RUARK AUDIO Ruark Audio R1 MkIII DAB/DAB : Looks good on the cabinet simple to use and sounds brilliant

Pleased with product given it was more than i would normally pay.

Small, neat, pleasant to listen to and very intuitive to set and use.

Expensive but worth the money,great sound connects to my iphonelooks really nice.

  • Absolutely brilliant!
  • Best radio I ever bought
  • I like it, but with some reservations

Ruark Audio R1 MkIII DAB/DAB+/FM Alarm Radio (Walnut)

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  • DAB & FM Alarm clock Radio
  • Built in Bluetooth
  • USB charge port
  • OLED Display

Lovely radio, looks good, sounds good. Sound quality is good, but its only a little unit, so do you really need it world shattering?. Usb power supply (for charging phones) not really up to scratch. Can charge my 7″ tablet, but chokes with samsung 7 edge.

Great product, just wish it had more options like the r2 to connected the my nas.

An excellent little radio – brilliant sound and easy to operate. I can see why this radio is so highly recommended by so many who have one. Quite the best i have heard for its size.

Wonderful sound and excellent build quality.

Received my unit today, must say i’m well impressed.

Saw this in a shop and was surprised of the base it had we thought it was something else on not this little thing.

Had mine for about 18 months now and it’s well used. Mono but to my ears the sound is high fidelity.

Looks great (solid wood), buttons on top (sensible), easy to operate, clear display and a great full sound.

What a simply fantastic bit of kit. Set up was really easy – both for the radio statin pre-sets and the alarms. Perhaps the most astonishing thing, though, is the quality of the sound from such a small speaker. A great design too – the walnut finish is classy and the retro look is first class. I can’t recommend this product highly enough.

Excellent product a little costly, delivery good, packaging ok.

I have an r1 mkii which i love for its design, build quality and sound. I thought it’d be difficult to improve upon, but ruark have managed it and done so significantly. It still has great sound for such a small device, and i’d say it sounds better even, but they’ve added an improved user interface.

Loved the amazon prime one day delivery. The radio is everything that we thought it would be having experienced one in our hotel room in london. It was pricey but the sound and the style meet every expectation.

It truly is not affordable, but you do are likely to get what you shell out for. The style and construct good quality is exceptional, extremely reliable. The seem is wonderful and the bluetooth and usb charging port are pleasant supplemental attributes. Would have been wonderful to have experienced far more than just the 2 alarms, but which is just my private choice and won’t detract from a excellent product or service.

This is fantastically produced, intuitive to use, a address to hear to, and value each penny.

Exceptionally happy both equally with speedy shipping and the solution.

I you should not feel that i have at any time listened to these kinds of a beautiful seem from this kind of a modest speaker.

Gloriously prosperous audio from these types of a tiny unit easily filling a fairly significant place. The controls are intuitive and it all capabilities properly.

I typically bought this to act as a desk radio / computer system bluetooth speaker. As these kinds of it operates extremely properly, and sounds apparent and rather musical. It is extremely very well built, (built & engineered in good britain assembled in china). The controls are solid sensation and reasonably positive. I experienced to flip down the bass a minor to maximize clarity as it is alternatively close to me. Very clear display, i do not use the alarms or or any of the other functions but normally all the things appears to be uncomplicated and intuitive on the entire i’m delighted. I was foolishly anticipating dab to be sorted following all these many years. Unfortunately not, for speech it can be just about acceptable but if it can be obtainable on fm and you have obtained a powerful sign even speech sounds less flat on fm.

