Ruark Audio R1 DAB+ FM Bluetooth Radio


Ruark R1 DAB+, FM and Bluetooth Table Radio

  • Outstanding Sound
  • Easy to use with an elegant design
  • DAB, DAB+ and FM Tuner with RDS
  • Station presets for both DAB & FM (20 in total)
  • Optional Rechargeable Battery Pack BackPack II
  • Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity Built-in

Ruark R1 - Beautifully Simple

Beautifully simple, R1 is ideal for the kitchen, perfect in the office and simply delightful to wake up to in the bedroom and with a quality Bluetooth receiver built in you can wirelessly stream music to R1 from your phone or computer. Most importantly, if you love listening to the radio then we are confident that you’ll find R1 a revelation.

Clearly Brilliant

Programme, time and alarm information are shown with vivid clarity on the latest technology OLED display. Clean and stylish, our displays retain their readability at any viewing angle and the brightness can be adjusted to suit your needs, both when active and also in standby.

Beautifully Intuitive

One of our first projects when establishing Ruark Audio was to design an easy to use control system. The result is our trademark RotoDial controller. With the introduction of R1 Mk3 we made our RotoDial controller even better and now whether you own R1, R2, R4 or even R7 you will intuitively know how to use each due to the similarity of their operation.

Great Connectivity

Voice control and streaming devices from the likes of Amazon and Google are fascinating technologies, but deciding which may be right for you and which will stand the test of time can be daunting. This is a key reason why all our products feature Bluetooth and auxiliary inputs, so devices such as these can easily be connected and enjoyed with our products class leading sound. Also as these technologies change (which it is bound to) then it is easy for you to upgrade as required.

Backpack II - Optional Battery

Combine R1 with our optional BackPack II and you will be able to enjoy R1 away from mains power. Placing batteries inside R1 would steal valuable speaker capacity, but BackPack II allows R1 to retain its rich mains powered performance with the benefit of complete portability. A total evolution of the original, BackPack II attaches seamlessly to R1 and once fitted can be left permanently in place as it charges automatically whenever mains power is re-applied. A full charge will provide up to twelve hours of mains free listening depending on volume. BackPack II is also compatible with our MR1 Bluetooth Speaker System.

With new features alongside an improved design, excellent audio performance and faultless usability, the R1 series has never been better.

What Hi-Fi?

Best Radio Performance

Radio performance on DAB and FM is first class and with DAB+ technology also built in, R1 can be used in countries such as Australia, Denmark, France, Germany and Norway where this updated system is now being used. DAB+ also ensures that R1 is ready for the implementation of this radio technology in the UK, which is being used for new station releases.

Wireless Bluetooth Connectivity

With a quality Bluetooth receiver built in, you can wirelessly stream your music, internet radio and other services such as Spotify from your smartphone or computer direct to R1. R1 also remembers up to seven previous Bluetooth connections and allows users to conveniently switch between them. Most importantly sound quality over Bluetooth with R1 you will find sublime.

Bedside Companion

R1 makes a glorious bedside clock radio and with two comprehensive programmable alarms you can set R1 to wake you from your slumbers with beautiful natural sound exactly when you want. R1 also has adjustable sleep and snooze timers so you can doze off and snooze with its soothing sound.

High Fidelity Radio

R1 is regarded as one of the best sounding radios available, but that’s because we understand the importance of enclosure and drive unit design to create great sound. In every way R1 has been developed like a mini high fidelity speaker, crafted from materials that provide the best acoustic properties and our custom full range loudspeaker unit designed for life-like dynamics and a smooth natural frequency response.

Hand-crafted Perfection

R1 is crafted from quality materials which we know from our years spent designing High-Fidelity loudspeakers, provide the best sound, but aesthetically the combination of natural hand finished wood and precise cool man-made materials have the added benefit of making our products feel as good to touch as they are to see and hear.

Connect And Charge

On the rear of R1 we’ve provided a headphone output and a switchable input so other audio devices can be connected and enjoyed with R1’s sonorous sound. R1 also features a USB charge port designed to charge Smartphones and other similar devices. This is particularly useful when using R1 as a bedside radio, so your phone is charged and ready for when you wake.

The Ruark Audio R1 Mk3 is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a chic, streaming DAB radio. Sure, it has a premium price, but that’s justified by the all-round quality.

Simon Osborne-Walker
Trusted Reviews

Features & Specifications


  • Class leading sound quality
  • Hand crafted bass reflex tuned and damped enclosure
  • Ruark Audio 75mm high-fidelity drive unit
  • Linear Class A-B Amplifier, 9 watts nominal output
  • Audio grade components throughout
  • Loudness function provides enhanced sound at low volume levels


  • DAB, DAB+ and FM Tuner with RDS
  • 10 station presets for both DAB & FM (20 in total)


  • Built-in quality Bluetooth audio receiver
  • Stores and displays up to seven Bluetooth devices


  • High contrast OLED display with large format clock
  • Adjustable brightness to suit requirements


  • Intuitive click to select RotoDial control system


  • 3.5mm Stereo headphone output
  • Switchable 3.5mm line input to connect other audio devices
  • USB charge port (5V 1.0A) for charging smartphones etc.
  • Removable Telescopic aerial with F-type connector


  • Landscape or portrait orientation
  • Stereo/mono/left/right selector switch
  • Anodised aluminium stand
  • 2 × UNC ¼in inserts at 59mm centres on back panel for wall mounting


  • Easy-to-use programable dual alarm with once, daily, weekday and weekend settings
  • Adjustable alarm volume
  • Adjustable snooze and sleep timers

Standard Finishes

  • Rich Walnut veneer
  • Soft White lacquer
  • Soft Black lacquer

Power Adapter

  • 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz input, 14VDC 1.5A output

Dimensions & Weight

  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 170 × 130 × 135 mm
  • Weight: 1.8kg