Published on June 23rd, 2021 | by The GC Team0
Ruark goes blue for summer
Ruark Audio has announced its first limited edition R1 Mk4 designed for Summer 2021. Named “Beach Hut Blue,” it is intended as a “feel good” addition to what is expected to be a season of increasing freedom from restrictions.
The design of the radio enclosure makes it an acoustically inert housing for Ruark’s Class A-B amplifier with adaptive equalisation and NS+ driver. The OLED display shows time and programme information and adjusts automatically to suit light levels making it a perfect bedside companion.
It receives both Digital and Analogue transmissions, and FM parameters can be set to suit both US and Japanese requirements. R1 also supports most languages and its real time clock, time and date are kept live when power is disconnected or when transmitted data is not available.
Other features include a quality Bluetooth receiver, USB-C charge and playback port, switchable auxiliary input and headphone output. Finally, Ruark’s trademark RotoDial makes R1 easy to operate and for those seeking distant operation, there is a compact remote control available as an optional extra.
R1 Beach Hut Blue will be a limited edition with only 1,000 units available through a select retail network, including Harrods and many other quality independent retailers. The R1 Beach Hut Blue will retail for £229.