Ruark, a family-owned, British company, are nothing but passionate about sound and design. Their mission is to design products that appeal to the heart, as much as the head. Products they claim they are 'proud to own'
The MR1 bluetooth, desktop speakers, live up to their mission. The MR1s use 20w of Class-AB amplification and have a 75mm mid/bass unit with a 20mm tweeter in each of the enclosures. Ruark make both of the drive units, using the last CAD software to minimise distortion. The speakers use neodymium magnets and a loudness function exists to cater for low-level listening
The Bluetooth system on the MR1s is compatible with both A2DP and apt-X, but there's also a 3.5mm stereo line-in port and a subwoofer output integrated. A compact remote control handset with an auto-standby function is included, but you can also use Ruark's BackPack rechargeable battery pack for portable (and outdoor) listening.
The cabinets are hand-crafted and avaiilable in a number finishes, including a rich walnut veneer, a soft-white or soft-black lacquer and stand just 17cm tall. Ruark says the MR1s are also designed to be used as extension speakers for the R2i and £4i systems, but can also be used to improve the sound of televisions.
This means the MR1 speakers are ideal for a number of uses, including computer systems, home speakers (for TV) or as an extension to the R2i/R4i models from Ruark. Independantly, however, they are capable of providing the basis of a full music system, all you have to do is connect a turtntable, CD player, etc and with Bluetooth and aptX built-in, the audio can be wirelessly played and streamed through the MR1 with sound similar to a CD.
Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Please remember that postage and packing is completely free for orders over £50*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.
Deliveries usually take 1-3 working days. The majority of orders are sent via our couriers'; Interlink Express on a next-day-delivery service. Smaller, low value or light-weight items are normally posted using Royal Mail Recorded or Royal Mail Special Delivery.
Once your product has been dispatched, you will be notified via email and sent a unique consignment number, you can use this number at http://www.interlinkexpress.com to check the status of your delivery. If you have provided a mobile telephone number, Interlink's Predict service will notify you by text (and email) of a one-hour delivery window. If the window they suggest is inconvenient, you can change the date of delivery to a later one via text or email.
*We ship free of charge to mainland UK addresses, excluding the Scottish Highlands or 'Out-Of-Reach' Scottish locations. Please consult the post-codes below to see if your location falls within this category. If you are still unsure, please contact us on 01432 354921. We also ship to Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Scilly Isles, Scottish Isles and Scottish Highlands, however delivery to these locations will incur a charge and can only be sent via a 2-day service.
|Shipping Costs||Mainland UK (Next-Day)||Offshore/Out-of-reach (2-day)Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands, Scilly Islands||Republic of Ireland (2-day)|
|Under £50 Orders
|Over £50 Orders
|Saturday by 12 Delivery
Post codes exempt from the free delivery service include:
Scottish Highlands Post Codes: AB30-38, AB41-42, AB44-56, FK17-99, G83, IV1-28, IV30-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-33, PA34-40, PH15-26, PH31-41, PH49-50
Islands Post Codes: HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3
Northern Ireland: All BT postcodes
Channel Islands Post Codes: JE, GY
Scilly Isles Post Codes: TR21, TR22, TR23, TR24, TR25