media reviews, customer testimonials & awards for MR1*

media reviews

“This YouTube review by the team at ‘The Truth about Android’ gives a ground-up view on why our MR1 Bluetooth speakers are gathering so much positive attention from press and customers alike. Click here to watch

The Truth about Android - April 2014

“The only speaker in this group we could listen to for extended periods is the Ruark Audio MR1. This classic-looking two-way speaker has refinement and class writ large across its smooth, wholesome sound. It won't play at party volumes, but in its comfort zone it can remind you what small-scale realistic music is all about.”

EDITORS CHOICE - Macworld Magazine - March 2014

“Just in case you haven't twigged we're smitten with the MR1. Even its price tag seems eminently sensible when you're rewarded with sound quality as good as this.”

BEST BUY - MAC Format Magazine - December 2013

“Ruark's MR1 speaker system is among the best yet. Cased in walnut and straddling the delicate line between 'retro' and 'downright boring', it looks like a mini hi-fi system minus the 'system' part - but in case you're in any doubt, this is 'serious' hi-fi.”

Mail on Sunday - Live Magazine

“We've a lot of love here for Ruark Audio's radios - and it seems their speaker systems are just as wonderful as shown by the MR1 speaker system.”

Retro to go

“This pair of small, sleekly designed speakers sound brilliant and look like something that may pop out of a control board on Buck Rogers. They win in a game of chicken with Q's eardrums and the riff- heavy bite of Artic Monkeys ‘Do I Wanna Know?’ has a roar when channelled through them... Quite stunning.”

Q Magazine

“The Ruark MR1s might well be the most flexible speakers ever. You get a 3.5mm audio input, and aptX Bluetooth, and an optional battery pack for £50 if you want to take them up town with you. Ruark’s speaker skills are evident in the detailed performance, too.”

Stuff Magazine - Test Winner

“Lovely design, great sound, and impressive connectivity: the Ruark MR1s are a very tempting proposition.”

What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision 2013 Awards Edition - Best Desktop Speaker

customer testimonials

“Delighted with the excellent sound from such improbably small (but well made and finished) boxes. Thanks.”

Michael Quintrell, Surrey

“After reading great reviews of the the speakers online I decided to try them for myself in store - Fab sound. However, at home they are even better. Excellent build quality and finish, totally amazed at the sound the tiny speakers give out and bluetooth connects first time, every time. 10 out of 10.”

Steve Bunn, Norfolk

“Excellent in every respect”

Edmund Greenhalf, Worcestershire

“Absolutely great. Wow - what sound quality, worth every penny - an investment.”

Mr. Middleditch, Sudbury, Suffolk

“The MR1s came today and are everything I hoped for.”

Andy Underwood, London

“I bought the MR1s after good reviews and listening to them. Whilst waiting for them to arrive at the dealers I bought the R2i. I have not been disappointed.”

Roger Pearce, Bristol

“I am running these on my desktop via laptop, usb output, arcam rdac, ruarks. Playing a Wav (uncompressed CD rip) of Beethoven's violin concerto these sound absolutely brilliant. I'm astonished every time I play them. It's like you've shrunk a big hi-fi system into two little boxes!”

David Hackett, London

“Own the R4 and had a 'wow' moment when I opened the box and saw the packaging. Great product and styling so I was pleased to read the What HiFi review of the MR1s which was exactly the kind of product I was wanting to purchase. Keep up the good work.”

Darren Tuzzio, Oxfordshire

“I purchased a set of MR1's last week and they are superb. I have attached my record deck to them and have spent hours listening to my vinyl, the sound is amazing.”

Gary Beckford, Berkshire

*Reviews and testimonials shown are for MR1 Mk1. Reviews and testimonials for MR1 Mk2 coming soon.