• DAB, FM and DAB+

    Radio performance via DAB and FM is exceptional and with DAB+ also built in, R1 Mk3 can be used in countries such as Australia and Germany, where this updated format is now being used. DAB+ also ensures that R1 is ready for new transmissions in the UK which are planned for introduction in 2016.

  • customisable twin alarms

    R1 Mk3 will make any bedroom look and sound better and with customisable twin alarms you’ll be woken from your slumbers with quality sound exactly how and when you want. Also included is adjustable snooze and sleep timers so you can doze in a similar fashion.

  • crystal clear clarity OLED display

    Programme and time are displayed with vivid clarity on the latest technology Organic LED display with the display retaining its high contrast at any viewing angle. Also the display brightness can be adjusted to suit your needs, both in standby and active modes.

  • RotoDial control system

    In our opinion radios covered in buttons look ugly so one of our first tasks when we launched Ruark Audio was to develop a control system which looked good and was easy to use. The result was our unique RotoDial control system. For R1 Mk3 we’ve evolved our RotoDial controller further so it looks even better and with fewer buttons is more intuitive to use.

  • handcrafted enclosure

    R1's enclosure is handcrafted from natural materials which we know from designing loudspeakers, gives the best sound quality. Clad in a choice of luxurious walnut veneer or soft white and soft black lacquers, this material also has the added benefit that it is wonderful to touch and see.

  • headphone output and switchable auxiliary input

    On the rear of R1 you will find a headphone output and a switchable line input which allows other audio devices to be connected and enjoyed with R1’s sonorous sound. R1 Mk3 also features a USB charge port so you can conveniently charge your Smartphone, even when R1 is in standby mode.

  • high quality Bluetooth receiver

    With a quality Bluetooth audio receiver built in, you can wirelessly stream your music, internet radio and other services such as Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music direct from your Smartphone or Computer to R1. Connecting is easy but moreover you will find that sound quality over Bluetooth is highly impressive.

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  • Class leading sound quality
  • DAB, DAB+ and FM Tuner with RDS
  • 10 station presets for both DAB & FM
  • USB charge port for charging smartphones etc
  • Switchable auxiliary input to connect other audio devices
  • 9 watts nominal power output
  • 3.5" custom high-fidelity drive unit
  • New intuitive ‘click to select’ RotoDial control system
  • High contrast OLED display with large format clock
  • Adjustable treble and bass settings
  • Loudness function for enhanced sound at low levels
  • Stereo headphone output
  • Built in A2DP Bluetooth Audio receiver
  • Easy-to-use clock and dual alarm functions with once, weekly, weekday and weekend settings
  • Adjustable alarm volume
  • Standard finishes: Rich Walnut veneer, Soft White and Soft Black lacquers
  • Available CarryPack finishes: Black and Tan grained leather
  • Dimensions H170 × W130 × D135mm
  • Weight: 1.8 Kg
  • SRP UK R1: £219.99
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R1 with 'BackPack' rechargeable power pack

BackPack II

The new BackPack II transforms our R1 deluxe Bluetooth radio and MR1 wireless speakers into completely portable products. It frees these miniature marvels from the mains power socket and into the bathroom or onto the decking and the great outdoors. Placing batteries inside takes valuable speaker capacity which can result in unrefined sound, but BackPack II allows R1 and MR1 to retain their rich mains powered performance, but with complete portability.

A total evolution of the original, BackPack II attaches seamlessly to R1 and MR1 and once fitted can be left permanently in place as it charges automatically whenever the music systems are connected to a mains power supply. A full charge will deliver up to twelve hours of mains free listening depending on volume.

BackPack II is also compatible with our MR1 Bluetooth speaker system.

R1 with CarryPack in black grained leather


Adding further to R1’s appeal, we also have a hand stitched leather case available designed to protect and aid portability. ‘CarryPack’ brings an unabashed retro feel to R1 and further enhances its looks and tactility.

With R1 we’ve created a radio that is highly desirable and has few peers. Together with BackPack II and CarryPack the R1 is highly unique and freed from its mains connection, customers can enjoy its rich and engaging sound everywhere...

CarryPack is available in black grained leather.