Beautifully simple, the latest R1 is the third generation of our iconic table radio which started the Ruark Audio story and marked our transition from manufacturing Hi-Fidelity loudspeakers, to quality compact audio systems.

At first glance, the latest R1 appears remarkably similar to its predecessors, but look closely and you will see that everything about it has been refined. Our updated ‘RotoDial’ control system looks and feels slicker and combined with the latest Organic LED display, provides a control interface which is clear and intuitive to use. The enclosure retains the same attractive dimensions, but with the new soft lacquer finishes and crisp detailing of the front and rear panels, the craftsmanship and desirability of R1 Mk3 has been elevated to an even greater level.

Bluetooth streaming with text data

Bluetooth streaming with Artist and Track data

3 generations of R1

Reviews for R1

With its refreshed look, honed performance and addition of a high quality Bluetooth audio receiver, R1 Mk3 has been painstakingly evolved, making it we believe, the best and most complete tabletop radio available.

R1 Mk3 is available through our select dealer network, who we are confident will be able to offer you the very best service. These include John Lewis, Selfridges and a range of quality audio and design stores across the UK. Find a stockist near you. Should you have a problems locating a dealer with available stock, please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.

Find out more about R1’s features

bluetooth, digital radio, fm rds

at a glance

  • DAB, DAB+ & FM Tuner with RDS
  • High contrast OLED display
  • Built in A2DP Bluetooth audio receiver
  • USB charge port
  • Class leading sound quality
  • Switchable line input
  • Easy to use dual alarm system
  • Adjustable alarm volume
  • Three attractive finishes
  • Optional carry-case & battery-pack

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R1 with CarryPack

Adding further to R1’s appeal, we have also designed two high quality accessories called BackPack and CarryPack. These allow R1 to be made completely portable, so its rich sound can be enjoyed in the garden or wherever mains power is not available.

Osborne & Little limited edition R1

We are delighted to have collaborated with iconic designers Osborne & Little on this limited edition R1 with an adaption of one of their latest designs called Melo. Quintessentially British and founded in the early 1960s, Osborne & Little have been producing award-winning fabrics and wallpapers ever since. Like ourselves, Osborne & Little have a reputation for innovation and exceptional quality and you will find their designs in the finest dwellings and hotels around the world.

Clad in this gorgeous fabric the Osborne & Little R1 undoubtedly shows its feminine side and protected with Scotchgard you can be assured that it will retain its good looks for many years to come. The Osborne & Little R1 is available now through John Lewis, Selfridges and select independent dealers around the UK.

Osborne and Little limited edition R1

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