Refined performance, meticulous finish.
Ruark Audio constantly seek refinement, and with R5 Signature they 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 and 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 their 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 their STEREO+ feature. Internally R5 Signature uses the same high fidelity Class A-B amplifier system and their 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.
- 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 x W520 x D300mm
- Weight: 9.5kg