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R1 Mk3 Deluxe Bluetooth Radio

R1 Mk3 Deluxe Bluetooth Radio is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 97.


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From feedback we know that customers love our products, but if you are not completely satisfied then please do not hesitate to contact us. Also if you contact us within 30 days from date of despatch we are happy to exchange or refund as required.

Free UK Delivery

Any item ordered before midday will usually be dispatched the same day and will be delivered within two working days. If for any reason there is a delay you will be promptly informed. Please note that at present we only deliver direct to UK addresses.

Comprehensive Guarantee

All our products are covered by our no quibble two year guarantee and if you register your purchase with us online we will provide a third year free*. We pride ourselves in the quality of our products, so should you ever need assistance we will always do our utmost to help.

Expert support

We pride ourselves on the quality of our customer support and as we know our products inside and out we are able to answer any technical and operational questions quickly and efficiently.

*Offer excludes BackPack 2

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Critics have quoted our R1 as ‘the Aston Martin of DAB radios’ a statement of which we are justly proud. Beautifully simple, R1 is ideal for the kitchen, perfect in the office and simply delightful to wake up to in the bedroom, but most importantly, if you love music and radio then you’ll find R1 a revelation.


  • DAB, DAB+ & FM Tuner with RDS
  • Built in Bluetooth audio receiver
  • High contrast OLED display
  • Smartphone USB charge port
  • Class leading sound quality
  • Switchable line input
  • Easy to use dual alarm system
  • Adjustable alarm volume
  • Three attractive finishes
  • Optional battery-pack (BackPack) for complete portability

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It’s simply the most beautiful radio in the world.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sound is Superb! I bought this radio 3 months ago now and it's been a fab investment......the sound quality is excellent and I bought the all black which sits nicely and unassumingly within the kitchen......the face features of this radio are easily seen and was another reason why I bought it as the newer styles you have to get up and have a look on top to see the time/station you are on......easy to use and if you turn off at the plug it resets the times etc itself so no hassle having to reconfigure...I read the reviews on it before I bought it and couldn't find a one that was downbeat......fab addition....thank you!
Date published: 2018-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A marvel of design and sound perfection Having undertaken a lot of research, reading so many reviews along the way I decided to take a serious look at the R1. We wanted something that sounded rich and clear, looked right in our bedroom (we ended up with a white one) and had the features we wanted from something we intended to use as bedside clock alarm radio. This is everything it is claimed to be. A fantastic sounding, fabulous designed piece that sits superbly on the bedside drawers. So good in fact that we then went and bought a R4 for the lounge, which is also worth every penny they ask, and no doubt in time we will get more Ruark products. We bought direct on Ruark own site; service first class. A complete fan now!
Date published: 2018-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great radio This radio sounds great. I'm fussy when it comes to sound quality and this radio didn't disappoint me. It sounds good with music or speech. I chose it partly because Ruark make decent speakers, and a radio is basically a speaker with some electronics. Don't be put off by the small size. It has enough bass, but it has tone controls if you want more. Out of the box, it's a full-range sound. It's not overly bright, tinny or boxy. The controls are easy to use. So easy that I didn't bother reading the instructions. I also bought the battery pack (Back Pack II) which makes it portable. It all works well and I recommend it highly.
Date published: 2019-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Top quality product. Seems a Premium Level product. Well designed, very good quality sound, looks smart, and very easy to setup and use. Dual alarm clock (weekday and weekends) facility is a nice idea. Volume control is settable,which many products don't seem to have, and the volume fades in gently on startup. Nice. We also have an R2 which we like a lot so were confident this would be equally good. One small change would be good - give the adjustable screen brightness control more then the three settings. Even the dimmest is a bit too bright for me at night on a bedside cabinet so I need to set the display to off in standby mode. Very pleased nonetheless. Would recommend.
Date published: 2019-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from King's College Chapel... in a box! Having bought a R4 Mk3 a couple of years ago and been thoroughly delighted by its performance we had no hesitation in going down the Ruark road again when we wanted a Bluetooth speaker & radio for our new extension. It has not disappointed. Initial difficulty with multiple pairings was quickly resolved once we read the instructions properly (!). The first thing we listened to (after a quick, exploratory blast of The Faces' 'Stay with Me ') was the annual Festival of Nine Carols and Lessons from King's College Chapel, Cambridge, on Christmas Eve: a real test, and one passed with flying colours. Brilliant.
Date published: 2019-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous sound- perfect kitchen radio I bought this for a birthday treat a few months back and since then have used it constantly- I am a bit of a hifi snob - Kef speakers & Marantz amp combo in living room but this little thing is truly superb in our kitchen- the sound is clear, spreads wide with great balance and warmth- you can tell the quality and I sometimes listen to this more than my main system such is the quality of sound it produces. Don’t be fooled by its size- it easily fills our 15 x 15 kitchen and Bluetooth with tidal streaming is sublime- and 5 live for speech and commentary a joy to listen to- just buy it, it’s worth every penny, you will not regret it if you enjoy good audio and fab looks.
Date published: 2019-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ideal Clock Radio I purchased this radio around 6 months ago and I am delighted with it. Sound quality, ease of use and aesthetics were all high up on my decision making list. The radio excels in all these areas. It sounds fabulous, the functionality is intuitive and the look and feel are high quality. The USB connection is really useful for charging. Due it's tower shape it occupies a lot less space than other more sprawling models. Yes, it is a lot to pay for a clock radio but, I can see where the money has gone and, reliability permitting it will more than earn it's keep over time. I'd give it 10 /10.
Date published: 2018-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great Product from Ruark I Already have a Ruark R4 which has given me several years of high quality radio (and CD) sound. I was so impressed I have since purchased Ruark flagship R7 radiogram and two R1’s and I have not been disappointed. The R1 produces an incredible high fidelity sound from such a small box and with the added feature of Bluetooth it can stream music from any compatible device. The radio operation is intuitive unlike some other DAB radios and the operating manual is not needed for day to day use. The radio is a bit pricey but you have to pay for quality!
Date published: 2018-11-08
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