It’s been ten years since Ruark Audio introduced the stylish R7 all-in-one wireless audio system, a “modern take on the iconic radio.” In 2016, the company updated the model with the release of the R7 mk2 . And now, Ruark has introduced the third generation of this large monoblock 2.1 wireless audio system, designated R 810 .
Ruark Audio R 810 is the flagship model of the wireless acoustics series, which also includes the previously released Ruark R410 . The larger R810 features the same fresh-for-Ruark design and sits on the included chrome legs. That is, unlike the R410, this is a floor-standing audio system. Like the R410, the new product is distinguished by hand-made wooden elements of the case and decorative grille, as well as a 4-inch color TFT screen on the front panel and an updated proprietary RotoDial controller on the top wall of the case. The set includes a stylish rechargeable remote control in the form of a RotoDial.
The Ruark R810 wireless audio system supports AirPlay 2, Chromecast, Spotify Connect, Tidal Connect, Bluetooth aptX and UPnP. The system’s switching arsenal includes an HDMI eARC port [ https://www.techweekmag.com/magazine/audio/hdmi-arc-i-earc-zachem-ikh/ ], an optical digital input, a USB-C port and even an MM input -phono stage. There is also a tuner, both analog FM and digital DAB/DAB+, as well as Internet radio. The system’s DAC is capable of decoding PCM streams with resolutions up to 32-bit/384 kHz.
The Ruark R810 wireless audio system is equipped with amplifiers with a total power of 180 Watts, and they operate in class A/B (the R410 model uses amplifiers operating in class D). The high-frequency range here is entrusted to a pair of tweeters with silk domes with a diameter of 30 mm. The mid/low frequency range is served by two speakers with paper diffusers with a diameter of 10 cm. The low-frequency foundation is provided by a subwoofer with a paper diffuser with a diameter of 20 cm.
The new Ruark R 810 wireless audio system is available in two finishes: gray lacquer or walnut veneer. The model’s recommended retail price in the UK is £3,000 . In other countries – 4,499 US dollars .