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British brand Ruark Audio brings its signature full-bodied sound systems to Malaysia


KUALA LUMPUR, 16 July 2020 – British sound brand, Ruark Audio is bringing its trademark luxury sound systems to Malaysia.  With VSTECS Astar as the official & sole distributor for the Malaysian market, discerning music lovers can now appreciate the charm of its warm, full- bodied sound systems – which sound as good as they look.

Perfect synergy between audio and design

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.

Alan O’Rourke, Founder and Managing Director of Ruark Audio, said: “Our dream is to design music systems that first catch your eye, and then your ear. We personally tested many combinations of fabric, wood and other materials to find the Ruark hallmark sound – creating a soundstage that is as beautiful as it looks in your home.”

“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. “Ruark Audio brings us iconic sound systems of the future, beasts that roar warm, full-bodied notes of alluring sensuality to match the minimalist design of a modern home.”

R7 – The Radiogram redefined

The Radiogram redefined

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 adaptable system provides 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, which does not need to be aimed at the system to control it.

R5 – The all-in-one music system for the home

The all-in-one music system for the home

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.

When it comes to playback, the R5 has virtually every option covered, ranging from Wi-Fi streaming and Bluetooth to CD playback and even a dedicated RIAA turntable input. It also comes with Ruark’s RotoDial controller for easy control.

R3 – Stylish and compact music system with expansive sound

This superbly versatile and compact one-box wonder offers comprehensive listening options for every music fan. 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.

MR1 – Award-winning bluetooth speakers

Adaptable and modern, the compact yet powerful MR1 Bluetooth speakers will fill any room with natural and full-bodied notes without dominating the space.

MRX – The sleek wireless speaker designed for easy use

The beauty of the portable and convenient MRx is found in its simplicity – not just in sophisticated design, but in ease-of-use.

Product Availability

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
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