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Ruark Audio R1s Smart Radio

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Key Features


  • Class-leading natural sound
  • Comprehensive Wi-Fi streaming with Spotify Connect* Deezer and Amazon Music
  • Latest generation Bluetooth 5 Receiver
  • SmartRadio tuner with internet radio/DAB/DAB+/FM
  • Combined USB-C charge and MP3 playback port
  • Optional Infrared remote control
  • Analogue input/headphone output
  • Full-colour auto-dimming TFT display
  • High-fidelity class A-B amplifier system
  • Ruark neodymium NS+ full range driver
  • Finish: Mid-Grey lacquer with
  • Composite ‘Fused Walnut’ grille

Some think that radio is outdated, but in truth, it’s still very current and thriving, with recent polls, showing that radio for many is still their main form of entertainment during the day. Ruark recognises this fact and takes this timeless medium to a new level with the beautiful R1S. With Wi-Fi and Bluetooth streaming also built in, R1S is altogether a complete music system, that’s easily accommodated and capable of providing day-long entertainment.

With its subtle curves, elegant Mid Grey finish and composite wood hand-crafted grille, R1S exudes fresh contemporary design. The grille material is created from sustainable woods, which are carefully spliced, coloured, and recomposed to closely mimic the rich tones of slow-growing hardwoods, without the ecological impact. The cabinet and grille blend perfectly with the trademark RotoDial controller and new colour display, to create a feel that encapsulates the technical capabilities of R1S.

Radio has evolved and with catchup services and podcasts now in the mix, the time has never, been better to rediscover just how enjoyable this medium can be. With its SmartRadio tuner, R1S allows access to stations worldwide and has a source dedicated to podcasts. While the amount of content out there is vast, the R1S search facility makes finding and saving easy thanks to its RotoDial controller or optional remote.

Also available is a new control app called Oktiv. This provides control of most R1S functions and is great for quickly browsing stations and podcasts. With Wi-Fi and Bluetooth streaming built in the appeal of R1S is further enhanced. R1S directly supports Spotify Connect*, Amazon Music and Deezer, with its Bluetooth 5 receiver, virtually every other service available. The Bluetooth function remembers up to six devices and provides excellent sound quality and efficiency, meaning minimal battery drain on battery-powered devices.

Another notable feature of R1S is its full-colour TFT display. This clearly shows time, alarm, and programme information on Wi-Fi sources, album, and station artwork, too. The light sensor automatically adjusts the screen to suit light levels, making it an ideal bedside companion. Other features include a USB-C charge and MP3 playback port, headphone output, and switchable line input and for those wanting portability, R1S is fully compatible with the optional BackPack 3
battery pack.

Most importantly, radio and streaming technologies are only truly enjoyable if they are matched with great sound and Ruark’s rich Hi-Fi heritage enables the brand to provide this. Powering R1S is a dynamic linear amplifier which with adaptive equalisation provides
a highly listenable sound at all volume levels. The latest NS+ driver in an optimised enclosure provides a smooth and extended frequency response with bass performance that belies its compact dimensions.
Without question, R1S will have you listening and discovering just how good new-generation radio can be.


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+/Internet radio
 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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