MR1by Ruark Audio

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TECHWALLA
VERDICT
A definite buy! This is among the best in its class.
88%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The MR1 speakers produce warm, detailed sound.
  • When positioned near a wall where they bounce sound waves, they produce a generous amount of bass.
  • They have an attractive design.

CONS

  • They're expensive.
  • Given that the speakers are so classy, the remote is underwhelming.
  • They lack an optical input.
Ruark Audio’s MR1 Bluetooth speaker system takes advantage of the aptX Bluetooth audio codec to stream high-quality sound wirelessly. The 2.0 speaker system, which has been praised for sound quality, features two long-throw 75 mm woofers and two 20 mm treated dome tweeters with neodymium magnets. A 20-watt linear Class AB amplifier drives the speakers. The housing is made of wood, and the right speaker has a large volume knob at the top. The speakers come in three finishes: white or black lacquer and walnut veneer. A credit card-size infrared remote is included.
NameMR1Egg Wireless Digital Music SystemA2+ Powered Desktop SpeakersT50 WirelessAura Wireless Speaker System
ManufacturerRuark AudioKEFAudioengineCreative LabsHarman Kardon
Techwalla Score
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List Price$500$400$250$200$400
100%

They’re simply fantastic to listen to. The amount of detail delivered by the Ruark MR1s is staggering.

They’re simply fantastic to listen to. The amount of detail delivered by the Ruark MR1s is staggering.

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Beyond aptX Bluetooth, which worked flawlessly with smartphones, tablets and laptops throughout our testing, the MR1 also has a 3.5mm audio …

Beyond aptX Bluetooth, which worked flawlessly with smartphones, tablets and laptops throughout our testing, the MR1 also has a 3.5mm audio input for connecting wired devices.

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90%

The MR-1 is a sweet speaker system whether you’re using it for near-field monitoring or looking to fill a moderately sized room with sound.

The MR-1 is a sweet speaker system whether you’re using it for near-field monitoring or looking to fill a moderately sized room with sound.

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80%

Compared to any other Bluetooth speaker we’ve heard, the sound of the Ruark MR1 came as something of a revelation.

Compared to any other Bluetooth speaker we’ve heard, the sound of the Ruark MR1 came as something of a revelation.

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80%

Build quality is excellent – not only are the cabinets rigid and weighty, but they’re also adorned with high-quality fittings such as the me…

Build quality is excellent – not only are the cabinets rigid and weighty, but they’re also adorned with high-quality fittings such as the metal rear panel and sturdy rubber feet underneath.

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80%

The Ruark MR1 are a great little pair of speakers that deliver big sound. They're even portable: you can get an optional battery pack (not t…

The Ruark MR1 are a great little pair of speakers that deliver big sound. They're even portable: you can get an optional battery pack (not tested) which gives you the ability to ditch the power cable.

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They played loud and clean and most importantly sounded great doing so.

They played loud and clean and most importantly sounded great doing so.

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The sound that the MR1 produces is nothing short of astonishing. This is audiophile territory and it’s easy to hear how far the latest itera…

The sound that the MR1 produces is nothing short of astonishing. This is audiophile territory and it’s easy to hear how far the latest iteration of Bluetooth streaming technology has come.

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