Ruark R1 Mk 4: A Redesigned DAB+ Radio
Scandi-design with a Twist
Stylish Radio with Phone Charger
Ruark Audio has given its R1 DAB+ radio a stylish makeover. The new R1 Mk 4 improves upon its third-generation predecessor with a Danish-inspired wooden grille and, more importantly, a USB-C port that can both play from and charge compatible devices. Keen-eyed Ruark fans will also notice that the company has done away with the R1's signature wood veneer cabinet, replacing it with a sleeker chassis (in 'cream' or 'espresso') that has been acoustically treated to reduce vibrations. Behind the hand-crafted wooden grille sits an amplifier and Ruark's NaturalSound+ driver. Ruark unwraps redesigned R1 DAB+ radio in time for Christmas. You also get DAB/DAB+ and FM radio, adjustable EQ settings, a 3.5mm headphone output, a switchable aux input and Ruark's familiar RotoDial top-panel control. The Mk4's OLED screen displays the time, alarm and station information. The British audio outfit has amassed 40 years of hi-fi experience, not to mention a five-star review for its R1 Mk3 and MR1 Mk2 DAB radios. The Ruark R1 Mk4, priced £229, will be available from next month from John Lewis and selected Ruark dealers.
(Source: What HiFi; Ruark; Image credit: Ruark R1 Mk4)