RuarkAudio R1 MK4 Compact Audio System


Each generation of the R1 has been an evolution of the original, but with R1 Mk4 Ruark wanted it to be more progressive both in design and performance.

Using a precision moulding process has allowed them to gently profile the enclosure providing a fresh new look and the perfect surface for their new Light Cream and Espresso finishes.
With acoustic treatment the enclosure is sturdy and acoustically inert, providing the ideal housing for their electronics and NS+ driver.

Enhancing the design further is a beautiful hand-crafted slatted wood grille.
This brings added sophistication and creates a timeless Eames like vibe, but overall, the design is still unique and distinctly Ruark.

  • Class leading sound with adaptive EQ
  • DAB, DAB+ and FM Tuner
  • High quality Bluetooth receiver
  • RTC with battery backup
  • Intuitive Rotodial control system
  • Linear amplifier with Ruark NaturalSound+ driver
  • High contrast OLED display with auto dimming
  • USB-C charge and shuffle playback port
  • Contoured polymer enclosure with acoustic treatment
  • Hand-crafted slatted wood grille
  • Adjustable EQ settings
  • Improved power management with optional battery pack
  • Optional remote control with 4 direct access pre-sets
  • Stereo headphone output
  • Easy-to-use comprehensive dual alarms


  • Frequency Response:  55Hz – 20kHz
  • Driver:  75mm Ruark NS+
  • Amplifier:  9W
  • Enhancements:  Adjustable EQ loudness
  • Cabinet Type:  Tuned reflex enclosure


  • Digital Radio:  DAB / DAB+
  • Multi-regional FM:  World, USA, Japan, Korea
  • Bluetooth:  V4.2 SBC, ACC, BLE, A2DP
  • Line-in:  3.5mm stereo jack (1.4Vrms max)
  • Headphone:  3.5mm output jack, 6Ω
  • USB:  2.0, (5V 1A) MP3, ACC up to 48kHz 320kbps, FLAC up to 24-bit 96 kHz, WAV up to 24-bit 96kHz, WMA up to 44.1kHz 320kbps
  • External Telescopic Aerial


  • Display:  High-contrast OLED with auto dimming
  • Dual Alarms:  Daily, custom, weekends, weekdays
  • Auto-standby:  Automatic power saving mode
  • DST:  Configurable daylight-saving settings
  • Real time clock with internal battery backup
  • Security Slot:  Kensington compatible
  • User Interface Languages:  EN, DA, DE, ES, FR, IT, JA, KO, NL, NO, PL, RU, ZH


  • Finishes:  Espresso, Light Cream
  • Box Contains:  R1, AC Power Adaptor, Quick start guide
  • Power Adaptor:  100-240VAC, 50-60Hz input, 14VDC 1.5A output, 1.8m cable, 2.1 x 5.5mm DC Plug
  • Power Consumption:  0.7W standby, 4.8W typical, automatic standby after 20 mins, see user guide for more details

Optional Accessories

  • BackPack Battery Pack
  • Remote
Additional Information
Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions (DxWxH) 135 × 130 × 175 mm

Espresso Walnut, Light Cream