Ruark Audio MR1 Bluetooth Speaker System
Ruark Audio believe that great sound should be available to everyone (not just hi-fi enthusiasts) and the aim with the new MR1 Bluetooth Speaker System was to create compact speakers, capable of giving high quality sound in multiple applications.
As speakers for computer systems they’re ideal, but they are also equally at home as speakers to dramatically improve the sound of flat panel TVs and as extension speakers for the own R2i/R4i models and other systems. Even alone they are capable of providing the basis of a complete music system (just connect a Turntable or CD player) and with Bluetooth and aptX built-in, audio can be streamed and played wirelessly through MR1s with CD like sound.
The MR1s have been fashioned to compliment the R-Series and are immediately recognisable as a Ruark design. The hand crafted cabinets with cool metal fittings and fine mesh grilles are highly tactile and finished in a choice of Rich Walnut, or the new Soft White and Soft Black lacquer finishes, their style and neat proportions will compliment all applications and locations.
Concerning sound, they've used the skills from the loudspeaker past, to miniaturise and squeeze the last drop of performance from the MR1s compact design. You can find out more about the technology they use in the features section, but the end result is a system with a frequency response and dynamics usually only associated with much larger speakers.
MR1 utilises two new drive units, developed specifically to give high performance sound from MR1s compact dimensions. Using the latest design software, great care has been taken on the woofer and tweeter construction to ensure distortion causing reflections are kept to a minimum. Both units also feature rare earth neodymium magnet systems. This type of magnet material is expensive compared to conventional ferrite systems, but allows greater magnetic concentration, for better driver control, in a lightweight and fully shielded system.
A simple remote control enables all MR1 functions to be set and operated from the comfort of a chair or bed. MR1 also has as auto-standby built in and will automatically enter sleep mode after a period if no signal is detected. This feature is particularly useful when using MR1 with TVs, as they will automatically reactivate or sleep as and when the TV is turned on or off.