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Ruark Audio R3 (Walnut)

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”The more time you spend using the Ruark, the more sense it makes.” ’AV Forums’ – Recommended.

Compact in size, big on features

Compact and sleek, the Ruark R3 still has all the features you need, and more. Connect to the Internet and stream services such as Spotify Connect (with Premium account), Amazon Music, Deezer and Tidal. The wi-fi and Ethernet connection also streams Internet radio. In addition, there’s DAB/FM radio and a quality CD player. A Bluetooth connection lets you stream music from your smartphone or tablet or, if you prefer a wired connection there’s also a USB-C interface. With digital and analogue inputs, it’s easy to connect a wide range of other sources, including a TV.

Stream your favourite music
Connect up to your Broadband connection via wi-fi or Ethernet and stream all the music you want. Compatible with popular services such as Spotify Connect (with Premium account), Amazon Music, Deezer and Tidal, the R3 gives you access to a near limitless range of music. If you enjoy listening to radio and podcasts from around the world, Internet radio services, including catch-up services are also on hand. Finally, UPnP connectivity lets you connect to a DNLA compatible music server, for personal music library playback.

CD player
For full compatibility with your treasured discs, the R3 is equipped with a built-in CD player. This high quality player lets you play all your existing discs without the need to transfer them to a storage device. The multi-format player is compatible with CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, WMA and AAC (320 Kbps) encoded music discs.

SmartRadio Tuner
As well as Internet radio, the R3 is equipped with a DAB/FM tuner. DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) gives access to the widest range of stations, in crisp and clear digital sound quality. In case your favourite stations aren't available in DAB, 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 your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth music source and effortlessly stream your stored music or streaming music services.

Connect more
Perfect for giving your TV or games console a boost in quality, the R3 features a digital optical input. Link it up and you’ll enjoy a boost to the sound that easily beats most TV’s built-in speakers. RCA phono inputs are ideal for connecting analogue sources – such as a turntable with built-in phonostage, or even a cassette deck (RCA phono outputs are also standard). For a direct connection with your HiRes player, smartphone or computer, there’s also a USB-C connection for playback and charge.

Top quality sound
It might be small, but that doesn’t stop the R3 from offering top quality sound. The Class A/B amplifier delivers 30 watts for dynamic music delivery. Combined with the Ruark neodymium NS+ speakers, you also get the perfect balance between detail and refinement, making this a very natural-sounding system.

Alarm and remote
With its OLED display, large format clock and built-in alarm, the R3 makes a premium bedside system. The easily programmed, dual alarm comes with a wide range of features, including once, daily, weekday and weekend settings plus snooze and sleep timers. An infrared remote control is also supplied.

Luxurious wood and lacquer finishes
Ruark have a long held reputation for producing some of the finest wood-finished speakers and the R3 is no exception. Using real wood veneers and soft lacquer finishes, immaculately wrapped around a curved cabinet, the R3 is as good to look at as it sounds.

