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Ruark Audio R1 Mk4 Expresso

Deluxe Digital/FM Radio With Bluetooth

Ruark’s R1 is regarded as one of the best sounding small radios you can buy – critics have quoted it as ‘the Aston Martin of DAB radios’.  Ideal for the kitchen, perfect in the office and simply delightful to wake up to in the bedroom, the new R1 brings style to any room and with a quality Bluetooth receiver built in you can wirelessly stream to R1 from your phone or computer. Most importantly, if you love music then you’ll find R1 Mk4 a revelation.

  • DAB, DAB+ and FM Tuner
  • Class leading sound with adaptive EQ
  • High quality Bluetooth Receiver
  • High contrast OLED display with auto dimming
  • Intuitive Rotodial control system
  • Easy to use dual alarm system
  • Sleep Function


Ruark Audio R1 Mk4 Expresso



A New Approach

Each generation of our R1 has been an evolution of the original, but with R1 Mk4 Ruark wanted it to be more progressive both in design and performance.

Using a precision moulding process has allowed them to gently profile the enclosure providing a fresh new look and the perfect surface for the new Light Cream and Espresso finishes. With acoustic treatment the enclosure is sturdy and acoustically inert, providing the ideal housing for their electronics and NS+ driver.

Enhancing the design further is a beautiful hand-crafted slatted wood grille. This brings added sophistication and creates a timeless Eames like vibe, but overall, the design is still unique and distinctly Ruark.

A New Standard In Sound

Previous R1 models were critically acclaimed for their sound, but with R1 Mk4 Ruark have further raised the bar! With their heritage in high-fidelity loudspeakers they understand the complexities of enclosure and drive unit design and making sure that both are matched to each other. In particular Ruark’s latest neodymium NS+ driver, as used in R3 and R5 models, provides a smooth and extended frequency response and in R1 Mk4’s tuned enclosure delivers an impressive bass performance.

Driving the system is a punchy Class A/B linear amplifier for exceptional dynamics and with adaptive equalisation an eminently listenable sound is provided at all volume levels.

A New Standard in Features

The crisp OLED display clearly shows time, alarm and programme information and auto adjusts to suit ambient light levels, making it a perfect bedside companion. Radio reception is excellent, and a Bluetooth receiver allows you to enjoy R1’s great sound when streaming from your phone or computer.

FM parameters can be set to suit US and Japanese needs and a multilingual user interface makes R1 a truly international proposition. Also with a real time clock built in, time and date are kept active when power is disconnected or when transmitted data is not available.

The list of features continues, but other highlights include a USB-C charge/shuffle playback port, headphone output, switchable line input and of course our trademark RotoDial control system. Finally, for those seeking distant operation, Ruark have an optional compact remote control available.

Radio never sounded or looked this good.