Ruark Audio R5 (Walnut) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 220.
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Ruark Audio R5 (Walnut)

Wireless Music System

In-store Clearance item

Open Box Guide Price (1 available across all stores) £929.950000
Last brand new price £1099.000000

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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
Analogue RCA Inputs
Audio Outputs
DLNA Compliant
Headphone Output
Optical Digital Inputs
Phono Input
Yes - MM
Wi-Fi Built In
Loudness Control
Power Output
Tone Controls
Internet Radio Services
Text Display
Tuner Radio
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
520 x 142 x 300
Weight (KG)
Remote Control
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Astonishing performance of Ruark R5 My son ordered this product at my request in expectation of my moving to smaller accommodation. Having seen a couple of good reviews, l hoped it would be adequate for my aged hearing and was astonished how close its performance got to my hi-fi separates which occupy a lot more room.With even more sources, I’m delighted!
Date published: 2022-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ruark R5 Outstanding!! Purchased Ruark R% (Soft Grey) early May to replace Technics Ottava, Technics was good but R5 is outstanding the sound is amazing, so clear on DAB, Internet Radio, CD, Bluetooth and USB device all sound so much better, hearing instruments, sounds and vocal's that were never heard before all so clear. Remote is also a very stylish design. Unit is very well made and looks really stylish and super cool on new glass unit, had so many comments from friends on the look and sound of the system. The R5 takes listening pleasure to new heights, the classic design and sound quality are suberb, thoroughly recommend it to anyone pondering over the Ruark, just go for it you won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2022-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Build Quality The superior build quality of this item is immediately apparent and when in use the sound does not disappoint. Exceptional radio quality.
Date published: 2022-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features, good sound, perfekt. Hello Ruark Team, I am very satisfied with the R5 system. Great versatile device, good workmanship, convincing sound. Had also briefly heard the R7 system for the rehearsal. The R7 is even better in terms of sound, but unfortunately a little too big for my small living room. How about an intermediate model R6 in the future, as a suggestion. Nice greetings form Berlin, Germany.
Date published: 2022-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing piece of kit. Bought this unit to replace a full size seperates unit and was amazed at the sound quality in all sources. Great clarity, bass and projection of sound. So much so, have just ordered another smaller one for teenager going off to Uni.
Date published: 2022-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb quality My second Ruark purchase and yet again the quality and sound are superb. Would highly recommend to anyone
Date published: 2022-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really worth it I needed 2 new radios and was looking for the best quality of sound I could find. I read loads of reviews and found the never before heard of Ruark make. Sometimes hype is hollow - for Ruark it is not. It is streets above anything else in one box. I did gasp at the price!. But, after several comparison listening sessions in shops, long consideration and a bit heart-in-mouth, there’s just no comparison with even the better end of other makes. So with a gulp I decided to go the whole hog and get the R5 for the living room and the R3 for the bedroom. After a few months use I can only tell you - they are superb, really worth the outlay. I listen mainly to chamber music and voice. On the R5 you hear clarity, nuance and superb reproduction from both radio and CD. Speech radio is crystal clear. The R3 is very good, the R5 exceptional. I bet the R7 is even better! But if you’ve not got room for the R7, I would strongly recommend you go for the R5. If they don’t see me out, I’ll want to know the reason why! But I hope I’m looking forward to years of trouble-free brilliant listening. One day I hope I’ll learn the clever things they do with reaching foreign broadcasts etc. The setting controls are not that easy tho the in-use ones are fine. I also want to know if I can link my iPhone to these radios (via Bluetooth?) and get BBC Sounds (that would be good to build in!) One more thing - the round remote for the R5 is brilliant, comfortable in the hand and easy to use. Wish Ruark provided one with the R3.
Date published: 2022-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nothing looks better than this !! We purchased this to begin with mostly for the gorgeous looks of a real wooden CD player after seeing one in our local HI Fi shop in Shrewsbury, it kind of looked like a 1960s CD player crossed with a nice piece of wooden furniture, which really suited the look of our open plan house, we have now had it for about 2 years and the sound quality is excellent for a one piece Hi Fi, we only really play CDS [old school] but it was still worth the money for the looks and sound, plus no messy looking wires everywhere. A really good choice for CDs and Style !
Date published: 2022-02-19
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