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Ruark Audio R1 MkIII DAB/DAB+/FM Alarm Radio (Walnut)
Rating
4.0 of 5 stars, based on 65 reviews
Price
£219.00

One Comment on “RUARK AUDIO Ruark Audio R1 MkIII DAB/DAB : Looks good on the cabinet simple to use and sounds brilliant”

  1. I like it, but with some reservations. The sound is good (after some adjustment) but is directional, i. The quality is excellent only when listened to on the axis of the speaker. Unfortunately i use it as a bedside radio and the sound is not so good when listened to ‘side on’. (simlar to the way in which a screen image is poorer when viewed from the side). The output seems very sensitive to the quality of the trensmission, i. Some diction is clear, others tend to be muffled. The roberts radio is as good for speech, without the directional problem.
    1. I like it, but with some reservations. The sound is good (after some adjustment) but is directional, i. The quality is excellent only when listened to on the axis of the speaker. Unfortunately i use it as a bedside radio and the sound is not so good when listened to ‘side on’. (simlar to the way in which a screen image is poorer when viewed from the side). The output seems very sensitive to the quality of the trensmission, i. Some diction is clear, others tend to be muffled. The roberts radio is as good for speech, without the directional problem.
  2. This review is from : Ruark Audio R1 MkIII DAB/DAB+/FM Alarm Radio (Walnut)

    I don’t think that i have ever heard such a beautiful sound from such a small speaker.
    1. I don’t think that i have ever heard such a beautiful sound from such a small speaker.
      1. Being a sound snob i’m always a bit cautious when buying little mono radios. And indeed the b & w bluetooth speaker i bought for the kitchen is a little bit disappointing sometimes iwith it’s limited depth of sound. . This little gadget is fabulous.I have it set up in mancave tucked away behind the beerfridge and when friends come in and hear the sound they are looking for the big wharfedale speakers on the wall. No – it’s this little critter turning out perfectly balanced sound. Output is only 9w but does it use those to the max. Buy it – you won’t be disappointed.
  3. This review is from : Ruark Audio R1 MkIII DAB/DAB+/FM Alarm Radio (Walnut)

    Being a sound snob i’m always a bit cautious when buying little mono radios. And indeed the b & w bluetooth speaker i bought for the kitchen is a little bit disappointing sometimes iwith it’s limited depth of sound. . This little gadget is fabulous.I have it set up in mancave tucked away behind the beerfridge and when friends come in and hear the sound they are looking for the big wharfedale speakers on the wall. No – it’s this little critter turning out perfectly balanced sound. Output is only 9w but does it use those to the max. Buy it – you won’t be disappointed.
    1. I mostly bought this to act as a desk radio / computer bluetooth speaker. As such it works very well, and sounds clear and quite musical. It is extremely well made, (designed & engineered in great britain assembled in china). The controls are solid feeling and reasonably positive. I had to turn down the bass a little to increase clarity as it is rather close to me. Clear display, i don’t use the alarms or or any of the other features but generally everything seems easy and intuitive on the whole i’m delighted. I was foolishly expecting dab to be sorted after all these years. Sadly not, for speech it’s just about acceptable but if it’s available on fm and you’ve got a strong signal even speech sounds less flat on fm.
      1. I mostly bought this to act as a desk radio / computer bluetooth speaker. As such it works very well, and sounds clear and quite musical. It is extremely well made, (designed & engineered in great britain assembled in china). The controls are solid feeling and reasonably positive. I had to turn down the bass a little to increase clarity as it is rather close to me. Clear display, i don’t use the alarms or or any of the other features but generally everything seems easy and intuitive on the whole i’m delighted. I was foolishly expecting dab to be sorted after all these years. Sadly not, for speech it’s just about acceptable but if it’s available on fm and you’ve got a strong signal even speech sounds less flat on fm.
  4. This review is from : Ruark Audio R1 MkIII DAB/DAB+/FM Alarm Radio (Walnut)

    Works brilliantly and easy to set etc. Excellent sound and looks good. Even my wife approves of this.
  5. This review is from : Ruark Audio R1 MkIII DAB/DAB+/FM Alarm Radio (Walnut)

    Works brilliantly and easy to set etc. Excellent sound and looks good. Even my wife approves of this.
  6. This review is from : Ruark Audio R1 MkIII DAB/DAB+/FM Alarm Radio (Walnut)

