The upgrade marks the first time Ruark has entered the multi-room audio market, and with it, the company hopes to serve up something a little different.
According to Ruark, this new R2 multi-room function can be set-up and controlled directly from the system, something which it claims can’t be done on similar, rival systems.
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Other aspects of the new version are the same as the current model: handcrafted wood casing, metal panels and an OLED display on the front.
Ruark’s intuitive RotoDial controller makes an appearance once again, a feature that allows users to control volume and to skip or repeat tracks.
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An iOS and Android app that will let users remotely control two more R2 units from anywhere within the network’s wireless range has also been confirmed as a future release.
The new multi-room version of the R2 is available in Rich Walnut veneer and Soft White finishes for £400 from mid-April. Current owners of the MK3 R2 will be able to update their model via an online firmware upgrade.
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