Critics have quoted our R1 as ‘the Aston Martin of DAB radios’ a statement of which we are justly proud, as it concisely describes our company ethos. Beautifully simple, R1 is ideal for the kitchen, perfect in the office and simply delightful to wake up to in the bedroom, but most importantly, if you love music and radio then we are confident that you’ll find R1 a revelation.
It’s the Aston Martin of DAB radios.
It’s simply the most beautiful radio in the world.
Programme, time and alarm information are shown with vivid clarity on the latest technology OLED display. Clean and stylish, our displays retain their readability at any viewing angle and the brightness can be adjusted to suit your needs, both when active and also in standby.
One of our first projects when establishing Ruark Audio was to design an easy to use control system. The result is our trademark RotoDial controller. With the introduction of R1 Mk3 we made our RotoDial controller even better and now whether you own R1, R2, R4 or even R7 you will intuitively know how to use each due to the similarity of their operation.
Voice control and streaming from the likes of Amazon and Google are exciting new technologies, but knowing which one is right for you and which will stand the test of time can be a daunting decision. This is a key reason why all our products incorporate Bluetooth and additional inputs, so new technology devices can easily be connected and enjoyed with our products class leading sound and when technology changes (which it is bound to) then it is very easy for you to upgrade as required.
Combine R1 with our optional BackPack II and you will be able to enjoy R1 wherever mains power is not available from the bathroom to the great outdoors. Placing batteries inside takes valuable speaker capacity, but BackPack II allows R1 to retain its rich mains powered performance with the benefit of complete portability.
A total evolution of the original, BackPack II attaches seamlessly to R1 and once fitted can be left permanently in place as it charges automatically whenever connected to a mains power supply. A full charge will provide up to twelve hours of mains free listening depending on volume.
BackPack II is also compatible with our MR1 Bluetooth Speaker System.
Radio performance on DAB and FM is first class and with DAB+ technology also built in, R1 can be used in countries such as Australia, Denmark, France, Germany and Norway where this updated system is now being used. DAB+ also ensures that R1 is future-ready for the implementation of this digital radio technology in the UK.
With a quality Bluetooth receiver built in, you can wirelessly stream your music, internet radio and other services such as Spotify from your smartphone or computer direct to R1. R1 also remembers up to seven previous Bluetooth connections and allows users to conveniently switch between them. Most importantly sound quality over Bluetooth with R1 you will find sublime.
R1 makes a glorious bedside clock radio and with comprehensive dual alarms you’ll be woken from your slumbers with beautiful natural sound exactly when you want. R1 also has adjustable sleep and snooze timers so you can doze off and snooze with its soothing sound.
R1 is regarded as one of the best sounding radios you can buy, but that’s because we understand the importance of enclosure and drive unit design to create great sound. In every way R1 has been developed like a high fidelity speaker crafted from materials chosen for their excellent acoustic properties and our custom full range drive unit designed for superb dynamics and a smooth natural frequency response.
R1 is crafted from quality materials which we know from our years spent designing High-Fidelity loudspeakers, provide the best sound, but aesthetically the combination of natural hand finished wood and precise cool man-made materials have the added benefit of making our products feel as good to touch as they are to see and hear.
On the rear of R1 we’ve provided a headphone output and a switchable input so other audio devices can be connected and enjoyed with R1’s sonorous sound. R1 also features a USB charge port designed to charge Smartphones and other similar devices. This is particularly useful when using R1 as a bedside radio, so your phone is charged and ready for when you wake.
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So good we bought a second one for upstairs. Sound quality excellent, easy to tune and use.
It’s a beautiful thing with brilliant functionality. Thank you.
Wow, the best radio clock I’ve bought after having tried many different ones which either are too complicated to work, have poor sound or functionality. This Ruark is perfect and has been very easy to setup and operate.
The Ruark Audio R1 Mk3 is definitely one of the best DAB radios currently available, and is possibly the number 1 best-sounding small DAB radio on the market.
Sound quality is simply superb, it is what you would expect from hi fidelity equipment. The sound has a beautiful depth, warm and excellent clarity. It sounds bigger than it is, there is no boomy, bloated bass that you often find in small speakers.
Superb build and sound quality. Worth the premium price. Highly recommended.
I think the R1 radio is superb, the sound quality is excellent and it also looks lovely too.
Best piece of tech I have bought in a decade. Lovely sound, great Bluetooth link with multiple users, easy and decent sounding DAB radio, loud enough for a real good dance in the kitchen on a Saturday night.
The R1 Mk3 boasts an improved design, awesome audio and faultless usability - its charms are hard to resist.
The sound is amazing for a small radio with one speaker. The design is really lovely. We now have another one of these for the kitchen.
The crucial thing in the R1s favour is that at any level the sound has detail and a really plausible wholesomeness that just seems to escape many such products. Engaging and very enjoyable.
If this were a car it would be a Bentley.
I must say this product exceeded my expectations as this was exactly what I was looking for in a long time. Great job!
Only had the R1 for less than an hour absolutely loving it. Will definitely look to get another one in the near future.
Superb looks, quality and sound. Unable to fault.
Superb in every way. Build quality, materials, construction, looks amazing. Sound quality is exceptional, no distortion or colouration, bass is punchy, rich and precise. It was a stunner the moment it was out the box.
An outstanding product, stunning looks, easy to use, great quality, fantastic reception, the perfect bedside companion.
It’s like the Ruark R1 Mk3 is a magic little box at kicking out the bass, especially when considering its ability-to-size ratio.
If you want something a little cooler, classier and more exclusive, check out the R1.
This portable radio offers a rich and powerful sound that will easily fill a larger room, and suit the most discerning ear.
So far, I absolutely love this little clock radio. Sound quality, as expected, is superb.
Small, neat, pleasant to listen to and very intuitive to set and use.
Sound quality is truly impressive for such a small unit. There’s a wonderful fullness to the sound, but also a subtlely that means it can handle almost any type of music.
As a great sounding and compact digital radio for the home, it’s absolutely top class.
Loads of functionality, a sophisticated design and excellent sound quality are important ingredients for this excellent kitchen radio from Ruark Audio.
It’s the Aston Martin of DAB Radios.
Lovely product, excellent sound quality.
As for sound quality, it’s incredible what Ruark have managed from such a tiny unit. It’ll easily fill a bedroom and the separation you get between the mids and trebles is phenomenal.
I cant think of anything funny to say about this, it’s simply the most beautiful radio in the world.
Your products are first class and my new R1 Mk3 is the best sounding radio ever.
As a mix of design, functionality, easy control and superb sound quality, this is very hard to beat.
This is the third Ruark I have purchased! I cannot rate them highly enough!