Ruark says that despite looking very similar to the previous generation model, virtually everything about the third generation of Ruark’s R2 is new.

Outwardly, the handcrafted casework and metal panels have been revised for a sleeker look and the LCD display has been replaced with a modern organic light-emitting diode display, which provides exceptional text clarity from any viewing angle,’ said Philip Sawyer, of Synergy Audio Visual, which distributes Ruark in Australia. ‘And on top of the new R2 you’ll find Ruark’s improved RotoDial control system, which is highly intuitive to operate, while its minimalist design further enhances the new R2’s elegant new look.’

The R2 Gen 3 has DAB+ and FM tuners, along with Internet and Bluetooth capabilities to enable you to access Internet radio stations and stream music directly to it from mobile devices. Multiple R2s connected to a single wireless network can simultaneously stream music from a central computer, creating an easy-to-manage, multi-room system. In addition, this new model features a USB playback port that can also be used as a charging port. ‘The new R2 is undoubtedly one of the most desirable compact music systems available, but what makes it really special is its high-quality sound,’ Sawyer told Australian Hi-Fi Magazine. ‘Sound quality is Ruark’s heritage and high technology and compact size mean little if the end result is a tinny, unnatural sound.’ Available now in walnut veneer or soft white and soft black lacquer paint finishes, the Ruark R2 S3 measures 120×360×195mm (HWD) and retails for $799 (RRP).

For further information, please contact Synergy Audio Visual