Ruark R7 MkIII Announced
The R7 was the desire of Ruark’s founder Alan O’Rourke to reinvent the revered radiogram of yesteryear, but with new-found style and technology.
From its launch in 2013, the R7 placed Ruark Audio as a design innovator, with aesthetics and sound quality central to everything they do and they’re following up in 2017 with an all-new version of the R7 – the MkIII to be exact.
The R7 features ‘honed aesthetics’, improved analogue circuitry and the latest digital technologies for streaming and multi-room.
It’s available in a ‘luxurious’ Rich Walnut and a new Soft Grey lacquer, the slimmer cabinet and legs add refinement, but Ruark is particularly enthused by the British milled grille fabric that they feel adds real elegance to the design.
The R7 MkIII features a DAB/DAB+/FM and Internet tuners so it can receive radio stations nationally and worldwide. The high-performance CD player reads standard and MP3 style disks and for music streaming, the R7 features DLNA Wi-Fi and the latest technology aptX HD Bluetooth for high resolution playback from compatible devices. With Spotify Connect built in the R7 MkIII also provides access to the world’s most popular online music service and with its new multi-room capability any source can be streamed in-sync to Ruark’s own R2 and forthcoming MRx.
For auxiliary devices, there are both digital and analogue inputs including a dedicated turntable input. Also with Ruark’s optional TV mount, the R7 can be transformed into a super stylish complete home entertainment system.
With Ruark’s trademark RotoDial controller using the R7 should be easy and intuitive. Exclusively for the R7 MkIII the controller is mirrored with a matching ‘radio-link’ remote. This special remote does not need to be aimed during operation and so can control the R7 whilst sited on a table or even from an adjoining room. Also coming soon for the R7 MkIII is a dedicated control and browsing App called ‘LINK’ for iOS and Android devices.
The Ruark R7 launches on the 24th August at a price of £2,300.
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