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Ruark Audio R5 (Walnut)

Wireless Music System

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Open Box Guide Price (1 available across all stores) £929 .950000
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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 Bringing music back to life My CD collection has been brought back to life. Best sounds I have heard in a compact piece of art. The speakers are lively and beautiful mix of crisp, with perfect blend of mid range and bass.
Date published: 2022-01-18
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic sound for a compact system I bought this 15 days ago, and I love it. After a lot of years with Hifi separate elements I would something easy to use, compact, elegant with nice sound, very hard to find, isn't it? No Ruark make it. Ruark R5.
Date published: 2021-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unexpectedly good sound. True hifi sound. So happy that I chose the Ruark R5. Sounds fantastic and looks good too.
Date published: 2021-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overwhelming sound - nice piece of furniture We tested the R5 from our hi-fi dealer in the wooden finish. The sound was lovely, but we tended to switch to the black finish. And we got the last one the dealer could organize - whow! Now we hope that it's possible to get a MRx in the same finish...
Date published: 2021-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful sound. I was looking for a compact music system without large speakers standing around somewhere in the living area. During my research, I was able to hear the Ruark sample at a specialized dealer. Fantastic. The black surface finish is also very elegant.The purchase decision was then very quick.
Date published: 2021-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality music system. Just what I wanted Really happy with the R5. Still learning just what it can do
Date published: 2021-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ruark r5 Recently purchased this item after a lot of research. It ticked a lot of boxes before I bought it, mainly its minilimistic look. Its a lovely piece of kit. Smart, very retro and the important thing of sound is really nice. The vocals is were this excels in my opinion. Cds sound superb as does streaming through tidal. I have not used the radio function much, but very good from early usage. All in all I'm very happy with it, even though early days. A smart and beautifully built piece of hi fi equipment that looks like it will give me many years of service.
Date published: 2021-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don’t procrastinate - just buy it! As the review title might suggest, I didn’t rush into the purchase of my R5. In fact, it’d be more accurate to say that my consideration of a Ruark HIgh Fidelity Music System began at R4… I can’t comment on the latter, but I can and will on the former. The R5 is exceptional in numerous aspects - quality, aesthetics, functionality and of course sound. I wish I’d have taken the leap sooner - although in my case the waiting game paid off in a different manner. If you are considering the purchase of an R5, then I’m the words of another famous brand - just do it. Absolutely fantastic in every way. My hat has been taken off to Ruark.
Date published: 2021-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound Bought the limited addition signature a few days ago after considering the purchase of R5 really pleased I did great looks and what a sound for a compact unit does all required of it. Looks great in our room with the piano finish.
Date published: 2021-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound Great sound, good looking and easy to use. I`m verry satisfied whit my R5
Date published: 2021-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from l love it I love it so much best thing i ever bought I tell everyone about it and with me being Disable it's my life. Yes love it.
Date published: 2021-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Understated Elegance Purchased the limited edition R5 and delighted with the sound,finish and build quality. I l I really only listen to cd's and internet radio and disappointed that after 20 cd's has not able to display the artist or track title whereas my old cd player different brand does.Similary the internet radio stations only shows the station name not the artist or track title which I find disappointing on what is otherwise an exceptionally well designed and finished piece of audio
Date published: 2021-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic I bought the Ruark r5se a few weeks ago. very impressed with the packaging. Straight from the box it looked great and worked properly the sound is great, and the finish is fantastic. its also very easy to navigate all the options. one small problem is that two of my cds would not play. i bought new replacements and one of those would not play.All four discs would play in the car cd unit. i discussed this with the retailer and agreed to monitor the situation. he told me not to worry because Ruark have a three year warranty plan and give excellent after sales care. so i will see how it goes
Date published: 2021-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features! I bought the R5 Signature a few weeks ago. The features are superb and the sound quality extraordinary. It has taken me some time to appreciate the depth of its' features and I still have some way to go to exploit its full potential. The guide which came with the R5 is very good - written in plain English. The Signature also has an elegant appearance with a beautiful shine on the surface. A minor warning, It is quite heavy and I would not describe the R5 Signature as easily portable. In fact, Ruark does not claim in its' product guidance that it is portable and I did not intend to move it around rooms in my home.
Date published: 2021-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Walnut R5 - a pleasure for eyes and ears. I love it. Missing only one SW-feature: I don’t use deezer, tidal, optical, phono or FM Radio. Please integrate a way to hide sources with the control knob/remote. I have to rotate too much ;) Thanks, great product!
Date published: 2021-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ruark R5 Small, powerful, excellent sound quality at all levels. Expensive but exudes quality with connected devices both Bluetooth and Phono vinyl player. Really happy
Date published: 2021-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant sound! Purchased about a month ago and have not stopped using it! Love that I can use my phone and still play music! Such crisp sound, unbelievable bass! You can hear every bit in the music!
Date published: 2021-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use great sounding flexible audio I got this a few weeks ago for my birthday to replace an ageing unit. I was so happy with it I purchased the MRx also just days after to extend the sound throughout the house. I am also trying to source an r7 for Christmas I am so blown away with the sound quality and over all look.
Date published: 2021-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Refined musical item A couple of years ago I bought a R5, and some weeks ago a R5 Limited edition, the black one with rose gold finitions. I bought my second R5, the Signature Edition, because I was perfectly satisfied with my first all in one music system, and I expected a general improvement. Music is important in my life, and, when I am at home, music is always present. I was satisfied because I listen to classical music, and the old R5 could offer both elegance as a piece of furmiture and a appreciable sound, especially in the middle tones, what I need. I liked the idea of the black colour with the rose gold refinement, and I was also captured from the announced technical improvements. So, first of all, when I received the newcomer R5 SE, I listened to the same music I was lastely listening with the old R5, I mean Telemann's Fantasie, at the same volume, in order to try to keep some musical suggestions from the new one. What I can say is that the R5 SE sounds with a more defined sound in a wider scena. Regarding the aspect, it is a notable piece of furniture I can fully appreciate in my kitchen, beween other researched objects. It gives the idea of high elegance, in its laquered black, and it could have been or ebony and ivory (remembering a piano) or black and brass, but, maybe, the choice is appropriate, being a hi end item with a light touch of eccentricity. Compared to my old R5, what is also clearly perceivable is the general technical improvement, for example the way it loads my cds: to me there have been improvements both in technique and in sound. At the end of the day, a beautiful piece of furniture and a marvellous all in one music system, with a warm and detailed sound.
Date published: 2021-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Could cost double and still be worth it It is fantastic. The sound sent shivers down my spine and it's made me enjoy my music on a whole new level. I especially love that it plays CDs as I own over 2,500 discs and it is still one of the best ways to enjoy high-fidelity music. I can't recommend the R5 more. The only minor gripe I have is the selector wheel not rotating very smoothly but it's a small issue.
Date published: 2021-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Style and Substance After a month of research, I’d narrowed down my choice to two. So pleased with my choice of the Ruark R5 Signature, for it is a triumph of style and substance, by which I mean terrific sound, simple set up and great, minimalist looks.
Date published: 2021-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's amazing I buy last December imust say it's amazing great acoustic.
Date published: 2021-08-23
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