Ruark Audio R1 MK4 (Light Cream) DAB/FM Radio with Bluetooth

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Ruark Audio R1 MK4 (Light Cream) DAB/FM Radio with Bluetooth

14 years in the making

It was 14 years ago that Ruark launched the first generation R1. 14 years on and Ruark are delighted to announce the launch of the fourth generation. Like the original, the design of R1 Mk4 is simple yet stunning, but Ruark believe even more in-tune with what discerning customers are seeking today.

Ideal for the kitchen, perfect in the office and simply delightful to wake up to in the bedroom, the new R1 brings style to any room and with a quality Bluetooth receiver built in you can wirelessly stream to R1 from your phone or computer. Most importantly, if you love music then Ruark are confident that you’ll find R1 Mk4 a revelation.

  • Class leading sound with adaptive EQ
  • DAB, DAB+ and FM tuner
  • High quality Bluetooth receiver
  • High contrast OLED display with auto dimming
  • Intuitive Rotodial control system
  • Easy-to-use comprehensive dual alarms


Each generation of the R1 has been an evolution of the original, but with R1 Mk4 Ruark wanted it to be more progressive both in design and performance.

Using a precision moulding process has alloRuarkd us to gently profile the enclosure providing a fresh new look and the perfect surface for the new Light Cream and Espresso finishes. With acoustic treatment the enclosure is sturdy and acoustically inert, providing the ideal housing for the electronics and NS+ driver.

Complimenting the design further is a beautiful hand-crafted slatted wood grille. This brings added sophistication and creates a timeless Eames like vibe, but overall, the design is still unique and distinctly Ruark.


The previous R1 models were critically acclaimed for their sound quality, but with R1 Mk4 Ruark have further raised the bar! With the heritage in high-fidelity sound Ruark fully understand the complexities of enclosure and drive unit design and making sure that both are matched and tuned to each other. In particular the latest neodymium NS+ driver as used in the R3 and R5 models provides a smooth and extended frequency response and in R1s tuned enclosure delivers an impressive bass performance.

Driving the system is a punchy Class A/B linear amplifier for exceptional dynamics and with adaptive equalisation an eminently listenable sound is achieved at all volume levels.


The crisp OLED display clearly shows time, alarm and programme information and auto adjusts to suit ambient light levels making it a perfect bedside companion. Radio reception is excellent, and a quality Bluetooth receiver allows you to enjoy R1’s great sound when streaming from your phone or computer.

FM parameters can be set to suit US and Japanese needs and a multilingual user interface makes R1 a truly international proposition. Also with a real time clock built in, time and date are kept live when poRuarkr is disconnected or when transmitted data is not available.

The list of features continues, but other highlights include a USB-C charge/shuffle playback port, headphone output, switchable line input and of course the trademark RotoDial control system. Finally, for those seeking distant operation, Ruark have an optional compact remote control available.

As Ruark said back in 2006, radio never sounded or looked this good.


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