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Ruark Audio R1 Mk4 Radio

It was 14 years ago that Ruark launched their first generation R1. 14 years on and this winter they are delighted to announce the launch of their fourth generation. Like the original, the design of R1 Mk4 is simple yet stunning, but Ruark believe even more in-tune with what discerning customers are seeking today.

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Ruark Audio R1 MK4

It was 14 years ago that Ruark launched their first generation R1. 14 years on and this winter they are delighted to announce the launch of their fourth generation. Like the original, the design of R1 Mk4 is simple yet stunning, but Ruark believe even more in-tune with what discerning customers are seeking today.

Ideal for the kitchen, perfect in the office and simply delightful to wake up to in the bedroom, Ruark's new R1 brings style to any room and with a quality Bluetooth receiver built in you can wirelessly stream to R1 from your phone or computer. Most importantly, if you love music then we are confident that you’ll find R1 Mk4 a revelation.

A NEW APPROACH

Each generation of Ruark's R1 has been an evolution of the original, but with R1 Mk4 they wanted it to be more progressive both in design and performance.

Using a precision moulding process has allowed Ruark to gently profile the enclosure providing a fresh new look and the perfect surface for their new Light Cream and Espresso finishes. With acoustic treatment the enclosure is sturdy and acoustically inert, providing the ideal housing for our electronics and NS+ driver.

Complimenting the design further is a beautiful hand-crafted slatted wood grille. This brings added sophistication and creates a timeless Eames like vibe, but overall, the design is still unique and distinctly Ruark.

A NEW STANDARD IN SOUND

Ruark's previous R1 models were critically acclaimed for their sound quality, but with R1 Mk4 they have further raised the bar! With their heritage in high-fidelity sound Ruark fully understand the complexities of enclosure and drive unit design and making sure that both are matched and tuned to each other. In particular their latest neodymium NS+ driver as used in their R3 and R5 models provides a smooth and extended frequency response and in R1s tuned enclosure delivers an impressive bass performance.

Driving the system is a punchy Class A/B linear amplifier for exceptional dynamics and with adaptive equalisation an eminently listenable sound is achieved at all volume levels.

A NEW STANDARD IN FEATURES

Ruark's crisp OLED display clearly shows time, alarm and programme information and auto adjusts to suit ambient light levels making it a perfect bedside companion. Radio reception is excellent, and a quality Bluetooth receiver allows you to enjoy R1’s great sound when streaming from your phone or computer.

FM parameters can be set to suit US and Japanese needs and a multilingual user interface makes R1 a truly international proposition. Also with a real time clock built in, time and date are kept live when power is disconnected or when transmitted data is not available.

The list of features continues, but other highlights include a USB-C charge/shuffle playback port, headphone output, switchable line input and of course our trademark RotoDial control system. Finally, for those seeking distant operation, Ruark have an optional compact remote control available.

As they said back in 2006, radio never sounded or looked this good.


KEY FEATURES

  • Class leading sound with adaptive EQ
  • DAB, DAB+ and FM Tuner
  • High quality Bluetooth receiver
  • RTC with battery backup
  • Intuitive Rotodial control system
  • Linear amplifier with Ruark NaturalSound+ driver
  • High contrast OLED display with auto dimming
  • USB-C charge and shuffle playback port
  • Contoured polymer enclosure with acoustic treatment
  • Hand-crafted slatted wood grille
  • Adjustable EQ settings
  • Easily customised for hotel use
  • Improved power management with optional battery pack
  • Optional remote control with 4 direct access pre-sets
  • Stereo headphone output
  • Easy-to-use comprehensive dual alarms
  • Power Consumption: 0.7W standby power; automatic standby after 20 mins, see user guide for more details
  • Finishes: Light Cream and Espresso lacquers
  • Dimensions: H175 × W130 × D135mm
  • Weight: 1.5 Kg

Audio

Frequency response55Hz – 20kHz
Drivers75mm Ruark NS+
Amplifier9W
EnhancementsAdjustable EQ, loudness
Cabinet typeTuned reflex enclosure


Connectivity

RadioDAB/DAB+
Radio presets10 presets in each mode
Multiregional FMWorld, USA, Japan, Korea
BluetoothV4.0, SBC, AAC, BLE, A2DP
Line-in3.5mm stereo jack (1.4Vrms max)
Headphone3.5mm output jack, 6Ω
USB2.0, (5V 1A) MP3, AAC up to 48kHz 320kbps, FLAC up to 24-bit 96kHz, WAV up to 24-bit 96kHz, WMA up to 44.1kHz 320kbps


Features

DisplayHigh-contrast OLED with auto dimming
Dual alarmsDaily, custom, weekends, weekdays
Auto standbyAutomatic power saving mode
DSTConfigurable daylight-saving settings
Real time clockwith extrernal battery backup
Security slotKensington compatible
User interface languagesEN, DA, DE, FR, ES, IT, JA, KO, NL, NO, PL, RU, ZH


General

FinishesEspresso, Light Cream
Box containsR1, AC power adapter, quick start guide
Power adapter100-240VAC 50-60Hz input 14VDC 1.5A output, 1.8m cable, 2.1 x 5.5mm DC plug
Power consumption0.7W standby, 4-8W typical
Product dimensionsH175 x W130 x D135mm
Product weight1.4kg

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