Ruark R5 Integrated Music System - Walnut
Embodying Ruarks knowledge of the past with their vision of the future, R5 is the perfect ‘all-in-one’ system for music and design enthusiasts alike.
From feedback they know that many love the design and features of R7, so with R5, they have scaled down their flagship model in all but sound to create a system which is simply pioneering. R5 is also multi-room ready and if desired can be wirelessly linked with our MRx, R2 Mk3 and R7 Mk3 to provide beautiful sound all around your home. Perfect on its own or with a TV as a complete home entertainment solution, R5 embodies our rich heritage with our awareness of changing technology in a system that is timeless and built to last.
Whether you want to wirelessly stream or want to connect a turntable or TV, R5 has it covered. For direct streaming, R5’s aptX HD Bluetooth receiver provides above CD quality from compatible devices and with a broadband connection you’ll have access to internet radio stations worldwide and an infinite library of music through services such as Spotify, Amazon Music, Deezer and Tidal. Moreover, with both analogue and digital inputs it’s also easy to connect and enjoy other devices. In particular R5 makes a great sound system for TVs.
Beautiful Inside Too
Ruark pride themselves on their visual design but with their high-fidelity heritage, they know that it’s what’s beneath the surface that really counts! They are proud to say that they are hands-on with every aspect of their products design, spending endless hours debating and evaluating to create what they believe are the finest available. As an example, R5 uses a high capacity linear power supply with Class A-B amplifiers and active electronics and equalisation to precisely control the loudspeaker units. This technology is usually only found in specialist high value audio equipment.
Intuitive to Control
Ruarks trademark RotoDial controller provides a slick control system which is easy to use and like their flagship R7, R5 also includes a matching remote which mirrors exactly the main controller. Using superior radio communication, the remote does not need to be aimed during operation and sited on a table or sitting in your hand the remote is an ergonomic delight. Also available for iOS and Android devices is our app called Ruark LINK. This allows full control of R5 and is ideal for managing multi-room set-up and control.
Designed for Sound
Ruarks audio heritage means they understand the synergy of cabinet, amplifier and drive unit design in creating great sound. For example R5’s enclosure has been tuned to provide optimal conditions for the drive units and electronics. Furthermore, their stereo speakers have been engineered to provide a beautifully natural frequency response by means of a powerful neodymium magnet system and lightweight cone assembly. Finally, their active subwoofer provides effortless extended bass for lifelike aural drama.
A World of Radio
For local and national broadcasts R5’s DAB and FM tuner provides excellent performance and with DAB+ also built in, R5 is future ready for the rollout of this technology in the UK and around the world. For international broadcasts, R5’s Internet tuner allows access to boundless stations and podcasts world-wide, so whether you’re an expatriate missing home or a music lover into bluegrass or jazz, with R5 you will quickly find stations you will love familiar and new.
With its powerful sound R5 can fill your home with music, but with its ‘multi-room’ capabilities it’s easy to wirelessly link and sync with our other models such as MRx, R2 Mk3 and R7 Mk3 to provide sound wherever you want it. Linking and syncing with other units means that you can tailor the sound level around your home, just how you want, so whether you want to party or relax, with R5 and our other products you can do all this and more.
Multi-Format CD Player
For the finest sound, CD is still one of the best ways to experience music and R5 features a high specification slot loading player that will make your CD collection sound better than ever. Alongside standard CDs, R5 also plays self-made CDs encoded with popular audio formats such as WAV, MP3 and AAC and in addition displays track and artist information when this data is available on the disc.
R5 is designed for wireless connectivity, but on the back panel we’ve also included an ethernet socket so R5 can be directly connected to your network if required. A wired ethernet connection ensures reliability in playback and can also prove useful if you want to use R5 where the wi-fi signal from your router is variable or weak. In this case, ethernet powerline adaptors are a reliable and ideal solution.
Connect, Playback and Enjoy
R5 has comprehensive direct connectivity, allowing devices such as a turntable, Amazon Dot, Google Chromecast or Apple AirPort Express to be connected and enjoyed. In particular R5’s optical input provides a convenient connection point for most modern TVs making it a fantastic home entertainment solution that will greatly increase your enjoyment of film and TV. Also included is a USB socket so you can playback music stored on a memory stick in a variety of popular audio codecs.
High Definition Bluetooth
R5 features the very latest aptX HD audio technology which partners with Bluetooth so you can stream high definition music wirelessly from compatible devices to R5 with sound that is indistinguishable from a wired connection. Bluetooth’s ease of use has made it the foremost method for audio streaming, and it works with virtually all leading music and radio apps including Apple Music, TuneIn and BBC Sounds.
Spotify Connect Built In
R5 has Spotify the world’s leading music streaming service built in and with a Spotify Premium account you can select R5 as your playback device and then control the music using R5’s RotoDial, remote control or our Ruark LINK app for iOS and Android devices. With a vast library of over 20 million tracks, Spotify Premium and R5 will allow you to discover new music and enjoy old favourites with sound that will transform your listening experience.
Programme, time and alarm status are shown with vivid clarity on R5’s Organic LED (OLED) display. The display is chemically bonded to the glass front panel for absolute legibility and contrast at any viewing angle and the brightness can be adjusted to suit your requirements, when active and also in standby.
British audio company Ruark's latest product, the R5 High Fidelity Music System, is designed to appeal to music and design enthusiasts alike, with a combination of cool mid-century design and state-of-the-art audio tech.The cabinet is crafted from a walnut veneer, that's been specially tuned and damped to provide a high level of audio quality, while the fabric grille comes in a soft grey color.
Designed to act as an all-in-one music system, the Ruark R5 features a multi-format CD player, DAB/FM and internet radio tuners, as well as support for aptX HD Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi streaming.The OLED display looked great, and added a modern touch to the otherwise retro design.You can also hook it up to your turntable thanks to a dedicated RIAA turntable input, or charge your devices using the USB playback/charging port.
And then there is the sound.The power of the bass frequencies is partly down to the R5s use of a neodymium magnet system – that's the most powerful naturally occurring magnet in the world – which means the speakers drivers displace a large volume of air when they vibrate.This has the added effect of creating a wide soundstage. This, coupled with the systems built in long-throw subwoofer, means that the R5 should excel when it comes to bass frequencies.
The Ruark Audio R5 comes across as a very capable, high-end system that can replicate music in a way that's very faithful to the original recordings. As expected, the R5 also boasts multi-room functionality, meaning it can be wirelessly grouped with other Ruark products. It's crisply clear yet not without likeable warmth, and insightfully engaging.
- 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
OTHER MUSIC SERVICES
- 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
- Rich Walnut veneer with Camira Lead Grey grille fabric
- Soft Grey lacquer with Camira Lead Grey grille fabric
MAINS POWER REQUIREMENT
- 100-120/200-240VAC, 50-60Hz
- H142 × W520 × D300mm