ruarkaudio R2 MK-4
One of Life’s Essentials
Can you imagine a life without music? Neither can we. With its slim profile, SmartRadio tuner, inclusive streaming options and natural, powerful sound, the new R2 has been designed to fit easily into your life and surroundings and makes it easy to enjoy the music you love the most. Like that first tea or coffee in the morning, R2 is an essential element to creating a great day, all day and every day.
- Striking and natural sound quality
- Comprehensive Wi-Fi streaming
- New generation Bluetooth 5 receiver
- SmartRadio with Internet/DAB/DAB+/FM tuners
- Comprehensive dual alarms and sleep function
- Dedicated podcast source
A Slim, Elegant Profile
The new R2 brings one of our longest-established models right up to date, while retaining key features that made our original R2 a popular music system since its launch in 2007. The most obvious change from its predecessors is its slimmer footprint. Such elegant new proportions allow R2 to be placed almost anywhere in the home and make it perfect for a windowsill or bookcase.
The appearance of R2 is simple yet stunning. The enclosure, with precise lines and soft contours, combines with the hand crafted slatted wood grille to create a timeless retro-modern feel. Along with its bonded glass display and our trademark RotoDial controller, R2 is undoubtedly a Ruark design and the quality remains clear.
The Complete System
A complete music system, R2 is equipped with DAB/DAB+, FM and internet tuners with pre-sets, and directly supports major streaming services including Spotify*, Amazon Music and Deezer, and with a quality Bluetooth receiver every other streaming service available. The Bluetooth function also seamlessly integrates with the volume function on phones and tablets, so volume can be easily raised or reduced as desired. R2 also features a USB-C charge and playback port, switchable auxiliary line input and headphone output. Remote control is available through the free UNDOK app, or a compact IR handset is available as an optional extra.
*R2 will also support Spotify Hi-Fi when made available.
Full of Useful Features
Our new colour graphic display clearly shows time, alarm and programme information and with internet based sources you can choose between text display or station and album artwork by pressing the volume control. The display intensity can also be set as you want it and auto-adjusts to suit ambient light levels. With two comprehensive alarms and a sleep timer, R2 also makes a great bedside companion
Like all Ruark products, the R2 incorporates carefully selected technologies to deliver wonderfully clear and effortless sound. The linear amplifier linked with our NS+ drivers and adaptive equalisation provides the perfect sound balance for enjoying music and spoken-word at all volume levels, making R2 an essential way to relax and unwind in today’s often manic world.
Control at your fingertips
Our optional compact remote is a convenient addition to R2 and with four direct pre-set buttons you can quickly access your favourite stations and playlists. Also available is a free to download Android and iOS app called UNDOK. This also allows full control of R2 and is particularly useful for searching music and radio stations.
Features at a glance
- Class leading audio with enhanced stereo sound
- Adaptive EQ provides ideal sound at all volumes
- Acoustically tuned contoured polymer cabinet
- Hand-crafted slatted wood grille
- High Fidelity Class A-B amplifier system
- Ruark NS+ neodymium full range drivers
- Wi-Fi streaming includes Spotify Connect*, Deezer and Amazon Music
- New generation Bluetooth 5 receiver
- Adjustable bass and treble settings
- Intuitive Ruark RotoDial controller
- Full control and search with free UNDOK control app
- Optional remote control with 4 direct access pre-sets
- SmartRadio tuner includes DAB/DAB+ and FM for domestic broadcasts and Internet tuner for high quality streams and stations world-wide
- Dedicated podcast source provides access to shows to suit all tastes
- USB-C port for MP3 playback and phone charging
- Dual alarms with Daily, custom, weekend and weekday options
- Sleep timer
- Switchable analogue input for aux devices
- Headphone output memorises last used volume
- Auto dimming full colour liquid crystal display
- Automatic standby after 20 minutes of inactivity
*R2 will also support Spotify Hi-Fi when made available
Finishes, dimensions and weight
- Finishes: Light Cream or Espresso lacquers
- Dimensions: H185 × W340 × D150mm including RotoDial and aerial.
- Weight: 2.9kg