Ruark Audio R1 MK4 (Espresso)

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Ruark Audio R1 MK4 (Espresso)

Bluetooth/DAB/FM Radio
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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 BP3 battery pack and use it anywhere
You can make the R1 MK4 even more flexible by adding the optional Ruark BP3 BackPack III. Add the optional rechargeable battery and the R1 becomes fully portable. With a battery life of up to 12 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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Overview
Rechargeable Battery
Optional
Connectivity
Aux Input
Yes - 3.5mm
Bluetooth
Yes
Headphone Output
Yes
USB
Yes - USB-C
General
Manufacturer's Warranty
2 years
Audio
Frequency Response (Hz)
55 - 20,000
Power Output
9w
Features
Alarm/Clock
Yes
Number Of Presets
4 (With Optional Remote Control)
Power Supply
Mains/Optional Battery (BackPack II)
Text Display
Yes
Tuner Radio
DAB+/DAB/FM
Energy Consumption
Power Consumption - Normal Use (W)
4 - 8
Power Consumption - Standby
0.7
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
130 x 175 x 135
Weight
Weight (KG)
1.5

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb I already own R1 and R3 ,so knew what to expect and I’m not disappointed ! A welcome addition ,to replace an old clock radio ( not Ruark ) in the bedroom . Excellent in every respect, looks good ,lovely colour ( Midnight ) ,very easy to set up,superb sound .
Date published: 2024-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact well designed electronic wizardry -THE R1 Just had our kitchen extended and a better radio was called for. Although not stereo, the sound quality of the R1 is admirable. I have two other Ruark stereo products an R4 and R5 and brought one on the strength of the other. I thoroughly recommend RUARK products.
Date published: 2024-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really easy to navigate & GREAT sound to Wake to! I have wanted this radio for soooo long! It’s changed my daily routine for the better Waking up to my favourite radio and to a lovely smooth sound. I can listen to my Spotify via Bluetooth and found all my favourite radio stations It takes pride of place in my bedroom as the focal point with its sleak design and colour. I hope to have it for years to come. And will definety get this brand for other areas in the house or a great gift!!
Date published: 2024-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely warm but detailed sound. Bought for my wife as a replacement for her cheap dab radio in the bedroom. Heard this at the Bristol show and I was impressed by the relatively big sound from such a small box. Sounds even better at home.
Date published: 2024-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from R1 Mk4 Bluetooth Radio Bought purely on how it looks & design . Sounds great too
Date published: 2024-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality Ruark product Bought R1 Mk4 in the light cream lacquer, for the bathroom, and it looks just right! Build and sound quality are top notch, as expected. Already own a R2 Mk3 looking and sounding lovely on a bedside table. Remote control on both is very handy and should be included as standard on the R1. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2024-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Real creme brulee in my kitchen I read a lot of reviews before i bought it and i'm generally very happy with it, but i don't like the feel and sound of the buttons.
Date published: 2024-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great sounding radio I received this as a gift to replace my old digital radio. Not only does it have a modern/contemporary design in blue it also has a really crisp sound too. It is also really easy to set up and feels incredibly solid. It also allows you to connect Bluetooth devices too making it really versatile. Very happy with this product!
Date published: 2024-03-27
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