R7 High Fidelity Radiogram

The radiogram redefined

R7 is the realisation of our dream to reinvent the revered radiograms of yesteryear but with style and technology which brings the ideology completely up to date. With its wonderful design and sound, R7 is a landmark product which will reignite your passion for music.

R7 front view details

Featuring an enhanced multi-format CD player, high-quality aptX Bluetooth receiver, DAB, DAB+, FM and Internet tuners, wireless DLNA music streaming, switchable analogue and digital inputs and an ultra black high contrast display, R7 is a system which will enhance your home and life. Also with the addition of our optional TV mount R7 can be transformed into a complete audio/visual system and can become the focal point for all your home entertainment needs.

R7

Crafted for Sound

Our Hi Fi heritage has helped us understand the importance of cabinet and drive unit design in creating beautiful sound. An example of this is R7’s enclosure which has been carefully damped, braced and tuned to provide optimum conditions for the drive units. To further enhance performance we have developed bespoke drive units where the high and low frequency components are combined into a single driver. These provide an extended frequency response and spacious stereo soundstage.

R7 RotoDial controller

Beautiful to Control

Our RotoDial controller provides a beautiful control solution and exclusively for R7 it can be detached and used as a remote control. With radio communication, the remote does not need to be aimed during operation and will control R7 whilst sited on a table or even from an adjoining room. If the remote is not to hand, major functions such as volume and source can also be changed from buttons discreetly machined into R7’s front panel.

Multi-Format CD Player

R7 was designed for music enthusiasts and in our opinion CD (alongside vinyl) is still one of the best ways to experience quality music reproduction. R7 features a multi-format player that will make your CD collection sound better than ever and alongside standard CDs, R7 can also play CD-Rs encoded with WAV, MP3, AAC or WMA music files. R7 will also display track and artist information when this data is available on the disc.

A World of Radio

R7’s DAB and FM tuners provide quick and 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. DAB+ also ensures that R7 is future-ready for the implementation of this technology in the UK. For international broadcasts, R7s internet tuner allows you access to radio stations world-wide, so whatever your nationality, taste or style with R7s search capability you will find stations you will love.

Heart of Class

At its centre and crafted from aluminium and glass, is the heart of R7. Taking centre stage and adding a modern edge is our crisp and stylish fluorescent display. This ultra-black, high contrast display makes set-up and source information clearly legible, viewed from any angle and also from afar.

Great Connectivity

R7 has great connectivity with both analogue and digital inputs allowing auxiliary devices such as a turntable, TV or Google Chromecast Audio/Apple AirPort Express to be easily connected. Also included is a USB charge port which will revive your Smartphone and also power any device with a 5V input, such as Chromecast Audio etc.

A Complete AV Solution

With the addition of our Audio Visual Mount, R7 is transformed from a music system into a complete audio/visual solution! Designed exclusively for R7, TVs and associated equipment can be integrated with R7 to make an awesome ‘all-in-one’ system providing a focal point for all your home entertainment needs.

High Quality Bluetooth

R7 features aptX® audio technology which partners with Bluetooth® so you can stream music wirelessly from compatible devices from a distance of up to 10 metres to R7 with sound quality virtually 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 outstanding.

Power and Grace

The electronics inside R7 have been painstakingly developed to achieve the best sound. With audio quality 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.

R7 AV Mount

AV Mount

Our new R7 AV Mount, transforms R7 from a classic music system into a complete home entertainment solution.

R7 AV Mount

Designed exclusively for R7, TVs and associated equipment can be integrated so they seemingly ‘float’ above and below the cabinet of R7, keeping its elegant design intact.

Precision engineered in the UK, the R7 AV Mount will comfortably accommodate televisions* up to 50″ and with its swivel head, TVs can be turned and positioned to suit viewing requirements. Likewise the tempered glass shelf can also be adjusted to suit the height of most DVD and satellite/cable box combinations.

From feedback we know that there are many customers would love to own R7 but not everyone has the space to accommodate it as a music system alone. The R7 AV Mount resolves this situation and the end result is a striking audio/video system that will be the centre piece for all your home entertainment needs, providing sound quality that will make music, television and films all the more enjoyable.

