Awarded the best desktop DAB in the £200+ category in the What HiFi Awards, as well as reaching high marked reviews across the board, the Ruark Audio R2i is a fantastic sound system. The Ruark Audio R2i boasts a gorgeous design and is an easy to use hifi system with superb sonics. With DAB, DAB+ and FM tuners, as well as a universal iPod dock and auxilary inputs for connecting other equipmentment, you're never short of anything to listen to.
Building on the strengths of our award winning R2 our new R2i Tabletop Stereo embodies our principles of performance and design in a beautifully crafted package that sounds and looks sublime.
With a new
DAB/DAB+/FM tuner, universal
iPod dock and auxiliary inputs, R2i is now a complete music solution and perfect for customers seeking high quality audio reproduction in small to medium sized settings.
integrated iPod dock and RotoDial Controller
The enclosure of R2i is machined and hand-crafted from materials chosen for their exceptional acoustic properties and finished in Rich Walnut veneer or Dream White and Midnight Black high gloss lacquers. These finishes combine perfectly with the cool steel panels and mesh grilles to create a tactile feel to match R2iís elegant design. Our distinctive
RotoDial controller sits atop of the unit making operation simple and intuitive
high contrast display with large format clock
The look of R2i exudes style, but sonically itís equally impressive. Our custom made high-fidelity drive units and electronics with
3D sound processing provide a scale and quality of sound that belies the R2iís compact dimensions. With our new tuner, DAB and FM performance is exceptional, but R2i is also ready to receive
DAB+ transmissions making R2i a future-proof investment.
Gold-plated phono sockets on rear
R2i also has other quality features that have been carefully considered. Our new high contrast display with
large format clock makes time reading clearly legible even from afar. On the front panel a headphone socket along with a line input allows headphones and other audio devices to be easily connected. Usefully the volume of the headphones output is Ďrememberedí independently from the main volume, so whenever headphones are inserted the volume reverts to the users last selected level. On the rear panel weíve provided two pairs of high quality
gold-plated phono sockets. The first provides output for recording or hook-up to secondary systems and the second provides an additional input for the permanent connection of a CD/MP3 player or TV/DVD. Completing R2i is a
compact remote control that enables all key R2i and iPod functions to be set and operated from the comfort of a chair or bed.
The Ruark Audio R2i also has sleep and alarm timers, making it the perfect bedside system and it also features headphone and audio out inputs for personal listening or additional hifi connection. It also features two line inputs: perfect for connecting external sources and taking advantage of the high-quality amplifier and speakers inbuilt into the Ruark Audio R2i. With a gorgeous design, high quality electronics and a rich, full stereo sound, the style and performance of the Ruark Audio R2i will bring you pleasure for many years to come.
Love radio? Love music? Love design? Youíll love R2i!
- Superb stereo sound quality
- DAB, DAB+ and FM Tuner with
- Universal iPod Dock supports and charges all iPod models produced from January 2004 onward. iPod Shuffle and earlier models are supported by front and rear auxiliary inputs. R2i also supports and charges all iPhone models, but we recommend they should be used in 'flight mode' to stop TDMA mobile phone noise.
- Two switchable auxiliary inputs for MP3 and other audio devices
- Compact remote handset provides remote operation of R2i and iPod functions and menus
- Enhanced 3D sound processing
- 20 watts nominal power output
- 2 x 3.5" custom high-fidelity drive units
- Exclusive RotoDial control with soft illumination
- High contrast display with large format Ďeasy to readí clock
- Selectable tone settings
- Stereo headphone output
- Easy-to-use clock and alarm functions
- Available finishes: Rich Walnut veneer, Dream White and Midnight Black high gloss lacquers
- Dimensions H120 x W340 x D185mm
- Weight: 3.6 Kg
||"Couple its hi-fi capability with the fine tuner - lucid, articulate, low on sibilance - and you've got a winning system at an attractive price".
||"Very smartly built and well thought-out, the true glory here in the sound", "full-bodied, neutral and detailed".
Best Desktop DAB Radio over £200
||"It's a rich listen, creating a broad, convincing soundstage".