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Ruark Audio R4 MK3 Music System (Walnut)

Ruark Audio

Excellent Stereo With DAB+/FM Radio, CD Player & Bluetooth

Ruark Audio R4 MK3 With CD Player, DAB+/FM Radio & Bluetooth - Angled view

Ruark Audio R4 MK3 With CD Player, DAB+/FM Radio & Bluetooth - Angled view

Beautiful Retro Design, Excellent Stereo Sound With Subwoofer, CD Player, Bluetooth Aptx® Audio Coding, DAB+/FM Radio With Station Presets And Telescopic Antenna

Loudness And Tone Controls, Illuminated Dial, Clock/Alarm/Sleep Timer, Remote And More

Colour Selected: Walnut
Availability: In Stock
Delivery: Free Australia Wide Delivery
Your Price $1,499
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Product Description

The all new Ruark Audio R4 embodies all the company principles in a timeless compact music system, which looks and sounds sublime and is packed with very desirable features. For over 30 years the folk at Ruark have worked within the UK audio industry creating high quality loudspeaker systems for music and audio enthusiasts. 


With stunning sound and design the latest R4 is the perfect 'all in one' music solution for 21st century living. Ideal for modern day technophobes, simply plug in and within minutes R4 will provide room filling sound that will satisfy even the most discerning listener. Comprising an enhanced multi format CD player, aptX Bluetooth receiver, USB playback port, DAB/DAB+/FM tuners and auxiliary inputs united with a powerful 2.1 audio grade amplifier/speaker system, the third generation R4 carries forward the ideology of the original model as a traditional music centre, though one designed and engineered for 21st century living.

Since its introduction, R4 has become regarded as possibly the finest ‘all-in-one’ system available. With Ruark's belief in evolutionary design the new R4 looks reassuringly familiar, but throughout it has been carefully re-engineered making it better than ever. With a smaller footprint, lower profile and selection of beautiful finishes the new R4 exudes style and with the latest RotoDial controller and new technology OLED display, R4 is simplicity itself to use.

DAB+ & FM Tuner: The new R4 features a quality DAB/FM tuner and with DAB+ included, it can be used in countries such as Australia and Germany, where this updated format is now being used. DAB+ also ensures that R4 is ready for upgrades in the UK which are planned for introduction in 2016

Slot Loading CD Player: The R4 MK3’s slot loading CD player is swift to operate and alongside standard music CDs will also play CD-Rs encoded with WAV, MP3, AAC or WMA music files. R4 Mk3 also displays track and artist information when this information is available on the disc.

RotoDial Controller: Ruark's trademark RotoDial controller has been updated and is now integrated so users can manage functions either directly from R4 or use its new dedicated infrared remote. With its ergonomic design the new remote control feels comfortable to hold and alongside the RotoDial control makes operation of R4 simple and intuitive.

USB Playback Port For MP3, AAC & WMA Files: On the rear of R4 is a USB playback port for MP3, AAC and WMA files along with a digital optical input and analogue inputs and output. The USB port also doubles as a convenient charge port for most mobile devices. Specifically the new R4 makes a superb TV sound system with the optical input providing a handy connection point.

There are also some good input options including front and back auxiliary inputs as well as a USB input again via the back panel. You may not use the headphone jack very often, but there is one on the front. Yes, it has a remote control! But the other feature that we find many of our customers want is to have what we will call "Clock Radio" functions! The R4 has a back-lit LCD clock display and you can very quickly set the alarm to abruptly awake you or alternatively gently wake you to your favourite station. The front display also has station and function readout.

Bluetooth Connectivity: The R4 features aptX® audio technology which partners with Bluetooth so you can stream music from compatible devices to R4 with CD quality sound. Bluetooth’s flexibility and simplicity has made it the leading method for wireless streaming and it works with most Smartphone/Tablet audio applications and music streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music. Note, these are connected via your smart device that then streams the service to the R4 via a Bluetooth connection.

Customisable Twin Alarms And Sleep And Snooze Timer: R4 is possibly too big for most bedside tables, but on a chest or suchlike the new R4 will make any bedroom sound better and with its remote control and customisable twin alarms with sleep and snooze timer you can control R4 and wake or doze exactly how and when you want.

OLED Display: Programme and set-up information are displayed with precision on R4s new OLED (organic light emitting diode) display. Whether you are viewing straight on or from an angle, set-up and programme information is displayed with absolute clarity. The display brightness can also be adjusted to suit your requirements, both in active and standby modes.

