Ruark Audio R2i stereo system. Now With Bluetooth / WiFi *NEW MODEL*
Availability date: 01/01/2016
Ruark Audio R2i stereo system. Now with Bluetooth & Wifi.
The third generation R2 embodies our principles in a timeless compact music system, which looks and sounds sublime.
Whilst the new R2 may give the impression of being similar to its forerunners, through painstaking design, it has evolved so virtually everything about it is new. Notably it incorporates technology that will allow you to play your music and broadcasts and discover new music in a variety of convenient ways.
The new R2 is undoubtedly a technological tour-de-force and one of the most desirable compact music systems available, but what makes the new R2 really special is its sound! Sound quality is our heritage and we believe that technology means little if the end result is a tinny or unnatural sound. The new R2 is a product which we are confident will bring fresh enjoyment to your everyday listening and hence the tagline - ‘made for music’.
With DAB/FM and Internet Radio tuners built in, the new R2 is capable of receiving radio stations globally and with DAB+ also included, the new R2 can be used in countries such as Australia and Germany where this updated format is now being used. DAB+ also ensures that the new R2 is ready for additional stations in the UK, which are planned for 2015.
crystal clear OLED display
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 requirements, both in active and standby modes.
The new R2 features aptX® audio technology that partners with Bluetooth® so you can stream directly from compatible devices to R2 with audio quality virtually indistinguishable from a wired connection. An increasing number of devices are now available with aptX®, but with or without, sound quality over Bluetooth with R2 is impressive.
high quality phono sockets
On the rear panel you’ll find a pair of high quality phono sockets for the second switchable line input. These sockets are ideal for connection to the audio/headphone output of most flat panel TVs and played through the new R2 you’ll notice a radical improvement in sound quality, making films and viewing all the more enjoyable.
multi-use USB socket
Also on the rear panel is a multi-use USB socket. At its simplest, it’s a charging port so you can conveniently charge your smartphone, but moreover it’s also a playback port which allows you to connect a USB memory stick or portable hard drive loaded with your favourite music.
customisable twin alarms
The new R2 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 an adjustable snooze and sleep timer so you can doze in a similar fashion.
The new R2 is Spotify Connect ready, so if you have a Spotify Premium account you can select R2 as your player and then control playback using the controls on R2 itself. Even if the new R2 is turned off, when next turned on, simply by pressing the play button your music will start from exactly where it finished and all this happens even if your phone or tablet switched off. With access to over 20 million songs, with the Spotify app and a Premium account, you’ll be discovering new music and enjoying old favourites, everyday.
headphone output and line input
On the front panel a headphone output is provided along with a switchable line input allowing easy connection of auxiliary audio devices. A useful function of the headphone output is that the volume is ‘remembered’ independently from the main speaker volume, so when headphones are unplugged the volume reverts to the last used level.
intuitive RotoDial control system
In our opinion, products covered in buttons look ugly and our trademark RotoDial control system provides a sophisticated and elegant solution. For the new R2 we’ve evolved our RotoDial concept further so it looks and feels even better and with fewer buttons is even more intuitive to operate.
enjoy your entire music collection streamed wirelessly
The new R2 allows you to enjoy your entire music collection streamed wirelessly from storage devices or PCs connected to your home network. It supports a variety of audio codec’s including WMA, AAC, FLAC, MP3, MP2 and Real Audio. Audio streaming requires a DLNA server or PC/Mac running DLNA certified software.
The new R2 enclosure is handcrafted from a careful selection of wood, metals and man-made materials. The wooden cabinet we know from our years designing loudspeakers gives the best sound quality and clad in a choice of luxurious walnut or our new modern soft white and soft black lacquers, has the added benefit that it looks striking in combination with the cool steel front panel and feels warm and natural to touch.
Operating the new R2 with our new RotoDial control is a joy, but also included is a stylish compact remote which allows you to control and set all R2 functions from the comfort of your chair or bed.