Ruark Audio have announced their first limited edition R1 Mk4 colourway for Summer 2021, with the aptly named ‘Beach Hut Blue’. The design of the radio enclosure makes it an ideal acoustically inert housing for Ruark’s Class A-B amplifier with adaptive equalisation and NS+ driver, resulting in a highly listenable sound at all volume levels. The OLED display vividly shows time and programme information and adjusts automatically to suit light levels making it a perfect bedside companion.
The R1 Mk4 receives both digital and analogue transmissions and FM parameters can be set to suit both US and Japanese requirements. R1 also supports most languages and its clock, time and date are kept live when power is disconnected or when transmitted data is not available. Other highlights include a quality Bluetooth receiver, USB-C charge and playback port, switchable auxiliary input and headphone output. Finally, Ruark’s trademark RotoDial makes R1 easy to operate and for those seeking distant operation, there is a compact remote control available as an optional extra.
R1 Beach Hut Blue will be a limited edition with only 1,000 units available through a select retail network,it will retail for £229.