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Ruark Audio R7 High Fidelity Radiogram
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Ruark Audio R7 High Fidelity Radiogram

£2,000.00   
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Ruark Audio R7 High Fidelity Radiogram

“As a boy I can vividly remember listening to my grandmother’s much loved radiogram”

Back then radiograms were crafted as fine furniture as well as a source of entertainment and my grandmother’s unit was a prime example that took pride of place in her front room. I’m sure that it was this unit’s beautiful sound that nurtured my interest in audio, but moreover music has been my enduring passion and it was this passion that led to my father and I forming Ruark Acoustics in 1985 with the aim to design and produce hi-fidelity loudspeaker systems for audio enthusiasts.

Almost 30 years on, our passion continues, except in 2004 with a changing market we made a radical decision to diversify from our speaker heritage and apply our skills to design a range of quality compact audio systems. Since launching in 2006 our models have quickly become regarded as the finest available with the Sunday Telegraph memorably describing our R1 as “the Aston Martin of DAB radios”, but beyond these products I‘ve long held a desire to create a product that pays homage to the radiograms of the past but with design and technology that brings the ideology completely up to date!

Taking over three years to develop, R7 is the realisation of this dream! R7 is totally new and totally unique, but like my grandmother’s radiogram we believe we’ve created a special product that will be treasured by a new generation for years to come.

Alan O‘Rourke 
Founder & Managing Director - Ruark Audio




 

 

For optimal stereo performance we’ve developed new dual concentric drivers for R7. These provide a realistic soundstage and allow a wide and smooth frequency response. Enhancing further the performance of R7 is an integrated active subwoofer. Whichever your choice of music, you’ll be amazed at R7’s bass performance that underpins and adds enjoyment to every piece of music played.

Features:

  • To create R7’s wonderful sound we’ve used the skills from our long audio heritage. As an example, the fine furniture grade cabinet has been carefully tuned and optimised to provide a solid low colouration housing for our drive units and electronics.

  • At its centre and crafted from aluminium and glass, is the heart of R7. With DAB/DAB+/FM and internet tuners, R7 is capable of receiving radio stations globally. Our slick slot loading CD, plays both standard and MP3 disks and for customers wishing to stream music, R7 also features Bluetooth and DLNA Wi-Fi.

  • For such a beautiful piece of equipment we felt it was important to provide a readout display of equal quality. Cool and stylish, our ultra black high contrast fluorescent display makes reading source information clearly legible, even from afar.R7 features our new 'radio link' RotoDial remote control which allows all sources and functions to be accessed with ease. With RF communication, this new remote does not need to be aimed during operation and so can operate R7 whilst sited on a table or even from an adjoining room. Also for convenience we’ve provided discrete buttons on the front panel of R7, so if the remote is not to hand, then R7 can still be operated and controlled.

  • On its own R7 is a beautiful music system, but we’ve also included switchable analogue and digital inputs so auxiliary devices such as a TV, DVD player, turntable or even a games centre can be connected. This flexibility means that R7 can easily become the central sound source for all your audiovisual needs.

  • On the rear panel we've included a USB charge port which will charge your Smartphone or Tablet whether R7 is in active or standby mode. This feature is particularly useful to maintain the charge of such devices when streaming to R7 as battery life can quickly deplete when using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi over extended periods.

  • R7 features aptX® audio coding technology that partners with Bluetooth® so compatible devices can stream to R7 with audio quality virtually indistinguishable from a wired connection. An increasing number of computers and handheld devices are now loaded with aptX® as standard, but with or without, sound quality over Bluetooth with R7 is impressive.With our hi-fidelity heritage we understand how vital amplifier and loudspeaker design is, when it comes to attaining the best sound quality. Painstakingly developed, R7 features a high capacity power supply coupled to linear Class A-B discrete component amplifiers. With a combined nominal power rating of 160 watts, R7 is a powerful device and sound is reproduced with effortless ease.

Specifications:

  • DAB, DAB+ and FM Tuner with RDS
  • Ultra black, high contrast fluorescent display
  • Dual aerial inputs allow for separate DAB and FM aerial feeds
  • Comprehensive Internet Radio functionality
  • Slot loading CD player plays CD-Audio and MP3 music disks
  • Full Wi-Fi capability allows wireless networking and music streaming
  • Bluetooth with aptX allows CD quality direct streaming with compatible devices
  • Charge-port for charging smartphones and tablet computers
  • 2 × 5.5” dual concentric stereo drivers
  • 1 × 8” long throw subwoofer driver
  • 160 watts nominal power output
  • Switchable digital and analogue auxiliary inputs.
  • Adjustable treble and bass settings
  • Enhanced 3D sound processing
  • Stereo headphone output
  • Dimensions (without legs): 
  • H175 × W1000 × D400mm
  • Dimensions (on legs): 
  • H650 × W1000 × D400mm
  • Weight: 30kg
  • Supplied with spindle legs for free standing mode or puck feet for mounting R7 on existing sideboard or AV cabinet
  • Optional TV mount (available 2014)
  • Rich walnut veneer cabinet and black lacquer legs
  • Designed, developed and engineered in Britain
  • SRP UK: £2,000

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