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Ruark R410 lands in Malaysia for RM8,899; support up to 32bit/384kHz and major streaming services including Spotify Connect, Tidal Connect, Apple AirPlay 2 and Chromecast built-in

From left to right:
Mr. Kenny Low, Business Development Manager of VSTECS Astar Sdn Bhd for Ruark,
Mr. Soong Jan Hung, Chief Executive Officer of VSTECS,
Mr. Richard McKinney, Global Sales & Marketing Director of Ruark,
Mr. Tee Ang Kuan, Group General Manager of VSTECS and
Mr. Andrew Ching, Senior Manager of VSTECS Astar Sdn Bhd for Ruark.

Ruark Audio has officially launched their 100 Series of music systems in Malaysia with the new R410. The Ruark R410 sets to offers exceptional audio experiences that will strike a harmonious chord with the heart and soul.  

“As Ruark’s sole distributor in Malaysia since 2020, we are thrilled to be bringing in these incredibly fine audio products that are sure to impress music lovers and design aficionados alike,” said Mr. Soong Jan Hsung, Chief Executive Officer of VSTECS Group. “With the 100 Series, VSTECS and Ruark are excited to once again level up our customers’ music-listening experience with products that look as good as they sound.”

“After three years of development, we are truly excited as to what the 100 Series offers and believe that it will open a new and exciting chapter for Ruark. Apart from the tweeter drivers taken from our award-winning MR1 speakers, absolutely everything about our 100 Series is new! Customers can expect the 100 Series to feature products that are designed to be seen and engineered to be heard,” said Alan O’Rourke, Managing Director, Ruark. 

According to the brand, the R410 has been primarily designed for streaming and making the very best of music and radio services that are available online, even though users can still connect with legacy devices such as a turntable or CD drive. It also packs a powerful processor capable of supporting the highest quality audio files and streams, which include Spotify Connect, Tidal Connect, Apple AirPlay and Chromecast built-in. This processor for R410 also provides a slick user interface, handling commands from the RotoDial controller – a feature carried over from their R-Series, and smartphone apps, promptly displaying the interaction on the new high-resolution colour display. Meanwhile, the display’s portrait orientation emulates how users view music services on their smartphones, making navigation intuitive and convenient.

For the design department, the R410 gives a a modern take on seventies-inspired styling and designed to enhance interior spaces. The company said it is made with the finest quality materials, from the hand-crafted grille and cabinet to the precision-formed components. The 100 Series showcases Ruark’s careful balance of the synergy between cabinet, amplifier, and drive unit design. Further adding to the aesthetic of the R410, is new material selected for the grille construction and enclosure. Engineered from sustainable woods that have been spliced, coloured, and recomposed, the resulting eco-wood closely resembles slow growing hardwoods, but with the added benefit of consistent grain patterns and colour that’s less prone to change with time. 

Additionally, the 100 Series features improvements to the RotoDial control system – a unique characteristic of Ruark products since the introduction of their R1 in 2006, making it a tactile treat to use. Moreover, the R410 also comes with a matching rechargeable remote with enhanced Bluetooth connectivity, meaning that aiming is not required. Like a quality watch, it’s an item that customers love to use, as it looks and feels so good.

The R410 audio performance is set deliver the best audio immersive experience. The optimised reflex enclosures within the cabinet provide ideal conditions for long-throw NS+ bass-mid-units. These units are larger in diameter than previous models and deliver seamless, powerful, controlled bass through to a natural midrange, with the custom 20mm tweeters for the R410 – adding superb detail and ambience. 

It also uses a new-generation of digital amplifiers which provides high efficiency and output with ultralow distortion. A complete two-channel amplifier assembly is mounted directly onto the rear of each bass mid-unit, keeping important signal paths optimised and as short as possible. With the audiophile-grade components, Burr-Brown DACs, a fully active speaker system and the latest audio processing technologies on the Ruark R410, users will get closer to the sounds they love.

Pricing and Availability

In Malaysia, the R410 is priced at RM8,899 and set to be available for purchase starting end of Q4 2023 at specialised stores like Atlas Sound and Vision (The Gardens Mall), Charlie Care, Audio Concept, Grex Multimedia, Mylo Trading, Impulse Gaming (KL Flagship Store), Begins Acoustic, Style Laser, TechX Malaysia, Top Audio Marketing, Maison Audio, Direct-D, Asia Sound Equipment, Cinesound Gallery, Harmonic AV, Shomez, Lazada and Shopee. 

For more information on the availability of Ruark products in Malaysia, please visit: https://www.ruarkaudio.my/shop-now/

R410 Features at a Glance

Streaming Support(High resolution music file support up to 32bit 384kHz)
Spotify Connect
Tidal Connect
Apple AirPlay 2
Chromecast built-in
Broadcast SupportDAB/DAB+/FM & Internet radio 
ConnectivityaptX HD Bluetooth connectivity
HDMI with eARC TOSLINK digital input (24-bit 192kHz)
UPnP media server compatible 
RIAA phono input 
DimensionsH133 x W560 x D290mm 
NavigationHigh-resolution 4in colour TFT 
AmplifiersFully Active 120W RMS Digital Class D amplifier 
2 x 20mm silk dome tweeters and 2 x 100mm long throw NS+ bass mid units 
Dual bass reflex enclosures 
PeripheralsRechargeable RotoDial Bluetooth remote included

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