Ruark Audio R2 Mk3 (Black) Streaming Music System

Ruark Audio R2 Mk3 (Black)

Streaming Music System

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£419
”Beautiful in design and performance, this all-in-one system is a delight.” ‘What Hi-Fi? magazine’. 5-star review.

Superb, stereo sound

Who better than speaker experts, Ruark, to bring you top quality, stereo sound. With Ruark’s own stereo speakers, you hear the music exactly as it was intended. The damped, reflex cabinet gives low distortion and a rich, powerful sound. Audio grade components are used throughout, with the Class A-B amplifier providing an effortless 20 watts – enough to fill larger rooms with ease.

DAB and FM radio
With a choice of DAB, DAB+ and FM, the R2 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
High quality Bluetooth aptX connectivity gives you near CD quality sound, wirelessly. Connect up your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth music source and you can effortless stream your stored music or streaming music services such as Spotify (Premium account required for full features) and Tidal.

Multi-room ready
For quality sound all around your home it’s easy to link two or more R2s together and play the same music simultaneously. You can link the units directly, with the display proving clear status. Alternatively, there’s the UNDOK app for smartphone control.

Twin AUX in and USB charge
Connect up two other sources, such as an MP3 player, iPod or even your TV by using the AUX 3.5mm inputs. With the USB socket you can playback music on your smartphone while simultaneously charging it. A headphone socket is also standard.

Luxurious wood and lacquer finishes
Ruark have a long held reputation for producing some of the finest wood-finished speakers and the R2 MK3 is no exception. Using real wood veneers and soft lacquer finishes, immaculately wrapped around a curved cabinet, the R2 MK3 is as good to look at as it sounds.

Compact and stylish but still serious about sound, the Ruark R2 MK3 hits the right note every time.

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Buy now, pay later available
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We offer 6 month interest free options. Call 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

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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.

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”Beautiful in design and performance, this all-in-one system is a delight.” ‘What Hi-Fi? magazine’. 5-star review.

Superb, stereo sound

Who better than speaker experts, Ruark, to bring you top quality, stereo sound. With Ruark’s own stereo speakers, you hear the music exactly as it was intended. The damped, reflex cabinet gives low distortion and a rich, powerful sound. Audio grade components are used throughout, with the Class A-B amplifier providing an effortless 20 watts – enough to fill larger rooms with ease.

DAB and FM radio
With a choice of DAB, DAB+ and FM, the R2 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
High quality Bluetooth aptX connectivity gives you near CD quality sound, wirelessly. Connect up your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth music source and you can effortless stream your stored music or streaming music services such as Spotify (Premium account required for full features) and Tidal.

Multi-room ready
For quality sound all around your home it’s easy to link two or more R2s together and play the same music simultaneously. You can link the units directly, with the display proving clear status. Alternatively, there’s the UNDOK app for smartphone control.

Twin AUX in and USB charge
Connect up two other sources, such as an MP3 player, iPod or even your TV by using the AUX 3.5mm inputs. With the USB socket you can playback music on your smartphone while simultaneously charging it. A headphone socket is also standard.

Luxurious wood and lacquer finishes
Ruark have a long held reputation for producing some of the finest wood-finished speakers and the R2 MK3 is no exception. Using real wood veneers and soft lacquer finishes, immaculately wrapped around a curved cabinet, the R2 MK3 is as good to look at as it sounds.

