark BP2 BackPack II. Add the optional rechargeable battery and the R1 becomes fully portable. With a battery life of up to 8 hours, the Ruark is ideal for longer stints outside or as a radio in the bathroom. Charge time is around 5 hours.

Choice of luxurious finishes
As you’d expect from this premium audio brand, the Ruark R1 MK4 is finished to the highest standards. Whether you choose Espresso or Light Cream, the deep lacquer finish stands out from the crowd. This is complemented by an OLED display and light or dark wood, slatted speaker grille.

Tune in to a higher quality radio, with the Ruark R1 MK4.

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£22.85 Fully refundable if unused

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Free UK delivery on orders over £50

Next working day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call your local store or our Telesales team for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.

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Mixing premium Ruark quality with compact versatility, the Ruark R1 MK4 is the perfect introduction to this legendary hi-fi brand.

Premium quality digital radio – with Bluetooth streaming
Designed as a superior quality radio for your bedroom, in the kitchen or at your desk, the R1 MK4 brings Ruark quality to compact audio. Featuring a digital DAB radio, with the back-up of FM, plus Bluetooth streaming and a line input, the R1 MK4 has the true multi-source functionality of a larger music system.

Smooth, Ruark sound
Featuring Ruark’s NaturalSound+ driver and linear amplifier, the R1 MK4 delivers an impressively smooth and natural sound for a compact speaker. With 9 watts of power, there’s ample volume to fill a smaller area with life-like sound. Adjustable EQ settings tailor the sound to your preference.

DAB and FM radio
With a choice of DAB, DAB+ and FM, the R1 is well equipped for tuning into a wide range of radio stations both here and abroad. DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) gives access to the widest range of stations in the UK, in crisp and clear digital sound quality. DAB+ is available across countries European countries and offers even higher levels of sound quality. In case your favourite stations aren't available in DAB, then this Ruark radio is also equipped with an FM tuner.

Wireless Bluetooth connection
As well as just a radio, the R1 MK4 lets you stream music via Bluetooth. Connect your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth music source and you can effortless stream your stored music or streaming music services such as Spotify and Tidal.

AUX in and USB
Connect up another source, such as an MP3 player or iPod by using the AUX 3.5mm input. Also featuring a USB-C play and charge socket, the R1 MK4 charges your smartphone. Stream some music before you go to sleep, plug in overnight and wake up to a phone that's charged and ready to go - no other charger required!

Effortless control
Using Ruark’s intuitive Rotodial, controlling the R1 MK4 is easy. Similar to a premium car brands’ multi-controllers, the Rotodial groups all the controls together for simple twist and push operation. An optional remote control is also available at additional cost.

Add the optional BP2 battery pack and use it anywhere
You can make the R1 MK4 even more flexible by adding the optional Ruark BP2 BackPack II. Add the optional rechargeable battery and the R1 becomes fully portable. With a battery life of up to 8 hours, the Ruark is ideal for longer stints outside or as a radio in the bathroom. Charge time is around 5 hours.

Choice of luxurious finishes
As you’d expect from this premium audio brand, the Ruark R1 MK4 is finished to the highest standards. Whether you choose Espresso or Light Cream, the deep lacquer finish stands out from the crowd. This is complemented by an OLED display and light or dark wood, slatted speaker grille.

Tune in to a higher quality radio, with the Ruark R1 MK4.
Brand Ruark
Colour Light Cream
Remote Control Optional
Bluetooth Yes
Headphone Output Yes
Aux Input Yes - 3.5mm
Rechargeable Battery optional
Clock/Alarm yes
Text Display yes
Power Output - Watts per CH 9w
Tuner Radio DAB+/DAB/FM
Power Consumption - Standby 0.7
Weight (KG) 1.5
Speaker Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 175 × W130 × 135 x 175
USB Yes - USB-C
Smartphone control No
Freq Response (Hz) 55 - 20,000
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning Stunning embracing and warm sound. Resembles the tube radios!
Date published: 2021-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice compact DAB radio with great sound Nice compact radio with great sound and easy to use
Date published: 2021-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A quality and versatile radio I have had a Ruark 4 for 2 years so when I needed a radio it didn't take much time to decide to buy the Ruark 1. Perhaps a little more expensive that I intended for general use but worth it. I particularly like its compact and neat appearance and when I use it with the Ruark 4 to listen to music I have all-round sound!
Date published: 2021-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the best. This radio has a great and powerful sound. But also detailed and well balanced. Very good materials and build quality. I own also other very good radios (I'm a collector) but this one is the best for audio quality.
Date published: 2021-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Yet Just what I was hoping for and Bluetooth very useful as is the Remote Control
Date published: 2021-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a lovely sound in a small unit So happy with the M1 mark4 looks so retro to sounds lovely
Date published: 2021-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sounds is impeccable I bought the Ruark 4 and was very pleased with it so when I wanted a bluetooth alarm radio for the bedroom , I went for the Ruark without hesitation.
Date published: 2021-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb sound for such a little box Bought a few weeks ago as our old radio’s speaker was starting to vibrate & so glad I didn’t replace like for like. The sound is amazing for such a tiny unit & allows us to listen to BBC Sounds, podcasts etc from my iPhone as well as direct radio. Has worked faultlessly & made listening a much greater pleasure. Also bought the optional battery pack so we could take the radio to the dining room to listen to over dinner, however this has one design fault as I see it. The mains input to the battery is on the bottom and causes an unacceptably sharp kink in the cable, unless you can place the radio with the cable hanging directly down the back of a unit, for this reason I had to manufacture an oak ‘plinth’ for it to sit on. This could easily be rectified by either designing the battery pack with a port to the rear or supplying a 90 degree adapter. Five stars for the radio, three for the battery pack. Took some photos to illustrate but can’t get them to attach for some reason.
Date published: 2021-04-17
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Ruark Audio R1 MK4 (Light Cream) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 127.
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Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 14 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Free UK delivery on orders over £50

Next working day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call your local store or our Telesales team for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.