THIS PRODUCT IS A WHAT HIFI 2017 AWARD WINNER!
Best Desktop Speaker
New and improved
The Mk2 version of the Ruark MR1 builds upon the popular model, retaining the compact dimensions, but with a new look and an attractive new finish option. Now available in the new Soft Grey finish, as well as the classic Rich Walnut, the MR1 Mk2 looks and sounds great wherever and whenever you want to listen. The fabric grille is now fixed, rather than removable, and sourced for its acoustic performance as well as its good looks.
The MR1's controller has been improved as well. Three pin-point LEDs now indicate the system's status and input, and the new controller is slicker and more intuitive to use.
The MR1 Mk2 offers great flexibility in connection, both wired and wireless. Bluetooth with apt-X lets you stream audio wirelessly with CD like sound. An optical input allows connection of devices such as Chromecast Audio, or can boost the audio performance of flat panel TVs, making viewing a much more enjoyable experience. For analogue devices there's an AUX input. Boost the bass with the subwoofer out.
Take the MR1 Mk2 anywhere, with the optional BackPack II power pack. Disconnect the stereo speaker, and the control unit converts to mono operation, making it even easier to carry around.
The drive units of the MR1 Mk2 use powerful neodymium motor systems, with enhancements to the loudspeaker crossover and topology of the linear Class A-B amplifiers. They're a speaker system that's more powerful than its side would suggest, with the dynamics and precision of larger and more expensive systems.
Compact remote with volume, source and function controls
|Finish ||Rich walnut or soft grey|
1 x Digital Optical Input
1 x Auxiliary input
|Networking||Built in Bluetooth|
AptX Bluetooth for CD Quality audio
|Outputs ||Active Subwoofer output|
|Sound system||Class A-B Amplifier|
20 Watts Nominal Output
20mm Treated Textile Dome Tweeter
75mm Long Throw Woofer
|W x H x D (mm) ||130 x 170 x 135 (each)|
|Weight (kg) ||3.5 (pair)|
||What HiFi Awards 2017 Best Desktop Speaker
What HiFi Awards 2017
||What HiFi Awards 2017
"Gorgeous design and superb performance make these Ruark MR1s a new favourite."
Best Desktop Speaker