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Ruark MR1

Ruark MR1
alaScore 93

61 reviews

Jun, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews of Ruark MR1. The average rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the reliability and sound are on the whole positive. The usability and design also get good views, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the price.

size, design, usability, sound, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Ruark MR1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Ruark MR1 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the price.


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Jun, 2020

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (

Ruark MR1 Bluetooth review


Powerful sound from compact stereo speakers, with the added benefit of aptX Bluetooth streaming

Although it produces excellent sound, whether your source is wired directly to the speakers or beamed wirelessly over Bluetooth, £300 is a lot for a pair of monitor speakers. You could buy two Best Buy-winning Sonos Play:1 speakers for around £340, but...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Thomas Bartlett (

Review: Ruark MR1 Mk2 stereo Bluetooth speakers (review)


Bluetooth speakers are a dime a dozen. And most of them are hampered by one design flaw. Although “stereo”, both speakers are usually in one little box.

Stylish, good sound quality, produce a surprisingly “large” sound, Bluetooth aptX codec support from some Android phones, optical and analogue inputs, single speaker mode

Can run out of oomph at high volumes in larger rooms

Jun, 2018

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Ruark MR1 Bluetooth Speaker System Review


Mark Hodgkinson takes Ruark's compact Bluetooth speaker system for a spin. And he doesn't want to give them back.

Great build quality ; aptX Bluetooth capability ; Onboard amplification ; Sound is gorgeous

Could use more inputs

The Ruark MR1 speaker package is incredibly compact and gorgeously finished in high-lacquer fashion. Colour choices of white, black and walnut await the buyer and they’ll be well served by each. If we have one minor gripe with the Ruarks, a lack of...

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Great, but not good


sounds great. but get very very hot. you cant even touch the back they get that hot. Using them as PC speakers, but would recommend them as tehy always turn themselves off after an hour which is annoying.

Sep, 2019

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Fantastic speakers


I tested these speakers at my local branch of Richer's and was really impressed. They're beautifully made and discrete in size but sound impressive. It's easy to forget they are Bluetooth speakers when streaming from my phone. They also sound great...

Sep, 2019

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Remarkable for their size


Excellent speakers for a twenty by fifteen kitchen. A little weedy at low volume...but to be expected given their size. But turn up the volume and they come alive, with a reasonable and smooth bass performance. I think a sub to give them a hand might...

Jun, 2019

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Brilliant sound reproduction from such tiny speakers. They look great too.

Apr, 2019

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Ruark MR1 MK2 (Soft Grey)


Bought these little gems for the kitchen, superb sound for their size, neat looking, and I bought the battery pack as well to keep cables to a minimum. I've since added a Sub woofer which is well worth the extra investment. Bought them from the Leeds...

Apr, 2019

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Punchy and detailed little boxes.


My beloved 16 year-old Altec Lansing 5.1 system died (I only used 2.1 + centre). I looked for a replacement. Paid £100 (RRP £160) for a 'renowned' 2.1 PC speaker system. I am no audiophile, but I've used highly rated budget hi-fi gear since the early...

Apr, 2019

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Small but Mighty


I bought these powered Ruark speakers to plug straight into my AT LP50 turntable. The turntable has a built in phono stage so it's a very streamlined system if you haven't much space. I demo'd this system with Simon at London Bridge who was massively...

Apr, 2019

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