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Foto © Sound United LLC. | Ruark R1 Beach Hut Blue
Foto © Sound United LLC. | Ruark R1 Beach Hut Blue

Ruark R1 Beach Hut Blue – New Limited Edition of the compact radio

The Ruark R1 MK4 is already the fourth generation of this compact radio, and the new Ruark R1 Beach Hut Blue is a special model produced solely in a limited edition.

The new Ruark R1 Beach Hut Blue is another limited-edition-only version of the Ruark R1 MK4 radio. This is an exceedingly compact solution that can be used wherever music is to be enjoyed, now in yet another special paint finish.

With this special version, Ruark Audio is once again expanding its range of different design variants so that customers can choose the one that suits them best.

Ruark R1 Beach Hut Blue – Almost a collector’s item

Incidentally, there will be no more than 1,000 of the Ruark R1 MK4 in this special version worldwide, but for the German-speaking market, the distributor TAD-Audiovertrieb GmbH in Bad Kötzingen was able to secure at least 250 units. Considering this, one almost has to say that the new Ruark R1 Beach Hut Blue is a collector’s item.

Versatile use

Generally speaking, the Ruark R1 MK4 and thus also the Ruark R1 Beach Hut Blue is a small radio that comes with an FM and DAB+ tuner, so it is equipped for both important types of reception.

In addition, a Bluetooth receiver is integrated, so that smartphones can be used directly as a source.

This is another very important feature, because the entire world of streaming services is available via smartphones, be it one of the countless streaming providers such as Spotify, Deezer, TIDAL, Qobuz, Amazon Music or Apple Music, but also Internet Radio. Which service you access is determined solely by the apps you have installed.

You can also connect source devices directly via a USB port, which we should not forget to mention, as well as the fact that this port can also be used to charge smartphones. By the way, a line in is also available.

Simple operation

The Ruark R1 Beach Hut Blue, like all solutions from Ruark Audio, is characterised by its particularly simple operation, as the so-called Roto Dial Controller on the top is used in conjunction with an OLED display on the front. A matching remote control is also available as an option.

Best sound in its class

Another special feature of all solutions from Ruark Audio, including the “small” Ruark R1 Beach Hut Blue, is that they have a very appealing sound. This is already ensured by the design of the housing with a stable construction and handmade front grill made of wood, but also by a high-quality Ruark NS+ full-range driver and a linear amplifier and an adaptive EQ.

  • Foto © Sound United LLC. | Ruark R1 Beach Hut Blue
  • Foto © Sound United LLC. | Ruark R1 Beach Hut Blue
  • Foto © Sound United LLC. | Ruark R1 Beach Hut Blue
  • Foto © Sound United LLC. | Ruark R1 Beach Hut Blue

What else there is to say…

Of course, the Ruark R1 Beach Hut Blue has two alarm times, a tone control, can optionally be operated by battery, and also offers a special operating mode for use in hotels.

The new Ruark R1 Beach Hut Blue measures 175 mm in height, 130 mm in width and 135 mm in depth, making it 1.5 kg.

In the special Ruark R1 Beach Hut Blue version, it has a Light Cream finish and the front, as already described, is made of wood.

Price and availability

The new Ruark R1 Beach Hut Blue should be available in specialist shops from now on. As described in the introduction, however, this is a limited edition series, with 250 units available for the German-speaking market alone.

The recommended retail price is € 299,-.

Getting to the point

Once again, the English specialist Ruark Audio offers a special series of one of its most successful products, the Ruark R1 MK4, already the fourth generation of the compact radio. The special version Ruark R1 Beach Hut Blue is available worldwide in a quantity of 1,000 units. The distributor TAD Audiovertrieb GmbH was able to secure 250 units for the German-speaking market.

PRODUCTRUARK AUDIO R1 MK4
Price€ 299,-
BrandRUARK AUDIO
ManufacturerRuark Audio
DistributionTAD Audiovertrieb GmbH
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About Michael Holzinger

Michael Holzinger, founder and editor-in-chief of HiFi BLOG and sempre-audio.com, has been working for years as a journalist in the fields of IT, photography, telecommunications and consumer electronics.

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