New – Ruark Audio R2 Stereo System
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 which allows you to access your own 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 Spotify Connect ready and with a Spotify Premium account you can select R2 as your playback device and then pause or skip tunes using the controls on R2 itself.
Even if R2 is turned off, when next turned on, simply by pressing the play button your music will resume from where it last finished and this will happen even if your phone or tablet is 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
On its own R2 makes a superb music system but with our new software update, with two or more R2 Mk3’s you can synchronise and spread music all over your home, so you can enjoy ‘beautiful music everywhere’.
Unlike other multi-room systems, set-up and control can be performed directly on each R2 with the OLED display providing clear feedback about system status as well as artist and track information.
Also with our RotoDial controller volume can be quickly adjusted and tracks skipped or repeated so you can control your music from each R2 as you like it.
If desired this latest software release also unlocks R2s ability to be controlled by an application called UNDOK.
This App by Frontier Silicon is free to download from the Apple and Android app stores and allows R2 functions and multi-room settings to be remotely controlled.
Early in 2016 we plan to introduce our own custom App with additional features, but for the time being we think that UNDOK brings a good taste of what is to come.
- Class leading sound quality
- DAB, DAB+ and FM Tuner with RDS
- Wi-Fi internet radio with access to over 16,000 stations worldwide
- Multi-room capability, just add another R2 MK3
- Bluetooth® wireless streaming with aptX® technology
- Spotify Connect ready for instant access to 20+ million tracks
- 10 station presets for both DAB & FM
- USB playback port and charge port for charging smartphones etc
- Two switchable line inputs to connect auxiliary devices
- Wireless DLNA audio streaming from networked storage devices and PCs
- 20 watts nominal power output
- 3.5″ custom high-fidelity drive unitsNew 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
- Compact remote control included
- Easy-to-use dual alarms with once, weekly, weekday and weekend settings and adjustable volume
- Available finishes: Rich Walnut veneer, Soft White and Soft Black lacquers
- Dimensions: H120 × W340 × D185mm
- Weight: 3.6 Kg
All colours £419
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