Ruark R1 MKII DAB Digital Radio, Walnut Veneer

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Product information

This exquisite DAB radio from Ruark Audio arrives in a gorgeous compact design with a rich walnut veneer finish. It features a 3.5” custom high-fidelity drive unit for excellent sound quality and it’s simple to use thanks to its intuitive ‘Rotodial’ control system. There’s also a facility to adjust tone - plus a loudness option - so you can set the sound to suit your own taste. DAB text and alarm information is clearly displayed on the black and white LCD.

Dual alarms allow for once, daily, weekday and weekend settings. Both alarms (radio or buzzer) can be set to the volume required, depending on whether you’re a light or heavy sleeper. Also included is an adjustable sleep timer and a snooze function.

The R1’s front panel features a headphone socket and a line input to connect to your MP3 player or any other audio device. And on the rear panel there’s a pair of high quality gold plated phono outputs for recording or playback through an audio system.

Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Mains only
Ruark Audio
Auxiliary input socket for device playback, 3.5mm aux out
H17 x W13 x D13cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Model name / number
R1 MKII Walnut
NFC enabled
Power Supply
Mains, optional rechargeable battery pack (sold separately)
Radio tuner
Speaker output Information The total output measured in watts. The higher the number, the louder the sound!
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


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Q & As


Ruark R1 MKII DAB Digital Radio 4.6 5 36 36
Great little gadget Looks good and sounds great Advice given in store excellent :-) 08 April 2014
Excellent sounding radio This was bought as a quality bedside radio/alarm, and it does the job well. The sound quality is excellent, remarkably good for such a compact device. It's very easy to set up the stations - does itself, basically - and reasonably easy to set alarms, though a little longwinded as you have to go through numerous options. DAB reception is good here, though will depend on where you are. It can do two alarms, which is useful and enough for our needs. They can be set to repeat on specified days, or always, or just a single time - in which case it can be set for any future date if necessary. The display is reasonably large and clear, though if anything lets this product down it is the rather basic 7-segment display, which would have looked OK 20 years ago, but we are now so used to far better screens on phones etc that it really lets the side down. It auto-dims as the ambient light gets dimmer, but as supplied it dims too much. The (helpful) manufacturers have a fix for this - a firmware update which you need to get from them and install - it's easy to do. This radio would get 5* if the display were better. 01 April 2014
Classic design Extremely well designed and effective. Being used at bedside as radio alarm I read a review saying its display created to much light but have not found that to be a problem. Very easy to set up and use just plug in switch on it does the rest. Great product pricey but worth it. 25 March 2014
Great Radio! I love this radio - its shape and finish make it unusual and stylish and it is just the right size for a bedside table. It is easy to do the pre-set stations and alarms. One small criticism is that one cannot set a Saturday and Sunday alarm separately - they have to be set as 'weekend' so you have to change it each time you want a Saturday or Sunday different. But the quality and style of the product make up for this easily and the sound is excellent. 18 February 2014
clock/radio Love it!! Can change the brightness of the clock, can change the loudness of the radio alarm - exactly what you'd expect! 31 December 2013
Great looking radio but poor FM reception Despite an excellent product design and appearance the FM performance of my R1 was poor. DAB reception was fine. On FM it would only lock onto 2 stations. When compared head to head with my 25 year old Sony transistor radio at 92.70 FM the Sony produced a clear sound, the R1 produced a fuzzy poor quality sound. I was not brave enough to swap for another unit. As always JL's customer service was very good. 30 December 2013
The best !!! Purchased the blue one for my kitchen yesterday.I did think is this too much to pay for a radio but now I've used it the answer is definitely not ,it looks great , it's easy to use and the sound well what can I say it's fantastic . Love love love it !!!!! 07 December 2013
Love it! Use this as our bedside alarm clock and it's excellent. The sound is great and the alarms are gradual, increasing in volume so wakes you up very gently. I also love the fact that you can set the alarms up so they come on during week days and not at the weekends. No more forgetting to set it on Monday morning!. No tuning required - it's all done for you when you switch it on. I know it's a bit pricey but worth every penny as far as I'm concerned. 26 November 2013
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