The R5 by Ruark Audio builds on more than three decades of high-end expertise and craftsmanship pedigree while embodying the company’s vision of the future. Since its launch, R5 has been widely commended as one of the finest all-in-one systems available, and so for Summer 2021, Ruark are introducing a special Signature Edition with a limited production run to match its exclusivity.
Ruark Audio constantly seek refinement, and with R5 Signature they have made subtle but incremental changes to make an excellent product even better.
Most obvious is the piano lacquer finish, with machined alloy rose gold detailing, delivering an extremely premium look. Creating a true piano finish is a painstaking task that involves building the finish in multiple layers with hand sanding between coats. Once the final coat is applied, the lacquer is wet sanded with a very fine grit abrasive and then hand buffed and polished to a glass-like finish.
Conventional methods of finishing do not compare with the lustre level that this process provides, and neither are they as long-lasting nor hard-wearing. In terms of sound, the multiple layers of lacquer also add rigidity to the enclosure, resulting in extra clarity.
The standard R5 produces an impressive stereo soundstage that extends way beyond its compact dimensions, and is a feature that listeners love. This was achieved via proprietary algorithm and digital filtering, but now with further tuning the function has been enhanced, creating a cleaner soundstage with greater depth and realism.
The end result is the STEREO+ feature. Internally R5 Signature uses the same high fidelity Class A-B amplifier system and our own neodymium NS+ drivers, but with revised routing of key signal paths and the use of high purity oxygen-free speaker cables for extra sound clarity.
- Piano lacquer black finish, with rose gold detailing.
- Class-leading audio with new STEREO+ enhanced sound.
- Comprehensive Wi-Fi streaming with Spotify Connect.
- Support for Tidal, Deezer and Amazon Music.
- Multi Format CD player.
- AptX HD Bluetooth receiver.
- DAB/FM and Internet radio tuners.
- USB playback/charge port.
- 2 × Ruark Audio 75mm full-range driver with neodymium magnet system
- Integrated active subwoofer with 125mm long throw driver
- Linear Class A-B Amplifier, 90 watts nominal output
- Adjustable treble and bass settings
- Enhanced 3D sound processing
- Audio grade components throughout
- Loudness function provides enhanced sound at low volume levels
- Slot loading CD player plays CD-Audio, MP3, AAC and WMA music disks
- Text support for CD and USB playback when available
- Wireless DLNA audio streaming from network attached storage devices and PCs
- Multi-Room mode allows R5 to be wirelessly connected and synchronised with up to seven other Ruark connected models. These include MRx, R2 Mk3 and R7 Mk3.
- DAB, DAB+ and FM Tuner with RDS for local and national reception
- Internet Receiver for world-wide radio reception
- 30 station pre-sets (10 DAB, 10 FM, 10 Internet)
- Built in aptX HD Bluetooth receiver provides 24-bit high resolution playback from compatible devices
- Spotify Connect provides seamless integration with Spotify App and access to 20+ million tracks. R5 also supports music services from Amazon Music, Deezer and Tidal
- High contrast OLED display with large format clock
- Adjustable brightness to suit requirements
- 1 × RIAA gain stage input for turntable (RCA connectors)
- 1 × stereo analogue inputs (RCA connectors)
- 1 × digital optical TOSLINK input
- 1 × stereo analogue output (RCA connectors)
- USB charge (5V 1.0A) and playback port. Codec’s supported include WAV, WMA, AAC, FLAC and MP3
- Ethernet port for direct connection to network
- Front mounted stereo headphone output
- Easy-to-use programable dual alarm with once, daily, weekday and weekend settings
- Adjustable alarm volume
- Adjustable snooze and sleep timers
- Intuitive ‘click to select’ RotoDial control system and matching RotoDial radio remote
Ruark Link app provides full control of R5 from iOS and Android devices
- Mains Requirements: 100-120/200-240VAC, 50-60Hz
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