Spains Audio Visual - Bromsgrove, West Midlands, UK

Ruark Audio R1 Deluxe Tabletop Radio

Elegant and beautifully simple, the new R1 is the third generation of our iconic table radio which started the Ruark Audio story and marked our transition from manufacturing Hi-Fidelity loudspeakers, to quality compact audio systems.

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Above 3 Generations of R1


At first glance, the new R1 appears remarkably similar to its predecessors, but look closely and you will see that everything about it has been refined.

Our 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 lacquer finishes and a crisper design for the front and rear panels, the craftsmanship and desirability of the new R1 has been raised to an even greater level.


The new R1 now has a high quality Bluetooth receiver built in, so if required you can wirelessly stream your music, internet radio and other services such as Spotify.

Most modern MP3 players, Smartphone’s and computers now have Bluetooth transmitters built in, but moreover sound quality over Bluetooth with the new R1 is highly impressive.


Bluetooth streaming with Artist and Track data


Radios covered in buttons look ugly, so one of our first tasks when developing the original R1 was to design a control system which looked good and was easy to use.

The result was our unique RotoDial control system.

For the new R1 we’ve evolved our RotoDial further so it looks even better and with fewer buttons is even more instinctive to use.

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On the rear panel you’ll find a headphone output and a switchable auxiliary input which allows other audio devices to be connected and enjoyed with R1’s sonorous sound.

Also the new R1 features a USB charge port so you can conveniently charge your Smartphone whenever needed.

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  • Class leading sound quality
  • DAB, DAB+ and FM Tuner with RDS
  • 10 station presets for both DAB & FM
  • Built in A2DP Bluetooth audio receiver
  • USB charge port for charging smartphones etc
  • Switchable auxiliary input to connect other audio devices
  • 9 watts nominal power output
  • 3.5″ custom high-fidelity drive unit
  • New intuitive ‘click to select’ RotoDial control system
  • High contrast OLED display with large format clock
  • Adjustable treble and bass settings
  • Loudness function for enhanced sound at low levels
  • Stereo headphone output
  • Easy-to-use clock and dual alarm functions with once, weekly, weekday and weekend settings
  • Adjustable alarm volume
  • Standard finishes: Rich Walnut veneer, Soft White and Soft Black lacquers
  • Optional CarryPack in Black grained leather £39.99
  • Optional BackPack II rechargeable battery £59.99
  • Dimensions H170 × W130 × D135mm
  • Weight: 1.8 Kg

Price list:

All colours £219

Now on Demonstration in-store

Press Reviews

“Its the Aston Martin of DAB radios.

“As a great sounding and compact digital radio for the home, its absolutely top class.

“This portable radio offers a rich and powerful sound that will easily fill a larger room, and suit the most discerning ear.


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