Ruark Audio R7 Mk3 - Wireless Music Audiophile Radiogram System with built-in phono stage
- 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.
- Finish: Walnut Veneer
- 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
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 R7 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 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: In 2004 the Ruark family made a radical decision to diversify from making just domestic hi-fi equipment and apply their expertise to design a small range of high quality radio based products, choosing to call this development ‘Vita Audio’. That name was changed in or about 2013 to better convey the family business message. 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.