Ruark MR1 Mk2 is a high-quality speaker system for your computer or turntable. Its superior sound quality is perfect for music lovers and those who appreciate good design. The MR1 Mk2 bluetooth speakers are sure to fill any room with rich, immersive sound, making it the perfect choice for anyone who wants to improve their TV-watching experience.
On its own, Ruark Audio MR1 provides the foundation of a complete music system, and with a turntable, you can be part of the vinyl revival. Also, with their super high-quality aptX Bluetooth receiver, you can wirelessly stream your music to Ruark MR1 speakers with CD-quality sound.
A POWERFUL PERFORMANCE
The Bluetooth speakers were developed with custom drivers to deliver sound performance that belies MR1 compact dimensions. Both the tweeter and bass units feature powerful neodymium motor systems which provide greater magnetic concentration, for better driver control, in a lightweight and fully magnetically shielded system.
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, when technology changes (which it is bound to), then it is easy for you to upgrade as required.
Combine MR1 with our optional BackPack 3, and you will be able to enjoy MR1 wherever wall power is not available. Placing batteries inside takes valuable speaker capacity, but BackPack II allows MR1 to retain its rich mains-powered performance with the benefit of complete portability.
A total evolution of the original, BackPack 3 attaches seamlessly to MR1 and once fitted can be left permanently in place as it charges automatically whenever connected to a mains power supply. A full charge will provide up to twelve hours of mains-free listening, depending on the volume.
MR1 features a linear Class A-B amplifier with a quality switch mode power supply. Linear amplifiers are used in the world’s best audio equipment and, in our opinion, still offer superior performance compared to new-style digital amplifiers, which often sound unrefined. Linear amplification is another reason why MR1 sounds so good.
EASY TO CONTROL
MR1 Bluetooth speakers feature a control system which like other Ruark products is slick and intuitive to use, allowing input and volume to be quickly changed, with pin-point LEDs indicating system status and source. In addition, source, volume and functions can be operated and set from the comfort of your chair with the supplied compact remote control.
With auto-standby, MR1 will automatically enter sleep mode if no signal is detected for a few minutes. This feature is particularly useful when using MR1 as a sound system for your TV as it will automatically wake and sleep as and when the TV is turned on or off. For use with computers, this feature can be disabled if required.
MR1 features an analogue and optical digital input allowing auxiliary devices to be easily connected. In particular, MR1 is an excellent addition to improve the sound of modern flat panel TVs as the optical input provides the perfect connection point. MR1 also features a dedicated subwoofer output allowing an active subwoofer to be connected for extra dynamics in music and awesome movie sound.
BLUETOOTH AT ITS BEST
Bluetooth’s ease of use has made it the foremost method for wireless audio streaming, working with virtually all devices and leading music services such as Spotify, Apple and Amazon Music. MR1 Mk2 with its high-quality aptX Bluetooth receiver allows you to enjoy this technology at its very best with CD-quality sound.
A MINI MARVEL
MR1 is a high-fidelity speaker miniaturized, and like larger high-fidelity speakers, its internal crossover plays a vital role in making it sound so good! Many compact speakers use a basic single-component crossover for ease of assembly and cost, but for MR1 we’ve developed a multi-component network using the best-grade components throughout.
BEAUTIFUL AND ENDURING
MR1 is crafted from materials which we know from our experience provide the best sound quality. The fixed grille is clad in a unique British milled fabric from Camira that met our stringent requirement for both its attractive design and acoustic properties. The careful combination of materials also makes MR1 highly tactile and as good to touch as they are to see and hear.
DUO – UNO
As a pair MR1 sounds amazing, but to make them extra portable MR1 can also be used as a single unit. When the stereo speaker is disconnected MR1 automatically switches to mono operation, making it ideal for taking outside or on holiday. Also with the addition of our optional battery pack (BackPack 3), you can enjoy MR1 for up to 12 hours free of a mains connection.