Ruark Audio R5 (Walnut) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 217.
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Ruark Audio R5 (Walnut)

Wireless Music System

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Open Box Guide Price (2 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 I am very happy with my R5 Signature Edition I had purchased a Standard R5 2 years ago and have now upgraded to the R5 Signature Edition. The black lacquer piano finish looks absolutely stunning and the sound is even more refined. Could not be happier!
Date published: 2021-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressed! Impressed with such a small system can generate a clean & powerful sound quality. Budget allowed should go with r7. No regret!
Date published: 2021-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use Really happy with it the sound is brilliant.Very smart in appearance
Date published: 2021-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Quality The R5 Signature does not disappoint! The quality of the system is quite superb in all aspects. The finish is absolutely stunning. It oozes quality. Sound wise, it is extremely clear and well-balanced. No need to alter anything. The excellent sound quality is maintained across all sources. As a turntable user I am particularly impressed with the quality of the phono input. The headphone output is also extremely good. It is an incredibly impressive unit and well worth the higher price compared to the standard R5. You won't be disappointed!
Date published: 2021-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super sound quality Surprisingly excellent sound from such a small stand alone unit with integrated speakers.
Date published: 2021-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features Love the sound and the smart style. We are so impressed with the ruark 5. My only wee gripe is my dusting cloths get caught on the grain. But still totally love my Ruark
Date published: 2021-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb all-in-one hi fi I have recently taken delivery of a graded R5 with which I am delighted. The build quality is exceptional and the sound is amazing (particularly given the size of unit). I've been a fan of Ruark for some years and have a couple of other Ruark products. I'm really pleased with my new purchase and can recommend it whole-heartedly to anyone that is looking for a true all-in-one system (including CD) with astounding hi fi sound quality. I have no hesitation in giving Ruark and the R5 a well-deserved 5 star review.
Date published: 2021-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great looks, fantastic sound and easy to use I'm very satisfied. What a sound! In my opinion there's at this moment no other comparable product which can compete with the R5. A future proof product for many years of joy.
Date published: 2021-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great audio systeem We are very happy with the audio system ... great sound... nice design
Date published: 2021-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous bit of kit Kinda took a punt on this after looking at similar priced speakers that were just that, speakers. The R5 is so much more than that and I couldn’t be happier on every level. Absolutely love my R5
Date published: 2021-06-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mobile quality sound Small enough to move rooms, yet a big sound, does lack transparency of multi box set up, But you can move it ! The streaming is great fun, I have been able to listen to stuff I never got round to buying. The iPad interface is limited, but is a must to choose your source, which it does well. To sum up, it’s a luxury, very refined,gettoblaster
Date published: 2021-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound covers all my needs This is the same review I wrote for the Ruark distributor in Malaysia and of course it still holds true: I thought I leave here a short story how I ended up enjoying the Ruark Audio R5 in my home. Two years ago we moved to Malaysia on an assignment of my employer. We rent a nice apartment in Penang, with only few drawbacks. One of these is the TV set which has terrible sound quality. So I was thinking of getting a soundbar to improve this a bit. But then again will we need it when we move back to Europe? Not really having a good stereo, neither here nor back home we thought maybe we should get us some good speakers and hook them up to the TV. But where to get good speakers at a place you don't really know to well. Luckily we ended up at Charlie Care in Georgetown. They sell the whole range of Ruark products and we immediately fell in love with the look and of course the sound of these compact systems. Exactly what we needed! Since one week now we enjoy the superior sound in our home in Penang, listen to internet radio from over the world, play our own music from the phone playlists or use spotify. All in a quality we haven't had in a long time. And of course, the TV sounds much better now. You almost get this cinema feeling when the whole room vibrates during action scenes.
Date published: 2021-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review of Ruark R5 Sound System I recently purchased a Ruark R5 sound system and I am pleased to report that it has met my expectations in terms of a high-quality product. The Ruark R5 is designed and built on the pedigree of excellent Ruark surround-sound speakers and comprises the flexibility of aerial and internet radio with CD, Bluetooth and input ports for a range of devices. In all these respects, the R5 is quite unique when compared with other sound systems on the market. The R5 has an elegant walnut finish is easy to set-up and has a three-year guarantee. In conclusion, the Ruark R5 is an excellent sound system that is distinguished from competitor products in terms of combining high-quality Ruark surround-sound with flexible inputs that will meet the needs of both specialist and lay music-lovers alike. The Ruark R5 is a quality British product which I highly recommend without reservation. Dr. C.A. Hitchcock, Whitstable, Kent, United Kingdom
Date published: 2021-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I can't get over how good it is I bought the R5 about a month ago and, like I said, I can't get over how good it is. The sound is just tremendous. The set up was easy - even for this tech challenged man. I love that it has phono inputs but also CD and radio and I have even dipped my toe in the use of Spotify as a result of the ease of use - other family members use the apps all the time. So impressed with the look of the unit that I find myself just staring at it! As a result of my happiness with the R5 and I went out and got a MRx on the weekend - happiness doubled :-)
Date published: 2021-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Audio quality. Bully is solid Bought both R5 & R1 2 weeks ago and was greatly impressed by the audio quality; especially the R5. Would have bought the R7 if not because of space constraint. Very happy with both unit. Thumbs up Ruark!
Date published: 2021-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional product. I was blown away from the sound coming out of this little unit (Ruark R5). The build quality is also superb. It is worth every penny. I love it so much, I am considering of purchasing the Ruark R7 for my living room and the warranty is three years, you do not get that kind of warranty very often. No regret.
