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Ruark Audio R1 MK4 Premium Bluetooth Radio

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Key Features

  • DAB+/DAB and FM Tuner
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • New OLED Display
  • USB-C Charge
  • Real time clock with battery backup
  • High fidelity Class A-B amplifier
  • Adjustable bass and treble settings
  • Presets to store favourite stations – 8 per band
  • Optional battery pack 


The new, improved Ruark R1 MK4 - The next lifecycle for the R1. Ruark set the bar high when they released the R5 and the rather new R3, so we expect nothing shy of impressive. A few features are that the new cabinet for the R1 has been cleverly acoustically tuned, a linear amplifier paired with Ruark's NS+ driver to produce an eminently listenable sound at any level of volume. A brand new OLED display (following the same footsteps of the R3) has been implemented, as before, this will show you all the meta-information when playing any song or on any station, it also vividly shows time, alarm and programme information and auto-adjusts to suit ambient light levels making it a perfect bedside companion. Other highlights include a quality Bluetooth receiver, USB-C charge and playback port, switchable auxiliary input and headphone output. Finally, Ruark's trademark RotoDial control system makes R1 easy to use and for those seeking distant operation, there is a compact remote control available as an optional extra. Undoubtedly the best way to appreciate R1 Mk4 is to see and hear it. With its contemporary new look, the design-conscious will love it and for those avid radio listeners, it brings a new level of engagement. set.

With its newly rejuvenated appearance also comes a number of performance upgrades, as well as the integration of Bluetooth audio streaming. The new R1 has been painstakingly evolved, making it, we believe, the best and most complete tabletop radio available.

Ruark Audio R1 MK4 Set-up Video


Who is Ruark?

Ruark Audio is a family-owned British company, founded in 1986 that specialises in compact lifestyle radio systems. The company found massive success with the launch of its first unit, the R1, which has since evolved into its third rendition. Shortly after the R1 was launched, a multitude of larger and more prolific products began to appear on Ruark's catalogue and soon after, the same products would be seen in kitchens, bedrooms, offices and living rooms all over the world. Ruark is well known in the world of HiFi speakers from the '80s and '90s.


Radio DAB/DAB+
 Radio presets 10 presets in each mode
Multiregional FM World, USA, Japan, Korea
Bluetooth V4.0, SBC, AAC, BLE, A2DP
Line-in  3.5mm stereo jack (1.4Vrms max)
Headphone 3.5mm output jack, 6Ω
USB  2.0, (5V 1A) MP3, AAC up to 48kHz 320kbps, FLAC up to 24-bit 96kHz, WAV up to 24-bit 96kHz, WMA up to 44.1kHz 320kbps
Frequency response 55Hz – 20kHz
Drivers  75mm Ruark NS+
Amplifier  9W
Enhancements Adjustable EQ, loudness
 Cabinet type  Tuned reflex enclosure


Display High-contrast OLED with auto-dimming
Dual alarms Daily, custom, weekends, weekdays
Auto standby Automatic power-saving mode
DST Configurable daylight-saving settings
Real-time clock with external battery backup
Security slot  Kensington compatible
User interface languages  EN, DA, DE, FR, ES, IT, JA, KO, NL, NO, PL, RU, ZH


Finishes Espresso, Light Cream
Box contains  R1, AC power adapter, quick start guide
Power adapter  100-240VAC 50-60Hz input 14VDC 1.5A output, 1.8m cable, 2.1 x 5.5mm DC plug
Power consumption  0.7W standby, 4-8W typical
Product dimensions H175 x W130 x D135mm
 Product weight  1.4kg



UK Delivery

Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Postage and packing is completely free for orders over £99*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, which can take between 4 to 21 days      

UK Delivery orders are sent via our couriers' DPD Local on a next-day-delivery service and usually take between 1 and 3 days. 


Local Delivery

Certain manufacturers disallow mail order for their products, however a local delivery may be possible.

We offer a local delivery service for a large number of our products. After your order has been placed, a member of the Hifi Gear team will contact you to arrange a convenient date and time for your local, personal delivery.


Click & Collect

We offer a free ‘Click & Collect’ service on all items. As soon as your order has been completed and is ready for collection a member of our team will be in contact with you. Orders can be collected from our store at 11 King Street, Hereford, HR4 9BW.


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