Ruark Audio MRx Connected Wireless Speaker
Available in Grey or Walnut
Ruark's first connected wireless speaker performs great as a standalone unit or build a wireless multiroom system by linking it with other MRx, R2 Mk3 or R7 Mk3 models.
Ruark MRX is the first connected wireless speaker from the British purveyor of stylish standalone music systems; Ruark Audio. MRx’s wide range of technical abilities makes it a perfect standalone system for your lounge, kitchen or study.
When linked with other MRx or the company’s R2 and R7 models it’s easy to build a multi-room system for quality synchronised sound wherever required.
Based on MR1
Sonically, Ruark has worked tirelessly to create a system which they believe will exceed expectations, producing an expansive sound that makes music and radio all the more enjoyable. Specifically, for MRx, Ruark have developed new full-range speaker units based on the driver technology from their award-winning MR1. A new lightweight cone and coil assembly coupled with the powerful neodymium magnet system provides a full range driver with unrivalled performance.
MRx has been built for wireless streaming and offers a fantastic choice of options. For direct streaming, its Bluetooth receiver allows quick and easy connection and with aptX technology, you will enjoy CD quality sound from compatible devices. With a broadband internet connection, MRx comes alive and allows access to internet radio and an almost infinite library of music through online services such as Spotify, Deezer and Tidal, with Amazon Music also due soon. Moreover, you can also stream music stored on other networked computers and also from your phone.
Developed specifically for MRx, the new speaker units are based on the driver technology from the award-winning MR1 Mk2. A new cone and coil assembly coupled with the powerful neodymium magnet system provides a full-range driver with unrivalled performance. These drivers are mounted as a stereo pair into tuned bass reflex enclosures and powered by a high-fidelity two-channel A-B amplifier. Using the latest sound processing technology, Ruark have further finely tuned the sound and have created a stereo soundstage that belies the MRx compact dimensions.
Easy To Control
The stylish controller located on the front of MRx allows volume and source to be easily changed, but for full remote control, Ruark have a dedicated app for iOS and Android devices called ‘Link’. This allows full control of all MRx functions and also displays information on the source material being played. Link also allows users to create and manage groups when two or more MRx units are being used together as part of a multi-room system. R2 Mk3 and R7 Mk3 are also compatible with MRx and can also be controlled with the Ruark Link app
With an internet radio tuner built in, MRx gives you virtually unlimited access to radio stations at home and abroad. If you’re living away from home, you can stay connected with your favourite stations through the wonders of internet radio and if you love country or jazz then you can search worldwide by musical genre to find stations that specialise in the type of music you love. MRx also allows you to access radio podcasts and catch-up services, notably programmes from the BBC, so if you ever miss a show you can catch up at your leisure.
High Quality Bluetooth
For a quick and easy connection without the need for wi-fi, MRx has a high-performance aptX Bluetooth receiver so you can directly stream from compatible devices to MRx with CD quality sound. An increasing number of Smartphone’s and other devices have aptX technology built-in, but with or without, sound quality over Bluetooth with MRx is remarkable.
Alongside its wireless connectivity, MRx also has great direct connectivity, with a combined line-in and digital optical input allowing auxiliary devices such as a turntable, Amazon Dot, Google Chromecast or Apple AirPort Express to be easily connected. 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 in a variety of popular audio codecs. Furthermore, all these inputs are multi-room enabled, so if desired can be streamed wirelessly to other MRx or R2 Mk3 and R7 Mk3 models.
MRx has been designed for wireless connectivity, but also we’ve included an ethernet socket so MRx can be wired to a network if required. A wired ethernet connection ensures reliability in playback and can also prove useful if you want to use MRx where the wi-fi signal from your home router is variable or weak. In this case, ethernet powerline adaptors can be used and provide an easy to use solution to resolve network problems.
MRx can be used in both landscape and portrait orientation and we’ve included threaded inserts on the rear panel so MRx can also be wall mounted if required. In addition, on the rear panel is a four-way selector switch allowing MRx to be set up and used singly as a stereo or mono unit or with two MRx a stereo pair can be created. However, you use MRx its beautiful design makes it a focal point which will enhance your surroundings and life.
Wireless Music Access
MRx allows you to wirelessly access music stored on computers and NAS drives connected to your home network. This makes MRx ideal if you like to download music or record and store your CDs on one central device. It supports a variety of popular audio codecs including WAV, WMA, AAC, FLAC and MP3. Please note that audio streaming over a network requires a NAS drive or PC/Mac running DLNA certified software with sharing enabled.
Beautiful To Hear & Behold
MRx is crafted from select materials which Ruark found, through years spent designing High-Fidelity loudspeakers, provide the best sound. Additionally, they understand aesthetics and how the combination of hand finished cabinets, controller, alloy stand and British-sourced fabric front creates something special. Its beauty lies in its simplicity; not just in its ease-of-use, but in its sophisticated, timeless design.
- Type: Twin reflex tuned
- Enclosures: damped
- Driver: 75mm full-range
- Magnet System: Neodymium
- Amplifier: Linear Class A-B
- Nominal Output: 20 watts
- Bass and treble adjustment
- Enhanced 3D stereo sound
- Loudness function: Yes
- Internet: 30k stations
- Wireless: DLNA from NAS/ PCs
- Multi-room capability: Yes
- Also compatible: R2 and R7
- Type: V4.0 aptX
- Codecs: SBC, AAC, A2DP
- Spotify: 20+ million tracks
- Deezer/Tidal/Amazon Music
- Analogue In: 3.5mm and optical
- USB: playback/charge (5V 1.0A)
- Codecs: WAV/WMA/AAC/FLAC/MP3
- Ethernet: Direct Network
- Intuitive control system
- Pin-point LEDs: status + source
- Ruark Link App: iOS/Android
- Landscape or portrait mode
- Stereo/mono/left/right switch
- Anodised aluminium stand
- 2× UNC ¼" inserts @59mm centres
- 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz (14VDC/2.0A)
- Dimensions (HWD): 180 x 300 x 180mm
- Weight: 3.4 Kg