RuarkAudio MR1 MK2 Bluetooth Speaker System (Pair)


The MR1 Speaker System embodies over 35 years of experience and winning the prestigious What Hi-Fi? Award six years in a row for Best Desktop Speakers, shows that we know our craft well.

With their super high quality aptX Bluetooth receiver, you can wirelessly stream music from your computer or phone to MR1 with CD quality sound making them the foundation of a complete music system. Connect a turntable and be part of the vinyl revival and for film enthusiasts connecting MR1 to your TV will dramatically improve its sound quality and your enjoyment of everything you watch.

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A Powerful Performance – Built into MR1 is a high fidelity stereo Class A-B amplifier and specially for MR1 we’ve developed custom loudspeaker units to deliver sound that belies their compact dimensions. Both the tweeter and bass drivers feature rare earth neodymium magnets which provide a powerful motor system with excellent control. With lightweight, low distortion moving assemblies, the drivers are able to instantaneously react and accurately follow the input signal delivering wonderful clean sound. MR1 brings all music to life, effortlessly and naturally. There’s no compromise in sound quality with a compact system like the MR1, which perform impressively and beyond their stature.

Great Connectivity – Voice controlled devices from the likes of Amazon and Google are popular, but deciding which may be right for you and which will stand the test of time can sometimes be daunting. This is a key reason why all our products incorporate Bluetooth and line inputs, so auxiliary devices such as these can easily be connected and enjoyed with our products class leading sound. Also as technology changes (which it is bound to) then it is easy to upgrade, but most importantly we’re confident that MR1 will still be providing great sound long after some of these technologies have been forgotten.

BackPack3 – Combine MR1 with our optional BackPack 3 and you will be able to enjoy MR1 wherever mains power is not available. Placing batteries inside takes valuable speaker capacity, but BackPack 3 allows MR1 to retain its rich mains powered performance with the benefit of portability when required. A total evolution of the original, BackPack 3 attaches seamlessly to MR1 and once fitted can be left permanently in place as it charges automatically whenever connected to a mains power supply. A full charge will provide up to twelve hours of mains free listening depending on volume.

  • Class leading sound quality
  • Hand crafted bass reflex tuned and damped enclosures
  • Ruark Audio long throw 75mm woofer with powerful neodymium magnet system
  • Ruark Audio 20mm treated textile dome tweeter with neodymium magnet system
  • Linear Class A-B Amplifier, 20 watts nominal output
  • 2m quality braided speaker interconnect
  • Auto mono operation (can also be used as a single unit)
  • Built in high quality Bluetooth Audio receiver with aptX provides CD quality sound with compatible devices
  • Intuitive control system
  • Pin-point LEDs show system status and source
  • Compact infrared remote control included
  • Digital optical TOSLINK input with adjustable attenuation
  • Output for active subwoofer
  • Line-in audio input with switchable attenuation


  • Frequency Response:  55Hz – 22kHz
  • Drivers:  Custom 20mm silk dome tweeters, 75mm polypropylene cone neodymium woofers
  • Amplifier:  20W Class AB
  • Cabinet Type:  Tuned bass reflex
  • Digital to Analogue:  Cirrus 24-bit stereo DAC


  • Bluetooth:  V4.0, A2DP, aptX, SBC, AAC
  • Aux Input:  3.5mm stereo jack (2.5Vrms max)
  • Digital Input:  24-bit 192-kHz optical TOSLINK
  • Subwoofer Output:  RCA phono (700mVrms)


  • Auto-mono:  Use as a single speaker
  • Snooze Mode:  Auto-standby and wake-up
  • BackPack Battery Pack:  Optional
  • Adjustable Input Levels:  Aux, optical
  • Wall Mounting:  1 x 1/4-20 UNC threaded insert


  • Finishes:  Rich Walnut Veneer or Soft Grey lacquer with lead grey fabric grille
  • Box Contains:  Left speaker, right speaker, AC power adapter, braided speaker interconnect cable, remote control, remote control battery (CR2025), user guide
  • Power Adapter:  100-240VAC 50-60Hz input 14VDC 2A output, 1.8m cable, 2.1 × 5.5mm DC plug
  • Power Consumption:  0.5W standby, 9W typical
  • Dimensions (W x H x D):  130 x 175 x 140 mm each
  • Weight:  Right 1.3kg, Left 1.1kg
Additional Information
Weight 1.3 kg
Dimensions (DxWxH) 140 × 130 × 175 mm

Rich Walnut, Soft Grey