Get a fully equipped system, that doesn’t compromise on sound or style, with the Ruark R3.
Smart Features
Smartphone control
Yes
Connectivity
Analogue RCA Inputs
1
Audio Outputs
1
Bluetooth
Yes
DLNA Compliant
Yes
Headphone Output
Yes
Optical Digital Inputs
1
USB Input
USB-C
Wi-Fi Built In
Yes
Audio
Frequency Response (Hz)
40 - 20,000
Power Output
30w
Power Output - Watts per CH
30 - 59
Tone Controls
Yes
Features
Alarm/Clock
Yes
Internet Radio Services
Yes
Number Of Presets
10 presets in each mode
Text Display
Yes
Tuner Radio
DAB+/DAB/FM
Energy Consumption
Power Consumption - Standby
2
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
420 x 167 x 220
Weight
Weight (KG)
5.3
Accessories
Remote Control
Yes
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Blends in well with its surroundings For the brief time ive had it, sounds great , looks great, unfortunately back in box because im decorating.
Date published: 2021-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks good, Sounds good. My only gripe is that the manual assumes too much prior knowledge in the case of the technically deficient like me. The set-up wizard defeated me: I didn't know what I was choosing between and in the end had to give up and do things manually. A step by step explanation of the questions and choices would have been a great help.
Date published: 2021-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous piece of kit Good looking, great sounding compact system. Easy to set up and use even for a technophobe like myself. Very pleased with my purchase.
Date published: 2021-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound Purchased for my 75th birthday! I am very pleased to get a good sound from a small unit.
Date published: 2021-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks and sounds great I wanted a sound system that was compact, looked nice and offered everything in one unit, particularly CD. This has not disappointed. Setup is easy - I was streaming spotify within minutes of opening the box. The Undok app on my phone works well, but it's good to also have the controls on the top of the box for when I don't want to fiddle with an app or find the remote. I like the fact that the unit comes out of standby quickly when I send to it from spotify. For the size of the unit the sound quality is great.
Date published: 2021-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have three there that good My review title says it all. I purchased three over a four year period, I would not buy anything ells. Worth every penny.
Date published: 2021-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good! Difficult to believe such a small unit sounds so good, derailed, good bass. Looks good, too. It replaced a much larger hi fi.
Date published: 2021-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great piece of compact equipment. Purchased two weeks ago and still getting used to new technology , but so far I have found set up to be very easy. Sound is fantastic for such small speakers ,I was totally surprised by sound quality. Started using Spotify and connection and set up took only a couple of minutes and so easy. Also using internet radio for the first time and listening to American blues stations. Faultless operation and so many stations to tune into. Highly recommend the Ruark R3 and will look at small Ruark speakers to complement the R3 in a different room
Date published: 2021-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice quality compact unit Purchased in August to replace a 30-year old Sony hifi system. Sadly there aren't many good quality units out there these days that also feature a CD tray. The R3 is compact, light, has many features and good sound quality, particularly for classical music.
Date published: 2021-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth the money - almost Overall I'm very pleased. Excellent sound quality, but I found the treble too bright so turned it down to -4. I could have done with far more presets for the internet radio, and with 0-9 buttons on the remote for quick track access on CDs. Why stop at 1, 2 and 3 on the remote? Controls on the unit itself feel clunky.
Date published: 2021-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy set up Easy set up, great looking, good clear sound! Yes a few more presets on remote would be handy but not really essential.
Date published: 2021-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Walnut finish suits our decor First class performance on all the many features. Enjoying Bluetooth, Dab, FM and CD functions. Great sounds and easy controls. Thank you.
Date published: 2021-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact radio and CD player Good sound quality as expected as I already have two R1. Found the setting up of the presets more challenging than on previous model. However easy to use once the setup complete. Pleasing appearance fitting well into modern apartment.
Date published: 2021-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comprehensive music options ! It’s really early days but I am particularly enjoying classical piano and slowly working through my long “lost” library of a wide mixture of music on cd ! The CD player is pretty particular as to which discs it will play ! Although they appear to be clean it skips over some whole discs
Date published: 2021-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful rich tone Delighted with my new system and the style fits into our sitting room just perfectly.
Date published: 2021-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Sound I am very happy with the new Ruarkaudio R3. It sounded very good for its size and what is spoken is easy to understand. We were able to fix the short sound loss with a reset. The device has been working flawlessly since then. Conclusion: Ruarkaudio R3 is a great device with many possibilities
Date published: 2021-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top quality. Absolutely first rate. The best Hi Fi system I have ever possessed in the course of a long life.
Date published: 2021-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Retro I have had my new Ruark system for a couple of weeks now and I love the sound quality and the look of it.
Date published: 2021-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The R3 controls are very easy to use. I had a Bose music system for over 15 years. I believe the R3 compares very weil.
Date published: 2021-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks good and the sound is great, good options. I bought this a couple of weeks ago delivered on time, easy to set up great quality sound.
Date published: 2021-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great piece of kit I was looking to finish a dining room with a source of music. The Ruark R3 was exactly the product I needed. Stylish ( I chose the gray) and a great sound and it just oozes quality. I've had it 5 weeks now and had the chance to try all the features. Easy to operate either with remote or the control buttons. I was a novice with streaming music but once I understood the concept and plumped for one service, it really is easy to navigate. Great product, so glad I bought it.
Date published: 2021-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound and look! I bought this system 3 weeks ago and the sound quality is amazing for such a compact device. The wood look, and facia just speaks quality and the sound depth and quality is truly good. I was not looking to spend this much but do not regret it as it is both a great looking piece of furniture on my book shelf and so good to listen to. The sound and look just sold it to me the first time a saw it. I am looking forward to many hours of excellent foreground and background music at the touch of a button - well done Music Matters for your service.
Date published: 2021-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really easy to use We bought this compact music system because the sound quality is fantastic , the speakers are built in so no wires and it looks good .
Date published: 2021-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A piece of art We absolutely love our Ruark R3. Not only does it look super-stylish, it sounds amazing too. Plus it links to all the streaming services. But there is nothing quite like putting on a CD and listening from beginning to end. The sound quality is fantastic. This product is the perfect antidote to the rabbit-hole of separates. Does exactly what we wanted it to do... that is, bring music back to our living room.
Date published: 2021-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from R3 Compact Music System I have been looking for a really Compact Music System for a while and I found this R3 online. It looks beautiful and very well made and the sound is so good. I could not be happier with it it ticked all the boxes
Date published: 2021-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good hifi system this compact hihi system is a very nice product a real good surprise about the sound quality
Date published: 2021-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super system! The R3 has really transformed our listening experience. It's done what it says on the tin.
Date published: 2021-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Radio. Had for a few weeks. Great sound. Have not used internet radio yet. Had trouble with setup as instructions lacked details. Used YouTube. Once setup, easy to use.
Date published: 2021-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeds expectations! I was looking for a device to replace aging hi-fi separates, but offer great basic sound including the ability to play "old-school" CDs. This device ticks those boxes, and s lot more. Spotify and WiFi connectivity was a doddle to get working, and the playback is rock solid - I've had no dropouts using these sources. Overall I'm delighted with the sound and performance. In fact I can't think of any downsides or negatives.
Date published: 2021-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound in a small package Very easy to set up, and to operate. Many useful features in a small package. I mainly play music from an iPod and a useful feature is the input volume control as the iPod doesn’t have the volume range on its own. Internet radio offers an amazing selection and although the sound quality across various radio stations does vary, everyone’s hearing capability is different, but I find it very satisfactory . The main UK stations are amazing. Before I bought the Ruark, I was looking at other systems but the R3 had everything I was looking for in one compact stylish design, without having to buy extra “add-ons”. Of course I can’t forget the CD player, with easy to navigate menus, brilliant sound.
Date published: 2021-09-16
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Plus, if we can't fix a fault, we will give you a replacement.

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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.

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

We offer 6 and 10-month options.

Call your local store 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.