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
  • Intuitive Rotodial control system
  • High fidelity Class A-B amplifier
  • Ruark NS+ neodymium full range driver
  • High contrast OLED display with auto dimming
  • USB-C charge and shuffle playback port
  • Contoured polymer enclosure with acoustic treatment
  • Adjustable bass and treble settings
  • Hand-crafted slatted wood grille
  • Finishes:  Espresso with walnut grille, Light Cream with ash grille
  • Adjustable EQ settings
  • Improved power management with optional battery pack
  • Optional remote control with 4 direct access pre-sets
  • Presets to store favourite stations – 8 per band
  • Stereo headphone output memorises last used volume
  • Easy-to-use dual alarms and sleep timer
  • Real time clock with battery backup
  • Easily customised for hotel use
  • USB-C multi format shuffle playback port
  • Switchable analogue input for aux devices
  • Multilingual UI (EN, DA, DE, ES, FR, IT, JA, KO, NL, NO, PL, RU, ZH)
  • Automatic standby after 20 minutes of inactivity
  • Power adapter:  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
  • Dimensions (H x W x D):  175 × 130 × 135 mm
  • Weight:  1.4 kg
  • Shipping Dimensions (H x W x D):  290 x 430 x 565 mm
  • Shipping Weight:  2.2 kg


  • 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:  75Ω F-type connector


  • 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

What’s In The Box

  • R1
  • AC Power Adaptor
  • Quick start guide

Optional Accessories

  • BackPack3 Battery Pack
  • Remote
Additional Information
Weight 1.4 kg
Dimensions (DxWxH) 135 × 130 × 175 mm

Espresso Walnut, Light Cream