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Ruark Audio launches new R5 Signature Limited Edition

There’s a new R5 speaker from Ruark Audio which represents the latest in luxury home design.

The R5 Signature Edition is new for Spring 2021 – with a limited production run to match its exclusivity, the company said.

The one-box music system can take centre stage in any location of the home thanks to a smart, upscale design, comprising a Piano Lacquer finish with Rose Gold metal detailing.

Creating a true piano finish requires a vast amount of patience, skill and attention to detail, as each layer is carefully built and hand sanded between coats before being hand buffed and polished to a glass-like finish.

But, as ever with a Ruark design, the R5 Signature sounds as good as it looks. 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 Ruark’s 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 Ruark’s STEREO+ feature.

Internally, the R5 Signature uses the same high fidelity Class A-B amplifier system and Ruark’s 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.

The versatile one-box-wonder offers a breadth of listening options, whether it’s CD, smart radio (internet, DAB/DAB+,FM), Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth with aptX HD for wireless streaming.

R5 Signature is available from June through a select dealer network.

Have you seen the latest issue of ERT magazine? Alan O’Rourke, Managing Director of Ruark Audio, teased us that there would be a new generation of the R5; it was in our special Audio Design feature. Have a read here.

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