Coming October 2017
We are delighted to announce an exciting new version of R7 due for release this October. With honed aesthetics and enhancements to sound and technology, R7 Mk3 is a wonderful ground-breaking sound system that will satisfy music lovers and design aficionados alike.
Featuring a multi-format CD player, high-resolution aptX HD Bluetooth receiver, DAB, DAB+, FM and Internet tuners, Spotify Connect, switchable analogue and digital inputs and the option to wirelessly sync with our R2 model in multi-room mode, R7 is a system which we guarantee will enhance your life and home. Also with the addition of our optional TV mount, R7 can be transformed into a complete audio/visual system and become the focal point for all your home entertainment needs.
Our audio heritage has enabled us to understand the synergy of cabinet, amplifier and drive unit design in creating beautiful sound. An example of this is R7‘s hand crafted enclosure which has been carefully tuned to provide optimal conditions for the drive units and electronics. Furthermore R7 uses bespoke stereo speaker units where the high and low frequency components are combined into a single driver. These provide an extended frequency response with a lifelike soundstage to immerse you in stunning sound.
Our RotoDial controller sited on top of R7 provides a convenient and slick control system which is intuitive and easy to use. Exclusively for R7 Mk3 we have designed a matching remote control which mirrors in form and function exactly the controller on the unit itself. Sited on a table or sitting in your hand the R7 remote is an ergonomic delight and with superior radio communication the R7 remote does not need to be aimed during operation.
With the addition of our Audio Visual Mount, R7 is transformed from a music system into a striking audio/visual solution! Designed exclusively for R7, TVs and associated equipment can be integrated with R7 to make an awesome ‘all-in-one’ system that will be the centre piece for all your home entertainment needs, providing sound quality that will make television and films all the more realistic and enjoyable.
R7 Mk3 has been designed for music enthusiast and collectors and in our opinion CD is still one of the best ways to experience ultimate sound reproduction. R7 features a multi-format player that will make your CD collection sound better than ever and alongside standard CDs, R7 will also play home-made CDs encoded with WAV, MP3, AAC and other popular music files. R7 Mk3 will also display track and artist information when this data is available on the disc.
R7’s DAB and FM tuners provide easy access to local and national radio broadcasts and with DAB+ technology also built in, R7 can be used in countries where this updated format is now being used and makes it future-ready for the implementation of this technology in the UK. For international broadcasts, R7s internet tuner allows you to access broadcasts world-wide, so whatever your nationality taste or style, with R7s search capability you will find stations that you will love.
R7 has great connectivity featuring switchable analogue and digital connections and a dedicated turntable input with a moving magnet phono stage built in. Also included is a multi-purpose USB socket so you can conveniently charge your smartphone and also playback music loaded onto a memory stick or portable hard drive in a variety of popular audio codec’s including WAV, WMA, AAC, FLAC and MP3.
R7 Mk3 has Spotify the world’s 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 UNDOK a control app for Apple 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.
On its own R7 Mk3 is an outstanding music system, but with its ‘multi-room’ capabilities you can wirelessly link and sync it with one or more of our model R2 so you can distribute music all around your home. Every source and input on R7 can be multi-roomed including the turntable input, making R7 the perfect hub for your entertainment needs. Set-up and control of the multi-room components can be performed directly on R7, but also available to download is an Apple and Android App called UNDOK. When connected to the same network as R7, this allows you complete control of R7 and all of its sources and major functions.
R7 Mk3 features the very latest aptX HD audio technology which partners with Bluetooth so you can stream music wirelessly from compatible devices to R7 in perfect high definition 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 Apps including Spotify, Apple Music and BBC iPlayer Radio. Most importantly sound quality over Bluetooth with R7 is simply outstanding.
The electronics inside R7 Mk3 have been painstakingly developed to provide the best possible sound. With audio grade components used throughout, R7 features a high capacity linear power supply coupled to a 2.1 channel Class A-B discrete component amplifier. With a nominal rating of 160 watts, R7 is a powerful device and sound is reproduced with effortless ease. Enhancing further the performance of R7 is an integrated active subwoofer that underpins and adds authority and enjoyment to every piece of music played.
Reviews shown are for R7 Mk2. Reviews for R7 Mk3 coming soon.
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Anything that manages to bring quality carpentry and high-end stereo into Esquire’s front room is alright by us.
What seals the deal is that it’s a real pleasure to operate and, most importantly of all, it delivers a remarkably powerful and pleasing sound.
A marriage of modern hi-fi performance and iconic British radiogram styling, the R7 is as much a piece of furniture as a sound system.
Hi-Fi often takes up space; The Ruark R7 makes space.
Overall, the ‘radiogram redefined’ as Ruark describes the R7 is an unqualified success. Fully justifying its premium price tag, it delivers on style, facilities, engineering, build quality, and not least sound quality. Very desirable, I started out really liking it; I ended up absolutely loving it.
It’s been three years in development, but judging by the specifications and the photographs, it has been worth the wait.
The Ruark Audio R7 is a modern classic in the making.
Ruark Audio is better known for its small and mighty speakers, but its new ‘21st century radiogram’ will be the focal point of any living space.
It’s a wondersome product - and possibly an instant classic.
Utterly unique – and irresistible.
As a piece of furniture, it’s a good-looking beast. There’s a beautiful finish to it that screams quality, so even if you’re not listening to the wonderfully rich music it will give you, it’s still a talking point.
A truly awesome all-in-one audio solution that can also be turned into a near-perfect TV stand.
The R7 doesn’t blend into the furniture: you’d happily design your entire living room around it.
We’ll eat our hats if there’s a more tantalisingly desirable piece of audio kit out this year.
Testimonials shown are for R7 Mk2. Testimonials for R7 Mk3 coming soon.
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Words cannot describe how good the R7 is! You just have to listen.
We waited a long time to get our hands on this product and have to say that the wait was totally worthwhile.
Fabulous design, great sound quality and excellent build quality!
Service has been flawless - not something I often say! I am thrilled with my R7, a lovely piece of furniture and providing me with just what I want for my new sitting room, choices of radio and a great audio sound. Good to do business with a family run company.
Fits well into our living room. Sound quality and appearance excellent.
A true classic and worth every penny.
What can I say but ‘Stunning’!
The R7 looks wonderful sitting in our lounge and since having it our television has been virtually forgotten! We’ve never enjoyed our music so much.
R7 is a wonderful piece of furniture, but as an audio system, it’s sublime. Thank you Ruark Audio!
I’ve never heard my music sound this good and it looks wonderful too.
Very impressive product. The classic styling makes the R7 unique and very special. The superb sound quality and up to date features are the icing on the cake. Everyone I have shown it to leaves drooling.