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Ruark Audio R1 MK4 review

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Key features
  • Home
  • Bluetooth

The Ruark Audio R1 MK4 is a DAB radio with Bluetooth connectivity and the option to add a battery pack to make it more portable. Ruark Audio says it’s ideal for the kitchen, office or bedroom, but it’s a premium-build product with a price to match. Can it justify its cost by delivering excellent sound quality in an easy-to-use package? We sent this DAB radio to the Which? test lab to find out. Read our expert review for the definitive verdict.

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  • Pros and cons
  • What is it?
  • What’s it great at?
  • What’s the sound like?
  • What’s it like to use?
  • Is there anything I should watch out for?
  • Is there anything else I should know?
  • Should I buy it?
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First reviewed by Which?

January 2021

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We have tested 75 radios and found that there are 10 Don't Buys and 13 Best Buys.
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