Compact and stylish but still serious about sound, the Ruark R2 MK3 hits the right note every time.
Brand Ruark
Colour Black
Power Output - Watts per CH 20
Headphone Output Yes
Aux Input Yes
Dimensions HxWxD (mm) 120 x 360 x 185
Bluetooth Yes
DLNA Compliant Yes
USB Yes - device charging only
Digital Audio Output No
Weight (KG) 4
Remote Control yes
FM Tuner yes
Internet Radio yes
Clock/Alarm yes
Rechargeable Battery optional
Wi-Fi Built In yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product BOUGHT THIS A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO. BRILLIANT LOOKS AND SOUND.. So good I bought a pair of MR1 speakers the following week to improve my TV. Agin another fantastic product.
Date published: 2020-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ideal bedside unit I already had a high-end music system in my lounge and wanted something with decent sound quality to replace an existing clock/radio in the bedroom. I have built up a large library of music and was delighted that the R2 could access my music server. I was disappointed, however, that it cannot play a lot of my music tracks which are Hi-Res downloads from Qobus, nor can it access Qobus - only Spotify which is of absolutely no interest to me!! I love the R2, it looks good, sounds good, if not exactly Hi-Fi, and is very easy to use
Date published: 2020-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A neat set of features in a sleek box As a CD and vinyl enthusiast who last listened to radio before the days of the internet, I have had much enjoyment exploring on the R2 the many stations now available on DAB and Internet radio. The fully rounded 3D sound with excellent bass and treble response are unbeatable for the price, I would say, and enhance the listening experience amazingly for such a small box. The Spotify link defeated me, I'm afraid, and I settled for playing Spotify from my phone through the Bluetooth menu selection instead, something that only occurred to me after nearly two hours of fruitless attempts to link with the Spotify menu! Apart from Spotify's habit of freezing at regular intervals and suddenly dropping the link to the R2 from time to time, all now seems well, although I was not able to link either my laptop or my tablet to the R2 at all. I have no idea why. Playing USB sticks was simple and enjoyable, although I wondered if the USB socket could have been at the front, not the rear of the R2. As it is, you risk poking your eye out on the radio antenna when inserting the stick! Only one other slight criticism is the lack of a co-axial aerial socket on the rear of the R2. As I have an FM aerial on the roof of the house, it would have been useful to use it once again, but perhaps I am out of date. In short though, a wonderful little machine, and I shall certainly be looking to buy further Ruark equipment in due course.
Date published: 2020-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ruark Audio R2 MK3 Five Star Great Very easy to setup Great quality sound Don’t have broadband don’t need it can bypass this in setup by using menu Menu driven system to setup everything
Date published: 2020-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stylish I recently bought this radio as it had good reviews, I could only get 2 channels that I wanted on my old DAB radio, now I have so many to choose from. Excellent.
Date published: 2020-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant addition to the collection Already knowing what Ruark can achieve with sound and engineering (having bought the R4 and R1 previously), I am not disappointed with the R2. I wanted a radio for the bedroom (chill music at night and Rock during the day if upstairs to match downstairs) and the attraction of Internet Radio operated by an app from my mobile in bed seemed a good idea and is extremely convenient as though provided with a (tiny) remote that is directional whereas the app works at any angle being wifi. The beauty of the app is 10 favourite stations for each of the Dab, FM and Internet channels, scrolling details of the track and easy switching to streaming either from the internet or from my NAS or from the mobile without getting out of bed. What more is there to want technically. I can turn the radio on as I go upstairs which is handy. I also use it as a soundbar for the bedroom TV (which looks smarter than the old black plastic one). Sound wise not having a woofer (as with the R4 and being a bit smaller) you need to up the bass and Loudness option but it is not that far off each other in depth of sound. The power output is lower than the R4 so doesn't quite match the oomph at high volume but perfectly adequate for the bedroom. Internet radio is a boon if you have problems with the Dab signal breaking up if the signal is weak in certain parts of the house. I am considering getting an MRx for one of the other bedrooms and possibly for the kitchen as you can either use them separately via the app or group them so as you move around the house the channels are in sync. The RI can then be relegated to the garden room. I have previously tried other brands with similar designs but the sound has always disappointed. Ruark speaker and audio design remains supreme.
Date published: 2020-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality Sound great, only dislike was limited functionality with remote control and ability to search for podcasts, this is totally overcome by using the Undoc app which allows efficient searching and full control.
Date published: 2020-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good looks and sound Very good sound quality from a small package, set up easy
Date published: 2020-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Sound Beautifully made. Works well with remote and mobile phone app. Recommended and better value than Bose.
Date published: 2020-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound and ease of use I bought this on the recommendation of a friend and I am glad I did, the sound quality is excellent for the price point The ease of use in setting up my makes a difference and we were set up and running minutes after taking it out if the box, thourougly happy with our purchase
Date published: 2020-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Superb sound I have been using the R2 Mk3 for about a week. It looks good and the clarity of sound is first class. It is unfortunate that the instructions for setting up the WiFi are very poor. It took many attempts in order to work out how to connect up. These instructions would be more appropriate to gadgets with origins in China, but not to such a high end Ruark product. Overall, I am delighted with my purchase and will highly recommend it.
Date published: 2020-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lovely radio far better than my pure radio hope it last longer
Date published: 2020-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good prodcut I am very happy to have a good music system. It's sound is very good. I'm very satisfied with it.
Date published: 2020-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality bit of kit! I bought this to replace an aging bedside radio and it is a beautiful radio. The sound quality is very good and the FM receiver appears to be quite sensitive and has picked up all of my local stations excellently. The DAB radio sounds lovely and the internet radio facility has opened up lots of niche content which makes a lie-in mandatory on non-work days! The unit looks very nice and is very easy to use. I haven't managed to get it to find my NAS yet but I'm looking forward to that too! Well done Ruark!
