R2 Streaming Music System
The award-winning Ruark Audio R2 Mk3 is the perfect ‘all in one’ music system. Alongside FM and Internet radio it features Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Spotify Connect technologies which allow you to wirelessly stream your music. Undoubtedly a technological marvel, but what makes R2 really special is its sound. With our experience in high-fidelity speakers, we’ve created a compact music system which will bring new joy to your listening experience.
SPOTIFY CONNECT BUILT IN
R2 has Spotify the world’s leading music streaming service built in and with a Spotify Premium account you can select R2 as your playback device and then control the music using R2’s RotoDial, remote control or via our Ruark LINK control app. With a vast library of over 20 million tracks, Spotify Premium and R2 will allow you to discover new music and enjoy old favourites with R2’s award winning sound.
Voice controlled devices from the likes of Amazon and Google are interesting technologies, but deciding which may be right for you and which will stand the test of time can be daunting. This is a key reason why all our products incorporate Bluetooth and auxiliary inputs, so devices such as these can easily be connected and enjoyed with our products class leading sound. Also as this technology changes (which it is bound to) then it is easy for you to upgrade as required.
Programme, time and alarm status are shown with vivid clarity on R2’s Organic LED (OLED) display. The display retains its high contrast at any viewing angle and the display brightness can be adjusted to suit your requirements, when active and also in standby.
HIGH QUALITY BLUETOOTH
R2 has high performance aptX Bluetooth built in so you can directly stream from compatible devices to R2 with CD quality sound. An increasing number of Smartphone’s and other devices have aptX technology built in, but with or without, sound quality over Bluetooth with R2 is remarkable.
CONNECT, PLAYBACK AND CHARGE
Alongside wireless connectivity, R2 also has great direct connectivity featuring two switchable line inputs, a headphone output and a multi-purpose USB socket so you can conveniently charge your smartphone or playback music loaded onto a memory stick/portable hard drive in a variety of audio codec’s including WAV, WMA, AAC, FLAC and MP3.
Any bedroom looks and sounds better with R2 and with comprehensive programmable dual alarms you’ll be roused from your slumbers with beautiful sound exactly when you want from your desired radio station or Spotify playlist. R2 also features adjustable sleep and snooze timers so you can doze off and snooze in a similar fashion.
ELEGANT CONTROL SOLUTION
Products covered in buttons look confusing and lack sophistication so our trademark RotoDial controller sited atop R2 provides a refreshingly elegant solution. Our RotoDial controller also ensures whichever Ruark model you own you will intuitively know how to operate each one due to their similarity of control and operation.
WIRELESS MUSIC ACCESS
R2 allows you to wirelessly access music stored on computers and NAS drives connected to your home network. This makes R2 ideal if you like to download music or record and store your CDs on one central device. It supports a variety of popular audio codec’s including WAV, WMA, AAC, FLAC and MP3. Please note that audio streaming over a network requires a NAS drive or PC/Mac running DLNA certified software with sharing enabled.
R2 is carefully crafted from select materials which we know from our experience designing High-Fidelity loudspeakers, provide the best sound quality. The combination of natural and man-made materials also have the added benefit of making our products feel as good to touch as they are to see and hear.
FULL REMOTE CONTROL
Included with R2 is a compact remote, but for full wireless control we also have our own App available called Ruark LINK which you can download for free from the iOS and Android stores. With R2 connected to your wireless network and LINK you will have full control of R2 and will also be able to see what’s playing on the screen of your smart device, all from the comfort of your chair or anywhere within range of your wireless network.
Alone R2 is a superb music system, but with its ‘multi-room’ capabilities it’s easy to wirelessly link and sync with other R2’s or our other wireless models such as MRx, R5 and R7 Mk3 to provide sound wherever you want it. A luxury alternative to Sonos, Linking and syncing with other units means that you can tailor the sound level around your home just how you want. Whether you want to party or relax, with R2 you can do all this and more.