Ruark Audio R1 MKIII
Elegant and beautifully simple, the latest R1 is the third generation of Ruark’s iconic table radio which started the Ruark Audio story and marked the transition from manufacturing Hi-Fidelity loudspeakers, to quality compact audio systems.
At first glance, the latest R1 appears remarkably similar to its predecessors, but look closely and you will see that everything about it has been refined. Ruark’s updated ‘RotoDial’ control system looks slick, and combined with the latest OLED display, provides a control interface which is clear and intuitive to use. The enclosure retains the same attractive dimensions, but with new soft lacquer finishes and a re-design for the front and rear panels, the craftsmanship and desirability of R1 Mk3 has been elevated to an even greater level.
With its refreshed look, honed performance and addition of Bluetooth audio streaming, R1 Mk3 has been painstakingly evolved, making it, the best and most complete tabletop radio available.
R1 Mk3 will make any bedroom look and sound better and with customisable twin alarms you’ll be woken from your slumbers with quality sound exactly how and when you want. Also included is adjustable snooze and sleep timers so you can doze in a similar fashion.
Programme and set-up information are displayed with crystal clear clarity on the latest technology OLED (organic light emitting diode) display. The really good thing about this new display, is that it retains its vivid clarity at any viewing angle and the display brightness can be adjusted to suit your needs, both in standby and active modes.
The majority of radios are made from plastic, but R1’s enclosure is tuned and handcrafted from natural wood based materials which Ruark know from their years designing loudspeakers, gives the best sound quality. Clad in a choice of luxurious walnut veneer or soft white and soft black lacquers, this material has the added benefit that it is wonderful to see and touch.
R1 Mk3 has a high quality Bluetooth receiver built in, so if desired you can wirelessly stream your music, internet radio and other services such as Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music. Most modern MP3 players, Smartphone’s and computers have Bluetooth transmitters built in, but moreover you will find that sound quality over Bluetooth with R1 Mk3 is highly impressive.
Available in Rich Walnut veneer, Soft White and Soft Black lacquers.