    Just can not believe it, made in china but the instructions are in so many languages except chinese.
  7. This review is from : Ruark Audio R1 MkIII DAB/DAB+/FM Alarm Radio (Walnut)

    Just can not believe it, made in china but the instructions are in so many languages except chinese.
    1. This is a fantastic product. Both the high quality build and ease of use straight from the box, including bluetooth pairing, is a huge bonus but the standout factor is the supreme quality of the sound. It has it in abundance; if you have a kitchen or bedroom that is large enough to best this little unit then move to a slightly smaller property because this radio is a pleasure to listen too ?. You will not regret buying an r1.
  8. This review is from : Ruark Audio R1 MkIII DAB/DAB+/FM Alarm Radio (Walnut)

    This is a fantastic product. Both the high quality build and ease of use straight from the box, including bluetooth pairing, is a huge bonus but the standout factor is the supreme quality of the sound. It has it in abundance; if you have a kitchen or bedroom that is large enough to best this little unit then move to a slightly smaller property because this radio is a pleasure to listen too ?. You will not regret buying an r1.
    1. This is just super cute and powerful considering the sizelove the colour too.
  9. This review is from : Ruark Audio R1 MkIII DAB/DAB+/FM Alarm Radio (Walnut)

    This is just super cute and powerful considering the sizelove the colour too.
    1. This is one of the best things i have ever bought. It is unrivalled in terms of look, sound and ease of use. You use it every day so why not get the bestnb. I very rarely review anything, but i made an exception for this.
      1. This is one of the best things i have ever bought. It is unrivalled in terms of look, sound and ease of use. You use it every day so why not get the bestnb. I very rarely review anything, but i made an exception for this.
  10. This is beautifully made, intuitive to use, a treat to listen to, and worth every penny.
    1. This is beautifully made, intuitive to use, a treat to listen to, and worth every penny.
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    Extremely pleased both with speedy delivery and the product.
  12. This review is from : Ruark Audio R1 MkIII DAB/DAB+/FM Alarm Radio (Walnut)

    Unfortunately i am having to return to ruark as the simple display does not work. A pain in the rear all the hassle i habe recently ordere a cd player from the amazon market place supplier hope this is of merchantable quality.
    1. Unfortunately i am having to return to ruark as the simple display does not work. A pain in the rear all the hassle i habe recently ordere a cd player from the amazon market place supplier hope this is of merchantable quality.
  13. This review is from : Ruark Audio R1 MkIII DAB/DAB+/FM Alarm Radio (Walnut)

    Best piece of tech i have bought in a decade. Lovely sound, great bluetooth link with multiple users, easy and decent sounding dab radio, loud enough for a real good dance in the kitchen on a saturday night. A remote would be great but if it’s connected to a smartphone you can control the volume from there.
  14. This review is from : Ruark Audio R1 MkIII DAB/DAB+/FM Alarm Radio (Walnut)

    Best piece of tech i have bought in a decade. Lovely sound, great bluetooth link with multiple users, easy and decent sounding dab radio, loud enough for a real good dance in the kitchen on a saturday night. A remote would be great but if it’s connected to a smartphone you can control the volume from there.
  15. This review is from : Ruark Audio R1 MkIII DAB/DAB+/FM Alarm Radio (Walnut)

    After one day – looks good, sounds good, but. . I do not like sleep function, takes far too long to set each time. There is an annoying led on the top that does not go off in sleep mode, having to cover it up. Usual problem with steps in volume control, needs proper control knob like in the 1950’s. Have left loudness function on as it’s the only way i can hear it at low volume. Only two alarm settings; i have set the second as a sleep setting, but i suspect the front light will then stay on. Can only get one station on fm.
    1. After one day – looks good, sounds good, but. . I do not like sleep function, takes far too long to set each time. There is an annoying led on the top that does not go off in sleep mode, having to cover it up. Usual problem with steps in volume control, needs proper control knob like in the 1950’s. Have left loudness function on as it’s the only way i can hear it at low volume. Only two alarm settings; i have set the second as a sleep setting, but i suspect the front light will then stay on. Can only get one station on fm.
  16. This review is from : Ruark Audio R1 MkIII DAB/DAB+/FM Alarm Radio (Walnut)

