Ruark MR1 MK2 Bluetooth speaker
The Ruark MR1 MK2 is a versatile Bluetooth speaker set with excellent sound quality.
You can use the Ruark MR1 MK2 as computer speakers, as speakers for a record player or as a speaker for your television. Certainly the use as a speaker set for your television is a huge improvement compared to the standard sound.
If you use Qobuz, Tidal or Deezer, you can stream music in CD quality from your phone or tablet to the Ruark MR1 MK2 thanks to the built-in aptX Bluetooth receiver. Compared to the “standard” Bluetooth, a clearly audible improvement. You do need a phone or tablet that supports this option.
The Ruark MR1 MK2 contains speaker units developed by the Ruark design team, not “off-the-shelf” stuff that is then slightly modified. The extremely powerful neodymium magnets of the speaker units are fully magnetically shielded. In some applications this is a necessity.
Ruark has, as in the other models, opted for their self-developed linear class AB amplifier. Because despite the quality of class D amplifiers, Ruark believes in the warm and detailed sound of a “normal” amplifier.
Operating your Ruark MR1 MK2 is logical and intuitive. Small LEDs indicate which input of the MR1 is being used and with the included remote control you can operate the MR1 from your chair or couch.
The option that allows the Ruark MR1 MK2 to switch from stereo to mono is useful. Suppose you use the MR1 as a speaker with your TV, but you want to have some music outside because the weather is nice. You take the main speaker and the adapter and place them outside. This single speaker would produce half the sound in other systems. Not with the Ruark MR1 MKII, it switches automatically so that the full sound is heard.
Excellent sound quality
Handmade housing with bass reflex port and internal damping
Long stroke 75 mm woofer with neodymium magnet system developed by Ruark Audio
20 mm textile dome tweeter with neodymium magnet system developed by Ruark Audio
Linear class AB amplifier, 20 watts nominal power
Quality components have been used everywhere
2 meters of braided speaker cable
Loudness function provides improved sound at low volume levels
Auto mono operation (can also be used as a single unit)
Built-in Bluetooth receiver with aptX provides CD-quality sound with compatible devices
Intuitive operating system
LEDs show system status and source
Compact infrared remote control included
Auto mono when used as a single speaker
Snooze mode for automatic standby and wake-up
Back panel inserts (0.25”-20 UNC threads) for wall mounting bracket
Digital optical TOSLINK input with adjustable attenuation
Output for an active subwoofer
Line-in audio input with adjustable attenuation
Rich walnut veneer with lead gray fabric front
Soft gray paint with lead gray fabric front
100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz input, 14 VDC 2.0A output
Automatic standby after 20 minutes
Height 170 mm, width 130 mm, depth 135 mm each
3.5 kg per pair