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R5 SIGNATURE
Precision in Sound & Design
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Ruark Audio’s R5 builds on more than three decades of high-end audio and craftsmanship pedigree while embodying the company’s vision of the future. Since its launch, R5 has been widely commended as one of the finest all-in-one systems available and for Spring 2021 Ruark is introducing a special Signature Edition with a limited production run to match its exclusivity.

Refined Performance, Meticulous Finish

We constantly seek refinement, and with R5 Signature we have made subtle but incremental changes to make the product even better.

Most obvious is the piano lacquer finish with machined alloy rose gold detailing, giving the premium look desired. Creating a true piano finish is a painstaking task that involves building the finish in multiple layers with hand sanding between coats. Once the final coat is applied, the lacquer is wet sanded with a very fine grit abrasive and then hand buffed and polished to a glass-like finish.

Conventional methods of finishing do not compare with the lustre level that this process provides, and neither are they as long lasting nor hard wearing. In terms of sound, the multiple layers of lacquer also add rigidity to the enclosure resulting in extra clarity.

Greater Depth & Realism with Stereo+

The standard R5 produces an impressive stereo soundstage that extends way beyond its compact dimensions and it is a feature that customers love. This was achieved through Ruark’s proprietary algorithm and digital filtering, but with further tuning the function has been enhanced, creating a cleaner soundstage with greater depth and realism. The end result is Ruark’s STEREO+ feature. Internally R5 Signature uses the same high fidelity Class A-B amplifier system and Ruark’s own neodymium NS+ drivers, but with revised routing of key signal paths and the use of high purity oxygen-free speaker cables for extra sound clarity.

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INTUITIVE TO CONTROL

Our trademark RotoDial controller provides a slick control system which is easy to use. Like our flagship R7, R5 includes a matching remote which mirrors the main controller. Using superior radio communication, the remote does not need to be aimed during operation. Resting on a table or sitting in your hand, the remote is an ergonomic delight. For full remote control, the Ruark Link app is available for iOS and Android devices, and is ideal for managing multi-room set-up and control.

SPECIFICATION

  • Class leading audio with new STEREO+ enhanced sound
  • Comprehensive Wi-Fi streaming with Spotify and support for Tidal, Deezer and Amazon Music
  • Multi Format CD player
  • AptX HD Bluetooth receiver for 24bit high-res streaming
  • DAB/FM and Internet radio tuners
  • USB playback/charge port
  • Auxiliary digital and analogue inputs including RIAA turntable input
  • High contrast OLED display with large clock format
  • Ethernet port
  • Class A-B 2.1 amplifier system – nominal 90 watts output
  • Ruark neodymium NS+ drivers with long throw subwoofer
  • Finish: Piano black lacquer with rose gold fittings
  • Dimensions: H142 × W520 × D300mm
  • Weight: 9.5kg
R5s front view details
Amplifier heatsink DAB/FM aerial connector USB charge and playback ports Digital optical inputs Ethernet port RIAA gain stage input for turntable (RCA connectors) Stereo analogue inputs (RCA connectors) Stereo analogue output (RCA connectors)