Ruark Audio R5 (Grey)

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Ruark Audio R5 (Grey) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 268.
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Ruark Audio R5 (Grey)

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”For those who want an uncompromised stack of functionality, convenience, a unit that will fit with your interior decor, and for decent sound, the Ruark R5 delivers in spades.” ’Trusted Reviews’ – Recommended

The stylish system that connects to all

No longer do you need a bulky system to connect it all – beneath its sleek lines, the Ruark R5 has room for plenty. Streaming via Spotify Connect (with Premium account), Amazon Music, Deezer and Tidal are all on hand. The wi-fi and Ethernet connection also streams Internet radio. If you’d prefer, there’s DAB/FM radio and a quality CD player. An HD Bluetooth connection lets you stream music from your smartphone or tablet or, if you prefer a wired connection there’s also a USB interface. With digital and analogue inputs, it’s also easy to connect a wide range of other sources, including TV and turntable.

Streaming star
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 R5 gives you access to a near limitless range of music. If you enjoy listening to radio from around the world, Internet radio services, including catch-up services are also on hand.

CD player
Unlike many other compact systems, the R5 features 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. It also plays back MP3, AAC and WMA encoded music discs.

DAB and FM radio
With a choice of DAB, DAB+ and FM, the R5 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 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.

HD Bluetooth connection
Featuring the latest high resolution Bluetooth audio technology, the R5 offers a top quality local wireless connection. Bluetooth connectivity usually means a loss in sound quality but, thanks to the R5’s aptX HD output, Bluetooth wireless sound is better quality than ever. Working up to 24 bit/48kHz, the R5 offers Hi-Res audio to beat CD – cable-free. Just pair with a compatible smartphone or tablet.

Multi-room ready
Download the Ruark LINK app and you’ve not only got effortless control but also the ability to create a multi-room system. Compatible with the MRX, R2 Mk3 and R7 Mk3 models, you can use any combination of these systems around your home and control them all via the LINK app. Available for Apple iOS and Android devices, the app lets you play the same music all around your home or different music, at different levels in individual rooms.

Connect it all – including your TV and turntable
Perfect for giving your TV a boost in quality, the R5 features a digital optical input. Link it up and you’ll enjoy a boost to the sound that matches the very best sound bases. A built-in phono pre-amp means you can also wire up your (MM) turntable, plus another line level source – such as a voice-controlled device. With the USB socket, you can playback music on your smartphone while simultaneously charging it. Line level and headphone outputs are also standard.

Highest quality sound
Packed into this compact case is a top quality audio system. Ruark Audio stereo speakers are matched to a built-in, active subwoofer for a powerful, spacious sound. The 90 watt amplifier provides plenty of oomph, even in larger rooms. For an even more spatial sound, 3D sound processing pushes the sound further out into the room. Bass, treble and loudness controls let you fine-tune the system to suit.

Alarm and remote
With a built-in alarm, the R5 makes a superior quality 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. The stylish RotoDial remote control mirrors the unit’s controls for intuitive control.

Luxurious wood and lacquer finishes
Ruark have a long held reputation for producing some of the finest wood-finished speakers and the R5 is no exception. Using real wood veneers and soft lacquer finishes, immaculately wrapped around a curved cabinet, the R5 is as good to look at as it sounds.

Don’t compromise on the sound or features when choosing a stylish system – with the Ruark R5 you can have it all.
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
Phono Input
Yes - MM
USB
1
Wi-Fi Built In
Yes
Audio
Loudness Control
Yes
Power Output
90
Tone Controls
Yes
Features
Alarm/Clock
Yes
Internet Radio Services
Yes
Text Display
Yes
Tuner Radio
DAB+/DAB/FM
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
520 x 142 x 300
Weight
Weight (KG)
9.5
Accessories
Remote Control
Yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing sound Bought this in December, absolutely loving it, sound is amazing, looks great, bought the signature model, not had chance to set up multi room yet, I am sure will be great when I do. It was a lot of money to spend on music system, more than I intended, but after looking for months, as soon as I saw it and read reviews I knew I had to buy it.
Date published: 2022-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from highly recommended The R5se is not just a special edition, it is beautiful, has a great sound and is so easy to use - perfect :-)
Date published: 2022-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Brilliant sound We where looking some time ago for a compact system which offers the opportunity to connect a turntable. Finally we purchased the Ruark R5 Signature Edition. It looks good and the sound is fantastic. The setup of the system is well described and works fine. Listening to good music with this device is a real pleasure. Whether CD or DAB radio, it just sounds brilliant. The connection of the Clearaudio Concept MM turntable was very easy. What can I say the sound of old vinyl records is great.
Date published: 2022-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Musicality at its best! Can only highly recommend this fantastic device. I was presented to RUARK Audio by the authorised Portuguese dealer, Audio Team, who, by the way, are great professionals.
Date published: 2022-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More than satisfied Best solution for our living room - the sound is excellent and we are absolutely happy with our R5 - and also that we could claim the wonderful signature edition for us. Matches perfectly to our Tom Dixon stuff - we love British design ; ) - thanks for the excellent work!!
Date published: 2022-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional ! A high class audio system . high class audio system. The small size is inversely proportional to the sound and the functions it offers. Congratulations !
Date published: 2022-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic piece of kit After much deliberation, and a need to downsize a separates "audiophile " system, I took the plunge and picked on of these units up in June. Build quality out of the box is superb - a work of art, with the highest quality of materials and a reassuring weight. Set up was easy - linked to home wifi and soon picked up everything needed. Tape deck and rega vinyl player added with out fuss. Onboard phone stage is decent. The unit definitely needs burning in, but after a few hours of listening it's revelated itself to be a warm and detailed sound. I'll spend evenings happily listening to playlists or internet radio. Only niggle would be the undok app needs rework. It's clunky. Also Chromecast support would be nice. So far though no regrets.
Date published: 2022-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love its simplicity and elegance R5se Been considering buying an R5 for some time and only just saw the se recently. Lost my CD player due to age and a mulitplayer would have been great but hey load the ipod and play simples. Phone. Ipads, Internet and optical work a treat as does DAB but a change of aerial on the way to enhance avail of signals in North Norfolk. Undok is great to use albeit Android full capability for presets is limited and the Amazon interaction is a bit laboured but again Bluetooth the iPad and off you go.
Date published: 2022-01-01
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