Ruark Audio R7 MK3 - The Radiogram Redefined
With honed aesthetics and enhancements to sound and technology, R7 Mk3 is a wonderful ground-breaking sound system that will satisfy music lovers and design aficionados alike. A modern work of art, R7 Mk3 is the realisation of Ruark’s dream to remaster the radiograms of yesteryear bringing this iconic ideology completely up to date.
Ruark’s audio heritage has enabled them to understand the synergy of cabinet, amplifier and drive unit design in creating beautiful sound. An example of this is R7‘s hand crafted enclosure which has been tuned to provide optimal conditions for the drive units and electronics. R7 MK3 features bespoke stereo speaker units where the high and low frequency components are combined into a single point source driver. These provide an extended natural frequency response, with a lifelike soundstage to immerse you in stunning sound
High Definition Bluetooth Streaming
R7 Mk3 features the very latest aptX HD audio technology which partners with Bluetooth so you can stream music wirelessly from compatible devices to R7 in perfect high definition 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 Apps including Spotify, Apple Music and BBC iPlayer Radio. Most importantly sound quality over Bluetooth with R7 is simply outstanding.
Power And Grace
The electronics inside R7 Mk3 have been painstakingly developed to provide the best possible sound. With audio grade components used throughout, R7 features a high capacity linear power supply coupled to a 2.1 channel Class A-B discrete component amplifier. With a nominal rating of 160 watts, R7 is a powerful device and sound is reproduced with effortless ease. Enhancing further the performance of R7 is an integrated active subwoofer that underpins and adds authority and enjoyment to every piece of music played.
Beautiful To Control
The unique RotoDial controller sited on top of R7 provides a slick control system which is intuitive and easy to use. Exclusively for R7 Mk3 Ruark have designed a matching remote control which mirrors in form and function exactly the main controller, the R7 remote is an ergonomic delight and with superior radio communication it does not need to be aimed during operation as is usual with conventional infrared remote controls.
Ruark LINK Control App
Ruark LINK is a dedicated app for iOS and Android devices that allows full control of the R7 functions and also displays information on the source material being played.
Multi-Format CD Player
For the finest sound quality, CD is still one of the best ways to experience music and R7 Mk3 features a high specification slot loading player that will make your CD collection sound better than ever. Alongside standard CDs, R7 will also play self-made CDs encoded with popular audio formats such as WAV, MP3 and AAC and also displays track and artist information when this data is available on the disc.
A World Of Radio
With its quality DAB, DAB+ and FM tuners, R7 provides easy access to radio broadcasts nation-wide and with its internet tuner, you can connect with over 30,000 stations worldwide. If you’re living away from home, with internet radio you can stay connected with your favourite shows from home and if you love Country or Jazz music then you can search by musical genre worldwide to find stations that specialise in the type of music you love. R7 also allows you to access radio podcasts and catch-up services, notably programmes from the BBC, so you can listen at your leisure.
R7 has switchable analogue and digital inputs allowing auxiliary devices such as Amazon Dot and Google Home to be easily connected and with the resurgence of vinyl R7 also includes a dedicated turntable input with a quality moving magnet phono stage built in. Also featured is a multi-purpose USB socket which allows you to conveniently charge your smartphones and also playback music stored on a memory stick or portable hard drive. Furthermore, all these inputs are multi-room enabled and if desired can be streamed wirelessly to the Ruark R2 Mk3 and MRx models.
Spotify Connect Built-In
With a Spotify Premium account you can select R7 as your playback device and then control the music using R7’s RotoDial, remote control or the Ruark Link app. With a vast library of over 20 million tracks, Spotify Premium and R7 will allow you to discover new music and enjoy old favourites with sound that will transform your listening experience.
R7 has been designed for wireless connectivity, but also features an ethernet connector so R7 can be hard-wired to a network if required. A wired ethernet connection ensures reliability in playback and can be useful if you want to use R7 where the wi-fi signal from your home router is variable or weak. In this case, ethernet powerline adaptors can be used and these provide a reliable solution to resolve network problems.
Alone R7 Mk3 is an outstanding music system, but with its ‘multi-room’ capabilities you can wirelessly link and sync it with one or more of Ruark’s R2 Mk3 or MRx speakers, enabling you to distribute music all around your home. Every source and input on R7 can be multi-roomed including the turntable input, making R7 the perfect hub for your entertainment needs. Set-up and control of multi-room can be performed directly on R7 or via the dedicated Ruark LINK app. This allows control of each device in the multi-room group, so volume etc. can be balanced to your liking.
Ruark Audio R7 MK3 High Fidelity Radiogram
2 × Ruark Audio 140mm dual concentric drive units
Integrated active subwoofer with 200mm long throw driver
Linear Class A-B Amplifier, 160 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 audio streaming from networked storage devices and PCs
Multi-Room mode allows wireless synchronisation with one or more of our MRx connected wireless speaker or R2 streaming music system
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
High contrast OLED display with large format clock
Adjustable brightness to suit requirements
1 × RIAA gain stage input for turntable (RCA connectors)
2 × stereo analogue inputs (RCA connectors)
2 × digital optical TOSLINK inputs
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 R7 from iOS and Android devices
Rich Walnut veneer with Camira Lead Grey grille fabric and satin black spindle legs
Soft Grey lacquer with Camira Lead Grey grille fabric and natural cherry spindle legs
In The Box
R7 comes supplied with spindle legs for free standing mode or puck feet for mounting on an existing sideboard or AV cabinet
100-120/200-240VAC, 50-60Hz; 250V T6.3A fuse
H185 × W1000 × D425mm on puck feet
H650 × W1000 × D425mm on spindle legs