Ruark R1 MKII DAB Digital Radio

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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
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 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


Click & collect

Free from John Lewis or Waitrose shops for collection tomorrow from 2pm
365 participating John Lewis and Waitrose shops

Collect + from a local shop from Monday - postcode exclusions apply for Collect+ deliveries

5000+ participating Collect+ shops

Standard delivery in 5 working days


Named or Saturday UK delivery


Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am


International delivery not available

We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.


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Q & As

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 44 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fantastic sound for such a small unit I ordered the walnut colour via click & collect, but when I unpacked it I had a black one. As the product came packaged in a much larger box than I anticipated, I didn't bother returning it as it would have cost me the price of a taxi. It is a well built quality product but DAB reception is poor, but that could just be the area I live in. I chose this brand due to the reviews & also so I could play my MP3 player through it. I had to purchase a lead for this, but the sound is fantastic. 17 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great sound from a small radio Am very happy with my purchase. The product looks good and sounds good too. Would highly recommend this radio. 05 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bought as replacement radio I purchased the Ruark DAB Radio in white, as a replacement for use in the kitchen, when my other radio stopped working. I love the size of it and it is so easy to use and tune in. Reception is very good. 30 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product This little radio is ideal for use in the kitchen. It is compact and attractive in the cream co lour. The sound quality is really excellent and I am delighted with the radio and thoroughly recommend it.. 09 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by enjoyable experiance I found this radio easy to set up the channels,the cube shape looks good and there is no bling or flashing lights. with poor hearing i found the speaker ideal for me,it has a good bass and sounds for its size. I recommend it,small enough to fit any where in the home and easy on the eye. 08 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Really excellent sound quality It puts other similarly sized radios in the shade for rich sound quality, particularly as where we live we have good FM reception. Britain's digital radio system is the outdated poor quality DAB, but should we ever change to the better quality DAB+ like other countries, then this radio is DAB+ compatible, (which the product description does not mention). The only quibble is that the display is perhaps a little small and dated, but that is a relatively minor point. 15 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing radio Highly recommend this radio. Great sound, good looks and solid build. 14 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by best alarm clock radio ever Picked this initially on the basis of it's looks and fit with our bedroom furniture. Had high expectations of sound quality and ease of use based on it's relatively high ticket price to an equivalent Pure. It hasn't disappointed. I love it. Looks great, fab sound. love the fact that the alarm volume can be different to the last volume set, alarm can be set for weekends or weekdays or both, can wake up to radio or buzzer, and you can set the time for the radio so it automatically turns off after 30 mins etc, enough preset stations, and easy to set up. 10 out of 10. 13 May 2014
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