Ruark Audio R3 Music System

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Superbly Crafted Tabletop Stereo System With Class Leading Audio

Wi-Fi Streaming From Spotify, Tidal & Deezer

CD Player, AptX Bluetooth, Internet Radio, DAB+, FM

USB-C Playback, Remote Control, Optical & Analogue Inputs

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About The Ruark R3 Music System

Taking over from the evergreen R4, the Ruark R3 tabletop stereo system brings the feature list bang up to date with the inclusion of Wi-Fi music streaming, aptX Bluetooth, internet radio, USB-C playback and charging whilst retaining traditional music formats such as compact disc and FM & DAB+ radio.

The beautiful new R3 all-in-one music system from British audio brand Ruark builds upon the company’s human-first approach to technology.

Ruark Audio R3 Music System

Ruark believes everyone deserves good design in their lives and the smart, elegant R3 system helps people enjoy life that little bit more. It combines a dapper, upscale design with a versatile and playful form factor, topped off by a sublime sound that belies its compact stature. It is also hugely flexible, empowering users to do more than they thought possible with such a system.

As you would expect from the leading purveyor of stylish standalone sound systems, R3’s new design enhances modern life and the modern home with its versatility of placement. At home in the living room, kitchen, bedroom, study or bathroom, it can fit seamlessly into any living area where space is at a premium – without any compromise on performance or style.

The R3’s combination of tactile and luxurious materials sees the continuation of Ruark’s signature and eye-catching design language. It exudes quality and premium craftsmanship, from the curvaceous form of the hand-crafted cabinet to the coolness of the glass display, the warmth of the woven fabric grille to Ruark’s trademark RotoDial controller. With its carefully considered proportions creating a purposeful look and the cantilevered legs subtly angling R3 upwards, this system is ready to perform.

This superbly versatile and compact one-box wonder offers comprehensive listening options for every music fan. Stream songs from your favourite music services such as Spotify Connect, Tidal and Deezer over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth aptX, access its Smart Radio functionality to tune into internet, DAB+ or FM stations, or spin a CD using the onboard player.

R3 can also be part of your TV and Smart Home set-up, with switchable analogue and digital inputs so devices such as a TV, Alexa Echo Dot or Google Home Mini can be easily connected.

Built around more than three decades of high-end audio expertise and pedigree, the compact R3 delivers a dynamic performance akin to larger system with separate speakers. The cabinet has been carefully tuned to provide the ideal housing for Ruark’s NS+ loudspeaker units. Featuring a low-reflection air-flowed chassis, powerful neodymium magnet system and lightweight cone assembly, these drivers provide a full-range performance that belies their size.

Driving the system is a high-fidelity two-channel Class A-B amplifier, and with their own algorithms and the latest digital sound processing Ruark have been able to finely control the sound at every level to provide detail and a realistic sound stage that exceeds the R3’s compact profile. Whatever your taste in music R3 is a remarkable all-in-one system that fulfils the needs of even the most discerning listener.

About Ruark Audio

Based on the south east coast of England, Ruark Audio are a family-owned company with an amazing, passionate team that has a genuine love of music. Founder, Alan O’Rourke, grew up playing guitar and surrounded by hi-fi equipment through his dad’s work in the industry. So it’s not entirely surprising that he went on to start his own audio company, originally designing and manufacturing a fine range of loudspeakers and now to a small but high-quality range of radio based products that we are also extremely enthusiastic.  The following is an exert from their company profile:

"We have always loved design. Our ultimate mission is to make beautiful products that blend in with your environment, and are easy to live with as they are enjoyable to listen to. Much of our inspiration comes from our surroundings and the things we love most. The curves of our favourite car, the functionality of a piece of classic furniture, the texture of a knitted sweater or the technology of the latest gadget in our office. We are constantly inspired and looking for new ways to shape and develop our products. We never stop."

And this last point is so true. Just when you think they can't do anymore with a product, along comes a new version to take listeners to a new level! 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. Want to know more? Then please call one of our friendly and expert staff on all things Ruark.

Main Features & Specifications

  • Design: Tabletop stereo system
  • Class leading audio with enhanced stereo sound
  • Comprehensive Wi-Fi streaming with Spotify Connect & support for Tidal, Deezer & Amazon Music (subject to availability)
  • Multi Format CD player
  • AptX Bluetooth Receiver
  • SmartRadio Tuner with Internet Radio/DAB+/FM
  • USB-C playback/charge port
  • Infrared Remote Control
  • Auxiliary digital & analogue inputs
  • High contrast OLED display with large clock format
  • Ethernet port
  • Class A-B Amplifier System – Nominal 30 watts output
  • Ruark neodymium NS+ drivers


  • Frequency response: 40Hz – 20kHz
  • Drivers: 2 x 75mm Ruark NS+
  • Amplifier: 30W Analogue class AB
  • Enhancements: Bass, treble, loudness, 3D audio
  • DAC/ADC: Up to 24-bit 192kHz
  • Connectivity
  • Radio DAB+, FM with RDS (87.5-108MHz) and Internet Radio
  • Radio presets: 10 presets in each mode
  • Bluetooth: V4.0, SBC, AAC, A2DP, aptX
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g/n; WPS2 setup, WEP, WPA & WPA2
  • Ethernet: RJ45
  • Music services: Spotify Connect, Amazon Music, Deezer, Tidal (subject to availability in Australia)
  • Media: Compatible with UPnP™ DLNA media servers; MP3 up to 48kHz 320kbps, AAC up to 96kHz 320kbps, FLAC* up to 24-bit 48kHz, WAV up to 16-bit 48kHz and 24 bit 44.1kHz, WMA up to 44.1kHz 320kbps
  • CD support: CD, CD-ROM, CD-R/RW discs; MP3, WMA & AAC up to 320 Kbps
  • Line-in: Stereo RCA input (max 2.3Vrms)
  • Optical input: Toslink digital input (24-bit 192kHz)
  • Line-out: Line-level stereo RCA (2.0Vrms)
  • Headphone: 3.5mm output jack, 6Ω
  • USB 2.0: Fat32 memory stick playback, 5V 1A (5W)
  • Aerial: Removable telescopic
  • Aerial connector: 75Ω F-type connector

Other Features

  • Remote control: Infrared
  • App control: UNDOK (iOS & Android)
  • Display: High-contrast OLED
  • Alarms: 2 (daily, once, weekends, weekdays)
  • Auto standby: Automatic low power mode
  • Adjustable input levels: Line in, optical
  • User interface languages: EN, DE, FR, ES
  • Remote batteries: 2 x 1.5V AAA
  • Box contains: R3 Wireless music system, universal power adapter with regional plugs, remote control, remote control batteries, telescopic aerial, aerial spanner, quick start guide.
  • Power adapter: 230-240VAC 50Hz input 14VDC 2.85A 40W output, 1.8m cable, 2.1 x 5.5mm DC plug
  • Power consumption: 2.0W standby, 5.0W idle
  • Available Finishes: Soft Grey lacquer with grey woven grille fabric or Rich Walnut veneer with grey woven grille fabric
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 420 x 167 x 220mm  
  • Nett Weight 5.3kg
  • Shipping weight 6.9kg
  • Manufacturers Warranty: 12 Months

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

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