RUARK R7 HIGH FIDELITY RADIOGRAM
The radiogram redefined
With honed aesthetics and enhancements to sound and technology, R7 Mk3 is a wonderful ground-breaking sound system that will satisfy music lovers and design aficionados alike. A modern work of art, R7 Mk3 is the realisation of our dream to remaster the radiograms of yesteryear bringing this iconic ideology completely up to date. Furthermore with the addition of our optional TV mount, R7 can be transformed into a complete audio/visual system making it the centrepiece for all your home entertainment needs.
DESIGNED FOR SOUND
Our audio heritage has enabled us to understand the synergy of cabinet, amplifier and drive unit design in creating beautiful sound. An example of this is R7‘s hand crafted enclosure which we have tuned to provide optimal conditions for the drive units and electronics. Furthermore we have designed bespoke stereo speaker units where the high and low frequency components are combined into a single point source driver. These provide an extended natural frequency response, with a lifelike soundstage to immerse you in stunning sound.
BEAUTIFUL TO CONTROL
Our RotoDial controller sited on top of R7 provides a slick control system which is intuitive and easy to use. Also for R7 Mk3 we have designed a matching remote control which mirrors in form and function exactly the main controller. Sited on a table or sitting in your hand the R7 remote is an ergonomic delight and with superior radio communication it does not need to be aimed during operation as is usual with conventional infrared remote controls. We also have a dedicated app for iOS and Android devices called UNDOK. This allows full control of R7 and is ideal for managing multi-room set-up and control.
A COMPLETE AV SOLUTION
With the addition of our Audio Visual Mount, R7 is transformed from a music system into a striking audio/visual solution. Designed exclusively for R7, TVs and associated equipment can be integrated with R7 to make an awesome ‘all-in-one’ system that will be the centre piece for all your home entertainment needs, providing sound quality that will make television and films all the more captivating and enjoyable.
Alone Ruark R7 Mk3 is an outstanding music system, but with its ‘multi-room’ capabilities you can wirelessly link and sync it with our other internet enabled models such as MRx and R5 to provide synchronised sound wherever you want around your home. Linking and syncing with other units means that you can tailor the sound level around your home, just as you want, so whether you want to relax or party, with R7 you can do all this and more.
For the finest sound quality, CD is still one of the best ways to experience music and R7 Mk3 features a high specification slot loading player that will make your CD collection sound better than ever. Alongside standard CDs, R7 will also play self-made CDs encoded with popular audio formats such as WAV, MP3 and AAC and also displays track and artist information when this data is available on the disc.
With its quality DAB, DAB+ and FM tuners, R7 provides easy access to radio broadcasts nation-wide and with its internet tuner, you can connect with over 30,000 stations worldwide. If you’re living away from home, with internet radio you can stay connected with your favourite shows from home and if you love Country or Jazz music then you can search by musical genre worldwide to find stations that specialise in the type of music you love. R7 also allows you to access radio podcasts and catch-up services, notably programmes from the BBC, so you can listen at your leisure.
Ruark R7 has switchable analogue and digital inputs allowing auxiliary devices such as Amazon Dot and Google Home to be easily connected and with the resurgence of vinyl we have also included a dedicated turntable input with a quality moving magnet phono stage built in. Also featured is a multi-purpose USB socket which allows you to conveniently charge your smartphones and also playback music stored on a memory stick or portable hard drive. Furthermore, all these inputs are multi-room enabled and if desired can be streamed wirelessly to our R2 Mk3, R5 and MRx models.
Ruark R7 Mk3 has Spotify the world’s leading music streaming service built in and with a Spotify Premium account you can select R7 as your playback device and then control the music using R7’s RotoDial, remote control or our Ruark Link app for Apple and Android devices. With a vast library of over 20 million tracks, Spotify Premium and R7 will allow you to discover new music and enjoy old favourites with sound that will transform your listening experience.
R7 has been designed for wireless connectivity, but also we’ve included an ethernet connector so R7 can be wired to a network if required. A wired ethernet connection ensures reliability in playback and can be useful if you want to use R7 where the wi-fi signal from your home router is variable or weak. In this case, ethernet powerline adaptors can be used and these provide a reliable solution to resolve network problems.
R7 Mk3 features the very latest aptX HD audio technology which partners with Bluetooth so you can stream music wirelessly from compatible devices to R7 in perfect high definition sound that is indistinguishable from a wired connection. Bluetooth’s ease of use has made it the foremost method for audio streaming and it works with virtually all leading Apps including Spotify, Apple Music and BBC iPlayer Radio. Most importantly sound quality over Bluetooth with R7 is simply outstanding.
The electronics inside R7 Mk3 have been painstakingly developed to provide the best possible sound. With audio grade components used throughout, R7 features a high capacity linear power supply coupled to a 2.1 channel Class A-B discrete component amplifier. With a nominal rating of 160 watts, R7 is a powerful device and sound is reproduced with effortless ease. Enhancing further the performance of R7 is an integrated active subwoofer that underpins and adds authority and enjoyment to every piece of music played.
Ruark R7 Mk 3 Specifications
2 × Ruark Audio 140mm dual concentric drive units
Integrated active subwoofer with 200mm long throw driver
Linear Class A-B Amplifier, 160 watts nominal output
Adjustable treble and bass settings
Enhanced 3D sound processing
Audio grade components throughout
Loudness function provides enhanced sound at low volume levels
Slot loading CD player plays CD-Audio, MP3, AAC and WMA music disks
Text support for CD and USB playback when available
Wireless audio streaming from networked storage devices and PCs
Multi-Room mode allows wireless synchronisation with one or more of our MRx, R2 Mk3 or new R5 models
DAB, DAB+ and FM Tuner with RDS for local and national reception
Internet Receiver for world-wide radio reception
30 station pre-sets (10 DAB, 10 FM, 10 Internet)
Built in aptX HD Bluetooth receiver provides 24-bit high resolution playback from compatible devices
Spotify Connect provides seamless integration with Spotify App and access to 20+ million tracks
High contrast OLED display with large format clock
Adjustable brightness to suit requirements
1 × RIAA gain stage input for turntable (RCA connectors)
2 × stereo analogue inputs (RCA connectors)
2 × digital optical TOSLINK inputs
1 × stereo analogue output (RCA connectors)
USB charge (5V 1.0A) and playback port. Codec’s supported include WAV, WMA, AAC, FLAC and MP3
Ethernet port for direct connection to network
Front mounted stereo headphone output
Easy-to-use programable dual alarm with once, daily, weekday and weekend settings
Adjustable alarm volume
Adjustable snooze and sleep timers
Intuitive ‘click to select’ RotoDial control system and matching RotoDial radio remote
UNDOK app provides full control of R7 from iOS and Android devices
Rich Walnut veneer with Lead Grey grille fabric and satin black spindle legs
Soft Grey lacquer with Lead Grey grille fabric and natural cherry spindle legs
IN THE BOX
R7 comes supplied with spindle legs for free standing mode or puck feet for mounting on an existing sideboard or AV cabinet
MAINS POWER REQUIREMENT
100-120/200-240VAC, 50-60Hz; 250V T6.3A fuse
2.0W networked standby power when connected to a network
Automatic standby after 20 mins, see user guide for more details
H185 × W1000 × D425mm on puck feet
H650 × W1000 × D425mm on spindle legs