Ruark R5 Signature Edition: All-in-one device

Ruark R5 Signature Edition comes in a classy piano lacquer finish with rose gold applications for the price of 1,500 euros.

The manufacturer Ruark specializes in compact but high-quality radios and all-in-one devices, and we had the Ruark R3 Mk1 already such a device in the test. Now there is a special treat for Ruark friends, namely a limited edition of the Ruark R5, which was presented for the first time in 2019.

Ruark R5 Signature Edition – Technology & Equipment

This device comes in a classy piano lacquer finish with rose gold applications. For this elaborate finish, lacquer has to be applied in several layers and sanded again and again in between. Last but not least, the finished paint is then polished manually. In the end, it doesn’t just look chic, the surface tension generated in this way also gives the housing more rigidity, which should result in reduced resonances and thus a more precise sound, according to the press release.

Ruark R5 Signature Edition rear panel – additional digital and analog sources can be connected here, and there is also an output for separate amplifiers.

The Ruark R5 is richly equipped: It comes with a radio receiver (FM and DAB +), CD player, streaming unit for LAN, WLAN and Bluetooth, and there are also digital inputs (USB, Toslink) and an MM phono on the back. and high level input to be found.

The built-in Class A / B amplifier was borrowed from the standard model of the R5, but the Signature Edition is included improved capacitors Equipped in the power supply as well as with high quality, oxygen-free copper conductors internally wired. On the driver side, the Ruark R5 comes up with two neodymium broadbands and a long throw subwoofer – the three drivers are supplied with a maximum of 90 watts of system power from the amplifier stage.

If you are interested, you should order in advance as soon as possible – this edition is limited to 500 pieces worldwide, of which there are no longer any only 120 on the German and Austrian market. Delivery will start in July 2021.

Price Ruark R5 Signature Edition: 1,500 euros