The Ruark R5 System is absolutely gorgeous! There you go, we’ve said it and we mean gorgeous in its styling, its versatility, and its sound.
Wrapped in rich real walnut or in soft contemporary grey with contrasting grilles this system looks amazing.
But the beauty of the R5 is not just skin deep. This is one seriously well equipped system. The R5 has:
Bluetooth with aptX HD
Internet streaming services including internet radio, access to the most popular music services, and Spotify Connect
A DAB, DAB+ and FM radio section
A phono stage built in for moving magnet cartridges
Optical digital in
Analogue out (subwoofers anyone?)
USB in with charge
and a Headphone output too
There’s the now familiar circular control on the R5 which makes navigating the menus and functions very easy and intuitive. This is also mirrored in the remote control which has identical form and function.
The really surprising thing about the R5 however is its sound. It sounds like serious Hi-Fi. OK it’s not going to beat a big pair of floorstanders on the end of an expensive separates system, but what it does do is play music and communicate on a far bigger scale than it should.
You can certainly tell the difference between Billy Eilish and Lorde, or Ariana and Mariah. The R5 handles midrange subtleties wonderfully. Put on some bigger scale rock or orchestral and you get the impact immediately.
There’s even a proprietary app from Ruark to control it and to integrate it with other Ruark products into a complete home multi-room system.
We simply can’t think of any other one box solution that sounds anywhere near as good as the Ruark R5.
Pop into Audio T Brentwood and we’ll be more than happy to show you why we think it is so good!