Date published: 2020-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Looking Great Technology I make local and international radio shows and wanted a great sounding radio to review the shows on when they are broadcast,I fell in love with the sound and look of the Ruark products. Initially I bought the R!1which is a very nice radio which I have kept for outside use with a Backpack rechargeable battery unit but as the R1 lacks Internet radio I purchased the R2. The R2 is excellent in all respects,so much so that I built a little shelf for it as it is definitely a keeper. It looks good in the soft white that I have chosen and it has a very good sound quality without being to large or intrusive for the bedroom. The R2 like all Ruark products is very easy and intuitive to use when using the rotary dial on the top of the unit,whilst I am very pleased with the R2 itself I am very disappointed with the supplied remote control,it's far to small and tricky to use,the text on the buttons is to small to read properly,it is also laid out in an illogical manner and it feels cheap and nasty,it reminds me of the remote controls that you get with cheap LED lights and bulbs, I have experience of other Ruark remote controls, the one with the R4 is much better,I also own the R5 which has a superb remote,in fact it replicates the built in dial control,the R5 control shows that Ruark can make a very good remote,if they were to re vamp the R2 at any time the main job would be to design a decent sized and sensibly laid out control for it. I have given the R2 the five stars that it deserves but had to express my disappointment with the remote. To sum up I would recommend the R2 without hesitation but caution anyone who would needs to use the remote control on a daily basis.
Date published: 2020-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb gadget I got my Ruark R2 one month ago. It's been a discovery journey while sampling music from numerous sources
Date published: 2020-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect compact audio system The best of its type on the market. All the features you could want (Bluetooth, internet radio as well as DAB), coupled with superb sound quality.
Date published: 2020-04-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Eight Inputs Two Outputs Extremely rich in input choices but with only the built in unit or headphones as an output, this Streaming Music System did not disappoint. Dab+ and Spotify were my goals for purchase for the lockdown period in Belgium and these services were easy to get up and running. It's worth digging a little deeper to check which audio quality of Spotify has been auto-installed and whether you would like to risk upping this to "Very High". Internet Radio and Music Player streaming needed some serious manual-scouring in setting up, the former system no longer using Ruark radio portal but an alternative and Music Player being tricky to implement metadata with flac files. UNDOK is proving a good substitute for Ruark's own system app. Only "wish list" item would be the ability to attach easily a sub-woofer.
Date published: 2020-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound and size for the room I bought this product a few weeks ago and have found the sound quality to be exactly as I would have liked. The ability to link up with different devices is also very easy to do. The system also looks very smart and the dimensions are ideal for my living room.
Date published: 2020-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is all I need I'm using this all-in-one for 2 months now and I'm very excited with the sound it offers, multiple connections, the look and the ease of use. With the clean and natural sound it offers I can say I'm rediscovering music. Great product!
Date published: 2020-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes the best of compressed music files. I bought the Ruark after lengthy research and having decided the time had come to ditch the HiFi and move into the modern world of streamed music. The R2 impresses straight out of the box and is easy to set up. I had now copied my music collection onto my Mac and shared it via the cloud across multiple devices through subscription to iTunes Match and was ready to roll (& rock). Streaming music from the cloud provided a very dissapointing experience, the sound lacked any depth and it was obvious from the radio that the Ruark was capable of more. I tried playing music directly from my phone and the improvement was significant. I then connected the phone to the input on the front of the R2 and disabled bluetooth, again the results were much improved. So now I have downloaded all my music onto an old iPhone having cleared it of all other applications and am using it purely for attaching to the R2. So, I am now very happy with the sound, & can find no fault with the Ruark, but it has demonstrated to me that listening to music from the cloud via bluetooth may work with headphones or EarPods, but the lack of data is painfully obvious on anything approaching HiFi. I won't be ditching the old steam driven separates just yet.
Date published: 2020-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb sound I really appreciate the clarity of sound. Ease of set up with Spotify Connect was also very impressive.
Date published: 2020-04-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great sound, bud poor sw The sound of the system is very good, but the management of the internet connection is very poor. The system often disconnects from the router and the only way to reconnect them is to disconnect the power from the system and reattach it.
Date published: 2020-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from attractive convenient music radiounit my second ruark brand item and enjoying it even more
Date published: 2020-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great feature and good sound. I was worried about the speaker separation type and the choice, but I am satisfied with the sound quality and design. In particular, the bluetooth sound quality of apt-x and the playback of flac files are really good.
Date published: 2020-03-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great sound, but oh that remote! This unit has great sound and looks great. Internet radio is a great bonus. However, the remote is so small and difficult to see the buttons. Completely useless at night. I use Roon to manage all of my music distribution and this is the only system that it can't see. The alarm setup is also very poor. Overall, I think it needs a rethink.5 star for sound 1-2 stars for design.
Date published: 2020-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great addition to our dinning room. A lovely piece of equipment with fantastic sound quality. Internet radio and Spotify functions are great.
Date published: 2020-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good device let down by poor smart app The features are good and very easy to use on the device itself. The UNDOK app is very poor and currently does not see my Ruark at all. As this is where several features are found, including many internet favourites this is not ideal. It sees my Roberts and Technisat devices. If you want to use in multi room made this is not possible at the moment from this app.
Date published: 2020-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound and artist /song info brilliant Hi bought this radio a month ago to replace a Bose Wave Radio that advertised artist /song info but failed to do so returned to Bose for full refund Really pleased we did Should have gone straight for the Roark Brilliant British Radio
Date published: 2020-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product We bought the R2 for the bedroom having already owned an R4 which we use in the Living Room. Both are great Products; beautifully finished with a great sound. What more do you need?
Date published: 2020-02-24
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