Hand-Crafted Enclosure: From years spent designing high-end loudspeakers Ruark understand the importance of cabinet and drive unit design to create natural sound, free from colouration and distortion. The enclosure of R4 is hand-crafted from materials chosen for their exceptional acoustic properties and likewise the drive units are carefully designed and constructed to allow optimum dynamics with a smooth extended frequency response.

Class A-B Amplifier System: Ruark's design philosophy is far removed from the majority of compact systems available today. As an example most other products use amplifier chipsets for cost and simplicity, but for R4 they use their own Class A-B amplifier system using discrete component technology. This practice is usually only found in prestige, high value audio separates.

About Ruark Audio: In 2004 the Ruark family made a radical decision to diversify from making just domestic hi-fi equipment and apply their expertise to design a small range of high quality radio based products, choosing to call this development ‘Vita Audio’. That name was changed in or about 2013 to better convey the family business message. The look of all the models exudes style - retro and modern at the same time - but sonically they're equally impressive. Custom made high-fidelity drive units and electronics provide a scale and quality of sound that belies the relative compact size. 

In The News

"The R4’s design is a delightful blend of retro and modern. Its traditional forward-facing layout and chunky dimensions are a refreshing break from all the quirky compact speakers I’ve seen of late, but the curvy cabinet and bold colour scheme will look right at home in contemporary living spaces...The R4 is a pleasure to use, with an overriding sense of simplicity and convenience that technophobes will love. Up close, the RotoDial dial has a pleasant rubberised texture and you can feel each increment as it turns. To select an option just press it down and it responds with a satisfying click." Read more at www.trustedreviews.com

Our Take

The Ruark Audio R4 may give a first impression of being similar to its earlier forerunners. However, through painstaking design, it has evolved so virtually everything about it is new including subtle changes to its looks. Notably however it incorporates technology that will allow you to play your music and broadcasts and discover new music in a variety of convenient ways. One of these is or course Bluetooth. So when you get sick of the radio simply start streaming your favourite music from your smartphone or tablet. However, most customers say that the built-in CD player is another big reason why they are attracted to the R4. Their main CD player may have gone to the graveyard but their collection and investment in CD's warrants the extra cost over the R2 plus adds lots of other features.

  • Design: High quality music system with CD Player, DAB+/FM Tuner with RDS and Bluetooth streaming
  • CD Player: Slot or front loading CD player plays CD-Audio, MP3, AAC and WMA music disks
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth wireless streaming with aptX® technology
  • Presets: 10 Station Presets - can be mixed between FM & DAB
  • Input: Two switchable line-level inputs for auxiliary devices
  • Digital Input: Connect your TV via a toslink digital cable and use the R4 as a sound bar
  • USB Playback: Includes port for playback and charging of smart devices
  • Power Output: 80 Watts nominal power output
  • Speakers: 2 x 3.5" custom high-fidelity drive unit
  • Subwoofer: Built-In on the underside
  • Remote Control: Compact, custom-designed, classy and removable RotoDial remote control 
  • Radio Display: High contrast OLED display with large format ‘easy to read ’ clock
  • Display Light: Display automatically adjusts to suit ambient light level
  • Tone Settings: Fully adjustable tone settings
  • Headphone Jack: Stereo headphone jack
  • Clock/Timer: Easy-to-use clock and dual alarm functions with once, weekly, weekday and weekend settings
  • Alarm Volume: Adjustable 
  • Antenna: Telescopic on rear. Also provision for external antenna.
  • Finish: Walnut
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 440 x 140 x 250mm
  • Nett Weight: 7.0 Kg
  • Shipping Weight: 8.0 Kg
  • Manufacturers Warranty: 12 Months.

Note: Features and Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Name Excellent Stereo With DAB+/FM Radio, CD Player & Bluetooth
Brand Ruark Audio
Main Features DAB+/FM Tuner, Bluetooth Capability , Digital Clock Display, Clock/Alarm/Sleep Timer, RDS, Built-In CD Player, Built-In Subwoofer, Stereo Speakers, USB Input, Auxiliary/iPod Input, Telescopic Antenna, Remote Control
Other Features 220/240V AC
Colour Walnut
Shipping Weight (kg) 9.0000
Price Range $1,499


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