Ruark R4i Mk3
This good-looking music system produces a quality of sound that you simply will not expect from such a compact design. Intuitive to use and with no wires other than a power lead to worry about, simply plug in the R4 and within minutes you’ll have room filling sound that will satisfy even the most discerning listener.
Multi-format CD Player
CD is still one of the best ways to experience quality music and the R4 features a multi-format player that will make your CD collection sound better than ever. Besides standard CDs, the R4 also plays CD-Rs encoded with WAV, MP3, AAC or WMA music files and also displays track and artist information when this data is available on the disc.
The electronic design of R4 is far removed from the mainstream of compact systems available today where integrated modules are used for simplicity of design and cost. With best sound quality in mind Ruark developed their own discrete technology Class A-B amplifier system and use select audio grade components in critical signal paths. This method is usually only found in high-fidelity audio separates.
Voice control and streaming from the likes of Amazon and Google are exciting new technologies, but knowing which one is right for you and which will stand the test of time can be a daunting decision. This is a key reason why all Ruark products incorporate Bluetooth and additional inputs, so new technology devices can easily be connected and enjoyed and so when technology changes (which it is bound to) it is very easy for you to upgrade as required.
High Quality Radio Tuners
R4 features a quality DAB/FM tuner and with DAB+ also included, it can be used in countries such as Australia, Denmark, France, Germany and Norway where this updated system is now being used. DAB+ also ensures that the R4 is future-ready for new emerging digital markets and also for the roll out of DAB+ in the UK.
R4 features aptX technology which partners with Bluetooth so you can stream music directly from compatible devices to the R4 with CD quality sound from a distance of up to 10 metres. Bluetooth’s ease of use has made it the foremost method for wireless audio streaming and it works with virtually all leading music Apps including Spotify, Apple Music and BBC iPlayer Radio. Most importantly sound quality over Bluetooth with R4 is outstanding.
R4 has great connectivity allowing auxiliary devices such as a turntable, Amazon Dot, Google Chromecast or Apple AirPort Express to be easily connected. Also featured is a multi-purpose USB socket which allows you to charge smartphones and also playback music stored on a memory stick or portable hard drive in a variety of popular audio codecreat Connectivitys. In particular R4 makes a superb TV sound system, with its optical digital input providing a convenient connection point for most modern TVs.
Stylish and Intuitive Controls
Ruark’s trademark RotoDial controller provides a truly stylish control solution. In addition, R4’s custom remote control allows all major functions to be operated without moving from the comfort of your chair.
With the latest technology Organic LED (OLED) display, programme and menu information are shown on the R4 with vivid clarity. The display retains its high contrast at any viewing angle and the display brightness can be adjusted to suit your requirements, both in standby mode and when active.
Beautiful Sound Design
With 30+ years of experience designing high-fidelity audio systems Ruark understand the importance of cabinet and drive unit design to create beautiful natural sound. Like every model in their range, the R4 is crafted from materials chosen for their exceptional acoustic properties and the drive units constructed for optimum dynamics and frequency response.
• FM & DAB Radio
• CD Playback
• Connect to your TV
• 3 Colour choices
H140 × W440 × D250mm (7kg)
Inputs and Outputs
Optical digital input
2 switchable line inputs
Fixed level audio output