Ruark Audio R1 MK4 (Light Cream) is rated out of 5 by 479.
Ruark Audio R1 MK4 (Light Cream)
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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 pack (BackPack II)
Power Consumption - Normal Use (W)
4 - 8
Power Consumption - Standby
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
175 x 175 x 135
Rated 5 out of 5 by Meme from Lovely looking radio I purchased my radio about 5weeks ago. It is Marvellous. I can move it from room to room so easily.
Date published: 2023-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Great sound, great style! Excellent sound quality and stylish look to this radio!
Date published: 2023-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by Boycey72 from Packs a punch in a stunning compact design. I stumbled across this beauty and was immediately taken by the design and form. As an Australian, I had to do my research on the company but Ruark's reputation for quality audio was very apparent from all the reviews I read. I went with the cream R1 Mk4 as the oak finish matched other design elements in my office. The set-up was a breeze - very intuitive, and the controls so easy to navigate. I didn't need to extend the aerial at all to get great reception on DAB+ stations in Brisbane. The sound quality is incredible - crisp, beautifully well-balanced and detailed. I haven't needed to ramp up the volume, but I can't imagine there would be any distortion from such a powerful speaker. The design fits perfectly into my office without competing for space. Bluetooth connection was super simple to set up. Puts anything else I've used to shame for sound. I don't consider myself an audiophile but now I think I've become a DAB+ radio snob. Thanks Ruark.
Date published: 2023-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Double D from Perfect radio and bluetooth speaker Easy to tune to my preferred radio stations both FM and DAB, with excellent sound resonance both voice and music.Love the modern styling yet with a retro look, also easy to change the source functions with the convenient centred dial.Works very well with my headphones.Yet to use the alarm and wake up functions, however I am sure this will operate just as easily.
Date published: 2023-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by P Andrews from Fab sound and timeless design - gotta love it! We bought this as a replacement for an alarm clock radio and chose it because of it's timeless design and compact size. It has wowed us with the quality and depth of sound it produces and is so easy to use. Overall this is a fabulous purchase and well worth the extra cost, so glad we chose this Ruark radio!
Date published: 2023-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Worth every penny Fantastic quality and appearance. Worth every penny. And also very pleased to buy a British made product from a family company.
Date published: 2023-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shani from Looks and sounds great- even ‘graded’! Got a ‘graded’ radio- it’s in perfect condition, great sound quality and smooth bluetooth connectivity- a lovely gentle alarm, DAB,and adjustable brightness with effortless intuitive set up - plus it’s gorgeous!
Date published: 2023-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by R Mason from Very poor instructions Good once it works but instructions supplied were not helpful . Search on Google eventually provided answers to problems but I was on the point of returning it. Really disappointing for such a quality item. Now that it works I love it.
Date published: 2023-04-22
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