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Ruark Audio MR1 Mk2 Bluetooth speakers

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Ruark Audio MR1 Mk2 – Design Conscious Sound

Since its introduction in February 2013, our MR1 Bluetooth stereo speaker system has been widely commended as the finest available.

MR1 Mk2 retains all the attributes of the original, but from customer feedback and our own ongoing desire for improvement we’ve now made them better than ever! In concept MR1 Mk2 retains the same compact dimensions, but its looks have been significantly enhanced making them even more appealing to design conscious customers. Whether in our classic Rich Walnut or chic new Soft Grey finish, MR1 Mk2 has been designed to look and sound great in multiple applications and locations.

The removable ‘Hi-Fi’ style grille of the original MR1 has been replaced by a fixed integrated grille clad in an attractive British sourced fabric. Many other materials were evaluated, but this distinct fabric met our requirement for both its contemporary look and acoustic performance. Further improvements have also been made to MR1’s controller. Now with three pin-point LEDs to indicate system status and input, the new controller is altogether slicker and more intuitive to use.

In terms of use and connectivity, MR1 Mk2 offers greater flexibility. Bluetooth with apt-X allows audio to be streamed and played wirelessly through MR1 with CD like sound. An optical input allows add-on devices such as Chromecast Audio to be easily connected, but significantly MR1 Mk2 makes a brilliant sound system for flat panel TVs, making viewing a much more enjoyable experience. Additionally the AUX input allows any device with a headphone or analogue output to be simply connected, but in particular they are a perfect partner for the recent resurgence of turntables, making a super stylish compact analogue playback system.

For customers seeking portability MR1 Mk2 has been designed to work seamlessly with our recently launched BackPack II power pack, meaning that they can be freed from the mains power socket and onto the decking and the great outdoors. Additionally if the stereo speaker is disconnected then the control unit automatically converts to mono operation. This ability to be able to function as a mono unit makes MR1 extra portable and ideal as a music system to take on holiday or down to the beach.

With regards to sound, MR1 Mk2 builds further on the already high standard set by the original. The drive units with powerful neodymium motor systems remain the same, but enhancements have been made through refinement to the loudspeaker crossover and topology of our linear Class A-B amplifiers. The end result is a speaker system that further belies its modest size, with dynamics and precision which one would usually associate with larger and more expensive systems. To conclude MR1 Mk2 are high fidelity speakers designed to fill peoples life and home with quality sound without dominating it.

The new MR1 will be available from February 2017 through our select dealer network in quality independent retailers. For full information please visit

Key features

• Hand crafted enclosures

• Ruark 75mm neodymium woofers

• Ruark 20mm neodymium tweeters  

• Bluetooth with aptX for CD quality streaming

• Digital optical input

• Linear Class A-B Amplifier, 20 watts nominal output

• Audio grade components throughout

• Compact remote control included

• Quality speaker interconnect included

• Subwoofer output

• Line-in input (3.5mm stereo jack)

• Auto Standby function

• Multi coloured pin-point LEDs show system status and input

• Loudness function for improved sound at low levels

• Available finishes: Rich Walnut veneer or Soft Grey lacquer

• Dimensions: H170 x W130 x D135mm each

• Weight: 3.5 Kg pair


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