Ruark Audio R4i Review

Ruark Audio R4i Integrated Music System

There was a time that if you wanted quality powerful audio from a sound system, you had to buy big. Well, not anymore. The Ruark Audio R4i gives you everything you would expect from a top-of-the-range set of separates with larges speakers, all in a sleek, compact, unimposing system.

Ruark Audio R4i Integrated Music System with CD, DAB/FM Tuner, USB Play & iPod Dock in Walnut

Whatever type of music you enjoy, the Ruark Audio R4i is sure to deliver, thanks to its top-quality workmanship from designers who are as passionate about music as you are. You can be sure that every note is as crisp and clear as you would expect from a superior music system.

The RotoDial controller will be as much a head turner as the system itself. Designed to operate the system, the dial can be removed so that it doubles as a remote control. Simply remove it from its port and this little beaut will prove as much a talking point as a functional tool.  As well as being comfortable to hold, the way the buttons are in a circular formation makes it easy to use and as aesthetically pleasing as the unit.

Thanks to a docking station on the top that supports most iPhones and iPods, you can play any of the music you have downloaded with ease. Looking for some new music? Simply download it from iTunes and you’re good to go. It also doubles as a charger, so if you are in the habit of losing your iPhone charger, you always have this to fall back on (and it’s safe to say you won’t mislay your music system). If you don’t have an iPhone, not to worry, there is a cover supplied that covers the docking station, leaving the unit looking smooth.

Raurk Audio have left no stone unturned in the design of the R4i Integrated Music System. From the crafting of the unit to every delicate aspect involved in making the speakers, everything has been done to the highest standards to ensure the best possible quality of sound.

Ruark Audio R4i tech specs:

  • Portable design
  • Class leading stereo sound
  • 80 watts nominal power output
  • Slot loading CD player plays CD-Audio, MP3 and WMA music disks
  • USB port for playback of MP3 and WMA music files
  • DAB, DAB+ and FM Tuner with RDS
  • 3D enhanced stereo sound
  • Integrated active subwoofer
  • CD & USB player
  • DAB/FM Tuner
  • iPod Dock
  • Selectable tone settings
  • Stereo headphone output
  • Clock and alarm function
  • 2 x auxiliary inputs
  • Compatible with all iPod models produced since January 2004 to September 2012 and with iPhone models up to 4GS.
  • Dimensions – H145mm x W450mm x D255mm
  • Weight 8kg