Ruark Audio R5

£1,099.00

Embodying Ruark Audio’s knowledge of the past with their vision of the future, R5 is the perfect ‘all-in-one’ system for music and design enthusiasts alike.

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Ruark Audio R5

Ruark Audio R5

 

Embodying Ruark Audio’s knowledge of the past with their vision of the future, R5 is the perfect ‘all-in-one’ system for music and design enthusiasts alike.

From feedback they knew many love the design and features of R7, so with R5, they have scaled down their flagship model in all but sound to create a system which is simply pioneering.

Ruark Audio R5 is also multi-room ready and if desired can be wirelessly linked with their MRx, R2 Mk3 and R7 Mk3 to provide beautiful sound all around your home.

Perfect on its own or with a TV as a complete home entertainment solution, R5 embodies their rich heritage with awareness of ever changing technology in a system that is timeless and built to last.

CONNECTION HEAVEN R5

Whether you want to wirelessly stream or want to connect a turntable or TV, R5 has it covered.

For direct streaming, R5’s aptX HD Bluetooth receiver provides above CD quality from compatible devices and with a broadband connection you’ll have access to internet radio stations worldwide and an infinite library of music through services such as Spotify, Amazon Music, Deezer and Tidal.

Moreover, with both analogue and digital inputs it’s also easy to connect and enjoy other devices.

In particular R5 makes a great sound system for TVs.

BEAUTIFUL INSIDE TOO

Ruark Audio pride themselves on their visual design but with their high-fidelity heritage, they know that it’s what’s beneath the surface that really counts!

Proud to say that they are hands-on with every aspect of their products design, spending endless hours debating and evaluating to create what they believe are the finest available.

As an example, R5 uses a high capacity linear power supply with Class A-B amplifiers and active electronics and equalisation to precisely control the loudspeaker units.

This technology is usually only found in specialist high value audio equipment.

INTUITIVE TO CONTROL
Their trademark RotoDial controller provides a slick control system which is easy to use R5 also includes a matching remote which mirrors exactly the main controller.

Using superior radio communication, the remote does not need to be aimed during operation and sited on a table or sitting in your hand the remote is an ergonomic delight.

Also available for iOS and Android devices is their app called Ruark LINK. This allows full control of R5 and is ideal for managing multi-room set-up and control.

DESIGNED FOR SOUND

 

Ruark Audio’s heritage 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, their stereo speakers have been engineered to provide a beautifully natural frequency response by means of a powerful neodymium magnet system and lightweight cone assembly.

Finally, their 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 future ready for the rollout of this technology in the UK and around the world.

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 R5 you will quickly find stations you will love familiar and new.

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 their other products you can do all this and more.

MULTI-FORMAT CD PLAYER
For the finest sound, CD is still one of the best ways to experience music and R5 features a high specification 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.

ETHERNET CONNECTION
R5 is designed for wireless connectivity, but on the back panel they have 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.

CONNECT, PLAYBACK AND ENJOY

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.

HIGH DEFINITION BLUETOOTH
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.

SPOTIFY CONNECT BUILT IN
R5 has Spotify the world’s 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 their 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.

VIVID CLARITY R5
Programme, time and alarm status are shown with vivid clarity on R5’s Organic LED (OLED) display.

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.

SPECIFICATIONS Ruark Audio R5

 

SOUND
2 × Ruark Audio 75mm full-range driver with neodymium magnet system
Integrated active subwoofer with 125mm long throw driver
Linear Class A-B Amplifier, 90 watts nominal output
Adjustable treble and bass settings
Enhanced 3D sound processing
Audio grade components throughout
Loudness function provides enhanced sound at low volume levels
CD PLAYER
Slot loading CD player plays CD-Audio, MP3, AAC and WMA music disks
Text support for CD and USB playback when available
WIRELESS
Wireless DLNA audio streaming from network attached storage devices and PCs
MULTI-ROOM READY
Multi-Room mode allows R5 to be wirelessly connected and synchronised with up to seven other Ruark connected models. These include MRx, R2 Mk3 and R7 Mk3
TUNER
DAB, DAB+ and FM Tuner with RDS for local and national reception
Internet Receiver for world-wide radio reception
30 station pre-sets (10 DAB, 10 FM, 10 Internet)
BLUETOOTH
Built in aptX HD Bluetooth receiver provides 24-bit high resolution playback from compatible devices
SPOTIFY CONNECT
Spotify Connect provides seamless integration with Spotify App and access to 20+ million tracks
OTHER MUSIC SERVICES
R5 also supports music services from Amazon Music, Deezer and Tidal
DISPLAY

High contrast OLED display with large format clock
Adjustable brightness to suit requirements
CONNECTIVITY
1 × RIAA gain stage input for turntable (RCA connectors)
1 × stereo analogue inputs (RCA connectors)
1 × digital optical TOSLINK input
1 × stereo analogue output (RCA connectors)
USB charge (5V 1.0A) and playback port. Codec’s supported include WAV, WMA, AAC, FLAC and MP3
Ethernet port for direct connection to network
Front mounted stereo headphone output
ALARM
Easy-to-use programable dual alarm with once, daily, weekday and weekend settings
Adjustable alarm volume
Adjustable snooze and sleep timers
CONTROLS
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
STANDARD FINISHES
Rich Walnut veneer with Camira Lead Grey grille fabric
Soft Grey lacquer with Camira Lead Grey grille fabric
MAINS POWER REQUIREMENT
200-240VAC, 50-60Hz
DIMENSIONS
H142 × W520 × D300mm
WEIGHT
5kg

 

Brand

Ruark Audio

Ruark Audio

Based on the South East Coast of England we are a family-owned company with an amazing passionate team.

My love of music and sound came from my Father who worked within the British audio industry during the 60s and 70s, before we formed Ruark Acoustics together in 1985. In the beginning we made loudspeaker systems for audio enthusiasts, but since 2006 we’ve applied our skills to create radios and music systems with wide ranging appeal that look and sound fabulous in any space.

For our products we have three key objectives…

Mission

Our mission is to design products that appeal to the heart as much as the head. Products that we ourselves would be proud to own.

Design

Our aim is to create design icons of the future! Clean lines and proportions allied to special features such as our RotoDial control system make our products unique and instantly recognisable.

Performance & Functionality

Our goal is for class-leading performance, intuitive operation and functions that are really beneficial, rather than frivolous features that may seldom be used.

Since launch, our models have become regarded as the finest available, gaining critical acclaim, including the Sunday Telegraph memorably describing our first generation R1 as ‘the Aston Martin of DAB radios’. This statement concisely describes our company ethos.

Whether you’re looking for beautiful design or perfect sound, we think you’ll be impressed by what we have to offer. Also we pride ourselves on our customer service, so should you have a question or need assistance, we will always do our utmost to help.

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Colour

Soft Grey, Walnut

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