Redefining music with Ruark Audio’s scandi-inspired R2-Mk4

The R2 Mk4 is the newest iteration of the highly regarded R2 music system by Ruark Audio. The award-winning music system, which is renowned for its superior sound quality, has a smaller footprint and a Scandi-inspired style to elevate homes. With modern features like Bluetooth 5.0, a USB-C port that can be used for charging and playback, and support for well-known streaming services, the Mk4 improves upon the R2. One of the brand’s oldest models, the R2 Mk4, is a full music system that can be used for any occasion and can satisfy the musical needs of every generation.

Alan O’Rourke, Managing Director, Ruark Audio, said: “We can’t imagine life without music, and it’s this passion that drives us to create premium products that our customers will love to use and treasure. With its elegant, slim profile, this fourth iteration of our award-winning R2 music system fits easily into any room in the house and has all the streaming capabilities and connectivity most will ever need. With its full-bodied Hi-Fidelity sound, it makes speech and music thoroughly enjoyable and like that first tea or coffee in the morning, an essential element to creating a great day.”

Opt for a classy, retro-modern ambience

The new, beautiful design has a glass front panel and silver trim for a classic, retro-modern look, as well as an acoustically treated, curved polymer enclosure with hand-made slatted wood grilles. The R2 Mk4’s footprint is 20% smaller than that of its Mk3 predecessor. With its distinctive RotoDial controller, the R2 Mk4 exemplifies how design follows function perfectly. Under the pretence of historical elegance, Ruark’s distinctive dial deftly conceals intuitive controls. As an add-on for complete wireless control, Ruark also provides a small IR remote. As an alternative, customers can use the UNDOK app on their cell phones to remotely control the R2 Mk4.

The R2 Mk4 can be placed practically anywhere in homes because of its attractive appearance and user-friendly interface, including on a windowsill or bookshelf.

Premium Sound Quality

The R2 Mk4 integrates carefully chosen technologies, much like all Ruark products, to produce an amazingly clean and smooth sound. Ruark’s unique neodymium Natural Sound+ (NS+) speakers, high-fidelity Class A-B linear amplifier, and adaptive equalization combine to produce a flawlessly balanced sound for listening to all music and spoken-word content.

The music system that holistically delivers experiences

The R2 Mk4 is a complete music system that can provide enjoyable listening for both young and old. Its SmartRadio tuner offers DAB radio as well as Internet Radio and regular FM radio. The R2 Mk4 offers access to a virtually limitless music catalogue thanks to native support from Spotify

Connect, Deezer, and Amazon Music. Supported devices can stream music more dependably and farther without compromising sound quality with a Bluetooth 5 receiver and the newest power-saving v5.2 software. The R2 Mk4 display will update to reflect adjustments made to the Master Volume control, which is another feature of this version of Bluetooth.

The R2 Mk4 offers consumers a wide range of connectivity options for the music system outside of radio and streaming services, including a USB-C connector for playback from a flash drive, an auxiliary line input, and a headphone output. Device charging is another usage for the USB-C port.

Plus, the colour LCD screen automatically adjusts brightness to match ambient light levels while displaying time, alarm, and program information, as well as album and station artwork. Similar to smartphone screens, the LCD is bonded to the front glass to enhance visibility and decrease reflections.

Pricing & Availability

The R2 Mk 4 is available in light cream lacquer with an ash grille and espresso lacquer with a walnut grille with an SRP of S$799.00 and stock will be available from mid-November 2022 at the following retail outlets: Challenger @Ion Orchard, Challenger @Bugis Junction, Connect-IT @313 Somerset, Sam Audio @Sim Lim Square, SLR Revolution @Jurong Point and TK Foto @Funan Centre. It will also be available on Lazada and Shopee.