Ruark Audio R5 Music System
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Super Cool And Classy Design Music System
Excellent Stereo Sound With Built-In Subwoofer
Front Load Multi-Format CD Player, Bluetooth, DAB+/FM Radio, Spotify Connect And Turntable Input
Illuminated Dial, Clock/Alarm/Sleep Timer
About The Ruark Audio R5 Music System
Ruark’s latest R5 music system is super cool and just screams classic high class design the minute you lay eyes on it! However, inside is just as cool as the Ruark Audio boffins have filled it with all mod cons so it will pair with other Ruark Audio products to become the centrepiece of a multi-room audio system. The R5 will be another timeless compact music system, which combines killer looks and sublime sound.
Ruark Audio's heritage goes back more than three decades and simply means they understand the synergy of cabinet, amplifier and drive unit design in creating great sound. For example R5's enclosure has been tuned to provide optimal conditions for the drive units and electronics. Furthermore, the stereo speakers have been engineered to provide a beautifully natural frequency response by means of a powerful neodymium magnet system and lightweight cone assembly. Of course, the built-in active subwoofer provides effortless extended bass for lifelike aural drama.
A World Of Radio: For local and national broadcasts R5's DAB and FM tuner provides excellent performance and with DAB+ also built in, R5 is perfectly suited for Australia as this is the standard where digital radio is available. For international broadcasts, R5's Internet tuner allows access to boundless stations and podcasts world-wide, so whether you're an expatriate missing home or a music lover into bluegrass or jazz, with the R5 you will quickly find stations you will love familiar and new.
Spotify Connect:R5 has Spotify the worlds leading music streaming service built in and with a Spotify Premium account you can select R5 as your playback device and then control the music using R5's RotoDial, remote control or the Ruark LINK app for iOS and Android devices. With a vast library of over 20 million tracks, Spotify Premium and R5 will allow you to discover new music and enjoy old favourites with sound that will transform your listening experience.
Multi-Room Ready: With its powerful sound R5 can fill your home with music, but with its ‘multi-room’ capabilities it's easy to wirelessly link and sync with our other models such as MRx, R2 Mk3 and R7 Mk3 to provide sound wherever you want it. Linking and syncing with other units means that you can tailor the sound level around your home, just how you want, so whether you want to party or relax, with R5 and our other products you can do all this and more.
Slot Loading CD Player: For the finest sound, CD is still one of the best ways to experience music and R5 features a high specification, fast loading front slot loading player that will make your CD collection sound better than ever. Alongside standard CDs, R5 also plays self-made CDs encoded with popular audio formats such as WAV, MP3 and AAC and in addition displays track and artist information when this data is available on the disc.
RotoDial Controller: Ruark's trademark RotoDial controller has been updated and is integrated so users can manage functions either directly from R5 or use the separate dedicated infrared remote. With its ergonomic design the new remote control feels comfortable to hold and alongside the RotoDial control makes operation of R5 simple and intuitive.
Ethernet Connectivity:R5 is designed for wireless connectivity, but on the back panel we've also included an ethernet socket so R5 can be directly connected to your network if required. A wired ethernet connection ensures reliability in playback and can also prove useful if you want to use R5 where the wi-fi signal from your router is variable or weak. In this case, ethernet powerline adaptors are a reliable and ideal solution.
Comprehensive Connectivity: R5 has comprehensive direct connectivity, allowing devices such as a turntable, Amazon Dot, Google Chromecast or Apple AirPort Express to be connected and enjoyed. In particular R5's optical input provides a convenient connection point for most modern TVs making it a fantastic home entertainment solution that will greatly increase your enjoyment of film and TV. Also included is a USB socket so you can playback music stored on a memory stick in a variety of popular audio codecs including MP3, AAC and WMA files..
Bluetooth Connectivity:R5 features the very latest aptX HD audio technology which partners with Bluetooth so you can stream high definition music wirelessly from compatible devices to R5 with sound that is indistinguishable from a wired connection. Bluetooth’s ease of use has made it the foremost method for audio streaming, and it works with virtually all leading music and radio apps including Apple Music, TuneIn and BBC Sounds - subject to availability.
Customisable Twin Alarms And Sleep And Snooze Timer: R5 is possibly too big for most bedside tables, but on a chest or suchlike the new R5 will make any bedroom sound better and with its remote control and customisable twin alarms with sleep and snooze timer you can control R5 and wake or doze exactly how and when you want.
OLED Display: Programme and set-up information are displayed with precision on R5s 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 is chemically bonded to the glass front panel for absolute legibility and contrast at any viewing angle and the brightness can be adjusted to suit your requirements, when active and also in standby.
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 R5 they use their own Class A-B amplifier system using discrete component technology and delivering up to 90 Watts output. This practice is usually only found in prestige, high value audio separates.
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.
Our Take On R5
The Ruark Audio R5 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. Combine both stunning sound and design and we can truly say that the R5 is the perfect 'all in one' music solution for 21st century living. Ideal for modern day technophobes, simply plug in and within minutes R5 will provide room filling sound that will satisfy even the most discerning listener. The included USB playback port, DAB/DAB+/FM tuners and auxiliary inputs also unite with the powerful 2.1 audio-grade amplifier/speaker system. 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. The built-in multi-format CD player is another big attraction of the R5. Millions of the over 30's have many millions of CDs but the main CD player may have gone to the graveyard. If that's your story and you and your collection and investment in CD's warrants them being played - even occasionally - then this is just another plus for the R5.
Main Features & Specifications
- 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: 30 Station Presets - FM x 10; DAB+ x 10 and Internet x 10
- Phono Input: Yes
- Line-Level/Aux Input: Yes
- Line-Level Output: Yes
- Digital Input: Connect your TV via a toslink digital cable and use the R5 as a compact sound bar
- USB Playback: Includes port for playback and charging of smart devices
- Power Output: 90 Watts nominal power output
- Speakers: 2 x 75mm (3") custom high-fidelity drive units
- Subwoofer: Built-In on the underside
- Remote Control: Intuitive ‘click to select’ RotoDial control system and matching RotoDial radio remote
- Ruark LINK app provides full control of R5 from iOS and Android devices
- 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.
- Available Finishes: Soft Grey Lacquer with Grey Woven Grille Fabric or Rich Walnut Veneer with Grey Woven Grille Fabric
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 520 x 142 x 300mm
- Nett Weight: 9.5Kg
- Shipping Weight: 11Kg
- Manufacturers Warranty: 2 Years
Note: Features and Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE.