Ruark R1 Radio Gets Beach Ready
Ruark's R1 radio gets a limited edition British beach hut-inspired makeover.
Ruark's R1 got a swish new design last year, and the fourth generation of the British brand's FM/ DAB+ radio has been given a beach-ready makeover.
Most of the UK has been enjoying uncustomary warm weather recently, so thoughts turn to (safely) heading to the coast. With this in mind, the Ruark R1 makes for a great seaside break buddy, especially now it is available in Beach Hut Blue.
The cool hue looks great on the acoustically inert enclosure that houses its Class A-B amplifier with adaptive equalisation and NS+ driver. All of which is topped off with the unmistakably Ruark RotoDial control.
Meanwhile, the clear OLED display shows time and programme information. Additionally, it automatically adjusts to suit light levels making it a perfect companion no matter if bedside or beachside (if you add the optional battery pack).
Boasting excellent reception of both Digital and Analogue transmissions in the UK, USA and Japan, and supporting most languages, the fourth-gen R1 is happy to make longer journies, too. Finally, thanks to battery backup, its real-time clock will always accurately show the time and date.
Other highlights include a quality Bluetooth receiver, USB-C charge and playback port, switchable auxiliary input and headphone output.
R1 Beach Hut Blue is a limited edition with only 1,000 units available and retails for £229 (estimated US$317). The availability and pricing for Asia has not been announced by the company.
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