Chebby, what's with the attitude? The OP asked for opinions of it. I gave mine. I thought that some people might want to use it that way - not so ridiculous when you yourself posted a picture of a Geneva with a TV on it for comparison.
You are aware of small TVs I presume?
Chebby, what's with the attitude?
Did I insult you or something?
Sorry if that's what you read.
I just don't think an all-in-one audio system should be criticised for having 'functional issues' because you think it might be less than optimal as a TV stand.
As it turns out (from info on the Ruark link that DocG provided earlier) there will be an optional TV support available next year.
Marantz M-CR603 + AirPlay • Rega R3 loudspeakers • iPhone 5 • iMac • Apple Airport Extreme 802.11n • Apple iPad Mini • Panasonic TX-L32D25B • Sony BDP-S390 • Ruark Audio R1 Deluxe • Humax HDR-Fox T2
Is an open internet forum the wrong place to voice my thoughts?
Oh do stop squabbling, the lot of you
Anyway, I love the Ruark - it's almost as desirable as the Radiofonografo (yours for @£5700)
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You know my opinion and you have given yours. I'm not discussing this further with you.
Did Somebody say radiogramme? - chronology of my gear:-
Wind-up gramophone from junk shop - Music (not of choice) 78 rpm records from Salvation Army jumble sales.
Murphy radiogramme (was mahogany veneered so I sprayed it gold).
Hacker radiogramme. (nice sound).
Grundig mono TK14 5" Reel to Reel tape recorder.
Philco Hi-Fidelity auto-changer record player.
Philips mono 7" Reel to Reel tape recorder hooked up to dads 'wireless' and a 15" speaker in home made enclosure.
Philips stereo 10" Reel to Reel tape recorder.
Eagle Electronics amp, Eagle Electronics Fm radio, Garrard SP25 Turntable, Warfdale Linton Speakers.
Amstrad 8000 MK II amp.
Pioneer SA 706 Amp, Pioneer SA FM Tuner, Pioneer, Cassette Deck, Jamo Speakers.
Trio 1033B Record deck.
Arcam Alpha 8 Amp, Arcam Alpah 8 CD player, Mission 735i Speakers.
iTunes 10.7 on ASUS x401, Arcam DAC, Audioquest, Arcam Solo, QED, Monitor Audio R250 + REL Quake
You mean this guy? Dunno... think I prefer the Ruark. This one looks like seventies science fiction (maybe it is?)
EDIT 1: just read the Brionvega website; the design is 1965.
EDIT 2: nearly 50 years old, and not a single client review on the site. "It is for the few", indeed.
Where does the lid lift up revealing the obligatory SP25/GL75 underneath.
Main system: Mac Mini 2011 > HRT II+ DAC • Cyrus 2 & PSX • Cyrus tuner • MS 10i speakers [on loan]
Also cluttering-up the place: Thorens TD160 (no cart) • Marantz CD 63 mkII KI & PM66 KI • Technics SL-P777 • Nakamichi DR-1
I have no idea who the target market is for a product of that price and with those features but looking like that. Ridiculous.
Probably be well suited to the decor and budget in Buckingham Palace - I'd like to kick it over.. hahah!!
I think it looks nice - the Ruark that is, not that thing above.
Synology NAS + ATV2 > ADM9RS
I think one of these would make a great match!
Which might not be a coincidence, of course!
Turns out my sofa has similar functional issues. Off to the skip with it.
HiFi / A/V / Bedroom
The Ruark R7 was due to be released in autumn so should be out in the next few weeks if it's still on schedule.
Has anyone 'in the know' had a proper listen to it yet?
Regarding the Aptx bluetooth connection, would this work with the new Google Nexus 7 2013 ?
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