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Whether you want to wirelessly stream or want to connect a turntable or TV, The Ruark Audio R5 has it covered. For direct streaming, R5’s aptX HD Bluetooth receiver provides above CD quality from compatible devices. R5 is a pioneering music system, embodying the knowledge of their past and a vision of the future.
Ruark’s passion for ergonomics means that the brand constantly strives to improve the form, function and tactility of its products. Run your hands over the new R5 and you can sense its quality, from the curvaceous form of the hand-crafted cabinet to the coolness of the glass and metal components and the warmth of the fabric grille. R5 will make a statement and add style to any living environment.
The benchmark for the R5 was Ruark’s own R7. From feedback Ruark knows that many consumers love the design and features of R7 and with R5, Ruark has scaled down its flagship model in all but sound to create a system which is simply pioneering. R5 is also multi-room prepared – it can be wirelessly linked with Ruark’s MRx, R2Mk3 and R7Mk3 models to provide synchronised sound all around the home.
R5 uses newly developed Class A-B amplifiers in a 2.1 configuration with active electronics to precisely control the loudspeaker units, delivering sound with unrivalled quality. The stereo speakers have been developed to provide a beautifully natural frequency response by means of a powerful neodymium magnet system coupled with a lightweight cone/coil assembly, and the long-throw subwoofer provides effortless extended bass for lifelike aural drama.
Ruark’s audio heritage means it understands the synergy of cabinet, amplifier and drive unit interaction in creating great sound. Crafted from carefully selected materials, internally R5’s enclosure has been partitioned, damped and tuned to provide ideal conditions for the drive units and electronics. Finally, using the latest sound-processing technology Ruark has been able to create a stereo soundstage with sonics more akin to a larger system with separate speakers. Close your eyes and you would never imagine that such sound could come from a system so sleek.
As with Ruark’s other products, the exclusive RotoDial controller makes operation simple, but also included with R5 is a matching ‘radio-link’ remote which mirrors exactly the controls on R5. Radio communication means that aiming of the remote is not required and sited on a coffee table its unique design makes it a guaranteed talking point.
R5 can also be controlled using Ruark’s LINK app for iOS and Android devices. This makes browsing music services/internet radio stations and setup for multi-room a simple task. When it comes to playback R5 has virtually every option covered, with comprehensive Wi-Fi streaming, a multi-format CD player, aptX HD Bluetooth, DAB/FM and Internet radio tuners, USB playback/charge port, analogue and digital inputs including a dedicated RIAA turntable input. In conclusion, R5 is a music system that will enhance environments with its design and entertain with its sound. Perfect on its own or when used with a TV as a complete home entertainment solution, R5 embodies Ruark’s rich heritage with their mindfulness of changing technology in a system that has been built to last.
|Amplifier||Class A-B amplifiers, 90 watts nominal output|
|CD||Multi Format CD Player|
|Connections||USB playback/charge port
Auxiliary digital & analogue inputs including RIAA turntable input
|Drivers||Custom neodymium s drivers with long throw subwoofer|
|Extra||Ruark 'link' app available for iOS and Android|
|Finish||Rich Walnut Veneer or Soft Grey Lacquer|
|Networking||Comprehensive Wi-Fi streaming with Spotify & support for Tidal, Deezer & Amazon Music
AptX HD Bluetooth Receiver for 24bit high-res streaming
|Tuner||DAB/FM and Internet radio tuners|
|W x H x D (mm)||
520 x 142 x 300