Ruark Audio R7 Mk3 Music System
A Modern Work Of Art With Yesteryear Simplicity
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 R7 Mk3 Music System
Ruark Audio's R7 MK3 high fidelity music system is a deliberate return to the 1950's and earlier when the radiogram ruled supreme. Not everyone on the planet wants to be bothered with the "complications" of setting up a component stereo system and the R7 Mk 3 meets that brief perfectly. However, inside is just as cool and up-to-date as anything else on the market because the Ruark Audio team of boffins have not only jammed it full with all mod cons - it will pair with other Ruark Audio products to become the centrepiece of a multi-room audio system - but have also delivered a complete 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 R7's enclosure has been tuned to provide optimal conditions for the drive units and electronics. Furthermore, the twin 140mm dual concentric stereo speakers are powered by a 160 Watt Class A/B amplifier and 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 R7's DAB and FM tuner provides excellent performance and with DAB+ also built in, R7 is perfectly suited for Australia as this is the standard where digital radio is available. For international broadcasts, R7'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 R7 you will quickly find stations you will love familiar and new.
Spotify Connect:R7 has Spotify the worlds leading music streaming service built in and with a Spotify Premium account you can select R7 as your playback device and then control the music using R7'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 Mk3and 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 R7 features a high specification, fast loading front slot loading player that will make your CD collection sound better than ever. Alongside standard CDs, R7 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 R7 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 R7 simple and intuitive.
Ethernet Connectivity: R7 is designed for wireless connectivity, but on the back panel we've also included an ethernet socket so R7 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 R7 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: R7 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 R7'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: The R7 features the very latest aptX HD audio technology which partners with Bluetooth so you can stream high definition music wirelessly from compatible devices to R7 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.
OLED Display: Programme and set-up information are displayed with precision on R7s 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 R7 they use their own Class A-B amplifier system using discrete component technology and delivering up to 160 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.
What Owners Have Said
"The range of ways you can play music make this without doubt one of the most versatile systems available. The sound has real depth thanks to the adjustable sub woofer mounted out of sight underneath. There is real clarity & great timing from an all in one unit & a warmth that I find beguiling even at low listening levels...I have spent a fortune on hifi separates over the years trying to find the holy grail of audio, but really, it's become tiresome constantly looking for that extra few percent of performance not to mention taking over a whole room with precisely positioned speakers & room treatments. I am quite happy now to leave that world behind & just enjoy the music from this beautiful system." - Ruark Audio Website Review
"In sum it looks great (if you like the Ruark aesthetic, which I do) and the sound is just effortlessly pleasurable and has made me hear a lot of my music with fresh ears. Yes, it's substantially more expensive than even the next most expensive Ruark product but if you like the look and sound of Ruark and appreciate the R7's immense functionality it's a step up well worth making." - Ruark Audio Website Review
The Ruark Audio R7 Mk3 has evolved so virtually everything about it is new including subtle changes to its looks and is the realisation of the Ruark family's dream to remaster the radiograms of yesteryear but delivering the iconic ideology completely up to 21st century demands. What we have noticed in the last few years is the number of customers who no longer want to be bothered with what they see as complications with wiring and installation of a traditional hi-fi system. Interestingly, it has been the European brands that have excelled at the concept with a range of quite expensive solutions. However, they are usually jam-packed with all the latest technology that we all seem to 'need' but unlike a lot of compact systems - the under $1000 category - still combine high quality audio design and performance and the R7 Mk 3 is another perfect example of an 'all in one' music solution for 21st century living.
Ideal for modern day technophobes, simply plug in and within minutes R7 Mk 3 will provide room filling sound that will surprise even discerning listeners. The included USB playback port, DAB/DAB+/FM tuners and auxiliary inputs also unite with the powerful 2.1 audio-grade amplifier/speaker system. As you will have already noticed, it incorporates technology that will allow you to play your CD music, radio broadcasts and also 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 R7 Mk3. 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 R7. Finally, we must mention the optional TV bracket that allows you to mount a flat-screen TV to complete a truly amazing A/V package.
Main Features & Specifications
- Design: High quality music system with CD Player, DAB+/FM Tuner with 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: Two
- Line-Level Output: One
- 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: 160 Watts nominal power output
- Speakers: 2 x 140mm (5.5") dual-concentric 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 R7 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 via remote
- Headphone Jack: Stereo headphone jack - full size on front fascia
- Alarm/Clock/Timer: Easy-to-use clock and programmable dual alarm functions with once, weekly, weekday and weekend settings
- Alarm Volume: Adjustable
- Antenna: Telescopic on rear. Also provision for external antenna.
- Available Finishes: Rich Walnut Veneer/Lead Grey Grille Fabric/Satin Black Spindle Legs or Soft Grey Lacquer/Lead Grey Grille Fabric/Natural Cherry Spindle Legs
- Dimensions On Legs (WxHxD): 1000 x 650 x 425mm
- Dimensions On Feet (WxHxD): 1000 x 185 x 425mm
- Nett Weight: 30 Kg
- Manufacturers Warranty: 2 Years.
Note: Features and Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE.