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Ruark teases “versatile” R3 all-in-one system for summer launch

Ruark teases “versatile” R3 all-in-one system for summer launch
(Image credit: Ruark)

Ruark has today shared information with What Hi-Fi? teasing an all-new Ruark R3 all-in-one system for a summer launch.

Ruark is one of the few consumer electronics brands with both feet firmly in the all-in-one audio systems game – and we’re glad for that. The British brand is behind a number of recommendable systems, such as the R2, R4, R5 and MRx, which are ideal for anyone after a space-efficient, one-box music system. And very soon it will have another. Concrete information is thin on the ground for now, but we can make some assumptions...

For one, the Ruark R3 should, as logic would dictate, slip into the line-up between the R2 (a £400/AU$900 system with Bluetooth and wi-fi streaming) and the R4 (a £650/AU$1500 wi-fi streaming system with a built-in CD player), both in terms of features and price.

From the teaser image the R3 looks to conform to its siblings’ design, what with the familiar rounded wooden casework, grey clothed front and central LED screen. The slider feet upon which the chassis sit appear to raise the R3 at a slight angle, too.

In Ruark’s own words: "R3 takes all that’s good from the company’s award-winning R2 and R4 models, in a compact music system that will exceed your expectations… Ruark believes everyone deserves great design in their lives, products that help people enjoy life that little bit more. Its forthcoming model combines a dapper design with a versatile and playful form factor, topped off by a sublime sound that belies its compact stature. It is also hugely flexible, empowering users to do more than they thought possible with such a system."

The Ruark R3, which you can register your interest in now over at Ruark's website, is set for a summer release. We should have full details and specification before that, but for now, consider our appetite suitably whetted.

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Becky is Hi-Fi and Audio editor of What Hi-Fi?, and has been part of the team for almost eight years, with her current position preceded by roles as a staff writer and news editor. During that time she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching horror movies and hunting for gluten-free cake.

  • DrIJN
    The R4 isn't, as the brief article suggests, a wifi streamer. It's a DAB (and FM) radio, with CD player and Bluetooth (and other) connectivity which could allow it to stream from wifi with compatible devices (but not on its own). I had one for my birthday on Saturday. Look here: https://www.ruarkaudio.com/products/r4-integrated-music-system
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