British sound brand, Ruark Audio is officially available in Malaysia thanks to the new official & sole distributor for the Malaysian market, VSTECS Astar. Malaysian audiophiles can expect the full range of Ruark Audio premium sound system to be available with selected retailers.
Defining the clarity in music
Ruark’s claim to fame is its careful balance of the synergy between cabinet, amplifier and drive unit design. Its five music systems feature refined Ruark Audio sound drivers with Class A-B amplifiers, laid out in a sleek enclosure that is dampened and tuned to provide ideal conditions for them. As a result, the R7, R5, R3, MR1 and MRx can all closely reproduce songs the way they were recorded, creating a natural and lifelike soundstage.
“As Ruark Audio’s sole distributor in Malaysia, we are thrilled to be bringing in these incredible sound systems, each uniquely tailored with refined aesthetics and enhancements to sound and technology that are sure to impress music lovers and design aficionados alike,” said Mr. Soong Jan Hsung, Chief Executive Officer of VSTECS Group.
Awesome sound system range for various audiophile
There are five sound system range available for the Malaysian market which is the R7, R5, R3, MR1 and MRx.
The R7 carries on the radiogram’s legacy of providing a wide variety of connectivity options, while also doubling up as a beautiful piece of modern furniture for the home. Powered by two Ruark Audio dual concentric drivers together with a downward firing subwoofer, together with a well-integrated class A-B amplifier, the versatile R7 makes the listening experience more realistic and enjoyable. This flagship system allows access to a vast range of music choices from radio stations to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi streaming. True to its radiogram spirit, it also contains a slot-loading CD player for CD enthusiasts. The R7 can be easily operated with Ruark’s trademark Rotodial remote. The R7 is priced at RM15,999.
The R5 is a scaled down of R7 but still maintain the awesome sound quality. A class A-B amplifier and two Ruark Audio full range drivers together with a downward firing subwoofer, sits comfortably in an optimally damped and tuned cabinet to produce a stereo soundstage with sonics akin to a larger system with separate speakers. It also features Wi-Fi streaming and Bluetooth to CD playback and even a dedicated RIAA turntable input. The unit comes with Ruark’s RotoDial controller for easy control. The R5 will cost you RM 6,999.
Meanwhile, the R3 will suit audiophiles who love to stream songs from your favorite music services such as Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Amazon Music and Deezer over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth aptX, access its Smart Radio functionality to tune into internet, DAB/DAB+ or FM stations, or spin a CD using the onboard player. A high-fidelity two-channel Class A-B amplifier will let you enjoy the true music experience on the R3. The R3 also enclosed in hand-crafted wood cabinets making it more standout. The R3 price is RM 3,999.
The MR1 is a fantastic Bluetooth speakers that will fill any room with natural and full-bodied notes without dominating the space. With custom Ruark tweeters and woofers and complemented by a Class A-B amplifier, the modest MR1 can produce sensational sound with the dynamics and precision of a larger system. You can have the MR1 for RM 2,099 only.
Last but not least, the MRx is a portable and convenient on-the-go speaker system. Users can set up your MRx with a quick connection to Bluetooth, broadband internet, USB or analogue input, and it will immediately start creating a soundstage that belies its tiny dimensions. The MRx is controlled via the dedicated app (UNDOK) so you can take control of your music via your smartphone.
R7, R5, MR1 and MRx are available for purchase now and R3 will be available in Malaysia market by end of August at the following retail outlets and online stores:
- Atlas Sound and Vision Sdn Bhd (Ruark Experience Center) at The Gardens Mall
- Mac Studio Sdn Bhd at BB Plaza KL and Bangsar Shopping Centre (BSC)
- Flash Gadgets (curated by Foto Flash Sdn Bhd) at Sunway Pyramid
- Lazada online store
- Shopee online store