Ruark Audio R5 (Grey)

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Ruark Audio R5 (Grey) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 318.
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Ruark Audio R5 (Grey)

Wireless Music System
£1,099
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Save £150 on every Ruark MRX speaker when bought with this music system. View the range here. Maximum 4 x Ruark MRX per customer / household. Offer available from our stores, from our telesales team, or online. Valid until 23.59 on 31.12.22, or while stocks last and excludes Clearance, Refurbished and Open Box products.


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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
General
Manufacturer's Warranty
24.0000
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 Ruark R5 The sound is sharp and very substantial. The clarity is better than anything i have experienced before. This applies whether it is vinyl, cd or ipod. There are some instruments that can hear now that i barely knew existed before. Very impressive.
Date published: 2022-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sheer quality Not only is it a stunning piece to look at, the sound quality is mind blowing. If you’re thinking of buying a new piece of audio equipment, look no further.
Date published: 2022-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy After much research I decided to go for an R5, I haven't been disappointed great sound quality, great looking and build.Easy to use and set up.
Date published: 2022-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb advice and pricing as usual Was helped by Hauke at the Edinburgh branch to find a wireless stereo system. Was considering a different brand but was pointed to the Ruark as a better alternative. Very happy. Been buying from Richer Sounds for 25+ years and have always had excellent service.
Date published: 2022-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great purchase Very happy with the quality of the build and the sound of the output. Really top qulaity.
Date published: 2022-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top Quality and Style The R5 High Fidelity Music System combines style with sound quality in an exceptional way and is easy to handle.
Date published: 2022-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great sound I am really happy, but I am missing a little radio (like the R1) or a little speaker which I can combine with my R5 (multi-room) in the kitchen.
Date published: 2022-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Let's say a very strong 4.8 Really enjoying my R5. I'd read reviews before buying that said it was hard to set up and make compatible with existing devices, but I haven't found that the case at all. Maybe I'm not making too many demands of it - I run CDs through it and work Bluetooth from my laptop and phone - but formatting with these couldn't have been easier. That's technical guff though. The main deal, of course, is the sound. That too is deeply satisfying. I'm no audiophile but I know good sound when I hear it and was looking out for it when I heard an R5 working in a shop somewhere. That's what turned my head. for me the sound is rich, deep, full, warm and resonant. Kind of like I imagine an old valve player to sound like. It also carries a lot of detail. I used to play Spotify through by TV soundbar set up but was always disappointed by the muffled quality that came through. I thought it was down to Spotify's file compression. Not so, it seems. regrettably I haven't played vinyl for a while, but what I'm hearing through the R5 sounds like I remember that. The look is great too. I was umming and ahhing about the teak of metal finish. In the end the retailer made the decision for me by only stocking the teak. For me it fits on perfectly with the furniture I have it housed in. So all good. The only slight speck in all of this is that sometimes/occasionally I do get a glitch or drop out with Spotify. I don't know if that's Spotify, my connection, the R5 or the interface between all three. I'm not sure there's any way of finding out either. I'm thinking about getting extra speakers to connect up other rooms in the flat, so I can't be too worried about it.
Date published: 2022-11-24
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We think you'll agree our 6 Year Guarantee offers fantastic value. What's more, if you don't use it
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Plus, if we can't fix a fault, we will give you a replacement.

Find out full details here.


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