Ruark R2 MkIV Smart Music System



R2 Smart Music System, One Of Life's Essentials

Can you imagine a life without music? Neither can we. With its slim profile, SmartRadio tuner, inclusive streaming options and natural, powerful sound, the new R2 has been designed to fit easily into your life and surroundings and makes it easy to enjoy the music you love the most. Like that first tea or coffee in the morning, R2 is an essential element to creating a great day, all day and every day.


  • Class leading audio with enhanced stereo sound
  • Adaptive EQ provides ideal sound at all volumes
  • Acoustically tuned contoured polymer cabinet
  • Hand-crafted slatted wood grille
  • High Fidelity Class A-B amplifier system
  • Ruark NS+ neodymium full range drivers
  • Wi-Fi streaming includes Spotify Connect*, Deezer and Amazon Music
  • New generation Bluetooth 5 receiver
  • Adjustable bass and treble settings
  • Intuitive Ruark RotoDial controller
  • Full control and search with free UNDOK control app
  • Optional remote control with 4 direct access pre-sets
  • SmartRadio tuner includes DAB/DAB+ and FM for domestic broadcasts and Internet tuner for high quality streams and stations world-wide
  • Dedicated podcast source provides access to shows to suit all tastes
  • USB-C port for MP3 playback and phone charging
  • Dual alarms with Daily, custom, weekend and weekday options
  • Sleep timer
  • Switchable analogue input for aux devices
  • Headphone output memorises last used volume
  • Auto dimming full colour liquid crystal display
  • Automatic standby after 20 minutes of inactivity

A Slim, Elegant Profile

The new R2 brings one of our longest-established models right up to date, while retaining key features that made our original R2 a popular music system since its launch in 2007. The most obvious change from its predecessors is its slimmer footprint. Such elegant new proportions allow R2 to be placed almost anywhere in the home and make it perfect for a windowsill or bookcase.

The appearance of R2 is simple yet stunning. The enclosure, with precise lines and soft contours, combines with the hand crafted slatted wood grille to create a timeless retro-modern feel. Along with its bonded glass display and our trademark RotoDial controller, R2 is undoubtedly a Ruark design and the quality remains clear.

The Complete System

A complete music system, R2 is equipped with DAB/DAB+, FM and internet tuners with pre-sets, and directly supports major streaming services including Spotify*, Amazon Music and Deezer, and with a quality Bluetooth receiver every other streaming service available. The Bluetooth function also seamlessly integrates with the volume function on phones and tablets, so volume can be easily raised or reduced as desired. R2 also features a USB-C charge and playback port, switchable auxiliary line input and headphone output. Remote control is available through the free UNDOK app, or a compact IR handset is available as an optional extra.

*R2 will also support Spotify Hi-Fi when made available.

Full of Useful Features

Our new colour graphic display clearly shows time, alarm and programme information and with internet based sources you can choose between text display or station and album artwork by pressing the volume control. The display intensity can also be set as you want it and auto-adjusts to suit ambient light levels. With two comprehensive alarms and a sleep timer, R2 also makes a great bedside  companion

Like all Ruark products, the R2 incorporates carefully selected technologies to deliver wonderfully clear and effortless sound. The linear amplifier linked with our NS+ drivers and adaptive equalisation provides the perfect sound balance for enjoying music and spoken-word at all volume levels, making R2 an essential way to relax and unwind in today’s often manic world.


Frequency response 55Hz – 20kHz
Drivers 2 x 75mm Ruark NS+
Amplifier 18W
Enhancements Bass, treble, loudness, 3D audio
Cabinet type Tuned bass reflex enclosure
Radio DAB/DAB+, FM with RDS (87.5-
108MHz) and Internet Radio
Radio presets 8 presets per mode
Bluetooth V5.0 SBC, AAC, BLE, A2DP
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, WPS2 setup, WEP,
Music services Spotify Connect, Deezer, Amazon Music
Line-in 3.5mm stereo jack (1.4Vrms max)
Headphone 3.5mm jack, 25mW into 16-32 Ohm
USB 2.0 Fat32 fl ash drive compatible MP3
playback up to 48kHz 320kbps
External telescopic aerial 75Ω F-type connector
Display High-contrast colour TFT with auto
App control UNDOK (iOS & Android)
Dual alarms Daily, once, weekends, weekdays
Auto-standby Automatic power saving mode
Adjustable input level
USB charge port 5V 1A (5W)
Real time clock with internal battery backup
Security slot Kensington compatible
Software updates Over-the-air and USB
User interface languages EN, DE, FR, ES
General Specifications
Finishes Espresso, Light Cream
Box contains R2, AC power adapter, quick start
Power adapter 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz input, 14 VDC
2.0 A output,
1.8 m cable, 2.1 x 5.5 mm DC plug
Power consumption 1.6 W standby, 5-10 W typical
Product dimensions H175 x W340 x D135 mm
(H185 x W340 x D150 mm
inc. controls and antenna)
Product weight 2.9kg
Inner carton dimension H270 x W400 x D185 mm
Packaged weight 3.9kg
Shipping carton dimensions H295 x W575 x D415 mm
Shipping carton weight 1.4 kg
Gross carton weight 13.1 kg (box of 3)
Espresso product code/EAN R2DX-ESP / 5060637250143
Light cream product code/EAN R2DX-LCR / 5060637250150