Ruark R2i DAB Digital Radio Clock and iPod Dock

Product information

The Ruark R2i offers a complete music solution to those who love their music. Play either your favourite tunes directly from your iPod, your favourite shows on the DAB/DAB+/FM tuner or direct from music stored on your laptop through an auxiliary input.

With materials hand built to last the R2i delivers exceptional acoustic performance and is complemented superbly by a midnight black high gloss finish and cool steel panels with mesh grilles. This is one piece of equipment which is elegant enough to fit into any proud home.

The look of the R2i exudes style, but sonically it’s equally impressive with custom made high-fidelity 20 watts speakers and electronics providing a scale and quality of sound that simply belie the R2i’s discreet dimensions.

Wake up and fall asleep to your favourite artist with simple to use alarm and sleep timer functions, perfect for winding down or shaking you into life. A compact remote handset will also mean you’ll spend less time getting up to select your songs or channel and more time appreciating the sound.

With the R2i there’s no need for a magnifying glass. Stop straining your eyes; a clear high contrast and large display means you can see clearer and from further, the time or the station you have selected. Intuitively, by recognising individual headphones, the system will automatically remember the volume level last used for that particular set, great for different age groups and musical tastes.

This product is compatible with any iPod/iPhone models produced from January 2004 but iPod shuffles and earlier models are supported by front and rear auxiliary inputs so whatever model you have, you will be able to enjoy all your favourites.

Which generation of iPod do I own?

Please note: iPod sold seperately.

Ruark Audio
H120 x W340 x D185mm
Eligible for International Delivery
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Power Supply
Radio tuner
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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.

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Q & As

Ruark R2i DAB Digital Radio Clock and iPod Dock 4.6 5 14 14
Quality product A smart looking, easy to operate, wonderful sounding radio. 21 September 2014
Bravo !!!!! The Ruark 2i has exceeded my expectations in every way. The build quality is high class and it looks stunning. The sound is incredibly good; I considered buying the Bose at twice the price but struggle to believe that any radio can sound much better than this. The stereo separation is noticeable which is amazing given the size of the R2i and the power available is awesome. The menu system is intuitive, similar to Apple’s and set up took less than two minutes. The display is crisp, clear and pleasing on the eye. One small niggle to be aware of is the display has a very low level of illumination when in standby mode. This means that during the day the clock is almost unreadable unless you peer closely. However you can press the OK button and the display lights up for a couple of seconds without switching the radio on. The display is fine in a dark room, clearly readable but not so bright as to disturb. In my opinion, provided that this radio is reliable and lasts a long time (And the build quality suggests that it will), it is terrific value for money and I would highly recommend it. Bravo!!!!! 19 June 2014
I can't get it to work!!! I have now purchased this product twice. The first time it would not power up and had to be returned. The second time the product at least powered up but would not then search for the DAB stations or allow an iPod etc to be played. After speaking to the manufacturer the product now needs returning. I am not sure I have the stomach to purchase this for a third time!! 23 April 2014
Excellent Sound and Beautiful Excellent sound, excellent reception, easily operated, attractive appearance. My favorite thing is R2i uses a 'switch mode' type power adaptor and will work in any Country with mains voltage from 100-240v, 50-60Hz. 05 March 2014
ideal for ipod and radio We have a good hifi system in another room and this R2 is the closest thing to hifi seperates without spending a fortune. Ruark also have a very neat solution (and cheap) to convert it to the new ipod connector. Only downsides are the small number of radio presets 5 for fm and 5 for dab and the remote control which is not great. The 5 stars are for the sound not the interface which if you are used to sony products or similar you will find some awkwardness in the way the unit works. USB playback would also be nice in a new version!!! 20 March 2013
Beautiful Product Fantastic product, super sound. highly recommended. After a lot of research I bought this after being disappointed by a pioneer product, this is in a different league and although does not have airplay I feel the additional £100 for far superior sound is worth the money. This was the best sounding product and Dab radio I listened to and it looks great, not huge but a big sound, only better product was the model above R4i. I don't write many reviews but this deserves a good review, also the service from John Lewis is second to none, go listen and buy from them. 30 July 2012
Rediscovered my love of music I bought this beauty a week ago to replace a cheap gear4 ipod dock and a half decent pure dab radio. I considered Bose and Sonos but chose this after listening to all 3 in store. The sound quality is stunning. After listening to this I have rediscovered my love of music. Everything sounds better. Buy this and turn the telly / computer off. Trust me. Worth every (extravagant) penny. Best thing I've bought in years. 24 May 2012
Highly recommended! I already had the clock radio version so I hoped that the ipod dock version was going to be a quality product too. It is! It looks sleek (needs dusting frequently!), compact and the sound is great. The remote control is useful, but looks and feels a little 'cheap'. However, overall the system is very easy to use, the sound is excellent and all packaged in a neat small unit . 06 May 2012
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