R4 Mk3 Integrated Music System CD, DAB, Bluetooth in Soft White Lacquer
The Ruark Audio R4 Mk3 white builds on previous models with night and day performance and finishing. The Ruark R4 white is the audiophiles choice for an all-in-one integrated music system. The Ruark R4 system still retains a CD player along with FM, DAB, DAB+. However it's also bang up to date with the latest technologies like bluetooth and USB playback of MP3, AAC and WMA files.
The name may have changed from Vita Audio R4 to the Ruark Audio R4, however this retro modern designed system still sits at the very top of the tree in the audio market.
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The Ruark R4 Integrated Music System
The Ruark Audio R4 Mk3 offers Digital Radio and FM tuning options to provide the ultimate in local & national radio stations. Enjoy the warmth of BBC Radio 2 on FM or take in the clean sounds on Absolute 80s.
In an age of digital music on smartphones & tablets we have forgotten about our CD collection. CD is still the best form of digital music with high detail that can only be super seeded by traditional vinyl. The elegant slot loading CD mechanism takes centre stage and includes a metallic eject button.
Ruark Audio or Vita Audio, know still to some, has always believed in evolutionary design. This means with each iteration of their products comes a familiar look and feel with the same solid build quality while focusing on improving sound quality and also connectivity options.
Improved sound quality is always a welcomed change when it comes to audio products and the Ruark R4 Mk3 does not disappoint with its discrete component technology built into the amplifier and the carefully engineered 2.1 channel stereo output with dedicated subwoofer to help with those rich warm lower end tones.
As for the improved connectivity Ruark has included a dedicated Bluetooth aptX receiver allowing you to play music from your Bluetooth connected device such as a smartphone or tablet in full CD quality.
|Power Output||80 watts nominal|
|CD / USB Playback||Yes|
|Guarantee||2 Years (Ruark)|
The Ruark Audio R4 Mk3 is available in soft white, soft black and rich walnut finishes. All three colour options are available for demonstration in our showroom along with their R1 and R2 counter parts.
Additional functions and options with the R4 is USB charge & playback, the two switchable line inputs providing possible options from devices with a headphone jack or utilises the R4 as a sound solution for your high definition television.
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||Amazing sound quality. ended something to replace my B&W Z2 and the family wanted something with a CD player. Loving it so far.|
||I needed something to replace an ageing British top-end hi-fi separates system and cannot believe this quality of sound could be achieved from an integrated radio/cd player and from something a third of the price I had paid for my amplifier and speakers. Excellent product.|
||Less and less products seem to offer a CD player and I am loathe to give up my collection, particularly of audio books! This has superb sound quality and offers Bluetooth as well so I have the best of both worlds. It is pricey and it took me a long time to 'go for it' but I am so pleased that I did.|
||Very pleased with the product, brought to replace a Sony media system that was 32 years old. Great sound and easy to use, highly recommend.|
||Looks and sounds the business. Great features and versatility.|
||I spent several months deciding which compact system to buy and although the Ruark was more expensive than some of the other options, I am really glad I chose it. The sound quality is excellent, the Bluetooth works perfectly and it is also really stylish.|
||This is an excellent solution for an all-in-one HiFi. The sound from a CD is smooth and full of definition, a system to buy if you are quite old school and still listen to CDs. There is no wifi, but Bluetooth allows you to connect a phone or tablet for internet radio, Spotify, etc. You can connect an iPod, but you have to control everything from the iPod. The DAB radio is clear after I found instructions for a better aerial. For the price this is a quality system that will last for years. I'm impressed.|
||Contrary to other reviews I found it easy to set up and save stations as pre-sets. Slight negative; took a little while to get the sequence right on the remote to change pre-sets. The telescopic aerial was fine and able to receive all BBC channels with the aerial only half extended, Sound quality excellent for a compact system. Highly recommended..|
||Simply stunning sound for the size The underside sub makes all the difference The controls via the menu aren't totally intuitive but fine after a few fiddles For me to get great audio quality back in the house without upsetting the soft furnishing obsessive in the house is worth the cost The look and build quality are up there too.|
||I hesitated for two years before getting this sound system as it was to replace my separates. The sound quality cannot compete with my top quality separates but it was so good to replace all that paraphernalia with this lovely looking simple box. If you are committed to the best sound, it won't satisfy but it is even so a satisfactory sound and so compact.|
||A little expensive, but the wonderful rich sound fills the room and brings much pleasure so I consider it money well spent. I can successfully drown out the unpleasant noise coming from the teenager's bedroom upstairs and it is worth it for this alone. Looks good too.|
||This is a quality compact and very stylish audio system. The sound reproduction is very impressive. I cannot find any fault with this British designed and engineered unit. I am very pleased with this purchase. Thank you Simply Electricals.|
||This music system is very compact and looks good. There are sufficient inputs on the front and the back to suit many combinations. The sound is excellent. My wife is deaf and wears hearing aids. She has listened to music, the radio and the TV and heard them and enjoyed them clearly for the first time in a long while.|
||Love the look the sound and the quality of my ruark 4, had wanted to buy it for some time and delighted that I did! Service from Simply Electricals excellent with quick delivery too|
||Looks and sounds the business. Great features and versatility.|
||Connected to my house Aerial to get radio reception as poor signal where I live. Great for CD's, radio FM and digital and connected my TV for great sound. Very useful and versatile. Easy to use.|
||I listened to this system next to a Bose Wave 4 - this one out-performed in every way. Looks great, sound clear and deep.|