Ruark R1 Mk 4: a redesigned DAB+ radio that can charge your phone – What Hi-Fi?

The new R1 Mk 4 enhances upon its third-generation predecessor with a Danish-inspired wooden grille and, more notably, a USB-C port that can both play from and charge suitable devices.Keen-eyed Ruark fans will also see that the company has actually done away with the R1’s signature wood veneer cabinet, replacing it with a sleeker chassis(in ‘cream’ or ‘espresso ‘)that has been acoustically dealt with to reduce vibrations.< source type= "image/webp"alt="Ruark unwraps redesigned R1 DAB+radio in time for

Ruark unwraps redesigned R1 DAB+ radio in time for Christmas

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Ruark Audio has offered its R1 DAB+ radio a stylish makeover. The new R1 Mk 4 surpasses its third-generation predecessor with a Danish-inspired wooden grille and, more notably, a USB-C port that can both play from and charge compatible devices.Keen-eyed Ruark fans will likewise notice that the company has actually gotten rid of the R1’s signature wood veneer cabinet, changing it with a sleeker chassis(in ‘cream’ or ‘espresso ‘)that has actually been acoustically dealt with to lower vibrations. Behind the handmade wooden grille sits an amplifier and Ruark’s own NaturalSound+driver.< source type= "image/webp"alt="Ruark unwraps upgraded R1 DAB+radio in time for

Ruark unwraps redesigned R1 DAB+ radio in time for Christmas

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