Ruark Audio MR1 speakers

Ruark Audio MR1 Mk2 Bluetooth speakers

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"What Hi-Fi Award Winner 2018 - Best Desktop Speaker - “Gorgeous looks, streamlined design and features, sound quality that’s been improved in every way – the Ruark MR1 Mk2s shoot straight to the top of our favourites list"https://www.whathifi.com/ruark-audio/mr1-mk2/review

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Ruark Audio MR1 Mk2 – Design Conscious Sound

There's a huge range of different products offering improved sound for your Hi-Fi, turntable, TV, phone or computer, and everyone is trying to grab your attention to convince you that theirs is the best product. Ruark brought out the Ruark Audio MR1 speakers into this tough market to try and bring something different - namely their focus on sound quality and simple style. Since its introduction in February 2013, the MR1 Bluetooth stereo speaker system has been widely commended as the finest available, and now we have this Mk2 version with a stunning style update.MR1 Mk2 retains all the attributes of the original, but from customer feedback and Ruark's ongoing desire for improvement they've now made them better than ever!

In concept MR1 Mk2 retains the same compact dimensions, but its looks have been significantly enhanced making them even more appealing to design conscious customers. Whether in our classic Rich Walnut or chic new Soft Grey finish, MR1 Mk2 has been designed to look and sound great in multiple applications and locations.

The result is a surprisingly adaptable speaker that does pretty much everything we can think of and delivers a quality of sound that's hard to match. Sure, there are systems closer to the £500 mark that have slightly better sound, but this offers exceptional value for money. It's also easy to adapt to being totally wireless using a separate rechargeable battery pack (more on that later!).

If you are already a Ruark fan then you'll be used to the build quality and their rather fantastic finishes, but if you are new to their products prepare to be impressed.

The removable ‘Hi-Fi’ style grille of the original MR1 has been replaced by a fixed integrated grille clad in an attractive British sourced fabric. Many other materials were evaluated, but this distinct fabric met our requirement for both its contemporary look and acoustic performance. Further improvements have also been made to MR1’s controller. Now with three pin-point LEDs to indicate system status and input, the new controller is altogether slicker and more intuitive to use.

It's easy to use - plug in the speakers into the mains and they will do the rest for you. They have their own amplifiers built in so there's no need to do anything other than plug in what you want to listen to and that's it. Connection is easy with a 3.5mm jack on the rear, or there is Bluetooth built in so you can wirelessly connect your phone to it. This makes it perfect for connecting to a PC, a TV or indeed any other audio device. In particular they are a perfect partner for the recent resurgence of turntables, making a super stylish compact analogue playback system.

Once connected you can control volume with ease via the remote control or the handy volume control on top. Make the unit really wireless by adding the BackPack II rechargeable battery pack to your order. This pack fits onto the rear and is recharged when you plug it into the mains. Once fully charged you'll get hours of use out of it, so you can even take your speakers to the park with you. It's ideal as a music system to take on holiday or down to the beach.

We love these speakers for their simplicity and adaptability and you will too - whatever you end up using them for.

Key features

• Hand crafted enclosures

• Ruark 75mm neodymium woofers

• Ruark 20mm neodymium tweeters  

• Bluetooth with aptX for CD quality streaming

• Digital optical input

• Linear Class A-B Amplifier, 20 watts nominal output

• Audio grade components throughout

• Compact remote control included

• Quality speaker interconnect included

• Subwoofer output

• Line-in input (3.5mm stereo jack)

• Auto Standby function

• Multi coloured pin-point LEDs show system status and input

• Loudness function for improved sound at low levels

 

Tech Spec

General

Model MR1 Mk2

Speakers

Speaker Configuration Pair of speakers
Speaker Type Bookshelf

Measurements

Dimensions (W x H x D) W130 x H170 x D135mm
Net weight 3.5 kg