Ruark Audio R1 MK4 (Light Cream) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 196.
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Ruark Audio R1 MK4 (Light Cream)

Bluetooth/DAB/FM Radio
£229
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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.
Overview
Rechargeable Battery
Optional
Connectivity
Aux Input
Yes - 3.5mm
Bluetooth
Yes
Headphone Output
Yes
USB
Yes - USB-C
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 pack (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
175 x 175 x 135
Weight
Weight (KG)
1.5
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great radio I bought this radio for the bedroom as I was getting extremely poor reception on my Pure radio and after much deliberation, as i probably wouldn’t spend that much on a radio, I decided to get it. I am so glad I did as it looks so lovely, is very neat and compact and extremely easy to set up. Would highly recommend
Date published: 2021-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fine sound and easy to use bluetooth I had a complex system and decided I needed simplicity. The Ruark has proved the ideal answere. It provides excellent soulnd quality with bluetooth that connects with out hassle. Am delighted with my purchase
Date published: 2021-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good quality I needed a new bedside clock radio. This fitted my requirements: good sound quality, clear time display, easy to set up, usb charging socket, bluetooth. I even like the design.
Date published: 2021-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb quality, excellent value We now have 3 Ruraks in our family - an original MR1, R1 speakers and now the latest MR1. The design of all is a delight and the sound quality is second to none. Wonderful.
Date published: 2021-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite thing ever This little charm has changed my life. We have a huge sonos system, with integrated speakers that are in the ceiling. And I hate it. It takes over the entire house, sounds distant and you have to have it up way too loud to be able to hear the music. The Ruark R1 Mk4 was a purchase I made as I wanted to be able to listen to a particular radio station AND be able to hook it into my iphone via buetooth. It is so small, but it packs such an incredibly strong audio punch. The sound is rich, deep and intimate (which sounds a lot ruder than it actually is!). I LOVE this thing and haven't even used the sonos system since. It makes the sonos sound like elevator music. PLUS! it was a cinch to set up. Brilliant! Thank you!
Date published: 2021-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great compact radio. After using the R1 Mk4 for several weeks in the kitchen I am delighted with my purchase. It fits easily on kitchen surfaces due to its dimensions, looks great and will be easy to keep clean. The sound is surprisingly good for a single speaker - better than other small stereo radios I've had. It has proved easy to set up and the bluetooth feature works well from my phone.
Date published: 2021-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's the business... Finally...a DAB/Bluetooth that is not only pleasing aesthetically, hangs together so beautifully in terms of function and most importantly of all...the sound. Bright without being tinny, depth without booming, mellow without blandness. My first (proper) job was selling hi-fi (late 70's & early 80's) and I've never forgotten the beautiful sound quality elicited from top-end (proper) equipment - your R1 ticks so many of these boxes and from such a compact unit you should be proud of what you have produced. So I'm now saving up for my R4 - I've tried Majority, Pure etc. David
Date published: 2021-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great design! Very pleased! Looks good and sounds well. Would have liked a better description.
Date published: 2021-09-21
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6 Year Guarantee

£22.85 - Fully refundable if unused.

Add our 6 Year Guarantee to your basket when you check out. We'll cover your items for 6 years
and give you your money back if unused.

Fully refundable if unused

6 Year Guarantee costs just £9.99 on all items under £100, or 10% of purchase
price on anything over £100.

We think you'll agree our 6 Year Guarantee offers fantastic value. What's more, if you don't use it
in the 6-year period, we'll refund the cost of it. You really can't say fairer than that!

Plus, if we can't fix a fault, we will give you a replacement.

Find out full details here.

Buy now, pay later available in-store or by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 and 10-month options.

Call your local store or our telesales team for details

For purchases over £500, you can settle the balance in 6 months, and in 10 months on purchases over £1000 and pay no interest whatsoever. If you settle part of your loan in the deferral period you won’t pay interest on that part. You can still pay off the loan sooner if you make additional payments. If you’d rather spread the cost over 36 months, you can set up a loan repayment plan when the payment-free period comes to an end at 19.9% APR representative. 19.9% interest. A one-off settlement fee of £29 will be applied. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. Richer Sounds Limited acts as a credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance acts as the lender. Click for eligibility criteria or to Find out more.