Date published: 2021-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic all in one system! I have been thinking of upgrading my 11 year old R4i for a while....why did I wait? This R5 sounds fantastic, connectivity options are endless, its quick and easy to use. I love listening to it (the family do too!). I bought the graded product which was perfect apart from a very small tear on the fabric but Ruark are sending me a replacement cover. 5* Product and 5* service. Don't hesitate....Just buy one, you won't regret it.
Date published: 2021-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Masterpiece in the living room I bought this a month ago and I an really very satisfied. Cool design and very warm sound
Date published: 2021-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features and a fantastic look I bought the Quark 5 two weeks ago and am so happy with it. It simply looks stunning just standing there on my cupboard, so sophisticated and tasteful. I enjoy the choice of so many radio stations, especially the ones playing Mozart all day long. I exchanged my old Hifi System against the Ruark 5 and now I don't have to struggle with cables and ugly loudspeakers any more while the sound is pure bliss, excellent basses and thrilling high tones make it a pure delight to listen to the music coning out of this beautiful device! It was absolutely no effort to set up the Ruark 5, I had it done in no time. Using the Undok App makes it even easier to control it from wherever you are in your apartment. I love it!
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Hi Fi, lots of useful features! We bough the R5 a couple of months ago mainly so we can connect to Spotify and listen to music. The more we got to know the functionality the more impressed with the R5 we are! We love the fact we can access radio stations and pod casts from all over the world and the quality of sound for music and radio is awesome!!
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from exactly what I was looking for I purchased the R5 on recommendation from a friend who owns an R3 and was able to listen to the sound quality first hand. The R5 seems to have more clarity and adjustability which justifies the higher price. We bought this system to reboot our dormant CD collection which is great and the other connectivity is useful too. The only criticism is the interface with deezer, spotify, etc. when using them directly on the unit is not very intuitive and quite clunky to use. Perhaps the ability to connect a keyboard or predictive text could help. Otherwise, exactly what we were looking for.
Date published: 2021-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Right decision Our Bang & Olufson music system was recently – after more than 20 years – no longer operational, so the question arose as to what we should buy. Since we have an extensive CD collection, a CD player was a must, and we also wanted to be able to use the internet radio. This is perfectly possible with our brand new Ruarkaudio. After the Viennese dealer delivered the device to us and familiarized us with the basic settings, we now regularly use our new system. The music playback is high-class and the possibility of receiving radio stations worldwide is a wonderful enrichment for our information needs. So we are completely satisfied with our purchase and can highly recommend the R5 High Fidelity Music System. M. Dransfeld Vienna / Austria
Date published: 2021-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A natural succesor A natural successor to my Arcam solo; all the features that I was looking for.
Date published: 2021-03-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good but ... The quality of the sound, the functionalities and the design are excellent. Nevertheless, we are experiencing some random shut down from time to time. When we decided to replace the first one after less than 10 days, it took about 3 months to get it replaced. The problem still persists.
Date published: 2021-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rewarding musical box! The R5 options to play music surely fulfills even the more demanding passionate. A digital music station extremely simple to use, with a lot of connections available and a real pleasure for the eye and the ears. And even the sense of touch finds its accomplishment with the unusual remote control. I will love to give 5 stars when the support, especially the process for firmware updates, will be verified.
Date published: 2021-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sound My wife bought this for my 60th. And for a all in one system I must say the sound is really excellent. Plus all the connections you get dab cd in plus connected my turntable that have not used for years also sounds good. YES VERY HAPPY WITH RUARKAUDIO 5.
Date published: 2021-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The best of British! We bought our R5 with the MRx connected speaker as a 'package' - the R5 for the living room, the MRx for the kitchen - initially as we wanted an all-in-one system which would enable us to play our CD collection. We've since discovered the bottomless resources that are internet radio and Spotify! We're very pleased with your products now that we've got them up and running and have had time to familiarise ourselves with the controls. The Undok app could have been more helpful for 'non-techies' (apparently the original Ruark app was better) but once we'd understood the need for 'pairing' we were on our way. Having a bluetooth connection to our 'phones remains a novelty! The sound quality is excellent and very adjustable - perhaps surprising for a 'single unit', but certainly to be expected at this price point! Stereo separation on the R5 could be better - is that physically possible? - but clarity and tone are first class, and volume is more than enough! The biggest disappointment is that in spite of buying a brand new 'smart' tv (and an optical cable) at the same time, we were unable to achieve a synch to the R5 and use it as a sound bar which had been part of our initial cost justification. The design with our soft grey finish stands out for being quietly modern and distinctive - probably timeless. By happy coincidence, the grey grille fabric on the MRx is an extraordinary visual match for our grey quartz kitchen worktops! The remote is both logical and fun! We're pleased to support such carefully considered and tasteful British-designed products (though a little sad to see that they are made in China. Market forces I suppose, but....)
Date published: 2021-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic sound quality Having the R5 for over a month now I find the sound absolutely fantastic, I have both the R5 and the speaker and I am amazed at the clarity of sound especially my CD collection on both. They also look really cool and the build quality is excellent.
Date published: 2021-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible quality Its not only a music system of the finest quality its a piece of furniture.
Date published: 2021-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic piece of kit! The R5 is a feature packed HiFi unit, with excellent sound in a very solid and attractive housing. I purchased the unit for CDs and DAB radio, and the unit delivers admirably on both counts. In addition, it has introduced me to internet radio, opening up a (the!) whole world to explore musically. The graded unit perfect and indistinguishable from a new one, setup easy and the controls intuitive. The sound is full and impressive, with enough options to nuance the output to different genres to ensure an excellent listening experience across all music types. Overall I am extremely pleased with my R5, and am now saving for a MRx Connected Wireless Speaker to extend the capabilities of the music system!
Date published: 2021-03-07
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