Ruark Audio R1 MK4 (Espresso) is rated out of 5 by 455.
Ruark Audio R1 MK4 (Espresso)
SAVE £50 when purchased with the Ruark Backpack III and R1 MK4 remote control. Click here to see the package. Offer available from our stores, from our telesales team, or online. Valid until 31.03.23 at 23:59. Offer excludes Clearance, Refurbished and Open Box products.Mixing premium Ruark quality with compact versatility, the Ruark R1 MK4 is the perfect introduction to this legendary hi-fi brand.
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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!
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.
Yes - 3.5mm
Yes - USB-C
Frequency Response (Hz)
55 - 20,000
Number Of Presets
4 (With Optional Remote Control)
Mains/Optional Battery (BackPack II)
Power Consumption - Normal Use (W)
4 - 8
Power Consumption - Standby
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
130 x 175 x 135
Rated 5 out of 5 by JohnBF from Great product Excellent service, exceptional product. My 3rd Ruark now
Date published: 2023-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by D Ryan from R1 review Love your product, radio reception here in Ireland excellent, Bluetooth connection very good
Date published: 2023-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Laird from R1 Mk4 Premium Bluetooth Radio Already have the Ruark R5 so knew I could not go wrong. Absolutely delighted with it. The clarity of the sound and easiness of setting up the item. The quality of the whole item is excellent. I would certainly have no hesitation in recommending Ruark to anyone looking for a clock radio.
Date published: 2023-03-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by Shah2211 from Well designed but... It is well designed and I particularly like the wood element as it blends well with our bedroom furniture. One big drawback is the OLED display is not bright enough even in the dark and completely diminished when in the bright. Please improve this small but essential part of your otherwise well designed radio.
Date published: 2023-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by Leanardo 1950 from Quality product. I purchased the ruark m 4. After listening to other bedside radio alarms the ruark m.4. Was away ahead in every department. Sound quality is superb the digital display is so sharp. Also automatic dimming at night so good. I use it at my bedside but could be played anywhere in the house volume is good and rich.also bluetooth excellent. I feel this was a great buy. I'm very pleased.
Date published: 2023-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by KAYE from Good looking Lovely sound and great looking wooden design and not too big
Date published: 2023-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by D J Gibson from Wake up to a great quality sound A very good sound quality. I already own a Ruark R4 which is a nice piece of kit and also looks very stylish, so when I needed to replace my clock radio I naturally looked at Ruark to see what they offered !
Date published: 2023-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by Peter, Bristol from Great compact bedside radio, intuitive controls The sound you get from this small bedside radio is great. Warm, listenable and engaging. Only niggles are that the remote has limited functions and it's expensive. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2023-02-25
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