Ruark MR1 Bluetooth Speaker System, Soft Black

Product information

Compact, portable and powerful - Ruark MR1 speakers will perform well with laptops, TVs and hi-fi system all around your home. Bluetooth streaming takes the hassle out of staying connected and with advanced audio coding, there’s no loss of quality.

Key benefits:

  • MR1 features a control system which is simple and easy to use. A short press of the volume control turns it on and off and a long press changes the audio input from line-in to Bluetooth or vice-versa. A multi coloured LED indicates the selected input and also indicates status, blinking rapidly when maximum volume has been reached and blinking intermittently when MR1 is in standby mode.

  • On the rear panel of the control unit are outputs for the left hand speaker and a subwoofer, so an active subwoofer can be connected if required. A switchable line-in input with attenuation switch allows numerous audio devices (including a turntable or TV) to be connected.

  • MR1 features aptX audio coding technology that partners with Bluetooth so compatible devices can stream to MR1 with audio quality virtually indistinguishable from a wired connection.

  • These speakers utilise two new drive units, developed specifically to give high performance sound from compact dimensions. Great care has been taken on the woofer and tweeter construction to ensure distortion causing reflections are kept to a minimum.

  • A simple remote control enables all MR1 functions to be set and operated from the comfort of a chair or bed. MR1 also has an auto-standby setting built in and will automatically enter sleep mode if no signal is detected.

Ruark Audio
Bluetooth, switchable line-in input, outputs for left hand speakers or subwoofer
H170 x W130 x D135mm
Eligible for International Delivery
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Power Supply
Mains, optional rechargeable BackPack for wireless use
Radio tuner
Speaker output Information The total output measured in watts. The higher the number, the louder the sound.
Weight Information Unpackaged weight

About Ruark

Ruark is a family-owned British company, passionate about sound and design. With heritage in designing and manufacturing, the company have been delivering world-class, high-fidelity loudspeakers to music and audio enthusiasts for over thirty years.

Today, Ruark have applied those same principles to design, creating a new generation of perfectly formed music systems with wide ranging appeal that which will look fabulous in any space. Yet most importantly, all their products are engineered to last so you can enjoy them for many years to come.


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Q & As

Rated 5 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect absolutely amazing sound specially the classic music, well worth the money, bose have too much base this is just perfect 11 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very good quality sound from such small speakers I bought these speakers to use with my laptop, replacing a pair of Dell computer speakers. I did wonder whether the relatively high price would be worth it, but the high quality of the sound, even when fed directly from the computer, and the traditional appearance combine to make this a worthwhile long term purchase. 28 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by excellent sound and Blue Tooth works a treat. Excellent sound from small speakers with good Blue Tooth range. The link cable between the speakers could be a bit longer to widen the stereo effect. Excellent build quality. 14 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A good compromise Bought this for family harmony, to replace floor standing speaks which did tend to dominate the living room. I use them primarily for listening to classical music from CD's. They offer a fresh sound, clear, bright treble, rich bass (which can sound a little claustrophobic on some orchestral recordings#. However, for their size they are remarkable. I can happily listen to music through them for hours, though, obviously they do not have the presence of speakers ten times the size. Placing is important - they like their back to a wall but with open space at the front #nothing to deflect the sound) I am very pleased with these speakers and am considering buying another pair for use in another room. A remarkable design, and British! 06 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Superb Speakers Purchased these recently and I am really very impressed with them. Easy to set up and pair via Bluetooth to iPad iPod etc. the sound quality is excellent for such small speakers. I have the walnut finish and they are beautifully made. Wish I had bought them 12 months ago instead of pondering over the price!! Cannot fault John Lewis either, ordered Saturday night , delivered Monday morning. Excellent 28 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Speakers I purchased this set of stereo Bluetooth speakers as ex display, so they were about a third off the list price, and I'm glad I did. I had a cheaper single Bluetooth speaker for the study but wanted something with a bit more punch for the lounge. Though small, the fact that I can separate them for true stereo sound, makes them more than adequate for the space. I had eyed them up for ages but passed them by as they are quite expensive at full list price, so I was pleased to see them in the sale! 31 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A Quality Product Being limited for space. The Ruark Bluetooth speaker system sounded right for us. We needed to improve the quality of sound on the TV. This product is living up to our expectations. Build quality and sound out of these small speakers is amazing. Using Bluetooth, with just the press of a button on the remote control we can enjoy our own music. One more thing, it's British made 22 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by I couldn't find better I have been looking for a decent set of Bluetooth speakers for a while and I finally settled on these after also considering Sonos, Bose and Pure. I read loads of reviews on loads of different speakers and then started to listen to them but this was very difficult because there was too much ambient noise in the store to really hear them properly and the physical layout of the speakers on shelves does nothing really to showcase them although you get an idea of how good they are (or not). Back to the numerous reviews, others who had bought these all appeared to be very happy so I decided to buy them over the Pure speakers which had been my alternative choice. After getting home and setting these up I can say, yes, these speakers are very good. Really really good and also quite small. They are clear with bright treble, a balanced mid-range and have a strong bass. They can also play at a very high volume without the usual distortion that is present on many other speakers of this type. If you want to connect your device from its headphone socket with a cable you can. I struggled to hear a difference between this and the Bluetooth connection (which was far more convenient). Should you need more bass you could add a subwoofer but I think that would loosen the windows... these are not weedy speakers as their size would suggest. There is a small remote which allows you to change volume and input. As with all decent speakers there is a consideration in terms of where to place them. They do sound better near a wall and on a solid surface; something that doesn't amplify the base such as a cabinet. In summary, for a small set of speakers and as an alternative to a decent hi-fi these are a very good choice and I would highly recommend them. 08 May 2014
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