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.

Featuring a high-quality aptX Bluetooth receiver, digital and analogue inputs allied to a Class A-B amplifier and our own custom designed crossover and drive units, MR1 Mk2 are compact high fidelity speakers capable of remarkable sound. Perfect as computer speakers, ideal to use with a turntable and a fantastic way to improve the sound of your TV, MR1 Mk2 has been designed to fill your life and home with quality sound without dominating it.

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Linear Perfection – MR1 Mk2 features a Class A-B linear amplifier with a quality switch mode power supply. Linear amplifiers are used in the world’s best audio equipment and in our opinion offer superior performance when compared to new style digital amplifiers, which often sound forced and artificial in comparison. Linear amplification is one reason why MR1 sounds so good.

Be In Control – MR1 Mk2 features a control system which like our other products is easy to use, allowing the source and volume to be quickly changed as required. In addition, source, volume and functions can also be set and operated from the comfort of a chair with the supplied compact remote control.

Always Ready – With auto-standby built in, MR1 will automatically enter sleep mode after a short period of time if no signal is detected. This feature is particularly useful when using MR1 as a sound system with your TV as they will automatically wake and sleep as and when the TV is turned on and off.

Get Connected – MR1 Mk2 features both analogue and optical digital inputs allowing auxiliary devices to be easily connected. In particular, the optical input is ideal for connecting streaming devices such as Google Chromecast and it also provides the perfect connection point for most flat screen TV’s. MR1 also features a subwoofer output allowing an active subwoofer to be connected for extra dynamics in music and awesome movie sound.

Bluetooth At Its Best – Bluetooth’s ease of use has made it the foremost method for wireless audio streaming, working with virtually all devices and leading music applications such as Spotify and Apple Music. MR1 Mk2 with its high quality aptX Bluetooth receiver allows you to enjoy this technology at its very best with CD quality sound.

A Mini Marvel – MR1 is a high fidelity speaker miniaturised and like larger high fidelity systems, its internal crossover plays a vital role in making it sound so good! Many compact speakers use a basic single component crossover for cost and ease of assemble, but for MR1 we’ve designed a multi component network using quality audio grade components throughout.

Beautiful And Enduring – MR1 Mk3 features an attractive fixed grille clad in a unique British milled fabric from Camira. This timeless and resilient material, was one of just a few that met our requirement for both its attractive contemporary look and excellent acoustic properties.

Duo – Uno – As a pair MR1 sounds amazing, but to make them extra portable if the stereo speaker is disconnected then the master unit switches to mono operation. As a single unit MR1 is ideal for taking on holiday so you can enjoy great sound whilst you’re away from home. Add our optional power pack (BackPack3) and you can also enjoy MR1 further afield completely free of a mains connection. 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.

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.


  • Award winning audio quality
  • Hand crafted bass reflex tuned and damped enclosures
  • Exclusive Ruark 75mm polypropylene woofer with neo magnet system
  • Exclusive Ruark 20mm silk dome tweeter with neo magnet system
  • Optimised passive crossover
  • Dynamic Class A-B  Stereo amplifier, 20 watts nominal output
  • Two way speaker system
  • Digital and analogue inputs for aux devices
  • RCA subwoofer output
  • Adaptive EQ provides ideal sound at all volumes
  • Cirrus 24-bit stereo digital to analogue converter
  • 2m quality braided speaker interconnect
  • Auto mono operation (Allows use as a single unit)
  • aptX Bluetooth receiver for hi-res streaming
  • Optional battery pack (BackPack3) for mains free operation
  • Threaded inserts on rear panel for optional wall brackets
  • Easy to use control system
  • Pin-point LEDs to display system status and source
  • Full function remote control included
  • Digital input 24-bit 192 kHz TOSLINK with adjustable attenuation
  • Automatic standby after 20 minutes of inactivity
  • Power Adapter:  100-240VAC, 50-60Hz input, 14VDC 2A output
  • Finishes:  Rich Walnut Veneer or Soft Grey lacquer with lead grey fabric grille
  • Power Consumption:  0.5W standby, 9W typical
  • Dimensions (H x W x D):  185 × 130 × 145 mm each
  • Weight: Right 1.3 kg, Left 1.1 kg
  • Shipping Dimensions (H x W x D):  310 x 405 x 490 mm
  • Packaged Weight:  3.6 kg (pair)


  • 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)

What’s In The Box

  • Left speaker
  • Right speaker
  • AC power adapter
  • Braided speaker interconnect cable
  • Remote control
  • Remote control battery (CR2025)
  • User guide
Additional Information
Weight 3.6 kg
Dimensions (DxWxH) 145 × 130 × 185 mm

Rich Walnut, Soft Grey