*AV mount is compatible with VESA compliant televisions, non VESA compliant televisions may require an additional third party adapter, please check with your television manufacturer for more information.
R7 AV Mount

Precision engineered in the UK

R7 AV Mount

Accommodates televisions up to 50″

Specifications

  • Sound
    • Hi-Fidelity sound quality
    • 2 × Ruark Audio 140mm dual concentric drive units
    • Integrated active subwoofer with 200mm long throw driver
    • Linear Class A-B Amplifier, 160 watts nominal output
    • Adjustable treble and bass settings
    • Enhanced 3D sound processing
    • Audio grade components throughout
    • Loudness function provides enhanced sound at low volume levels
  • CD Player
    • Slot loading CD player plays CD-Audio, MP3, AAC and WMA music disks
    • Text support for CD and USB playback when available
  • Tuner
    • DAB, DAB+ and FM Tuner with RDS for local and national reception
    • Internet Receiver for world-wide radio reception
    • 30 station pre-sets (10 DAB, 10 FM, 10 Internet)
  • Wireless
    • Wi-Fi internet radio receiver provides access to over 16,000 stations world-wide
    • Wireless DLNA audio streaming from networked storage devices and PCs
  • Display
    • Ultra-black, high contrast large format fluorescent display
  • Bluetooth
    • Built in aptX enabled Bluetooth Audio receiver provides CD quality sound with compatible device
  • Ports
    • Two switchable stereo analogue inputs (RCA connectors)
    • Two switchable digital inputs (1 × optical, 1 × RCA connector)
    • USB Charge-port for charging smartphones and tablet computers
    • Front mounted stereo headphone output
  • Controls
    • Intuitive ‘click to select’ RotoDial radio remote control system
  • Standard Finishes
    • Rich Walnut veneer cabinet and black lacquer legs
  • In the Box
    • R7 comes supplied with spindle legs for free standing mode or puck feet for mounting on an existing sideboard or AV cabinet
  • Dimensions
    • H175 × W1000 × D400mm on puck feet
    • H650 × W1000 × D400mm on spinlde legs
  • Weight
    • 30kg
  • Price
    • £2,000.00 (SRP UK)

Reviews for R7

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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.

Radio Listeners Guide

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.

Wired

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.

Pocket-lint

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.

Hi-Fi Choice Magazine
Recommended

Anything that manages to bring quality carpentry and high-end stereo into Esquire’s front room is alright by us.

Esquire Magazine

We’ll eat our hats if there’s a more tantalisingly desirable piece of audio kit out this year.

The Prodigal Guide

The R7 doesn’t blend into the furniture: you’d happily design your entire living room around it.

Telegraph Magazine

It’s a wondersome product - and possibly an instant classic.

Financial Times

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.

The Telegraph

A truly awesome all-in-one audio solution that can also be turned into a near-perfect TV stand.

Trusted Reviews

It’s been three years in development, but judging by the specifications and the photographs, it has been worth the wait.

Retro to Go

Utterly unique – and irresistible.

Mail on Sunday Event Magazine

Hi-Fi often takes up space; The Ruark R7 makes space.

Stuff Magazine

The Ruark Audio R7 is a modern classic in the making.

BBC Music Magazine

Customer testimonials for R7

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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.

Robert Spearing
Singapore

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.

Andy Smith
Birmingham

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.

Su Pecha
London

Words cannot describe how good the R7 is! You just have to listen.

Paul Notley
York

We waited a long time to get our hands on this product and have to say that the wait was totally worthwhile.

Mrs Hobson
Essex

Fits well into our living room. Sound quality and appearance excellent.

Michael Ansfield
Worcester

R7 is a wonderful piece of furniture, but as an audio system, it’s sublime. Thank you Ruark Audio!

Mr Bass
Bath

What can I say but ‘Stunning’!

Mike Shires
Berkshire

A true classic and worth every penny.

Mr Aldridge
Somerset

I’ve never heard my music sound this good and it looks wonderful too.

Mr Brown
London

Fabulous design, great sound quality and excellent build quality!

Giancarlo Jacobellis
Zurich