    Build quality, materials, construction, looks amazing. Sound quality is exceptional, no distortion or colouration, bass is punchy, rich and precise. It was a stunner the moment it was out the box.
    1. Build quality, materials, construction, looks amazing. Sound quality is exceptional, no distortion or colouration, bass is punchy, rich and precise. It was a stunner the moment it was out the box.
  17. This review is from : Ruark Audio R1 MkIII DAB/DAB+/FM Alarm Radio (Walnut)

    I went searching for a new dab radio for home as my old sony had sadly given up the ghost. I had three basic requirements – it had to have dab, it had to be portable (although i didn’t require battery power), it had to sound great. You might think this would be an easy task, but no. I spent a long time looking at various models from various suppliers and all the big brands failed on at least one of my requirements. I had almost given up when i came across this ruark audio r1. The sound quality was simply superb compared to anything i listened to in the £100-£180 price range. I was able to compare it against a £100 pure radio – at first i wondered if it was really worth twice the price but hearing them side by side i thought that anyone paying £100 for the pure was getting completely ripped off. The r1 is just chalk and cheese. At £200 it may seem a little pricey but when compared to the near competition (£120-£180) it seems positively cheap in terms of what you are getting. So it ticked my basic requirements – job done.
  18. This review is from : Ruark Audio R1 MkIII DAB/DAB+/FM Alarm Radio (Walnut)

    I went searching for a new dab radio for home as my old sony had sadly given up the ghost. I had three basic requirements – it had to have dab, it had to be portable (although i didn’t require battery power), it had to sound great. You might think this would be an easy task, but no. I spent a long time looking at various models from various suppliers and all the big brands failed on at least one of my requirements. I had almost given up when i came across this ruark audio r1. The sound quality was simply superb compared to anything i listened to in the £100-£180 price range. I was able to compare it against a £100 pure radio – at first i wondered if it was really worth twice the price but hearing them side by side i thought that anyone paying £100 for the pure was getting completely ripped off. The r1 is just chalk and cheese. At £200 it may seem a little pricey but when compared to the near competition (£120-£180) it seems positively cheap in terms of what you are getting. So it ticked my basic requirements – job done.
  19. This review is from : Ruark Audio R1 MkIII DAB/DAB+/FM Alarm Radio (Walnut)

    I used a pure clock radio (chronos) for years, that i have passed on, and am delighted to have purchased this radio from ruark. The front and downward firing speaker provide very clear sound and the functionality is excellent (dab, fm, bluetooth). I also like the fact that it doesn’t have stiff buttons on the front, as my chronos did, meaning that it doesn’t get pushed around my bed side table when i change the function/set the alarm etc. It also has a small footprint, making it ideal for a bedroom or kitchen. The only criticism i have is that it doesn’t appear to have an automatic dimmer function meaning that the display is a bit bright. I’ve overcome that by just turning the display away from my pillow though.
  20. This review is from : Ruark Audio R1 MkIII DAB/DAB+/FM Alarm Radio (Walnut)

    I used a pure clock radio (chronos) for years, that i have passed on, and am delighted to have purchased this radio from ruark. The front and downward firing speaker provide very clear sound and the functionality is excellent (dab, fm, bluetooth). I also like the fact that it doesn’t have stiff buttons on the front, as my chronos did, meaning that it doesn’t get pushed around my bed side table when i change the function/set the alarm etc. It also has a small footprint, making it ideal for a bedroom or kitchen. The only criticism i have is that it doesn’t appear to have an automatic dimmer function meaning that the display is a bit bright. I’ve overcome that by just turning the display away from my pillow though.

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